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Cricket/Tennis

 

From the Ashes test Boxing Day 2017 (26/12/2017) to the Big Bash League (19/12/2017 – 4/02/2018) to the Australian Open (15/01/2018 – 28/01/2018) Melbourne is the home of world class sport.

All matches are played within walking distance of the CBD or else there is plenty of easily accessible public transport that will get you to the match and home again.

Festivals

Melbourne is famous for festivals, and some of the best occur in Summer.

January:

Midsumma festival; Australia’s premier queer arts and cultural festival returns in 2018, running from 14 January to 4 February.Midsumma Carnival will kick off three weeks of queer summer on Sunday 14 January 2018 in Alexandra Gardens and Midsumma Pride March returns to St Kilda on Sunday 28 January 2018.

Australia Day; Australia day commemorates the landing at Sydney Cove of the first fleet commanded by Australia’s first Governor Commodore Arthur Phillip. Melbourne is the heart of Australia Day celebrations in Victoria. On January 26 every year the city comes to life with a diverse and exciting range of events and activities to ignite national pride and unity, and to encourage a sense of community. The events held in our capital city draw hundreds of thousands of locals and visitors into Melbourne to celebrate as a collective what it means to be Australian.

Sugar Mountain Music Festival; Featuring bands from Australia, the UK, USA, Germany and Canada, it fills the Melbourne Arts Precinct with Music, and performance artists.

White Night Melbourne; Six years since its inception, White Night is now a synonymous fixture of Melbourne’s cultural calendar.Capturing the imagination of 600,000 people across 12 continuous hours of art installations, exhibitions, films, lighting, projection, music and performance. White Night Melbourne is an ongoing adventure from dusk to dawn that transforms the city through its artists, its landscapes and its architecture.

This is Melbourne as you’ve never seen it before, creatively reimagined.

White Night Melbourne, 17 February 2018

Lonsdale St Greek Festival; The Lonsdale St Greek Festival celebrated 30 years in 2017, when Melbourne’s biggest Greek street party brings a weekend of Greek culture, food and entertainment to the city’s historic Greek Precinct. Featuring 3 stages of free entertainment, children’s rides and activities, and over 60 food, drink and craft stalls, Melbourne’s largest celebration of Greek culture will take over Lonsdale Street.

 

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