While restrictions in Melbourne have eased, some events and businesses may still be impacted. Please check before attending and follow directions from the Victorian Government.
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Arts Centre Melbourne Sunday Market
Discover wares by local makers and artisans at this weekly market.
Fiesta del Sol
Enjoy a pop-up Latin festival in the heart of Melbourne.
MPavilion is Australia’s leading architecture and design event.
Makers Market at The District
This dog-friendly market at Docklands features craft, gifts, fashion and food.
Free Movies at Fed Square
Enjoy classic 80s films screening outdoors on the big screen at Fed Square.
Melbourne Street Eatz
With weekly rotating trucks, live music and events this is a great day or night out.
Revered architecture and design event MPavilion occupies the Parkade car park.
Lunar New Year at QV Melbourne
Welcome in The Year of the Ox with festive celebrations.
Worlds Immersive Learning Lab
Art and science collide with mesmerising imagery and soundscapes in this 5-minute film.
Melbourne's best events making a comeback in 2021
Celebrate as Melbourne’s favourite experiences return in 2021
Food Truck Stop
Find Melbourne's best food trucks at the Queen Vic Market on Wednesdays in summer.
Walks and itineraries
These walks and itineraries will help you discover Melbourne's best sights and attractions.
The Ecstasy of People Watching – Mark Chu
Mark Chu exhibits 50 paintings in a major new show.
Experience a large-scale exhibition of international contemporary art, design and architecture.
Afternoon Tea and Talk
A fortnightly online discussion series with authors and writers hosted by Astrid Edwards.
An international festival of photography across 40 cultural institutions.
You Are Cordially Invited: 150 years of Melbourne Town Hall
An exhibition exploring the history of an iconic Melbourne building.
Uptown Art Exhibition
A free art exhibition transforming the top end of Bourke Street.
The ACCA galleries are transformed with major new works by contemporary artists.
Not-So Silent Outdoor Cinema
A series of striking silent films curated by ACMI, Australia's national museum of screen culture.
Me and UooUoo: The RCH150 Anniversary Art Trail
One hundred sculptures form walking trails across Melbourne.
VIDA - Melbourne Latin Festival
A weekend festival of art, culture, food and entertainment from celebrating Latin America.
Pop-up and outdoor cinemas in Melbourne
Find the best rooftop cinema, pop-up theatres and free movies.
What's free in Melbourne this month
Everything to see, do and enjoy in Melbourne for free this month.
National Sustainable Living Festival
Showcasing sustainability and climate thought leaders.
The Story of the Moving Image
An ongoing exhibition that journeys through the past, present and future of the moving image.
Lunar Feast Festival at Melbourne Central
Celebrate Lunar New Year with Asian cuisine and culture.
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New Year's Eve
Say farewell to 2021 and welcome in 2022 as part of New Year's Eve in the city.
An annual free festival held along the banks of the Yarra River.
Entertain the whole family over the school holidays with these kid-friendly events and activities.