It’s the Labour Day on Monday 9 March meaning we have an extra to enjoy time with family and friends! We’ve pulled together a list of things to do this long weekend.

Moomba

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One of Melbourne’s favourite and iconic events, Moomba, is back again for another year of fun and festivities. This year, more than a million visitors are expected to flock to Birrarung Marr and Alexandra Gardens from 6-9 March where King & Queen of Moomba, Shane Warne and Bollywood star Pallavi Sharda, will take part in the famous Moomba Parade on Monday 9 March.

Moomba’s Main Arena will play host to headline acts including iconic Australian bands Jebediah, You Am I and the Hoodoo Gurus, plus an array of incredible Australian music talent. Festival favourite the Birdman Rally and Moomba Masters Championship will be back for 2015 as well as a new addition to the Moomba site, The Green, which will be home to the FReeZA Push Start Battle of the Bands.

The Kids Zone will feature daily shows from Australia’s oldest circus family, Ashton’s Circus. There will also be free workshops and activities on offer, including face painting, mini golf, lawn bowls, drumming, music, puppetry and craft making. Plus, this year the Kids Zone will play host to a new Disney Zone where kids can enjoy Disney-themed activities and movies. There’s also a Skat park with daily scoot, skate and BMX clinics, demos and competitions.  All equipment is provided, and all clinics are free.

For more information visit http://www.thatsmelbourne.com.au/Moomba/Home

Future Music Festival

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One of the best festivals this year, Future Music, takes place this Sunday 8 March at Flemington Racecourse. With a line up that includes Drake, Avicii, The Prodigy, 2Chainz, Die Antwoord, Martin Garrix, Knife Party, Hilltop Hoods and many more, it promises to be an amazing day of festivities and great music.

For more information and tickets visit http://www.futuremusicfestival.com.au/2015/

2015 Melbourne Food & Wine Festival

The 2015 Melbourne Food & Wine Festival continues with a range of exciting events happening over the weekend.

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One of our picks is the Port Phillip Mussel Festival at South Melbourne Market which is happening on Saturday 7 March and Sunday 8 March. The Port Phillip Mussel Festival is a street party with jazz, fun and mussels galore. Some of the region’s top chefs and restaurants are taking part including St Ali, Mr Lawrence at the London, Dandelion and Acland Street Cantina, plus South Melbourne Market restaurants Claypots Evening Star, Paco y Lola, Köy and Simply Spanish. There will be mussels by the bucket load, piping hot mussel paella, wok cooked drunken mussels, sangria and craft beer, artisanal ice cream and fun for the kids. Kicking off on Saturday and Sunday at 11am, seafood lovers can spend the day in the sun with friends and family, feasting, drinking, dancing and celebrating mussels, all to the sounds of Dixieland and New Orleans jazz. For more information click here.

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Our second pick is the Saint Crispin pop up at the St Kilda Bowls Club. The dining hotspot will host a popup at St. Kilda Bowls Club on Friday 6 March, featuring a great selection of their sure-fire culinary delights and decadent Thomas Olive cocktails. Bringing a taste of the North to the lucky South-side attendees, Saint Crispin chefs Joe Grbac and Scott Pickett have joined forces with famed dessert chef, Pierre Roelofs, to create a spectacular five-course degustation menu singing with fresh, fun and local flavours. Tickets are $160 per person, including five courses and matched beverages, a complimentary glass of punch and lawn bowls. To book, call (03) 9419 2202.

Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival – Fashion Film Series

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As part of the Cultural Program of the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival, The Fashion Film series pays homage to some of the brightest local and international talent in the fashion film industry. The industry is ever growing, ever innovative, and ever creative, and you can be front row in seeing some amazing and innovative films. The film series features ten Australian and three international fashion short films in select cinemas nationally including ACMI in Melbourne.

About The Author

Katherine Ng

Katherine is not your typical Beauty Editor. Finance consultant by day and beauty and fashion addict at all other times, Katherine spends her hard-earned money helping the Australian and international economy with her never ending pursuit of everything pretty. A keen traveller, Katherine still holds dear her Melbourne roots with an overflowing wardrobe filled with black clothes, shoes and handbags. Katherine also has a deep love of food and wine, and you can find those adventures on instagram at @thegreedykat Email: [email protected] Twitter: @kath_couturing Instagram: @kath_ng

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