Despite losing its crown as the world’s most livable city to Vienna last year, there are many reasons to support why it was heralded with such a title for the previous seven years running. Among the world class healthcare, infrastructure and accommodation in Melbourne, it is a perfectly balanced and diverse city that caters for all interests and tastes for tourists and residents alike. So, if you’re thinking of things to do in Melbourne this June, here are a few ideas to inspire you.
If Swing is your thing, then you’ll love dancing your socks off at the Melbourne Swing Festival over the Queen’s Birthday weekend. From 7th-10th June, there’s 4 days of sizzling music, thrilling competitions and exciting workshops to enjoy courtesy of Swing Patrol taking place at various venues throughout the city.
Back again and now in its tenth year, the Melbourne International Singers Weekend also takes place over the Queen’s Birthday weekend (6th-10th June) that brings together some of Australia’s most talented singers, groups and choirs. With outstanding workshops, stunning shows and performance opportunities at some of Melbourne’s finest venues, you’re sure to be challenged, inspired and entertained!
From 31st May-9th June, Melbourne will play host to some of the world’s most exciting jazz musicians and bands at the Melbourne International Jazz Festival 2019. With a jam-packed 10 day program, immerse yourself in intimate club gigs, late night jams and workshops as a celebration to the constantly-evolving art form that is Jazz music.
Since being introduced into Australia in 2012, Oz Comic-Con has become a fans’ favourite in pop culture and brings together all lovers of comic books, movies and games. Hosted at the MC&EC on 8th and 9th June, you can expect to see some of the most esteemed actors, artists and heroes from the comic book world.
On 6th June, the International Comedy Festival Roadshow comes to town with a plethora of hilarious comedians performing to make you giggle all night long. As a one night only event, this roadshow aims to bring the fun and frolics of the festival to towns and cities across Australia with over 80 destinations on the schedule.
Presented by Citi, Good Food Month returns to Melbourne in June with a month-long festival filled to the brim with some incredible feature events, exclusive dinner experiences and succulent lunches on offer for all lovers of food.
Organised by Gin Monkey, World Gin Day on 8th June is a global celebration of gin lovers and aims to bring together everyone around the world over a cocktail, G&T or neat serving of one of today’s most popular alcoholic drinks.
Kicking off on 5th June, the Queen Victoria Winter Night Market aims to brighten up Wednesday nights through winter with a dazzling array of global eats and live entertainment. With over 30 food stalls, 50 design and specialty stalls, and of course mulled wine, this is an diverse fixture that you can look forward to each week!
With all this going on and more in Melbourne this June, make sure you don’t miss out on the action and go explore everything that this diverse city has to offer. After all, Melbourne hasn’t won the most livable city award for seven years for nothing, so why not find out for yourself?