The month of festivals

Malaysia Street Festival

This festival is bringing the best authentic Malaysian cuisine from some of Melbourne’s top restaurants.

The festival will take place from 9am-4pm at Queen Victoria Market on Sunday, October 11. The day includes a mix of family and kids activities, competitions and language and music workshops.

There will also be performances from Malaysia’s celebrated festivals of the Eid, Chinese New Year, Divali and East Malaysian traditions. It’s a delicious taste of Malaysian food and culture.

For more information head to www.alivegroup.com.au

Meyers Place Latin Fiesta

Once you’ve had your fill of the Malaysia Street Festival, you can head over to the Meyers Place Latin Fiesta to enjoy the spirit of a Latin-American market.

The Meyers Place Latin Fiesta is also on Sunday, October 11, from 11am-6pm in Meyers Place. Local traders are taking part to bring the best of Latin America’s food and culture to Melbourne.

Visitors can also expect Latin-inspired music and dancing (with the opportunity to enjoy a free salsa or samba lesson), and children can enjoy a variety of circus and magic performances.

The event is taking place for the second time after its success in 2014. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/meyersplacelatinfiesta

Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival

The Melbourne Marathon has become one of the biggest marathon events in Australia. This year the Marathon is taking place on Sunday, October 18.

There are a variety of events to suit all fitness levels, including the Medibank Melbourne Marathon, the Medibank Melbourne Marathon for wheelchair competitors, the Half Marathon, the 10km Run, the ASICS 5.7km Run and the ASICS 3km Walk. The entry fees and starting times on the day vary according to the event.

The Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival is a chance to test yourself and raise money for a good cause.

Enthusiasts may also enjoy visiting the Active Fleet Runners Expo. The expo will run from Thursday, October 15 until Sunday, October 18 at the base of the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

For more information about how you can take part, visit www.melbournemarathon.com.au

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