Melbourne International Arts Festival
Featuring the best international and local artists working in dance, theatre, music and visual arts today, the Melbourne International Arts Festival will once again take over the city this October, celebrating both acclaimed and new work and demonstrating why Melbourne is such a cultural hot spot.
When: 02nd to 20th October 2019
Location: Various Venues, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000
Ballarat International Foto Biennale
The Ballarat International Foto Biennale returns in 2019, shifting its focus to photographers who present the world in unconventional ways and in unpredictable circumstances. Featuring the work of some of the biggest international names in photography, the 2019 program delves deep into photographic explorations of human behaviour and human intervention, traversing the terrain of ecology, rights, race, capital and conflict.
When: Until 20th October 2019
Location: National Centre for Photography, 4 Lydiard Street South, Ballarat Central, Victoria, 3350
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Yarra Valley Opera Festival
Gertrude Opera presents a festival of opera across ten days in the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges. The Yarra Valley Opera Festival puts you, the audience, at its heart: it exists to move you with thrilling stories, superb music and astounding voices. Held in an intimate 250 seat pop-up theatre with tiered seating, let the story, music and voices reverberate acoustically around you, with brilliant sets, lighting, and costumes your visual feast.
When: 18th to 27th October 2019
Location: Olinda Yarra, 17 MacIntyre Lane, Yering, Victoria, 3770
Holey Cheese Festival
Cheese devotes get excited, the Holey Cheese Festival is returning to Queen Vic Market for a week of cheese, wine and music. Sample some of Victoria’s best hard, soft, blue, white, fresh and aged rinds from Market traders and local producers; and enjoy cheesy fare from pop-ups.
When: 22nd October 2019
Location: Queen Victoria Market, 513 Queen Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000
Day of the Dead at Cactus Country
Day of the Dead at Cactus Country is their biggest event of the year. It’s an experiential food and entertainment night set amongst the incredible 12 acre Cactus Garden. The holiday is about celebrating the souls and spirits that live on, a celebration of life itself. Traditions of the celebration include sugar skulls, private altars, marigolds and favourite food and drinks.
When: 26th October 2019
Location: Cactus Country, 4986 Murray Valley Highway, Strathmerton, Victoria, 3641
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