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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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Major events

Melbourne

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Exhibitions

Jurassic World: The Exhibition

Get closer to dinosaurs than ever before in Jurassic World: The Exhibition! Based on one of the biggest blockbusters in cinema history, the...

30 Apr 2016
1 May 2016
2 May 2016
3 May 2016

Exhibitions

Whistler's Mother

One of the world’s most iconic paintings, James McNeill Whistler’s Portrait of the artist’s mother, 1871, will travel to Australia for the first time...

30 Apr 2016
1 May 2016
2 May 2016
3 May 2016

Festivals

Melbourne Jazz Festival

The 2016 Melbourne International Jazz Festival will electrify the city this winter with an extraordinary program of international jazz greats. The...

3 Jun 2016
4 Jun 2016
5 Jun 2016
6 Jun 2016

Exhibitions

Degas: A New Vision

Edgar Degas is one of the most celebrated artists associated with French Impressionism. The art he made over more than fifty years of constant...

24 Jun 2016
25 Jun 2016
26 Jun 2016
27 Jun 2016

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.

28 Jul 2016
29 Jul 2016
30 Jul 2016
31 Jul 2016

Literature

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 - 4 Sep 2016

Horse riding

Melbourne Cup Carnival

Glamorous, refined and layered with history, Flemington is the beating heart of Australian horse racing. Hosting six incredible racedays comprising...

10 Sep 2016
11 Sep 2016
12 Sep 2016
13 Sep 2016

Theatre & performing arts

Melbourne Fringe Festival

The Melbourne Fringe Festival is Victoria's largest celebration of independent art, featuring local, national and international artists activating a...

15 Sep - 2 Oct 2016

Art & exhibitions

Melbourne Festival

Melbourne Festival is one of Australia's flagship international arts festivals and one of the major multi-arts festivals of the world, in terms of...

6 - 23 Oct 2016

Horse racing

EQUITANA Melbourne

Equitana in Australia is the most anticipated annual equine event of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere attracting over 50,000 visitors per event....

17 - 20 Nov 2016

Sports

Boxing Day Test

Get out the zinc and the novelty hat and join up to 100,000 cricket fans at the MCG for a sporting event that's become an Australian institution.

26 Dec 2016
27 Dec 2016
28 Dec 2016
29 Dec 2016

Sports

Australian Open Tennis

Light up your January with the first tennis Grand Slam of the year. Be there as the biggest names in the game try to start the season off with a bang.

16 Jan 2017
17 Jan 2017
18 Jan 2017
19 Jan 2017
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Regional Victoria

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.

30 Apr 2016
30 Apr 2016
1 May 2016

Exhibitions

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.

30 Apr 2016
1 May 2016

Exhibitions

Marilyn Monroe

Bendigo Art Gallery and Twentieth Century Fox present Marilyn Monroe. Marilyn Monroe remains one of the most celebrated and enigmatic film stars in...

Until 10 Jul 2016

Festivals

High Country Harvest

High Country Harvest is an autumn celebration of the finest food, wine and beer in Victoria's spectacular North East. You are invited to sip, sample...

13 May 2016
14 May 2016
15 May 2016
16 May 2016

Festivals

Winter Blues Festival

Forget the winter blues at Echuca Moama's annual Winter Blues Festival, a weekend not to be missed. The Echuca Moama Winter Blues Festival has become...

29 Jul 2016
30 Jul 2016
31 Jul 2016

Festivals

Mildura Country Music Festival

Mildura becomes country music heaven in spring with over 20 venues celebrating Australia's biggest showcase festival of independent country music.

23 Sep - 2 Oct 2016

Motor sport

Motorcycle Grand Prix

Make the pilgrimage to Australia's home of motorcycle racing with friends and family, meet up with old mates and celebrate on an island full of fans.

21 Oct 2016
22 Oct 2016
23 Oct 2016

Festivals

Maldon Folk Festival

Soak up the legendary festival atmosphere in the historic township of Maldon. See folk singers, guitar groups, dancers, theatre troupes and more.

28 - 31 Oct 2016

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.

14 Apr 2017 (dates to be confirmed)
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17 Apr 2017 (dates to be confirmed)
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