It starts. Festivals around the land down under come all year ’round but the ones in July are special. From the crisp cold air of the winter season to the fantastic explosion of worldly cultures in each event, you’re sure to get swept up in the City of Melbourne’s fabulous festivals. Here are some that you absolutely cannot miss this July.

Bastille Day French Festival

Now on its second year, the Bastille Day French Fest will offer Melbournians and its tourist a taste of what France has to offer. From the very best of French cuisine, wine and beverage, art, culture, entertainment, and so much more; discover all that is tres tres chic in the State Library of Victoria on July 16 and 17. It’s going to be bigger and better this year with a wider array of quirky stalls, amazing entertainment, masterclasses, film screenings, and even activities for the little ones.

Make sure to bring a big appetite with you so you can sample as many of the tasty treats around the stalls. Pro tip: don’t go for big meals. Do tiny tidbit bites so you can sample as much as you can! There’ll be macarons, cheese, crepes, cold cuts, pastries, and so much more. Don’t forget to bring a bit of extra cash so you can add a little bit of timeless pieces to your wardrobe and maybe a few elegant souvenirs to gift or keep. Taste the exquisite flavours of the different French regions and learn all about the chic French arts and culinary from the masterclasses. When you’ve had your fill of food and beverage, treat your ears to artists like Noria Letts and La La La Choir as they serenade you through the night.

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Bollywood Food Truck Festival
From France during Bastille and now to India as Preston brings you a taste of Bollywood in the northern suburbs. This vibrant and edgy venue is offers a rotation of Melbourne’s favourite food trucks and this July is the perfect time to turn up the heat! Warm up your senses during in the peak of winter as the best of Indian spices and flavours are showcased in one fantastic Melbourne event!

The tickle of senses doesn’t stop with taste. Experience all the vibrant colours, lively music, and sparkling glamour of Bollywood as dancers bounce to Indian music and classic Bollywood films play all weekend long.

Foodtruck Lineup
Friday 22/07/2016

BABA Sweets Thomastown, Babu Ji, Chefs IndiVan, Chilli Express, Manny’s Doughnuyts, The Butter Thief, The Wright Coffee 2u, Yo India

Saturday 23/07/2016

BABA Sweets Thomastown, Babu Ji, Chefs IndiVan, Chilli Express, Dilli6, Manny’s Doughnuts, Pookie May Coffee, Shiva Indian Cuisine Food Truck, The Butter Thief, Yo India

Sunday 24/07/2016

Babu Ji, Chef’s IndiVan, Dili6, Manny’s Doughnuts, Oscar The Vintage Coffee Van, VUTU Nepalese, Yo India

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Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF)

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One of the oldest film festivals in the world and most significant screen events in Australia is back as the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) showcases some of the best in current cinema from across the globe. Feast your eyes and tug at heartstrings as the Australia champions its best local filmmaking talent and showcases retrospectives, discussion programs, and tributes from around the world.

More than riveting festival, the MIFF is comes with an program that supports the development of the local theatrical and feature-length industry. It co-finances a range of productions that support diversity in its production teams and the genres of films. The MIFF is going to be educational, inspiring, and supportive of local industry so be sure that you don’t miss it!

This festival runs from the 29th of July to the 14th of August. For more information, go to

These are only a few of the festivals running around the City of Melbourne. With some of them happening on the same day, you might want to jump from festival to festival so you’d definitely want to bring a vehicle with you. If you are going to bring a Melbourne car rental with you, make sure that you do a bit of research on all the parking spaces around so you don’t end up losing your head over something as trivial as parking. Have fun!