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Summer events

Summer events
Look no further than this list for great summer events. With outdoor cinemas, festivals, major events, sports and more - there’s something for everyone.​​​​​​​​​​​​
Image of Street Food Heads to The District Docklands
Fri 17 Nov 2017 to Fri 23 Feb 2018
Pack your appetite because the Food Truck Park summer residency is launching at The District Docklands.
Image of Blender Artist Market – Docklands
Fri 17 Nov 2017 to Fri 30 Mar 2018
Welcome to the new Blender Artist Market, re-opened in its bigger, better and badder location at 'The District' in Docklands.
Image of Moonlight Cinema
Fri 01 Dec 2017 to Sun 01 Apr 2018
Moonlight Cinema is Australia's favourite open-air cinema, screening films on the Central Lawn in the Royal Botanic Gardens throughout summer.
Image of Melbourne Gin Company Summer G&T Bar
Fri 01 Dec 2017 to Fri 23 Feb 2018
Inspired by the Italian aperitivo concept, The Melbourne Gin Company converts Patricia Coffee Brewers into a bar dedicated to gin and tonic.
Image of Summer Garden Pop-Up Bar
Fri 01 Dec 2017 to Wed 28 Feb 2018
Celebrate the sunshine this summer with an exquisite backdrop of the Yarra River and city skylines at Summer Garden Pop-Up Bar.
Image of Rooftop Cinema
Climb the flights of stairs to Rooftop Cinema and you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking views of the city. In summer months, the outdoor rooftop cinema plays a range of art-house, classic and new release films, in this unique urban environment.
Image of The Koorie Art Show
Sat 09 Dec 2017 to Sun 25 Feb 2018
The Koorie Art Show is an annual event showcasing the diverse talent of Victoria's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.
Image of  South Wharf Pop-Up Cinema
Wed 03 Jan 2018 to Wed 28 Feb 2018
Grab your friends and family and head down to South Wharf this summer for a riverside pop-up cinema.
Image of You Really Got Me! Bedroom Karaoke
Mon 08 Jan 2018 to Sun 28 Jan 2018
Enter the realms of teenage fandom from the British 'youthquake' era and beyond.
Image of Dialogue in the Dark
Dialogue in the Dark is an experience in total darkness through which, led by blind guides, you will learn to interact and communicate by relying on other senses.
Image of Arboria
Sat 06 Jan 2018 to Sun 28 Jan 2018
Visit Fed Square this January to see Arboria, a monumental, walk-in sculpture with a 10m-high grand dome at its centre.
Image of Arbory Afloat
Thu 04 Jan 2018 to Mon 26 Feb 2018
Spritz up your summer at this floating bar, bobbing on the edge of the Yarra and surrounded by Melbourne icons.
Image of Sunday at the Baths
Sun 12 Nov 2017 to Sun 25 Feb 2018
This summer, Carlton Baths will host live music and other fun activities to keep you entertained and cool during the hottest time of the year.
Image of Australian Open 2018
Mon 15 Jan 2018 to Sun 28 Jan 2018
The biggest sporting and entertainment event on this summer's social calendar is the Australian Open 2018. Grab a ticket and get courtside!
Image of AO Live Stage
Mon 15 Jan 2018 to Sun 28 Jan 2018
AO Live Stage is one of Melbourne’s hottest parties, with 15 days of consecutive music.
Image of La Mama Midsumma Festival Hub
Fri 19 Jan 2018 to Sat 03 Feb 2018
As one of five Midsumma Festival Hubs, La Mama is having a party with DJs and musicians on Friday and Saturday nights during the festival.
Image of North Melbourne Recreation Centre (aquatic facilities)
The North Melbourne Recreation Centre (NMRC) aquatic facilities are located next to NMRC’s gym and stadium complex. Swim laps in the eight-lane, 25-metre outdoor heated pool or join a swimming program to improve your stroke.
Image of NGV Triennial EXTRA
Fri 19 Jan 2018 to Sun 28 Jan 2018
NGV Triennial EXTRA is a 10-day festival of food, bars, live music and dance to go along with the art and design on display in NGV Triennial.
Image of Melbourne Bridal and Honeymoon Expo
Sun 21 Jan 2018, 9am – 4pm
Planning your wedding will be a lot easier after you've been to this Melbourne Bridal and Honeymoon Expo.
Image of Summer Rowing Camp
Mon 22 Jan 2018 to Fri 26 Jan 2018
The Melbourne University Boat Club summer camp provides an introduction to rowing with a team of top level international coaches.
Image of Zoo Twilights
Fri 26 Jan 2018 to Sat 10 Mar 2018
Twilights has become a summer calendar staple, serving as the ultimate destination for music (and animal) lovers every year for the past 22 years.
