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Best Free Events in Melbourne - May 2017

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Best Free Events in Melbourne in May 2017
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May has in store a wonderful selection of free events which will appeal to both young and old. This article brings to you some of the very best free events to be held in May. Read on to learn more!

Markit & Bake Sale at Federation Square
Event: 07/05/2017
When: Sunday 7 May, 10am-5pm
Where: The Atrium and Deakin Edge Theatre, Federation Square Melbourne
Cost: Free
Website: www.weekendnotes.com/markit-fed-square-free-market

On 7 May 2017, head to Federation Square, Melbourne CBD for one of the best community markets of the year. This market will be a congregation of our most talented ceramicists, jewellers, fashion designers and illustrators and you will be able to engage in delightful retail therapy. You will be spoilt for choices with 86 wondrous design stalls from 10am to 5pm.

You will also be able to sign up for a chance to win a marvellous prize pack from stallholders. Entry is free but purchase of merchandise will require payment.

Wicked Chocolate Festival
Event: 07/05/2017
When: Sunday May 7 2017, 10am - 4pm
Where: Prahran Market, 163 Commercial Rd, South Yarra VIC 3141
Cost: Free entry
Website www.weekendnotes.com/wicked-chocolate-festival

On 7 May 2017, the Wicked Chocolate Festival will be hosted at Prahran Market. Festival-goers can indulge in seemingly endless supply of chocolates. Your visit will be rewarded by tasty chocolate samples as you tour exhibits of decadent chocolate makers. And to spice things up, there will even be the Weiss Chocolate Eating Competition where you can have a go at eating 500 grams of chocolate buttons in 2 minutes. You will also be entertained by DIY smoothies and kitchen demonstrations.

Entry is free but purchasing products will incur a fee.

Kalorama Chestnut Festival
Event: 07/05/2017
When: Sunday 7 May 2017 10am to 4pm
Phone: 03 9728 1480
Where: Kalorama Reserve, Mt Dandenong Tourist Road, Kalorama
Cost: Free
Website: www.weekendnotes.com/kalorama-chestnut-festival

On its 30th year, the Kalorama Chestnut Festival is a coveted community event which entices visitors with not only tantalising roasted chestnuts, but with the gorgeous beauty of the Dandenong Ranges painted by nature with flamboyant autumn colours.

The impressive programme itinerary will feature a huge selection of food stalls selling yummy treats, artisan beer, mulled wine, kid's activities, petting zoo, raffles with wonderful prizes, handmade crafts, local produce, live entertainment and much, much more. Entry is free but purchasing goods and services will incur a fee.

A World of Pure Imagination - FREE Design & Food Market
Event: 12/05/2017
Where: Collins Place, 45 Collins Street, Melbourne
Cost: Free Entry
Website: www.weekendnotes.com/a-world-of-pure-imagination-collins-place

This free Design & Food market will tickle your fancy with a huge array of handcrafted art & prints, fashion & accessories, stationery & homewares and more. You can pick something up for a near and dear one or just indulge in some lovely gifts for yourself. Revel in free entertainment and savour delicious delicacies from food stalls. Entry is free but purchasing goods will incur a fee.

Come along to experience and explore a market which will showcase the creations of Melbourne's best creators, designers and artisans.

The Indonesian Satay Festival
Event: 13/05/2017
When: Saturday 13 May 2017, 12pm - 7pm
Where: Box Hill Town Hall, 1022 Whitehorse Rd, Box Hill 3128
Cost: Free Entry
Website: www.weekendnotes.com/indonesian-satay-festival

The Indonesian Satay Festival will get your juices flowing with delicious Indonesian food and awaken the music-lover in you through euphonious Indonesian music. More information will be released closer to the date of the festival.

Entry to this family-friendly event is free. Aiming at celebrating all things Indonesian, this event promises to get the tick of approval from patrons of all ages.

International Festival of Language and Culture
When: 14th May 2017, 4.00pm - 7.00pm
Where: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Centre Pl, South Wharf, Melbourne Victoria, Australia 3006.
Cost: Free
Website: www.weekendnotes.com/international-festival-language-culture-melbourne

On 14 May 2017, the International Festival of Language and Culture will be hosted to celebrate linguistic talents and cultures from four corners of the world. This event will be co-hosted by Sirius College and the Australian Intercultural Society.

All are invited to this fantastic free event. Booking is required and can be done by going to the website listed above.

Meditation and the Inner Path - Free Lectures and Introductory Course
Event: 18/05/2017 - 25/05/2017
When: Thursday 18 May / Thursday 25th May ongoing
Where: West Footscray Neighbourhood House, Level1 539 Barkly St, West Footscray Dc VIC 3012
Cost: Free
Website: www.weekendnotes.com/meditation-and-the-inner-path-free-lectures-and-introductory-course

Free public lectures and an introductory course on meditation will be held from 18 May 2017 to 25 May 2017. Each session is one hour long and comprises of a lecture and a meditation practice. Registration is essential and can be done by contacting contact Adam at schoolofhermeticwisdom@gmail.coml.

Cherries & Cream Productions Market Days
Event: 28/05/2017
When: 12noon to 6pm
Where: The Shelley Room
Cost: Free Entry
Website: www.weekendnotes.com/cherries-cream-productions-market-days

The Cherries & Cream Productions Market Days are organised once every two months and sells a wide array of costumes and accessories which can be used for a burlesque performance or a fancy dress party. You will get the opportunity to fill your shopping bag with beautiful pre-loved performance pieces which is guaranteed to spice up your wardrobe.

On 28 May 2017, the next market day will be held. While entry is free, purchase of goods will incur a fee.

Experience a memorable May with these free events!
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Your Comment
I wonder if it says something about Melbourne culture that must of these events revolve around food.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|7224) 899 days ago
These sound great, especially the chocolate festival! Yum!
by Hayley Sayers (score: 1|87) 901 days ago
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