Things to do while visiting Melbourne

We have put together some awesome events to check out on your visit to Melbourne

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Melbourne International Comedy Festival

27 March to 21 April 2019

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival is one of the three largest comedy festivals in the world, alongside Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Montreal’s Just for Laughs Festival. An annual event, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival literally takes over Australia’s comedy capital, Melbourne, each autumn with an enormous program of stand-up comedy, cabaret, theatre, street performance, film, television, radio and visual arts.

The city will light up with laughs when the Melbourne International Comedy Festival takes over town! For three and a half weeks from 27 March to 21 April Melbourne will be the nation’s hive of happiness, injecting all-day, all-night infectious fun to the city. Be it family fun at Fed Square, glittering gala events or late-night laughs at Festival Club, there is a comedy thrill to fit everyone’s bill.

To find out who when and where in Melbourne check here for times and tickets > 

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Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival

1 – 10 March 2019

The Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival (VAMFF) is an annual celebration of fashion, beauty, business and creative endeavour for everyone to enjoy. 

The event stimulates and celebrates the Australian fashion industry whilst providing employment, networking and professional development opportunities for fashion, beauty, design, creative, marketing and retail industry professionals. 

A true feast for the senses, the Festival presents the most stylish week-long entertainment on offer including world-class runway shows featuring Australia’s established and emerging designers, state-of-the-art production, beauty workshops, live entertainment and much more. 

In 2019, the Festival will hold the inaugural Australian Fashion Summit, an event that will bring an ambitious schedule of business discussions. The Festival also offers premium tailored corporate entertainment packages and exclusive sponsorship opportunities that include unique experiential marketing and brand touch platforms.

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Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix 2019

14 – 17 Mar 2019

There’s more to the Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix than ever before.

The Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2019 is the ultimate playground for the world’s biggest stars. Watch as the fastest cars in the world tear up the Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit at the 2019 season opener. Watch Lewis Hamilton start his world championship defence in Melbourne, with the likes of Sebastian Vettel. Also, you’ll enjoy the electrifying atmosphere as Australia’s very own Daniel Ricciardo vies for a podium spot in his hotly anticipated first race for Renault Sport.

Fans can come and enjoy the Heineken Village which offers a unique and interactive setting with performances where fans can unwind and enjoy the complete Formula 1 experience in style. The excitement continues with the F1 Fan Zone, fascinating motor shows, kids’ corner and so much more.

Whether you are a motorsport fan after full throttle or want to soak in the glamour of this star-studded event, the Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2019 presents something for everyone as it takes excitement and opulence to the next level. 

Book your accommodation at Riverside and tickets to the Formula 1 online today.

Content: Australian Grand Prix Corporation

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Boomers V USA Basketball

22 & 24 August 2019

USA Basketball Men’s National Team to face Boomers in Melbourne

The biggest names in world basketball will square off in August 2019 when the Australian Boomers host USA Basketball at Marvel Stadium, Melbourne. 

Do not miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to see the USA’s best battle it out with Australia’s local heroes in this important pre-FIBA World Cup series. 

With eight Aussies lighting it up in the US this year, there has never been a better chance for the Boomers to beat the might of the USA Basketball on home soil. 

This promises to be the biggest sporting event of the year.

Organise your accommodation at Riverside Apartments and tickets today

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Escher X nendo | Between Two Worlds

Now until 7th April 2019

Escher X nendo – Between Two Worlds is a groundbreaking exhibition that features the work of Dutch artist M. C. Escher in dialogue with the work of acclaimed Japanese design studio nendo.

Celebrated as a master of optical illusion, Escher created some of the most iconic images of the twentieth century. The exhibition features 158 prints and drawings drawn from the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague, which houses the world’s largest collection of Escher’s work, and covers the full span of his career, from 1916 through to his final work produced in 1969.

As one of the leading design studios in the world, nendo draw upon their unique design approach to manipulating geometry, space and perception to create an immersive exhibition experience inspired by M. C. Escher.

Content: National Gallery of Victoria

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Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

8 – 24 March 2019

Food and wine lovers in their hundreds and thousands each year indulge in bespoke events that fill Melbourne’s labyrinthine network of restaurants, laneways, lights-turned-down basements, dizzying rooftops as well as spilling into spectacular regional Victoria.

Melbourne Food and Wine Festival are all about supporting and cultivating the very things that make Melbourne – and the surrounding regions – a gastronomic playground.

The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival presented by Bank of Melbourne from 8 – 24 March 2019. Book your accommodation at the Riverside Apartments

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