Looking for something to do over the Labour Day Long Weekend in Melbourne?
Whats free in Melbourne over the long weekend
Melbourne Moomba Festival 2018
We know it to be Australia’s largest community festival with fun and colour for the whole family.
There are many highlights at the Moomba Festival including everyone’s favourite Birdman Rally and the Moomba Parade, which has a new route this year. There’s so much for the kids they they’ll love, from Woody’s Ukulele School to carnival rides on both sides of the river. The nightly fireworks are fantastic and foods available from carts and gourmet food trucks give plenty of options. Here’s the full program. Friday 9 to Monday 12 March.
The Butterfly Club’s Fab Fridays
The Butterfly Club is a revolving door of cabaret, comedy, burlesque and more. There’s a free Fab Friday piano bar session for free late at night. Requests taken from customers by the piano man encourages audience memebers to sing along and sometimes the cast from big musicals might drop by. Friday nights from 10.30pm.
Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival
The Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival is a celebration of fashion, arts, ideas and creative endeavour for everyone to enjoy. Entry to The Plaza Festival hub at the Royal Exhibition Building is free, as is much of what’s on offer. Live entertainment, Photo ops, beauty tips and touch-ups. A curated pop-up showcasing local emerging labels, including runway shows.
The Melbourne Fashion Festival is Australia’s largest consumer fashion event, including world-class runway shows featuring Australia’s established and emerging designers, state-of-the-art production, beauty workshops, retail events, industry seminars, forums, live entertainment and much more.
The Plaza becomes alive from 5-10 March with food, pop-up bars, live entertainment, plenty of photo opportunities and more!
San Antone Smokehouse Festival
Over at the Crown Riverwalk, BBQ dealers at San Antone are going to spend four days smoking starting on 9 March through to Labour Day creating delicious beef brisket, smokey ribs, delectable potato salad and more. Entry is free, which means 100% of your pennies can go straight to smokey goodness.
NAB AFL Women’s Competition
Expecting big crowds with entry to AFLW games for free. The NAB AFL Women’s matches at Ikon Park are affordable and a great day out at the footy. Next up is Melbourne vs Carlton, Sunday 11 March – game starts at 4.35pm.
Hire a Limousine for a winery tour to the region of your choice.
Here’s another idea during the long weekend in Melbourne… get a few friends together and make a break from all the happenings in the city for a tour of wineries. Your choice of winery regions to visit in luxury and style. No worries either about drink-driving as you’ll be chauffeur driven to your destinations.
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