Witness a thrilling procession of colourful entertainment for the whole family to enjoy in the 35th annual Lexus Melbourne Cup Parade, proudly supported by the City of Melbourne.

Tens of thousands of people will once again line Swanston Street in Melbourne’s CBD for an exciting parade of thoroughbreds, jockeys and trainers. This public event will take place on Monday 5 November from 12pm to 2pm starting at Swanston Street (from Bourke Street) and finishing at Federation Square.

Enjoy the free entertainment at Federation Square and a final opportunity to see and hear live interviews with the Lexus Melbourne Cup final field before the race that stops a nation!

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Date: Monday 5 November 2018

Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Location: Swanston St , Melbourne, VIC, 3000. The parade will start at Bourke St and end at Federation Square. 

Booking information: This is a free public event - no bookings required.

Please note: Due to the Lexus Melbourne Cup parade event there will be road closures, parking restrictions and alterations to tram services in the surrounding area.