Melbourne has a lot to offer than one might imagine. In this Australian city, there are so many music shows and events, cultural events, international shows, art galas and exhibitions, and any form of entertainment and fun events happening throughout the year.
Whether you are on a holiday or business trip, Melbourne is a place you want to stay a while and explore. May is as a good a time as any to visit. There are several events lined up for May from music shows to food festivals, fashion to kids’ shows. The following are the top 10 events that are lined for the month of May 2015.
This 10-day event is to be the biggest of its kind in Australia. The event will have all jazz masters and big names in jazz packing for Australia. Other than the Australian jazz artists, there will be genre-bending crossovers, straight-ahead jazz, great instrumentalist, and soulful singers. The event will include big shows at various Melbourne famous venues, film screenings, family shows, romantic club shows, and even free shows like the artist talks, sound walks, and The Cave. The event is set for May 29th to June 7th and is suitable for all ages.
This event is an initiative of the Victorian Association of the Performing Arts Centres (VAPAC) together with Regional Arts Victoria. The event is aimed at bringing together all the ambitious performing arts enthusiast and enabling them to mingle and forge relationships that can make them realize their ambitions. The event will be held at the Hawthorn Arts Centre on the 12th and 13th of May 2015.
27th Annual Kellybrook Cider Festival
The 2015 Annual Kellybrook Cider Festival, will mark its 27th Anniversary and is set for Saturday 2nd May 2015 and Sunday 3rd May 2015. The event will be from 11 A.M to 5 P.M on both days. Bring out your family and friends. The event is suitable for all ages so you can bring your whole family.
Buddha’s Day and Multicultural Festival 2015
This event celebrates Buddha’s birthday and Melbourne’s diverse multicultural society. The event is considered a festival for the mind, body, and spirit. It encompasses the traditions of Buddhist ceremony such as Bathing of the Buddha, traditional incense offering, the Wishing Bell, and daily Dharma ceremonies. There is also a vegetarian culinary tour of Asia, cultural demonstrations and insights, art and craft, music and community service groups helping Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike and providing them with information. Special activities and games will also be part of the festival. Entry to the event is free of charging to allow for people from all walks of life. The event is scheduled for the 16th and 17th of May 2015.
Explore Australia Expo 2015
The theme of the Explore Australia Expo 2015 is adventure. The expo will bring together the top outdoor industries and diverse overlapping communities to quench their thirst for adventure. The event is set for 29th to 31st May 2015 at the Melbourne Show grounds. From the winding roads of the Australian coastline to the inland outback, the Explore Australia Expo provides you with a safe way to explore Australia’s backyard. The event is suitable for all ages and you can therefore bring your family with you.
Beethoven: the 1808 Vienna Concert
For the classical music lovers, there is no better show than this. Joining the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic choir will be world known soloists in the Orchestra. Come hang out with some of music’s greatest and most creative minds. The performance will follow the original 1808 Beethoven concert order. There will be two extended breaks, which will provide enough time for you to catch up and share ideas with other music lovers over dinner and drinks. For all music lovers, you should not miss this very special night.
This is Australia’s largest event focusing on dogs. The thousands of dog lovers that showed up for last year’s one, inspire this year’s show. This time it will be even bigger and better. The event is set for 1st May to 3rd May 2015 and all the dog lover, industry stake holders, dog owners and seekers will be there. The show is appropriate for people of all ages.
Goldner String Quartet with Musica Viva
This quartet consists of four friends: three pieces and two married couples. They will be celebrating their 20th anniversary this May and you should come join them in the celebrations. The show is set for May 2nd 2015 from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm and all ages can attend.
Dancing to Paradise
Dance used to take centre stage in the medieval church. They used to even dance around the graves of loved ones and in the church. The clergy would step out special symbolic patterns on the tiled floor of the church. In this event, the Lea Dancers will re-enact these traditions armed with medieval costumes and instruments. This is probably the rarest event this month! The event is set for the 3rd of May at the Mornington Racecourse.
Drumstruck is the brainchild of Drum Café’s Warren Lieberman. Its first event was in South Africa thirteen years ago and has since become a phenomenon. They have travelled the world performing in big cities with large audiences. Every person in the crowd gets a drum to play along with the performers.
The performers have won the hearts of many the world over with its presentation of strong African beats and dynamite energy. The performers have received standing ovations everywhere they have performed. The show is deeply rooted in African culture and is very engaging and full of energy. It provides engaging entertainment for the whole family. Drumstruck is set for the 6th of May 2015 at the Frankston Art Centre and is a show you should not miss out on.
For your commuting needs, you should consider hiring a local coach hire or minibus hire company. You will find great services that can suit your needs, no matter the size of your travelling group. There are both minibuses for small groups and big coaches for larger groups. Booking in advance is also highly recommended!