What’s on in the Neighbourhood

Check what’s happening around our hotel near Melbourne central

Melbourne is the events capital of Australia, boasting a range of international and iconic events such as tennis’s Australian Open, Melbourne Cup, AFL Grand Final and the Melbourne Grand Prix. It also plays host to many fantastic arts and cultural events, community markets, family events and of course food and wine events. Whatever you're into, you can guarantee that Melbourne has something for you, The Swanston Hotel, Grand Mercure is right in the heart of it all.

    • Formula 1 Grand Prix

    Formula 1 Grand Prix

    • Australia Open

    Australia Open

    • Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

    Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

    • Melbourne Food & Wine Festival

    Melbourne Food & Wine Festival

    • L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival

    L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival

    • Melbourne International Comedy Festival

    Melbourne International Comedy Festival

    • Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show

    Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show

    • Spring Racing Carnival

    Spring Racing Carnival

    • AFL Grand Final

    AFL Grand Final

    • Melbourne cricket ground

    Boxing Day Test

Formula 1 Grand Prix

March

Watch as the top echelon of motor racing fight for 1st place around picturesque Albert Park.

Australia Open

January

The first Grand Slam of the year is right here in Melbourne, make sure you’re here to see the world’s tennis elite battle it out.

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Pack your picnic and score a spot on the lawn to enjoy the perfect summer soundtrack to the city this February when the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra performs its free concert series at Melbourne’s favourite outdoor venue, the Sidney Myer Music Bowl.

 The free concerts will take place on Friday 8, Saturday 16 and Wednesday 20 February at 7.30pm. Gates open from 4.30pm. With 10,000 people expected to attend each concert, be early as entry is on a first in, best dressed basis.

Presented in association with the University of Melbourne and Arts Centre Melbourne, supported by the Sidney Myer MSO Trust Fund.

More info : here

Melbourne Food & Wine Festival

March

A festival that celebrates all things good about food and wine, a time when Melbourne’s fabulous chef’s really get to show off their talents.

L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival

March

Immerse yourself in the annual celebration of domestic and international fashion, design, business and creative endeavours.

Melbourne International Comedy Festival

March

Every April the city of Melbourne plays host to the world’s funniest comedians, a festival not to be missed.

Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show

March

A hallmark event that showcases quality and leading edge floral and landscape designers.

Spring Racing Carnival

October - November

The world’s premier horse racing carnival; a season full of glitz, glamour and gambling.

AFL Grand Final

September

Far bigger than a usual sporting event, the excitement of the AFL Grand Final sweeps across the entire city.

Boxing Day Test

December

The biggest cricket game of the year is right here at the MCG.