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Your guide to the best free events in August
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August will be jam-packed with free events with something to entice everyone. This is a compilation of the best free events that will take place in Melbourne in the month of August.

August will kick off with the Free Ice Cream Day in Movenpick on 1 August 2014. Movenpick will be treating the first 250 customers at any of their Melbourne stores with a free cone of their divine ice cream. Click here to learn more.

On Friday evenings from 1 August 2014 to 29 August 2014, Docklands sky will be lit up with the sparkling lights of fireworks accompanied by crackling noises and smell of smoke. Live entertainment will start at 6pm and the fireworks at 7pm on the dot. Learn more details by going here.

Queen Victoria Market will hold its LUNA 1878 Winter Night Market series on every Wednesday night in August and will finish on 27 August 2014. The night market will run between 5 and 10 pm on every Wednesday night with an ever changing program of entertainment and a diverse offering of international cuisine. Click here to discover more information.

On 9 August 2014, D'Js Market will be held at Oakgrove Community Centre, 89-101 Oakgrove Drive, Narre Warren South. The market will feature a wide array of stalls selling handcrafted products while hot food vans will serve tasty treats. Proceeds from this fabulous market will go towards Melanoma Institute Australia. Click here to become privy to more information.

Docklands Sunday Market will be organised on 10 August 2014 from 10am to 5pm at the NewQuay Promenade in Docklands. Fete stalls, roving entertainment and excellent harbor views will be the part and parcel of this market. Click here for further information.

On 15 August 2014, Chinatown will host a Market Day in celebration of winter in Melbourne. Heffernan Lane in Chinatown will be the location for the market which will feature dazzling lights and mouth-watering food. Click here to access more nuggets of information.

North Carlton Pop-up Market will be hosted on 16 August 2014 where you can fill your bags with goodies from a tremendous selection of vintage clothes, jewellery created by inspiring local artists, vintage inspired terrariums and potted plants, fabulous handmade rag dolls and more. Discover more information by clicking here.

Ukrainian Festival will drape Federation Square in festive colours on 17 August 2014. A stunning program will transport Melburnians to Ukraine with traditional Ukrainian musical and dance performances. You will also get the opportunity to sample flavoursome Ukrainian cuisine. Learn more information by clicking here.

On 17 August 2014, Belgrave South Primary School market will woo market-goers with delicious delicacies and fabulous merchandise of all sorts and kinds. The market will commence at 9am and will run until 2pm. Click here for to find more information.

From 22 August 2014 to 19 October 2014, the NGV Studio will exhibit the robotics of artist Wade Marynowsky between 10am and 5pm daily. These robots look like people and can move and talk. Find more details by clicking here.

A free informal talk on biodiversity will be presented at the Royal Botanic Gardens by Professor Tim Entwisle on 23 August 2014. Click here to learn more.

Taralye Market Day will be held on 23 August 2014. After regaling Melburnians in 2013, the annual Tarayle Market Day is back and promises to be bigger and better than ever. The Market day will commence at 10am and will culminate at 4pm. The setting for the market will be 137 Blackburn road, Blackburn. Click here for more details.

Hurstbridge Wattle Festival will be hosted on 31 August 2014 at Hurstbridge Township, Main Road, Hurstbridge. Hailed as one of the best festivals of the year, this awe-inspiring festival will incorporate steam train rides, vintage cars motor bikes, BMX bikes and free double-decker bus ride. A Captain Koala and information display will be enthralling visitors. Children will have fun with a number of free and fun activities including a treasure hunt and an animal nursery. An Indigenous food garden will be a fascinating part of the festival and a tribute will be paid to the traditional owners of the land, the Wurundjeri tribe. Click here for more information.
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