As the AFL season is coming to an end, The a-league season (soccer) will commence on October 10th 2014.Melbourne is home to two teams the Melbourne victory whom Australian superstar Harry Kewell has just signed for and the Melbourne hearts. The season runs throughout summer and for dates, times and tickets please look at ticketek.com.au.or ticketmaster.com.au
Melbourne International Comedy Festival
March 25th - April 19th 2015
Celebrating its 29th anniversary in 2015, The Melbourne International Comedy Festival is one of the three largest comedy festivals in the world, alongside Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Montreal's Just for Laughs FestivalAn annual event, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival literally takes over Australia's comedy capital, Melbourne, each autumn with an enormous program of stand-up comedy, cabaret, theatre, street performance, film, television, radio and visual arts.
The Festival was launched in 1987 by Barry Humphries and Peter Cook. Twenty-five festivals later, with attendances of over 500,000, it has grown to be Australia's largest cultural event - selling more tickets than any other Australian Festival. With an average ticket price of just $22, the Comedy Festival is not only a hugely popular event but an extremely accessible one. When the Melbourne Town Hall precinct is converted into a giant comedy hub, there is something for every comedy lover, from the very best local and international comedy acts in venues of all shapes and sizes.The Melbourne International Comedy Festival aims to: discover, develop and showcase great talent for the entertainment and inspiration of a broad based audience.Comedy Festival
October 10th - October 26th 2014 Melbourne Festival is a celebration of dance, theatre, music, visual arts, multimedia, outdoor and free events held for 17 days each October in a number of venues across Melbourne, Australia
Melbourne International Film Festival
2nd August - 19th August 2013
The Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) is an iconic Melbourne event. MIFF hosts a feast of cinematic delicacies from over 50 countries for seventeen days each Winter, heavily garnished with a range of parties and special events that cast a celebratory mood over the city. The Festival is one of Australia's most significant public events.MIFF has a rich history celebrating 60 years in 2011, making it one of the oldest film festivals in the world. Since its commencement in 1951, MIFF has developed into Australia's largest film event. In addition to screening films from around fifty countries, MIFF has the largest program of any film festival in the Nation, is Australia's largest showcase of new Australian cinema and most vocal champion of both emerging and established local filmmaking talent. For more info www.miffcom.au
Flower and Garden Show
The world renowned Flower and Garden Show will be entering its 19th year in 2014 and is regarded as the largest and most successful horticultural event in the Southern Hemisphere. Featuring the best landscape and floral talent that Australia has to offer along side an extensive array of garden retail products, the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show is a celebration of Australian lifestyle and our great outdoors. Staged within the world heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building and surrounding Carlton Gardens, this prestigious show is well established in the psyche of Australians as a "must see" event.Melbourne Flower Show
March 11th - 14th 2012
Since it was established in 1955, the Moomba Festival has become an institution, unfolding in the city's parks, along its streets and on the waters of the Yarra River. The festival is as familiar to Melbourne as Aussie Rules and the Melbourne Cup.
One of the biggest and longest-running festivals in Australia, Moomba has survived in spite of its critics, and it commands a strong place in the social history of the city.
Moomba has always sought community involvement. In early festivals, post-war migrants celebrated their cultural backgrounds through traditional costumes and performances. In the mid 60s, with a turn towards a more arts-oriented program, Aboriginal, Jewish, Italian and Latvian arts featured prominently. Multiculturalism has been widely accepted since the early 1990s, and cultural diversity has been well represented at Moomba ever since.Moomba website
Royal Melbourne Show
Australian Open Grand Slam Tennis
Boxing day test match
September 5th - September 27th 2014
The AFL Final series is once again upon us! Live music and footy will meet again on the big stage at the MCG with a series of Australian and International artists and bands set to perform throughout the Finals Series. 'Live at the Finals' performances will commence approximately 30 minutes prior to the scheduled match start time. The full schedule will be released as finals games are confirmed.AFL website
The Melbourne Cup
October 29th - November 6th
The Melbourne Cup has captured the imagination of Australians like no other, and in the lead-up to Australia's most well-known and loved racing event, there are several opportunities to join in the celebrations and specials events held outside of the racecourse.Melbourne Cup