10 Melbourne Events Happening In October 2018

The event line-up calendar of Melbourne is always packed with sporting events, theatre shows, exhibitions, live music and arts festivals. Meander across the city and discover the vibrant happenings. Let your adventure sense run wild and discover this wonderful metropolis by choosing coach hire in Melbourne to attend these events.

Melbourne Leisurefest 2018

If you are looking to hit the roads and discover this beautiful city, the 2018 Melbourne Leisurefest is here for you. You will find everything adventurous in this 4-day event, starting 4th of October. The festival will put on display some of the best 4x4 vehicles, recreational vehicles, caravans and outdoor camping accessories that you didn’t even know about. Check out a wide range of campervans, motorhomes, camper trailers, tents and pop-tops. There will be hundreds of exhibitors showcasing latest products, most of which will be put on display for the first time.

Otway Oktoberfest

On the 6th of October, Saturday, the Otway Estate will be awaiting your presence at the 11th Otway Oktoberfest to be held in Melbourne. There will be lots of beer, along with brewery tours, German carnival games, slap dancing, traditional Oompah music and great Bavarian food. The event will feature great brews from local producers including Bellarine Brewing, Forrest Brewing Company, Barrabool Hills Brewery, Southern Bay Brewery and more. Some of the key highlights include Taste and Talk Masterclasses and the very popular Home Brewing Competition.

South East Asia Fair 2018

Want to experience culture and street food from all across Asia? The South East Asia Fair on the 7th of October will be represented by embassies and consulates of Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam and others. A diverse range of cuisines from these regions will be present for sample tasting, including Shan Tohu, Mandalay Mee Shay, hoke, Buthi Kyaw, Mohinga, ikan bills, sambal, beef Rendang, sizzling pancakes, curries and spring rolls.

Environmental Film Festival Australia

This year’s Environmental film festival, starting 11th of October, will be showcasing some of the best films in the world, focused on environment. As many as 580 entries were submitted, out of which 43 films have been selected for screening. ‘Face the Films’ is the underlying theme for the event, which urges the community to deal with animal rights, land conversation, indigenous issues and climate change. ‘Into the Okavango’ will be the opening film of the night, which shows the efforts being put to save one of the remaining wildlife habitats in the world.

St Kilda Silent Festival

Have you ever been to a silent disco where music is transmitted through wireless devices? Well, this is a good chance to experience something extraordinary. The St Kilda Silent Festival on the 12th of October will be featuring more than 40 DJs playing everything from EDM to RnB and Jazz to blues. There will be food trucks, live acoustic artists and school sing-a-longs. There will be amusement rides as well to keep you entertained. No doubt, it has been a popular event over the past 6 years and this year is expected to be the biggest.

Melbourne Marathon Festival 2018

You don’t have to be a marathon runner to take part in this exciting event on the 14th of October. You can choose from the half-marathon, or the 3, 5 or 10 km runs. All the events have a finishing point at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, which in itself is an iconic spot. Being one of the largest marathons in Australia, the event attracts more than 30,000 participants, who will run past some of the most iconic landmarks including Albert Park Lake, Botanic Gardens and Flinders Street Station.

Darebin Music Feast

Developing and supporting the eclectic music culture of Darebin, the music feast will bring 11 days of non-stop entertainment, starting 18th of October. Packed with local talents and emerging performers, it is expected to be one stellar event. Once again hosting the opening party will be the Darebin Arts Centre, screening the documentary ‘Her Sound, Her Story’, which seeks to unveil the unconscious and conscious bias in the music industry. It will also highlight the impact women have within the national music industry. Showcasing the empowerment, modern community spirit and diversity, the SONIC brings together an amazing line-up featuring Wahe, Jesswar, Girl Zone and PICAA Choir.

Porsche Festival

Porsche is turning younger by the day, having designed some of the most unique German cars over 70 years. The 356 designed by Ferry Porsche was the first ever car that came out in 1948. On the 21st of October, the Porsche Club of Victoria is rejoicing this milestone, dedicated to Porsche enthusiasts. The event will showcase the passion of the club for the brand at the newly renovated Seaworks site, the vibrant maritime precinct. The members will be proudly showcasing their vehicles; while there will be many other things to enjoy.

Vivid Diwali – Festival of Lights 2018

Celebrate the victory of good over evil & light over darkness on the 28th of October, as you take part in a cultural event where firecrackers are lit, prayers are chanted, new clothes are worn, sweets are devoured and gifts are exchanged. Look forward to a Dj night, a multicultural stage, carnival rides, festivities, food, henna tattoos, pony rides and Bollywood dancing. The Bindaas Bollywood Dance Company will be there to entertain you with colourful and vibrant art of contemporary Indian dance. Diwali is one of the biggest festivals in India, and this event is an effort to bring together the local community to enjoy.

Spooktober Halloween Festival

The fully immersive and exciting experience is back this Halloween and it is going to be bigger than anticipated with 2 new experiences- The Phobia and The Coven. It is going to be the best Halloween event in Melbourne with Haunted Spirits Pop-Up Bar, carnival games and Ultimate Trick or Treat Trail. There will be many Trick or Treat stations sponsored by WIZZ FIZZ. Dare to enter the weirdest haunted house experiences Melbourne has, with life-like props, special light effects and live actors.

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