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See what's on in Melbourne. The events calendar is always packed with arts festivals, live music, exhibitions, blockbuster theatre shows, sport and activities for kids.​ ​​​​​​​​​​​​​
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See the city light up this Christmas. Experience the spirit of the season with dazzling festive displays, decadent meals and iconic shopping destinations. Merry Christmas Melbourne!
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Get involved in your local community and enjoy yourself at Melbourne’s many events and fundraisers.
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As a foodie town, Melbourne always has a culinary event on the boil. Choose from food festivals, wine tastings, celebrity chef visits and cooking classes.
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Melbourne has so much going on and hundreds of events are free. You may still need to book, however, so check individual events for details.
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Melbourne has a thriving art scene, with artist-run spaces as well as large public museums and galleries. There are also fascinating exhibitions on history and the natural world.
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Melbourne has loads of events and activities for children. There are family-friendly festivals like Moomba, school-holiday workshops, exhibitions and more.
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Melbourne's live music scene is legendary, with gigs at the city's many pubs and bars every night of the week. Classical music is also thriving, along with jazz.
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See the iconic Melbourne sights, discover the markets or laneways, or take a foodie tour. There are plenty of ways to explore: from boats, to bikes, to walking tours.
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There's always a festival going on in Melbourne, whether it’s film, comedy, arts, music or design. International artists often top the bill, along with home-grown talent.
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Major events take centre stage in Melbourne, from the Australian Open in January to the Melbourne Cup Carnival in November.
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Melbourne is Australia's performing arts capital and kicks up its heels year round, with everything from opera and Broadway spectaculars to contemporary dance and comedy.
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Aside from our very own Melbourne Conversations discussion series, the city is home to plenty of inspiring and mind-expanding talks, lectures, forums, seminars and workshops.
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Melbourne has a thriving film scene and is home to the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), a world leader in screen and cinema culture.
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Temporary markets, one off VIP nights, sales and specials. Be in the know about shopping in the city.
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Lace up your sneakers and practise your cheer, because Melbourne's sporting calendar is packed with electrifying events, including the AFL Grand Final and Twenty20 cricket.


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