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What's open on the grand final long weekend

The best free and fun events to visit during the AFL Grand Final public holiday

The best free and cheap family activities

Find family-friendly fun and free events in Melbourne.

What's free in Melbourne this month

Everything to see, do and enjoy in Melbourne for free this month.

21 Sep - 26 Oct

Europa Night Market

Bringing your favourite European street eats to Queen Vic Market.

22 Sep - 2 Oct

Melbourne Royal Show

The Show is officially back, bigger and better than ever after a two-year hiatus

16 Sep - 9 Oct

Oktoberfest at Munich Brauhaus

Pretend you're in the beer-soaked streets of Germany’s famous Oktoberfest festival.

18 Sep - 18 Dec

Kensington Market

Browse an eclectic mix of designer fashion, homemade treats, homewares, jewellery and visual art.

1 Sep - 2 Oct

Wisdom and Light

Immerse yourself in a transcendent digital art experience at Golden Square Rooftop.

17 Sep - 29 Oct

Oktoberfest at Hofbräuhaus

The wait is over – Melbourne’s most iconic Oktoberfest is back!

18 Sep - 30 Oct

Wet Sunday Sessions

Come along for a drink and bite and enjoy panoramic views of the Melbourne skyline.

22 Sep - 2 Oct

Melbourne Royal Show

The Show is officially back, bigger and better than ever after a two-year hiatus

Get to the city or get FOMO

We’ve got every FOMO-worthy Melbourne event and experience in one place.

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7 Aug - 28 Oct

Hairspray

The multi award-winning Broadway musical opens at the Regent Theatre in August.

Melbourne’s most romantic date-night restaurants

Find the best restaurants to book for Valentine's Day, anniversaries or just because.

Melbourne Museum

Explore history, culture, science, and nature at this popular Melbourne attraction.

2 Sep - 4 Nov

Friday Night Social at Science Gallery

Enjoy live entertainment, activities, plus food and drink, at these monthly Friday night socials.

13 Sep - 4 Oct

Salsa in the City

Enjoy fun and free pop-up salsa dance classes at Docklands this spring.

21 Sep - 26 Oct

Europa Night Market

Bringing your favourite European street eats to Queen Vic Market.

Melbourne for free

Discover free things to do in Melbourne, including galleries, museums, events and festivals.

21 Jun - 9 Oct

Making Art: Imagine Everything is Real

A free exhibition inviting kids and their families to experiment with innovative ways of making art.

20 Sep - 29 Sep

School Holiday Workshops

Bring the kids along to Queen Vic Market for some fun, free and interactive workshops this spring.

3 Sep - 29 Jan

Bricktionary: The Interactive Exhibition

Discover the biggest and best LEGO creations this interactive exhibition.

22 Oct - 23 Oct

Antipodes Festival

Join the world's largest celebration of Greek culture outside of Greece.

11 Oct - 10 Dec

Always Live

Enjoy a brand-new Victoria-wide celebration of live contemporary music.

15 Oct

Fringe Parade and Lygon St Block Party

Get ready to party with the iconic Fringe parade and Lygon St block party.

16 Oct - 13 Nov

ICC Men's T20 World Cup

Don't miss the biggest global sporting event being held in Australia in 2022.

4 Nov - 6 Nov

Titanic The Musical: In Concert

A stunning concert celebrating the 110th anniversary of the legacy of the Titanic.