17 Fun Things To Do in Melbourne in Spring 2020 – The Trend Spotter

17 Fun Things To Do in Melbourne in Spring 2019

17 Fun Things To Do in Melbourne in Spring 2020 - The Trend Spotter

Whether you’re a tourist or a local, this season is the perfect time to get outside and experience the wonders of this Victorian capital. From art galleries to wine tastings and activities for the kids, there’s endless opportunities and amazing things to do every week. Enjoy the sunshine and incredible scenery with these fun things to do in Melbourne this spring.

1. Spring Racing Carnival

Don your most beautiful dresses and get ready for a day of fun at the Spring Racing Carnival. From Oaks Day to the Melbourne Cup, this spring event is one of the most sought-after.

Take your kids and enjoy the sunshine on Family Day, or dress to the nines with your girlfriends on Ladies Day.

Whether you’re there for the racing or the fashion, this once-a-year event should be marked on everyone’s calendars.

Spring Racing Carnival

2. NGV Kaws Companionship in the Age of Loneliness

If you’re in the mood for culture, be sure to check out the KAWS: Companionship in the Age of Loneliness exhibition. Featuring a collection of paintings, murals and sculptures from Brian Donnelly’s (aka KAWS) 25-year collection, which has become an integral part of his generation.

This contemporary artist will showcase more than 100 of his most breathtaking designs, including a human-scale sculptural figure and a newly-commissioned 7-metre bronze monumental sculpture.

This event is a great way to reflect on the universal feelings, get inspired and bring home memories of the fantastic creativity.


3. Royal Melbourne Show

Take the whole family for a day filled with adventure and fun at the Royal Melbourne Show. From thrilling rides to live music and amazing food, this is the perfect place to celebrate the start of spring.

Grab a few show bags on your way and say hello to the farm animals in between rollercoaster rides. No matter if you’re bringing your kids or you’re on a first date, you’ll have the time of your life at this event.

Royal Melbourne Show

4. Oktoberfest in the Gardens

Taking inspiration from the Bavarian tradition Oktoberfest in the Gardens is the place to go if you love beer and delicious German cuisine. Featuring a great beer hall, roving performers, silent disco and lots of food, you can dress up in lederhosen or dirndls and have a great time. It takes place at the Melbourne Showgrounds on October 19th and is one day you’ll remember forever.

Oktoberfest in the Gardens

5. The Nutcracker – Australian Ballet

To get you excited for the festive season, you can’t pass up the chance to see Tchaikovsky’s fantastic piece. The Nutcracker is a 19th-century Christmas story of young Clara who receives a nutcracker on Christmas Eve.

When the clock strikes twelve, she is taken to the magical ‘Land of the Sweets’ to fight the Mouse King and stay in the arms of her Nutcracker Prince.

This is one of the most beautiful shows to see with family or friends, and this performance will be forever in your heart.

The Australian Ballet: The Nutcracker

6. IMAX Melbourne

Head to the biggest silver screen in Melbourne at IMAX. Whether you plan on seeing IT Chapter Two or Oceans 3D, there are so many things you can watch and experience at this cinema. IMAX will also be showing some classic and new sci-fi movies in September including 2001: A Space Odyssey, Ad Astra, Aliens, The Fifth Element and many more.

IMAX Melbourne

7. Melbourne Music Week

Surround yourself with the most amazing tunes at Melbourne Music Week. This ten-day event celebrates world-class musicians and melodies throughout the city, with live bands, exhibitions and parties. Running from November 14-23, this is a great way to enjoy yourself, hear great music and hang out with friends and family.

Melbourne Music Week

8. Melbourne Fringe Festival

This city is filled with culture, so why not celebrate it at the Melbourne Fringe Festival? Showcasing the most illustrious artwork, music and everything in between that Melbourne has to offer, this event is sure to put a smile on everyone’s faces. There are more than 400 performances, artists and exhibitions to enjoy – this is an exciting way to spend your time in the CBD this spring.

Melbourne Fringe Festival

9. Mary Eats Cake High Tea at Kenloch Estate

Enjoy an afternoon un anything else at the Kenloch Estate! Held for one day only, you can experience a delightful High Tea surrounded by the glorious gardens.

From the free-flowing French Sparkling to the famous tea blends, you can spend the rest of the day walking through the stunning scenery. Bring your friends and family along with you, to have an unforgettable afternoon together.

This is a great way to celebrate the start of spring, so don’t miss out.High Tea at Kenloch Estate

10. Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in Concert

Fancy yourself as a big Star Wars fan? The Return of the Jedi in Concert is a spectacular rendition of John Williams’ musical scores. They’re performed live to the films and are led by conductor Benjamin Northey. Presented by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, you can discover secrets about the movie with pre-concert talk, and enjoy the full breadth of the classic film never before.

