While restrictions in Melbourne have eased, some events and businesses may still be impacted. Please check before attending and follow directions from the Victorian Government.
Gone a bit too hard on the wallet lately? These awesome events, pop-ups and exhibitions will let you have a fabulous time without spending a dime.
Melbourne Street Eatz
Bottomless cocktails, rotating food trucks and a breezy waterside location. The return of Melbourne Street Eatz is more than welcome. Swing by their South Wharf spot Wednesday to Sunday until 4 April for a foodie feast. Entry is free.
After two years in hibernation (and a multi-million dollar makeover) ACMI has reopened for film lovers far and wide. The new neon-lit space features vintage video games, interactive displays, wall-to-wall projections and more. Visit the latest exhibit for free then head upstairs to chic Hero diner for a feast.
The stunning new Triennial exhibition has finally opened its doors to Melbourne. Visit to see the big blockbuster pieces among amazing unexpected works by emerging artists. Free, but you must pre-book.
Fed Square outdoor cinema
Perch under billowing sunshades, relax on the new (eco-friendly) astroturf and enjoy Fed Square's summer oasis pop-up. Stay tuned for a packed season of free movies, featuring flicks like The Karate Kid, Labyrinth, The Castle, Red Dog and more. They’re also screening classic silent films, scored live by local artists.
Fiesta del Sol
Melbourne’s beloved cultural foodie festivals are finally making a comeback. This margarita fuelled celebration is one of the first cabs off the rank. Think pop-up bars, live music, DJ sets and dancing. Come hungry for cuisine from Spain, Colombia, Mexico and more. Entry is free.
Melbourne Book Market at Queen Victoria Market
As the weather cools, thoughts turn to snuggling up on the couch with a good book. Stock up at Queen Victoria Market on weekends until 28 March. Choose from thousands of new and pre-loved reads, selected by some of Melbourne’s most experienced booksellers, authors and illustrators.
Makers Market at The District
From jewellery and homewares to artisanal produce, delightful discoveries await on the last Sunday of each month. Grab a coffee from their expert barista then peruse open-air laneways for your next locally made piece. You can even bring your dog - and buy them a gourmet dog treat!
Arts Centre Melbourne Sunday Market
Wander rows of treats and treasures at this beloved Southbank spot. Boasting a mammoth 24 stalls, this is a Melbourne institution on the edge of the CBD. From silk scarves to gourmet goodies, everything is handmade by local artisans.
Me and UooUoo: The RCH150 Anniversary Art Trail
One hundred sculptures form walking trails across Melbourne.
Food Truck Stop
Find Melbourne's best food trucks at the Queen Vic Market on Wednesdays in summer.
IWD Walking Tours
Celebrate International Women's Day with a free walking tour of Melbourne.
Revered architecture and design event MPavilion occupies the Parkade car park.
MPavilion joins forces with Rooftop Cinema to present Topless Cinema.
One-Hour Walking Tour
Rediscover your own city with this free one-hour walking tour.
Free weekly hatha-style yoga classes at the Boyd Community Hub in Southbank.
Queer Book Club
A book club for those who are curious or passionate about queer books.
The ACCA galleries are transformed with major new works by contemporary artists.
You Are Cordially Invited: 150 years of Melbourne Town Hall
An exhibition exploring the history of an iconic Melbourne building.
Iconic laneways and arcades walk
Take a walk through Melbourne’s arcades and laneways.
Last updated on Fri 26 Feb 2021
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Melbourne Harmony Festival
Presenting the shared music, art, and culture of the people of the Eastern Mediterranean.
Adrian Doyle's exhibition reflects the intersection between street art and fine art.
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