Best of November: Where to Eat, Drink, and Party

Gear up Melbourne, November is going to be huge! With a range of festivals, carnivals, and parties, you're sure to find something (or multiple things) you'll love. Check out our top ten finds for the month of November.

Espresso Martini Festival (3 Nov)
Meat Market is transforming into a six-bar cocktail village where some of Melbourne's best specialty coffee roasters, bars and coffee shops will be creating amazing caffeinated concoctions for your drinking pleasure.  You can thank us later.

Melbourne Cup Carnival (4-11 Nov)
The Melbourne Cup Carnival, where the best dressed come out to play. This year, fun meets fashion in an electrifying atmosphere, as Flemington plays host to a wide variety of Fashion events, competitions and more.

Peel Street Festival (11 Nov)
Come on down to Peel Street to celebrate the diversity and culture that makes the City of Yarra one of Australia's most amazing places to live. With music from some of Australia's most unique artists such as Archie Roach  and Cash Savage and The Last Drinks, local food and charities, and much more, you'd be crazy to miss it!

World Vegan Day (12 Nov)
Melbourne Show Grounds is hosting Australia's biggest vegan festival. There'll be hundreds of stalls with amazing food to try, as well as guest speakers from all over the world. For lovers of everything plant-based, or not, there's truly something to please everybody.

Makers & Shakers Market (12 Nov)
If you love small treasures like homewares, fine foods, and lifestyle products, the Makers & Shakers Market is a wonderful new world. Learn about how things are made, and where they've come from in a day of shopping and fun.

Melbourne Marriage Equality Street Party (15 Nov)
Melbourne, it's time to celebrate love! No matter the result of the survey, Melburnians will come together as a united community to celebrate the LGBTIQ+ community. Led by the amazing Karen From Finance, it's sure to be a night to remember.

Sexpo (16-19 Nov)
SEXPO Melbourne 2017 is winding back the clock to the golden age of adult entertainment and all the debauchery that comes with it. Along with all your favourite attractions, SEXPO will be throwing it back to the 70s, 80s and beyond for a feast of old-school nostalgia.

Melbourne Music Week (17-25 Nov)
Melbourne Music Week is here to celebrate the city's thriving music scene. Showcasing an amazing range of promoters, venues, labels, and businesses, check out their program to find out more.

Murder Mystery @ Melbourne Zoo (18 Nov)
Dress up in your best flapper or gangster costume, this murder mystery is 1920's themed! Round up some friends for a night of food, drinks, and solving murders.

ZOO Laneway Party (25 Nov)
Round up Melbourne Music Week with a party you'll never forget. Section 8 is teaming up with Ferdydurke for a 9 hour feast intersecting live music, performance and visual art featuring plenty of local and international guests and surprises.

-Monika
Proud glutton, beer snob, sustainability enthusiast and collector of silly socks. Aspiring ‘Cool Aunt' who collects eccentric artifacts from her world travels.

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