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Free events in Melbourne
Melbourne has so much going on, and there are always plenty of events that are free. You may still need to book, however, so check individual events for details.

The Meownificent Garden Party Kitten & Cat Adoption Evening - Wednesday 24 January 2018, 4pm to 8pm - Community events & fundraisers

The Meownificent Garden Party Kitten & Cat Adoption Evening

24 Jan 2018, The Lost Dogs' Home
Cat and kitten adoption hours are extended for one night only. Adopt a cat for no fee or kitten for half price.
Ping Pong Diplomacy  - Friday 16 February 2018 to Saturday 17 February 2018 - Festivals

Ping Pong Diplomacy

16 Feb 2018 - 17 Feb 2018, Melbourne Central Shopping Centre
Experience the ooh and ahhs as Melbourne celebrities take on the ping pong challenge.
God of Prosperity, Wisdom and Longevity Visitations - Monday 12 February 2018 to Sunday 18 February 2018 - Festivals

God of Prosperity, Wisdom and Longevity Visitations

12 Feb 2018 - 18 Feb 2018, Chinatown Precinct
The Gods of Prosperity, Wisdom and Longevity roam through the streets and centres offering good wishes, fortune cookies and sweets.
Chinese New Year’s Eve  - Thursday 15 February 2018, 5pm to 12:15am - Festivals

Chinese New Year’s Eve

15 Feb 2018, Federation Square
Chinese New Year's eve comes alive in Fed Square with food, performers and firecrackers.
Sunset Series 2018 - Sunday 11 February 2018, 5pm to 9pm - Community events & fundraisers

Sunset Series 2018

11 Feb 2018, Treasury Gardens
A free music event presented by the City of Melbourne, for everyone to enjoy a twilight concert amongst the greenery of one of our beautiful gardens.
Carlton Harmony Day Festival - Wednesday 21 March 2018, 3pm to 6pm - Festivals

Carlton Harmony Day Festival

21 Mar 2018, Neill Street Reserve
Carlton Harmony Day Festival is a free public event that celebrates cultural diversity with food, entertainment and children's activities.
Australia's First Digital Colouring Wall - Saturday 20 January 2018 to Sunday 21 January 2018 - Kids & family

Australia's First Digital Colouring Wall

20 Jan 2018 - 21 Jan 2018, Queensbridge Square
Check out Australia's first digital colouring wall!
Melbourne Town Hall Tours - Tuesday 12 December 2017 to Monday 31 December 2018 - Tours & cruises

Melbourne Town Hall Tours

12 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2018, Melbourne Town Hall
Take a free tour of Melbourne's historic Town Hall and learn about its architectural, social and political significance.
Zero - Friday 02 February 2018 to Wednesday 28 February 2018 - Exhibitions


2 Feb 2018 - 28 Feb 2018, Knowledge Market
This exhibition brings together projects by RMIT students envisioning the potential for zero carbon futures in high density urban environments.
River Graze - Friday 16 March 2018 to Sunday 18 March 2018 - Food & wine

River Graze

16 Mar 2018 - 18 Mar 2018, Queensbridge Square
This free event transforms the banks of the Yarra into a foodie paradise.

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