Racecourses across Victoria will be a hive of activity throughout the Festival of Racing from February 10 - March 24. Offering racegoers the opportunity to explore their way through the sights, sounds and senses of the Festival of Racing, with something for everyone.
At The Valley, themed racedays celebrating Chinese New Year and St. Patrick's Day will allow for a more cultural experience, but that's only the tip of the iceberg. Be blown away under The Valley lights during the Festival of Racing where freestyle motocross daredevils will flip and fly through the air, entertaining crowds in between races on February 9. The summer beer garden will also be buzzing with Melbourne's leading food trucks offering a range of food options. If that's still not enough, take a step back in time to the 90's when The Valley celebrates with 90's night, celebrating 21 years of racing at The Valley. There's also free kids activities at The Valley with Kelly Sports keeping the little ones entertained with games, sports, arts and crafts.
Caulfield launches itself into the stratosphere with the Bondi Sands Pool Party offering racegoers insta-worthy photo opportunities, DJs, cocktails and loads more! at C.F Orr Stakes Family Day and Ladbrokes Blue Diamond.
Over at Flemington, experience an Asian infusion at Black Caviar, The Great Horse Raceday on February 17. The day is a celebration of Asian culture, with the famous Flemington Front Lawn a hive of activity with street-eat inspired tastes and Asian culture inspired entertainment.
This is the opportunity to enjoy stellar horse racing in style this summer with plenty of cocktails, sun and good times to be had trackside at Caulfield.
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Experience the Bondi Sands Pool Party on C.F Family Stakes Day (February 10) and Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes Day (February 24).
Relax pool-side on summer lounges, see live DJs dropping tunes on the deck and enjoy gourmet eats by Cape Grim and the Royale Brothers
Celebrating the Year of the Dog, a crowd of over 8,000 racegoers will descend on The Valley for a Chinese cultural event not to be missed with traditional cuisine, stage performances and entertainment like you’ve never seen on a racecourse before.
Kids will be kept entertained with jumping castles, face painting and much more in the Melbourne City Football Club Fan Zone, whilst the Chinese-inspired food trucks will come to The Valley, providing the best in Asian cuisine and culture. In the beer garden, the front stage will come to life with extraordinary entertainment, ranging from Lion Dances to contortionists and loads more.
Celebrate St. Patrick's day by donning your best shade of Green on course, and get into the festival spirit in your best fancy green getup!
Get into the spirit of St. Paddy's Day at The Valley. Dress up in green, whilst P.J O'Brien's set up on the front lawn for the ultimate Irish pub experience!
The beer garden comes alive as our live band belts out classic rock anthems, with a good blend of some of Ireland's biggest songs
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