Happy Birthday Melbourne

Celebrate everything that is great about Melbourne this week. Join Melbourne’s 179th birthday celebrations all week to the 31st August.

Melbourne Day is this Saturday 30th August, and there are events all over the city! Click here to find out more

Why not make a day of it and pick up some lunch from your local Ferguson Plarre Bakehouses, or if you are already in the city, visit our Queen Victoria Market store and grab a yummy Pie or a Tiddly Oggie.

All Ages Free Concert at Federation Square

Join Melbourne’s birthday party this Saturday 30th August for a free concert with

The P!nk Tribute Show and hit musician Rav Thomas are the headline acts at the official Melbourne Day all-ages free concert at Federation Square.

Get some free Ferguson Plarre baked birthday cake & cupcakes (while it lasts!) and celebrate Melbourne’s birthday on 30 August from noon to 3pm.

The party features singer and dancer Bethany Fisher; performers The Henry Twins Isobel and Eloise, along with lots of music, home-grown entertainers and more.

Flag Raising Ceremony at Enterprize Park, Flinders St

Lord Mayor Robert Doyle invites you to the official kick-off event at Enterprize Park, Flinders St, on Melbourne Day.

Join Cr Doyle, fellow councillors, the 2014 Junior Lord Mayor competition winner, Melbourne Day chairman Campbell Walker, VIPs, dignitaries and others as we hoist the city’s flag at 11am.

This is a free public event, families welcome. Bring the whole flock!

Enterprize Park, on the north bank of the Yarra River at the bottom of William St, is where the first Europeans landed on 30 August 1835 to start the first permanent settlement.

Come & Sea a Melbourne Icon

Join the good ship Enterprize in celebrating Melbourne Day on August 30th in Docklands!

11:30am – 1pm: Blessing of the Fleet and Regatta sail-past
1pm – 1:45pm: Re-enactment of the first settlers’ landing. Free event. The Dock Library Wharf area.
2pm – 3pm: Ship open to visitors for a gold-coin donation, North Wharf Road, Berth VH03 (near Shed 2).
3pm – 4pm: One-hour sail
4:30pm – 5:30pm: One-hour sail

Sails depart from Docklands – North Wharf. For more information visit Enterprize.org.au

The Windsor Art Award

From 30 August to 14 September, visit the Windsor Hotel and see art work from Victorian College of the Arts students as they vye for The Windsor Art Award, a $10,000 scholarship recognising Australia’s best emerging talent.

The work features in many of the hotel’s unique spaces, including the heritage listed lace iron lifts, Victorian windows, renowned tea room and even a once secret hotel entrance. It is a free exhibition at The Hotel Windsor, 111 Spring St, city