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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 MARVEL Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N
Thu 15 Mar 2018 to Sat 30 Jun 2018
Delve into the history, science, engineering, genetics, technology and profiles of Captain America, Hulk, Thor and Iron Man and more.
Image of Brickman Awesome Lego Exhibition
Wed 21 Mar 2018 to Sun 29 Apr 2018
Brickman Awesome marks Ryan 'The Brickman' McNaught's third exhibition made entirely from Lego.
Image of Vikings: Beyond the Legend
Fri 23 Mar 2018 to Sun 26 Aug 2018
Vikings: Beyond the Legend brings the rich, often-misunderstood culture of Vikings to life, debunking stereotypes and providing fascinating insights.
Image of Wonderland
Thu 05 Apr 2018 to Sun 07 Oct 2018
Wonderland celebrates the screen history of Lewis Carroll's timeless stories.
Image of AFL Sunday Funday
Sun 08 Apr 2018 to Sun 26 Aug 2018
Sunday Funday returns with a bang in 2018 where kids general admission to the MCG and Etihad Stadium will once again be free on Sundays.
Image of Anzac Day
Wed 25 Apr 2018, all day
Everyone is welcome to join the state Anzac Day service at the Shrine of Remembrance.
Image of Netball: Melbourne Vixens v Collingwood Magpies
Sat 28 Apr 2018, 3pm – 4:30pm
The 2018 Suncorp Super Netball season is here, and if last year is anything to go by, it is going to be thrilling!
Image of The Food Truck Festival Melbourne
Wed 02 May 2018 to Sun 06 May 2018
The masterminds behind The Food Truck Park are throwing the biggest food truck festival Melbourne has ever seen, and you won't want to miss it!
Image of Human Rights Arts and Film Festival
Thu 03 May 2018 to Thu 17 May 2018
An entertaining and innovative festival that seeks to inform, engage, inspire and drive conversation on human rights issues.
Image of Next Wave Festival
Thu 03 May 2018 to Sun 20 May 2018
Next Wave Festival is Australia's premier biennial event dedicated to the new generation of Australian art.
Image of Stomp
Tue 01 May 2018 to Sun 06 May 2018
Following previously sold-out seasons, Stomp is back and better than ever.
Image of Dog Lovers Show
Fri 04 May 2018 to Sun 06 May 2018
The 2018 Dog Lovers Show will once again celebrate our canine friends like no other event in Australia.
Image of Good Beer Week
Fri 11 May 2018 to Sun 20 May 2018
The eighth annual Good Beer Week features guests from around the world, big name chefs, masterclasses, sublime degustations, live music and more.
Image of Melbourne Knowledge Week
Mon 07 May 2018 to Sun 13 May 2018
Join our city's innovators, creators and problem-solvers and help shape the Melbourne of tomorrow.
Image of The Wizard of Oz
Sat 12 May 2018 to Sun 15 Jul 2018
Click your heels together and join Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, Dorothy and her little dog Toto, as they journey through the magical land of Oz.
Image of Mother's Day Classic
Sun 13 May 2018, 6:30am – noon
The Mother's Day Classic is an annual fun run and walk to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer research.
Image of Law Week
Mon 14 May 2018 to Sun 20 May 2018
Law Week is back bigger and better in 2018, with events that make learning about the law easy.
Image of Priscilla – Queen of the Desert
Sun 21 Jan 2018 to Sat 05 May 2018
Get ready to shake your groove thing as Australia's most successful homegrown musical rocks into Melbourne.
Image of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
Fri 16 Feb 2018 to Sun 24 Jun 2018
Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was an ordinary girl with extraordinary talent.
Image of Good Food and Wine Show
Fri 01 Jun 2018 to Sun 03 Jun 2018
Enjoy a fun day out with friends discovering new foods, new wines and latest products at the Good Food and Wine Show.
Image of MindBodySpirit Festival
Fri 08 Jun 2018 to Mon 11 Jun 2018
Enjoy inspirational seminars, pampering, meditation, psychic readings and more at Australia's largest health, wellbeing and natural therapies event.
Image of St Petersburg Ballet Theatre - Swan Lake
Wed 20 Jun 2018 to Thu 28 Jun 2018
The prestigious Russian ballet company presents a truly enchanting production of the classic tale, Swan Lake.
Image of Swan Lake on Ice
Tue 03 Jul 2018 to Sun 08 Jul 2018
See world-class ice skating in the intimacy of the theatre as The Imperial Ice Stars present Swan Lake on Ice.
Image of Mamma Mia! The Musical
Tue 10 Jul 2018 to Sun 02 Sep 2018
Set on a Greek island and inspired by the story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs, Mamma Mia! The Musical delights audiences of all ages.
Image of Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show
Fri 13 Jul 2018 to Sun 12 Aug 2018
Get ready for a night of fun, frolics and frivolity in this thrilling production of Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show.
Image of Irish Celtic
Tue 31 Jul 2018 to Sun 05 Aug 2018
An unforgettable night of music, storytelling and dance
Image of Madiba the Musical
Wed 03 Oct 2018 to Sun 21 Oct 2018
Madiba the Musical is a powerful and inspiring celebration of the visionary South African leader, Nelson Mandela.
Image of Field of Women
Sun 12 Aug 2018, 11am – 3pm
Be a part of Australia's biggest stand against breast cancer at Breast Cancer Network Australia's Field of Women at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Image of School of Rock – The Musical
Wed 31 Oct 2018 to Sun 25 Nov 2018
Andrew Lloyd Webber, the man who brought rock and romance to Broadway, is back with a new heart-stirring hit, School of Rock.
Image of Equitana Melbourne
Thu 15 Nov 2018 to Sun 18 Nov 2018
Australia's equine spectacular showcases four days of entertainment, education, elite competition and shopping.
Image of Carnivores' Trail
Tue 19 Dec 2017 to Mon 31 Dec 2018
Visit Melbourne Zoo's Carnivores' Trail exhibit to see some of the world's most powerful predators like never before.
Image of Australian Music Vault
Tue 19 Dec 2017 to Mon 31 Dec 2018
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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