Melbourne's unmissable blockbuster events

Grab the diary – you’ll want to lock in every one of these major events.

1 Apr - 31 May

Jurassic World by Brickman

An adventure 6 million LEGO® bricks in the making.

4 Jun - 3 Oct

French Impressionism from The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

A major exhibition of more than 100 masterworks of French Impressionism.

20 Nov - 31 Dec

Becoming You: An incomplete Guide

An exhibition of Australian coming-of-age stories.

The best free and cheap events for families

We’ve wrapped up the best free and cheap events for school holidays that you just can’t miss.

26 Apr - 2 May

Melbourne Knowledge Week

An annual festival bringing Melbourne together to explore, discuss and spark new ways of thinking.

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The best summer events still happening in March

Markets, pop-up bars, special events and more. March is really just summer: the sequel.

21 May - 23 May

GABS Festival

GABS is a weekend long craft beer and cider festival.

30 Nov - 16 Apr

You Are Cordially Invited: 150 years of Melbourne Town Hall

An exhibition exploring the history of an iconic Melbourne building.

22 Oct - 24 Oct

Melbourne Dog Lovers Show

Featuring over 1000 dogs, 120 breeds, unmissable attractions and exhibitors.

Melbourne's best events making a comeback in 2021

Celebrate as Melbourne’s favourite experiences return in 2021

19 Dec - 18 Apr

NGV Triennial

Experience a large-scale exhibition of international contemporary art, design and architecture.

What's free in Melbourne this month

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

11 Jan - 31 Dec

Worlds Immersive Learning Lab

Art and science collide with mesmerising imagery and soundscapes in this 5-minute film.

2 Feb - 23 May

Imaginaria

An interactive dreamlike landscape where imagination meets futuristic play.

12 Jun - 31 Jan

Treasures of the Natural World

Melbourne Museum's newest exhibition from London's Natural History Museum.

11 Feb - 31 Jan

The Story of the Moving Image

An ongoing exhibition that journeys through the past, present and future of the moving image.

15 Jan - 31 Dec

Australian Music Vault

A celebration of Australian contemporary music – past, present and future.

12 Dec - 30 May

Gung: Create, Make, Do, Love

A stunning new exhibition by Wergaia/Wemba Wemba artist Kelly Koumalatsos.

21 Apr

Artist Talk - Kat Rae

Veteran artist Kat Rae discusses her photography.

15 Apr

Art Forum: Glenda Nicholls

Enjoy the Victorian College of the Arts’ series of free weekly talks.

29 May - 1 Jun

Back to Back Theatre: Small Metal Objects

A shady deal’s going down. It’s happening in full view, but only the audience knows.

15 Apr - 18 Apr

Australasian Quilt Convention

See the best quilts around Australia, amazing international works and learn new techniques.

15 Aug - 31 Jul

75th Anniversary of the End of World War II

Activities, stories and exhibitions reflecting on WWII.

8 Apr - 1 May

The Surrealists Exhibition

Musicians Kim Salmon and Stu Thomas present a joint exhibition of their visual art.

4 Feb - 30 Apr

Satellite: Eight

Pascale Bardos's 'Eight' is now screening at Blindside as part of their Satellite program.

27 Mar - 14 Jun

Yhonnie Scarce: Missile Park

Yhonnie Scarce: Missile Park is a focused survey of the artist’s work with a major new commission.

9 Sep - 11 Sep

Melbourne International Coffee Expo

Asia Pacific's largest dedicated coffee event.

1 May - 2 May

Pregnancy, Babies and Children's Expo

Discover all you need to know for your pregnancy or young child.

3 Jul - 4 Jul

Oz Comic-Con Melbourne

Oz Comic-Con welcomes fans of all ages, interests and pop-obsessions with an immersive experience.

25 Feb - 27 May

Testing Nights

Once a month and for one night only Testing Grounds hosts a free public work-in-development event.

6 Aug - 8 Aug

Drag Expo 2021

The nation's best celebration of everything drag, kitsch and pop-culture is coming to Melbourne.

8 Apr - 1 May

Can You Hear My Voice

An exhibition by artists from India and Pakistan.

8 Jul - 11 Jul

EQUITANA Melbourne

The biggest all-encompassing equestrian event in the southern hemisphere.

9 Apr - 2 May

Yangon Echoes

Tim Webster's photographs record the now-crumbling colonial buildings of Yangon.

6 Apr - 25 Apr

March to Art: Place

March to Art is an exhibition showcasing veteran art in the heart of the city.

23 Nov - 25 Apr

Ivan Durrant: Barrier Draw

An exhibition by photorealist painter, sculptor, filmmaker and writer Ivan Durrant.

26 May - 6 Jun

A Miracle Constantly Repeated, by Patricia Piccinini

Flinders Street Station’s ballroom opens its doors for Australia’s pre-eminent visual artist.

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Street art

Melbourne laneways are filled with street art, stencils, paste-ups and mixed media.

Persona

A billboard-sized outdoor artwork by Aylsa McHugh on the Hero Apartment Building.

Federation Bells

The Federation Bells are a set of 39 brass bells located in Birrarung Marr in central Melbourne.

Fruition

A distinctive artwork by Matthew Harding, at the gateway to Royal Park.