Find Melbourne’s biggest winter events. Escape the chill at all-day exhibitions and head to huge gigs and blockbuster theatre after dark. Here’s every upcoming event up that you can’t miss. 

3 Jun - 5 Jun

Shop the City: Winter Weekend

Shop exclusive offers and discounts at the city’s iconic malls, centres and laneways.

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.

20 May - 17 Jul

Cinderella

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

10 Jun - 9 Oct

The Picasso Century

NGV's world-premiere Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition.

Melbourne's best after dark activities

Discover Melbourne’s top nocturnal activities, from moonlight kayaking to game nights.

16 Mar - 18 Sep

Hamilton

The award-winning musical has arrived in Melbourne.

Melbourne's essential night-time events

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

The ultimate theatre guide to Melbourne

What's on in Melbourne's theatres, clubs, cabaret bars and comedy spots.

Melbourne's best blockbuster events

The best major events on in Melbourne this year.

1 Nov - 30 Jun

THE LUME Melbourne

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

5 Jun - 17 Jul

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Vanity, nihilism and sensuality collide. Oscar Wilde’s classic, reimagined for the 21st century.

1 Jun - 19 Jun

The Wilds

Let your imagination flourish in this moonlit forest of stimulation.

1 Jun - 19 Jun

The Lighthouse

RISING's intimate glasshouse bistro championing the interconnected ecosystems that sustain us.

10 Jul - 14 Aug

9 to 5 The Musical

Set the alarm for a great night out at Dolly Parton's joyous smash hit musical 9 to 5!

14 Oct - 23 Oct

Melbourne International Jazz Festival

Showcasing the best of international and local jazz culture.

17 Jun - 25 Jun

The Australian Ballet: Harlequinade

A long-lost comedy from the creator of Swan Lake.

6 Dec - 28 Aug

NGV Architecture Commission: Pond[er]

An outdoor installation, complete with a pink pond.

What's free in Melbourne this month

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

The ultimate guide to Melbourne's best markets

The best weekend markets, foodie markets, book markets and more.

The best free and cheap events for families

Find family-friendly fun and free events in Melbourne.

The best new hotels in Melbourne

You don't need to be from out-of-town to enjoy these luxury city escapes.

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.

11 Feb - 1 Jan

The Story of the Moving Image

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

24 Apr - 18 Dec

Arts Centre Melbourne Sunday Market

Discover handcrafted treasures made by local artisans.

14 Nov - 26 Jun

Docklands Community Market

A food and craft market held twice a month.

Melbourne Book Market

Melbourne Book Market is a curated collection of more than 5,000 new and pre-loved titles.

20 Aug - 17 Sep

Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Moulin Rouge! The Musical returns to Melbourne in 2023.

27 Sep - 30 Sep

Melbourne International Coffee Expo

Asia Pacific's largest dedicated coffee event returns in 2022.

10 Nov - 13 Nov

EQUITANA Melbourne

The biggest all-encompassing equestrian event in the southern hemisphere returns in 2022.

6 Aug - 7 Aug

Drag Expo

The world’s biggest and best drag queens are coming to Melbourne.

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