The year’s festival of Performing and Visual Arts in Emerald (PAVE) promises to be a feast for all your senses as artists from all backgrounds come together to spoil you with events, live music and exhibitions. Nestled in the Eastern Dandenong ranges on the outskirts of Melbourne, Emerald is an easy drive away from the city and PAVE is totally worth the journey. Kicking off the weeklong festivities is FunFest, a free event packed with live entertainment across five stages, workshops, arts and crafts stalls, streets art and a range of culinary delights to keep you going all day. The rest of the week is just as packed, with around 50 events in total ensuring there is something on for everyone. Burlesque Cabaret or Poet’s Breakfast, anyone?