Wander galleries after hours and catch intimate gigs in basement bars. Watch blockbuster musicals in grand theatres and take the whole family to big games and free festivals. Melbourne’s most unmissable moments are yours to explore, only in the city.
Melbourne Royal Show
Get up close to animals, enjoy tantalising tastes, see world-class entertainment and much more.
Melbourne Fringe Festival
Melbourne Fringe Festival is Victoria's largest independent arts festival.
THE LUME Melbourne
Immerse yourself in Connection – breathtaking stories through First Nations art and music.
Celebrate and experience the collective power of Goddess after dark.
NGV Friday Nights
NGV Friday Nights returns with a kaleidoscope of colour this winter.
Melbourne's essential night-time events
From hidden laneway markets to winter wonderlands, Melbourne gets lit once the lights go out.
The best free festivals in Melbourne
The best free festivals you need to visit in Melbourne this year
Grease the Musical
Grease returns to the Australian stage in a new, multi-million dollar live production.
Mamma Mia! The Musical
The smash hit phenomenon returns for an ultimate night of music, love, laughter and friendship.
Arts and icons
Goddess: Power, Glamour, Rebellion
An exhibition of on and off screen trailblazers, nonconformists, rebels, agitators and instigators.
Pierre Bonnard: Designed by India Madhavi
Presenting the iridescent paintings of Bonnard with immersive scenography by India Mahdavi.
Nocturnal: Museum After Dark
Step into a world of wonder at an after-hours Melbourne Museum experience just for adults.
Only in the City
Melbourne’s most unmissable moments are yours to explore, only in the city.
Stumble across coffee windows, gather over the grill at Korean BBQ and dine at foodie pop-ups.