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Mad May - Things to Do in Melbourne in May


Melbourne is getting ready for winter to arrive. But don’t feel sad about saying goodbye to summer, there are still plenty of things happening to keep you busy next month.


MAY 2 – 6

THE FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL

Treat yourself to delicious dishes from all around the world from a huge number of top gourmet food trucks. There will also be a great selection of beer and wine. Listen to live music and watch magicians and performers.

Find this feast of multicultural street food on the lower terrace of Birrarung Marr, close to Federation Square.


MAY 3 – 17

HUMAN RIGHTS ARTS AND FILM FESTIVAL

Discover incredible people and fascinating places through a wide range of documentaries, drama, animation and more. This festival starts at ACMI and then tours nationally.


MAY 4 – 5

MOULD: A CHEESE FESTIVAL

If you are addicted to cheese, then this is the festival for you. Delight your senses when 20 of Australia’s best cheesemakers set up pop up shops at Meat Market. There will also be cooking demonstrations and of course, plenty of wine.


MAY 9 – 12

SALT

Two artists got on a cargo ship and retraced one of the routes of the transatlantic slave triangle, visiting the UK, Ghana and Jamaica. This performance explores grief, ancestry and home. At Arts House.


MAY 13

It’s Mother’s Day here in Australia.

Don’t forget to give your mum a call.

Also, you can watch people running for charity in Alexandra Gardens and along the famous Tan Track. They will all be dressed in pink and will be raising money for breast cancer research.


MAY 14 – 20

LAW WEEK

Find answers to every-day legal issues through fun and information events at Federation Square. This annual festival invites you to go behind the scenes at the law courts, and take part in debates and mock trials.


MAY 19 – 20

BUDDHA'S DAY AND MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL

Celebrate Buddha’s birthday and Melbourne’s cultural diversity through arts and cultural activities at Federation Square. The festival features dance, meditation, tea ceremonies and a vegetarian food fair.