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Published December 7th 2014
Put them In your Diary Now - For the Whole Family
In 2014 the spread of expos held at the exhibition buildings included shows for rev heads, furniture buyers, art lovers, the health conscious and lovers planning weddings and honeymoons. In 2015 the exhibition buildings is hosting a whole new range of exhibitions. Not to be missed the year kicks off with the ever-popular Lego expo. With free expos, catering for men, women, families, art lovers and artists throughout the year everyone's a winner.
These are my picks for the year. Don't miss these big up and coming events. Here are some dates to put in your diary.
Brickvention 17 Jan - 18 Jan Brickvention is a public display for LEGO® fans of all ages. Be mind boggled by the original and unusual creations built by Australian modelers and collectors. These amazing creations and models made out of LEGO will only be on display for two days so don't miss out. You can expect to see trains, castles, pirate ships, Star Wars™, space ships, planes and buildings. There will also be competitions and LEGO merchandise for sale. Please note there are no door sales. For more information about this event visit this website.
Supergraph 13 Feb - 15 Feb Supergraph is Australia's Contemporary Graphic Art Fair that celebrates design, print and illustration. This is a fiesta of graphic art and design. The fair features leading graphic artists and budding talent ensuring creating original and limited edition artworks available for a range of tastes and budgets. Creative workshops, artist led master classes, family-fun events and an opening night party are all part of the fun. For more information about this event click here.
Adventure Travel Expo Free Event 21 Feb - 22 Feb Take me to Barcelona, Hawaii, Tanzania… in my dreams. For those who dream of travel this is the event for you.
This is FREE Adventure Travel Expo. Not only that, there will be great Specials and Prizes. There is no better way to plan a trip than talking to the experts before embarking on the trip of a lifetime. The exhibitors have come from all over the world with first hand experiences. For more details visit the Adventure Travel Expo website.
One Fine Day 27 Feb - 28 Feb It will definitely be two Fine Days at the end of February. Get ready for Champagne on arrival, food tastings and a fashion show. Meet creative wedding vendors Melbourne ready to ensure your special day is one to remember. Bring along your fiancé /family and friends and reimagine your big day!
For more information see the One Fine Day website.
Girls Only Expo 13 Mar - 15 Mar
Take the day off and visit the Girls Only Festival is a celebration for women. The GO Festival is for females to enjoy being pampered, inspired and empowered. Event includes fashion parades, inspirational speakers, entertainment, cooking demonstrations, psychics and tarot readers and massage. I can feel my neck loosening up already!
For more information about this event visit the Girls Only Expo website.
Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show 25 Mar - 29 Mar
Displays by Australian and international florists will transform the heritage listed building in to a floral wonderland. Outside, the Carlton Gardens will play host to some of the country's most accomplished landscape designers for the 20th Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show. Take your mum and grandma for an excuse to enjoy the joys of nature.
Visit the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show website for more details.
The Baby & Toddler Show 10 Apr - 12 Apr
The Baby & Toddler show is THE event for shopping and advice for your pregnancy, baby and toddler. With over 200 brands offering 'Hot Deals' only available at the show, family entertainment, consultations and seminars this is a one-stop parent expo.
Don't tell the kids unless you plan to go but live shows with Peppa Pig and Ben and Holly are all part of this event! Need any advise on sleep by chance? Enjoy seminars with leading parenting experts including sleep guru Pinky McKay. This show is suitable for the whole family.For more information visit the Baby & Toddler Show website.
The Australasian Quilt Convention 16 Apr - 19 Apr
This annual convention program presents quilters with opportunities to be involved in classes, catered lunches, workshops, seminars and social functions.
For more information visit the Australian Quilt Convention website.
Rites of Passage 24 Apr - 26 Apr
Tattoo Convention and Arts Festival
Rites of Passage is an arts, tattoo and music festival with a focus on tattoo history and culture. Fancy watching or being tattooed? World class international and Aussie tattooists respected who will be show casing their artwork on living canvas. This will be a convention like no other.
For more details go to the Rites of Passage website.
The Dog Lovers Show 1 May - 3 May
The Dog Lovers Show is an event that will encapsulate the friendship and unconditional love that we share with our self-proclaimed 'best friends'.
This is the perfect day out for any dog lover (whether you own one or not). This family-friendly event is aimed to bring joy to every visitor and ensure a continued love for our 'best friends'. Cat lovers allowed too! For more information see the Dog Lovers Show website.
Great Australasian Beer Spectapular 22 May - 24 May
This is a unique chance to admire the diversity of craft beer from Australia, New Zealand and internationally. Some brand new beers have been specifically created for the event.
For more information, visit the Great Australasian Beer Spectapular website.
The Finders Keepers Market 24 Jul - 25 Jul
The Finders Keepers market was a big success in 2014 and back again to thrill visitors. It features over 150 design and art stalls from local and national designers. New debut stalls will also be features including a fresh new line up of live music. Visit the Finders Keepers website for more information.
Top Shelf 8 Aug - 9 Aug
Top Shelf is predictably all about the good stuff.
This is a unique festival for having fun, a bit of learning and FREE sampling of premium beers, wines and spirits (hence the fun!). This is a celebration of premium drinks including cocktails created by the best bartenders in the country but there's also great food, a range of drinks.
This year those who love and know most about a fine drop will be presenting FREE demonstrations and seminars. If you're up for the deadly challenge, wobble along to discover your new favourite liquid luxury!
For more information about this event click here.
Look out for more advertisements about expos in the last third of the year.