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Top 5 Melbourne Events for August 2012

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Published July 21st 2012
mali in the city, melbourne zoos 150th birthday celebrations
Mali in the City, part of Melbourne Zoo's 150th Birthday Celebrations

Following on from the top things to do in Melbourne in July, Melbourne is still in for a treat to see out the last month of winter. Many of these events capture the history and the true essence of Melbourne as a dynamic, creative and friendly city.

These events are presented to you in date order, as opposed to an order of preference.

1. Mali in the City - Melbourne Zoo's 150th Birthday Celebrations

Although the celebrations for Melbourne zoo's 150th anniversary started last month, the City of Melbourne will come alive with elephant like sculptures. An easy way of reminding us about the Melbourne Festival. There will be a variety of different activities held in and around Melbourne. Further information can be found by clicking here.

2. Melbourne International Film Festival

Melbourne is a film lovers city, and the Melbourne International Film Festival is living proof of this claim. This festival is now in its 61st year, and is no doubt one of the oldest film festivals in the world. That is amazing Melbourne. This year's festival line up encompasses a feast of different cinematic treats: feature films from more than 50 countries. Great for established and emerging film artists alike.

3. Build Green Expo

Melburnians are taking an interest in anything environmental. The HIA Build Green Expo is easily Australia's largest expo on anything green. The latest in solar power technology, green energy and greywater systems to name will be on show at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

4. Herald Sun Home Show

If you are planning on going to the above, you'll also receive complimentary entry to the Herald Sun Home Show, and vice versa. If you are in the market to either build a new home or renovate an existing one - make an effort to consider coming to this event. For all things building, home improvements and outdoor living with seminars to assist.

5. Melbourne Writers Festival

Many different writing events will be held at Fed Square, and in other venues around Melbourne. One of the world's most popular writing festivals, now in its 27th year. Further information can be found by clicking here.

That's all until next month. September will be a jam packed month. The start of spring in Melbourne is absolutely sensational. Watch this space for sizzling and sensational September. Happy August Melbourne.
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