Festival 21 – Our Future Through Food
Only 2 Weeks Left to Catch a Movie Under The Stars

Roll out your picnic rugs, grab your favourite red and the popcorn because there’s just 2 WEEKS left of Moonlight Cinema! Whether you’re after a friendly night-in with the fam-bam, a cosy get together with your mates or a cute, romantic date night, this POPULAR outdoor cinema is the perfect way to spend the night under Centennial... more info


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Victoria’s Best Cheese Festival Will Brie Here Soon

Our state’s best artisan cheese producers and cheesemongers are descending upon Werribee Park Mansion, and you’d brie crazy to miss it. The annual Fromage a Trois Cheese Festival returns on Sunday 22 March as part of Melbourne Food and Wine Festival 2020, a ten-day celebration of the foodie culture for which Victoria is renowned. I’m... more info


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Limited Elton John Installation @ Grounds of Alexandria!

Are you a big Elton John fan? Did you see him live in concert and on the big screen, but still want more? The Grounds of Alexandria, Universal Music Australia and Bravado International have teamed up to bring you an immersive ode to the man himself in the form of a Yellow Brick Road installation.... more info


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VAMFF 101 – Pairing Food and Fashion

Ready to turn heads as you strut to Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival 2020, but not sure what is your style? VAMFF has teamed up with some of Melbourne’s best bars and restaurants to bring you some incredible deals inspired by the festival. We know you’re all lazy so we’ve put together what we like to... more info


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Introducing Monthly Vegan Food Truck Nights

Who would have thought vegans knew how to partayyy?! Vegan Nights Melbourne is back again at The Ascot Lot but bigger and better! Haven’t had the chance to visit this monthly event? The team here at HCS think it’s time you did. If you’re a street lover, we’re calling your name! There will be plenty of... more info


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Melbourne BeerFest 2020 Hits St Kilda This Weekend

Do you know your IPAs from your pilsners, your lagers from your stouts? Are you looking for an Insta-worthy excuse to lounge in the St Kilda sun this weekend? Then look no further than Melbourne’s BeerFest 2020. This Saturday 29th February, fifty of the country’s most exciting established and upcoming craft brewers are ready to... more info


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Limited Pop Up Bar, Electronic Dance Festival + Many More!

With so much going on in Melbourne, it is sometimes hard to know how you can spend your time. Here is a short list of special activities on right now in the Melbourne Arts Precinct that you should not miss!   Speakeasy at the Barre – Arts Centre Melbourne If you’ve ever wanted to know... more info


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Cool new music/arts festival happening in Thornbury in Feb

Welcome to Thornbury will have its entire landscape transformed in to a music and arts event called Daybreak Festival, for a full day on February 29. Widely known for its food trucks and food festivals, Welcome to Thornbury will invite attendees into a day of fun dance music curated across 2 main stages. Headlining the event will... more info


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DIY Tacos & Nachos + Bottomless Margarita Nights Are Coming to Chapel Street

Forget bottomless brunches (which operate with the audacity of requiring you to be a functioning member of society before midday) because Temperance Hotel is clobbering you with an absolute game changer. We’re talking evenings spent surrounded by DIY tacos & nachos, Mexican share plates and 2 hours of bottomless coronas, margaritas, frozen margaritas, and wine.... more info


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5 Must-Attend Boozy/Foodie Events Before Summer is Over

As we roll into the last couple of months of sunshine and glorious weather made for day drinking, it would be a crime not to take advantage of Melbourne’s jam packed events calendar. We’ve rounded up the last few events of the summer that are guaranteed to be a fitting end to the sunny festival... more info


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Australia’s Biggest Gin-Fest is Back!

Cancel your Valentine’s plans, whatever they may be, because the weekend of the 15th and 16th of February 2020 has offically been renamed Juniperlooza, ie Melbourne’s premium Gin festival. For lovers of Gin, and for lovers of summer activities, this one is for you! Trapeze down to The Boat Builders Yard and Polly Woodside in South Wharf, and get... more info


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Melbourne Zoo’s Twilight Picnics return with Meg Mac, The Cat Empire and Good Times Galore

Zoo Twilights are back at Melbourne Zoo serving up live music, decadent picnics and wholesome surroundings all in the one place. From January 24th, spend your summer weekends sprawled on Melbourne Zoo’s lush lawns as they open their gates after hours for their renowned twilight picnics. Boasting headliners like Missy Higgins, The Cat Empire and... more info


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This Pop Up Beach Bar is Back Just in Time for Summer

The Exchange Hotel’s Pop up Beach Bar is back for another year. Hitting literal shores on the 25th of January, you best believe your long weekend is sorted. But the event won’t just be around for Aus Day, you’ll be able to enjoy your beach cocktails until 24th of February. The event runs from midday – 10pm... more info


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Shh, QT Has A Secret Garden Bar

