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The Royal Melbourne Show 2019

The school holidays are nearing and parents are wondering how to keep the kids entertained. The simple answer is The Royal Melbourne Show. This year’s Royal Melbourne Show is set to take the annual festival to new heights with the promise of dinosaurs, parades and even robots. The kids will love getting up close and personal with …

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2019 Moon Festival

Come and celebrate the 2019 Moon Festival at Box Hill Central in Box Hill this weekend, September 7th and 8th. The street party on Saturday, September 7 will begin with an opening ceremony at noon, followed by an afternoon of lion dancing, traditional and modern Chinese music and dance performances, games and live demonstrations including dumpling-making classes by …

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White Night Feast

White Night Reimagined commences Thursday 22 August. Embrace the night at the glammed-up White Night Feast at the Royal Exhibition Building. Roasting chestnuts! Hot fondue! Spiced wine! Iced schnapps! The banquet kicks off in a blaze of elegance with Vue de Monde chef Hugh Allen, segues into the luxury of European country comfort with Annie Smithers of Du …

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Fonzie’s Diner

Nothing like a trip to Fonzie’s Diner, Kilsyth, to get you in the mood for some classic 50s style rock’n’roll. It’s “Happy Days” revisited with Betty Boop greeting you at the door and being seated in that all important glitter red and white vinyl booth seating. Neon lights, black and white checkerboard flooring, walls adorned with memorabilia, including …

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National Fried Chicken Day

Saturday 6th July is National Fried Chicken Day. Did you know that Scottish chicken-frying methods were combined with West African seasoning traditions to create what is now one of the world’s favourite guilty pleasures? Fried chicken was an expensive delicacy up until World War II, but thanks to mass production techniques, we’re now able to …

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Sweet tooths beware, The Baker’s Exchange

Imagine a whole marketplace filled with locally made baked goods! The Baker’s Exchange is a first ever  pop-up market with Melbourne’s finest bakers preparing their sweetest treats and fluffiest doughnuts for three weekends of indulgence. Goodies from more than 25 food trucks will be on offer including including 5 & Dime, Violet & Zaza, Pop Up Crepes, …

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The George on Collins

After winning the viewer’s hearts during his stint on Masterchef, Khanh Ong brings his home-style Vietnamese to The George on Collins. The city eatery’s contemporary European menus are gone. Instead you will find dumplings steamed in banana leaf, a Vietnamese take on bao and tropical cocktails. The venue now boasts a collection of revamped private spaces. In …

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Giant Rainbow Dumplings at Din Tai Fung

Din Tai Fung has created a dumpling seven times larger than their xiao long bao, the Giant Rainbow Dumpling. This special limited-edition dumpling has been inspired by the bright and vibrant colours that light up Sydney during Vivid. The outer layer of the dumpling is tinged with shades of yellow, pink, purple, blue and green. Imagine …

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World Gin Day – 8th June 2019

Celebrate World Gin Day at Hophaus at our Gin Wonderland. Step into a Gin Winter Wonderland this World Gin Day with gin market stalls with tastings hosted by ambassadors from some of our favourite gin makers, mini gin masterclasses, roaming winter canapes, $12 gin cocktail specials and DJ playing from our Alpine Lodge booth. Featuring …

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Queen Victoria Winter Night Market – June 5 until August 28, 2019

One of the best parts about Winter starting is that it symbolizes the start of our Winter Night Markets at Queen Victoria Market. The Winter Night Market is known for its warm atosphere with warm fires scattered throughout it and local entertainment, but particularly for its delicious street food and specialty shopping. We love the …

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