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.

    • Golf Australia
    21 November to 25 November 2018

    2018 MELBOURNE WORLD CUP OF GOLF

    • modern life
    30 March to 27 January 2019

    A MODERN LIFE - TABLEWARES 1930s–1980s

    • Australia Open

    Australia Open

    • 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

    • Formula 1 Grand Prix

    Formula 1 Grand Prix

    • Spring Racing Carnival

    Spring Racing Carnival

    • AFL Grand Final

    AFL Grand Final

    • Melbourne cricket ground

    Boxing Day Test

2018 MELBOURNE WORLD CUP OF GOLF

21 November to 25 November 2018

Australia will host the world when International golf returns to Melbourne with the 59th edition of the World Cup of Golf at The Metropolitan Golf Club, from the 21-25 November 2018. Twenty-eight, two-person teams comprised of the world's top players vie for the largest prizemoney purse in Australian golf, with $US7 million on offer. 

56 Players | 28 Countries | 1 World Champion.

Visit www.WorldCupOfGolf.com for more information. 

A MODERN LIFE - TABLEWARES 1930s–1980s

30 March to 27 January 2019

A Modern Life Tablewares 1930 - 1980s is currently showing at the National Gallery of Victoria featuring works from leading manufacturers and designers across Britain, America, Japan and continental Europe. Whilst focusing on ceramics, the exhibition also explores the use of new materials resulting from wartime technological developments, including plastic, aluminium and stainless steel. Graphic design and advertising from the period form a feature of the show.

More information: http://bit.ly/AMODERNLIFE

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 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.

Formula 1 Grand Prix

March

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

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.