Friday, 20 February 2015

What's On In Melbourne This Weekend

There are HEAPS of things on this weekend, and I'm excited because lots of them are about being active! Which is perfect for a warm summer's weekend in Melbourne.  But just in case you were going for a lazy weekend, there is something for you too.

Neon Run



The Neon Run is a 5km run, jog or walk around Albert Park Lake on Saturday night.  Yes, the staggered starts for the run begin at 8:40pm.  Why is it held at night, you ask? Because there are seven neon zones, a neon gateway & stunning lighting effects on the course, not to mention the DJ, dancers and entertainment on stage, which doesn't have quite the same effect during daylight.  So although that is getting close to my bed time, it might be a great way for you to kick of your Saturday night partying! (How old do I sound right now .... )

White Night



White Night Melbourne 2015 is 12 hours of free or paid entertainment from local, national and international artists and works from Australia, France, Canada, Greece, Portugal, India and the United Kingdom. The event runs from 7pm to 7am on Saturday, and visitors will be able to experience the visual art, exhibitions, spectacular illuminations, music, theatre, special dining experiences, film, design and performances on display in venues and major cultural institutions right across the CBD.  You're sure to find an event to keep you entertained!

Eltham Jazz Food and Wine Festival



Eltham will be hosting local and interational jazz and blues artists over the weekend at the Eltham Jazz Food and Wine Festival.  For those a bit more interested in the wine side of the festival,you'll be able to enjoy a wide range of food and wine, as well as fantastic local shopping, activities for the kids and lots more. Eltham is a beautiful area of Melbourne, with a main street full of cafes and bars.  It is a great weekend to get outside and see a new part of your city!

Melanoma March



The Melanoma March at Carlton's Princes Park from 9am on Sunday is a four km walk to raise funds and awareness to help change the outcome and quality of life of people living with melanoma. Melanoma is a serious issue for us Aussies - Australia has the highest incidence of melanoma in the world. On average, 30 Australians will be diagnosed with melanoma every day and more than 1,200 will die from the disease each year. All funds raised to be donated to the Melanoma Institute Australia.  So choose to make your Sunday morning walk count just a little bit more than normal.

Melbourne Biathlon



If you've been thinking that a biathlon might be your thing, you should try to head down to Chelsea Beach on Sunday morning to check out the Anytime Fitness Melbourne Biathlon, and see what it's all about.  A swim followed by a run covering more than five kilometres of beach, this is more than your traditional road race. The simple yet challenging format is set along some of Melbourne's most picturesque landscapes and one of the biggest drawcards is the sand run. You can see the hardcore Iron Challenge of a 2km swim and 20km run start from 7:30am, or the Novice Challenge which involves a 300m swim and a 4km run from 8:45am.  Get a feel for what's involved, and you might just get inspired to join in next time!


What is your ideal way to spend a summer's weekend?  Would you choose music / entertainment, or sports?



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