Melbourne: 10 Events To Attend In August 2017

Melbourne is home to a multitude of cultures and communities, and that’s why events are lined up throughout the year in a vibrant setting. If your next holiday trip is down under at this wonderful destination, take advantage of Melbourne bus hire to attend these August events at an affordable cost.

Hot Chocolate Festival 2017

The highly anticipated Hot Chocolate Festival starting 1st of August will be organised once again by the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie. With their seasonal calendar of tempting chocolate festivals, the Yarra Valley is an ideal day trip destination any time of the year. This event is an ideal adjunct to the extensive menu range, where kitchen serves fresh breakfast including waffles and eggs, with lunch options of sandwiches, pizza, smoked salmon, BBQ’s steak, a classic roast and slow-cooked pulled pork. Give yourself that sumptuous feel with some hot delicacies on offer!

The TEN Tenors Live at Arts Centre Melbourne

Celebrating their 20th anniversary with a live event at the Arts Centre Melbourne, The Ten Tenors will be setting the stage on fire on the 2nd of August, to what is considered to be the most successful touring entertainers in the country, having performed more than 2000 live shows. You will be captivated by their stage charisma and powerful vocals, presented by Frog in a Sock and Dmand Management. There will be an exceptional mix of rock, pop and classics to suit one and all.

Melbourne International Film Festival

Happening at the Festival Hub in Forum Theatre, the Melbourne International Film Festival from 3rd to 20th of August will be a paradise for all film lovers. See the best of global cinema, red carpet glamour and international premieres. Ever since its inception in 1952, the festival has been one of the most important screen events in the country, showcasing an acclaimed screening program alongside celebratory and industry events. There will be discussion programs, tributes and best of cinema from across the globe. It’s a fine display of local emerging talent and the purest form of Australian cinema.

Mind or Heart – Which Can I Trust?

The 7th Dzogchen Rinpoche says the pace and speed of today’s life is making it difficult for people to live with clarity and confidence, and it’s important to decipher the contrast between heart and mind to make fruitful decisions. On the 4th of August, Dzogchen Rinpoche will be in Melbourne City at the Hawthorn Arts Centre for a public talk that decodes the challenges of modern life and employs inventive methods of meditation and mindfulness accessible to everyone. He will explain the agenda behind following the heart and mind!

CRAZY HORSE PARIS – The Iconic & Legendary Cabaret Direct From Paris

Over the past years, Le Crazy Horse Paris has earned a wide reputation for presenting women in a sophisticated, sensual and incomparable way. The rich artistic legacy of this event is quite evident among the class of its designers, artists and creators. Recently it has collaborated with Ellen von Unwerth, Kylie Minogue, Roberto Cavalli, Miuccia Prada and David Lynch. The show will feature best acts from the blockbuster Cabaret, encompassing a series of highly visual and aesthetic tableaus, showcased by a multicultural cast of beautifully trained dancers clad in textured lightings.

Supersense: Festival of the Ecstatic

Suspense brings together a program of internationally revered performers and artists discovering traditional and modern perspectives on ecstatic experience across design, visual art, film, dance and music. Exploring the supernatural and sublime, the key names include Oliver Coates, Pussy Riot Theatre, Spiritualized, Acid Mothers Temple and Blonde Redhead. This year, the follow-up will be a convergence of transformation, expression and ritual, featuring 5 Suspense Commissions, 4 world premieres, 13 Australian premieres and 14 Australian exclusives. Dive into 3 days of immersive performance from 18th to 20th at the Art Centre’s subways, performance spaces, venues and performances from some artistic pioneers.

Ballarat International Foto Biennale

Starting 19th of August, the Ballarat Mining Exchange will turn into Foto Biennale, making way for the most innovative and exciting national and international photographers. The show comprises of a curated program displaying a wide array of artists, fostering their development in all spheres. With more events and audience engagement on cards, this year’s Biennale will set the standards high. There will be outdoor activities, portfolio reviews and workshops spread over multiple weekends.

The Australian Ballet presents Symphony in C.

Presented by the Australian Ballet, Symphony C is coming to the State Theatre at the Arts Centre Melbourne for a short season starting 24th of August. The key highlight of the show will include one-act works by choreographers Richard House and Alice Topp, a program of classical gala party and mile-a-minute ballet by George Balanchine. The Symphony in C has all the elegance and grace of the golden age of ballet, with a Hollywood touch. It’s a ballet sampler, being spectacular and sparkling as well as classical and contemporary.

Melbourne Writers Festival

The Melbourne Writers Festival is an annual celebration for the writers and readers out there, scheduled to commence on the 25th of August at the Federation Square. It brings together talented writers from across the globe under one roof to explore ideas, celebrate literature and inspire readers through a vibrant program of intellectual debate, discussion, storytelling and educational programs. With most of the programs being free, the festival includes events for people of all ages and abilities. You will be taken on a literary tour down under and all other parts of the world.

Sandy Point Half Marathon 2017

It may be chilling cold outside, but that shouldn’t deter you from taking part in this Half Marathon due to be held on the 27th of August. There are different courses to suit runners of all abilities, and you can choose the one that challenges you. Whether you are looking to make your first run of a 5km event or complete your first half marathon of 21km, you are welcome to do so. Even the kids are invited to participate in this marathon!