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Major Melbourne events
Major events take centre stage in Melbourne throughout the year, from the Australian Open in January to the Melbourne Cup Carnival in November.
Image of Melbourne International Comedy Festival
Wed 27 Mar 2019 to Sun 21 Apr 2019
For three and a half weeks, Melbourne will be the nation’s hive of happiness, injecting all-day, all-night infectious fun to the city.
Image of Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show
Wed 27 Mar 2019 to Sun 31 Mar 2019
The Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show, presented by Lawn Solutions Australia, returns to the Royal Exhibition Building this March.
Image of YIRRAMBOI Festival
Thu 02 May 2019 to Sun 12 May 2019
Celebrate First Nations arts and culture over 11 days as 200 creatives deliver 100 events in a city-wide program of free and low cost activities.
Image of Melbourne Queer Film Festival
Thu 14 Mar 2019 to Mon 25 Mar 2019
The Melbourne Queer Film Festival heads into its 29th year to showcase the finest, contemporary queer cinema from Australia and beyond.
Image of Muriel's Wedding - The Musical
Tue 12 Mar 2019 to Sun 19 May 2019
Undateable. Unemployable. Unstoppable. Everybody is talking about Muriel!
Image of The (Very) Big Laugh Out
Fri 05 Apr 2019 to Sat 20 Apr 2019
The (Very) Big Laugh Out is renowned for its exciting and surprising all-ages programming, jam-packed with stellar local and international artists.
Image of Comedy Festival Club
Thu 28 Mar 2019 to Sat 20 Apr 2019
The finest local and international artists hit the Max Watt's stage with diverse comedy and unpredictable performances to showcase comedy madness.
Image of Up Next Comedy
Thu 11 Apr 2019 to Sat 13 Apr 2019
Fabulous funnies from comedy's new kids on the block at Melbourne's freshest comedy room!
Image of Kensington Community Festival (KCF)
Sun 31 Mar 2019, 10am – 4pm
The KCF celebrates cultural diversity and community connection with live music, global food, local displays, free family fun activities and stalls.
Image of NGV Friday Nights
Fri 07 Dec 2018 to Sat 06 Apr 2019
NGV Friday Nights returns this summer with live music, DJs, bars, dining and late-night access to Escher X nendo | Between Two Worlds.
Image of Moonlight Cinema
Thu 29 Nov 2018 to Sun 31 Mar 2019
Moonlight Cinema is Australia's favourite open-air cinema, screening films on the Central Lawn in the Royal Botanic Gardens throughout summer.
Image of Australasian Quilt Convention
Thu 11 Apr 2019 to Sun 14 Apr 2019
The Australasian Quilt Convention is Australia's ultimate quilting event - see the best textile art, learn from experts and shop for craft supplies.
Image of Between Two Worlds | Escher X nendo
Sun 02 Dec 2018 to Sun 07 Apr 2019
The world-premiere exhibition Between Two Worlds | Escher X nendo is the centrepiece of the NGV's Spring/Summer 2018/19 season.
Image of Love
Sat 01 Dec 2018 to Sun 28 Apr 2019
We all have a love story, what's yours?
Image of Anzac Day at the Shrine of Remembrance
Thu 25 Apr 2019, all day
Come together to remember the Australian men and women who served and sacrificed in the name of peace, and those who continue to do so.
Image of Sugar Republic
Sun 10 Feb 2019 to Sun 19 May 2019
The sweetest interactive experience relaunches at Myer Melbourne.
Image of Jersey Boys
Sat 23 Feb 2019 to Sun 14 Apr 2019
Jersey Boys tells the true-life story and the rise to stardom of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.
Image of Harlem Globetrotters World Tour
Sun 07 Apr 2019, 3pm – 5pm, 7pm – 9pm
The Globetrotters’ one-of-a-kind show is unrivalled in the world of family entertainment. Don't miss the chance to see them on their world tour.
Image of West Side Story
Sat 06 Apr 2019 to Sun 28 Apr 2019
This modern retelling of Romeo and Juliet is hailed as the greatest Broadway musical of all time!
Image of Good Food and Wine Show
Fri 31 May 2019 to Sun 02 Jun 2019
Enjoy a fantastic day out with friends, sampling the latest foods, wines and products.
Image of Terracotta Warriors and Cai Guo-Qiang
Fri 24 May 2019 to Sun 13 Oct 2019
The National Gallery of Victoria presents China's ancient Terracotta Warriors alongside a parallel display of new works by Cai Guo-Qiang.
Image of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Wed 16 Jan 2019 to Sun 02 Feb 2020
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage.
Image of Australian Music Vault
Tue 19 Dec 2017 to Thu 31 Dec 2020
The Australian Music Vault is a celebration of the Australian contemporary music story.

 More to explore

Image of Federation Square - what's on
There's always something going on at Fed Square, with an impressive calendar of events and activities taking place throughout the year.
Image of Theatre & shows
Melbourne's theatre scene offers a wealth of entertainment, from blockbuster musicals to cutting-edge performances and late-night cabaret shows.
Image of Festivals
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.
Image of Festivals and events calendar
Whenever you visit Melbourne, you are sure to be swept up in one of the city's fantastic festivals or major events that are on throughout the year.


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