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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 22 Apr 2018

Exhibitions

Marimekko: Design Icon 1951 to 2018

Established during the golden age of post-war modernism, Marimekko is the Finnish textile and fashion company that achieved international fame in the...

Until 11 Jun 2018

Horse racing

Melbourne Cup Carnival

The Melbourne Cup Carnival is an out of this world combination of first-class racing, larger than life fashion, fun, and history that occupies an...

3 - 10 Nov 2018

Plays & musicals

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was an ordinary girl with extraordinary talent. Her music would become the...

Until 24 Jun 2018

Exhibitions

Vikings: Beyond the Legend

You have seen the television series and have heard the stories of savagery associated with the Vikings, now see them for what they really were....

Until 26 Aug 2018

Exhibitions

Wonderland

Wonderland celebrates more than a century of Lewis Carroll's timeless Alice stories on screen. This world premiere exhibition explores how dozens of...

Until 7 Oct 2018

Major events

ANZAC Day 2018

6:00am Dawn Service: All are welcome at the rising of the sun to commemorate the service and sacrifice of Australian service men and women. One...

25 Apr 2018

Festivals

High Country Harvest

The High Country Harvest is our annual salute to amazing produce, chefs, winemakers and brewers. 2018 marks its sixth big year across three weekends...

4 - 20 May 2018

Plays & musicals

Priscilla - Queen of the Desert

The iconic hit musical has more glitter than ever, featuring a dazzling array of more than 500 award-winning costumes, 200 headdresses and a non-stop...

22 Apr 2018
23 Apr 2018
24 Apr 2018
25 Apr 2018

Sports

State of Origin 2018 Game I

Feel every moment of the State of Origin, opening game of the 2018 Holden State of Origin series on Wednesday 6 June, at Melbourne's iconic MCG.

6 Jun 2018

Festivals

Melbourne International Jazz Festival

With a program catering for a range of audiences, the Melbourne International Jazz Festival is sure to fulfill your winter entertainment needs. Held...

1 - 10 Jun 2018

Sports

Fast5 Netball World Series

The Fast5 Netball World Series will ignite your senses. It's netball, but not as you know it, the five-a-side game faster, with dynamic rule changes...

27 - 28 Oct 2018

Film festivals

Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF)

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

2 - 19 Aug 2018

Art & exhibitions

White Night Bendigo

See Bendigo's city centre transformed through installations, lighting, exhibitions, street performances, film, music, dance and interactive events.

1 Sep 2018

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.

24 Aug - 2 Sep 2018
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