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Events & festivals

  • Carlton Italian Festa

    October. Celebrate all things Italian at the Carlton Italian Festa. Experience the traditions of Italy with food tastings, cooking demonstrations, music and free entertainment. Held at Piazza Italia in Lygon Street.

  • 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, collectable and historically significant cars and motorcycles will be on display, as well as memorabilia and other automotive collectables. There is also a vehicle street parade and collector car auction.