Summer events in Melbourne

Summer in Melbourne brings some iconic events – It is truly a season of entertainment.

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Boxing Day Test – Australia v India – Wednesday 26th – Sunday 30th December, 2018 (MCG)

This year, the Test is home to Cricket’s biggest ever cultural festival, celebrating the sights, sounds, tastes and wonders of India.

There’ll be delicious food, live entertainment, art-covered shipping containers, market stalls, fashion parades, and a big screen to watch the match.

There’s so much more to your day at the cricket! Check out the activities below and join the spectacle of fun, family, friends and great sporting moments.

You will also discover the Indian Summer Festival located just outside gates 5 and 6. Here you will find food and live entertainment.

Gillette One Day International – Australia v India Friday 18th January, 2019 (MCG)

Catch the Aussie men’s cricket team for the last time in Melbourne at the MCG before they battle it out at the World Cup later this year.

There will also be activities and events happening out side the stadium. Be sure to check out the Colour Crew the Red Frog Crew and the Field of Flavours.

Content: Cricket Australia

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The Australian Open – Rod Laver Arena 13th – 27th January 2019

Over two weeks, see the world’s best tennis players hit the global stage at Melbourne Park to battle it out for the title. 

Every year the Australian Open gets bigger, better, more intense and more breathtaking as these stunning athletes leave nothing to chance in their quest for the championship trophy. 

With more entertainment, food and family-friendly options than ever before, there is something for everyone at the Australian Open. 

Visit the Australian Open website for tickets and travel packages, or sign up to Australian Open Update for all the latest news and offers.

Content: Tennis Australia

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Motor Racing

Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix 14th – 17th March 2019 

There is only one race the whole world is watching. The Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix 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.

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

Content: Australian Grand Prix Corporation