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Events & festivals

  • Carlton Italian Festa

    October. Showcasing and celebrating the traditions of Italy with food tasting, cooking demonstrations, music and entertainment in Lygon Street, Piazza Italia and surrounding areas

  • Melbourne Flower & Garden Show

    March / April. This is the biggest annual garden show in in the Southern Hemisphere. The world renowned Melbourne International Flower & Garden show is held within the Royal Exhibition Building and the southern section of the Carlton Gardens. The passion and creativity of Australia's top floral and landscape designers unite to create stunning displays and share new and innovative garden ideas. There are demonstrations, sales of garden products and food stalls.

  • Motorclassica

    October. This internationally-recognised automotive event is held at the Royal Exhibition Building. Hundreds of unique, collectible and historically significant cars and motorcycles will be on display, as well as memorabilia and other automotive collectibles. There is also a vehicle street parade and collector car auction.