6 things to do in October in Melbourne

While Melbourne is well known for its coffee, restaurants, nightlife and love of sport, it is also known as the city that knows how to live. Why is that? Because Melbourne can host pretty much any event you can image, from rock gigs to the best food festival.

So, if you are looking for something to do this month but you are feeling a bit overwhelmed, no worries mate! Here are the events you can’t miss out!!

 

1. Finders Keppers Market

For lovers of design and handmade goodies… this is your place!

 

 

The Finders Keepers market is a massive three-day event featuring over 250 independent art and design stalls. Expect to find some lovely local makers from Melbourne, as well as talented favourites from all around Australia.

Each market is carefully curated, featuring amazing new talent and debut stalls at every event. With dedicated food and beverage stalls, live music, two bars, three stations serving fresh coffee and Melbourne’s favourite food trucks, there’s something for everyone to enjoy!

Location: Royal Exhibition Building

Dates: from 14/10/2016 to 16/10/2016

Price: $2

 

2. The Art of Banksy

Have you ever heard about Banksy? If you haven’t, you might have heard or seen the iconic Girl with Balloon? Of course, you have! Banksy is now in Melbourne!!

 

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Photo: Banksy: Graffiti is Art


Famous for his graffiti stencilling technique, Banksy’s artwork combines dark humour with underlying political messages and social themes, which has now seen him become one of the biggest contemporary studio artists of our generation.

More than 80 works will be on display, presenting the largest collection of Banksy artwork to ever draw upon Australia, including the iconic Girl with Balloon, Flag Wall and Laugh Now pieces.

The Paddock will be transformed into a hub of art, food, drinks and music, with local legends, Welcome To Thornbury providing an ever changing roster of much loved food trucks and to refresh your palette, craft beers and summer favourite cocktails will be served at the exhibition’s own Circle Bar. The huge outdoor area, appropriately named The Railyard will host Live DJ’s to indulge the crowd on selected Friday nights and during Saturday sessions, heightening the Melbourne summer vibe.

Take an artistic adventure, exploring the mind of Banksy and his satirical street art.

Location: Federation Square

Dates: from 07/10/2016 to 22/01/2017

Price: $30.00 (Adult)

 

3. Docklands Blues Music Festival

Blues music is always a good choice!

 

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Photo: Docklands Blues Music Festival


The Docklands Blues Music Festival 2016 is on Sunday the 16th of October 2016. Festival Sunday will include a full day of free events with over 15 bands playing over three stages located at The Wonderland Spiegeltent, Under the Melbourne Star and Harbour Town Hotel.

This event is FREE for general admission, it has indoor and outdoor stages, licensed seated venues, food trucks, carnival rides and attractions, entertainment for the whole family.

Sounds like a good plan!

Location: 120 Pearl River Road  Docklands

Date: 16/10/16

Price: Free

 

4. Say Cheese Festival

Any cheese lovers out there? SAY CHEESE!!!

 

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Photo: Say Cheese Festival 2016


Prahran Market’s free Say Cheese Festival will showcase a selection of Australia’s best artisan cheeses in Melbourne’s oldest marketplace. Featuring cheeses and cheese-related products, dozens of delicatessens will participate in the festival, with recurring market faces joined by new talent.

Live music and performances will entertain throughout the day, as will cooking demonstrations and cheese tasting platters.

Bon appétit!

Location: Prahran Market

Date: 22/10/2016

Price: Free

 

5. Oktoberfest in the gardens

Beer, Beer, Beer…October is the month of beer!

 

Don't say cheese, say PROST! ?

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Oktoberfest in the Gardens features two massive beer halls; authentic German food stalls, roving performers, sideshow alley, silent disco and an eclectic mix of entertainment and competitions across multiple stages throughout the afternoon and evening.

It’s a good day to taste a large selection of imported German beer, cider, wine and a range of other beverages.

Location: Birrarung Marr, Melbourne CBD

Dates: 22/10/16 and 23/10/16

Price: $ 54.90

 

6. Halloween at Melbourne Luna Park

Are you brave enough?

 

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Photo: Luna Dark event page at Luna Park


Yayy! Halloween is coming and you have to get a ticket for a creepy party! Last year’s Luna Dark had a massive turnout and this year is going to be epic!

There will be blood and guts galore, roaming zombies and other ghoulish surprises that will be sure to give you a fright as well as a howling performance from The Strays! Luna Dark is a ticketed event across all three nights and tickets are on sale now.

Location: 18 Lower Esplanade  St Kilda

Dates: from 29/10/16 to 31/10/2016

Price: $35/day

Let’s have a great time this October! and If you are not in this amazing piece of land called Australia but you’re dying to come, contact us and we will help you make your dreams come true!

Let’s Go Australia!

 

 

 

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