The city of Melbourne keeps both tourists and locals busy with plenty of events and attractions to unravel. From cultural shows to music festivals and food extravaganzas to craft markets, you will find everything here in this vibrant city. Choose minibus hire with driver in Melbourne to bring you to some of these events in August.
Ballet Preljocaj’s Snow White at Arts Centre Melbourne
This August, enjoy the age-old fairytale, like you have never experienced it before. The event will take place at the Arts Centre Melbourne with a performance by the greatest contemporary ballet company of France. The show has captivated audiences across the globe by collaborating with artistic talents. Featuring intricate costumes put together by haute couture designer Jean Paul Gaultier, symphonies performed live by Orchestra Victoria, fantastic sounds of Gustav Mahler and monumental sets designed by Thierry Leproust.
Melbourne Guitar Show 2018
Caulfield Racecourse will be the venue this year for the Melbourne Guitar Show, due to be held on 4th and 5th of August. This fantastic event will include some of the best ukulele, bass and guitar talent in the country, with seminar programs and workshops as well. The Guitar show is dedicated to displaying the best brands of guitar with an exhibition of acoustic and electric instruments, amps and FX, along with associated technologies. There will be plenty of exhibitors, playing a broad range of brands, making your job easier to choose one.
Melbourne Magic Show
This event is a must visit for anyone coming to Melbourne, in any month of the year. It’s unlike any other magical show, where you must have seen magicians showing tantrums on stage. Luke Hockings brings something new to the table with an up, close and personal experience in his latest show Impossible Occurrences. Everything will be happening right in front of your eyes, with Hocking using all his experience to showcase something that you may not have experienced before.
Taralye’s 34th Market Day & 50th Anniversary
Taralye’s 34th Market Day on the 11th of August will be encompassing local vendors and market stalls selling delicious food, with all the generated funds going towards a noble cause. Founded in 1968, Taralye is a registered charity, with 40% of its funding from the government. The objective of this centre is to assist children in reaching their potential. The centre also provides an Otology and Audiology service. Early involvement can start as soon as your child is diagnosed with loss of hearing.
The University of Melbourne Science Festival 2018
Enjoy an amazing week of free films, displays and workshops, with the popular Science Festival due to be held from the 13th to 17th of August, including a range of free events. Take a tour through the oldest zoology museum in the country to look through the collection of Tiegs Museum. One can also witness the ice-cream being made with liquid nitrogen, outside the chemistry building. A special science film screening will also be held featuring a collection of animations, documentaries and short films. And then you have the Physic Laser show that is sure to entertain your kids.
Caribbean Cruise Murder Mystery Dinner
Get ready to solve a thrilling mystery in a calypso style, as you enjoy a delicious 2-course dinner, with unlimited dancing and drinking all night. For the night of 18th August, come drees in cruise-inspired Caribbean costume, thinking of pirates, tourists, islanders and sailors. The cruise experience will commence with the mad capped safety procedure demonstration, prior to guests embarking on a lifetime trip. The guests aboard are passengers, crew members and stowaways. As a guest, you will be served a two-course meal, with unlimited beverages.
RSPCA Cupcake Day 2018
The fun RSPCA Cupcake Day is back this August on the 20th, calling all of you to bake some scrumptious treats, by dusting off those cookbooks, pulling on your apron and preheating the oven. This is an ideal opportunity to showcase your baking skills, and also help in raising funds for animal welfare. Help them to rescue and rehabilitate animals that are in need all across the country. Gather your friends and family for a delicious morning tea or ‘pupcake’ party maybe. Impress them by showcasing your skills!
Hancock’s Daffodil Garden Festival 2018
Melbournians absolutely love flowers and gardens, and this August, the Mount Dandenong will be showcasing daffodils, rather than tulips. Explore the different varieties and choose the one for planting next season. The history of Hancock’s farm spans across 9 decades, as it was founded by an Englishman, Mr Harry Brown, who began breeding and sale of daffodils long back in 1917. In 1935, the farm was moved to the Lyndale Gardens at the Ferntree Gully.
Suitcase Rummage – Northcote 2018
This mini-scaled market allows you to rummage easily without digging too deep, in suitcases filled to the brim with bobs and bits. It’s a nod to sustainable shopping as you go on a treasure hunt. The rummage is in association with the crew behind What She Makes From Oxfam, who are committed to fighting for ethical and fair fashion. The event will take the centre stage on the 26th of August at the Civic Square. You are likely to find records, shoes, handmade items, jewellery, clothing books, bric-a-brac, artwork and vintage goodies.
Baldessin/Whiteley: Parallel Visions Exhibition
The National Gallery of Victoria is celebrating a couple of legendary national artists, in the exposition Baldessin-Whiteley: Parallel Visions, which is scheduled to start from the 31st of August at the Ian Potter Centre. Both Brett Whiteley and George Baldessin have their birth date in 1939, and they were quite successful in their cities in the 60s and 70s. In a tragic turn of events, both of them died as well. The exhibition will feature more than 120 important works, displaying the most complete show of artworks. One of the key highlights of exhibition include the 20-metre long, magnus opus The American dream by Whiteley, which is on credit from the Art Gallery. It also features Baldessin’s MM of Rue St Denis series, transposing the Christian stature of Mary Magdalene.