October is one hell of a busy month! The weather is finally starting to warm up, spring events are in full swing and summer time isn’t far away! Be sure to check out the cool things you can do in Melbourne this month including the Melbourne’s international arts festival, a floating bar and a free cheese tasting!
Melbourne International Arts Festival
Melbourne’s International Arts Festival is here for the month of October, but be quick as it finishes on the 21st of October and we don’t want you to miss out! The festival is here to allow us to celebrate the beauty of art and interact with a whole new world. Some of the things you can check out include the 1000 doors which is as interesting as it sounds. At the 1000 doors you’ll be surrounded what feels like endless doors, screens and gateways. You can also see trams covered in artwork, and a collaborative project involving poets, musicians, sound/video artists and scientists to explore the theory of gravitational waves.
When: Until the 21st of October
Where: Melbourne CBD
Holey Cheese Festival
Queen Victoria Market
Everyone knows how good cheese is. Sprinkle some on your pasta, melt it in your toastie, eat it with a cracker or even eat it on its own. With so many types of cheeses and so many delicious ways to eat it, the Holey Cheese Festival is here to give you cheese fans a treat. You can sample some of Victoria’s best cheese. There will be food trucks with more cheesy goods on offer, live music and a bar with plenty of drinks to go round.
When: 23rd of October – 28th of October
Tuesday: 10am – 2pm
Thursday: 10am – 2pm
Friday: 10am – 9pm
Sat: 10am – 9pm
Sun 10am – 5pm
Where: Queen Victoria Market
Northbank Yarra River
Arbory Afloat is back for another year of amazing drinks, sun and good food. With an wine list said to be inspired by the ocean, refreshing fruit cocktails on offer and inspiration stemming from Europe, Arbory is the perfect way to enjoy a drink and Melbourne’s beautiful weather. Located on the Yarra River, you’ll be afloat as you get to enjoy the company of your friends as well as the sights of the Yarra. You can now book a day bed package for you and a couple friends. The day beds are one of the signature stand outs of the bar and eatery as they’re inspired by Mediterranean beach clubs, making them the ultimate way to relax in style.
When: Until the 20th of April 2019
Where: Yarra River
Calling all meat eaters, your dreams have come true. If you love meat then All You Can Meat is the perfect event for you to indulge in all that meaty goodness you love, without the judgment of all your vego and vegan pals. Riverland Urban Beer Garden is back with it’s annual Good Beer Week BBQ and bringing All You Can Meat for a return as well. For only $35 you’ll be able to get all the meat you can eat.You can enjoy juicy flank steaks, beef ribs as well as the highlight of the event – a whole pig cooked on a charcoal spit. Our jaws our dropping and our mouths are watering already! There’s also some vego options available including salads packed with flavor. There will also enjoy live music between 12 – 5pm. You carnivores aren’t going to want to miss this one!
12pm – 5pm
Where: Riverland Bar
By Jasmine Petrovska