Monthly event guide - City of Melbourne
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Monthly event guide

Find fun things to do in Melbourne with our monthly guide to the biggest events, festivals, markets, musicals and more.​ ​​​​​​​​​​

Discover major festivals and events each month from film, music and comedy festivals, to international sporting events, open-air cinemas, night markets and everything in between. Come join us in the cultural capital of Australia.

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Make the most of the long summer days and nights in Melbourne with open-air cinemas, music festivals, Midsumma festival and of course, the Australian Open.
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February is buzzing with live music, celebrations and cultural festivals. Celebrate Chinese New Year with free events happening across the city and pack a picnic for free MSO Sidney Meyer outdoor concerts and the Melbourne Zoo Twilights.
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March is jam packed with world class events including the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix, Virgin Australia Fashion Festival, Moomba, the International Comedy Festival, Flower and Garden Show, and the Melbourne food and wine festival.
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April brings lots of event goodies to the city. Between eating Easter chocolate and leftover hot cross buns, enjoy a show at the Melbourne International Comedy festival or grab a hot drink and a tasty treat midweek at the Queen Victoria Night Market.
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Explore unique and free events in May with Melbourne Knowledge Week, Good Beer Week and the annual Dog Lovers Show.
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Immerse yourself in food, wine, music and culture this month. Discover new sounds at the Melbourne International Jazz Festival or enjoy a culinary adventure at the Good Food and Wine Show.
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Celebrate the best of French culture on Bastille Day, stock up at the autumn/winter Finders Keepers Market and take a peek inside the city's historic buildings for Open House Melbourne.
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Soak up the last month of winter with an array of events. Grab some screen time at the Melbourne International Film Festival and celebrate readers, writers, and thinkers at Melbourne Writers Festival.
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This September, celebrate local designers at Melbourne Fashion Week, attend a performance at the Melbourne Fringe Festival, and find out what's on over the AFL Grand Final weekend as footy fever takes over the city.
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Discover market stalls from makers, designers and artists plus food and entertainment with the return of The Finders Keepers Spring and Summer Market. Catch up with friends at the Victorian Seniors Festival and cheer on the runners taking part in the Mel
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November means warmer weather and an amazing line-up of events including Tastes of Melbourne, the Night Noodle markets in Birrarung Marr, Melbourne Cup Carnival, and Melbourne Music Week.
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See the city transform into a magical wonderland during the annual Christmas festival. Mark your calendars for The Big Design Market at the Royal Exhibition Centre, and warm up your vocal chords for Vision Australia’s Carols by Candlelight.


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