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. Check individual events and venues for exact opening hours.

Free things to do

20 Mar - 15 May

Queen Vic Market – Mini Market Series

The Mini Market Series offers a range of specialised markets.

11 Feb - 31 Jan

The Story of the Moving Image

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

10 Jan - 27 Jun

Arts Centre Melbourne Sunday Market

Discover wares by local makers and artisans at this weekly market.

15 Jan - 31 Dec

Australian Music Vault

A celebration of Australian contemporary music – past, present and future.

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Family-friendly activities

26 Mar - 30 Apr

The Great HeartKids Ted E Bare Hunt

Find David Strassman's Ted E Bares in locations across the city.

1 Apr - 31 May

Jurassic World by Brickman

An adventure 6 million LEGO® bricks in the making.

1 Apr - 25 Apr

Pixar Putt

The immersive pop-up mini-golf experience returns to Melbourne for a limited season.

11 Jan - 31 Dec

Worlds Immersive at Melbourne Museum

Art and science collide with mesmerising imagery and soundscapes in this 5-minute film.

2 Feb - 23 May


An interactive dreamlike landscape where imagination meets futuristic play.


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

Riverslide Skate Park

The city's biggest skate park, overlooking the Yarra River and Birrarung Marr.


A creative arts centre for children to share unique experiences with professional artists.

Theatre, shows and attractions

25 Feb - 3 Oct

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

The award-winning production playing exclusively in Melbourne.

30 Jan - 2 May

Embla Rooftop Bar and Cinema

Watch a movie after sunset on a Melbourne rooftop.

7 Jan - 25 Apr

Moonlight Cinema

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

4 Jan - 31 Dec

Becoming You: An incomplete Guide

An exhibition of Australian coming-of-age stories.

6 Jan - 30 Apr

Punting on the Lake

Glide between the bays and islands of Ornamental Lake on a guided boat cruise.

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel

Attraction in Docklands providing panoramic views of Melbourne.

What's open for drinking and dining

Heaps of Melbourne's best restaurants are serving the goods all weekend long. Altered hours, menu offerings and public holiday surcharges may apply. Check with individual businesses before you visit.


Serving fresh sustainable lobster from Maine alongside sweet Alaskan king crab and French champagne.


Marameo is a fun, easy-going Italian eatery offering a range of pasta and mains.


Authentic, excellent and premium Naples-style pizza and loads of Italian classics.

Chef David

Chef David fire up the barbecue with their Sichuan BBQ grill menu.

Hemingway's Wine Room

Brasserie and Wine Bar that is inspired by seasonality, with dishes based on European fundamentals


Open flames, hot coals and incredible local produce from Melbourne chef Scott Pickett.

Chancery Lane

Reimagining timeless charm this European style bistro is suited for any occasion.

Il Bacaro Cucina e Bar

A fine dining experience, offering modern Italian cuisine in an intimate and relaxed setting.

Pretzel Melbourne Central

Pretzel aim to spread the doughy joy of freshly-baked pretzels, with tasty toppings of choice.


Spicy, numbing Sichuan, stir-fried to order.

Cafe Lafayette

Specialises in Japanese-inspired brunch dishes to entertain your senses and tickle your fancy.

JiYu Thai Hot Pot

JiYu brings together Thai soup dishes and the modern Chinese hot pot concept.

Taxi Kitchen

Accessible and affordable meals in a light-filled room with great views.

Transport Public Bar

Bustling pub in Federation Square with tasty pub meals and an impressive range of drinks.

Transit Rooftop Bar

Large rooftop bar in Federation Square, with expansive views of the Melbourne skyline.

Gotcha Fresh Tea

Each bubble tea order is made individually, using freshly brewed tea.

The Boatbuilders Yard

A large open space retaining the heritage and charm of Melbourne's maritime precinct.

Riverland Bar

Outdoor waterfront beer garden by the banks of the Yarra River.


Delicious Thai food from a bright and colourful restaurant on the banks of the Yarra.

Butchers Diner

Diner and takeaway joint serving burgers, steaks, and rotating daily specials.

Common Man

The vibe is laid back and their staff friendly and welcoming!

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