Major events

1 Jun - 31 Aug

Winter Night Market

The Winter Night Market returns to Queen Victoria Market.

10 Jun - 9 Oct

The Picasso Century

NGV's world-premiere Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition.

16 Jun - 13 Nov

Light: Works from Tate’s Collection

Illuminates centuries of artistic practice and artists who harness light in their works.

10 Jun - 7 Oct

NGV Friday Nights

NGV Friday Nights returns with local music, outdoor dining, food and bespoke bars.

1 Nov - 1 Oct

THE LUME Melbourne

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

Flash Forward

Explore 40 city laneways that have been transformed by over 80 creatives.

20 Aug - 1 Oct

Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Moulin Rouge! The Musical returns to Melbourne in 2023.

16 Mar - 2 Oct

Hamilton

The award-winning musical has arrived in Melbourne.

10 Jul - 11 Sep

9 to 5 The Musical

Set the alarm for a great night out at Dolly Parton's joyous smash hit musical 9 to 5!

7 Aug - 9 Oct

Hairspray

The multi award-winning Broadway musical opens at the Regent Theatre in August.

12 Jul - 6 Nov

Imaginaria

An interactive dreamlike landscape where imagination meets futuristic play.

12 Jul - 21 Aug

SIX The Musical

Think you know Tudor history? Think again.

8 Sep - 11 Sep

Melbourne Writers Festival

An annual literary festival celebrating books, writers and readers over four days in September.

14 Oct - 23 Oct

Melbourne International Jazz Festival

Showcasing the best of international and local jazz culture.

17 May - 27 Nov

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

The brand-new production can now be enjoyed in one magical afternoon or evening.

27 Sep - 30 Sep

Melbourne International Coffee Expo

Asia Pacific's largest dedicated coffee event returns in 2022.

10 Mar - 13 Mar

Moomba

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

31 Dec - 1 Jan

New Year's Eve

From fancy dinners to family fun, Melbourne is the perfect place to celebrate New Year's Eve.

Get to the city or get FOMO

There's so much happening in the city, it's enough to give you FOMO.

1 Dec - 31 Dec

Christmas in the city

See the city light up with dazzling displays, festive events and activities for the whole family.

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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.

1 Jan - 31 Jan

What's on in January

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

1 Feb - 28 Feb

What's on in February

Things to do in Melbourne in February, from free events to exhibitions 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.