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Royal Exhibition Building

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9 Nicholson Street
Carlton, Victoria 3053 Australia

July 2016

Australian Drinks Festival

16 July, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 17 July, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
Royal Exhibition Building, 9 Nicholson Street
Carlton, Victoria 3053 Australia

The Australian Drinks Festival (http://australiandrinksfestival.com.au/) is a unique event combining pop-up bars, cocktails and FREE sampling of premium beers, wines and spirits. In addition, there’s great food and entertainment; brewers, distillers and winemakers are on hand to answer your questions; and some of the best bartenders in the country will mix up drinks for you. Plus an unrivaled line-up of guest speakers will bring the world of fine liquor to life with around 40 FREE demonstrations and seminars. So come…

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October 2016

Melbourne SS16 Finders Keepers Market

14 October, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 16 October, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Royal Exhibition Building, 9 Nicholson Street
Carlton, Victoria 3053 Australia

Check out our website here: http://bit.ly/melb-ss16-fbe WHEN ARE THEY? Spring / Summer 2016 Friday 14 October 6pm - 10pm Saturday 15 October 10am - 6pm Sunday 16 October 10am - 5pm WHERE ARE THEY? The Royal Exhibition Building 9 Nicholson Street Carlton VIC 3053 There are now TWO entry / exit points! First is at the Nicholson Street entry, and the second is at the rear of the Royal Exhibition Building at the Rathdowne Street entrance. WHAT DOES IT COST…

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February 2017

Maslenitsa – Slavic Pancake Festival

25 February, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Royal Exhibition Building, 9 Nicholson Street
Carlton, Victoria 3053 Australia

One of the largest and colorful Slavic events of the year! From 10am until 8pm Royal Exhibition Building will be the epicentre for Slavic songs, dance, games, mouth-watering traditional food and refreshments, souvenirs and activities. FREE ENTRY! You'll also have the chance to participate in the traditional Slavic circle dance called Horovod, a ribbon carousel, tug of war, pillow fighting, face painting, master classes of dancing, plus traditional toy crafting and painting.

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April 2017

Rites of Passage Food Truck Park Fiesta

7 April, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 9 April, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
Royal Exhibition Building, 9 Nicholson Street
Carlton, Victoria 3053 Australia

An added all-new element to our cultural art event of Rites of Passage Tattoo Festival in Melbourne. When food is art, how can we leave you without this delicious luxury? Keeping it gourmet, we have handselected 6 Food Trucks in an outdoor enclosed area with live music. You will be enticed by a variety of options and flavours, that you may never want to leave!

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Rites of Passage Tattoo Festival

7 April, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 9 April, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
Royal Exhibition Building, 9 Nicholson Street
Carlton, Victoria 3053 Australia

Featuring over 250 of the best tattoo artists from Australia and around the world. For the best tattoo designs in Melbourne, join us for a massive weekend for the first stop of the 2017 tour! With a focus on local talent, the line-up includes: - Miss Rites of Passage Competition - Seminars by some of the world’s best tattoo artists - Muscle cars and customised Harley Davidson’s Rites of Passage Tattoo Festival – experience the unity of tattoo industry and…

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May 2017

Big Vegan Market

13 May, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Royal Exhibition Building, 9 Nicholson Street
Carlton, Victoria 3053 Australia

Due to overwhelming demand, we have outgrown our original venue! The Big Vegan Market will now be held at the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton, Saturday 13th May. We are so excited to be bringing you the first ever vegan event at this historic venue! With over 100 stalls of food, drinks, fashion, craft and skincare where you don't have to ask about a single ingredient, this is an event you don't want to miss! We're so excited to bring…

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GABS Beer, Cider & Food Fest Presented by Dan Murphy’s (S1)

19 May, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Royal Exhibition Building, 9 Nicholson Street
Carlton, Victoria 3053 Australia

Featuring more than 600 beers and ciders, up to 180 specially brewed Festival Beers & Ciders, the thriving Dan Murphy's Marketplace, The Local Taphouse Craft College, Ariston Food & Drink Experience, plus the Little Creatures Live entertainment program and more, GABS has been described by influential US magazine The Beer Connoisseur as “one of the best beer festivals in the world”.

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GABS Beer, Cider & Food Fest Presented by Dan Murphy’s (S2)

19 May, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Royal Exhibition Building, 9 Nicholson Street
Carlton, Victoria 3053 Australia

Featuring more than 600 beers and ciders, up to 180 specially brewed Festival Beers & Ciders, the thriving Dan Murphy's Marketplace, The Local Taphouse Craft College, Ariston Food & Drink Experience, plus the Little Creatures Live entertainment program and more, GABS has been described by influential US magazine The Beer Connoisseur as “one of the best beer festivals in the world”.

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GABS Beer, Cider & Food Fest Presented by Dan Murphy’s (S3)

20 May, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Royal Exhibition Building, 9 Nicholson Street
Carlton, Victoria 3053 Australia

Featuring more than 600 beers and ciders, up to 180 specially brewed Festival Beers & Ciders, the thriving Dan Murphy's Marketplace, The Local Taphouse Craft College, Ariston Food & Drink Experience, plus the Little Creatures Live entertainment program and more, GABS has been described by influential US magazine The Beer Connoisseur as “one of the best beer festivals in the world”.

