Friday, 27 February 2015

What's On In Melbourne: Airplanes!

If you live anywhere from the CBD or to the west in Melbourne, you will know that this is the Australian International Airshow weekend.  I don't mind the noise, but it can freak out Angus sometimes.  I'm not sure what we will be doing this weekend because I think Gareth is working (I should probably know for sure, but I don't!), so we will be playing it by ear.  If you want some ideas, here are a few!

Tomato Battle

Have you seen pictures from Italy where it looks like families get together and squish tomatoes to make sauce?  Well, I think the Tomato Battle is going to be something like that!  On Saturday at Flemington Racecourse, you can enjoy a festival of entertainment and food, and then from 4pm celebrate with strangers and friends alike by throwing tomatoes at each other.  Fun?  I'm not sure!  Something different? Definitely!

Australian International Airshow 2015

As I mentioned, it's pretty hard to be in Melbourne this weekend, and not know that the Australian International Airshow is on.  Basically if you have an interest in any kinds of planes, you will find them here, and be entertained. Apart from what's on display, they have many air performances - they are loud, but also amazing!  This year there will also be a tribute to Anzac and the heroes of military aviation.  If you have some earplugs, go check it out!

Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

The Melbourne and Wine Festival kicks of this weekend, and runs for three weeks - which means for three weeks you can take any excuse to try a new festival event!  From the Festival Artisan Bakery and Bar running every morning (I'll be getting off at a different train stop just to visit this!), or the Food Truck Jam at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre all day on Saturday, if you browse the Event Calendar you will find an event that makes your mouth drool at the thought.  Maybe I can just eat my way through the day, whilst my husband is at work ...

Good Beer Week

Do you like beer?  Do you want to score brownie points with someone else who loves beer?  Then you might want to check out the Hop Garden at Federation Square, which is part of Good Beer Week.  Open from now until 9 March, the Hop Garden is a free activation that offers an insight for craft beer novices and beer lovers alike into how hops help add flavour, aroma and bitterness to beer.  Free masterclasses and education sessions will be open to the public in the pop-up Good Beer College classroom on both weekends.And of course, you can get some beer tasting in too.

The Color Run

If you were interested in the Neon Run last weekend, but didn't quite make it, or absolutely loved it and wanted to do it again, you could check out the Color Run on Sunday at 9am at Albert Park.  Instead of just running through neon lights in the dark, at the Color Run you will become the colour when you run through four colour zones designed to make you look like a rainbow.  If you go, send me a picture!  And let me know how long it took the dye to fade out of your hair :)

What would you choose: beer, wine, food or running??

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