Summer is over for now , but Melbourne's events keep getting hotter. Check out what's on for the rest of the year below.

Melbourne's unmissable blockbuster events

Grab the diary – you’ll want to lock in every one of these major events.

Melbourne's best events making a comeback in 2021

Celebrate as Melbourne’s favourite experiences return in 2021

Melbourne's essential night-time events

From hidden laneway markets to retro roller rinks, Melbourne gets lit once the lights go out.

Melbourne's new winter festival RISING

Get tickets to Melbourne's new winter festival or get FOMO.

1 Apr - 31 May

Jurassic World by Brickman

An adventure 6 million LEGO® bricks in the making.

4 Jun - 3 Oct

French Impressionism from The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

A major exhibition of more than 100 masterworks of French Impressionism.

9 Jun - 19 Sep

Frozen the Musical

Frozen the Musical is sparkling into Melbourne.

8 Jan - 30 Apr

Live at the Bowl

Spend summer days and autumn nights revelling in Australia's best acts.

26 Apr - 2 May

Melbourne Knowledge Week

An annual festival bringing Melbourne together to explore, discuss and spark new ways of thinking.

21 May - 23 May

GABS Festival

GABS is a weekend long craft beer and cider festival.

30 Apr - 2 May

VIDA - Melbourne Latin Festival

A weekend festival of art, culture, food and entertainment from celebrating Latin America.

22 Oct - 24 Oct

Melbourne Dog Lovers Show

Featuring over 1000 dogs, 120 breeds, unmissable attractions and exhibitors.

7 Jan - 25 Apr

Moonlight Cinema

Kick back with a film under the stars at Melbourne’s most spectacular open-air cinema.

19 Apr - 5 May

Midsumma Festival

Australia's premier queer arts and cultural experience festival.

6 May - 16 May

YIRRAMBOI Festival

Australia’s premier First Nations arts and cultural festival.

25 Feb - 3 Oct

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

The award-winning production playing exclusively in Melbourne.

26 May - 6 Jun

RISING

A festival of art, music, performance and ceremony in the heart of Melbourne. 

12 Jun - 31 Jan

Treasures of the Natural World

Melbourne Museum's newest exhibition from London's Natural History Museum.

22 Apr - 24 Apr

Chess the Musical

The hit musical, featuring the music of ABBA, plays the Regent Theatre for one night only.

9 Sep - 11 Sep

Melbourne International Coffee Expo

Asia Pacific's largest dedicated coffee event.

8 Jun - 29 Aug

Magic Mike Live

A thrilling 360-degree live dance and acrobatic spectacular based on the hit movies.

1 Dec - 31 Dec

Christmas

Melbourne lights up at Christmas with dazzling displays, festive events and activities.

31 Dec - 1 Jan

New Year's Eve

Say farewell to 2021 and welcome in 2022 as part of New Year's Eve in the city.

Last updated on Mon 19 Apr 2021

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30 Jan - 2 May

Embla Rooftop Bar and Cinema

Watch a movie after sunset on a Melbourne rooftop.

12 Dec - 14 Jun

Gung: Create, Make, Do, Love

A stunning new exhibition by Wergaia/Wemba Wemba artist Kelly Koumalatsos.

The best free and cheap events for families

We’ve wrapped up the best free and cheap events for school holidays that you just can’t miss.

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What's free in Melbourne this month

Everything to see, do and enjoy in Melbourne for free this month.

26 May - 5 Jun

Seasons in Blak Box

Local First Peoples artist and elders share their experience and knowledge of the landscape.

9 Oct

Melbourne Harmony Festival

Presenting the shared music, art, and culture of the people of the Eastern Mediterranean.

7 May

The Open: Book Launch

Book launch for Lucy Van's debut poetry collection The Open.