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Big Vegan Market 2018

The Big Vegan Market is back for 2018, and this time there are some BIG changes about. Firstly, the markets are a lot bigger so you’ll have a lot more room to move about and browse all the wonderful without being too crowded. Also, and very importantly, we are now a 2 day market! That’s right, over the Saturday and Sunday of the Mother’s Day weekend (12th and 13th of May), you can come and shop from the huge variety of 100% vegan products at the beautiful Royal Exhibition Hall. Pick up something for you mum, or even better, bring your mum and discover all the great new goodies available together! Looking for more info? Check out the lineup so far here. When: Saturday 12 May and Sunday 13 May 2018 Where: Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton, Melbourne More info: Here 

WIN: 1 x double pass to Dog Lovers Show

-competition now closed- There’s no better way to celebrate the Year of the Dog than by bounding down to the multi-award-winning Melbourne Dog Lovers Show returning to the iconic Royal Exhibition Building from Friday 4 to Sunday 6 May. The theme of the 2018 Show will be ‘Dog Sports’ and feature the inaugural COMMON WOOF GAMES presented by Farmer Dave Graham and his band of canine superstars. Boasting Track & Field and Ball-sport events in the Royal Canin Arena, alongside the outdoor aquatic program in the Black Hawk DockDogs® pool, brings the pinnacle of Australia’s sporting dogs together in spectacular competition. Dr Katrina Warren & the Wonderdogs will also be presenting the Opening Ceremony to kick off 3 days of dog sports! Here is your chance to win 1 x double pass to watch dog competitions, pet some smoochy fur friendly pals and get to know how to be a better dog owner (if you are one)! How to enter 1. Share this link on your Facebook or Instagram 2. Tag us with #weknowmelbourne and …

2018 FAIR@SQUARE FESTIVAL

Moral Fairground returns to Melbourne’s Federation Square with its annual Fair@Square Festival on May 5, 2018. Celebrating all aspects of an ethical, sustainable and morally responsible lifestyle, this festival is shaping up to be the biggest, busiest and best to date. Fashion Conscious fashionistas will enjoy Fair Fashion of the Future, an exhibition highlighting issues arising from the different stages of textile and fashion-supply chains and showcasing design-led solutions from local designers and academics. Garments from local fashion labels and social enterprises are displayed to showcase some of the ethical and sustainable clothing options consumers can now access. Food Of course, no festival is complete without great food and our Cooking Tent program, hosted by the Fair Food Forager, features cooking demonstrations by various ethical food brands, with discussions on issues such living a toxin-free lifestyle, using indigenous ingredients, and how promoting a vegan lifestyle can potentially lessen animal cruelty. Free Events and Workshops You can feed the mind as well as the body by attending some of the many free events and workshops, including …

Melbourne Russian Festival 2018

Do-bro po-zha-lo-vat’ or Welcome to the inaugural Melbourne Russian Festival, a celebration of all the richness and diversity of the Russian culture. On 21 April, one of the most iconic places of Melbourne – Tom’s block (Kings Domain), will be turned into a traditional Russian village for a sensational day of delicious food, stunning performances, unique masterclasses concluded with an open-air Russian moonlight cinema. The event not to be missed! Things to do: Live performance The festival comes to life at 10 am when the performances kick off on the central stage. The stage will be filled with cheerful music and stunning performances that will make you want to dance. So, don’t be shy, you are welcome to join the dancers and learn some traditional steps. Masterclasses To heighten your experience and plunge right into the heart of the Russian culture, we encourage you to take part in one of our amazing masterclasses, featuring some of the well-known traditional folk crafts, many of which are centuries old and cannot be found elsewhere. They include: Khokhloma …

2018 Dog Lovers Show

Founder and CEO, Jason Humphris said “The 6th Dog Lovers Show will present the most exciting line-up of K9-inspired entertainment, education and information ever seen in the events history and of course around 600 of the most beautiful and talented dogs you could ever hope to meet and connect with – it’s one of the best days out in Melbourne and heaven for dog lovers’. The theme of the 2018 Show will be ‘Dog Sports’ and feature the inaugural COMMON WOOF GAMES presented by Farmer Dave Graham and his band of canine superstars. Boasting Track & Field and Ball-sport events in the Royal Canin Arena, alongside the outdoor aquatic program in the Black Hawk DockDogs® pool, brings the pinnacle of Australia’s sporting dogs together in spectacular competition. Dr Katrina Warren & the Wonderdogs will also be presenting the Opening Ceremony to kick off 3 days of dog sports! The dogs competing in the COMMON WOOF GAMES will represent four countries in an awe-inspiring, adrenalin-fuelled medley of events including Dog Socca, Weight Pull, Dog Vault, Dog …

Great Eats served with Beats

The Glen will launch its new food gallery and the second stage of the shopping centre’s $460 million redevelopment with a three-week music event, commencing Wednesday 28 March on the new precinct’s first day of trade. Eats & Beats will see a program of acoustic soloists, singer-songwriters and instrumentalists visit The Glen, set up in the new 850+ seat food gallery and bring visitors the ultimate in laid-back lunchtime tunes and easy listening evenings. From classics to current hits and instrumental melodies, Eats & Beats will feature a number of Melbourne’s best local performers at The Glen for a limited time. Opening the Eats & Beats program will be musician Andrew Lim, who (like global superstar Ed Sheeran) can loop his own vocals, harmonies, and even his guitar live to captivate an audience and create a ‘band’ vibe. Regularly occupying the stage at the St Kilda Branch and Union hotel on Chapel Street, Lim will appear multiple times throughout the program. Also, part of Eats & Beats will be singer, musician and performer Sam Ludeman …

Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show

Immerse yourself in a floral wonderland of scented delights and designer gardens when the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show opens its doors until 9pm on Friday 23 March for Gardens by Twilight. Experience the Show in a new light with gourmet eats and floral treats, while live music fills the beautifully lit utopia of the Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens for this special one-night-only event. Take part in floral workshops, explore the boutique garden displays and be captivated by the extraordinary Show in a whole new light. As part of the evening’s entertainment, Melbourne Flower School will be hosting two workshops at 6pm and 8pm. Melbourne’s favourite food trucks, including Beatbox Burgers, Taco Truck, Purley Delish and Agape Organics, will be providing tasty delights, plus woodfired pizza will be available from the Potting Sheds, all to be enjoyed with a drink from the pop-up bar. Gardens by Twilight takes place on Friday 23 March until 9pm at the Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens, Carlton. When: Wednesday 21 – Sunday 25 March 2018 Time: Open …