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The Summer City - Essential Events in Melbourne This February

  • Written by News Feature Team
At the peak of summer, Melbourne is action packed with various exciting events going on everywhere you look. With so many popular events fitted into one season, summer can seem like a daunting time for some visitors as they cannot decide on which ones to attend.

 

In order to make this process easier, we have put a list together of the best events happening in Melbourne this February so that everyone can enjoy and experience Melbourne’s ambience.

 

Chinese Lunar New Year:

 

New year celebrations in February...? Yes! The Chinese calendar, unlike its more traditional counterpart, celebrates its new year in January or February with the date determined by the fall of the new moon. This year, the Chinese new year resides on the 16th and is traditionally marked with the ringing of bells, lighting of fire crackers and traditional lion dances. It is customary for Chinese households to usher out the old year by cleaning the house, which even extends to many individuals purchasing new clothes and getting hair cuts, all symbolising new beginnings.

It is also traditional to mark the festive period by an animal, this year is the, “Year of the Dog”, somewhat different, to last years rooster and the year befores monkey.

Warm your pallet with a taste of chinese culture this February and visit chinatown in the CBD for Chinese new year. For those truly hoping to experience the extent of these festivities, stay close to the action by booking accomodation in one corporate apartments in Melbourne.

 

St Kilda Festival

 

Since the first festival in 1980, St Kilda Festival is a must-attend event with various Australian artists, bands, great food and street markets all on the face of the beach. Establishing itself as a well-loved, annual, summer celebration this festival consistently brings thousands together each year for a massive day of fun.

 

Furthermore, with this event suitable for all ages, it’s a perfect day out for families who want to get in the sun, listen to some great music and and visit one of Melbourne's best beaches. If you’re feeling a thrill why not visit Melbournes craziest theme park, Luna Park and experience everything from roller coasters to dodgem carts and much more.

 

White Night

 

This annual event, inspired by the international Nuit Blanche movement, allows people to discover and connect with a city that will always keep you guessing. White Night takes place in several cities across the globe, with Melbourne going on for its sixth year this February.

 

A one night only, all night celebration that focuses on culture and creativity with various exhibitions, performances, illuminations, film screenings, music, dance and interactive events all scattered across Melbourne. White Night takes over the city streets, laneways with the city flooded with curious individuals so ensure safety at all times and think twice about driving into the CBD.

 

On a positive note; everything at White Night is free, with only a small fraction of exhibitions hosting ticketed events, so be sure to check out this popular celebration of art and culture in Melbourne this February.

 

As you can see, Melbourne is filled with various memorable events that are definitely worth seeing. So, don’t hesitate for a moment in getting outside for a wonderful summer.

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