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

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Melbourne’s Must Eats

12 Apr - 9 May
Grab a delicious lunch special for just $30 at one of these iconic city restaurants.
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School holidays

26 Jun - 11 Jul
Entertain the whole family over the school holidays with these kid-friendly events and activities.
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Midsumma Festival

19 Apr - 5 May
Australia's premier queer arts and cultural experience festival.
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Chess the Musical

22 Apr - 24 Apr
The hit musical, featuring the music of ABBA, plays the Regent Theatre for one night only.
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Melbourne Knowledge Week

26 Apr - 2 May
An annual festival bringing Melbourne together to explore, discuss and spark new ways of thinking.
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2 Feb - 23 May
An interactive dreamlike landscape where imagination meets futuristic play.
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VIDA - Melbourne Latin Festival

30 Apr - 2 May
A weekend festival of art, culture, food and entertainment from celebrating Latin America.
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Human Rights Arts & Film Festival

22 Apr - 1 May
A festival presenting the best films and artwork from around the world.
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Run the Tan

24 Apr
Run the Tan features four key events taking on the challenging Royal Botanic Gardens course.
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Moonlight Cinema

7 Jan - 25 Apr
Kick back with a film under the stars at Melbourne’s most spectacular open-air cinema.
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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

25 Feb - 3 Oct
The award-winning production playing exclusively in Melbourne.
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Refuge Festival

21 Apr - 16 May
Come and find refuge in each other.
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Jurassic World by Brickman

1 Apr - 31 May
An adventure 6 million LEGO® bricks in the making.
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Pixar Putt

1 Apr - 25 Apr
The immersive pop-up mini-golf experience returns to Melbourne for a limited season.
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Gung: Create, Make, Do, Love

12 Dec - 14 Jun
A stunning new exhibition by Wergaia/Wemba Wemba artist Kelly Koumalatsos.
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Live at the Bowl

8 Jan - 30 Apr
Spend summer days and autumn nights revelling in Australia's best acts.

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1 May - 31 May

What's on in May

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

Major events

From the Australian Open to the Melbourne Cup, major events take centre stage throughout the year.

Family and kids

Find things to do with the kids, from family-friendly events to fun attractions and workshops.

Melbourne for free

Discover free things to do in Melbourne, including galleries, museums, events and festivals.