October Events - InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto

October Events

Events in Melbourne

October 2017

Highlight events:
Caulfield Cup & Cox Plate
Rugby League World Cup
School Holidays

Caulfield Cup Cox Plate

Saturday 21 October & Saturday 28 October

Before the horse racing action moves to Flemington for the Melbourne Cup Carnival, Spring Racing starts at Caulfield. The Caulfield Cup on Saturday 21 October is the second most popular horse racing event in the country behind the iconic Melbourne Cup and the Group 1 race is one of the toughest and richest handicap events in the world.

The following weekend the racing moves to the Moonee Valley Racecourse for the Cox Plate. The Cox Plate is run over a distance of 2040 metres, with $3 million in prize money up for grabs.

For both events, fashion is on display by men and women alike. Get into the racing spirit this Spring Racing Carnival.

Rugby League World Cup Australia V England

Friday 27 October

International Rugby League comes to Australia and New Zealand for the 2017 World Cup. Melbourne is hosting the first match of the tournament where Australia will take on England. Get your voices ready to cheer on our national team and get your tickets to this world class event being held at AAMI Park (Melbourne Rectangular Stadium).

The quarter final will also be held in Melbourne on November 19 before the final on December 2 in Brisbane.

School Holidays

23 September to 8 October

School holidays are a great time to spend time together as a family, or if the kids are away at exciting holiday camps, get some down time for just you and your special someone.

We are looking forward to:

For the family: The Second Hurricane – A Youth Opera
See the Victorian Opera’s rising stars with this performance by artists aged 15 to 25. This story of struggle against nature was written by Aaron Copland in 1937 for youth voices when it originally debuted in New York. Playing on the evening of Friday 6 October and the afternoons of Saturday 7, Sunday 8, Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 October.

Adults only: Pinot Palooza
October 7 is Pinot Palooza at the Royal Exhibition Building, taste your way through the finest Pinot Noirs from the Southern Hemisphere.

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