Spring in Melbourne comes alive with racing, markets, music, and more! Check out these unmissable events in November.
Melbourne Cup Carnival
1. Melbourne Cup Carnival Glam 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 (2nd Nov), Emirates Melbourne Cup (5th Nov), Crown Oaks Day (7th Nov), Emirates Stakes Day (9th Nov). Tickets from $74. Enjoy the Melbourne Cup Parade on November 4th (12-2pm), where past winning horses, jockeys and trainers will parade along Swanston Street to Federation Square.
2. Suzuki Night Market
Returning for the 16th year, the Suzuki Night Market runs every Wednesday night, 5pm-10pm, from November 6th to February 26th (excluding December 25th & January 1st 2014), 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, cocktail, beer or sangria; and be entertained by talented local musicians. Free, outdoors, family friendly event.
3.Taste of Melbourne Running from November 14th-17th , Taste of Melbourne returns to Albert Park. Sample food from Melbourne's top restaurants, drink wine from local vineyards, take part in cocktail making master-class, be inspired by Masterchef demonstrations, and enjoy speaking to artisans while browsing and treating yourself to their finest produce. Tickets from $25.
4. Melbourne Music Week 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, from November 15th-24th.
5. Night Noodle Markets Alexandra Gardens is transformed into an Asian Hawker-style night market. The Age Good Food Month Night Noodle Markets hosts over 20 restaurant stalls, a selection of bars, great music and a lively atmosphere. From 5pm weekdays, and 4pm on weekends, November 18th-30th.