Major events

School holidays

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

16 Feb - 28 Feb

Come From Away

Award-winning musical telling the true story of a small town that welcomed the world.

8 Jun - 20 Dec

Magic Mike Live

A thrilling 360-degree live dance and acrobatic spectacular based on the hit movies.

Christmas

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

18 Feb - 7 Mar

PHOTO 2021

PHOTO 2021 is a major new international festival of photography.

9 Sep - 11 Sep

Melbourne International Coffee Expo

Asia Pacific's largest dedicated coffee event.

30 Oct - 1 Nov

GABS Festival

GABS is a weekend long craft beer and cider festival.

4 Feb - 7 Feb

Melbourne Art Fair

Melbourne Art Fair presents iconic and new work from the region’s most respected galleries.

22 Oct - 24 Oct

Melbourne Dog Lovers Show

Featuring over 1000 dogs, 120 breeds, unmissable attractions and exhibitors.

2 Nov - 21 Mar

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

The award-winning production playing exclusively in Melbourne.

3 Oct - 11 Oct

Melbourne International Games Week

Melbourne International Games Week 2020 connects gamers, technology and culture.

17 Jan

Midsumma Carnival

An iconic outdoor celebration and one of the highlights of Melbourne's LGBTIQA+ annual calendar.

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22 Jul - 31 Dec

Omoon: 5 Doors

Watch a short puppetry video about lock down time using toilet paper rolls.

21 Aug - 12 Dec

Old Melbourne Ghost Tour

Take a spine-chilling journey back in time and explore the rich paranormal realm of Old Melbourne.

5 Dec

The Snowman

Enjoy a family-friendly Christmas concert with a live orchestra and The Snowman on the big screen.

22 Oct - 25 Oct

Ottoman Baroque

Turkey's Whirling Dervishes return to Melbourne to dazzle in Paul Dyer’s musical meditation.