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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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Plays & musicals

The Bodyguard - The Musical

Based on the Warner Bros. movie which starred Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner, The Bodyguard has been hailed as ‘London's Best Musical’ by UKs...

Until 27 Oct 2017

Exhibitions

The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture

Surround yourself with style at the NGV and celebrate the 70th anniversary of one of the world's most influential fashion houses, House of Dior.

Until 7 Nov 2017

Plays & musicals

Pop-up Globe

See Shakespeare like it's 1614. Epic battles and laugh-out-loud comedy, all play out in a full-scale replica of one of history's greatest theatres.

Until 12 Nov 2017

Horse racing

Spring Racing Carnival

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

Until 25 Nov 2017

Plays & musicals

The Book of Mormon

Don't miss this Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of South Park and Avenue Q at the Princess Theatre. It's one for the books.

Until 31 Dec 2017

Plays & musicals

Disney's Aladdin - The Hit Broadway Musical

Aladdin is the must-see show of the year and “Broadway’s biggest new hit!” (Entertainment Weekly). From the producer of The Lion King, the beloved...

Until 14 Jan 2018

Exhibitions

Wallace & Gromit and friends

See hand crafted plasticine models, storyboards and sketches from Aardman's famous claymation features.

Until 29 Jan 2018

Sports

Rugby League World Cup 2017 - Opening Match Australia v England

In 2017, the best players and teams from around the globe will descend on Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea for the Rugby League World Cup....

27 Oct 2017

Motor sport

QBE Insurance Australian FIM Speedway Grand Prix

QBE Insurance Australian FIM Speedway Grand Prix will be hosted at the largest indoor motor racing spectacle in the southern hemisphere, Etihad...

28 Oct 2017

Sports

Fast5 Netball World Series

The Fast5 Netball World Series will ignite your senses. It's netball, but not as you know it, the five-a-side game faster, with dynamic rule changes...

28 - 29 Oct 2017

Sports

AAMI Victoria Derby Day

Beautiful, bold, blacks and whites set the scene of the 2017 Melbourne Cup Carnival’s fusion of fashion and first-class racing. Welcome to the lavish...

4 Nov 2017

Horse racing

Emirates Melbourne Cup Day

The Emirates Melbourne Cup sits at the pinnacle of the Australian racing calendar where the greatest thoroughbreds from around the world gather at...

7 Nov 2017

Horse racing

Kennedy Oaks Day

The Kennedy Oaks Day celebrations - traditionally known as Ladies Day — brings out the very best in everything you love about the Melbourne Cup...

9 Nov 2017
9 Nov 2017

Horse racing

Melbourne Cup Carnival

The Melbourne Cup Carnival is an out of this world combination of first-class racing, larger than life fashion, fun, and history that occupies an...

4 - 10 Nov 2017

Sports

Emirates Stakes Day

The Emirates Stakes Day is the final raceday of the Melbourne Cup Carnival, but by no means the quietest. Families and other race lovers alike will...

11 Nov 2017
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