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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

Festival of Sails

Join over 100,000 spectators on Geelong's waterfront this Australia Day weekend for five days of yacht racing, live music, fireworks and lots more.

Until 27 Jan 2017

Exhibitions

Italian Jewels: Bulgari Style

The name Bulgari is synonymous with 1960s Italian glamour. Richard Burton famously quipped that in the nine months Elizabeth Taylor spent in Rome...

Until 29 Jan 2017

Theatre & performing arts

Melbourne Festival

Sparking connections to redefine the arts experience. Provoking and inspiring, Melbourne Festival seeks to connect art forms, people and ideas. At...

5 - 22 Oct 2017

Sports

Australian Open Tennis

Light up your January with the first tennis Grand Slam of the year. Be there as the biggest names in the game try to start the season off with a bang.

Until 29 Jan 2017

Exhibitions

John Olsen: The You Beaut Country

John Olsen is one of Australia’s greatest living artists. Born in Newcastle NSW in 1928, Olsen is well known for his energetic and distinctive...

Until 12 Feb 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 Feb 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

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

Cycling

Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race

Experience a weekend of the world’s best cycling and take in the spectacular coastal scenery on this elite one day cycle race.

27 - 29 Jan 2017

Cycling

Jayco Herald Sun Tour

The Jayco Herald Sun Tour is Australia's oldest stage race celebrating 64 years of captivating cycling from February 1 to 7, 2017. Starting in...

1 Feb 2017
2 Feb 2017
3 Feb 2017
4 Feb 2017

Cycling

Jayco Herald Sun Tour - Stage 1 Finish

The Jayco Herald Sun Tour 2017 is heading to Falls Creek as the destination chosen for the Stage One finish. Australia’s oldest stage race, the tour...

2 Feb 2017

Cycling

Jayco Herald Sun Tour - Stage Two Finish

The 64th edition of Australia's oldest stage race, the Jayco Herald Sun Tour will see an exciting Stage Two Finish in Beechworth on the afternoon of...

3 Feb 2017
3 Feb 2017

Cycling

Jayco Herald Sun Tour Stage Three

Now in its 64th year, the Jayco Herald Sun Tour is Australia's oldest stage race. It is one of Australia's heritage sporting events. Join in the...

4 Feb 2017

Community

St Kilda Festival

Join Australia's biggest free celebration of summer, showcasing Australian artists and talents against the spectacular natural beauty of the St Kilda...

12 Feb 2017
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