Melbourne for free

10 Jan - 27 Jun

Arts Centre Melbourne Sunday Market

Discover wares by local makers and artisans at this weekly market.

20 Mar - 21 Mar

Fiesta del Sol

Enjoy a pop-up Latin festival in the heart of Melbourne.

12 Nov - 5 Apr

MPavilion

MPavilion is Australia’s leading architecture and design event.

28 Feb - 27 Jun

Makers Market at The District

This dog-friendly market at Docklands features craft, gifts, fashion and food.

23 Jan - 28 Mar

Free Movies at Fed Square

Enjoy classic 80s films screening outdoors on the big screen at Fed Square.

11 Feb - 5 Apr

Melbourne Street Eatz

With weekly rotating trucks, live music and events this is a great day or night out.

8 Jan - 5 Apr

MPavilion Parkade

Revered architecture and design event MPavilion occupies the Parkade car park.

12 Feb - 28 Feb

Lunar New Year at QV Melbourne

Welcome in The Year of the Ox with festive celebrations.

11 Jan - 31 Dec

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

3 Feb - 3 Mar

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.

23 Feb - 28 Feb

The Ecstasy of People Watching – Mark Chu

Mark Chu exhibits 50 paintings in a major new show.

19 Dec - 18 Apr

NGV Triennial

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

19 May - 31 Mar

Afternoon Tea and Talk

A fortnightly online discussion series with authors and writers hosted by Astrid Edwards.

18 Feb - 7 Mar

PHOTO 2021

An international festival of photography across 40 cultural institutions.

30 Nov - 19 Mar

You Are Cordially Invited: 150 years of Melbourne Town Hall

An exhibition exploring the history of an iconic Melbourne building.

15 Dec - 28 Feb

Uptown Art Exhibition

A free art exhibition transforming the top end of Bourke Street.

15 Dec - 14 Mar

Overlapping Magisteria

The ACCA galleries are transformed with major new works by contemporary artists.

26 Feb - 1 Apr

Not-So Silent Outdoor Cinema

A series of striking silent films curated by ACMI, Australia's national museum of screen culture.

20 Jan - 21 Mar

Me and UooUoo: The RCH150 Anniversary Art Trail

One hundred sculptures form walking trails across Melbourne.

30 Apr - 2 May

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.

1 Feb - 28 Feb

National Sustainable Living Festival

Showcasing sustainability and climate thought leaders.

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.

19 Feb - 28 Feb

Lunar Feast Festival at Melbourne Central

Celebrate Lunar New Year with Asian cuisine and culture.

Melbourne's Lunar New Year Festival events

Featuring lion dances, dragon boat racing, delicious street food and weekend pop-ups.

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31 Dec - 1 Jan

New Year's Eve

Say farewell to 2021 and welcome in 2022 as part of New Year's Eve in the city.

5 Mar - 8 Mar

Moomba

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

2 Apr - 18 Apr

School holidays

Entertain the whole family over the school holidays with these kid-friendly events and activities.

6 Mar

Durian Picnic at Flagstaff

The Durian Picnic comes to town with free durian tastings.