Major events

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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Melbourne

Strictly Ballroom The Musical

Strictly Ballroom The Musical

20 Jan - 15 Mar 2015

Soak up all the glitz, glamour and laughs of Baz Luhrmann's Strictly Ballroom The Musical, the stage show based on the much-loved Australian film.

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THE LION KING

The Lion King

20 Feb - 10 May 2015

Follow Simba's epic journey to fulfil his destiny as King of the Pridelands in this acclaimed production with stunning effects and unforgettable music.

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2012 IGA World's Longest Lunch

Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

27 Feb - 15 Mar 2015

Raise a toast to regional producers and savour a meal and a glass of wine at delicious food festival events, including the World's Longest Lunch.

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2015 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix

Formula 1 Grand Prix

12 - 15 Mar 2015

Get the motor running and enjoy a long weekend of F1 action on and off the track including motor shows, air displays and of course, the big race.

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VAMFF

Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival

14 - 22 Mar 2015

Step out with the seriously stylish at Australia's biggest fashion event featuring fabulous entertainment, runway shows and workshops.

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Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Melbourne International Comedy Festival

25 Mar - 19 Apr 2015

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

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The Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show

Flower and garden show

25 - 29 Mar 2015

Sprout green thumbs in response to the sensory explosions of colour and design to be dug up at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show.

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ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

ICC Cricket World Cup

19 Mar 2015, 29 Mar 2015

Be part of the biggest international sporting event of 2015 when the world's cricketing nations contest the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 in Melbourne.

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The WW1 Centenary Exhibition

The WW1 Centenary Exhibition

17 Apr - 4 Oct 2015

Gain valuable insights into 'The Great War' with over 350 of the most significant historical artifacts from the Imperial War Museums in London.

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Crowds at Federation Square

Melbourne International Jazz Festival

29 May - 7 Jun 2015

Hear something new in Melbourne's jazz bars and clubs this Queens Birthday weekend. Catch exclusive international acts and local newcomers.

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David Bowie is

David Bowie is

16 Jul - 1 Nov 2015

Put on your red shoes and immerse yourself in a celebration 50 years of one of the era's most influential artists in rock, pop, fashion and performance.

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Melbourne International Film Festival Gala

Melbourne International Film Festival

30 Jul - 16 Aug 2015

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

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Melbourne Writers Festival

Melbourne Writers Festival

20 - 30 Aug 2015

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

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Dressage competition

EQUITANA Melbourne

17 - 20 Nov 2016

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

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Regional Victoria

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IRONMAN Asia-Pacific Championship Melbourne

22 Mar 2015

Gasp in awe at the endeavours of some seriously tough athletes as they embark on the challenging race through Melbourne's beautiful bayside suburbs.

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Fanning, in his quarterfinal against Jordy

Rip Curl Pro

1 - 12 Apr 2015

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.

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2013 Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix

Motorcycle Grand Prix

16 - 18 Oct 2015

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.

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