Exciting events take centre stage in Melbourne throughout the year, with concerts, musical entertainments, festivals, competitions and exhibitions on offer. A horde of fun-filled events await you in the upcoming month of October 2016, and if you are looking to attend some of these, make sure to book bus hire in Melbourne for convenient travelling.
With an array of female Australian talent on offer, the annual music Sad Grrrls Fest is back to celebrate gender diversity. It began as a festival and tour in Sydney, Brisbane, Newcastle and Adelaide with a number of local acts and artists on display. For the very first time and on the very first day of October, Melbourne’s Reverence Hotel will witness an amazingly talented artist line-up from all corners of Australia. The night is surely going to be fun with some exceptional musical performances and a buzzing ambience.
Get free entry to the Melbourne Showgrounds for an exhibition of a wide variety of trade and skills from 6th to 8th October. Around more than 500 young students, apprentices and trainees from all across the nation will take part in a national championship that will see participants fight it out in more than 50 skill-based activities, some of which include hairdressing, cooking, bricklaying, welding and many more. You can also learn a few tricks of the trade by trying your hands on one of the skilled professions. One can also interact with experts from different industries, who always have a lot to share.
Want some adrenaline rush action with jaw-dropping stunt displays by monster trucks? This moto-tainment scheduled to be held on 8th of October is a thrilling event that is sure to give you Goosebumps. With some highly powered vehicles and huge trucks, along with skilled drivers, the monster jam is an exhilarating experience like no other. There will be some cutthroat action with four driver competitions including Racing Donuts, Monster Jam Wheelies, Quad Wars and Freestyle Motocross. Fasten up your seat belts, as you are going to witness an edge-of-the-seat action to the fullest!
The Queen Victoria Market on Elizabeth Street will turn Malaysian for a day with a Street Festival event due to be held on Sunday 9th of October. Experience everything Malaysian, right from the delectable cuisines to live cultural entertainment. There will be numerous stalls set similar to street market, serving authentic Malaysian foods and oriental delights. The event is celebrated with enthusiasm and grandeur, bringing together people from diverse backgrounds and ethnic cultures. Turn up with your friends or family, and give your taste buds a much needed exotic serving in a native Malaysian style!
The Deakin Pride Prom is the 5th annual event by Deakin Pride Queer Society, and will take place this October on the 13th. The focus theme in this year’s prom is “Celebrate Yo-self”, which is all about finding distinctiveness in oneself. Dress up for a night full of food, fun and dancing, as you put your moves on display, and interact with new people on the move. Vegetarian food is on offer with gluten-free options as well, to make sure you are pumped up for the night.
Hosted by the Black Rock Primary School, the Big Fun Fair is all set to take place on the 15th of October with a number of fun activities on offer. You can get passes for some exciting rides including Climbing wall, Cup & Saucer, Giant Slide, Cyclone and Cha Cha. Witness a fashion and talent show, in addition to plenty of live entertainment and interesting displays. There will be numerous market stalls with a variety of toys, plants and books to explore. Take part in competitions including funky hair art, face painting, Vintage Verity and many more, with exciting prizes to be won. Don’t miss out on the chocolate wheel and lip-smacking BBQ!
People of all ages and fitness abilities will converge on 16th of October for a fundraising Marathon festival, known to be one of the largest in Australia, with more than 30,000 participants expected this year. The course will include some of the notable landmarks in Melbourne, such as the Albert Park Lake, Royal Botanical Gardens, the Flinders Street Train Station and the historic Melbourne Cricket Ground as the finishing line. The fund raised with this event will go to different charity foundations.
The shopping festival is a perfect treat of designer brands and luxury fashion, as you step into a world of contemporary sophistication at the huge Melbourne Convention and Exhibition centre, to choose from a wide selection of items put on display from 21st to 23rd of October. Apart from fashion clothing and accessories, other categories include home wares, electronic appliances and jewelleries. There will also be a plenty of kid activities and live entertainment tributes. You surely cannot miss out on grabbing some great bargains at this annual shopping festival!
Standing at an elevation of 300 metres above the sea level, the iconic Eureka Sky deck will host an exclusive Black & White Breakfast on 29th of October, to kick off the Derby Day on a high. The table service will include premium beer and wine tastings, along with coffee and juices. The Level 89 of the Eureka Skydeck awaits you to witness the panoramic views of the city skyline and the Port Philip Bay. Before the racing day starts off, you’ll get a preview of what to expect in a fun-filled racecourse event.
The Halloween day on 31st October promises to be an awe-inspiring night out with JACK O Lantern’s Halloween Party. Make it through the night with some dreadful visual effects, moving un-dead, apple bobbing game and a creepy magic show. Dress yourself up in the most frightening costume with a spooky and mysterious look. You can also make use of the on-spot make-up station to highlight the ferocious look of yours. Sip in the creepy cocktails, while you rage to some dazzling live entertainment.
If you are travelling in a group, hiring a bus is a safer option to move between these destinations. Not only do you save cost on travelling, but also the added trouble of navigating the roads in Melbourne.