Do summer right with open-air dining, free outdoor festivals, breezy walks and epic pop-ups.
Live at the Bowl
Enjoy a festival of music, dance, community-led and family-friendly events for everyone.
NGV Architecture Commission: Temple of Boom
An outdoor installation in the NGV garden inspired by the The Parthenon.
Summer Night Market
Come along on Wednesday nights for shopping, eating, drinking, live music and sunset vibes.
Moonlight Cinema Melbourne
Don't miss out on cult classics, blockbusters and family favourites under the stars.
Australia’s leading architecture and design event returns to Melbourne.
MSO Free Concert: Carmina Burana
Enjoy a free concert with the MSO and guests performing Prokofiev and Orff.
MSO Free Concert: A Tchaikovsky Spectacular
The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra performs a free concert of Tchaikovsky.
MSO Free Concert: Mosaics – Contemporary Sounds of Melbourne
A free musical concert that celebrates the breadth and diversity of Melbourne.
Makers Market at The District
This outdoor undercover family-friendly market at Docklands features craft, gifts, fashion and food.
Arbory Afloat Balearic Beach Club
Melbourne’s original floating bar is back, inspired by the exotic Balearic Islands.
The ultimate guide to outdoor dining in Melbourne
Here's your guide to outdoor dining, pizzas, antipasto, knock-off drinks, or golden hour cocktail.
Last updated on Fri 20 Jan 2023
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