What's On: Melbourne in October

Here is what's on in Melbourne in October.

October in Melbourne means fringe and mainstream arts festivals, spring racing, as well as an array of events and things to do for the family.

It can still get cold in Melbourne and hot and sunny and windy and raining!

If it gets to much there are the Melbourne galleries and museums, and of course the cafes, bars and restaurants...

Melbourne Fringe Festival

The Melbourne Fringe Festival is an unconventional quirky Melbourne arts festival, a city-wide celebration of independent creativity and the thriving, vibrant and diverse Melbourne arts scene. to find out what's on during their Melbourne shows, check their blog and website.

Melbourne Arts Festival

The Melbourne Arts Festival is one of Australia's leading international arts festivals presenting unique international and Australian dance, theatre, music, visual arts and multimedia events, with a number of free events around the city.

Camperdown Cruise Rock-A-Billy Festival

For a bit of nostalgia, this is one of these feel good long weekend with rockabilly bands, classic cars, hot roads, fashion and glamour, rock n' roll, dance events, an art exhibition and all things 50s.

KMR Cup Weekend Steamfest

For the family, a historic steam train going all through the day, food & drink, steam museum and treats at the Kervisdale Mountain Railway & Museum. Bookings essential, ph 5797 0227.

Toast the Coast

Geelong's wine and food festival is on celebrating its cool climate wines and regional produce. It is held across a range of venues and wineries around Gelong, the Moorabool valley, the Surf Coast and the Bellarine. Wine Fest

Spring Racing Carnival

Hats, fashion, glamour and horses, Derby Day, and the legendary Melbourne Cup, one of the world's most famous horse races that stops the whole nation and is a public holiday in Victoria.

These are some highlights of What's on in Melbourne in October. The spirit of Melbourne comes to live in its many community events, bars and live performances, which are too numerous to be listed here.

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