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GABS Beer, Cider & Food Fest Presented by Dan Murphy’s (S4)

20 May, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Royal Exhibition Building, 9 Nicholson Street
Carlton, Victoria 3053 Australia

Featuring more than 600 beers and ciders, up to 180 specially brewed Festival Beers & Ciders, the thriving Dan Murphy's Marketplace, The Local Taphouse Craft College, Ariston Food & Drink Experience, plus the Little Creatures Live entertainment program and more, GABS has been described by influential US magazine The Beer Connoisseur as “one of the best beer festivals in the world”.

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GABS Beer, Cider & Food Fest Presented by Dan Murphy’s (S5)

21 May, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Royal Exhibition Building, 9 Nicholson Street
Carlton, Victoria 3053 Australia

Featuring more than 600 beers and ciders, up to 180 specially brewed Festival Beers & Ciders, the thriving Dan Murphy’s Marketplace, The Local Taphouse Craft College, Ariston Food & Drink Experience, plus the Little Creatures Live entertainment program and more, GABS has been described by influential US magazine The Beer Connoisseur as “one of the best beer festivals in the world”. Session 5 is traditionally the Silly Hat Session so make sure you wear either a silly hat or wig.…

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Foodservice Australia 2017

28 May, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 30 May, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Royal Exhibition Building, 9 Nicholson Street
Carlton, Victoria 3053 Australia

The only show designed for cafes, restaurants and caterers. Back in Melbourne for 2017. Come and discover new ideas for your cafe, restaurant and commercial kitchen. Strictly trade only.

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June 2017

Italian Wine and Food Festival – Melbourne

25 June, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Royal Exhibition Building, 9 Nicholson Street
Carlton, Victoria 3053 Australia

Melbourne your Italian adventure awaits! Everything that’s good about eating and drinking in Italy comes together under one roof in June with the second Melbourne Italian Wine + Food Festival. Just as the appeal of Italian food runs from street-style pizza-fun for the whole family to fresh-pasta finery for the connoisseur, the festival has food and drink, entertainment and information to suit everyone from spaghetti-loving kids to the most engaged Italian-speaking wine lover. #italiansdoitbetter #loveitaly

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February 2018

Boho Luxe Market and Glamping Festival 2018

2 February, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 4 February, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
Royal Exhibition Building, 9 Nicholson Street
Carlton, Victoria 3053 Australia

Due to overwhelming demand, we have outgrown our original venue and we are going BIG TIME in 2018! Boho Luxe Market will now be held at the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton, for 3 AMAZING days of shopping exclusive brands, food trucks, live music, workshops and an epic Glamping Festival. We will also offer a vegan section with 100% vegan, cruelty free and ethically sourced products for all our beautiful vegan market goers. We are super excited to be bringing…

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May 2018

Big Vegan Market 12 & 13 May

12 May, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 13 May, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Royal Exhibition Building, 9 Nicholson Street
Carlton, Victoria 3053 Australia
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Big Vegan Market is back for 2018 and this time it will be double the fun! That's right, the market will run 10am - 6pm, Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th May. With over 200 stalls of food, drinks, fashion, craft and skincare where you don't have to ask about a single ingredient, this is an event you don't want to miss! Check out the amazing lineup!!  

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GABS Festival Melbourne

18 May, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 20 May, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
Royal Exhibition Building, 9 Nicholson Street
Carlton, Victoria 3053 Australia
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$40 – $65

Under the Dome of the Royal Exhibition Building, we’re bringing together the very best breweries and cider makers in Australia and New Zealand for one specTAPular festival. Welcome to GABS Beer, Cider & Food Fest presented by Dan Murphy's! Be the first to sample from 170 unique Festival Beers & Ciders brewed especially for the event, wander a marketplace packed full of breweries, and enjoy some of the city’s best street food. Strut your putts at the Holey Moley Golf…

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May 2019

Big Vegan Market

11 May, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12 May, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Royal Exhibition Building, 9 Nicholson Street
Carlton, Victoria 3053 Australia
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Big Vegan Market is back for 2019! With over 200 stalls of food, drinks, fashion, craft and skincare where you don't have to ask about a single ingredient, this is an event you don't want to miss! The market will run 10am - 6pm, Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th May. It's still only $2 entry, U/12 free. See you there!Mahadeva's Kitchen will be also back with our 2019 Mother's Day Special box with some new additions to the menu.Watch this…

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May 2022

Big Vegan Market

7 May @ 10:00 am - 8 May @ 6:00 pm
Royal Exhibition Building, 9 Nicholson Street
Carlton, Victoria 3053 Australia
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big vegan market melbourne festival

WE ARE BACK We are so excited to announce that @bigveganmarket is returning 7th & 8th of May 2022 and we are raising the roof of the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton! After a rough couple of years we’re throwing a big celebration of all your favourite vegan things!!

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