The Melbourne Cup is bound for Federation Square for it’s final stop on the 2022 Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour

After 33 locations on the 2022 Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour across Australia, New Zealand and Singapore, the Lexus Melbourne Cup is homeward bound ready to shine on that first Tuesday in November.

Join us for a free, family friendly event as we celebrate the iconic Melbourne Cup and the heroes of our sport. The cavalcade led by a marching band and connections of the 24 runners in the Melbourne Cup, including notable jockeys and trainers will parade across Princes Bridge and into Federation Square, where they will be joined by official Cup Bearers - VRC Chairman Neil Wilson and Lord Mayor Sally Capp plus a quartet of retired Cup Champions who now call Living Legends home.

Federation Square will come alive with a taste of Cup Week including free children’s activities, roving entertainers, photo opportunities with the Lexus Melbourne Cup, lunchtime snack and an exclusive performance by Hot Dub Time Machine.

There will be something for everyone as we celebrate the race that stops a nation.

Supported by the City of Melbourne.

Cavalcade Schedule of Events

11:30am - Event commences at Federation Square 

12:20pm - The Lexus Melbourne Cup Cavalcade commences

12:35pm - Arrival into Federation Square for the Lexus Melbourne Cup Preview Show hosted by Michael Felgate, plus a photo opportunity with the Melbourne Cup!

1:05pm -  Headline Entertainment - Hot Dub Time Machine

2:05pm -  Event concludes

Event Details

DATE: Monday 31 October

11:30am- 2:05pm

Federation Square, Swanston Street, Melbourne Victoria 3010

Free Admission

Cavalcade Experiences

Lexus Melbourne Cup

Lexus Melbourne Cup

This is your chance to get a memorable photo with the 2022 Lexus Melbourne Cup Trophy on the last stop of the Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour before it returns home to Flemington.

Famous Flemington Chicken Sandwiches

Famous Flemington Chicken Sandwiches

Serving up the famous Flemington chicken sandwich, FREE for the first 1,000 people!

Living Legends

Living Legends

Living Legends Almandin, Brew, Efficient and Twilight Payment (pictured) will be paraded within the cavalcade for your change to take photos.

Face Painting

Face Painting

Plenty of kids activities will be set up at Fed Square, so a perfect event to bring the whole family.

Hot Dub Time Machine

Hot Dub Time Machine

Kick on as Hot Dub Time Machine get on the decks and keep the party atmosphere going and close out the Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour.