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April Events

Events in Melbourne

April 2017

Highlight events:
Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show 2017
Easter school holidays

Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show

March 29 to April 2

The Southern Hemisphere’s largest and most loved horticultural event, the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show, returns to the heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens in March 2017. Now in its 22nd year, the Show’s immersive Show Garden installations, the vibrant floral designs and innovative gardening products have been a drawcard for tens of thousands of attendees annually.

In addition to showcasing an incredible line up of Australian landscape and floral designers, the 2017 Show will also reveal a plethora of new features and experiences for all ages. From fresh flower and plant features to tantalising food experiences and expert presentations, the features will breathe new life into the gardens and promise to be a lavish immersion of all five senses.

For more details for the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show, click the links below:

Easter & April School Holidays

Easter school holidays are a great chance to spend time together as a family or just decompress after the start of a busy year. From Easter eggs hunts, to family days out and churches in the area, click the buttons on the left to find out more.

Key Dates: 

  • Victorian School Holidays April 1 to 17
  • Good Friday 14 April
  • Easter Sunday 16 April
  • Easter Monday 17 April


Other April Events

Aladdin The Musical
April to July

This Disney musical is based on the 1992 animated film and opened on Broadway in 2014 and has since been nominated for five Tony Awards.

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The Book of Mormon
January to June

Written by the creators of South Park, this comedic and irreverent musical continues it’s run throughout April at the Princess Theatre.

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AFL in Melbourne

April is in full swing with rounds two to eight being played throughout the month. The April fixture plays host to several iconic clashes including Geelong versus Hawthorn on Easter Monday and Collingwood versus Essendon on ANZAC Day.

April Fixture:

  • 1 April – Hawthorn V Adelaide Crows – MCG
  • 2 April – Geelong Cats V North Melbourne – Etihad Stadium
  • 2 April – Melbourne V Carlton – MCG
  • 8 April – Richmond V West Coast Eagles – MCG
  • 8 April – Geelong Cats V Melbourne – Etihad Stadium
  • 9 April – St Kilda V Brisbane Lions – Etihad Stadium
  • 9 April – Carlton V Essendon – MCG
  • 14 April – North Melbourne V Western Bulldogs – Etihad Stadium
  • 15 April – Melbourne V Fremantle – MCG
  • 15 April – Carlton V Gold Coast Suns – Etihad Stadium
  • 16 April – Collingwood V St Kilda – Etihad Stadium
  • 17 April – Hawthorn V Geelong – MCG
  • 22 April – Western Bulldogs V Brisbane Lions – Etihad Stadium
  • 23 April – St Kilda V Geelong – Etihad Stadium
  • 23 April – Hawthorn V West Coast Eagles – MCG
  • 24 April – Richmond V Melbourne – MCG
  • 25 April – Essendon V Collingwood – MCG
  • 29 April – Carlton V Sydney Swans – MCG
  • 29 April – North Melbourne V West Coast Suns – Etihad Stadium
  • 30 April – Essendon V Melbourne – Etihad Stadium
  • 30 April – Geelong Cats V Collingwood – MCG
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