This October, we’ve selected some must-do events to officially celebrate the warmer weather. Ranging from classics like Pinot Palooza, to an exciting way to get into shape with a Surfset Class, to new and upcoming QV Dine & Design Festival! Here we’ve got everything that made it on the list.
Food and Drink
Say Cheese Festival
Date: October 29
Life gets feta this spring with the return of the Say Cheese Festival! Back again for their fifth year, Prahran Market will be showcasing some of the best cheese Melbourne has to offer. You should brie prepared for some cheesy goodness ranging from Wilson & Market’s cauliflower mac and cheese, cheesy empanadas by El Alamo, to manchego croquettes from Cleo’s Deli. You won’t raclette this tasty cheese festival!
Date: October 7
It’s always wine o’clock somewhere in the world, and this weekend is time for you to uncork and relax. It’s the return of Pinot Palooza and we’ll drink to that! We’ve heard through the grapevine that there will be over 100 wine producers this year for you to sip on. So grab your partner in crime to sample some of the best wines in the southern hemisphere.
QV Dine & Design Festival
Date: October 6 – 7, October 27 – 28
The Dine & Design Festival is heading to QV Square for the first time ever in Melbourne! This festival combines what Melbournians love best… food and shopping of course. Ranging from design to art to food, we’ve got you covered! Plus, it’s never too early to do some Christmas shopping right?
Timber & Tucker Festival
Date: October 6 – 8
Chop down on some delicious food and action at this brand spanking new festival this spring! Timber & Tucker is new to the scene and we’re giving it a warm welcome. STIHL Timbersports is teaming up with Albert Park Golf Course and Greenfields to bring Melbournians an event full of axe-ion! Witness this intense sport up close and personal while chowing down on some food truck favourites like Sénor Churros, The Real Jerk and Mr Burger.
Cherry Hill Blossom Festival
Date: October 1 – 2
No, you don’t have to take a 12-hour flight to Japan for some Insta-worthy cherry blossom shots. The travel time has now been reduced to a 1-hour car ride up to Yarra Valley for these cherry-fic views. This is the epitome of spring with endless rows of cherry trees in full bloom, as well as live music playing in the background. The cherry on top is definitely the food truck and cherry beverages, which will make the trip worth it.
Spring Into Shape
Flow After Dark Silent Yoga Disco
Date: October 4
Brought to you by Flow Athletic, this 90-minute Vinyasa Yoga session is one to sweat your asana off to the silent disco tunes of Sydney DJ James Mack. Namastay! Be in tune with both body and mind.
Surfset Class – 2XU Camberwell
Date: October 16
You might have seen in on Shark Tank or heard about it from your fitspo-obsessed friends, the Surf Set workout is making a splash this spring. This class is all the workout you get while surfing, the best news is you don’t have to get your hair wet because it’s on dry land. Bonus! Work up a sweat with Fitness Angel Bootcamps in this 45-minute workout that is sure to be rad.
Sharlyn is studying Media and Communications at the University of Melbourne. She often swears that coffee runs through her veins instead of blood. She also seems to have an innate sense of when puppies are around. Keep up with her life on Instagram.