Best Melbourne Events 2018

Wednesday 21 March

Melbourne’s calendar is bustling with incredible festivals and thrilling events, and many of them are held at the Melbourne Showgrounds in Ascot Vale. While you’re enjoying your short term accommodation in Melbourne, make sure to enjoy some of the thrilling special events that take place throughout the year.

Melbourne International Comedy Festival

28 March – 22 April

One of the three biggest comedy festivals in the world has a huge range of hysterical gigs over every corner of Melbourne – including Flemington. There are shows to cater to every taste: from globe-trotting A-List comics strutting the stage at massive theatres; to up-and-coming stand-ups doing experimental shows in rooms the size of cupboards. And if you’re not a stand-up fan, there’s no shortage of sketch-shows, improve, cabaret and art to tickle your funny bone.

Visit the Halftix office in the CBD for discount tickets on the day, and if you hover outside the Melbourne Town Hall and chat to promoters you might even pick up a freebie.


20 April – 22 April

Are you an out-and-proud geek or fan? Melbourne’s fantastic pop-culture expo features awesome guests, special panels and some truly mind-blowing costumes. Everyone from avid gamers to young families will love this exhilarating celebration of all things imaginative. So pop on your spidey mask, grab your sonic screwdriver and fly your dragons down to Melbourne Show Grounds for an explosive weekend this April.

Royal Melbourne Show

22 September – 2 October

The Royal Melbourne Show is celebrating its 130th birthday, so this year it will be bigger and better than ever before. Hosted at the Melbourne Show Grounds, this not-to-be-missed Australian tradition is chocker-block with blue-ribbon produce, wild rides and iconic show bags. With spectacular wood-chopping, arts and crafts, and adorable animals, there’s something here for the whole family. A day at the Show is the perfect day out, especially if you have Flemington accommodation.

Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE)

24 March

If you’re a coffee lover you’ll be in heaven when you stay in one of our holiday apartments in Melbourne, the latte-sipping capital of Australia. But if you’re here in late March, there’s an extra special treat right outside the door. The Melbourne International Coffee Expo is the biggest coffee convention in the Asia Pacific region. Though it’s primarily an industry event, on Saturday the doors are swung open and the general public has a chance to taste some of the finest innovations in roasting.


This is only a sample of the hundreds of events in full swing in the Flemington region all throughout the year. Visit ALT Tower serviced apartments for chic, comfortable and affordable holiday accommodation in Melbourne.