26 May - 6 Jun

Golden Square

RISING's spiraling Chinatown art car park, with sculptures, cocktails and moon parades.

6 May - 16 May


Australia’s premier First Nations arts and cultural festival.

26 May - 6 Jun


A festival of art, music, performance and ceremony in the heart of Melbourne. 

15 May - 16 May

Buddha's Day and Multicultural Festival

Celebrate Buddha’s birthday at this free two-day family-friendly festival.

21 Apr - 16 May

Refuge Festival

Come and find refuge in each other.


An annual free festival held along the banks of the Yarra River.

1 Dec - 31 Dec


Melbourne lights up at Christmas with dazzling displays, festive events and activities.

Exploring Melbourne during the comedy festival with Dilruk Jayasinha

One of the most Melbourne comedians in town tells us his favourite city spots.

1 May - 31 May

Australian Cocktail Month

Like cocktails? Love good times? Australian Cocktail Month is coming this May.

What's free and what's open on the long weekend

Everything you need to see and experience during the long weekend.

26 May - 6 Jun

The Wilds

RISING transforms the Sidney Myer Music Bowl into a supernatural forest, complete with ice skating.

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7 May - 31 Dec

A New View

See the workplace reimagined by Melbourne artists.

17 May - 31 Aug

Dream Factory: GMH Design at Fisherman’s Bend 1964-2020

This exhibition celebrates the story of GMH design at the Technical Centre, Fisherman's Bend.

9 Mar - 24 Aug

Objects of My Affection: Stories of Love

An exhibition of objects gathered by William Johnston during his life.

25 Feb - 27 May

Testing Nights

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