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Chinese New Year Melbourne Festival

The Chinese New Year Melbourne Festival welcomes in the Lunar New Year in 2020. The celebrations officially open at Queensbridge Square on 24th January with dazzling performances, exquisite clothing from an array of ancient dynasties, traditional Chinese cuisine, along with a fantastic light show performance and a slew of Chinese cultural activities available for all ages. …

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Australia Day Parade

We may have cancelled our Australia Day fireworks in respect of the bushfire disasters but Melbourne’s vibrant Australia Day Parade will still take place, Sunday 26th January 2020, 11am – Noon. After the Official Flag Raising Ceremony at Melbourne Town Hall, spectators will be treated to a vibrant public display of our diverse community taking part in Melbourne’s …

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The Exchange Beach Club

The Exchange Beach Club is again popping up on Port Melbourne Beach this Summer, from 24th January – 24th February 2020. It’s FREE ENTRY so you will be able to find a spot and kick back, relax. Feast on fish & chips, BBQ skewers, fresh seafood and delicious salads, enjoy an ice-cold cocktail and don’t forget the …

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Lunar festivities at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium

SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium welcomes the Year of the Rat. Lunar New Year festivities  from 25 January – 2 February 2020 SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium is celebrating Lunar New Year and welcoming the Year of the Rat with spectacular underwater dragon dances and other festive activities from 25 January – 2 February. Watch the vibrant …

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School holiday slime fun

Hate the kids playing with slime in your house? This is the perfect activity for them! Take the kids along to Stud Park Shopping Centre to create and make their very own slime with their slimy experts! This FREE activity will run from Monday 20 January – Friday 24 January. Workshop sessions will be open from …

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New McVeggie Burger at McDonalds

McDonald’s Australia has announced the launch of the highly anticipated McVeggie Burger to all restaurants nationwide. This new burger will be a permanent addition to the menu, making it the first time a vegetable-based burger has been available at all McDonald’s restaurants in Australia. Jenni Dill, Chief Marketing Officer, McDonald’s Australia, commented “The McVeggie Burger …

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Opera for the People

Okay possums, who’s ready for a night at the opera with a very special hostess:‌ the irrepressible Dame Edna Everage. Opera for the People is happening at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, 8pm Saturday 1st February. 2020. The most famous arias, under the stars — and thanks to the generosity of Anthony Pratt, it’s all for free! Enjoy exhilarating top notes …

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Blue Lotus Water Garden

It’s a fabulous time to visit the Blue Lotus Water Garden after they posted on social media that thousands of lotus flowers have blossomed in the gardens after good rains last Friday. Up to 30mm of soaking rain fell across the Yarra Valley refreshing the entire garden. Come and enjoy the wonder of water flowers in the …

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Summer Slip & Slide at Docklands

These school holidays, have a splash at The District Docklands Shopping Precinct’s‎ new FREE 25 metre Summer Slip & Slide. Visit until January 26, between 11am to 5pm daily, for a ride down the 25 metre water slide, plus garden games and a water mist zone for the little ones! A great way to cool down on the hottest …

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