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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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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...

5 May 2016
6 May 2016
7 May 2016
8 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...

5 May 2016
6 May 2016
7 May 2016
8 May 2016

Plays & musicals

Matilda The Musical

Matilda The Musical is the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl. With book by...

5 May 2016
6 May 2016
7 May 2016
8 May 2016

Exhibitions

200 Years of Fashion

Over 120 works from more than ninety designers are presented in this exhibition - the first major survey of Australian fashion to be undertaken in...

Until 31 Jul 2016

Festivals

Good Beer Week

Good Beer Week is Australia’s preeminent beer event, one that has inspired smaller imitators interstate and in New Zealand. It is the biggest single...

13 May 2016
14 May 2016
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16 May 2016

Plays & musicals

We Will Rock You

We Will Rock You, the worldwide smash hit musical by Queen and Ben Elton, is coming to the Regent Theatre in August 2016. This multi-million dollar...

30 Aug 2016
30 Aug 2016
31 Aug 2016
1 Sep 2016

Exhibitions

Scorsese

Scorsese, drawn from his personal collection explores his inspirations, creative process and key collaborations, offering comprehensive insight into...

26 May 2016
27 May 2016
28 May 2016
29 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

Plays & musicals

Singin' in the Rain

After a sell-out West End season, unparalleled praise from critics and audiences alike, four Olivier Award nominations, and a major United Kingdom...

7 May - 5 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

Plays & musicals

Sound of Music

Following its record-breaking run at the London Palladium, the world's best-loved musical, The Sound of Music, is coming to Melbourne. Returning to...

12 May - 26 Jun 2016

Sports

2016 International Champions Cup

Defending A-League champions, Melbourne Victory, will host powerhouse European football clubs - England's Tottenham Hotspur and Italy's Juventus...

23 Jul 2016
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Regional Victoria

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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