Summer 2019 is Hot Hot Hot!

Hot sun, Hot parties, Hot events…


Now is the time to slip, slap, slop (for non-Aussies that means put your suncream on) with temperatures rising — and people getting out of control with the heat rising on some days to 45 degrees — take shade and think smart — no one wants to undergo treatment for cancer.

With the heat comes a whirl of parties, festivals, concerts, tennis and more. Below are my picks for the season to have fun…


LA45 @ the Summer Night Market (9 Jan) Victoria Market, Melbourne

Vida Latin Summer Festival  2019 (11-13 Jan), Tom’s Block, Royal Botanical Gardens

Australian Open – ( 14-27 Jan) download the AO app to keep abreast of your favourite tennis players and see some new stars on the horizon. For me I can’t wait to see Federer and Wazniacki who are to headline. Ground passes are always a good intro and a cheaper option to see the players. To see headliners purchasing tickets for the Rod Laver Arena is the best option. Tickets are available at:;;

Race Geelong Festival of Sails (26-28 Jan) 

Williamstown Reggae Festival (27 Jan)


Soul Sacrifice – The Music of Santana (1 Feb) Birds Basement

Movies under the stars (7-9 Feb) Point Park Crescent, Docklands (Grab a bean bag and enjoy the free cinema nights)

MSO (Melbourne Symphony Orchestra) concerts (8-20 Feb) Sidney Myer Music Bowl (free concerts) starts at 19:30 

Royal Hobart Regatta (9-11 Feb) Tasmania

No Regrets – The Edith Piaf Story (14 Feb Don’t forget your Valentine :-)) Paris Cat Jazz Club

The Waterfront Festival (16 Feb) Frankston Waterfront

Downtown Dining at Docklands (21 Feb) at 18:00


Melbourne Beerfest (2 Mar) at 13:00 Catani Gardens, St Kilda

Glenferrie Festival (3 Mar) I love Glenferrie – Hawthorn

Romeo & Juliet – Shakespeare under the stars  (4 Mar) Australian Shakespeare Company Melbourne – Theatre

Blue Planet 11 – Live in Concert, Melbourne, Melbourne Convention Centre 20:00 – 23:00

Melbourne Food & Wine Festival (8-24 Mar) Over 200 events across Victoria.

Fromage A Trois Cheese Festival (24 Mar), 350 K Road, Werribee, Victoria

(11 Jan)

WOMADelaide (8-11 Mar) this is a music festival in Adelaide with bands flying in from around the world. From La Dame Blanche (Cuba), the Central Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir (Australia),  AMJAD Ali Khan & The ASO (India), The Correspondents (UK), Maria Pages Compania “Yo Carmen” (Spain), Teeks (NZ), Tkay Maidza (AUS), Silkroad Ensemble (USA) and many more…for more info:

F1 Rolex Australian Grand-Prix 2019 AusGP (14-16 Mar) Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit, Albert Park, Victoria. Check out:  Various tickets for 1, 2 or 3 days and hospitality passes:






Motown The Jacksons, Kool & The Gang, The Pointer Sisters + More (16 Jan) Arts Centre Melbourne (Sidney Myer Music Bowl)

Afro-Cuban Band (23 Mar) Crown, Melbourne

Australian Day (26 Mar) Boat Party with Fireworks (Snap Entertainment, Southbank)

*Please let me know if you have any big events coming up. Simply leave a comment on my blog.

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