Lockdown couldn't stop these epic experiences. Make up for lost time and visit the best live shows, art exhibits, free events, pop-up markets and more. We'll keep adding more as new dates are confirmed!
Melbourne Book Market
Melbourne Book Market is a curated collection of more than 5,000 new and pre-loved titles.
Rialto Christmas Creators Market
Get in the festive spirit and shop for gifts by local makers and producers.
Postal Lane Markets
A curation of makers, creators, performers, delicious bites and celebratory sips.
NGV Architecture Commission: Pond[er]
An outdoor installation, complete with a pink pond.
Festivals and exhibitions
A Miracle Constantly Repeated, by Patricia Piccinini
Flinders Street Station’s ballroom opens its doors for Australia’s pre-eminent visual artist.
Treasures of the Natural World
Melbourne Museum's newest exhibition from London's Natural History Museum.
Becoming You: An Incomplete Guide
An exhibition of Australian coming-of-age stories.
Disney: The Magic of Animation
Discover the creativity and innovation of almost 100 years of Disney Animation.
THE LUME Melbourne
Immerse yourself in the work of Van Gogh at Australia's digital art gallery.
Theatre and live music
Outdoor dining pop-ups
Arbory Afloat Turquoise Coast
Melbourne’s largest outdoor floating bar and restaurant reopens this October.
The best outdoor dining pop-ups in Melbourne
Find mini green parklets and laneway-wide takeovers for your next night out.
Last updated on Thu 2 Dec 2021
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