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What's free in Melbourne this month

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

17 Jan - 30 Jan

Australian Open

Two weeks of world-class action on and off the court.

23 Jan

Midsumma Carnival

An outdoor get-together celebrating the opening of the three-week Midsumma Festival.

14 Jan - 31 Mar

Kaleidosquare

This summer, prepare to see Fed Square through a different lens – a new colourful world to explore.

5 Jan - 25 Apr

Live at the Bowl

An open-air program of music, dance, circus, community-led and family-friendly events.

Everything to do outdoors in Melbourne this summer

Take the good times out into the fresh air with alfresco dining, summer events and epic pop-ups.

7 Dec - 17 Apr

Malthouse Outdoor Stage

Experience the best of live outdoor entertainment at Malthouse Outdoor Stage.

14 Jan - 25 Feb

Disney+ Drive-In

Open Air Cinemas present the return of the hugely popular Disney+ Drive-In.

2 Dec - 25 Apr

Melbourne Street Eatz

Melbourne’s favourite food truck event is back with weekly rotating trucks, bars and live music.

Get to the city or get FOMO

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

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Melbourne's unmissable blockbuster events

Grab the diary – you’ll want to lock in every one of these major events.

The best new bars in Melbourne

The best new spots for nitro cocktails, natural wines and delicious cheeseboards.

Where to find the best margaritas in Melbourne

Where to find the best traditional margaritas, fruity fusions, $10 cocktails and more.

18 Dec - 30 Jan

School holidays

Entertain the whole family over the school holidays with these kid-friendly events and activities.

15 Jan - 23 Jan

NGV Kids Summer Festival

Nine days of free activities for children and their families at the NGV.

15 Dec - 31 Jan

Fitzroy Gardens: Outdoor Adventure

Follow a map around Fitzroy Gardens to find 12 locations, answer a question and collect a prize.

2 Dec - 27 Mar

Moonlight Cinema Melbourne

Australia's favourite outdoor cinema returns to Melbourne at Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria.

3 Jan - 30 Jan

NGV Summer Nights

Late-night art, music, film, bars and dining at the NGV during January.

14 Jan - 14 Apr

Fed Live

Enjoy the hottest in live music with free gigs at Fed Square all through summer.

18 Feb - 27 Feb

Fleurs de Villes Flower Show

Global sensation Fleurs de Villes bring their immersive floral show to Australia for the first time.

2 Dec - 24 Apr

MPavilion

Australia’s leading architecture and design event returns to Melbourne.

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26 Jan

Share the Spirit

A showcase of First Nations music, art, craft and culture with a stellar line-up not to be missed.

1 Feb - 28 Feb

National Sustainable Living Festival

Showcasing sustainability and climate thought leaders.

16 Mar - 31 Jul

Hamilton

The award-winning musical is coming to Melbourne soon.

5 Jan - 6 Apr

Summer Night Market

Returning to the Queen Vic Market with street food, cocktails, shopping and live music.