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.

    • 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

    • Royal Melbourne Show

    Royal Melbourne Show

    • Spring Racing Carnival

    Spring Racing Carnival

    • AFL Grand Final

    AFL Grand Final

    • Melbourne cricket ground

    Boxing Day Test

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.

Royal Melbourne Show

September

An agricultural event that has something fun for everyone, perfect for a family day out.

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.