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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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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

Art & exhibitions

White Night Ballarat

See the heart of Ballarat light up for all-night, free celebration of culture and creativity featuring installations, exhibitions, performance and film.

4 Mar 2017

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.

29 Mar - 23 Apr 2017

Exhibitions

David Hockney: Current

The NGV presents a major solo exhibition of one of the most influential living artists, David Hockney: Current. The exhibition, curated by the NGV in...

Until 13 Mar 2017

Plays & musicals

Kinky Boots Australia

Melbourne loves Kinky Boots! Melbourne audiences are raving about Kinky Boots, the hilarious and heart-warming new musical now playing at Her...

Until 26 Mar 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

Sports

Australian International Airshow

Bring the family, meet the pilots and celebrate the power of flight with stunning aerial displays of vintage, commercial and military aircraft.

3 - 5 Mar 2017

Design

Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival

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

1 - 19 Mar 2017

Community

Castlemaine State Festival

The Castlemaine State Festival is a ten day extravaganza of art, music, film, culture and fun. The program is packed full of captivating events in...

17 - 26 Mar 2017

Motor sport

Formula 1 Grand Prix

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.

23 - 26 Mar 2017

Gardens & agriculture

Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show

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.

29 Mar - 2 Apr 2017

Sports

Spring Racing Carnival

Anticipation and excitement fill the air. We farewell winter and welcome spring with open arms. It’s a time when the city comes alive. People have a...

4 Nov 2017
7 Nov 2017
9 Nov 2017
11 Nov 2017

Festivals

Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

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.

31 Mar - 9 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.

21 - 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.

12 - 24 Apr 2017
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