5 Fun Melbourne Events To Look Forward To In 2019

Time to get out your 2019 calendars! Next year’s Melbourne events season kicks off with some festival fun in January, and things only keep getting bigger and better from there.

Below we’ve rounded up five of the best Melbourne events you won’t want to miss in 2019. Bring on the new year!

1. Midsumma Festival

Midsumma is ‘Victoria’s premier LGBTQIA+ cultural festival’ – a three-week celebration of queer arts and culture.

Running from 19th January to 10th February in 2019, Midsumma’s events range from visual arts, theatre, spoken word, cabaret, film and live music to parties, sport, social events and public forums. Check out the full list here!

2. Melbourne International Coffee Expo

If there’s one thing Melbournians love, it’s coffee. So it should come as no surprise that the Melbourne International Coffee Expo is the Asia-Pacific region’s largest specialty coffee event.

From 7th–9th February at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, there’ll be tastings, opportunities to meet coffee growers and roasters, barista competitions, and much more. Caffeine fiends, grab your tickets here before they sell out!

3. Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

March 2019 will be all about good food and great wine in Melbourne. The annual Food and Wine Festival features hundreds of events to satisfy every taste, not just in Melbourne city but across wider Victoria too.

Check out the full program here!

4. White Night

You’ve probably heard of Victoria’s White Night festival before, but in 2019, it’s being totally reimagined in Melbourne! Previously a single-day festival featuring lights, projections, art and music, next year White Night will be extended into a three-day arts and culture festival in August.

Keep an eye out for dates and further details to be announced soon.

5. Melbourne Fringe Festival

Each September, over 3000 artists present their works in hundreds of venues across Melbourne for the Fringe Festival – a staple in the Victorian cultural scene for over 30 years.

Keep an eye out for 2019 dates and the full program of performances, installations, exhibitions and more.


Claire Bradshaw

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