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5 Awesome Things To Do In Melbourne This Week

By Melanie Host - 27 Mar 2017

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Even the extended summer night market at QVM is coming to an end this Wednesday, but don’t fret, there are plenty of quintessentially Melbourne things to do around town while it’s still not too cold out.

Here are 5 awesome things to do in Melbourne this week.

All Week

MELBOURNE COFFEE WEEK

Celebrate all things coffee with local businesses who will be opening their doors and showing the world what Melbourne coffee is all about. With the Melbourne International Coffee Expo and the Australian International Tea Expo at Melbourne Showgrounds this weekend, we’ll be seeing cupping sessions, latte art smackdowns, machine demonstrations, and more – the city will be talking about coffee more than ever.

Where: Various locations
When: 27 March – 1 April
For more information, click 
here.

Monday 27th March

LOVE THY PEAT MONSTER!

If the end of summer’s got you moping around, this is the perfect pick-me-up. Journey through peat and smoke at Eau de Vie, as you sample the finest peated whiskies from Scotland and the world. Don’t miss this chance for big and bold peat monsters, for beginners and experts alike.

Where: Eau de Vie
When: 7-10pm, 27 March
For more information, click here.

Wednesday 29th March

MEET A BREW + TASTE A FEW

One beer isn’t enough for you? Well, how about four? Grab your mates and rate the tastes of four of Stone & Wood’s top beers at Hopscotch, paired with the chef’s specially matched bites. At the end of the night, you even get to take your pick of a pint. Book your spot today.

Where: Hopscotch Urban Beer Bar, Southbank
When: 6 - 8pm, 29 March
For more information, click 
here.

2017 MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FLOWER & GARDEN SHOW

The smell of freshly cut grass and bursting blooms will scent the Melbourne air once again for the 22nd annual show, featuring the best landscape and floral talent that Australia has to offer. Apart from the exhibitions, competitions and workshops, you’ve got to check out the Gardens by Twilight on a romantic Friday night of delicious drinks and gourmet eats. Date night, sorted.

Where: Royal Exhibition Building & Carlton Gardens
When: 29 March – 2 April
For more information, click 
here.

The Last Summer Night Market

Even though it's 30 degrees, Summer is well behind us and with that, the Summer Night Market is wrapping up this Wednesday night. There will be plenty to see and do on the night, catch tunes from Juke Box Racket on the E-Shed Stage, Saoirse on the Peel Street Stage and Lamine Sonko and The African Intelligence on the Queen Street Main Stage amongst others. Of course, the usual multitude of fine food purveyors will also be on hand as you say goodbye to summer once and for all.

Where: Queen Victoria Market, 517 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne
When: 5pm-10pm, March 29
For more information, click here.

In the spirit of coffee week, here’s our list of Melbourne’s best-caffeinated spots.

Image credit: Hopscotch Melbourne

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