Victoria : 10 Events To Attend In May 2017

The calendar of events in Victoria throughout the year include everything from concerts to exhibitions, festivals to markets, and sporting action to vibrant celebrations. An extensive line-up is set for the month of May. As a leading Victoria bus hire provider, we are all geared up to give you a comfortable ride to these event destinations!

Warrnambool May Racing Carnival

The internationally acclaimed Warrnambool May Racing Carnival organised by the Warrnambool Racing Club from the 2nd to 4th of May will witness revellers from all parts of the state flocking in numbers to the Bool. With a rich history spanning over 16 decades, get ready to be amazed with some of the premium jumps races in Australia adding jewel in the crown of Country Racing Victoria. Offering exceptional natural viewing platforms, the racecourse is located on the eastern suburbs of town amid a scenic valley.

High Country Harvest

Starting 5th of May,2017, the High Country Harvest is a celebration of finest innovative craft beer, spirits, food and wine in the fantastic North Eastern part of Victoria. You get an opportunity to meet passionate growers for hands on events, and learn the tricks of the trade. Experts will share their skills along with providing focus on classes about production and producers. Relax, reconnect and indulge in a true foodie ambiance as you share your interests with those of your category. There will be farmers’ markets, autumn warmers, harvest menus and village bonfires to sum up the event in the most pleasing manner.

Clunes Booktown Festival

Mark the first weekend of May on your calendar for the annual Clunes Booktown Festival to be held on the 6th and 7th of May, expected to attract over 18000 people for the most astonishing bookshop experience in the country. Some of the key authors for this year include the likes of Annie Raser-Rowland, A.S. Patric, Kate Grenville, Hannah Kent, Tim Fischer AC, the Hone and Clementine Ford. You have a golden chance to explore the largest assortment of rare, out-of-print publications, along with literary luncheons, author talks, live music and street performances. Immerse yourself in the exhibition of State Library of Victoria, which is specially curated for the festival.

Carmen – Opera at Arts Centre Melbourne

On the 11th of May, Carmen will be taking the centre stage to dance, toss her hair and stamp her feet, as the audience applauds from the background. She will sing her siren song in the heat and dust of the city, and with each note, Don Jose will be pulled into her world, which is beyond the bounds of society. This popular opera by Bizet puts at forefront the relationship at heart, and the wild love that assures freedom in an affectionate binding of fate.

La Fiera Italian Festival

From the 16th to 21st of May, Myrtleford will turn into festive mood with wide-ranging celebrations of La Fiera Italian Festival.  Expected to be bigger and better this year, come along to see cooking demonstrations by noted chefs including Patrizia Simone, Stefano Manfredi and Nonni. There will be grape stomping competition, annual barista race, live music and mushroom forages to keep you busy. Try authentic traditional dishes and local wines in an ideal village setting, while you are treated with historical and heritage displays. A day full of bocce competition and soccer matches will keep you entertained.

Australian Masters Rowing Championships

Scheduled to be held at the Nagambie Lakes from 18th to 21st of May, the Australian Masters Rowing Championships spark the aspiration of becoming an athlete. The sterling competition with an apt racing format, along with the social camaraderie and the field size, make this event a must visit. There will be a big trade show display, extra coffee vans, a bar and other top shape facilities. There will be exceptional choices for lunch, along with local taverns and vintage wineries just a short distance down the road. Sample taste the local produce of the region, which you enjoy the ambiance.

Great Ocean Road Running Festival

Known to be one of the most stunning and unique marathons in the world, the Great Ocean Road Running Festival from 20th to 21st of May attracts thousands of participants from across the state to take part in running across the Lorne and Apollo Bay. Suited for all ages and abilities, the marathon has races of all difficulty levels ranging from the Kid’s Gallop to the 60km ultra marathon.2017 will witness the introduction of the Great Ocean Road Walk, a kite festival, wellness program involving yoga classes and free movies at Lorne Theatre.

Scrapbooking and Craft Retreat 2017

Scheduled to be held from 26th to 28th of May in the Lyrebird Park, this is an ideal retreat for art and craft lovers. Settle yourself far away from the hustle and bustle of the city to experience the best of papercraft projects, jewellery, card making and albums. The entire weekend may cost you around $260, which includes snacks and meals, shared expert ideas and 2-night accommodation.  Enjoy the company of innovative crafters to know more about them.

Historic Winton

The 41st Historic Winton will be hosted by the Winton Motor Raceway, conducted by the Austin 7 Club on the 27th and 28th of May. Get close to an exceptional action at the largest and most popular all-historic meeting of Australia, with a weekend of non-stop racing, featuring more than 400 motorbikes and cars from the 1920s to the 80s. There will be historic and vintage cars, along with commercial vehicles and motorbikes. Celebrations include anniversaries for Austin 16, Ford Model A, Austin 18, Ford Pilot, Austin Princess. Peugeot 203, Lambretta, Nissan Skyline, Flat 125, Wolseley 1500, Aston Martin DBS, Ford Falcon GT and lots more.

Welsh Queen of Rock Bonnie Tyler Live in Melbourne

Remember the smoky and husky voice behind the blockbuster song ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart? The legend herself, Bonnie Tyler, the Welsh Queen of Rock & Blues, will be performing live in Melbourne on the 29th of May, thanks to Lennard Promotions. This is a great chance to come up and close, with this unmatched voice that still continues to be heard on movie soundtracks, TV ads and radio. Get your tickets to this concert today before they sell out!

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