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in Concert

11. Architects of Air: Katena Luminarium

Surround yourself in a labyrinth of colour and excitement at the Architects of Air: Katena Luminarium. This worldwide event is once again coming to Melbourne. The airlock structure is encompassed in colour, atmospheric sounds and a small sliver of sunlight. Enjoy the relaxed session and take your kids along for the fun – you won’t regret it!

Katena Luminarium: Architects of Air

12. Rain Room

Have you ever wanted to walk through the rain but not get wet? This art installation creates millions of raindrops and responds to your physical presence. Following your every move, not a single drop of water will hit you. For those who love unique experiences, this event is the perfect place to get it. Enjoy your surroundings and immerse yourself in an unforgettable experience.

Rain Room

13. Marvel: Journey of Heroes

Celebrate the 80th birthday of Marvel comic books at the Journey of Heroes. Inside Melbourne Central is a collection of original artwork by Patrick Brown, Jon Sommariva, David Yardin, Ben Templesmith and Wayne Nichols.

Take a step down memory lane and discover the history of the superheroes and how they’ve changed since 1939.

This is an excellent event for the superfans of these action-packed stories, so get down there to capture its magic!

Marvel: Journey of Heroes

14. AFL Grand Final

The end of the AFL season couldn’t be celebrated better than at the Grand Final. Whether you’re a Collingwood fan or you have a soft spot for Carlton, showcase your love for the sport at this iconic Aussie event.

The game features a fantastic half-time live performance from Paul Kelly and other artists and lots of other entertainment too.

Taking place at the MCG on September 28th, dress up in your team’s colours and bring the whole family along for a day they will never forget!

AFL Grand Final 2019

15. Holey Cheese Festival

Nothing says spring quite a festival dedicated to cheese, wine and music. Hosted at Queen Victoria Market, the Holey Cheese Festival is the perfect event for those who love fine foods with friends.

Try an array of soft, blue, vintage and other incredible tastes across the pop-up stalls, and unwind after a long day with its selection of vino and great sounds.

This takes place from October 22-27, and will go down as one of the best nights of the season!

Holey Cheese Festival

16. Colours of the World – International Festival of Language and Culture

Surround yourself with all of the greatest cultures that the world has to offer at the International Festival of Language and Culture. For 17 years, this event has provided Melbourne with amazing talents from across the globe. Taking place on October 26th, you will make memories that will last you a lifetime.

International Festival of Language and Culture

17. The Wizarding Academy Express

Have your wand at the ready and gather your closest friends as you board the Wizarding Academy Express.

This moving steam train begins at Southern Cross Station and takes you on a journey, where you will learn spells and have potion classes. There are four carriages you can choose from, each with a different house and professors.

This is the best way to spend a day for all the Muggles who wish they were a part of J.K. Rowling’s incredible imagination.

Wizarding Academy Express

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Fashion Photographer

17 Fun Things To Do in Melbourne in Spring 2020 - The Trend Spotter

  1. 03 Feb 2020

    St Collins Lane – Fashion Give the gift of love this Valentine’s Day with Furla Featuring Twice Blessed at St. Collins Lane, Photographed by Katie Fergus

  2. 26 Jun 2018

    Griffith grad captures street style Read the full article here  https://app.secure.griffith.edu.au/news/2018/05/28/griffith-grad-captures-street-style/

  3. 26 Jun 2018

    Article Featured in ‘The Age’, ‘Sydney Morning Herald’ and ‘Brisbane Times’  Read the full article here  https://www.theage.com.au/lifestyle/fashion/spotlight-behind-the-lens-of-a-melbourne-street-style-photographer-20180501-p4zcnc.html

  4. 17 Jul 2017

    Courtesy Of Magazine First Issue Launch Front Cover image by Katie FergusFront Cover Image by Katie Fergus for Friends with Frank Feature Images by Katie Fergus on GGPR Feature Images by Katie Fergus for Friends with Frank Vydia Rishie’s newest digital magazine, Features images by Katie Fergus for Friends…

  5. 17 Jul 2017

    This Is How You Nail Street Style, Every Single Time Street Style Gallery Photographed for Who What Wear Australia at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Sydney 2017 by Katie Fergus Eleanor Pendelton by Katie Fergus MBFWA 2017 http://www.whowhatwear.com.au/style-lessons-fashion-week-australia-2017/slide10

  6. 17 Jul 2017

    You’ll Need Some Time to Really Enjoy These Head-Turning Street Style Images Street Style Gallery Photographed for Who What Wear Australia at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Sydney 2017 by Katie Fergus Kate Waterhouse by Katie Fergus MBFWA 2017 http://www.whowhatwear.com.au/fashion-week-australia-2017-street-style-day-two/

  7. 17 Jul 2017

    Announcing: The Winners in Our 2017 Street Style Awards Street Style Gallery Photographed for Who What Wear Australia at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Sydney 2017 by Katie Fergus Carmen Hamilton by Katie Fergus MBFWA 2017 http://www.whowhatwear.com.au/street-style-award-winners-2017/

  8. 17 Jul 2017

    You Need to See the Incredible Shoes We Spotted at Fashion Week Street Style Gallery Photographed for Who What Wear Australia at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Sydney 2017 by Katie Fergus Nadia Fairfax by Katie Fergus 2017 MBFWA http://www.whowhatwear.com.au/fashion-week-australia-2017-street-style-day-1/slide18

  9. 17 Jul 2017

    These Were the Most-Photographed Accessories at Fashion Week Yesterday Street Style Gallery Photographed for Who What Wear Australia at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Sydney 2017 by Katie Fergus http://www.whowhatwear.com.au/best-accessories-from-australian-fashion-week-2017/slide16

  10. 17 Jul 2017

    The Fashion Week Street Style Highlights We’re Still Thinking About Street Style Gallery Photographed for Who What Wear Australia at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Sydney 2017 by Katie Fergus http://www.whowhatwear.com.au/best-street-style-fashion-week-australia-2017/slide13

  11. 17 Jul 2017

    This Is How Real People Make Fashion Fun Street Style Gallery Photographed for Who What Wear Australia at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Sydney 2017 by Katie Fergus http://www.whowhatwear.com.au/bold-street-style-style-australian-fashion-week-2017/slide17

  12. 17 Jul 2017

    A Full Breakdown of Everything Our Editors Wore Last Week Street Style Gallery Photographed for Who What Wear Australia at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Sydney 2017 by Katie Fergus http://www.whowhatwear.com.au/what-fashion-editors-wear-to-work/

  13. 20 Mar 2017

    Mens Street Style from VAMFF 2017 for GQ Australia + Street Smith http://www.gq.com.au/style/best+dressed/galleries/men+s+street+style+from+vamff+and+gq+menswear+runway+2017,40007

  14. 30 Jan 2017

    Sugar Mountain Photos featured on Elle Magazine for Street Smith http://www.elle.com.au/fashion/street-style/2017/1/best-dressed-from-sugar-mountain-festival-melbourne-2017/

  15. 07 Nov 2016

    Leah Johnsen Emirates Stakes Day Photos for Street Smith Featured in Harpers Bazaar Magazine http://www.harpersbazaar.com.au/fashion/trending-now/2016/11/best-dressed-celebrity-style-emirates-stakes-day-2016-melbourne-spring-racing/best-dressed-celebrity-style-emirates-stakes-day-2016-melbourne-spring-racing-image-1/

  16. 07 Nov 2016

    Helen O’Connor Some of my Melbourne Spring Racing Photos for Street Smith Featured on Harpers Bazaar Australia http://www.harpersbazaar.com.au/fashion/trending-now/2016/10/best-dressed-style-trends-spring-racing-season-sydney-melbourne/best-dressed-style-trends-spring-racing-season-sydney-melbourne-image-22/

  17. 07 Nov 2016

    Nadia Fairfax Fashion at the Races – Photography by Katie Fergus for Street Smith X Elle Magazine Australia http://www.elle.com.au/spring-racing-carnival/content/2016/10/best-dressed-celebrities-caulfield-cup-day-2016-melbourne-spring-racing/

  18. 07 Nov 2016

    Elyse Knowles Fashion at the Races – Photography by Katie Fergus for Street Smith x Elle Magazine Australia http://www.elle.com.au/spring-racing-carnival/content/2016/10/best-dressed-caulfield-guineas-day-2016-melbourne-racing/

  19. 21 Oct 2016

    This week I spent my time wandering around at Melbourne Central and shooting some street style for their Street Level gallery! Have a look at some of the outfits I found this week #MelbourneCentral 

  20. 07 Mar 2016

    Elyse Knowles Lisa Hamilton – See Want Shop Carissa Walford Jasmine Howell – Friend in Fashion Vydia Rishie Bec and Marrisa – Twice Blessed Dasha Gold – The Trend Spotter Nadia Bartel – Chronicles of Nadia Sheetal Mudumba – The 3000 Chapter Alice McGenniss-Destro – Catwalk of Words Tash Sefton…

  21. 20 Jan 2016

    This week I had the pleasure of shooting the Street Level Photographs for Melbourne Central Shopping centre. For me street style is all about being able to see a part of someones personality shine through in the universal language of fashion. 

  22. 18 Jan 2016

    Photographing on the sunniest of days is not my one of my favourite things, however when the end result looks this, it makes me a very happy photographer! Shooting in one of my favourite street style locations, these concrete stairs made for a dream backdrop! Josie bought her A-game…

Source: https://www.katiefergus.com/katie-fergus-streetstyle-blog

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15 Fun Things To Do In Melbourne This Summer

17 Fun Things To Do in Melbourne in Spring 2020 - The Trend Spotter


There is nothing summer in Melbourne. With an endless amount of things to see and do, it can be overwhelming to know where to start. If you watching the pros go head-to-head at the tennis, grooving out at a festival or shopping, here are the best events in Melbourne this summer that you won’t want to miss.

1. Australian Open 

Spend an afternoon with family and friends, and enjoy the best of tennis at The Australian Open. The popular contest is held in Melbourne during the summer each year, so you and your friends can make it an annual tradition to attend the event. Kick back, relax, and share a cold beverage while cheering for your favorite player in the heart of Melbourne this summer.

When: 20th January to 2nd February 2020
Time: Varied times
Melbourne Park
Cost: Varied Prices and Ticket Packages. Adults from $59 and kids from $5

VISIT: Australian Open

2. Storytime Ballet: The Nutcracker by Australian Ballet 

The magical story of The Nutcracker is being brought to life by the Australian Ballet this summer.

This performance is made not only for the adults but explicitly for children aged three and up to watch, learn, and enjoy this enticing show.

This interactive production allows the audience to engage with the dancers and follow the spellbinding story. Take the kids to this fun and educational ballet performance to create unforgettable summer memories.

When: 11th December to 15th December 2019
Time: Varied Times
 Arts Centre Melbourne
Cost: From $44

VISIT: The Nutcracker

3. NGV Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat Crossing Lines

If you’re looking for something to immerse your mind in, then look no further than the National Gallery of Victoria.

NGV is hosting an exclusive art exhibition called Crossing Lines by two iconic twentieth-century artists – Keith Haring and Jean-Michael Basquiat.

Prepare to be enlightened with examples of their inspiring works such as pieces from the New York City subway stations and acclaimed artworks such as ‘Radiant Baby.’ This pop-culture inspired exhibition is one not to miss.

When: 1st December 2019 – 11th April 2020
Time: Open 10am – 5pm daily
 National Gallery of Victoria 
Cost: Adult Tickets from $24. Children $8

VISIT: NGV Keith Haring

4. St Kilda Festival 

Gather the crew and prepare yourselves for a full day of entertainment, live music, and carnival rides this summer.

The St Kilda Festival occurs annually on the first Sunday of February to showcase local talent and artists to the Melbourne community.

There will be multiple live music performances, kids’ workshops, and sporting activities for the family. This event has an average of 400,000 attendees, so get in quick to secure the best spots.

When: 9th February 2020
Time: All-day
St Kilda Foreshore
Cost: Free

VISIT: St Kilda Festival

5. Rainbow Serpent Festival

Rainbow Serpent is an internationally-recognized weekend of dance, color, expression, and celebration. Art and culture are what inspired this festival to become what it is today, with further inspiration taken from indigenous Australians. Take this summer weekend as an excuse for a mini holiday and dance away to your heart’s content.

When: 24th January to 27th January 2020
Time: All day throughout the weekend
Lexton, Victoria
Cost: From $350 + booking fee

VISIT: Rainbow Serpent Festival

6. Sidney Myer Free Concert Series 

Head down to the Sidney Myer Music Bowl this summer and enjoy a night full of live orchestra performances. If you’re a fan of electrifying and inspiring music, then this free event will be a must-do.

As it is spread across three days, there will be even more of an opportunity to stop past and take in the atmosphere.

This annual event will be showcasing three talented performances, such as ‘Around the world with MSO,’ ‘Dance, Dance, Dance,’ and ‘La Dolce Vita.’ Add a calendar reminder to your phone ASAP.

When: 5th – 14th February 2020
Time: 4:30pm onwards
Sidney Myer Music Bowl 
Cost: Free

VISIT: Sydney Myer Free Concert

7. Australia Day Parade

Australia Day Parade is the perfect event to come together and celebrate the diverse community we live in. Spend the day with locals who will be supporting, cheering, and dancing through Swanston Street to celebrate the land we live on. This vibrant public display of culture and diversity will be entertaining for everyone.

