The cultural capital of Australia, Melbourne is always bustling with an extensive series of events lined up all through the different seasons. This October, you have everything from live music to motorsports and beer festival to jazz celebrations. Don’t forget to choose coach hire in Melbourne for a convenient ride to these event venues!

Friday Nights at NGV

Showcasing the best of Melbourne culture and gallery, Friday Nights at NGV is back this year starting 2nd of October, with a series of exhibitions. Some of the hottest DJs include the likes of DJ Edd Fisher and Banoffee. They will also be joined by a number of local and international headliners, including Glenn Richards, the Paul Grabowsky Trio and dream pop musician Jaakko Eino Kalevi. This art and culture exhibition would be a lovely experience for those who love to inspect deep into the city heritage.

2017 Melbourne Leisurefest

Scheduled to take place from 5th to 8th of October, the Leisurefest showcases campervans, motorhomes, camper trailers, tents, pop-tops and caravans. Sandown Racecourse will be the venue this year, with a couple of stages featuring demonstrations, seminars, live music and more. There will be a range of educational sessions to suit everyone, as well as free rides for kids. Don’t miss out the fish show on the spectacular 15 metre long Yamaha Supertank. There will be hundreds of exhibitors showcasing latest products and models with plenty of information of Australian tourism.

Melbourne Wedding & Bride Expo

At this event, you will find everything a bride or a groom is looking for, to make the most of their D-day. The Spring Bridal Expo will take place from 6th to 8th of October in the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, supported by top bridal magazines in a fully indulging exhibition. There will be expert advice and walk-around fashion parades designed to plan the wedding of your dreams, guided by more than 150 expert wedding professionals. Browse through entertainment ideas, magnificent dresses, fashion accessories and beauty specialist.

Heathcote Wine & Food Festival 2017

For more than a decade, Heathcote Wine & Food Festival has been an annual event, displaying the major industry of the region to hundreds of visitors every year. This year, it will be staged on 7th and 8th of October, with a great chance to sample newly released wines and learn about their origin. This wine growing region is particularly renowned for its world class Shiraz wines, as well as Viognier, Rieslings, Tempranillo, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese. In addition to that, there will be some popular fresh produce from local vendors to bite on.

A Fine Romance: The Magic of Fred Astaire

Coming at the back of sell-out performances across the country, with sensational dancing and singing crowds, this October it will be held in Melbourne from 10th to 15th, paying a tribute to the man who became the most popular dancer of all time. You will be literally forced to tap along your feet with the music and begin dancing in aisles. Enjoy the classic dance routines and old world glamour in a show filled with glitz, glamour and beautiful costumes, along with the timeless music of the Gershwins, Cole Porter and Irving Berlin.

Oktoberfest 2017 – St Kilda Foreshore

A 2-day event due to be held on the 14th and 15th of October, the festival is one of the biggest occasions on the social calendar of Melbourne. This German-themed festival will be taking place at the St Kilda Foreshore with plenty to watch out for. There’s a prize reward for best dressed people that is sure to boost your excitement. Pull out your white t-shirts from the wardrobe, and pair it with knicker-bocker length shorts, felt hats and knee-high socks. Look as unique as possible, if you are to grab attention of the judges.

Spring Fling Street Festival 2017

Witness the massive transformation of the Victoria Street and the surrounding laneways on the 15th of October, with an action-packed day of free activities, delicious cuisines, live music and entertainment. The street will come alive with beer gardens, Spring Fling Dog Show, street food and pop up markets. The main objective of the event is to bring the community together with plenty of family fun to be had. The festival is run annually by local volunteers, with main focus on connecting people from different backgrounds, for a day of fun and entertainment.

Marysville Jazz & Blues Weekend

The Australian music legend, Russel Morris will be opening the weekend of Jazz & Blues festival on the 20th of October with his blockbuster performance. This modern music festival is set in the scenic town of Marysville, and has gone big over the years. An extensive line-up of 30 fabulous performers will be taking the stage, including the likes of Justin Yapp, Bo Jenkins, Lloyd Spiegel and Geoff Achison & The Soul Diggers. At the midday of 21st October, there will be a street parade with a traditional ‘New Orleans’ theme.

Noble Park Community Centre Art Show 2017

This non-profit art exhibition will be taking place over a weekend of 21st and 22nd of October, within the City of Greater Dandenong, gathering artists of all ages and abilities. There will be plenty of stuff on display, and a range of awards and prizes on offer. This is a wonderful opportunity for local artists to showcase their talent on this platform and express their creativity by sharing their vision.

Spring Vegan Festival

As the name suggests, it’s not only for the vegan people out there, and ironically, it will take place at the Meat Market in North City. Some of the quirky attractions include an art zone and a vegan high tea. To gain in-depth knowledge about all things vegan, there will be an animal rights cinema, with entry costing merely a couple of dollars. Taking place on the 28th of October, the festival will be hosted by Animal Liberation Victoria, an organisation that stands against animal exploitation by human. It is a great event that centres on the promotion of the vegan diet among local communities.

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