Discover Melbourne’s best big events, from live music to theatre, and art to experiences. Here’s every iconic Melbourne event you can’t miss.

26 May - 6 Jun

RISING

A festival of art, music, performance and ceremony in the heart of Melbourne. 

26 May - 6 Jun

The Wilds

RISING transforms the Sidney Myer Music Bowl into a supernatural forest, complete with ice skating.

26 May - 30 Jun

A Miracle Constantly Repeated, by Patricia Piccinini

Flinders Street Station’s ballroom opens its doors for Australia’s pre-eminent visual artist.

8 Jan - 30 Apr

Live at the Bowl

Spend summer days and autumn nights revelling in Australia's best acts.

7 Jan - 25 Apr

Moonlight Cinema

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

6 Jan - 30 Apr

Punting on the Lake

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

30 Jan - 2 May

Embla Rooftop Bar and Cinema

Watch a movie after sunset on a Melbourne rooftop.

2 Feb - 23 May

Imaginaria

An interactive dreamlike landscape where imagination meets futuristic play.

23 Mar - 26 Jun

Because the Night

An immersive theatre adventure of epic storytelling.

25 Feb - 3 Oct

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

The award-winning production playing exclusively in Melbourne.

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.

11 Jan - 31 Dec

Worlds Immersive at Melbourne Museum

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

Chancery Lane

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

Farmer's Daughters

A three-storey farm-to-table venue from Alejandro Saravia, celebrating the Gippsland region.

Greta Melbourne

A daytime European food and wine bar, serving coffee, made to order sandwiches and sweets.

Lollo Melbourne

Experience a menu of remixed classics sitting alongside bold innovations.

Curious

Curious pairs bold concoctions with a menu of small bites and sharing plates.

StoryVille

StoryVille bar and nightclub honours the childhood fables and fairytales we all know and love.

GoBoat Melbourne

Be your own captain by renting a picnic boat, with no boat licence required.

THE LUME Melbourne

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

ArtVo

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

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6 May - 16 May

YIRRAMBOI Festival

Australia’s premier First Nations arts and cultural festival.

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