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.

12 May - 18 May

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.

29 Apr - 31 May

Flash Forward

Explore 40 city laneways that are being transformed by over 80 creatives.

13 Jan - 22 Dec

Tai Chi on the Deck at The Dock

Enjoy a tai chi and qigong class outdoors – it's the perfect mind and body exercise.

Family-friendly fun

1 Apr - 20 May

Peppa Pig's Aquarium Adventure

Join Peppa Pig for an aquarium adventure this school holidays.

Children's Gallery Melbourne Museum

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

7 Jan - 29 Jul

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 - 18 Sep

Hamilton

The award-winning musical has arrived in Melbourne.

1 Nov - 30 Jun

THE LUME Melbourne

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

8 Nov - 12 Jun

A Miracle Constantly Repeated, by Patricia Piccinini

Flinders Street Station’s ballroom opens its doors for Australia’s pre-eminent visual artist.

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

29 Apr - 29 May

Girl From The North Country

An uplifting story of American life in 1934 Minnesota.

20 May - 17 Jul

Cinderella

The Tony Award-winning musical puts a contemporary twist on the classic tale.

1 Jun - 12 Jun

RISING

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

24 Jun - 7 Aug

Lightscape

Lightscape takes audiences on a journey of light and sound through Melbourne's Botanic Gardens.

Last updated on Tue 12 Apr 2022

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1 Jun - 12 Jun

Golden Square

Art, empire, identity and spirituality overlap in Chinatown. Reach the roof and raise a glass.

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1 Jun - 19 Jun

Kaleidoscope

A mesmerising symphony of light, sound and joy, staged in a breathtaking mirror maze.

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27 Apr - 29 Jun

Yoga at the LUME Melbourne

Join Happy Melon Studios for an immersive and multi-sensory yoga experience at THE LUME.