This monthly memo is to inspire myself and other Melbourne residents to get out, explore and perhaps experience something different each month in this beautiful city we call home.
April equals the beginning of autumn in Melbourne. Although this means slightly cooler weather, it doesn’t mean there still aren’t some exciting events happening. Don’t forget the Comedy Festival is on until the 17th April too. So what event in April will take your fancy?
Saturday 2nd April from 10am at 3 – 11 Russell Street
“Our markets are exclusive, carefully curated boutique events showcasing the best designers and supporting new talent.” For a $2 entry fee you can browse an extensive range of stores featuring jewellery, clothing, and so much more.
Wine & Cheese Fest
Sunday 10th April at The Meat Market in North Melbourne
Wine and cheese may be some locals’ favourite foodie combination, besides beer and pie at the footy. The event includes samples, live music, cheese making demonstrations, and a grape stomping competition. How good is your stomping?
Supernova Pop Culture Expo
15th to 17th April at Melbourne Showgrounds
When I discovered this expo was coming to Melbourne in April, I had a look at the TV stars appearing. Um, so many amazing people! Adrianne Palicki, Jack Gleeson, Manu Bennett, Bonnie Wright and Richard Harmon to name just a FEW. Tickets start from $32 for one day.
The Dressmaker Costume Exhibition
From Friday 22nd April at Rippon Lea House and Garden
If you loved the costumes worn by Kate Winslet and friends in the movie, The Dressmaker, this is your event. The exhibition features 50 designs from Marion Bryce, and Margot Wilson’s designs worn by Winslet. Plus, there will be a 1950s bar pop-up in the Grand Ballroom on a few nights, so you can grandly dance the night away.
Monday 25th April
Melbourne city is the place to be on ANZAC Day to pay your respects at the Dawn Service at the Shrine of Remembrance, and then at the morning march through the city. Lest we forget.
April 30th at Moonee Valley Racecourse
What do you get when you cross an obstacle course with a lot of water? ObstaSplash, everyone. Although the entry fee is quite expensive (starting at $65) it does sound like a lot of fun.
There are plenty of fun Melbourne events in April, and a couple just happen to involve the entertainment industry (my favourite).
What are you excited to do in April?