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.


Melbourne Craft Fair

Enjoy a contemporary craft fair at Queen Victoria Market.


Makers Market at The District

This outdoor undercover family-friendly market at Docklands features craft, gifts, fashion and food.


Arts Centre Melbourne Sunday Market

Discover handcrafted treasures made by local artisans.

Pétanque Social

Celebrate the best of Melbourne this summer on the Crown Riverwalk.

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.

Melbourne's best rooftop bars

Schedule in a summer sesh at QT rooftop, Good Heavens, Fable, Transit and more.

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Melbourne’s most unmissable moments

Melbourne’s most unmissable moments are yours to explore.

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An annual free festival held along the banks of the Yarra River.

Melbourne’s best pools

Pack your togs and cool off at these urban oases.

Tyama: A Multisensory Experience of Nature

Discover senses beyond human perception, alongside the animals that use them.

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Christmas in the city

See the city light up with dazzling displays, festive events and activities for the whole family.

The best things to do in Melbourne with kids under 5

Toddler-friendly activities for a day out in Melbourne that you'll enjoy too.

School holidays

Entertain the whole family over the school holidays with these kid-friendly events and activities.

The ultimate guide to Moomba

Everything to see and do at Moomba.