What's better than a three-day weekend? That would be a four-day weekend! Take your Easter break to the next level with the city's best comedy shows, exhibits, theatre and more.

When are the Easter long weekend public holidays?

In 2024, Good Friday falls on 29 March and Easter Monday falls on 1 April.

When do the Easter school holidays start?

The Easter school holidays start on Friday 29 March and end on Sunday 14 April 2024.

What’s free on the long weekend

Memo Akten: Distributed Consciousness
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Memo Akten: Distributed Consciousness

A digital work merging human and non-human consciousness – via the AI musings of octopus critters.

The Story of the Moving Image
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The Story of the Moving Image

An ongoing exhibition that journeys through the past, present and future of the moving image.

La Dolce Vita: Italian Light and Life by Anthony Bowles
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La Dolce Vita: Italian Light and Life by Anthony Bowles

An exhibition of watercolours and oils featuring Italian scenes.

The Oracle
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The Oracle

Take part in an ancient tradition, brought to life in a free interactive artwork powered by AI.

Country Road + NGV First Nations Commissions: My Country
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Country Road + NGV First Nations Commissions: My Country

This exhibition showcases the work of First Nations artists from around Australia.

Motley Jazz
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Motley Jazz

See some of Melbourne’s finest jazz musicians at this free event at The Motley Bauhaus.

Some of the best events on during the long weekend

Leonardo Da Vinci
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Leonardo Da Vinci

Explore the life and legacy of the visionary artist, inventor, scientist and philosopher.

The Vaudeville Revue: Cabaret, Comedy and Burlesque
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The Vaudeville Revue: Cabaret, Comedy and Burlesque

Be captivated with over two hours of cabaret, burlesque comedy, sideshow and an array of surprises.

Improvised Comedy: The Remix
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Improvised Comedy: The Remix

Improvised comedy from true stories, sampled and remixed to create comedy gold.

Comedy at the Coopers Inn
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Comedy at the Coopers Inn

A comedy club featuring the best local, interstate and international stand-up comedians.

Comedy at Spleen: Mondays
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Comedy at Spleen: Mondays

Come along to the city's longest-running comedy night.

Improvised Comedy: F#*k This, I Quit
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Improvised Comedy: F#*k This, I Quit

This show uses your work stories to create hilarious inmprovised scenes.

Princes of the Night
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Princes of the Night

Enjoy a captivating male burlesque and cabaret performance.

View of Melbourne from across the Yarra River
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Fresh Friday Comedy

Catch some of Melbourne's best stand-up comedians at Club Voltaire.

Family activities during the long weekend

House Down Under

House Down Under

Australia’s favourite inverted house photo experience brings topsy-turvy fun to Melbourne.

ArtVo

ArtVo

An interactive 3D art gallery with optical illusions that visitors can touch and explore.

SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

Discover thousands of aquatic animals in four enchanting worlds at this top Melbourne attraction.

Venues open all long weekend

Rosso Coffee Experience: Specialty Coffee Roastery & Cafe

Rosso Coffee Experience: Specialty Coffee Roastery & Cafe

A Melbourne haven for coffee aficionados and foodies alike.

Langlands Restaurant and Bar

Langlands Restaurant and Bar

Sweeping views and modern Australian cuisine.

Botanical Hotel

Botanical Hotel

The Botanical Hotel is known for its welcoming atmosphere, fine food and wine store.

Gin Palace

Gin Palace

Late-night cocktail bar specialising in the juniper-based spirit, with a selection of over 330 gins.

Bar Ampere

Bar Ampere

Vermouth, fortified wine, absinth and food until 3am.

Bijou Bottle Store & Bar

Bijou Bottle Store & Bar

A bottle store and bar with a large selection of boutique wine and spirits.

Black Kite Commune

Black Kite Commune

A chic and contemporary cocktail bar.

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