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5 of the Best Festivals in Melbourne

When talking about what to see and do in Melbourne, you just have to mention at least one of the city’s amazing festivals. The most populous city of Australia, Melbourne i’s a real hub of all the celebrations in the state of Victoria. The city is ranked in the top three of World’s Most Livable Cities and judging by its festivals, we can see why. Here are five of the best cultural events in Melbourne:

Melbourne International Comedy Festival (24th March – 18th April 2010)

It’s one of the three largest comedy festivals in the world, although it was launched 23 years ago. For three and a half weeks, Melbourne becomes the capital of laughing in the whole world. But the Comedy Festival is not just about a huge program of stand-ups. Cabaret, theater, film, television, radio, street performance and visual arts – they are all part of this massive amusing event.

Melbourne International Jazz Festival ( 1st – 8th May 2010)

More than 55 jazz events in less than 10 days – it’s a heaven for all jazz lovers. Melbourne International Jazz Festival got to the 12th edition and like every year, every iconic place of Melbourne will celebrate the universal language of jazz. The streets, concert halls, clubs, bars and galleries will host in 2010 some of the best jazz performers in the world.

Moomba Festival (5th – 8th March 2010)

This is a unique and colorful celebration of Melbourne city life and of the multicultural aspects of the community. With 55 years of history behind them, every year Moomba creates new memories about carnival rides, impressive fireworks and vibrant parades. Since it is free, more than 700,000 visitors admire the festival every year.

Melbourne International Film Festival (22nd July – 8th August 2010)

MIFF is Australia’s largest film festival and one of the most prestigious and one of the largest public events in Melbourne. Year by year, the festival gathers about 200,000 spectators that admire pictures from more than 50 countries. The acclaimed festival was founded in 1951, making it one of the oldest in the world.

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Melbourne Food & Wine Festival (12th – 23rd March 2010)

Imagine Victoria’s best quality produce, the most talented chefs, a crowd of cuisine gourmets and loads of delicious dishes. You’re now imagining the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival. Every spring, Melbourne becomes the most appetizing city in Australia. This is definitively a must-see and a must-taste for all the gourmands out there.

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9 Comments for "5 of the Best Festivals in Melbourne"

wilson joseph says on July 16th, 2010 at 3:23 am:

nice..!

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