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From colourful racing carnivals to Grand Slam tennis, there's always something exciting happening in Victoria. With food and wine events, jazz, and comedy shows, surfing tournaments, and flower and garden displays – Victoria celebrates with major festivals and special events throughout the year.

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Comedy

Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Laugh, chortle, giggle and snort at everything from wry young hipsters and slapstick heroes to musical comedy and good ol’ timey cabaret stars.

Until 23 Apr 2017

Motor sport

V8 Supercars Phillip Island

Witness Ford, Holden, Nissan, Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG and Volvo battle it out for last minute Championship points on one of Australia's fastest racing tracks.

Until 23 Apr 2017

Sports

Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach

Surf's up at Bells Beach every Easter, when the world's top ranked surfers carve up the waves and compete for the most sought after trophy in surfing.

Until 24 Apr 2017

Theatre & performing arts

Asia TOPA

This event is held at various locations, please see website for further information. Asia TOPA: Asia-Pacific Triennial of Performing Arts is an...

Until 30 Apr 2017

Literature

Clunes Booktown Festival

Indulge in a weekend of book browsing when Clunes becomes a European-styled Booktown, complete with collectable titles, writers talks, and workshops.

6 - 7 May 2017

Festivals

Grampians Grape Escape

See celebrity chef Miguel Maestre in action and soak up the live music and family fun – all in the heart of the beautiful Grampians National Park.

6 - 7 May 2017

Festivals

High Country Harvest

High Country Harvest 2017 celebrates the finest innovative food, wine, craft beer and spirits in Victoria's spectacular North East. 53 innovative...

5 - 21 May 2017

Sports

Great Ocean Road Running Festival

The Great Ocean Road Running Festival, 20-21 May attracts thousands of participants seeking to conquer one of the most stunning and unique marathons...

20 - 21 May 2017

Sports

Chevrolet Brasil Global Tour Match 1: Brazil vs Argentina

See Neymar Jr and Messi in an all-star soccer line-up as the Brazil and Argentinian national teams go head-to-head in the ultimate football match.

9 Jun 2017

Festivals

Melbourne Jazz Festival

The 2017 Melbourne International Jazz Festival will electrify the city this winter with an extraordinary program of international jazz greats. The...

2 - 11 Jun 2017

Exhibitions

Van Gogh and the Seasons

See the seasons through the eyes of a master when Van Gogh comes to Melbourne's NGV.

28 Apr - 9 Jul 2017

Festivals

Melbourne International Film Festival

Ensure your winter's complete by cramming your minipass with every award-winning, big-budget, no-budget, international, local film and event at MIFF.

3 - 20 Aug 2017

Sports

Kangaroo Hoppet

The Kangaroo Hoppet is Australia's premier long distance cross country ski race. It is a member of the prestigious Wordloppet series of popular...

19 - 27 Aug 2017

Exhibitions

Melbourne Writers Festival

Prepare for larger-than-life characters and stories that leap off your page as talented writers descend on Melbourne to celebrate the written word.

25 Aug - 3 Sep 2017

Lifestyle

Spring Fashion Week

Melbourne Spring Fashion Week (MSFW) 2017 is the premier fashion event of the season. This week-long festival positions Melbourne as Australia’s...

1 - 8 Sep 2017 (dates to be confirmed)
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