Here are some ideas for events you and your family to enjoy next month;
Chinese New Year Festival
Sun 2nd February, 10 AM – 10 PM
Feasting, firecrackers and the awakening of the dragon are just some of the traditional festivities in Melbourne’s Chinatown. Join in and explore Melbourne’s rich Chinese heritage as Chinatown comes alive in stunning hues of red and gold.
White Night Melbourne
Sat 22nd February, starts at 7 PM
After captivating audiences and attracting more than 300,000 people in 2013, White Night Melbourne is back! Commencing at 7pm on Saturday 22 February 2014, Melbourne’s city streets, laneways, landmarks and cultural institutions will once again be transformed into a cultural playground from dusk-till-dawn.
Melbourne Indigneous Arts Festival
Wed 5th Feb- Sun 16th Feb
Visitor Centre, Federation Square
TThe Melbourne Indigenous Arts Festival (MIAF) presents a diverse range of art forms and experiences for all ages, including Indigenous theatre, music, literature, film, cabaret, dance and visual arts.
Sunday World BBQ
Sundays from 2nd Feb, 10 AM – 4 PM
Queen Victoria Market
Soak up the sun and sample dishes such as Longganisa from the Phillipines, Anticucho from South America, sausages from Sicily, Vegetable Kothu from Sri Lanka and more. There will be a bunch of roving performers throughout the day to entertain the kids, so bring the family down and start eating in a new language every Sunday.
Melbourne Food & Wine Festival
Fri 28th Feb – Sun 16th Mar
Various venues around Melbourne
Each year in March Melbourne Food and Wine Festival unveils a world-class program of more than 250 events – a true expression of Melbourne’s infamous love of food and wine that captures the attention of food-lovers in their hundreds of thousands. With an abundance of events on offer there is something for everyone to devour
Maslenitsa – Slavic Pancake Festival Saturday 1st February – Royal Exhibition Centre maslenitsa.com.au
Sustainable Living Festival Sat 8th Feb – Sun 23rd Feb – Federation Square slf.org.au/festival14/