Melbourne Cup Day Events in Melbourne

Melbourne Cup Day from the YarrahorseshoeThe Melbourne Cup stops not only Melbourne but also the rest of Australia.  But it is in Melbourne where the race is run that so many events and things are happening to excite the senses!  Just as the gorgeous backdrop of the Maribyrnong River gives depth to Flemington the Yarra River in Melbourne is abuzz as a centre of activity during Melbourne Cup Weekend.

It is Spring time in Melbourne for the first Tuesday in November and fashion, fillies and colts are key talking points as well as what will you be doing before, during and after the big horse races.  Yes... it's all about a horse race, but with so much going on it's easy to forget it's not just one big party! The night before is Cup Eve with lots of great parties at venues and then of course if you are not at the course there are some many options for Melbourne Cup Lunch at super restaurants and venues all over Melbourne.  Finally there are the after party options to dance the night away.

We have compiled some great ideas for your Melbourne Cup Day!  We hope you back a winner!

Melbourne Cup Day Lunch 2024 Ideas and Fun

Melbourne Cup Lunch package ideas for your Cup Day in Melbourne. So if you can't be at Flemington for the horse races, then you can still have fun and even feel like you are part of the action!

  • Melbourne Cup Week at The Duke

    The Duke of Wellington

    Melbourne | 03 9810 0066

    Melbourne Cup Week at The Duke

    Spring is in the air and that means it's Horse Racing Season in Melbourne with the Melbourne Cup Carnival. Catch all the action from Derby Day, Melbourne Cup Day, Oaks Day and Stakes Day at the Duke.

    Catch all the spring racing action live & loud!

  • Melbourne Cup Week at Yarra Botanical

    Yarra Botanica

    Southbank | 03 8840 4824

    Spring Carnival: Melbourne Cup Week

    Indulge this Spring Carnival at Yarra Botanica. Open from early on all the Major Race Days including the Melbourne Cup. Celebrate a good win with the DJs spinning the decks from noon.

    Open All Major Race Days

  • Melbourne Cup at the Espy

    Hotel Esplanade

    St Kilda | 03 9534 0211

    Melbourne Cup at the Espy

    This Melbourne Cup Day catch all the action from Flemington in the Espy's Main Bar. The Big Race LIVE and LOUD on the Big Screen. Plus following the main race the DJs will be on deck to get you partying into the night.

    Book your spot for Cup Day fun!

  • Melbourne Cup Day at Fargo & Co

    Fargo & Co

    Richmond | 03 9810 0077

    Melbourne Cup Day

    Put all your bets on a stylish celebration this Cup Day at Fargo & Co. Expect a fantastic Cup Day Brunch with beverages, delish bites and more. Plus post race get ready to frolic with DJs putting on the tunes to party into the night.

    Look forward to a Cup Day Brunch

  • Melbourne Cup Day at the Village Belle

    Village Belle Hotel

    St Kilda | 03 8840 4822

    Melbourne Cup Day Lunch

    Celebrate Melbourne Cup Day at the Village Belle. With the big race Live & Loud on the screens plus live music and DJs providing entertainment throughout the day.

    Live Music | DJs | Race Live & Loud

  • Melbourne Cup Week at Mango Club

    Mango Club

    Mango Cup

    Giddy up and start your Melbourne Cup Week with the Mango Cup. A massive long-weekend party spread over 2 levels and 4 rooms. With a massive line up of DJs playing the best in Party, RnB, House, Techno and more.

    4 Rooms, 5 Sounds

  • Melbourne Cup Week at Alumbra


    South Melbourne | 03 9645 5277

    Derby Day After Party

    Celebrate the Melbourne Cup Weekend with a Derby Day After Party at Alumbra. With all the Glitz and Glamour of the Spring Racing Carnival. Party to the best in RnB House and Minimal over 2 massive levels including Melbourne's Best and Biggest Rooftop.

