What’s Hot in Melbourne These Days?

While the Christmas holidays have ended and the chain of celebrations throughout the world has put to stop now, you would be surprised to know that Melbourne is still exhibiting the festive vibes and waves. The festive calendar 2014 of the city is lined up with numerous sports and cultural events throughout the year.

Regardless of what time of the year you plan to visit Melbourne, the city is always buzzing and making noise with its great theater shows, concerts, cultural events, blockbuster exhibitions and sports events. Melbourne is feeling festive.
Folks! Take the plunge by heading down this wonderful Australian city this year; for those not aware, the city is ranked the no. 1 liveable city on earth y for the 3rd consecutive year.
Let’s dive in some of the hottest events of the year:
Melbourne Museum Designing 007 – 50 Years of Bond Style
(1 Nov 2013 – 23 Feb 2014)
How about taking a scoop inside the world of the secret agent – bond, his iconic cars, gadgets and fashion accessories? Just head down all your way to the Melbourne Museum’s Bond special blockbuster exhibition.
Midsummer Festival
(12 Jan – 2 Feb 2014)
Enjoy dancing and partying at the annual queer celebration of the city. You may also participate in the cultural events or go watching the closing march; the events are held throughout the city.
Australian Open – The Grand Slam of Asia/Pacific
(13 – 26 January 2014)
If you are a sports lover, begin your new year by watching the first tennis Grand Slam tournament of the year held in Melbourne; a perfect holiday retreat for sports fans.
Festival of Sails
(23 – 27 January 2014)

The festival of sails, also called the Australia Day weekend by locals, sees more than100, 000 every year. A number of events such as yacht racing live music, and fireworks are organized in Geelong’s waterfront area in this five day long celebration.

Melbourne Indigenous Arts Festival
(5 – 16 February 2014)
MIAF, Melbourne Indigenous Arts Festival, hosts a wide array of events featuring many different types of art forms and experiences of people from all walks of life; Indigenous theatre, music, literature, film, cabaret, dance and visual arts are several major highlights of this art festival.
The Melbourne Recital Centre hosts a chain of performances of popular native and Torres Strait Islander artists such as soprano and composer Deborah Cheetham. But if you are more of dancing your feet to the tunes, head down to Birrarung Marr to participate in its cultural dance gathering.
In short, no matter what you enjoy the most, this art festival has something special to offer for everyone.

White Night Melbourne 2014
(22 – 23 February 2014)
Participate in more than 80 events celebrating the Australians’ great love for food, music, film, art and light, and that too for FREE! The wonderland remains open throughout the day and night.

Melbourne Food and Wine Festival
(28 Feb – 16 Mar 2014)
How can you visit Melbourne and return home without tasting its locally produced high-quality wines? Celebrate the food and wine festival with a meal and a glass of wine and take pride of participating in the World’s Longest Lunch.
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About the Author:Ashely Verna is a regular blogger on many renowned travel blogging sites of Australia. She advocates for buying campervan hire deals in Melbourne to travelers who want to explore the stunning coast of the country.