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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 Open House Melbourne
Sat 27 Jul 2019 to Sun 28 Jul 2019
This July, the 12th annual Open House Melbourne weekend will fling open the doors to hundreds of our city’s most loved buildings.
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 Indian Festival
Sat 27 Jul 2019 to Sun 28 Jul 2019
Warm up at Queen Victoria Market this winter with the flavours, spices and colours of India.
Image of Bring It On The Musical
Thu 11 Jul 2019 to Sat 27 Jul 2019
One, two, three, GO! Following a sell-out debut season Bring It On The Musical returns to Melbourne.
Image of Thoroughly Modern Millie
Sat 03 Aug 2019 to Sun 11 Aug 2019
Take a fun-filled ride to the heart of the roaring 20s with the Broadway smash hit, Thoroughly Modern Millie!
Image of Revolutions: Records and Rebels
Sat 27 Apr 2019 to Sun 06 Oct 2019
Revolutions: Records and Rebels is an exciting exhibition that explores the explosive years of 1966-1970.
Image of Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF)
Thu 01 Aug 2019 to Sun 18 Aug 2019
MIFF is a film-lover's paradise – see international premieres, red carpet glamour and the best local, national and international cinema.
Image of Come From Away
Wed 03 Jul 2019 to Sun 29 Sep 2019
Don't miss this new Broadway musical that tells the true 9/11 story of thousands of stranded passengers and the Newfoundland town that welcomed them.
Image of Melbourne Fashion Week
Wed 28 Aug 2019 to Thu 05 Sep 2019
Melbourne Fashion Week celebrates the best of Australian fashion with more than 150 events.
Image of The Winter Village at Fed Square
Fri 03 May 2019 to Sun 29 Sep 2019
Check out the euro-style winter wonderland at Fed Square this winter, with ice skating, private igloos, vast dining halls and more!
Image of Our Bodies, Our Voices, Our Marks
Fri 24 May 2019 to Sun 06 Oct 2019
Our Bodies, Our Voices, Our Marks is a suite of exhibitions and experiences exploring the art of tattoo.
Image of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Thu 08 Aug 2019 to Mon 09 Sep 2019
Roald Dahl’s delicious tale, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, is a delectable treat featuring songs from the original film.
Image of Winter Night Market
Wed 05 Jun 2019 to Wed 28 Aug 2019
The Winter Night Market returns to Queen Vic Market to warm up your Wednesdays!
Image of Boomers v USA Basketball
Thu 22 Aug 2019 to Sat 24 Aug 2019
The biggest names in world basketball meet in August when the Australian Boomers host USA Basketball at Marvel Stadium.
Image of White Night Reimagined
Thu 22 Aug 2019 to Sat 24 Aug 2019
Experience Carlton Gardens, Treasury Gardens and Birrarung Marr like never before, as Melbourne transforms to host White Night Reimagined.
Image of Storm Boy
Mon 17 Jun 2019 to Sat 20 Jul 2019
The team behind Jasper Jones return for this exquisite new stage adaptation of the much-loved tale.
Image of Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy
Sat 24 Aug 2019, 7pm – till late
Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy makes its return appearance to Australia for a special one-off show at Melbourne Arena.
Image of Melbourne Writers Festival
Fri 30 Aug 2019 to Sun 08 Sep 2019
The Melbourne Writers Festival brings the City of Literature to life for a 10-day celebration of talks, oration, music, immersive art and performance.
Image of Boho Luxe Market and Glamping Festival
Fri 30 Aug 2019 to Sun 01 Sep 2019
Experience an incredible weekend filled with glamping tents, kombis, music, art, fashion, jewellery, food, wine and kids entertainment.
Image of The Australian Burlesque Festival
Thu 26 Sep 2019 to Sat 28 Sep 2019
The Australian Burlesque Festival celebrates ten years with three huge shows in Melbourne!
Image of Melbourne Esports Open
Sat 31 Aug 2019 to Sun 01 Sep 2019
Get involved in the Melbourne Esports Open (MEO), the biggest festival of esports in Australasia.
Image of Melbourne International Arts Festival
Wed 02 Oct 2019 to Sun 20 Oct 2019
The 2019 Melbourne International Arts Festival will provoke and inspire with an exciting program of events from 2-20 October 2019.
Image of Ragtime
Sat 02 Nov 2019 to Sun 10 Nov 2019
See a musical about a new century, the golden age, and an effervescent era of optimism when anything seemed possible and prospects seemed boundless.
Image of Steve Martin and Martin Short
Fri 15 Nov 2019, 8pm – 10pm
Steve Martin and Martin Short bring their critically acclaimed comedy Now You See Them, Soon You Won’t for the first time to Australia.
Image of ICC Men's T20 World Cup Final
Sun 15 Nov 2020, all day
The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup will feature premium matches in Melbourne that includes hosts Australia taking on New Zealand on a Friday night.
Image of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Wed 16 Jan 2019 to Sun 17 May 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 ICC Women's T20 World Cup Final
Sun 08 Mar 2020, all day
Head to the MCG on International Women's Day, when Melbourne will see a series of blockbuster matches for the ICC Women's T20 World Cup in 2020.
Image of Cirque du Soleil's Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities
Thu 12 Mar 2020 to Sun 29 Mar 2020
Cirque du Soleil's brand new show, Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities is set to tour Melbourne from March 2020 under the new grey and white Big Top.
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.
Image of Billy Elliot the Musical
Thu 20 Feb 2020 to Sat 30 May 2020
Be inspired. Be electrified. Billy Elliot the Musical is coming to Melbourne's Regent Theatre!

 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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