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Celebrate being 60+ with free Seniors Week events

Seniors Card in wallet? Check. Sunscreen packed? Check. Dance moves mastered for flash mob? Check. From 5 October, more than 25,000 seniors will head to the city to take part in a range of free events and activities as part … Continue reading

Non-footy things to do on Grand Final day

This Saturday, anywhere that is not showing the Grand Final is pretty much yours for the taking. The crowds have disappeared and you can do cartwheels down Bourke Street Mall if you want to. So instead of hiding out in … Continue reading

Cafes the kids will love

Kids love checking out all the fun stuff to see and do in the city. But when lunchtime looms, the chances of a meltdown rise. Keep your little people happy at these cafes that take kids, chaos and fussy eaters in their stride. Pony … Continue reading

Melbourne’s top eight footy finals events

Melbourne comes alive with finals fever during the last week in September. Here are our top eight events for every day of AFL Grand Final Week so you don’t miss any of the action! Kick off the celebrations with free entertainment during … Continue reading

Celebrate Oktoberfest in the city

If you know your pretzels from a pilsner and can tell sauerkraut from a stein then you’re ready to enjoy Oktoberfest right across the city. So slip on your lederhosen and sample a Bavarian brew while paying homage to all things pork during this … Continue reading

Where to watch the AFL Grand Final

If you weren’t lucky enough to nab a ticket to this Saturday’s grand final between Sydney and Hawthorn, never fear. You can still be in the thick of it at many venues throughout Melbourne. Head to the following places for live AFL Grand … Continue reading

Fringe event might be your cup of tea

Hints of cardamom, wafts of cinnamon, and just a touch of ginger will soon be in the air when Kwality Chai, a Melbourne Fringe Festival event, appears at Flinders Street Station. From 19 September, commuters on platform one will be greeted by … Continue reading

Know your laneways: Crossley Street

Some folks may know Crossley Street (unofficially) as Pellegrini’s corner – home of Melbourne coffee institution Pellegrini’s Espresso Bar. But wander down Crossley Street toward Little Bourke and you’ll enter a world of unique retail shops, cafes and restaurants. Starting life as Romeo Lane … Continue reading

Free fun for the school holidays

Don’t let cabin fever get the better of you these school holidays! The city is jam-packed with fun activities for kids of all ages, and the best part is, much of it is free. Here are some boredom-busters guaranteed to save your sanity … Continue reading

Five creative ways to quench your thirst

If there’s one thing Melbourne loves as much as food, it’s a good drink. Long known for its coffee culture, the city also holds its own when it comes to creating beverages with flair. We’ve tracked down some of the … Continue reading