I bet you didn’t know that nestled behind the Rooftop at QT Melbourne bar is the hotel’s latest addition, the Secret Garden Bar. This ideal summer destination has landed on Russell St, and is perfect for celebratory, tough day, post-work, and TGIF drinks! The QT has brilliantly teamed up with the one and only Four Pillars, offering a unique... more info


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Prahran Market’s New Eco-Conscious Workshops

If you have been to the Prahran Market recently, then you may have noticed a new pop-up haven, the Social Food Project. This joint venture pop-up brings together the various vendors at the market and the importance of sustainable food. Prahran Market demonstrates a philosophy of being sustainable in all aspects, and the Social Food Project intends... more info


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Soak Up the Sun at Fed Square’s Summertime Social

Set against the backdrop of Federation Square’s Skyline Terrace, Summertime Social is an outdoor pop-up event for all ages! From the 2nd of January right through to the 5th of April you can check out this colourful and endlessly fun seasonal event. Whether you take the kids along for a day of school holiday bliss... more info


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End Your Year in Style at these NYE Events!

With the countdown to 2020 well under way, now is the best time to make some plans. From Great Gatsby style soirees to rooftop bars, these 5 amazing places are perfect for ringing in the New Year. Campari House   Campari House is hosting a Down the Rabbit Hole News Year’s Eve event which is set... more info


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Make It a Magical NYE at These Exclusive Events

It’s a night to let loose, indulge and reflect on the year that was – and where better to celebrate New Year’s than Sydney, Australia’s most recognisable city! Whether it’s light drinks and a three-course meal or an all-out party extravaganza, we’ve got you covered when it comes to making it an unforgettable evening… Watsons... more info


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Spend Christmas In the Clouds at this Spectacular Lunch

Spend Christmas Day in the most splendid way possible, perched 86 levels above Sydney CBD, with the most breathtaking views of the harbour and beyond. STUDIO, located in Sydney Tower, holds the award for the highest event space, and the views from the top are unmatched.   Inspired by the stylings of a New York... more info


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Bring in the New Year at This Rooftop NYE Party

New Year’s Eve is the best night of the year and South Melbourne’s premium function venue The Albion Rooftop is hosting a Rooftop Soiree to help you celebrate the beginning of a new decade. This rooftop exclusive event is a ticketed event and only has limited tickets so act fast so you don’t miss out. Tickets are... more info


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Ring in the New Year With Style at This Stunning Event

Epicure at Taronga Zoo invites you to an unforgettable New Year’s Eve with stunning views of the world famous Sydney Harbour fireworks, delicious food and premium drinks. Located just minutes from Circular Quay, this unique, world-class function venue hosts one of the best New Year’s Eve parties in all of Sydney.   Choose from a... more info


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Melbourne Music Week’s 10th Birthday is looking like a big one!

There’s nothing we love more than celebrating Melbourne’s arts culture. We have a notoriously talented music scene, and we’re the music capital of the world, which is why there’s an entire week dedicated to it! Melbourne Music Week is not just about standing in a crowd watching live music. You’re invited to immerse yourself in... more info


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Sugar Republic’s Christmasland is Back! A sugary, interactive wonderland for all ages

There’s no such thing as being too old for Christmas, so gather up your nearest and dearest and head down to the Macrobertson’s Chocolate Factory in Fitzroy this November! After the sold out success of its debut year, Sugar Republic’s Christmasland will be running from the 10th of November right up until the 23rd of... more info


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5 Places to Celebrate Cup Day in Sydney

For all you punters out there (and those that just love the chance to sip champagne and let loose!) we’ve rounded up the best places to get that trackside feel this Cup Day. Whether you’re planning a huge blowout, a more modest affair or simply chasing a spontaneous drink, this list has you covered for... more info


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4 Pines Are Giving Us A Welcome To Brunswick

Imagine an oasis with solar powered energy, bio-dynamic composting, reusable plates, recycled furniture, a line-up of glorious food trucks, and an abundance of beer. A place where people can eat without feeling diner’s remorse as their food scraps and plastic dishes are thrown into the bin. This dream is very well on its way to... more info


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Going to The Fringe Festival? Check Out These Restaurants Before Your Show!

It’s time once again to revel in the weirdness and uniqueness of Melbourne. Running from September 12th to the 29th, the annual Melbourne Fringe Festival is bigger and better in 2019. There are over 400 exciting and strange acts and shows which range from stand-up comedy to drag shows. There’s even a show in which... more info


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Melbourne Fringe Festival Is Back!

Witness the Melbourne Fringe Festival transform the city into an artistic platform that presents 450+ works in 170+ venues from over 3,000 artists. From September 12th – 29th 2019, the festival will hold events that pushes and breaks artistic boundaries and inspire new ideas. Participants will be tested outside of their comfort zones – transforming... more info


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OZ Comic-Con Sydney Double Pass Giveaway!

