Festivals in Melbourne

Melbourne offers much by way of cultural festivals that bring people together and create a buzz in the city. Almost every aspect is covered – films, food, arts, fashion, music, comedy and even spiritual festivals. Here’s a quick look at some of the popular Melbourne festivals that you might come across if you’re in the city.

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This one-day music festival brings together new and local talent on one stage. Laneway Festival began in a small Melbourne laneway and will now be moving to Footscray Park. There are a host of talented musicians to see and listen to at this festival, so don’t miss it if you’re visiting Melbourne in February.

Enjoy the roar of the waves alongside Australia’s largest free music festival which sees some of the best local talent playing on the beaches of St. Kilda. This beachside festival is also great for kids with a dedicated kids’ zone. It becomes quite the carnival of sorts, with rides, market stalls and food trucks. This is one of the Melbourne events that everyone looks forward to joining.

The Chinese New Year is celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm in Melbourne among its resident Chinese community, especially in Chinatown in the month of February. Streets are lit up with light installations and you will be enthralled with street performances, food stalls and lion and dragon dances.

Held every year in Melbourne, this is the largest and free community festival in Australia. It takes place every year in March and attracts as many as a million people spread over four days. There are colourful parades and floats, awe-inspiring fireworks, a carnival with rides and food stalls as well as music and live bands. It is certainly one of the most favourite Melbourne festivals celebrated in the city.

This annual race is a must-visit event for those who love speed and the thrill of watching cars burning rubber on the circuit. One of the oldest races in the country, with a number of different venues since its inception in 1928, it has now moved base to Melbourne since 1996. This is surely one of the most awaited Melbourne events for a large number of people.

The MICF is the third-largest international comedy festival in the world. It takes place in Melbourne over a period of four weeks and although the main venue is Melbourne Town Hall, performances can take place all over the city. Hundreds of local and international artists come here to perform sketches, plays, improv and several other fun events.

While the rest of the world hunkers down in freezing climes and sips on eggnog, Melbourne gets festive and fun during Christmas in its own special way. The town lights up everywhere with Christmas lights and several markets spring up everywhere, offering shoppers delightful handmade items to peruse and purchase.

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