Melbourne has in store a spectacular list of free events and festivals in November which will keep your social calendar filled to the brim. Grab your diary and read on to make note of your favourite events. Have a notoriously wonderful November!
The Secret of Happiness
When: 5 November 2017, 7:00 pm Phone: Rebecca 0468376786
The 15th Reteng Rinpoche is a monk who is acclaimed to be a living Buddha hailing from Tibet and is revered for his wisdom and knowledge. The way he touches people's hearts by imparting his knowledge and wisdom is both awe-inspiring and soul-pleasing. Join this free public talk to learn the secrets of happiness as you lend your ears to this wise man. All are invited!
Entry to this event is free but booking is essential.
The Linden Postcard Show will be an open exhibition showcasing small collectable artworks from local, national and international artists. Attendance is free to all. Indulge in beautiful artworks and support the artists by making some purchases. Feel free to do some early Christmas shopping or just buy something for yourself. There will also be five art prizes for participants in the categories of Linden Postcard Prize; Artist Encouragement Award; Best Portrait in Show; Member for Albert Park Award and The People's Choice Award.
Visit the Victoria State Rose Garden in Werribee for a 2-day long celebration of beautiful roses. The Victoria Rose Garden houses more than 5,000 roses and is a tourist gem. During the State Rose and Garden Show, visitors will be enticed by plant care demonstrations, guided tours, live entertainment, refreshments and more. Kids and adults will have fun with lawn games, face painting, garden workshops, food trucks, plant stalls and more.
Take your loved ones and immerse yourself in the ethereal beauty of these wonderful roses as you lose yourself in nature.
This 2-day long community event will kick off on 11 November 2017. Entry is free.
The amazing lineup of events includes a double-decker bus offering free transports to visitors to the Diamond Valley miniature trains in Eltham Lower Parks, a lovely display of the Flying Doctor aircraft in the Alistair Knox Park including information about their fantastic service to remote communities, a cycle race, tai chi demonstrations and more. There will be live entertainment providing platform to local musical talents. Craig Huggins from Gold FM will woo visitors with his charming presence. Little ones will have a ball with an animal firm, roving entertainment and the carnival atmosphere. Grab some delicious food from the numerous food stalls and fill your bags with hand-made handicrafts from the market stalls. A major drawcard for the festival will be the fireworks which will light up the sky at 9pm on 11 November 2017 with flamboyant colours and fill the air with loud bangs and gunpowder smell.
Remember to bring cash, a picnic rug and your adventurous spirit for a great weekend with family and friends while making this community event a roaring success.
Pet-lovers rejoice because this event is for you! You will get the opportunity to mingle with local vets and pet experts and gain valuable advice and knowledge about your beloved pets. Other attractions include food stalls, special promotions, demonstrations and free activities such as pony rides, face painting and an animal farm. Both you and your pets are welcome in this free event.
The free East Malvern Food & Wine Festival will return for a 2nd time this year to seduce connoisseurs of food and wine. East Malvern's Central Park will be the setting for the fabulous festival as venerable winemakers and brewers will tempt your taste buds with exquisite wines and ales. A wide array of food stalls will let you sample delicious delicacies from Richmond Oysters, Riserva, Nepal Dining and more. Go on a shopping spree and treat your senses to delicious and fresh local produce and local goods and help support the local businesses. Live entertainment will be a key part of the festival. You, your family and even your dogs are welcome.
Attendance is free. Wine tasting packages start at $20 which will include a souvenir wine glass and tasting tickets.
The Living Traditions Festival will be a free festival aimed at promoting multiculturalism as members from various backgrounds and communities will congregate to celebrate their cultures and traditions. This event will foster stronger community bonds amongst our multicultural society. Both young and old will be spoilt for choices with a wonderful lineup of events. A fun-filled programme itinerary will keep you busy with an Ethiopian coffee ceremony, tea rituals, live entertainment, storytelling events, traditional foods and kid's treasure hunt.
So come along to have a fun evening with your near and dear ones.
Laverton Festival is a family-friendly event which will welcome all with free entry.
You will have the opportunity to buy $10 ride tickets to enjoy limitless rides all day. There is the added benefit of a $4 food voucher and a free show bag for the first 500 tickets. The fund rides will include teacups, mini pirate ship, fast rides, inflatables including jumping castles and giant slides.
A huge array of food stalls will keep the visitors hydrated and sated. There will also be a wide variety of market stalls selling cosmetics, jewellery and accessories, toys, homewares, fashion and more.
Mapping Melbourne is a multicultural event who will celebrate and showcase the talents of local artists as well as international artists from China, Japan, India, Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and Sri Lanka. Experience a sensory extravaganza as you will revel in the visual and musical performances of these contemporary independent artists while contributing towards fostering an even stronger relationship between Australia and Asia.