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What's free in Melbourne this month

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

10 Jan - 27 Jun

Arts Centre Melbourne Sunday Market

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

28 Feb - 27 Jun

Makers Market at The District

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

13 May - 29 Aug

The Winter Village

Discover family-friendly activities, food trucks and bars at this magical winter wonderland.

14 Mar - 26 Sep

Docklands Community Craft and Farmers Market

Enjoy a food and craft market on the second and fourth Sunday of the month.

14 May - 4 Jun

FOMO freebies

Catch instant freebies popping up across the city on FOMO Fridays.

14 May - 4 Jun

FOMO Fridays at Collins Square

Enjoy giveaways, food tastings, interactive workshops and trivia on FOMO Fridays.

21 May - 4 Jun

FOMO Fridays at Melbourne Central

Enjoy tunes, competitions, giveaways and free parking when you spend $30.

2 Jun - 25 Aug

Winter Night Market

Wednesdays in winter at Queen Victoria Market, with food, shopping and entertainment.

6 May - 16 May

YIRRAMBOI Festival

Australia’s premier First Nations arts and cultural festival.

26 May - 6 Jun

Wandering Stars

Find the sky’s stories mirrored by a glowing eel and hundreds of lanterns.

26 May - 6 Jun

RISING

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

14 May - 4 Jun

FOMO Fridays at QV Melbourne

Win prizes, get a cosmic reading and enjoy uplifting affirmations on FOMO Fridays.

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.

12 Mar - 6 Feb

Big Weather

Big Weather is an exhibition that recognises Indigenous cultural knowledge of weather systems.

15 Jan - 31 Dec

Australian Music Vault

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

8 May

BARRING YANABUL

An all-day celebration of Blak culture, sprinkling the city with YIRRAMBOI artists.

19 Nov - 1 May

Bark Ladies

An exhibition that celebrates the NGV’s extraordinary collection of work by Yolngu women artists.

13 May - 14 May

Aîkugûabeté

See Brazil through Amazonas eyes.

26 Mar - 29 Oct

Society of Women Writers Victoria

Sharpen your writing skills and meet other writers in these workshops.

22 Feb - 22 Nov

Queer Book Club

A book club for those who are curious or passionate about queer books.

8 May

City CX

CX is a boisterous cyclocross event, the likes of which have never been seen before in Melbourne.

13 Mar - 27 Jun

Discover Degraves St on Your City Saturday

A community celebration of Melbourne’s iconic laneway.

15 Aug - 31 Jul

75th Anniversary of the End of World War II

Activities, stories and exhibitions reflecting on WWII.

8 May

Milk in the Pandemic

A photography exhibition of Melbourne during the three lockdowns.

11 May

The Popes and the Jews: A Lecture by Paul Forgasz

Events leading to the shift in Jewish-Christian relations in 1965.

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.

20 May

Free Legal Information - Deakin Law Clinic

Visit this free information pop-up to find out how you can resolve your legal issues and get help.

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The ultimate guide to Moomba

Read our guide of what to see and do at Moomba.

Melbourne's Lunar New Year Festival events

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

Moomba

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

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.