Get Out: 16 - 18 March


Main Image Courtesy Daniel Mahon


Victorians go bonkers for a good festival, it's almost like we can't get enough so organisers just give us more and more, particularly at this time of year, until we're so worn out all we want to do is stay in bed all winter....or is that just me? 

This week marks the opening of the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival and Melbourne Design Week, with plenty more on the way between now and hibernation. As we may be seeing the last of the warm weather very soon, now would be a good time to GET OUT! SEE STUFF! WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!

Have a fab weekend, friends! 

White Night

The White Night juggernaut needs no introduction, rolling into Ballarat this weekend bringing the light show and installations to the town’s gorgeous heritage streets and buildings. It might be a lot smaller than its city cousin, but at least you’ll be able to, well…move. Check out the full program, maps and food vendors, and start planning your big night out!


Image: MFWF

Melbourne Food & Wine Festival
Various locations (Melbourne & Regional)

Undoubtedly the biggest event on any foodie’s calendar, this year’s Melbourne Food and Wine Festival is set to be a banger. Highlights include a boozy vegan BBQ (yes, vegan...don't judge) by Fancy Hanks and Smith & Daughters, a champagne lunch with the excellent Champagne Dame, a doggy winery tour, cooking classes with Relish Mama and a community lunch at Elwood’s, Lezzet, showcasing the cuisines of the Anatolian region. Phew! Where my fat pants at?


Image: MDW

Melbourne Design Week
Various locations (Melbourne & Regional)

The design nerds' equivalent to the MFWF is also on this week, check out some of the excellent exhibitions, talks, seminars, tours and workshops including Tim Ross’s Mid Century Project, an exhibition of the iconic Marimekko designs and the always brilliant Art Book Fair, going down at this year’s MDW


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Beach Carnivale

With an expected forecast of 34ºC on Saturday, you’ll probs catch us sinking beers at the beach bar or scoffing our faces with food truck grub at Elwood’s Beach Carnivale. Over two days, get down and catch some beach sports, family entertainment and some rays from 10 am this Saturday and Sunday.