Five must-see events in Melbourne this summer
12 December 2017
As the city begins to heat up for summer, you may be looking for ways to make the most of the weather and enjoy everything that Melbourne has to offer. Whether you’re into festivals, exhibitions or just looking to soak up the sun, this list is your go-to guide for must-see events in Melbourne.
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Date: 15 – 28 January 2018, afternoon and evening sessions available
Location: Rod Laver Arena and Margaret Court Arena, five minutes from the T&G Building
Cost: Tickets begin at $50 and vary based on ticket-type, date and court.
Each year the Australian Open gets bigger and better with people from across the country attending to watch their favourite tennis players battle for the leading title. Perhaps most excitingly, Serena Williams will make her competitive comeback to tennis to defend her title at Melbourne Park. Get your colleagues together for a day of courtside fun with a variety of packages and sessions available. For those on a budget, The Australian Open Festival will also be back featuring live tennis, a line-up of DJ’s, as well as food stalls including Mamasita, Combi, and Huxtaburger to name a few.
2. Pause Fest
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Date: 8 – 14 February 2018, 9:00am – 6:00pm
Location: Corner Swanston Street and Flinders Street, beside the T&G Building
Cost: Prices start at $350
From Netflix to NASA, AirBnB to Canva, Pause Festival sees an annual convergence of visionaries and creatives gathering in Melbourne. The week-long digital event will engage and inspire you in the fields of creativity, technology and business. Presentations will be held across five stages on the topics of virtual reality, artificial intelligence and digital culture.
Date: 1 January – 1 April 2018, timings vary
Location: Curtin House, 252 Swanston Street, 10 minutes from the T&G Building
Catch a film under the stars with that special someone in the casual and relaxed ambience of the Rooftop Cinemas. Whether it’s an old favourite or a new box office hit, there is something for everyone as you soak up the atmosphere of Melbourne’s beautiful skylines.
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Date: 12 – 28 February 2018
Location: Federation Square Corner of Swanston & Flinders Streets, two minutes from the T&G Building
Are you interested in the world’s leading solutions to the ecological and social challenges we currently face, such as climate change? Hear from journalist and environmentalist Paul Hawken who will help you discover sustainable brands and highlight what you can do to accelerate your knowledge and pave a path towards sustainable living.
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Date: 7, 10, 14 February
Location: Sidney Myer Music Bowl, 15 minutes from the T&G Building
If you love music – head to The Sidney Myer Free Concerts in one of Melbourne’s most well-known venues. Gather your friends, pack a picnic basket and enjoy the sound of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Entry is on a first in, best dressed basis!
This is just a start to what Melbourne has to offer this summer. If you are looking for more ideas, check out 5 things to tick off your Melbourne Bucket List.
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By: Bianka Velevska
Bianka Velevska is a cafe manager turned marketing coordinator for Melbourne-based stationery company MiGoals. She’s passionate about how brand design and business work cohesively to provide a unique and memorable customer experience. When she’s not talking all things stationery and productivity, shes exploring brand identities at double espresso.