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.

Follow the festivities of the Parade through to Federation Square and enjoy the free entertainment and activities for the whole family to enjoy until 2pm. This includes delicious street eats, fun games, live roving performers, a live panel with jockeys and connections from this year’s final field and a chance to see the famous Lexus Melbourne Cup trophy before it is presented to the winner of 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.