Emirates Melbourne Cup Day
The Emirates Melbourne Cup is a truly spectacular event: each year on the first Tuesday of November at 3pm, the greatest thoroughbreds from around the world gather at Flemington and battle it out for a stake of the $6.2-million prize money and to cement their names in history.
Emirates Melbourne Cup Day sits at the pinnacle of the Australian racing calendar and is the focal point of the Melbourne Cup Carnival. There’s nothing like being there amongst the 100,000 plus crowd to experience the day that puts Australia firmly in the international sporting spotlight.
Melbourne Festival is one of the world’s leading arts festivals and Australia’s premier celebration of art and culture from around the world.
Each festival brings an unparalleled feast of dance, theatre, music, visual arts, multimedia and outdoor events from renowned and upcoming Australian and international companies and artists to the city.
Melbourne Festival is quintessentially Melbourne: physically by reaching out into the topography and geography of the city itself; artistically by presenting Melbourne’s finest artists in new works and collaborations; and demographically by engaging with as many people in Melbourne as possible, giving them ownership of their international festival.
Through excellence, diversity and accessibility, Melbourne Festival presents the best possible artistic experience to as many people as possible. It proudly offers a wide variety of venues and ticket prices, plus many free events.
Arts Centre Melbourne
100 St Kilda Road
Melbourne VIC 3004
08/10/2015 to 25/10/2015
Monday to Sunday: all day
Royal Melbourne Show
The 2015 Royal Melbourne Show, Victoria’s largest and most iconic annual community event will be held at Melbourne Showgrounds in September.
Conducted annually by The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV), the Royal Melbourne Show celebrates and showcases excellence in agriculture, attracting close to 500,000 people over eleven spectacular days.
The Royal Melbourne Show offers a huge variety of unique memorable agricultural experiences that are entertaining, interactive, educational and fun for young and old alike.
With an expanded and enhanced animal precinct, visitors can get up close to thousands of animals, including cows, sheep, goats, pigs, horses, cats and dogs.
Food-lovers will enjoy tantalising tastes and mouth-watering aromas at the Royal Melbourne Show with the event featuring award-winning food and drink from top producers, rotating pop-up restaurants and intimate masterclasses and cooking demonstrations from Australia’s finest chefs and industry experts.
276-318 Epsom Road
Flemington VIC 3032
19/09/2015 to 29/09/2015
Monday to Sunday open 10am to 9pm