Oz Comic-Con 2022
Pop culture lovers rejoice, for a Comic-Con convention is headed your way! Featuring celebrity guests and panels, exhibitors, screenings, gaming, dress-up cosplay competitions, and merchandise, Oz Comic-Con will come to Melbourne over two big days during the Queen’s Birthday weekend.
The event will also have opportunities for autographs, photos, fan club meets, art displays, industry discussions, interactive activities, and of course, comics available for purchase. Who knows – the ghost of Stan Lee may even make an appearance.
Winery tours in Victoria’s High Country
June 11, 12, 13 (check location for exact dates)
Put on that floppy hat and winter coat, it’s wine country time! Victoria’s High Country has a range of wine festivals happening over the Queen’s Birthday weekend. Those interested in a Winery Walkabout can head to Rutherglen, where 18 wineries will be putting on wine (of course), entertainment, music, and food.
Over in the Glenrowan Wine Region, grab a ticket to the Trails, Tastings & Tales Food and Wine Festival, and enjoy live music, craft markets, entertainment, impressive winter menus, and a range of cellar doors.
A pop-up Cannoli Bar will also be running at Politini Wines in Cheshunt, while Dal Zotto Wines will be running an Italian-inspired ‘Tutti a Tavola’ (long lunch) in Whitfield.
You can also make a day of it by checking out one of the new wineries in Victoria on your own road trip.
Alexandra Truck, Ute and Rod Show
Car enthusiasts, rejoice, for the annual Alexandra Truck Ute and Rod Show is back and celebrating 25 years in business. A rocking day featuring over 200 display vehicles, music, a woodchopping competition, kid’s activities, a quilting display, local markets, food and drink; take in the car competition and let your love of utes and trucks take over.
Go to the movies
While of course, the movies are open all the time, there’s nothing quite like rugging up in the cinema with a nice warm popcorn watching the latest releases. Plus, RACV Members save on movie tickets.
Over the Queen’s Birthday weekend, consider taking in a new blockbuster like Jurassic World Dominion, Top Gun: Maverick, which is slashing records worldwide, the latest Marvel hit Dr. Strange and the Multiverse of Madness, or check out the latest film festival screening near you.
Go to the snow
With the ski season taking off, it may be the perfect time to hit the snow and slopes – or even just for a fun toboggan ride. A long weekend may make the long drive seem just that bit more worth it.
Check out our comprehensive guide on the Victorian ski season, including where to go, stay, and how to prepare.
Go to the Elvis exhibition
Viva Las Bendigo! Victorians have been all shook up about Elvis. Whether it's the film due to hit cinemas on the 23rd of June or the talk of Elvis no longer on the Vegas scene, it's time for a little less conversation and a little more action, so make sure you don't miss out on the Elvis: Direct From Graceland Exhibition that's always on our minds. But hurry, it's exclusive to Bendigo and due to head back to Graceland on July 17.