three exciting melbourne events to watch out for in 2020
"Cricket Mad" (CC BY 2.0) by Jiv.Talking

Cricket Mad” (CC BY 2.0) by Jiv.Talking

Even though our world has been disrupted in the past few months, there’s still a lot to look forward to for the people of Melbourne.

The coastal city always has a lot to offer, whether you are spending a day on the beach, shopping on the high street or searching for high-quality restaurants and bars to enjoy a fun night out.

Whilst those options will also be available, here we have identified three cool events that are coming up before the end of the year that may take your interest.

Boxing Day cricket

For many cricket fans, the Boxing Day test is the highlight of the sporting calendar. It has been a tradition since 1950 to have some of the biggest countries from across the globe come to Australia as part of a series and it has produced some memorable moments in that time, including the Ashes.

Held at the iconic MCG stadium, India are in town later this year, and it promises to be a cracker as the two teams are ranked in the top three right now. Therefore, the latest cricket betting odds show there isn’t much to separate the two ahead of what should be an intriguing clash.  

With top players from across the world battling it out, you’re sure to get the excitement and thrill that you’re looking for, whether you’re watching from your sofa or at the grounds themselves.

Melbourne Cup

Sticking with sport, another prestigious event that takes place in Melbourne comes with horse racing and the Melbourne Cup.

For many, it’s known as the number one race in the country. It attracts big-name trainers, jockeys and horses to the city as they compete to land what would be a memorable win – and the $8m prize that comes with it!

It’s a race that is steeped in history, having been around for 159 years, and it presents a chance for new names to carve their name in the record books later this year.

three exciting melbourne events to watch out for in 2020

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GABS beer & cider festival

Alternatively, the chance to visit one of the world’s best beer and cider festivals may appeal and that rolls into Melbourne with the GABS festival.

As you would expect for such an event, there are over 100 different choices for you to sample, which is sure to help you find what can be the perfect drink for you. Of course, you will have to try as many as possible just to be sure you don’t miss out on something special!

Along with bringing together the best brewers from across the country and in New Zealand, this event has various other forms of entertainment and a range of street food to ensure you can have fun without touching a drop of alcohol.

Unsurprisingly, there is a lot for the locals in Melbourne to enjoy and there is much more we could have covered, including for those keen on fine arts or history. Ultimately, it’s an exciting city that should cater to all kinds of people, and there’s plenty of ways to stay entertained before the year is out.