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What’s Happening Melbourne – October Edition

Posted on 03 October 2019

What’s Happening Melbourne – October Edition

Melbourne, welcome to October. The birth month of the Libra is looking a lot like music-themed trips back in time while sipping on whisky and wine. Punk rocks fan can rejoice in a Halloween-themed rock out festival dubbed ‘Christmas for emos’, the ‘outdoorsy type can enjoy trips down the coast to enjoy regional delicacies and the culture fanatics can enjoy Oktoberfest and a corks and canvas evening featuring Afro beats. Without further ado, here’s our top list of all the events worth getting to this month.

OCTOBER 7-11: National Ride Your Bike to Work Week

On the back of some Australia’s best dressed motorcyclists donning their finest for the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries’ welcomes the return of its annual event designed to raise awareness for motorcyclists and rider safety. Encouraging riders to pull their old bikes from the shed and get them started after a long winter, FCAI has partnered with a number of manufacturers from across the country to provide 10-point, pre-ride safety checks. On that note, there’s never been a better time to pull the old posty, trail basher or dual purpose sted from the shed and have the professionals give it a look over before hitting the warmer roads come summer.

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OCTOBER 10: No Scrubs: 90s and Early 00s Night

A scrub is a guy who thinks he’s fine. All busters aside, going out on a school night hasn’t looked this fun since hangovers didn’t affect us. Taking over Brunswick’s Stay Gold live music venue comes a blast from the past that’ll set you on a trip down memory lane. From Craig David to Usher, TLC, Destiny Child, Backstreet Boys and early days Kanye, this musical trip will be blast for sure.

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OCTOBER 19: Spring Fling Festival

42 years of making an eventful afternoon for the people of North Melbourne has made this event one to look out for. In keeping with tradition, Spring Fling Festival returns with a stellar lineup of entertaining acts, suitcases rummages and even pooches on a pedestal in the popular dog show. Drop by, grab a bite to eat and enjoy one of Melbourne’s oldest festivals.

Find out more here.

OCTOBER 20: Maine Street Mornington Festival

Anyone in need of a little coastal retreat is in luck. Combing more than 80 stalls of food, wine and crafts, Maine Street festival promises a fantastic afternoon outside the city. Here you’ll find a selection of the finest Mornington has to offer all while you can enjoy performing arts across several stages.

Find out more here.

OCTOBER 25: Fitzroy Art Show

Fitzroy Primary School is gearing up for its biggest annual event of the year again this month: Fitzroy Art Show. The yearly event highlights the emerging workk of young professionals, student artists and rising talent from the region. For a night of exciting exhibitions, silent auctions and art be sure to get down and support the event.

Find out more here.

OCTOBER 26: Oktoberfest St Kilda

St Kilda’s renown Oktoberfest returns but this time taking sage on the grounds of Catani Park. Dust off your old lederhosen from last year and storm the beer halls of Germany’s worldwide folk festival while rocking out to the likes of the Thundamentals and The Potbelleez DJs. There’s a few options when it comes to tickets: General admission gets you your own take home stein where at VIP gets you access to a discounted bar, private bathrooms and discounted tickets to the Wrap Up party.

Find out more here.

OCTOBER 26: Art & Afrobeats: Paint & Sip Party

If you hadn’t noticed the recent trend of combining corks and canvas, now is your chance to check it out. Nearing the end of October the humble team from BLVCK Muse will having your bobbing your head while dabbing your brush to some very upbeat African jams. Try your best to keep your composure while allowing your slightly tipsy self to experiment with expression.

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OCTOBER 26: Taking Back Saturday Halloween Party

This is one for the punk rock fans. As you might have guessed from the name, Taking Back Saturday is a playful take on the Long Island emo band which has stormed the shelves since 1999. Dubbed ‘Christmas for emos’, the night includes an incredible playlist of late 90s and early 2000s bangers from Taking Back Sunday to Fall out Boy, Dashboard Confessional, Forever The Sickest Kids, Never Shout Never, The Plain White T’s, Boys Like Girls, Cute Is What We Aim For and Kisschasy. For a chance to travel back in time while rocking your spookiest digs, this eerie nostalgic trip is one not to miss.

Find out more here.

OCTOBER 31: Hell O Ween: A Party in Hell

If this is what hell looks like then allow you’d better bring out your inner devil (in costume of course). Igniting the flames from hell and the whisky to match, Hell O Ween is promising a night which will spice up your world. If dressing up as evil and sipping on cinnamon whisky that’ll set your throat on fire (a good kind of fire) sounds like your jam then this is set to be the Halloween party of your dreams.

Find out more here.

Well, that’s all for our October wrap. If not a single event on that list makes you want to take a trip down memory lane or explore the cultural wonders of foreign lands  then we must be doing something wrong. Or, we might have missed something important. If that’s the case and you’d like to let us know, feel free to get in touch. Keep us in the loop, tag us in your stories and keep an eye out for our whereabouts on Insta.

Catch you next month – Mr Men’s Melbourne.

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