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. 

11 Aug - 9 Oct

THE LUME Melbourne

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

Melbourne's best blockbuster events

The best major events on in Melbourne this year.

The best free festivals you need to visit in Melbourne this year

Discover Melbourne's best free festival line-ups, cultural celebrations and epic street parties.

Melbourne's essential night-time events

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

30 Jul - 19 Nov

Saturday Sessions

Kick into the evening with these monthly Saturday-night sessions at Melbourne Museum.

16 Mar - 18 Dec

Hamilton

The award-winning musical has arrived in Melbourne.

17 Jun - 12 Nov

Light: Late Night Access

Experience ACMI’s Winter Masterpieces exhibition Light: Works from the Tate Collection after hours.

10 Jun - 7 Oct

NGV Friday Nights

NGV Friday Nights returns with local music, outdoor dining, food and bespoke bars.

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.

The ultimate theatre guide to Melbourne

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

14 Oct - 23 Oct

Melbourne International Jazz Festival

Showcasing the best of international and local jazz culture over 10 days this October.

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 family activities

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.

12 Jul - 6 Nov

Imaginaria

An interactive dreamlike landscape where imagination meets futuristic play.

11 Aug - 31 Dec

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.

26 Jun - 11 Dec

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 - 1 Oct

Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Moulin Rouge! The Musical returns to Melbourne in 2023.

10 Nov - 13 Nov

EQUITANA Melbourne

The biggest equestrian event in the southern hemisphere.

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New and unmissable

Melbourne’s best new and unmissable bars, restaurants and unique-to-our-city experiences.

Iconic eats

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