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The best free and cheap school holiday activities

Find family-friendly fun and free events in Melbourne.

8 Jul - 10 Jul

The Finders Keepers

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

17 Jun - 12 Nov

Light: Late Night Access

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

10 Jul

NAIDOC in the City

Celebrate Melbourne's strong Aboriginal identity.

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.

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!

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What's free in Melbourne this month

Everything to see, do and enjoy in Melbourne for free this month.

The best new cafes and bakeries in Melbourne

The best new spots for brunch, iced coffee, Japanese treats and more.

The best Malaysian restaurants in Melbourne

Warm up with big bowls of curry laksa, char koay teow and nasi lemak.

21 Jun - 9 Oct

Making Art: Imagine Everything is Real

A free exhibition inviting kids and their families to experiment with innovative ways of making art.

25 Jun - 10 Jul

Winter Adventure

During the school holidays, join the search for Mary Monkey and a prize.

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.

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.

24 Jul

Run Melbourne

Walkers and runners can challenge themselves at Run Melbourne this July.

28 Jul - 31 Jul

Open House Melbourne

Enjoy over 200 in-person events, tours and talks for architecture, design and social history lovers.

7 Aug - 2 Oct

Hairspray

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

20 Sep - 24 Sep

Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr Fox

This classic story is brought to life with an ingenious mix of digital animation and live action.