The Diwali Festival kicks off at noon in Federation Square and will finish up at 9.30pm. The festivities will include dance performances by an Indian folk dance troupe, food and craft stalls, and fireworks over the Yarra River this evening.
Tomorrow, the Italian Festa starts at 11am and includes music performances (including a headline act by a suitably shiny-haired Italian import called Patrizio Buanne), food, pasta-making workshops and the inevitable line-up of gleaming cars and motorcycles. It all wraps up at 8pm.
So, no excuses. Get out and get cultured, Melbourne!
Date: 26 October 2013
Where: Federation Square, Melbourne
Date: 27 October 2013