With so many festivals happening this year in Melbourne, be sure to take some time out from your business event and experience the festivities. 

Weekend Notes have rounded up Melbourne's top 24 festivals in 2019. With so much variety there's something to suit everyone, from food to fashion, music to comedy. If you're planning a visit to Melbourne this year for an upcoming business event, be sure to schedule in time get along to one - or more - of these fantastic events.

Festivals include:

  • Lonsdale Street Festival - Saturday 23 February to Sunday 24 February 2019 – Free Entry
  • Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival – 1 to 10 March 2019 – Free and Ticketed Events
  • Moomba - Friday 8 March to Monday 11 March 2019 – Free Entry
  • Food and Wine Festival – 8 March to 24 March 2019 – Free and Ticketed Events
  • Melbourne International Comedy Festival – 27 March to 21 April 2019 – Free and Ticketed Events
  • Melbourne International Jazz Festival - 31 May to 9 June 2019 – Free and Ticketed Events
  • Melbourne International Film Festival – 1 to 18 August 2019 – Free and Ticketed Events
  • Melbourne Fringe – 12 to 29 September 2019 – Free and Ticketed Events
  • Melbourne Cup Carnival – 2 to 9 November 2019 – Free and Ticketed Events
  • Plus many others

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