Cup Day, Cup Eve and Weekend

cup day picnichorseshoeCup Day is the most important day on the Australian Racing calendar. It is said that Australia built its economy on the back of it's vast land. Throughout the country in most towns around Australia there is still or there used to be a pub and a racecourse. People would work hard during the week, and then at the end of the working week they would unwind by seeing who had the fastest horse followed by a few drinks at the pub. It was part of the culture.

Now, over time, a lot of towns have lost their racecourses but for those that do, the biggest race on any towns calendar is the Cup. There are a few famous ones that have lost a little lustre like, Sydney, Perth, Brisbane and Adelaide Cups etc. But the biggest of them all is the Melbourne Cup and it has got stronger and more famous. Fashion plays a big part with people dressing up for fun and fair. So get with the party, dress to impress, get to the horse races and enjoy.

To help, we have listings of various cup events like cup lunches or dinners or parties for whatever you wish to do around the nation. Enjoy!

Cup Day News

horseshoeCup Day lunch and after party updates from restaurants and hotels that have events to get together at and celebrate Cup Day around Australia.

Melbourne Cup Day will be celebrated on Tuesday November 5th 2024 all around Australia. Giddy up!

  • July 12, 2024 - Some great new details in for Melbourne Cup Day in Perth at The Vines Resort.
  • November 2, 2023 - More awesome Melbourne Cup Day events loading for Melbourne Cup Day in Melbourne and Melbourne Cup Day in Brisbane..
  • October 20, 2023 - We've got some great new details for Melbourne Cup Day events in Darwin. Check them out at Melbourne Cup Day in Darwin.
  • October 11, 2023 - Some great new Melbourne Cup Day event details now avaiable in Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Brisbane.
  • September 17, 2023 - Melbourne Cup Day Lunch events listing in Canberra.
  • September 12, 2023 - Exciting new details for Melbourne Cup Day on the Gold Coast with an luxurious Melbourne Cup Day Luncheon at J.W. Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa.
  • August 30, 2023 - Fantastic new details for Melbourne Cup Day Lunch packages at Young and Jackson for Cup Day in Melbourne.
  • August 25, 2023 - My State Bank Arena Melbourne Cup Day Lunch Package for Melbourne Cup Day in Hobart.
  • July 19, 2023 - Great Melbourne Cup Day Lunch ideas for Melbourne Cup in Melbourne.
  • July 18, 2023 - Lots of fabulous ideas for celebrating Melbourne Cup Day in Brisbane.
  • July 17, 2023 - Ideas for Lunch in Perth. Melbourne Cup fun in Perth this Melbourne Cup Day.
  • July 16, 2023 - Sydney comes alive for Melbourne Cup Day Lunch ideas in Sydney.
  • November 5, 2019 - Congratulations to Melbourne Cup Winner 2019 Vow and Declare. We can't wait until the next Melbourne Cup on Tuesday 3rd November 2020!
  • November 5, 2019 - Melbourne Cup Day is here. With so many great ideas of things to do we hope you have a fantastic Cup Day! Giddy Up!
  • October 31, 2019 - Melbourne Cup Day details keep on coming with great new Cup Day Weekend details for the Garden State Hotel, Platform 28 and the Espy in Melbourne. Check them out on Cup Day Melbourne.
  • October 30, 2019 - Cup Weekend is coming soon with fabulous options of breakfasts, lunches, eve parties and celebrations. Wherever you are make sure you get immersed in the Cup Day excitement.
  • October 23, 2019 - Huge new Cup Day details for those watching the big race in the Harbour City check out all the Cup Day Sydney action at Cargo, Bungalow 8 and Beer Deluxe.
  • October 10, 2019 - Great Melbourne Cup Day details for the Albion Rooftop in South Melbourne. Check out Cup Day Melbourne for more...
  • October 8, 2019 - Fantastic new Melbourne Cup Day Breakfast details for the Stamford Plaza in Melbourne. Check it out on the Cup Day Melbourne page.
  • October 3, 2019 - Galloping toward the Spring Racing Carnival we've got new details for The Wharf, Hopscotch, Harlow and more check out Cup Day Melbourne.
  • October 3, 2019 - Melbourne Cup Day and Spring Racing details coming at a trot for Melbourne Cup Day in Perth.
  • October 1, 2019 - Spring Racing is about to be in full swing and the International Melbourne Cup horses have arrived and are at Werribee.
  • September 26, 2019 - A host of new details for Melbourne Cup Day in Brisbane including Riverland and the Regatta Hotel.
  • September 10, 2019 - Great new Melbourne Cup Day details for All Hands Brewing House and P.J. O'Brien's in Sydney.
  • September 1, 2019 - It's Spring time and we can hear the clip clop of all the fun of the races. It's never to early to get your Cup Day celebrations sorted..
  • August 15, 2019 - Updated details for Melbourne Cup Lunch at the Vines in Perth for Cup Day.
  • August 8, 2019 - Great new details for Melbourne Cup Day Events in Brisbane for Cloudland and Victoria Park.
  • July 1, 2019 - only four months until Cup Day is here. Entries will soon be called for. Can you pick the winner before they start?
  • June 1, 2019 - Melbourne Cup Day will be celebrated on Tuesday 5th November 2019 all around Australia.

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Great things to do over the Cup Day, Cup Eve and Weekend of the Melbourne Cup on the First Tuesday in November.
For the best event and accommodation ideas check below.

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