1. New Year’s Eve at Federation Square 31 December 2014 – 1 January 2015 新年庆祝
This event may commence during the night of 31 December 2014, but with great dance music, live performances and a unique atmosphere, this New Year’s Eve party is bound to continue into the early hours of January. Whether you want to enjoy the spectacular New Year’s Eve fireworks, or just enjoy a great night out with friends and family, Federation Square has got it covered. This event is great for people of all ages, so if you’re looking for something fun to do this New Year’s Eve, head on down to Federation Square!
2. Caribbean Pirates 5-24 January 2015 加拉比海盗——适合孩子
Caribbean Pirates is the perfect event for Melbourne’s hot summers, as it is an interactive theatre production which takes place on the decks of Polly Woodside. The pirates’ interesting tales will intrigue the kids, and they will love learning how to talk and sing like pirates. A treasure hunt on the pirate ship will wrap the day up, so bring the entire family along for an hour of fun that they won’t soon forget!
3. AFC Asian Cup Australia 9-31 January 2015 亚洲足联亚洲杯2015
The AFC Asian Cup is a highly anticipated series of football matches that occur once every four years. Many people look forward to witnessing these games due to their renowned comradery between both players and opponents. In January, Australia will be fortunate enough to host several games of the AFC Asian Cup within its cities, so this is a great opportunity for all fans who want to experience these exciting games in person.
4. Melbourne International Jazz Festival 15-29 January 2015 墨尔本国际爵士音乐节 售票
Looking for a fun and relaxing night without the kids? The Melbourne International Jazz Festival is perfect for just that, so take the opportunity now. Gather your partner or your friends and head down to the intimate Bennetts Lane Jazz Club for a low key, but sophisticated night of jazz. Make sure that you purchase your tickets as soon as possible, because this event’s brilliance guarantees a quick sell out!
5. Frankston Waterfront Festival 2015 17-18 January 2015 弗兰克斯顿海滨节
Locals and tourists alike look forward to the Frankston Waterfront Festival every year, and every year without fail it exceeds participants’ expectations. The festival takes place over two days, and it mixes some very exciting activities together, such as markets, wine, food, shops and much more. Frankston Waterfront Festival is suitable for all ages, so everyone is bound to have a great time enjoying the lifestyle that this beautiful waterfront area caters for.
6. Midsumma Festival 18 January – 8 February 2015
If you’re looking for something fun to do this January, Midsumma Festival has definitely got it covered. The queer community of Melbourne, and their friends and family, unite together every year so that they can celebrate who they are in the utmost style. It is an event with an atmosphere like no other, which celebrates queer art and culture by hosting a variety of different stalls and showcasing a one of a kind parade. Midsumma Festival is a very popular event throughout Melbourne, and it appeals to all different kinds of people, so make your way there this January!
7. Australian Open Day Tennis 2015 19 January – 1 February 2015 澳洲网球公开赛
Australians love the ongoing, artistic and strenuous activity that is tennis. The people of Melbourne have been lucky enough to say that their city has hosted many of the Australian Open Day Tennis tournaments over the years, and 2015 is no different. Head down to Melbourne Park from 19 January and you will be sure to become emerged in the friendly, yet intense atmosphere that occurs only at great sporting matches.
8. Totem by Cirque du Solei 21 January – 29 March 2015 图腾马戏杂技魔术表演
Circuses are a spectacle that everybody should have the opportunity to enjoy. We all know that kids love going to the circus, but circuses aren’t just for the kids. Anyone can be mystified by impossibly flexible acrobats, amazed by incredible dancers, confused by magicians and entertained by clowns. Totem Circus is a favourite worldwide, and for good reason. It has won many awards for its unique and beautiful shows, which consist of very talented performers. Make sure that you take advantage of Totem coming to town and book your tickets now!
9. Australia Day Parade 2015 26 January 2015 澳洲国庆日游行
What better way is there to celebrate Australia Day than by experiencing the cultural and diverse parade that is the Melbourne Australia Day Parade? The parade commences at 11:00am after the Australia Day Flag Raising Ceremony, which takes place at Melbourne Town Hall. Join the thousands of people who congregate in Melbourne’s streets every year to enjoy this unique parade, and you won’t be disappointed. You’ll be inspired by all kinds of different people and groups as they proudly parade through Melbourne and promote their favourite hobbies, interests, sports and much more.
10. Ride the Night 31 January – 1 February 2015 CITY 70公里夜晚骑行
Want to work off that extra bit of weight gained during the festive season, but still want to have fun? Look no further! Ride the Night is the very first group participation bike riding event that takes place during the night time under the city’s lights. Ride your bike through Melbourne’s CBD and its surrounding areas and enjoy the unique stopping points that consist of music, food, drinks, a silent disco and more! The bike ride is 70km long, so it will last the entire night and finish at dawn on 1 February. At the end of the ride, there will be a breakfast near the lakeside for everyone to replenish and reward themselves for their hard work.