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5 Fabulous Events to Enjoy in Melbourne This Spring

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Published August 10th 2017
From fashion to Shakespeare, tulips to performing arts
Fun times ahead Melburnians because spring is just around the corner and with it brings a mighty fine selection of pursuits for you to enjoy.

With warmer weather and brighter days ahead, lucky locals and visitors are in for a treat. Here are 5 fabulous events to enjoy in Melbourne this spring.

Pop-up Globe

Enjoy a Shakespearean play in Melbourne's first Pop-up Globe. The first of its kind to arrive in Australia, the Pop-up Globe is a full-­scale temporary working replica of one of the greatest theatres in history, the Globe Theatre in London.

Following a hugely successful premiere season in Auckland, New Zealand, the Pop-up Globe arrives in Melbourne's newly-christened Shakespeare Gardens, right next to the Sidney Myer Music Bowl.

Pop-up Globe Melbourne
Pop-up Globe in Melbourne

The three-story, 900-person capacity theatre will open mid-September and will offer four great plays; As You Like It, Much Ado About Nothing, Othello and Henry V as well as a newly commissioned performance Around the Globe in 60 Minutes.

Open until November, the Pop-up Globe is a fabulous spring spectacular you must not miss.

Book your tickets here.

Melbourne Fashion Week (MFW)

No fashionista should miss Melbourne Fashion Week (MFW). Victoria's capital city will host Melbourne Fashion Week from 1 - 8 September held at various venues around the city.

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As one of the largest fashion events in Australia, the MFW attracts over 60,000 visitors. From runway shows to gala dinners, fashion film festivals to industry workshops, parties to retail events, the city is jam packed with stylish events to attract visitors young and young-at-heart over the course of the week.

See whats on and when by visiting the MFW website.

Royal Melbourne Show

A regular spring event for Victorian families is The Royal Melbourne Show held at the Melbourne Showgrounds. Every September the agricultural show, organised by the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria attracts families in their droves.

Royal Melbourne Show
Royal Melbourne Show

Watch 'rural' competitions with themes such as wood chopping, equestrian, domestic & farm animals and enjoy demonstrations in sheep shearing, art, cookery & crafts. Pavilions are filled with wine and food tastings and produce is available to buy, plus there is live entertainment for children and adults to enjoy.

For the thrill seekers, head to the Adventure Carnival to ride dodgem cars, rollercoasters, the 'haunted house' and pirate themed adventures. Little visitors aren't left out, with rides suited to the under 6s in the Kids Carnival.

Enjoy the Royal Melbourne Show at the Melbourne Showgrounds from 23 September to 3 October 2017.

Book your tickets here.

Melbourne Fringe Festival

Enjoy a show or two at Australia's second largest independent arts festival; the Melbourne Fringe Festival.

From 14 September to 1 October 2017, the Fringe Festival is a highly entertaining three-week extravaganza showcasing some of the best local talent in comedy, poetry, theatre, music, dance, cabaret, circus, live art and a whole lot more.

Melbourne Fringe Festival
Melbourne Fringe Festival

From quirky to surprising, mischievous to the downright absurd, there will be plenty of acts to tickle your fancy this year.

See what's on & when and book tickets here.

Tesselaar Tulip Festival

Head out of town this spring and celebrate the most colourful time of the year in the Dandenong Ranges by visiting the oh so pretty Tesselaar Tulip Festival.

Tulip festival
Tesselaar Tulip Festival

Explore 25 acres of Australian farmland where over 130 varieties of vibrant tulips take over the hills.

Although tulips are the main attraction, it's not all about the flowers at the 64th Tesselaar Tulip Festival, with live entertainment, market stalls and food offerings on every day.

Each week the festival presents themed events to celebrate cultural activities that take over the small town of Silvan in the Shire of the Yarra Ranges.

The Tesselaar Tulip Festival is on between 14 September and 10 October. To see what's on and to buy tickets head to festival's website here.

Spring is such a wonderful time to be in Melbourne and with so many fabulous events on this year, there are plenty of reasons for you to get out of the house and explore.
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Sounds like Melbourne is THE place to be this Spring, Erika - great article!
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