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Top 5 Events Around Melbourne in August

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by Ian Gill (subscribe)
I'm a Victorian freelance writer & photographer living in the Macedon Ranges north of Melbourne.
Published July 23rd 2018
Out and About in August
The world's most liveable city presents an outstanding array of events, something for everyone throughout August. Here are my top 5 tips for the month.

Winter Night Markets at QVM continue on Wednesday nights until 29th August. This FREE event features street food stalls, fashion, homewares and general merchandise traders along with musicians and other live entertainment.

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Why not try the 6-course Mystery Degustation with matching half-glasses of wine. Cost is $85 per person and all served at your table.

Winter Night Markets at QVM
Tel: (03) 9320 5822

Melbourne International Film Festival is on again from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 19th August at venues right around Melbourne.

MIFF showcases international feature films, arthouse productions, documentaries, short features and a range of family-friendly and kids movies.

Victoria Melbourne Events August

Check out the MIFF website for the full program and to book tickets on-line.

You can also buy tickets over the phone on (03) 8660 4898 or using iPhone, iPad and Android apps available from the App Store.

Melbourne International Film Festival
Tel: (03) 8660 4898

A Celebration of Bernstein is a production by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra celebrating the music of the great Leonard Bernstein.

Two programs will be staged at Hamer Hall, the first Bernstein Classics on Wednesday 15th August and the second Bernstein On Broadway on Sunday 185h August.

Victoria Melbourne Events August

Tickets range from $39 to $135 for both performances and may be booked on-line at

Bernstein Classics and Bernstein on Broadway
Tel: 1300 182 183

Meet The Makers, a Cellarmasters presentation will be staged at Peninsula C, Shed 14, Central Pier, Docklands on Friday 17th August between 6 PM and 8.30 PM.

Take the opportunity to taste a broad range of wines and talk to the individual winemakers when Cellarmasters presents labels like Briar Ridge, Krondorf, Mockingbird Hill, Neil McGuigan, Ribbon Hills and Wordsmith all showcasing up to 60 of their award-winning wines and served with delicious canapes.

Victoria Melbourne Events August

Tickets cost $40 plus booking fee per person and can be booked online at

Meet The Makers
Tel: 1800 500 260

Melbourne Art Fair will be staged at 111 Sturt Street, Southbank from Wednesday 1st to Sunday 5th August.

The fair showcases 40 galleries presenting works by some of the newest and exciting young artists in Australasia. It is the main event of Melbourne Art Week and presents a program of talks, tours, events and performances celebrating contemporary art and artists.

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Session times are Wednesday 1st 5 PM to 8 PM, Thursday 2nd midday to 5 PM, Friday 3rd midday to 9 PM, Saturday 4th 10 AM to 6 PM and Sunday 5th 11 AM to 4 PM.

See the website for the full list of ticket prices, terms & conditions and online bookings.

Melbourne Art Fair
Tel: (03) 9015 7822

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Why? Make the most of the eclectic range of events taking place in Melbourne in August.
When: Throughout August
Phone: See the article for specific venue telephone contacts.
Where: Venues in and around Melbourne
Cost: Varies from one event to the next.
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