From hidden laneway markets to pop-up ice skating, Melbourne gets lit once the lights go out. Put these events and adventures in your diary for the ultimate night out.
Free night-time fun
Once a month and for one night only Testing Grounds hosts a free public work-in-development event.
Chinatown Melbourne Market
Chinatown Melbourne Night Market is back
An all-day celebration of Blak culture, sprinkling the city with YIRRAMBOI artists.
Find the sky’s stories mirrored by a glowing eel and hundreds of lanterns.
Winter Night Market
Wednesdays in winter at Queen Victoria Market, with food, shopping and entertainment.
After dark events to book right now
Because the Night
An immersive theatre adventure of epic storytelling.
The Winter Village
Discover family-friendly activities, food trucks and bars at this magical winter wonderland.
RISING transforms the Sidney Myer Music Bowl into a supernatural forest, complete with ice skating.
Seasons in Blak Box
Local First Peoples artist and elders share their experience and knowledge of the landscape.
RISING's spiraling Chinatown art car park, with sculptures, cocktails and moon parades.
Moulin Rouge! The Musical
This August, Moulin Rouge! The Musical is coming to Melbourne’s Regent Theatre.
The Wedding Singer
Come join the party at the most joyful, romantic musical in years.
Late night drinking and dining
Australian Cocktail Month
Like cocktails? Love good times? Australian Cocktail Month is coming this May.
Gimlet at Cavendish House
An elegant cocktail bar and dining room from renowned chef Andrew McConnell.
Nick & Nora's Melbourne
A cocktail and champagne bar with a decadent menu that includes oysters and caviar.
Last updated on Wed 5 May 2021
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Explore Melbourne's newest outdoor art exhibition.
Discover an ethereal garden, a-flutter with Fae in a performance work by artist Tré Turner.
The Open: Book Launch
Book launch for Lucy Van's debut poetry collection The Open.
What's open between Christmas and New Year's Eve in Melbourne
If you’re in Melbourne after Christmas Day, there’s heaps of fun to be had.