What’s Happening in Melbourne This May

Whats Happening May 2016-Melbourne

Lap up the coolest events this May in Melbourne!


Wicked Chocolate Festival

Date: 7-8 May
Location: Prahran Market – 163 Commercial Rd, South Yarra

A whole festival filled with amazing chocolatey goodness? Where do we sign up?! Wicked Chocolate Festival is taking over Prahran Market with a pop-up chocolate precinct filled with goodies from Doughboys Doughnuts, Bibelot, Pana Chocolate and so many more. Whether you like your chocolate with crepes, waffles, fruit, ice cream or on its own, you’re sure to find something to satisfy your sweet tooth. You’ll also get the chance to learn exactly what goes into making the perfect sweet treat, with workshops and demos for every breed of chocolate fan. Check out the full program at the website so you don’t miss a bite! Find out more


The Wild Collective Market

Date: 13-15 May
Location: Royal Exhibition Building – Nicholson Street, Carlton

Design and lifestyle are the name of the game at the Wild Collective Market. Now in its second year, the market aims to showcase quirky fashion, homewares, beauty products, toys and crafts that can’t be found anywhere else. Whether you’re looking for a unique gift or something to spice up the living room, you’ll have over 100 talented vendors to browse through. And to top it all off, you can break up your search for the perfect item with a snack, or just hang out and chill to some indie tunes. Find out more


Next Wave Festival

Date: 5-22 May
Location: Various

The Next Wave Festival in Melbourne is all about flipping conventional thinking, with confusion and disagreement as the theme for this year’s event. With 75% of works led by women and 20% led by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, Next Wave aims to tackle the difficult issues facing society through art and culture. Whether it’s a cross-cultural dance by deaf and hearing dancers, a 24-hour-straight live performance of a single movie scene or a personal meditation session, this festival is guaranteed to get you thinking. Find out more


St Kilda Film Festival

Date: 19-28 May
Location: Palais Theatre and St Kilda Town Hall

This month, St Kilda becomes the new Hollywood for short films! The St Kilda Film Festival showcases the best of the Aussie film industry with one of the biggest short film festivals of the year. The Top 100 short films will be screened alongside entries to the SoundKILDA music video competition and the Under the Radar contest, which is held for budding filmmakers under the age of 21. With an absolutely stacked program packed into 10 days, St Kilda will be transformed into a buzzing hub of film and artistic talent. Find out more

Image credit: St Kilda Film Festival



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