What’s on in the Neighbourhood

Check what’s happening around our hotel in central Melbourne

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.

    • MIFF

    Melbourne international Film Festival

    • Melbourne Fringe Festival

    Melbourne Fringe Festival

    • Royal mebourne show

    Royal Melbourne Show

    • burleques

    Australian Burlesque Festival

    • AFL

    AFL Grand Final

Melbourne international Film Festival

Presenting a curated global program of innovative screen experiences and the world’s largest showcase of exceptional Australian filmmaking, MIFF is an accessible, iconic cultural event that provides transformative experiences for audiences and filmmakers alike. The festival is available to access from 1st of August until the 18th of August.

More Info: http://miff.com.au/about

Melbourne Fringe Festival

Just over 2 weeks in September, 12 to 29th of September, The Melbourne Fudge Festival celebrates the cultural democracy and art for everybody. With thousands of artistes performing events in over 160 venues, The MFF is a great place for them to express them self. The Melbourne Fringe Festival is the most adventurous, inclusive, all-encompassing multi-art form festival in Australia. 

More info: https://www.visitmelbourne.com/regions/melbourne/events/theatre-and-performing-arts/melbourne-fringe-festival

Royal Melbourne Show

The Royal Melbourne Show offers a wide range of entertainment, interactive, and fun activities and attractions, along the side award winning food and beverages. With events that covers all age ranges, a wide selection of food and beverages, all visitors would have the own unique experience at the show.

More info: http://royalshow.com.au/

Australian Burlesque Festival

Enjoy and watch the entertainment of the local and international burlesque artists in a tour of sizzling showcases, workshops and industry awards, the festival celebrates diversity, variety and talent from all over the world. Celebrate 10 years of Burlesque festival on 26th to 28th of September.

More info: https://www.australianburlesquefest.com/

AFL Grand Final

In the lead up to the Australian Football League Grand Final on Saturday 28th September 2019 (TBC), catch all the footy fever during AFL Grand Final Week. The final week commence from 21th of September to 28th of September.

More info: https://www.onlymelbourne.com.au/afl-grand-final-week#.XRRLxpMzZz8