Flemington Racecourse holds 25 racedays every year including the exciting Melbourne Cup Carnival in November. Explore our calendar for all raceday and event information, as well as ticketing options.
Say hello to the new year at Flemington.
Enjoy the first day of the new year with a relaxed race day. Whether you’re in the mood for a casual picnic amongst our gorgeous gardens or want to sit back and relax to acoustic tunes, there’s so many ways to enjoy the start at Flemington.
VRC members and guests can chill out to laid-back tunes on the Balcony Bar in The Atrium or keep their new year celebrations going after the last with extended hours in The Roof Garden and G.H.Mumm Champagne Bar.
Download the Flemington App before arriving on course to enhance your race day experience.
The Woodford Folk Festival is held annually over six days and six nights, from Dec 27th through to January 1st. More than 2,000 local, national and international, artists, musicians and presenters put on over 438 acts to an audience of an estimated 132,000 people. The festival begins each year with the iconic Opening Ceremony and closes with the spectacular showcase, the Fire Event on New Year’s Day. This year will be the 34th Woodford Folk Festival and the 25th held at Woodfordia. It is the largest gathering of artists and musicians in Australia.
The Woodford festival experience is deep, rich and colourful. It is based on a vision of inclusive and creative community, culture and tradition passed through generations, expressed through story and ceremony. The site, a former barren dairy farm, has been lovingly regenerated with over 120,000 subtropical rain forest trees, orchids, ferns and sedges, planted to create a habitat for butterflies and wildlife.
VIV Europe in Utrecht is an international exhibition for animal breeding and animal processing. It is one of the leading events of its kind in the world. It brings together all actors in the value food chain under one roof. The fair presents the latest solutions, trends and technologies for breeding and processing. It is for each company a unique opportunity to showcase their own products to an audience consisting mainly of decision makers from around the world.
The VIV Europe in Utrecht took place from Wednesday, 20. June to Friday, 22. June 2018.
Baseball has the crack of the bat. Football, the collisions of helmets and pads. But NASCAR—NASCAR has THE rumble.
The noise isn’t to much. Loud sits in your ears, pushes uncomfortably on your ear drums. The rumble goes beyond that. It burrows deep into your brain, bounces around the grey matter between your ear holes until it’s impossible to tell if the cacophony of 100 percent American Ethanol engines is invading your mind or emanating from it.
Here at the high cathedral of Daytona International Speedway during the 61st running of the Daytona 500, there’s no way to escape the rumble.
It may not be as famous as Denver’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre, but a small resort hidden in the East MacDonnell Ranges is just as deserving of the name and reputation.
On one side of me a hijab-clad dominatrix leads her partner around on a chain, while on the other a glittering gold pharaoh dances wildly. Techno is blaring from a set of speakers but I can barely see the DJ through the haze pouring from a smoke machine and the reflected glare of the desert sun.
This is not a mirage, it’s the Saturday pool party at Wide Open Space and I’ve never been so aware of the complete lack of sequins in my wardrobe. When the music ends a line of revellers snakes up the hill behind the pool, their costumes flashing in the sunlight like fireflies.
The annual event at Canada’s Takhini Hot Pools draws people from around the world competing for the title of the world’s coolest ’do’
Tendrils of steam curl up softly from the searing waters of Takhini Hot Pools, fed by a natural hot spring located just northwest of Whitehorse in Canada’s Yukon Territory. For decades, locals have taken to the mineral water there, high in calcium, magnesium and iron, for its therapeutic properties and warming capabilities, but more recently, Takhini has become the battleground for one of the world’s most hair-raising competitions.
Known as the International Hair Freezing Contest, the friendly tournament began as an extension of the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous, an annual festival held each February that celebrates winter sports like dog sledding and snowshoeing. Seeking a reprieve from achy muscles and the wrath of winter’s chill, athletes and spectators alike would soak together at Takhini. Noticing an opportunity, in 2011, a former manager challenged visitors to style their hair into frozen hairdos and take selfies. Employees would then select the wildest coiffure of the bunch.
Durga Puja, also called Durgotsava, is an annual Hindu festival in the Indian subcontinent that reveres the goddess Durga. It is particularly popular in West Bengal, Assam, Tripura, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, Bangladesh and the diaspora from this region, and also in Nepal where it is called Dashain
Where: Pingxi, Taiwan – Republic of China
When: 10 February 2017
According to the elders of Pingxi, the Sky Lantern Festival originated in the Xing Dynasty, more than two thousand years ago. At that time, bands of outlaws frequently raided the lowland villages, forcing residents to seek refuge in the mountains. Village watchmen used “fire balloons” as signals to inform the residents that their houses were safe once again and when those hiding in the hills saw the celestial flares, they knew it was time to go home. Today these lanterns have two main purposes. One: they display scribbled
Where: New Orleans, Louisiana – USA
When: 28 February 2017 (Parades & celebrations run through 24 -28 February)
Mardi Gras is synonymous with hedonism and debauchery, and with a motto of Laissez les bons temps rouler (Let the good times roll), it’s no surprise that this is probably the wildest party in the United States. It may be a surprise to some, however, that Mardi Gras is the official final celebration before the period of Lent, the Catholic period of introspection