Image of Balit Narrun - Share the Spirit Festival
Fri 26 Jan 2018, 1pm – 5pm
Balit Narrun - Share the Spirit Festival is an annual outdoor concert that centres around music by indigenous artists.
Image of Park Cinema
Fri 26 Jan 2018 to Fri 02 Mar 2018
This summer enjoy free screenings of family-friendly, cult classic films under the stars at Victoria Harbour, Docklands.
Image of Australia Day
Fri 26 Jan 2018, 10:30am – 9:30pm
This Australia Day there are a range of free family-friendly events in Melbourne’s CBD to entertain all audiences.
Image of Australia Day Riverside on the Lawn
Fri 26 Jan 2018, noon – 10pm
Celebrate Australia Day the Australian way on the Common Man Lawn.
Image of Australia Day Eve Pool Party
Thu 25 Jan 2018, 6pm – 11pm
Dress in your Aussie colours and head to the North Melbourne pool for a night of family fun.
Image of Chardonnay Masterclass
Fri 26 Jan 2018, 10:45am – 11:45am
Enjoy a Chardonnay Masterclass with Bohemian Wine Bar’s head sommelier Gavin Wraith.
Image of The Monster
Fri 26 Jan 2018 to Sun 28 Jan 2018
The Monster is the ultimate bouncy castle experience for adults – run, bounce and dance your way around 30 obstacles, and enjoy food, drink and music.
Image of Melbourne Victory vs Sydney FC
Fri 26 Jan 2018, 7:50pm – 9:45pm
Melbourne Victory hosts Sydney FC at AAMI Park on Australia Day in a huge re-match of last season's Hyundai A-League Grand Final.
Image of Cut Copy at Zoo Twilights
Sat 27 Jan 2018, 5:30pm – 10pm
At Zoo Twilights enjoy music from Cut Copy.
Image of Foo Fighters
Tue 30 Jan 2018, 6pm – 11pm
Foo Fighters return to rock stadiums, joined on stage by special guests Weezer and a local support.
Image of Riot
Wed 31 Jan 2018 to Fri 09 Feb 2018
A disorderly cocktail of party and politics, and a love-letter of hope to the future, Riot is a thrilling, uplifting and unforgettable night out.
Image of Sustainable Living Festival
Thu 01 Feb 2018 to Wed 28 Feb 2018
The Sustainable Living Festival raises awareness and provides tools for change by showcasing leading environmental solutions.
Image of Sunnyboys at Zoo Twilights
Fri 02 Feb 2018, 5:30pm – 10pm
At Zoo Twilights enjoy music from Sunnyboys supported by Painters and Dockers.
Image of Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert
Fri 02 Feb 2018 to Sat 03 Feb 2018
The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra performs the Australian premiere of Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert.
Image of Tet Lunar New Year Festival
Sat 03 Feb 2018 to Sun 04 Feb 2018
Celebrate the Lunar New Year Festival with two days of rides, exhibits, food stalls and live performances at the Melbourne Showgrounds.
Image of Summer Cinema 2018
Sat 03 Feb 2018 to Sat 03 Mar 2018
Enjoy classic Greek movies in the leafy courtyard of the Hellenic Museum
Image of Yak Ales BBQ Festival
Sat 03 Feb 2018 to Sun 04 Feb 2018
The Yak Ales Barbecue Festival is back and bigger than ever, featuring barbecue cooking, butchery demos, a cook-off, kids'zone and live music.
Image of Super Bowl Live Party
Mon 05 Feb 2018, 6:30am – noon
Watch the Super Bowl live with a choice of themed breakfasts with Brooklyn lager or Mimosa from 6.30am until full time.
Image of Pause Fest
Wed 07 Feb 2018 to Fri 09 Feb 2018
Pause is Australia's premier creative, tech and business event. A catalyst for change, a uniter of all industries, and a platform for the future.
Image of Movies Under the Stars
Thu 08 Feb 2018 to Sat 10 Feb 2018
This summer, watch a free movie under the stars at Yarra's Edge by Mirvac.
Image of Sustainable Living Festival - Big Weekend
Fri 09 Feb 2018 to Sun 11 Feb 2018
The Sustainable Living Festival's Big Weekend is three days of workshops, talks and performances, centred around Fed Square and Birrarung Marr.
Image of The Preatures at Zoo Twilights
Fri 09 Feb 2018, 5:30pm – 10pm
At Zoo Twilights 2018 enjoy music from The Preatures supported by Ali Barter.
Image of MSO Sidney Myer Free Concerts
Wed 07 Feb 2018 to Wed 14 Feb 2018
The Sidney Myer Free Concerts are the perfect soundtrack to summer in the city at one of Melbourne's most iconic outdoor venues.
