What’s Happening in Melbourne This September

Whats Happening September 2016-Melbourne

Mmm, look at all this tasty stuff! From fancy beer to all things anime, there’s no shortage of awesome ways to welcome in the Melbourne spring. We’ve picked out a nice little mix to get you started, so read on for a September to remember!

Madman Anime Festival

Date: 3 – 4 September 2016

Location: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Wharf

Boasting an events list longer than one of those crazy Final Fantasy swords, the first-ever Melbourne Madman Anime Festival is set to be very special indeed. Expect exclusive premier screenings, exhibitions and spotlights on your favourite shows (the Tokyo Ghoul one is amazing), and special appearances by numerous creators, voice actors and artists. Then there’s all the Japanese grub, card games, video game panels, plentiful shopping opportunities, and an extravaganza of glorious cosplay goodness (including a contest, parade and various cosplay superstars). Phew! We could go on and on, but we’d be here for days – so just get on down and experience it for yourself. Find out more


Cheese & Wine Food Truck Festival

Date: 2 – 4 September

Location: The Food Truck Park, Preston

The Food Truck Park is one of the yummiest places in Melbourne (if not the world) all year round, and it’s jumping straight to the top from Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th. The cheesiest food trucks in town are teaming up with Barry’s Bar to offer a truly sumptuous array of delicacies, and you’ll fully believe in the power of cheese and wine by the time you’ve had your fill (plus a little more). When you arrive, you’ll be given a map and a few choice recommendations to get you started, and then it’s up to you to explore! Find out more


Royal Melbourne Show

Date: 17 – 27 September

Location: Melbourne Showgrounds, Flemington

The Royal Melbourne Show is undoubtedly the ultimate family event of the year. We’re talking 10 straight days of fluffy animals, delectable local food, rollicking rides and death-defying stunts; not to mention extravagant displays (fireworks!), heaps of arts and crafts to get stuck into, and amazing feats of rural mastery. This is where Victoria comes together to celebrate the very best of what it has to offer, and every year there is something new and wonderful to experience. We don’t know about you, but we’re particularly looking forward to the Cat Championship this time… Find out more


Great Southern Beer & Cider Festival

Date: 30 September

Location: Yarra Glen Racecourse, Yarra Valley

If you can think of a better way to end September than with craft beer and boutique cider in the gorgeous Yarra Valley, we’d certainly like to hear it. The brand-new Great Southern Beer & Cider Festival promises this and much more, with live bands (including local blues legends Three Kings), group discounts and a wealth of fresh and beautiful street food to savour. Kids under 10 get in free, and there’s plenty to keep them occupied as well. Not beer or cider, obviously (sorry, junior), but things like an AFL clinic and face painting. Classic! Find out more

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