The city of Melbourne is often on every seasoned traveller’s bucket list, given its serene landscape, vibrant lifestyle, cultural heritage, and rich history. Whether it’s a music concert, food festival, art show or theatrical performance, the city has got something for everyone to experience. In case you are one of those travellers looking to pack your bags for an autumn holiday in this wonderful city, remember to book luxury minibus hire to attend these May events.
Melbourne Magic Show
Want to experience magic up-close? The Melbourne Magic Show this year will pack a punch of entertainment with the amazing magician, Hocking, flourishing across the stage, showcasing a unique magical performance right in front of your eyes. He will perform feats of illusion, magic and mind reading in the private quarters of the 5 star Marriott Hotel in Melbourne. Hocking has been a professional magician for over a decade, and has been honing his skills with every act. He has been a significant part of several hit shows, including the likes of Melbourne Comedy Festival and Adelaide Fringe Festival.
Dog Lovers Show
Scheduled to be held from 5th to 7th of May, the Dog Lovers Show at the Royal Exhibition Building is all you need to know everything about your favourite family pet. Everything related to it will be put on display right from the dog breeders to the latest pet products, dog displays and celebrity vets. With heaps of fun activities, demonstrations and stalls on offer, you will get everything you need for your pet. Over 30,000 people attended the event last year, and the numbers are expected to grow this time around.
Mother’s Day Plant Sale
Mothers do so much for us, that it’s impossible to pay back the favour in the entire lifetime. The best we can do is to show our gratitude, and make them feel special on this occasion of Mother’s Day. On the 6th of May, there will be a plant sale hosted by Donvale Lion’s Club, offering a wide assortment of flowers and plants, that you can make a bouquet of, and gift it to your mother. There will be a healthy range of perennial, fruiting and flowering plants to choose from, which will surely make you spoilt for choice.
Warney Uncut: Shane Warne Live in Melbourne
Over 2 days from 11th to 12th of May, Shane Warne will be facing the public live on stage at the Hamer Hall for his show, Warney Uncut. Separating the facts from fiction, he’ll be dictating his own story, and the life lessons he has learned in the past few years. This is a great chance to question this spin-legend off the field, as he shares his life with everyone else.
Big Vegan Market
On the 13th of May, the Big Vegan Market will take centre-stage in the city with over 40 stalls of food, drinks, skincare and fashion conducted by Melbourne Vegan Eats. You will be literally spoilt for choice, when it comes to picking your best vegan stuff in a crowd of many. Add to that, an extensive selection of skincare items to choose from, and you are in for some exceptional shopping experience. This market will take place in an iconic setting of the elegant Royal Exhibition Building, which can be easily accessed by public transport.
Mother’s Day High Tea Buffet
Mother’s Day is a special opportunity to show love and affection for someone who gave you entry into this whole wide world. On the 14th of May, Melbourne Marriott Hotel is hosting annual High Tea Buffet to honour mothers across the globe. Indulge yourself in a delectable buffet of glossy chocolate fountains, liver crepe station, sweet desserts, delicate pastries, ribbon sandwiches and freshly baked scones. There will be a wide selection of freshly brewed coffee and boutique teas, and top it off with sparkling wine throughout your stay at the seat.
Wild Colonial Boys Exhibition
The Australian Gold Rush Era has a history in connection with the bushrangers, and as a fact of matter, people of all interests are fascinated with these tarnished outlaws. The Wild Colonial Boys Exhibition at the Old Treasury Building is a free exhibit, featuring some of the earliest bushrangers. It’s time to travel back to the 1840s when abundant gold attracted bushrangers from across the nation. You will also meet the gang who made a living by holding up the passers-by on the St Kilda Road through the 1850s. And not to forget the famous bushranger of all time, Ned Kelly.
Scrapbooking and Craft Retreat 2017
Calling out the art and craft lovers for an entire weekend of fun and entertainment from 26th to 28th of May, the Scrapbooking and Craft Retreat 2017 in the serene Lyrebird Park is a soothing occasion for one and all. There will be album works, jewellery making and card making, along with various papercraft projects. The entry fee also includes snacks and meals, along with 2 nights’ accommodation and lot of expert ideas from budding crafters.
Welsh Queen of Rock Bonnie Tyler Live in Melbourne
You may have heard the massive hits, with some popular names likes ‘Bitterblue’, ‘Holding Out For A Hero’, It’s a Heartache, all owned by Bonnie Tyler. And who doesn’t remember the husky voice behind the hit song, ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’. Bonnie Tyler will be performing Live in Melbourne on the 29th, and she will be joined by special guests, Rick Price and Eurogliders.
Bombay Talkies Exhibition at ACMI
For the very first time in its record, ACMI will be displaying an astonishing archive, tracing the journey of Indian cinema from silent movies to sound. Bombay Talkies is an Indian film studio that is known to launch the career of several stars and shaping contemporary Bollywood. The exhibition will showcase an extensive selection of 3000 cultural artefacts that have been collected from the Bombay Talkies Studio. This is a must visit event, irrespective of the fact whether you are an Indian or not. There are Bollywood lovers everywhere!