GIVEAWAY TIME! WIN A DOUBLE PASS TO OZ COMIC CON IN SYDNEY BY TAGGING WHO YOU WOULD TAKE IN OUR FACEBOOK POST! Enter Here After a successful event in Melbourne, the ultimate celebration of pop-culture returns to Sydney on the 28th-29th September! Oz Comic-Con is Australia’s largest pop-culture convention where fans of comics, anime, manga,... more info


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Asian Night Markets Return to Queen Victoria Market

There is no need to pack your bags and fly overseas because for a second year in a row the Hawker 88 Night Market is back at Queen Vic Market. You will have definitely have a multifaceted, cultural experience where you can enjoy all that Asian bars and restaurants have to offer at this market. Every Wednesday... more info


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Its the F*cking Catalina Wine Mixer

Call it a nation-wide collaboration if you will, Welcome to Thornbury and South Australia’s Howard Vineyard are bringing the biggest (or smallest) event of the year to our beloved north-side food truck park, on the 14th of September. A perfect opportunity to have a few wines wearing a Captain’s hat, there will be a massive... more info


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5 Things To Do For Father’s Day in Melbourne

Father’s Day is just around the corner, and for most of us this means frantically looking for a way to show the big man how much he means to you. But instead of serving up the remnants of charcoaled toast in bed with a side of crumbs tossed through every sheet crevice, why not let... more info


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White Night Reimagined Re-Introduces Itself to Melbourne

Get ready to engage all five of your senses as Melbourne celebrates performance art, music and food across three nights in August. From Thursday the 22nd – Saturday the 24th  of August (this weekend), you will witness the city host large-scale performances, culinary/music offerings and art installations. This iconic event has undergone a transformation and will re-introduce itself to... more info


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Win A Double-Pass For Underground Cinema’s Opening Night In Melbourne

*GIVEAWAY TIME! WE HAVE A DOUBLE PASS TO GIVE TO A LUCKY WINNER TO ATTEND UNDERGROUND CINEMA’S OPENING NIGHT IN MELBOURNE* Head to the Hidden City Secrets Facebook page, like the post about the event and tag who you would take in the comments below for your chance to win. Click Here To Enter! Competition... more info


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31 Hot Chocolates in 31 Days? Challenge Accepted

ATTENTION ALL CHOCCY LOVERS! It’s that time of year again, the annual Hot Chocolate Festival has reared its delicious head. Prepare your chocoholic stomachs for all sorts of delicious and twisted flavours to escape the winter chill this August. Held in three regional Victorian chocolateries in the Yarra Valley, the Mornington Peninsula and the Great... more info


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Melbourne’s Favourite Modern Mexican and Barbecue Restaurants Team Up for One Day Only

ANECDOTE TIME: On a weekend away, one of my friends – you know that friend who always gives the best food recommendations – recommended a restaurant. She said that it was AMAZING and so YUMMY! She gave this place her gold stamp of approval and now I am telling you about their collaborative night that is... more info


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Dating With Dogs Is Officially a Thing and It’s Coming To Your Fave Dog-Friendly Pub

If you’ve thrown in the towel on the horrific dating scene of 2019 and resigned yourself to a life of solitude with your cavoodle, Shamus, as the ‘only soul mate you need’ – then hear me out. The National Hotel have joined teams with The Social Dog Company to bring you ‘Dating with Dogs’, a... more info


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Victoria’s Largest Independent Gin Distillery is Opening in Melbourne’s CBD

Gin is one of those stylish, sophisticated, damn delicious spirits that we often turn to in our hour of need – aka Happy Hour – and in early September this year, Victoria’s largest independent gin distillery, Patient Wolf Distilling Co, will open their doors in Southbank. Fulfilling their purpose and motto, “Made by hand. Made... more info


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A Euro Disco Themed Night Market Is Happening In A Top CBD Laneway Every Friday This July

Say goodbye to the working week in true 70’s style, this year’s ever-loved European Night Market is set to be a success. Head down to Madame Brussels Lane in the CBD from 5-10pm every Friday night this July to indulge in some of Melbourne’s most prized food stalls and luminous homegrown entertainment. After soaring numbers... more info


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Get Free 23 Karat Gold Wings At NeNe Chicken This Saturday

Get ready to strike gold at everyone’s favourite Korean fried chicken outlet to celebrate National Fried Chicken Day! NeNe Chicken is delivering a gold rush to five stores around Australia from 12 noon on Saturday the 6th of July, with free original wingettes and drummettes being served to the first 100 lucky people in line.... more info


Festival 21 – Our Future Through Food
Get Free 23 Karat Gold Wings At NeNe Chicken This Saturday

Get ready to strike gold at everyone’s favourite Korean fried chicken outlet to celebrate National Fried Chicken Day! NeNe Chicken is delivering a gold rush to five stores around Australia from 12 noon on Saturday the 6th of July, with free original wingettes and drummettes being served to the first 100 people in line. These... more info