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12 top Melbourne Day events

Come celebrate 180 years of marvellous

Brig and Lehmo from GOLD 104.3 FM

1. Melbourne Day Concert

It's FREE. It's headlined by music legends Daryl Braithwaite and Russell Morris. And it's the place to be on 30 August from noon.

Live broadcast: Brig and Lehmo from Melbourne's GOLD 104.3, above, with our Melbourne Day poster. GOLD 104.3 FM is broadcasting the concert LIVE.

Free Melbourne Day concert

2. A regatta spectacular!

Victoria Harbour will be full to the gunwales when vessels of all shapes and sizes gather for a dazzling flotilla to celebrate Melbourne's maritime history.

Official flag-raising ceremony at Enterprize Park

3. Flag-raising ceremony

The 35-piece Royal Australian Navy Band Melbourne will perform at this year's flag-raising ceremony at Enterprize Park, where the city was founded. 

Teamwork: Lord Mayor Robert Doyle, left, Melbourne Day chairman Campbell Walker and Junior Lord Mayor Ebony Chiazor at the 2014 event.

Special offers to get you celebration with our 180 Hour Birthday Bonanza

4. You get the pressies!

Join the party with a range of special offers from city businesses getting behind Melbourne's 180th — in the 180 hours to Melbourne Day.

Calling businesses

Don't be a party pooper. Join our 180 Hour Birthday Bonanza campaign and do more business at your business by celebrating Melbourne Day.

Special Melbourne Day Sunday Market

5. Best bric-a-bracs in 180 years

The Docklands Sunday Market becomes a special, Melbourne Day-themed variety market on August 30 — with lots more stalls and food vendors.

Enterprize's sailing schedule

6. Enterprize: come sea a city icon

Join Enterprize in celebrating Melbourne Day in Docklands! And public one-hour sails are available on Saturday, 29 August, departing from New Quay.

Melbourne Business Network's Melbourne Day Oration

7. Lord Mayor's Melbourne Day Oration

Presented by Melbourne Business Network, the Oration is a cornerstone Melbourne Day event on 27 August at the RACV City Club. Save the date.

Royal Historical Society of Victoria

8. Flagstaff Gardens secrets

Learn about the gardens' forgotten role in Melbourne's history — as a burial ground, signalling station, magnetic and meteorological observatory, and more!

Free Royal Historical Society of Victoria guided tours on 28 August.


9. Wetlands of Melbourne — lecture

Hear Rod Giblett explain how the city's wetlands, some of which have been lost to drainage or filling over the past 180 years, shaped Melbourne.

Free Royal Historical Society of Victoria Melbourne Day Lecture on 28 August.


10. Poker Prologue Cruise-in

This event, held on Saturday, 29 August, aims to get yachties sailing their vessels to the Docklands, and to join the fun at Sunday's Regatta.


11. Special Regatta Port Cruise

A special, three-hour cruise supporting the Mission to Seafarers is the best way to enjoy the Melbourne Regatta — then explore Melbourne's port.

Help restore the Alma Doepel

12. Restore the Alma Doepel lunch

Join Channel Nine newsreader Peter Hitchener and others at a fundraising lunch to help continue providing youth programs and restore the Alma Doepel.


We thank our generous sponsors and partners

City of Melbourne
13CABS - proud sponsor of the 2015 Junior Lord Mayor Competition
Bank of Melbourne
Ferguson Plarre Bakehouses
illy Australia
Melbourne Regatta

Join the party

Get your brand behind Melbourne Day. Contact us today

Radio Gold 104 FM
Melbourne Water
Metrol Trains
Enterprize - Melbourne's tall ship
Zouki Group
Radio 3AW
History Teachers' Association of Victoria
Lombard the Paper People
Levantine Hill Winery
Eureka Skydeck
UMS, Urban Maintenance Systems
William Angliss Institute
Aged Care Report Card
Akqire Digital

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