From colourful racing carnivals and Grand Slam tennis to performances of Tony®, Grammy®, Olivier and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Hamilton, there's always something exciting happening in Victoria.

Time your stay to catch outstanding food and wine events, jazz performances and comedy shows, surfing tournaments, and flower and garden displays – Victoria celebrates with major festivals and special events throughout the year.

Look out for these calendar highlights in Melbourne and regional Victoria:

  • Australian Open (January)
  • Melbourne International Comedy Festival (March to April)
  • Melbourne Food & Wine Festival (March to April)
  • ALWAYS LIVE (March to December)
  • RISING (June)
  • Australian Moto Grand Prix (late October)
  • T20 Cricket World Cup (October to November)
  • Melbourne Cup (first Tuesday in November)

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