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12 Awesome Things To Do In Melbourne This Weekend

By Nathan Santamaria - 27 Oct 2016


We’ve got a spooktacular lineup of Halloween goodness this weekend (plus some not-so-spooky goodness as well!). There’s a Dia de los Muertos party at The Black Pearl, Glamorama are putting on a Halloween rave and 505 Wine Room are hosting a Spring High Tea.

Here are 12 awesome things to do in Melbourne this weekend:

All Weekend

Spooktober Halloween Festival

Held at the St Kilda Town Hall, this four-day festival is must-go for any Halloween junkies. The festival includes two Haunted Houses, games, amusements, a Food Truck Village, Roaming Entertainment, costume contests and a Trick or Treat Trail. Be warned though, the haunted houses get progressively scarier as the night grows darker! (Definitely not for the faint of heart). Check out all the info and grab your tickets here.

Toast to the Coast

This weekend you’ll have the opportunity to explore over 25 wineries across the Bellarine, Moorabool Valley and Surf Coast. During Toast to the Coast you’ll be able to meander through the wineries, enjoy a scenic lunch and listen to local musicians as you tuck into award winning wines. You can even book shuttle buses to get you from place to place if you can’t find a designated driver! Check out the full list of wineries and grab your tickets here.

Bayside Food Truck Fiesta

The Bayside Food Truck Fiesta has moved to a bigger location in Highett with an even bigger lineup of awesome food trucks! There will be a full bar, live music and a rotating roster of over 20 of Melbourne’s finest food trucks, including Mr. Burger, Lucky Coq, White Guy Cooks Thai and much more. Entry is a gold coin donation, raising money for Cheltenham Pharmacy First Community Grants Program, and the event is pet friendly! Check out all the info, including a full list of food trucks here.

Friday 28th

Brewer’s Feast

Craft beer, live music and gourmet food. That sounds like a pretty awesome night out if you ask me. Located at the Abbotsford Convent, The Brewer’s Feast will showcase some of the best craft beer and cider. The event will run across Friday and Saturday and will feature craft beer education, beer and food pairing and home brewing sessions. Check out all the info and grab your tickets here.

Saturday 29th

Naturally Ceviches

Need some practical tips on where to start with food and wine matching? Love Peruvian food? Then this Pep Alliance dinner and Q&A should be in your calendar for the weekend. Chef Alejandro Saravia of Pastuso and Christian McCabe of Town Mouse will whip up a three-course sharing menu with matched wines, while answering any questions about natural wines and Peruvian food. Check out all the info and the full menu here.

Melbourne Comedy’s Rising Stars

If you haven’t already checked out the Comedy Show’s at The Butterfly Club then this Saturday is your last chance! They’ve already had a stellar run of shows with some of Melbourne’s best rising stars in comedy. The last show kicks off this Saturday at 10pm with tickets at $32 each. Check out all the info here.

Citadines Pop Up Laneway Market

This Saturday from 10am to 4pm, Citadines will be transforming their laneway lobby into a marketplace! Pop up stalls will be selling tea products, sweet and savoury snacks, handmade jewellery, home wares and much more. Entry is free of charge and you can check out all the info here!

Thinkers and Makers Market

Brunswick’s finest creators are back at it again with another Thinkers and Makers Market. Stalls will be selling uniquely handmade art, furniture, plants and more while local musicians and street artists will be performing throughout the day. Tip: there are no ATMs on site (but some stalls may accept card) so come prepared! Check out all the info here.

Sunday 30th

Puppycino Party

The Auburn Hotel is opening their beer garden to your four legged friends for a day of socializing, barking and tail wagging! They’ll also have $2 oysters and $12 cocktails for you, and a free puppycino for your best friend with every cocktail purchased. Check out the Facebook event here.

Spring High Tea

Celebrate spring in style with Melbourne Venue Co.’s final Spring High Tea at 505 Wine Room! The day will be filled with bubbles, boutique tea, decadent savoury and sweet treats and of course free flowing signature tea by Impala & Peacock. Tickets are $55 and come with a complementary glass of Chandon. Book your place here!

Monday 31st

Get Your Dia De Los Muertos On

Throw on your Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) party pants and make your way to The Penny Black this Monday night for Mexican times! There’ll be $10 Espolón Tequila margaritas, palomas and batangas, Day of the Dead face painting fun and $4 pizza specials all night. You’ll also get to watch Blender Studio’s live art, inspired by Espolón’s artistic bottle labels, while Woodlock provides the beats. Arriba!

Where: The Penny Black, 420 Sydney Road, Brunswick

When: 31 October, 8pm onwards

Halloween at Glamorama

Its time for a space dungeon rave! Odyssey are putting on another long weekend party at Glamorama with extended hours of musical shenanigans to keep you dancing all through Halloween. Providing the soundtrack for the night will be Sleep D, Cale Sexton, 6AM at the Garage, Jesse Young and Pjenné. Entry is free before 10pm and its only $10 after that! Check out all the info here.

One For The Diary...

The Taste Of Melbourne

The Taste Of Melbourne festival will be back on November 10 and 11 and those kind souls are giving one lucky person the chance to snap up an epic prize! We've got a pair of tickets to the Platinum Lounge which includes fast track entry and access to the exclusive platinum lounge with free flowing drinks, wine and cheese pairing classes, a private bar & unlimited access to the Platinum Lounge. PLUS, a reserved cooking station at the all new Electrolux Chefs’ Secrets! We've also got 10 more general entry double passes for if you miss out on the big prize! Just click here to enter!

Image Credit: Billy Van Creamy

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