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Summer Events in Melbourne

As the days get longer and the weather gets warmer, local and international visitors have the opportunity to enjoy many summer activities in and around Melbourne – from outdoor cinemas to festivals. During summer is when Melbourne shows the world why it has been voted as the world’s most liveable city for the last six years running.

Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders have put together a list of five must-not miss events during summer:

Moonlight Cinema

Summer is set to come to life at the Royal Botanic Gardens with the biggest blockbusters heating up the silver screen at the Moonlight Cinema. If sitting in a cinema is not your idea of a great night out with friends or family, this is a not to be missed event. With nearly 20 advance screenings and 19 new releases, it’s going to be a season of sell-out nights. Our not to be missed movies? Grease Sing-A-Long (29 January) and La La Land (14 February).
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Australian Open Ballpark

Attending the tennis and not quite sure how to entertain the kids? For the first time, the Australian Open have introduced a mini theme park called AO Ballpark. Features include LEGO Play Zone, NERF Battlezone HQ, Adventure Park, Medibank Play Park and for the little kids Bob the Builder- Building Site. Returning for 2017 is the ever popular ANZ Hot Shots Fan Zone with an all new ‘Fan Zone’ featuring brand new skills and drills.
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Chinese New Year

Unifying the city’s Year of the Rooster celebration and presenting a cultural experience for locations and visitors – both local and international, the Chinese New Year Melbourne Festival will offer showcase to festival attendees’ spectacular lighting installations, cultural performances, unique food experiences and public activities between 27 January and 12 February.
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Lonsdale Street Festival

Enjoy a weekend of Greek culture, food and entertainment in the city’s historic Greek Precinct. Featuring 3 stages of free entertainment, children’s activities and rides and over 60 drink, food and craft stalls, Lonsdale Street will be taken over for Melbourne’s largest celebration of Greek culture on 25 & 26 February.
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White Night Melbourne

Australia’s most celebrated cultural event returns for one night only on 18-19 February in 2017. Gaining inspiration by the international Nuit Blanche movement, White Night Melbourne is an all-night, free cultural event that offers a mix of free and ticketed entertainment including visual art, spectacular illuminations, special dining experiences, music, theatre and performances. Melbourne is the only city in Australia to hold an all-night event and joins 23 international cities including Toronto, Paris and Singapore.
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            Enjoy the best of Melbourne events this Summer with up to 20% off accommodation at Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders. Our Summer Special means you will be able to save money and spend it on the people that matter most to you.

            • Save up to 20% by booking your hotel room only or room plus buffet breakfast at least 5 days in advance.
            • IHG Rewards Club members receive up to an additional 5% off. Not a member? Join Free!
            • Complimentary Internet for IHG Rewards Club members.
            • Don’t forget, at Holiday Inn Kids Stay & Eat Free!
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