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Melbourne's best blockbuster events

The best major events on in Melbourne this year.

4 Aug - 28 Aug

Melbourne International Film Festival

Be part of MIFF’s landmark 70th festival, in cinemas and online.

10 Jun - 7 Oct

NGV Friday Nights

NGV Friday Nights returns with local music, outdoor dining, food and bespoke bars.

12 Aug - 20 Aug

Indian Film Festival of Melbourne

Enjoy the delights of the largest annual celebration of Indian cinema outside India.

10 Sep - 11 Sep

Malaysia Hawker Festival

Enjoy a Malaysian hawker style market, mooncakes and brand new imported durians.

12 Jul - 14 Aug

Moon Girle: A Tra$hy Rhapsody

A sculptural installation exploring ethical ways of reusing broken and unwanted objects.

10 Sep - 11 Sep

Moon Lantern Festival

A two-day event featuring live performances and food.

7 Aug - 9 Oct

Hairspray

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

17 May - 27 Nov

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

The brand-new production can now be enjoyed in one magical afternoon or evening.

10 Jul - 11 Sep

9 to 5 The Musical

Set the alarm for a great night out at Dolly Parton's joyous smash hit musical 9 to 5!

16 Mar - 2 Oct

Hamilton

The award-winning musical has arrived in Melbourne.

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The best wine bars in Melbourne

Find luxurious cheese plates, hidden cocktail bars and cosy date-night spots.

The best Malaysian restaurants in Melbourne

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

The best brunch spots in Melbourne

Find bottomless brunch, Japanese breakfast sets, Sunday brunch spots and more.

5 Aug - 28 Aug

Throwback Lounge Winter Pop-up

Four weekends of 1990s-themed entertainment and snacks.

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.

7 Jan - 23 Dec

Melbourne Magic Show

Enjoy a theatrical magic experience like no other.

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.

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.

26 Aug - 28 Aug

Boho Luxe Market & Glamping Festival and Boho Bride

Enjoy a weekend of stalls, workshops, food, fashion, entertainment and inspiration.

1 Sep - 2 Oct

Wisdom and Light

Immerse yourself in a transcendent digital art experience at Golden Square Rooftop.

8 Sep - 11 Sep

Melbourne Writers Festival

An annual literary festival celebrating books, writers and readers over four days in September.

14 Oct - 23 Oct

Melbourne International Jazz Festival

Showcasing the best of international and local jazz culture.