It’s no secret that Melbourne is the most liveable city in the world. But what makes it so special? Not only is Melbs a major art, music and foodie centre sitting right on the Yarra River, but it’s also bursting with things to do.
We kid you not, Melbourne has come up with a way to celebrate anything and everything that's good in this world. Here’s every weird but totally awesome festival that happens in Melbourne.
Garlic Bread Festival
Say what now? Yup, Melbourne graces our existence with a garlic bread festival. Welcome To Thornbury throws a huge bash dedicated to eating and celebrating garlic bread. Stock up on mints, your breath may smell after this one.
‘Welcome To Thornbury’ also hosts a Flamingo Festival because why the hell not? For three amazingly weird days, festival go-ers wear their most fabulous party shirt and sip on pink cocktails. This festival made its debut in February 2018 and we’re hoping it becomes an annual thing.
The good people of Melbourne thought it was time to honour this bubbly drink and hosted the first ever Prosecco Festival in February 2018. It gave festival go-ers the chance to mingle with growers, winemakers and importers of the fine drink and munch on some fancy treats. Pinkies up!
Unicorn anything is trendy right now and you can celebrate all things rainbows and glitter at a Unicorn Festival in Melbourne Central. We know you’re low-key freaking out right now.
Donut & Beer Festival
Now we’re talkin’! The Donut and Beer Festival is one glorious day filled with donut eating competitions, a temporary donut tattoo parlour, a beer garden to wash down all the deliciousness and a People’s Choice Best Donut Award. Plus, it showcases donut styles from around the world. *Drooling*.
If you’re wondering what a momo is, well, it’s the beautiful Nepalese dumpling. This three-day festival will feature live entertainment and over 30 varieties of momos! BRB, booking our ticket to Melbourne now.
International Comedy Festival
It’s not all about food in Melbourne, these peeps like to laugh, too! That’s why they host the International Comedy Festival where you’ll see some of the funniest people on the planet.
We know, we know—Durians smell pretty gnarly. And not in a good way. They smell so bad that some hotels in Southeast Asia ban you from bringing them into your room! Well, Melbs sees the beauty in the odd fruit and celebrates it with an annual Durian Festival that includes all-you-can-eat BBQ durian.
Hot Chocolate Festival
Did you know that you can make 31 different flavours of hot chocolate? Don’t believe us? Melbourne’s annual Hot Chocolate Festival in August will show you just how good a cookies & cream hot chocolate can be.
Mussel & Jazz Festival
Some of Australia’s best Jazz musicians head to South Melbourne Market to play soothing sounds while you enjoy Port Phillip mussels. Mmmm. Seems like this could double as an awesome date night.
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