When: 26th January 2020
Time: 11 am onwards
Swanston Street, Melbourne CBD
Cost: Free

VISIT: Australian Day Parade

8. Melbourne Chinese New Year

Kick off the Chinese New Year in Melbourne’s Chinatown this summer. There will be a variety of events on offer, such as a new year countdown, street bazaar, and an outdoor cinema.

This event will allow you to immerse yourself in the Chinese culture, whether it be through trying a new meal or taking part in a traditional activity.

There is something fun for everyone to eat, see, and enjoy. 

When: 2nd – 10th February 2020
Time: Varied times
Various locations
Cost: Various prices depending on the event

VISIT: Melbourne Chinese New Year

9. Queen Victoria Night Market

Make your way into the Melbourne CBD and get amongst the lively atmosphere at the Queen Victoria Markets. QVM will be trading all through the night during summer, bringing us fun and energetic activities.

In particular, there will be a Pop-Up Volleyball Night Court, Gin Springs Bar, and plenty of live entertainment.

In addition to this, there will be some delicious street food stalls and fabulous shopping experiences to be had by everyone.

When: Wednesday Nights from 20th November 2019 – 11th March 2020
Time: 5pm – 10pm
Queen Victoria Markets
Cost: Free entry

VISIT: Queen Victoria Night Market

10. Boho Luxe Market

Head into the Melbourne CBD and spend a sunny Sunday in the heart of the Boho Luxe Market.

This popular event will be hosting their Christmas edition, which means all of your Christmas shopping can be done in one hit.

You will have the opportunity to see the work of some of Melbourne’s most talented jewelers, fashion designers, and illustrators. If this isn’t tempting enough, there will also be a fashion show and psychic readings.

When: 1st December 2019
Time: 10am – 4pm
The Atrium, Federation Square
Cost: Free

VISIT: Boho Luxe Market

11. South Melbourne Night Market

Take advantage of these warm summer nights and spend them at the South Melbourne Night Market. Similar to the Queen Victoria Markets, this event will be on every Wednesday, offering free live music, cooking demonstrations, and activities for everyone to enjoy. This is the perfect location for a summer afternoon of dinner and drinks with friends.

When: 8th January – 5th February 2020
Time: Wednesdays, 12- 9:30 pm
Corner of Coventry & Cecil Streets, South Melbourne
Cost: Free

VISIT: South Melbourne Night Market

12. St Jerome’s Laneway Festival 

Start your February the right way and party along to your favorite hits at the St Jerome’s Laneway Festival. Music headliners such as Ruel, Ocean Alley, Charli XCX, and The 1975, will be entertaining the crowds all day long. Music festivals are always worth it, so don’t miss your chance to dance the day and night away.

When: 8th February 2020
Time: 11:30 am onwards 
Footscray Park
Cost: From $129.90

VISIT: Laneway Festival

13. Midsumma Festival

The Midsumma Festival is Australia’s premier queer arts and cultural festival held every summer in Melbourne. This event can bring together a vast selection of LGBTQIA artists, performers, and audiences.

If you love to be entertained and have a laugh, then the shows provided by Midsumma Festival will be your next favorite thing.

There will be theatre performances, visual art, cabarets, and social events on offer for everyone to enjoy.

When: 19th January – 9th February 2020
Time: 11am to 10pm
Where: Alexandra Gardens 
Cost: Varied prices

VISIT: Midsumma Festival

14. Fatboy Slim 

If you love to be entertained to the point of no return, then the Fatboy Slim concert will be one to remember. World-known DJ and producer, Fatboy Slim, is making his way down under to showcase his classic hits and infectious live-show energy. Prepare to be wowed at this event as there will be extra visual entertainment that syncs up to the music.

When: 24th January 2020
Time: 6 pm onwards
Where: Sidney Myer Music Bowl
Cost: From $89.90

VISIT: Fatboy Slim

15. IMAX Melbourne 

Craving a night out at the cinemas but not sure where to go? IMAX offers the most immersive cinematic experience in the world, where you can be part of the action rather than just observing it.

It is achievable through a selection of technical creations.

When laser projection technology, screen size, theatre geometry, digital remastering, and IMAX 3D are all combined, they offer the audience a movie screening no other.

When: Various dates
Time: Various times
Rathdowne Street, Carlton
Cost: Adult from $30. Children from $22

VISIT: Imax Melbourne

Source: https://www.thetrendspotter.net/things-to-do-in-melbourne-summer/