    Dress to Impress. VIP Booths Available.

  • Young & Jackson

    Melbourne / 03 9650 3884

    Melbourne Cup Day 2024 Package

    Head off to the races this Melbourne Cup Day at Young & Jackson. Enjoy Food nad Dreinks specials plus LIVE races on the big screen and Cup Sweeps entry.

    Cup Day Details Coming Soon

    Website | Email
  • Cup Day at Hophaus

    Hophaus Bar

    Southbank / 03 9682 5900

    Melbourne Cup Day Party

    Hophaus invite you to join them for their Cup Day Cocktail Party. You'll be treated to a lovely afternoon on the balcony with delicious hot, cold & sweet canapes and a drinks package. Plus screens to watch the races and Sweepstakes. So dress up in your finest and enjoy the day at Hophaus!

    Melbourne Cup Day Coming Soon

    Website | Email | Tickets
  • Melbourne Cup Day Lunch at Amora Hotel Riverwalk

    Amora Hotel Riverwalk

    Richmond / 03 9246 1200

    Melbourne Cup Day Lunch

    Join the team at Amora Hotel Riverwalk for Lunch on Melbourne Cup Day. Be treated to a delisicous lunch with beverages. Catch all the action at the track on the 3 large screens. Plus Fashions on the Field, Sweeps and Post Race LIVE Entertainment.

    Register for Melbourne Cup Day Details

    Website | Email
  • Temperance Hotel

    South Yarra / 03 9827 7401

    Melbourne Cup Week

    Join the team at the Temperance Hotel for Melbourne Cup Week. Open on all the Major Race Days and Cup Eve. With LIVE Music, DJs and Drink Specials all Weekend and Open Late Cup Eve and Melbourne Cup Day with all the Main Races LIVE & LOUD on the Big Screens!

    Melbourne Cup Week at your South Yarra Local

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  • Melbourne Cup Day at P.J. O'Brien's

    P.J. O'Brien's Irish Pub

    Southbank / 03 9686 5011

    Melbourne Cup Day Lunch at P.J. O'Brien's

    Be one of the lucky ones to catch the Big Race on the Big Screens at P.J. O'Brien's. Book a table for Melbourne Cup Lunch and giddy up after the races to parry the night away for Melbourne Cup Day 2024.

    Melbourne Cup Day with an Irish Twist

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More Melbourne Cup Day Lunch and Celebration Ideas for the Melbourne Cup Weekend

These hotels, sports venues, restaurants and venue will be saddling up for a Melbourne Cup Day to remember. Pick a winner this Spring Carnival.