Image of Summer Courtyard: A-sides & B-sides
Fri 09 Feb 2018 to Fri 23 Feb 2018
This summer the Immigration Museum Courtyard will have a two-part series dedicated to all the Brit tunes we know and love.
Image of Gillette T20 INTL - Australia v England
Sat 10 Feb 2018, 7:20pm – 10:30pm
Be a part of the cricketing fun and excitement of the final Gillette T20 INTL match between Australia and England at the MCG.
Image of Melbourne Storm Family Day
Sat 03 Feb 2018, 10am – 5pm
A fun day for all the family, with activities for the kids, Melbourne Storm cheerleaders, Storm Man, food trucks, giveaways and special guests.
Image of 31st Lonsdale St Greek Festival
Sat 10 Feb 2018 to Sun 11 Feb 2018
The 31st Lonsdale St Greek Festival will take over the city's historic Greek Precinct with entertainment, pop-up bars, street food and more.
Image of Nordic Gin Experience and Cocktail Class
Sat 10 Feb 2018 to Sat 10 Mar 2018
Come along to this interactive workshop, perfect for gin and cocktail lovers alike.
Image of Walker Stalker
Sat 10 Feb 2018 to Sun 11 Feb 2018
After sold-out events in London and across the USA, the world's largest zombie, horror and sci-fi convention is coming to town!
Image of The Great Local Lunch
Sun 11 Feb 2018, 12:30pm – 2:30pm
The Great Local Lunch is a celebration of community, food, farming and gardening in the heart of Melbourne.
Image of Summer by the Dock - Picnic on the Water
Wed 14 Feb 2018, 6pm – 8:30pm
Valentine's Day is the most romantic day of the year, and what better way to spend it than with a nautical picnic on the Yarra?
Image of Chinese New Year Festival 
Sun 18 Feb 2018, all day
Melbourne's 2018 Chinese New Year Festival is a month-long celebration of Chinese culture, culminating in the famous Dragon Parade and CNY countdown.
Image of Year of the Dog Light Show
Thu 15 Feb 2018 to Wed 21 Feb 2018
Celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year, the year of the dog, in a spectacular display of colour at Light House.
Image of Summer by the Dock - Women in Sport
Thu 15 Feb 2018, 6:45pm – 8pm
Meet four of Australia's most esteemed women in sport in an intimate panel discussion hosted by Hightail – one of Docklands' newest hotspots.
Image of World Club Challenge
Fri 16 Feb 2018, 8pm – 9:30pm
The best rugby league team in the world will be crowned right here in Melbourne! See Melbourne Storm take on Leeds Rhinos.
Image of White Night Melbourne
Sat 17 Feb 2018 to Sun 18 Feb 2018
This colourful, all-night celebration of culture and creativity takes over Melbourne CBD's streets, laneways and cultural institutions.
Image of Summer by the Dock - Dragon Boat Paddle and Italian Feast
Wed 21 Feb 2018, 6:15pm – 9:30pm
Dragon Boating is built on teamwork and communication. What better way to build up an appetite?
Image of Summer by the Dock - Melbourne Star's Sparkling Flight
Wed 21 Feb 2018, 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Enjoy a glass of bubbles and a bite as you take in breathtaking sunset views of the city from the iconic Melbourne Star.
Image of Summer by the Dock - Mint-o-Mustard and Naan Bread Making
Wed 21 Feb 2018, 6pm – 8:30pm
Transport yourself to India with a hands-on workshop at Mint-o-Mustard and learn the age-old art of making hand-pulled naan bread.
Image of Summer by the Dock - Create with Blender Studios
Thu 22 Feb 2018, 6pm – 7:30pm
Bring your creativity to light with an interactive street art stencil workshop and enjoy some local food and drink from Billy's District.
Image of Summer by the Dock - A Walk Through with Blender
Thu 22 Feb 2018, 6pm – 8pm
Don't miss this unique opportunity to learn about Melbourne’s vibrant street art culture.
Image of Australian Henley Regatta
Sat 24 Feb 2018, 8am – 4pm
Come and watch rowing crews compete in Australian Henley Rowing Regatta.
Image of Melbourne Japanese Summer Festival
Sun 25 Feb 2018, 11:30am – 5:30pm
The 2018 Melbourne Japanese Summer Festival is a family-friendly event with spectacular cultural demonstrations.
Image of Lankan Fest 2018
Sun 25 Feb 2018, 9am – 7pm
Lankan Fest is an annual extravaganza celebrating the rich culture and heritage of Sri Lanka. A unique experience not to be missed.

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