Everything to do outdoors in Melbourne this summer

Take the good times out into the fresh air with alfresco dining, summer events and epic pop-ups.

National Sustainable Living Festival

Showcasing sustainability and climate thought leaders.

Colours of Malaysia Festival

Celebrate the traditions of Malaysia at Queen Vic Market.


Always Live

Enjoy a brand-new Victoria-wide celebration of live contemporary music.

Live at the Bowl

Enjoy a festival of music, dance, community-led and family-friendly events for everyone.

The best free festivals you need to visit in Melbourne this year

Discover Melbourne's best free festival line-ups, cultural celebrations and epic street parties.


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

Where to enjoy a white winter in Melbourne

Embrace the chill with warming treats, pop-ups and events worthy of a Northern Hemisphere winter.

The ultimate guide to RISING

What to see at Melbourne's epic winter festival

The ultimate guide to Flash Forward

Explore Melbourne's iconic laneways and discover stunning new street art.

Pillars of Light Festival

Celebrate Melbourne's diverse social fabric with light, and commemorate the Hanukkah holiday.

Little Korea Christmas Festival

Be transported back to Seoul with the first Little Korea Christmas Festival.


Blender Studios Christmas Lights and Art Festival

The art collective takes over a laneway for a Christmas street party.

Epic events

From all-day art exhibitions to live gigs and blockbuster theatre. Find it all, only in the city.


Monster Fest

Catch a must-see cult movie at Australia's premier genre film festival.

The ultimate guide to Melbourne’s best Christmas events

Seek out Christmas markets, pop-up street parties, festive laneways and more.

The best hidden Christmas events and laneway pop-ups in Melbourne

Find the best laneway street parties, free workshops, pop-up events and novelty singalongs.

The ultimate guide to Melbourne's best Christmas lights and decorations

Where to see stunning Christmas trees, the best Christmas lights and more beautiful decorations.

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Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse

The first major Australian exhibition to explore the work of fashion designer Alexander McQueen.

Billy Blue College of Design: Graduate Exhibition

Graduating design students showcase their work at this annual exhibition.


Dan Moynihan: Out of Interest

An exhibition of sculpture and installation by Melbourne-based artist Dan Moynihan.


Ron Mueck: Mass

Visit Mueck's large-scale installation comprising more than 100 hand-cast skulls.