Melbourne is a world capital and is widely believed to be one of the most livable cities in the world. We have been here for a few months now and we’re beginning to understand why. It’s beautiful in the sunlight and city life here is vibrant and varied. There is always something to do, no matter what time of day or year. This Easter long weekend, Melbourne’s list of things to do is emphatic and extensive. Here are five excellent options if you’re not heading to church or scoffing your chocolates.
5. CHOCOLATE FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL
I know right! A chocolate food truck festival for when, like us, you’ve run out of chocolate by 10am. It will be held at Preston Food Truck Park in North Melbourne and runs from 15.00 until 20.30, Good Friday to Easter Monday. On top of that it’s free entry. We’ll be heading down on Saturday afternoon to gorge ourselves on gourmet chocolates.
4. INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL
The annual comedy festival is in full swing and steps up a gear this weekend with acts such as Stephen K. Amos, James Acaster, and Dan Willis’ Australia: A Whinging Poms Guide. What better way to spend your Saturday night than watch, listen, and guffaw at the jokes, one-liners, and anecdotes that this line up offers.
3. EASTERPALOOZA AT THE PORTSEA HOTEL
The Portsea Hotel offers fantastic views over the Mornington Peninsula and is a prime location for some lunch at any time of the year. This Easter weekend, the hotel is hosting Easterpalooza, a big party by the water graced by the music of local DJs, acoustic sets, R&B performers, and House acts.
Earl Bird tickets have sold out so if you want to go, I’d suggest you get on it pretty sharpish.
2. THE GREAT LUNA PARK EASTER EGG HUNT
Now Easter egg hunts are meant for kiddies right? And if you’re over 12 then maybe your golden days of egg investigation are over. What a load of rubbish! Head down to Luna Park on Sunday and take part in two of rounds of egg-hunting hilarity. If you have children, this is a fantastic way of escaping the burden of coming with new clues for the same hiding places you used last year.
Luna Park lies in the South of Central Melbourne, St Kilda-way, and entry to this event is just $3. What do you have to lose?
1. GO AND WATCH THE FOOTY
If you’re not heading to church, then perhaps you might take part in another Easter tradition. Every team is playing at some point during the weekend and tickets for games at Melbourne stadiums are not expensive.
The blockbuster game this weekend is Hawthorn vs. Geelong Cats, two rival teams who have a history of exciting clashes. Two of the most recent games have been decided after the final siren has sounded. Hawthorn had a huge, unexpected loss last weekend and will be fully up for the game this week. Geelong are on a winning run and will be looking to extend that this Easter. All this excitement in the amazing atmosphere of the MCG makes for a great thing to do at Easter.
Whatever you get up to this Easter Long Weekend, we hope you take the time to enjoy your holiday and spend time with your family. Regardless of religious beliefs and traditions, your family are the key to having a wholesome holiday and you should make the most of the time you have.
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