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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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Exhibitions

Van Gogh and the Seasons

See the seasons through the eyes of a master when Van Gogh comes to Melbourne's NGV.

Until 9 Jul 2017

Literature

Clunes Booktown Festival

Indulge in a weekend of book browsing when Clunes becomes a European-styled Booktown, complete with collectable titles, writers talks, and workshops.

6 - 7 May 2017

Festivals

Grampians Grape Escape

See celebrity chef Miguel Maestre in action and soak up the live music and family fun – all in the heart of the beautiful Grampians National Park.

6 - 7 May 2017

Festivals

High Country Harvest

High Country Harvest 2017 celebrates the finest innovative food, wine, craft beer and spirits in Victoria's spectacular North East. 53 innovative...

5 - 21 May 2017

Sports

Great Ocean Road Running Festival

The Great Ocean Road Running Festival, 20-21 May attracts thousands of participants seeking to conquer one of the most stunning and unique marathons...

20 - 21 May 2017

Sports

Chevrolet Brasil Global Tour Match 1: Brazil vs Argentina

See Neymar Jr and Messi in an all-star soccer line-up as the Brazil and Argentinian national teams go head-to-head in the ultimate football match.

9 Jun 2017

Sports

Boxing Day Test

Get out the zinc and the novelty hat and join up to 100,000 cricket fans at the MCG for a sporting event that's become an Australian institution.

26 - 30 Dec 2017

Festivals

Melbourne Jazz Festival

The 2017 Melbourne International Jazz Festival will electrify the city this winter with an extraordinary program of international jazz greats. The...

2 - 11 Jun 2017

Festivals

Melbourne International Film Festival

Ensure your winter's complete by cramming your minipass with every award-winning, big-budget, no-budget, international, local film and event at MIFF.

3 - 20 Aug 2017

Sports

Kangaroo Hoppet

The Kangaroo Hoppet is Australia's premier long distance cross country ski race. It is a member of the prestigious Wordloppet series of popular...

19 - 27 Aug 2017

Motor sport

Motorcycle Grand Prix

Make the pilgrimage to Australia's home of motorcycle racing with friends and family, meet up with old mates and celebrate on an island full of fans.

20 - 22 Oct 2017 (dates to be confirmed)

Festivals

Queenscliff Music Festival

The Queenscliff Music Festival once again hits the shores of Queenscliff this November. With a reputation for providing an intimate festival...

24 - 26 Nov 2017

Exhibitions

Melbourne Writers Festival

Prepare for larger-than-life characters and stories that leap off your page as talented writers descend on Melbourne to celebrate the written word.

25 Aug - 3 Sep 2017

Lifestyle

Spring Fashion Week

Melbourne Spring Fashion Week (MSFW) 2017 is the premier fashion event of the season. This week-long festival positions Melbourne as Australia’s...

1 - 8 Sep 2017 (dates to be confirmed)

Exhibitions

Ballarat International Foto Biennale

Spanning 31 days and nights, the Ballarat International Foto Biennale provides a focus for the most exciting and innovative Australian and...

19 Aug - 17 Sep 2017
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