Melbourne Young and Jackson Hotel
Melbourne Cup Day Lunch Package Awesome Cup Day fun with Cup Day dining. Get your crew together and jockey for your booking! Try the rooftop too!
Port Melbourne Rubira's
Melbourne Cup Day Seafood Lunch Sensational seafood by Rubira's for the ultimate Cup Day dining. Book in advance!
Yarra Valley Kellybook Winery
Melbourne Cup Wine Kellybrook have a super Spring selection of wines perfect for your Melbourne Cup Day celebrations. Order online and have them delivered. Giddy Up!
Kellybrook also have Kelly Brothers Ciders and Beers. Get yours ordered today!
Mornington Luvlee Gournet Ice Cream
Melbourne Cup Ice Cream Treats Treat the family this Melbourne Cup Weekend with awesome Luvlee Ice Cream Hampers delivered and very well priced to enjoy!
Richmond Amora Riverwalk
Cup Day Lunch Awesome food from Amora in Richmond. Enjoy a 3 Course Lunch, Races on the Big Screens and much more.
North Wharf Byblos
Cup Day Dining Inspired Lebanese flavours and taste. Book your table for on the first Tuesday in November!
Southbank Hopscotch
Melbourne Cup Day Lunch Let's make a bet on the Ponies this Melbourne Cup Day with friends. And have a fabulous Melbourne Cup Lunch dining experience. Hopscotch is a great restaurant in a fabulous location on the Southbank side of the Yarra River.
Southbank PJ O'Brien's
Melbourne Cup Day Family Lunch Book online for Melbourne Cup lunch with friends this Melbourne Cup Day. What the races on the Screens and why not sort a sweep with friends.
Southbank BearBrass
Melbourne Cup Day Cheer Bearbrass on the Yarra is a Melbourne favourite. Book Lunch and enjoy the ponies with friends. And maybe you can all enjoy the spoils of picking the Cup Winner!
Melbourne Bourke St Imperial Hotel
Treat the Family for Cup Day Spectactual dining options from a super Melbourne Hotel for Melbourne Cup Day.
Southbank Hophaus
Melbourne Cup Day Party Hophaus is turning on the cheer this Melbourne Cup Day. Dress to impress. Great location with balcony overlooking the Yarra River at this iconic Southbank venue.
Melbourne Campari House
Cup Day Lunch or Dinner This awesome Melbourne venue with 4 floors including a roof top. Book yourself and friends in for Lunch on the first Tuesday in November!
South Yarra Temperance Hotel
Melbourne Cup Day Lunch or Dinner Don't have a tip for the Cup? Here's a greta Tip. Temperance has fabulous dining and drinks that you and your friends can share the Cup Day spoils. Book in online for Lunch or Dinner.
Southbank Ludlow
Melbourne Cup Day Lunch by the Yarra Everyone loves Ludlow in Melbourne next to the Yarra River. Celebrate the Melbourne Cup this year with Cup Day dining. Book a table with friends and start the day a Winner!
Melbourne Turf Bar
Cup Day Lunch or Dinner Cup Day's at the Turf Sports Bar are thriving. This iconic sports hotel will have the big screens on the big race. Get in for lunch or dinner with family and friends.
Richmond Precinct Hotel
Cup Day Bottomless Cup Day celebrations at the Precinct Hotel. Packaged party refreshments with entertainment, sweep stakes and fun for all.

More Great Ideas to help Melbourne Cup Day and Spring Carnival Celebrations 2024

Products and service ideas to make your Cup Day in Melbourne even better. Do you need a picnic hamper or maybe you need your hair and makeup. These local products and services are first class for the Spring Carnival.

  • Cup Day Grazing Boxes from Chefscene


    Dandenong South / 03 9706 4415

    Cup Day Lunch Grazing Boxes

    Set yourself up for a picnic on Cup Day with a delicious grazing boxe by Chefscene. Selection of dips, meats, crackers fresh and seasonal. Sweet and savoury options. Why not try the Sweet & Savoury for your Cup Day affair? Order online.

    Great for the whole family!

  • Melbourne Cup Makeup and Hair Styling by Jamie Minney

    Jamie Minney Makeup & Hair Stylist


    Melbourne Cup Carnival Beauty & Makeup

    Fashions on the fields and beauty & makeup are key ingredients of the Melbourne Cup Carnival. Jamie Minney is available for your Hair Styling and Makeup.

    Contact Jamie for More Details

    Website | Email
  • Cup Day Wine from Kellybrook Winery

    Kellybrook Winery

    Yarra Valley

    Cup Day Wine

    Celebrate Melbourne Cup Day with some of the gorgeous Wines from Kellybrook Winery in the Yarra Valley. Order Online and have the wines, brandy and ciders delivered..

    Race along for Awesome Wines

  • Enjoy Gourment Ice Cream from Luvlee

    Luvlee Gourmet Ice Cream


    Melbourne Cup Ice Cream Hampers

    Pamper your Melbourne Cup Day with some fun ice cream hampers from the award winning Luvlee Gourmet Ice Cream. Order over the Internet and arrange delivery.

    Get all Giddy with Ice Cream


Tell us About your Melbourne Cup Day Event in Melbourne

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