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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 Summer in the city
Indulge your spontaneous spirit in the city. You’re sure to find a new favourite playground among the many bars, markets, festivals and flavours of the city. Find out what’s on this summer.
Image of Moomba Festival
Fri 08 Mar 2019 to Mon 11 Mar 2019
Moomba Festival is back in full swing, with a chock-a-block program of free events for the entire family.
Image of Moomba Parade
Mon 11 Mar 2019, 10:45am – 11:45am
Expect a flurry of colour, dance, music and movement at the Moomba Parade.
Image of Birdman Rally
Sun 10 Mar 2019, 10:45am – 12:30pm
Moomba Festival's iconic Birdman Rally will see brave competitors haul themselves into the Yarra all in the name of charity.
Image of Sunday at the Baths
Sun 13 Jan 2019 to Sun 24 Feb 2019
This summer, Carlton Baths will host live music and other fun activities to keep you entertained and cool during the hottest time of the year.
Image of Summer Night Market
Wed 21 Nov 2018 to Wed 20 Mar 2019
Melbourne’s original and favourite night market returns to the iconic Queen Victoria Market for its biggest summer yet.
Image of Zoo Twilights
Fri 25 Jan 2019 to Sat 09 Mar 2019
Returning to Melbourne Zoo’s lush lawns in January, Zoo Twilights unites music lovers with world-class musicians.
Image of 32nd Lonsdale Street Greek Festival
Sat 23 Feb 2019 to Sun 24 Feb 2019
Don't miss Melbourne’s biggest street party and longest-running Greek festival.
Image of Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival
Fri 01 Mar 2019 to Sun 10 Mar 2019
The Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival is an annual celebration of fashion, arts, ideas and creative endeavour for everyone to enjoy.
Image of Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix
Thu 14 Mar 2019 to Sun 17 Mar 2019
Enjoy the Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2019, hosted at the Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit.
Image of Formula 1 Season Launch
Wed 13 Mar 2019, 3pm – 8:30pm
Hosted by Formula 1, Federation Square will come alive with this free Formula 1 extravaganza, Melbourne's first ever season launch event!
Image of Cultural Diversity Week
Sat 16 Mar 2019 to Sat 23 Mar 2019
Come along and be a part of Victoria's largest celebration of our state's great diversity.
Image of Melbourne Food and Wine Festival
Fri 08 Mar 2019 to Sun 24 Mar 2019
Dine, drink and discover all that's extraordinary about Melbourne and Victoria with 17 days of foodie events accross the state.
Image of Melbourne Int Flower & 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 Dance Massive
Tue 12 Mar 2019 to Sun 24 Mar 2019
Experience Australia's biggest festival of contemporary dance - Dance Massive.
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 Evita
Wed 05 Dec 2018 to Sun 03 Mar 2019
Don't miss the original Broadway and West End production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical, Evita, starring Tina Arena.
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 Macbeth
Fri 21 Dec 2018 to Sat 23 Feb 2019
The Australian Shakespeare Company brings audiences the Bard's greatest drama, in Victoria's greatest garden.
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 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Wed 16 Jan 2019 to Sun 01 Dec 2019
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 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 Mandela My Life: The Official Exhibition
Sat 22 Sep 2018 to Sun 03 Mar 2019
A new world class exhibition on Nelson Mandela’s extraordinary life, curated from the extensive collections of the Nelson Mandela Foundation.
Image of Love
Sat 01 Dec 2018 to Sun 28 Apr 2019
We all have a love story, what's yours?
Image of The Lady in the Van
Sat 02 Feb 2019 to Wed 06 Mar 2019
The Lady in the Van is a mostly true story of the fascinating relationship between the award-winning British writer and his long-term guest.
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, 4pm – 5:30pm
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 Muriel's Wedding - The Musical
Tue 12 Mar 2019 to Sun 19 May 2019
Undateable. Unemployable. Unstoppable. Everybody is talking about Muriel!
Image of Kylie - The Golden Tour
Wed 13 Mar 2019, 6pm – till late
Iconic Australian pop princess Kylie Minogue will bring her Golden Tour to the Myer Music Bowl in March.
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 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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