Melbourne events keep getting hotter. Add these pop-ups, parties and free festivals to your diary.

Free events

10 Mar - 21 Aug

Queer

Queer shines a light on the NGV Collection to examine the queer stories that artworks can tell.

4 Aug - 10 Aug

Bourke Street Mall Busking

Meet Melbourne's marvellous musicians and more in the iconic Bourke Street Mall busking spots.

6 Dec - 28 Aug

NGV Architecture Commission: Pond[er]

An outdoor installation, complete with a pink pond.

Flash Forward

Explore 40 city laneways that have been transformed by over 80 creatives.

13 Jan - 22 Dec

Tai Chi at Docklands

Enjoy a morning class of tai chi and qigong, the perfect mind and body exercise.

Family-friendly fun

12 Jul - 6 Nov

Imaginaria

An interactive dreamlike landscape where imagination meets futuristic play.

Children's Gallery Melbourne Museum

This is a wondrous place for young children to explore, play and learn.

7 Jan - 23 Dec

Melbourne Magic Show

Enjoy a theatrical magic experience like no other.

Melbourne Museum

Explore history, culture, science, and nature at this popular Melbourne attraction.

Unmissable experiences to book right now

16 Mar - 2 Oct

Hamilton

The award-winning musical has arrived in Melbourne.

1 Nov - 1 Oct

THE LUME Melbourne

Immerse yourself in the work of Van Gogh at Australia's digital art gallery.

10 Jun - 7 Oct

NGV Friday Nights

NGV Friday Nights returns with local music, outdoor dining, food and bespoke bars.

Melbourne's must-see exhibitions

From interactive installations to pop-up art galleries, these exhibitions can't be missed.

Melbourne's best blockbuster events

The best major events on in Melbourne this year.

Where to eat this week

Yarra Botanica

Yarra Botanica is a floating bar and eatery on the Yarra River, celebrating Victorian producers.

Paik's Noodle

Straight out of Seoul, Paik's is famed for its delectable and comforting Korean noodle dishes.

Pomelo Rooftop Bar

Pomelo is a fun-loving, sun drenched rooftop bar named after the grand-daddy of citrus, the Pomelo.

Tippy-Tay

A colourful new Italian restaurant comes to the Garden State Hotel.

Coming soon

16 Jun - 13 Nov

Light: Works from Tate’s Collection

Illuminates centuries of artistic practice and artists who harness light in their works.

Last updated on Tue 12 Apr 2022

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What's free in Melbourne this month

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

17 Jun - 12 Nov

Light: Late Night Access

Experience ACMI’s Winter Masterpieces exhibition Light: Works from the Tate Collection after hours.

The best free and cheap family activities

Find family-friendly fun and free events in Melbourne.

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19 May - 22 Dec

Improvised Comedy: Harold Night

Completely unscripted comedy performed by talented actors.

1 Sep - 2 Oct

Wisdom and Light

Immerse yourself in a transcendent digital art experience at Golden Square Rooftop.

Melbourne's essential night-time events

From hidden laneway markets to winter wonderlands, Melbourne gets lit once the lights go out.

10 Jun - 9 Oct

The Picasso Century

NGV's world-premiere Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition.