13 January - 1 February 2013
Melbourne's annual gay and lesbian arts and cultural festival presents queer art and culture through visual arts, theatre, spoken word, cabaret, film, live music, sport, social and political forums and debates.
21 January - 3 February 2013
The Murray River International Music Festival presents world class Australian and International musicians, combined master-classes, workshops and school visits to audiences in unique locations along the Murray River. The artists perform in a variety of venues ranging from riverside settings to riverboats, wineries to regional arts venues set in and around the picturesque Mildura, Wentworth, Swan Hill, Echuca, Katunga and Shepparton.
2 - 10 February 2013
An outdoor community street festival along St Kilda’s foreshore, presenting free live music, extreme sports, dance and children’s activities in a carnival-like atmosphere. The festival also includes exhibitions and performances in St Kilda's galleries and performance spaces.
9 - 24 February 2013
Discover the best and brightest sustainability inspirations in a 16-day program which features 300 events across Victoria. The festival’s Big Weekend showcases sustainability in the heart of Melbourne with interactive workshops, talks, demonstrations, artworks, exhibits, films and live performances.
15 - 17 February 2013
A community festival in south east Victoria that celebrates blues music, arts and entertainment. It includes street theatre, a blues competition, instrument workshops and activities for the whole family.
21 - 24 February 2013
The National Play Festival showcases the best in new Australian playwriting to inspire playwrights, producers and audiences about new writing as a critical, living part of our story-telling culture.
23 February 2013
A free community festival showcasing Geelong's cultural diversity. The highlight of the day is the Pako Parade comprising a colourful stream of cultural and community floats, groups, entertainers and brass bands that flows through the one-kilometre festival precinct.