C&G's Guide to Celebrating Spring in Melbourne

Melbournians rejoice, as the long-awaited change of season is almost upon us! September not only ushers in sunnier days, it also plays host to an amazing array of events not to be missed. In this blog, C&G unpack the best of them, covering everything from fashion shows to flower festivals, you’re bound to find something that piques your interest.

Rain Room

ACMI and Jackalope have collaborated to bring to Melbourne ‘Rain Room’, an immersive art installation designed in London by Random International. Unlike a typical Melbourne downpour, visitors to the installation will stay bone dry thanks to the use of motion sensors that ensure a dry six-metre radius around guests. It has previously exhibited in iconic venues around the world, such as the Barbican in London and MoMA in New York. Believe us when we say it’s worth the hype!

When: Open daily to September 29th

Where: Jackalope Pavilion, St Kilda

Melbourne Fashion Week

This sartorial showcase is held annually and spans nine days and over 150 events, from runways to designer markets and pop-ups. Without a doubt, the highlight of the program is the highrise runway, which will take place on the top floor of the Eureka Tower. For those agoraphobic members of the public, keep your feet firmly on the ground at Vogue’s Fashion Night Out, which includes exclusive retail offers across the city.

When: August 28 2019 - September 5 2019

Where: Various locations around Melbourne

Melbourne Fringe Festival

This out-there festival celebrates the weirdest and wackiest performances across theatre, comedy, art and music. Highlights from this eighteen-day extravaganza include TruthMachine, an interactive polygraph demonstration, and Trades Hall, which hosts a range of amazing and eclectic comedic performances.

 When: September 12 2019 - September 29 2019

Where: Various locations around Melbourne

Kyneton Daffodil and Arts Festival

Daffodils herald the coming of spring, which is why they are considered the optimists of the flower world. The Kyneton Daffodil and Arts Festival is a ten-day floral fair that’s a mix of open gardens and flower shows, art, music and performances. Located a short 90-minute drive from Melbourne, this show also gives you the perfect excuse for a weekend away in one of Victoria’s sleepiest - and most favourite - country towns.

When: September 5 2019 - September 15 2019

Where: Kyneton


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