What's On

What’s On this August?

We’re in the heart of winter, but fear not, there’s just one more month to go! To speed your winter up, we’ve handpicked our favourite events that will get you out and about this month. Just remember to bring that brollie!

MIFF – Until August 14

With a program filled with the best international and local films, MIFF is always a favourite on our calendar. There’s still another 2 weeks left, so get the popcorn ready and check out our top picks of the festival here.

Hot Chocolate Festival – Until August 31

If hot chocolates are your drink of choice during winter, the Hot Chocolate Festival is the perfect place for you. Take your chocolate obsession to new heights with 31 different flavours over 31 days in August.

Live N Local –  August 20 – August 27

Get ready to rock n roll at Live N Local. The one week festival will feature over 50 emerging and established artists playing in traditional and some unexpected locations, right across the City of Port Phillip.

Melbourne Writer’s Festival – August 26 – September 4

Join hundreds of writers from Australia and abroad for a vibrant two-week program of storytelling, conversation and discussion, intellectual debate, educational programs, live performance, music and art events. Highlights include PJ Harvey, Geoff Dyer, Benjamin Law plus many more.

Melbourne Spring Fashion Week – August 26 – September 2

The premier fashion event of the season, MSFW kicks off on August 26 with a jam-packed program filled with established and emerging local designers, brands and retailers showcasing their  new season styles. Runways book out early so make sure to book your front row seats now.

Winter Night Markets – Every Wednesday night

The Winter Night Markets heats up every Wednesday night at Queen Victoria Markets with foodies, artisans and performers. Dine on food from over 30 street vendors including the likes of 400 Gradi, The Brass Coq, MJR TOM plus more.

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