Melbourne’s Celebrations and Events Indians should partake in 2015

The first generation Indians in Australia always make the mistake of marooning themselves away from people of other ethnic backgrounds . Away from their friends and relatives in the homeland, most never step outside their comfort zone of few trusted comrades, they call family friends. Apart from attending the New year, Deepavali and Holi celebrations, most Indians stay away from other ethnic festivals and celebration that offer excellent opportunities to mingle with people from rest of the world

Below are some of the Melbourne celebrations and events, the Indians should find time to partake.

Melbourne Tomato Battle


( This image is not of Melbourne Tomato battle, so please hold your expectations down a bit )

Tomato Battle is a festival for friends and making new friends by throwing thousands of tomatoes at each other and creating one fantastic mess. The exoticness of La Tomatina merges with the comraderie and good times of Oktoberfest to create one epic Tomato Battle.

Date:    Saturday, February 28

Time: 11:00am

Venue:   Flemington Racecourse and Victoria Racing Club, 448 Epsom Road, Flemington, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3031

Tickets can be purchased at

You must be 14 years or over to participate.

Contact details


 Archie Roach performs at the St Kilda Festival last year.

Date:   Sunday, February 8

Time: 10:00am

Venue: St. Kilda Foreshore , Saint Kilda, Victoria, Australia 3182

Join Melbourne’s biggest FREE celebration of summer, showcasing Australian artists and talents against the spectacular natural beauty of the St Kilda foreshore. The flagship event of the St Kilda Festival is Festival Sunday, a massive community event that has become a highlight of the Australian festival calendar over the last 30 years.

Crowds of 300,000 to 400,000 flock to St Kilda on Festival Sunday to experience the cream of Australian music – plus performances, workshops, events and carnival-style amusements – against the spectacular backdrop of the St Kilda foreshore.

The full line up has been announced featuring: San Cisco, Hot Dub Time Machine, Remi, The Basics, The Church, Thundamentals, Pierce Brothers, DMA’S, The Delta Riggs, Russell Morris, Shaun Kirk, Emma Donovan,Luca Brasi, Jen Cloher and so so much more!

The colour run Melbourne

 Color run melbourne

Date:   Sunday, March 1 , 2015

Time: 8:00am

Venue:   Albert Park, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Tickets for the event can be purchased at

What do you get with the tickets?

– The Color Run official event shirt

– The Color Run shoulder bag

– The Color Run sweat band

– 1 bag of coloured powder

– Temporary tattoos

– Race bib

– Public transport ticket

– Entry to the Finish Festival

– The happiest, most colourful 5km you will ever run!

Tickets on sale Wednesday 10th December at 12:00pm.

Bring on the COLOUR!

Chinese New Year at Docklands

Chinese new year melbourne

Chinese New year Celebrations at the Victoria Harbour with floating lanterns, Dragon boats and Chinese Dance troups.

Date: 19th February 2015

Time: 5.30pm – 9.30pm

Location : Victoria Harbour , 791 Bourke Street, Docklands VIC 3008

Contact details

This is a free event for all ages

Chinese New year is also celebrated at Federation Square

Date: 28/02/2015 to 01/03/2015

Time: Sat: 1pm – 5pmSun: 2pm – 4pm

Location – Federation Square, Corner of Swanston & Flinders Streets, Melbourne VIC 3000

Contact details

Ph: 03 9655 1900



This is a free event

For other locations in Melbourne where Chinese New year is celebrated please visit this link

Moomba Festival

Moomba festival

From 6th to 9th of March

For details visit

Antipodes Lonsdale Street Festival

 antipodes festival melbourne

The Antipodes Lonsdale Street Festival is a street party Celebration of Melbourne’s Greek Community. The festival features the local and international performers, lots of food and activities for children and adults.

This year’s festival will also include the Barbaresso Oyzo pop-up bar, a giant shark slide and other carnival rides, the Flavours of Greece market, cooking demonstrations, Greek Karaoke and Zorba ’til you drop!

Dates: 14/02/2015 to 15/02/2015

Time: Sat: noon – lateSun: noon – late

Location – Greek precinct , 168 Lonsdale Street , Melbourne VIC 3000

Contact details – Ph:03 9662 2722



It is a free event.

Japanese Summer Festival

japanese festival

Japanese Summer Festival brings Spectacular Japanese cultural demonstrations and offers an opportunity to taste traditional Japanese food. This festival honours the tradition of Bon Matsuri a summer festival held in Japan to give thanks to the Ancestors.

Date : 08/03/2015

Time: Sun: 1pm – 5pm

Location – Federation Square, Corner of Swanston & Flinders Streets, Melbourne VIC 3000

Contact details:

Ph03 9642 2120

Email :


White Night

white night melbourne

In 2014 almost half a million Melbournians flocked to the city for the White Night. It is celebrated one night every year, featuring local, national and international artists and works from Australia and around the world.

From 7pm Saturday 21 February until 7am Sunday 22 February, Melbourne’s city streets, major cultural institutions, public spaces, gardens, landmark buildings and laneways will be transformed for 12 hours of discovery during the third White Night Melbourne event.

Dates: 21/02/2015 to 22/02/2015

Time: Sat: 7pm – midnight Sun: midnight – 7am

Location: Melbourne CBD

Contact info for White Night

Contact details



Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show

melbourne flower and garden show

DATE: 25th to 29th March 2015

For details Visit

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