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Melbourne's best blockbuster events

The best major events on in Melbourne this year.

16 Jun - 13 Nov

Light: Works from Tate’s Collection

Illuminates centuries of artistic practice and artists who harness light in their works.

24 Jun - 7 Aug

Lightscape

Lightscape takes audiences on a journey of light and sound through Melbourne's Botanic Gardens.

1 Jul - 3 Jul

Firelight Festival

Firelight takes over Docklands with fire pits, light shows, pop-up foodie feasts and more.

22 Apr - 10 Jul

Luke Jerram: Gaia

See Luke Jerram’s detailed sculpture of the earth suspended in St Paul's Cathedral.

30 May - 28 Nov

Library Cinema

See contemporary, classic and documentary films on the big screen at Library at The Dock.

25 Jun - 29 Oct

Melbourne Craft Fair

Enjoy a contemporary craft fair at Queen Victoria Market.

5 Jun - 7 Aug

The Picture of Dorian Gray

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

25 Jun - 24 Jul

Replay Festival

Comedy Republic are hitting replay on the comedy hits you missed.

16 Mar - 2 Oct

Hamilton

The award-winning musical has arrived in Melbourne.

20 May - 17 Jul

Cinderella

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

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Jurassic World at Myer Melbourne

Experience Jurassic World at Myer, featuring large scale animatronic dinosaurs and a kids workshop.

29 Jun - 10 Jul

Alice in Wonderland Scavenger Hunt at Fed Square

Search the pop-up library at Fed Square for Alice and her Wonderland friends.

2 Jul - 5 Jul

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

Eric Carle's beloved stories come to life on stage with over 75 magical puppets.

7 Jul - 10 Jul

The Gruffalo

A musical adaptation of the classic picture book, suitable for all ages.

7 Jan - 17 Dec

Queen Vic Market Ultimate Foodie Tour

A fascinating guided walking tour of the city's iconic market.

3 Mar - 31 Dec

Hidden Bars of Melbourne Walking and Drinking Tour

Discover cocktail bars, repurposed venues, shipping container bars and speakeasies.

Hidden Secrets Tours

Indulge and discover the city's hidden charm with Melbourne's original laneway walking tours.

The ultimate guide to walking tours in Melbourne

Guided tours that weave through Melbourne's hidden gems, foodie spots and street art.

10 Jul

NAIDOC in the City

Celebrate Melbourne's strong Aboriginal identity.

8 Jul - 10 Jul

The Finders Keepers

A multi-day market with independent makers, designers, foodies, and a bar.

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!

7 Aug - 2 Oct

Hairspray

The multi award-winning Broadway musical opens at the Regent Theatre in August.