Major events

8 Jan - 31 Mar

Live at the Bowl

Spend summer days and nights revelling in Australia's best acts.

12 Nov - 5 Apr

MPavilion

MPavilion is Australia’s leading architecture and design event.

21 May - 23 May

GABS Festival

GABS is a weekend long craft beer and cider festival.

12 Mar - 31 Mar

Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

More than 60 foodie events around Melbourne in this annual favourite.

22 Oct - 24 Oct

Melbourne Dog Lovers Show

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

7 Jan - 25 Apr

Moonlight Cinema

Kick back with a film under the stars at Melbourne’s most spectacular open-air cinema.

30 Jan - 6 Mar

Macbeth - Shakespeare Under the Stars

Settle in for a night of murder and mayhem at Melbourne's Royal Botanic Gardens.

19 Dec - 18 Apr

NGV Triennial

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

24 Mar - 18 Apr

Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Delivering COVID-safe laughs and comedy good times to Melbourne.

18 Feb - 7 Mar

PHOTO 2021

An international festival of photography across 40 cultural institutions.

18 Feb - 21 Mar

Come From Away

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

THE LUME Melbourne

Immerse yourself in the work of Van Gogh at Australia's digital art gallery.

25 Feb - 25 Aug

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

The award-winning production playing exclusively in Melbourne.

The best summer events still happening in March

Markets, pop-up bars, special events and more. March is really just summer: the sequel.

30 Apr - 2 May

VIDA - Melbourne Latin Festival

A weekend festival of art, culture, food and entertainment from celebrating Latin America.

9 Dec - 28 Feb

Melbourne Music Week – Extended

Experience live and local music over three months and 200 events.

24 Apr

Chess the Musical

The hit musical, featuring the music of ABBA, plays the Regent Theatre for one night only.

5 Mar - 8 Mar

Moomba

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

8 Jun - 29 Aug

Magic Mike Live

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

9 Sep - 11 Sep

Melbourne International Coffee Expo

Asia Pacific's largest dedicated coffee event.

1 Mar - 12 Mar

Pause Fest

Pause Fest is the world's leading festival for business and creativity.

Get to the city or get FOMO

Every FOMO-inducing Melbourne event and experience in one place.

1 Dec - 31 Dec

Christmas

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

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.

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1 Nov - 30 Nov

What's on in November

Things to do in Melbourne in November, from free events to exhibitions and places to visit.

What's on in June

Things to do in Melbourne in June, from free events to exhibitions and places to visit.

1 Aug - 31 Aug

What's on in August

Discover things to do in August, from free events to exhibitions, attractions and places to visit.

1 Sep - 30 Sep

What's on in September

Things to do in Melbourne in September, from free events to exhibitions and places to visit.