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May Festivals 2016 - Melbourne & Surrounds (Part 2)

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Be entertained this May with a list of Festivals
Continued from Part 1 the list below features more entertaining free & ticketed festivals throughout Melbourne & surrounds that everyone can enjoy.

1. Feast Asia Festival
When: 1 May 2016: 10am-5pm
Where: The Immigration Museum, 400 Flinders St, Melbourne
Cost: $17pp
Details: Experience the world of Asia with this tasty festival that will include cultural entertainment, performances, samples of culinary delights, tastings, Asian beer bar, panel discussions, concert hall, workshops, cultural dances and more. Click here for website.

2. Great Collectors Heaven Fair
When: 1 May 2016: 9am-3pm
Where: Malvern Town Hall, cnr Glenferrie Rd & High St, Malvern
Cost: Free
Details: Collectors prepare to be in heaven with this event! The event will showcase around 150 stalls selling a mix of vintage, retro, modern, hard to find collectables, memorabilia & nostalgia, pottery, home decor, jewellery, stamps, coins, medals, movie, music, and more. Click here for website.

3. Brunswick Street All Out Festival
When: 1 May 2016: see website for all times
Where: Brunswick St, Brunswick
Cost: see website.
Details: Celebrate Fitzroy's creative history with this fun and exciting festival that will feature entertainment, workshops, food tastings, shopping, activities, events and more family-friendly things to see & do. Click here for website.

4. Human Rights Arts & Film Festival
When: 5- 19 May 2016
Where: Various locations across Melbourne- see website
Cost: Free & ticketed events- see website.
Details: This festival is a not-for-profit event that explores diverse and inspiring human stories through mediums of film, art, music and forums. There is plenty to explore and experience at this festival. Click here for website.



5. Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow
When: 6 May 2016
Where: Swan Hill Town Hall, 57 McCallum St, Swan Hill
Cost: Adults: $36pp
Details: This fun and humorous festival will include a night of comedy with some of the world's funniest comedians. Tickets can be purchased from Swan Hill Region Information Centre or online. Click here for website.

6. Autumn Family Fair
When: 7 May 2016: 10am-4pm
Where: Yandell Kindergarten, 1 Community Drive, Greensborough
Cost: Free
Details: This family-friendly fun festival will include kids activities, workshops, face painting, storytelling, local live music, entertainment, market stalls, food and drink stalls galore, silent auction, plants for sale and more. Click here for website.

7. Bendigo Winemakers Festival
When: 7 May 2016: 11am-5pm
Where: Rosalind Park, cnr View St & Pall Mall, Bendigo
Cost: non-sampling tickets : $25pp & sample tickets: $45pp
Details: This delightful festival will include local Bendigo wines, gourmet foods, winemakers, live music, entertainment, children's activities, pop-up cellar, samples, local wineries and more. Click here for website.

8. Good Beer Week
When: 13- 22 May 2016
Where: Various locations across Melbourne- see website
Cost: Free & ticketed events- see website.
Details: This 'beeralicious' festival showcases over 260 events which will include beer galore events, foodie events, masterclasses, demonstrations, talks, brewing and more. Click here for website.

9. Burlesque Showboat Cruise
When: 13 & 27 May 2016: Boarding begins at 7pm for 7:30pm depature.
Where: Lady Culter Melbourne Showboat, Berth 14, Central Pier, Docklands
Cost: $69pp
Details: Dress up to the theme and enjoy a night of Burlesque with entertainment, performances, a welcome glass of champagne on arrival, hot & cold canapés, DJ onboard and more. Click here for website.

10. Great Ocean Road Marathon
When: 14 & 15 May 2016
Where: Mountjoy Parade, Lorne
Cost: See website for all ticket pricing.
Details: This breathtaking marathon is back on again this year and will include a variety of distances from the 1.5 'kids gallop' through to the new 60km 'Ultra Marathon'. Click here for website.
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Why? Have fun this May with these events...
When: 1-31 May 2016
Where: See above for all address details
Cost: Free & ticketed events - check above
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