Australia Day in Melbourne is a fun filled affair! There are almost too many events and choosing between them will most likely give you a stress headache! There’s an event on every corner, including:

The Piers Festival!

Start your celebrations early with The Piers Festival, held at Princes Pier, Port Melbourne the day before Australia Day. Here, you’ll find a musical mashup of everything from Jazz to African drumming and an interactive dance program, where you can get involved in traditional dance from Sri Lanka all the way to Albania. Bursting with culture, The Piers Festival has something for everyone!

Want to get involved? Find out more here.

Australia Day Cider Festival!

This does what it says on the tin! Come and sample many cider delights, from French cider, to traditional ciders to apple and fruit wine infused ciders! Sounds tasty! Head down to Brunswick St Cider House between 12pm-1am.

Find out more about what’s on when here.

The Australia Day Big Backyard at Docklands!

So much is on offer here. There will be entertainment along the NewQuay Promenade, a variety of Australian cuisine available from restaurants along the Docklands and some great Aussie music to see you through Melbourne’s celebration of the ‘Great Aussie Backyard’! So if you fancy getting up close and personal with a kangaroo or a dingo while you chow down on some Aussie tucker after you’ve been on the bungee trampolines, rock climbing or through the pitching tunnel, then this is the place for you!

For the first time, the Australia Day Fireworks will be held at Docklands for 2014.You can expect a spectacular display, which will be visible from various locations around Victoria Harbour. Cue lots of ‘Ooohing’ and ‘Aaahing’ amongst the crowds!

Find out more about when, where and what here.

Tell us at Ultimate Oz how you plan to celebrate Australia Day for 2014! And have a great day!

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