1. Melbourne Cup Carnival -1st Tuesday in November Frock up and spend a day of fun and frivolity for the race that stops the nation – the Emirates Melbourne Cup. Whether it be at Flemington Race Track, at Crown Riverside Marquee, or at a private function at your home or office, be sure to dress to impress, place your bets early, and stock up on the bubbly! An entire week of major racing events to choose from – AAMI Victoria Derby Day (3rd Nov), Crown Oaks Day (8th Nov), Emirates Stakes Day (10th Nov) - but Emirates Melbourne Cup (6th Nov) is the one not to be missed! Tickets from $74.
2. Suzuki Night Market
Returning for the 15th year, the Suzuki Night Market runs every Wednesday night, 5pm-10pm, from November 14th to February 27th, at the Queen Victoria Market. Shop for locally made clothing, jewellery, arts and crafts, and prints; excite your taste buds with hawker style food from around the world; relax with a glass of wine, beer or sangria; and be entertained by talented local musicians. Free, outdoors, family friendly event.
Diwali Festival of Lights
3. Multicultural Festivals Once again, Federation Square showcases multicultural Melbourne by celebrating 2 family friendly festivals in November. On Saturday November 10th, be dazzled by the Indian Diwali Festival of Lights and enjoy traditional and modern dance performances, music, bazaar, cuisine, and fireworks. On Sunday November 18th, immerse yourself in music, dance, theatre, culture, and food at the Polish Festival. Free, family friendly events.
Running from 16-24th November at various locations around Melbourne, enjoy concerts, DJs, films and workshops from over 200 international and local artists during Melbourne Music Week. Ticketed and free events for nine days of top entertainment.
5. Sexpo The largest exhibition of adult products, entertainment, and services, Sexpo runs from November 30th – December 2nd at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre. Learn about sexuality and adult lifestyles from hundreds of exhibitors; be entertained by international porn stars, male and female hot bodies, hypnotists, comedians, lingerie parades; participate in the amateur strip show or get your body painted by BodyLicious. Tickets from $25.
Spring into November and enjoy these fabulous Melbourne events; and please share, by leaving a comment, any other unmissable events you know of! Enjoy!