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

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Melbourne's unmissable winter events

Grab the diary – you’ll want to lock in every one of these major events.
A French Impressionist painting of a woman holding a parasol reclining on grass with a child running away from her in the background.

French Impressionism from The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

25 Jun - 3 Oct
An exhibition of over 100 masterworks of French Impressionism.
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Treasures of the Natural World

25 Jun - 31 Jan
Melbourne Museum's newest exhibition from London's Natural History Museum.
A close-up shot of a distressed looking woman with a cropped face of a man beside her

The Australian Ballet: Romeo and Juliet

27 Aug - 4 Sep
John Cranko’s epic version of Shakespeare’s love story returns.
A clown looks unbalanced with a giant yellow balloon coming out of his head.

Circus – The Show

6 Aug - 7 Aug
Sure to amaze the entire family, Circus is the latest trailblazer in children’s entertainment.
A pink hued illustration of 'French things' - a croissant, coffee, chef, piano accordion and The Knot.

Frenchy Weekends

27 Aug - 5 Sep
Celebrate all things French this winter with live music, workshops, giveaways and French films.
Individual heated igloos on the terrace at Fed Square, with city in the background.

The Winter Village

13 May - 29 Aug
Discover family-friendly activities, food trucks and bars at this magical winter wonderland.
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Disney: The Magic of Animation

13 May - 17 Oct
Discover the creativity and innovation of almost 100 years of Disney Animation.
Two people in masks and capes in a lavish bedroom with a chandelier.

Because the Night

23 Mar - 26 Sep
An immersive theatre adventure of epic storytelling.
Dancers on a stage performing moves on a set frame while a open-shirted person sings in the middle.

Magic Mike Live

8 Jun - 30 Sep
A thrilling 360-degree live dance and acrobatic spectacular based on the hit movies.
T Rex dinosaur at the LEGO Jurassic World.

Jurassic World by Brickman

1 Apr - 3 Oct
An adventure 6 million LEGO® bricks in the making.
Person amidst abstract forms.

A Miracle Constantly Repeated, by Patricia Piccinini

18 Jun - 16 Jan
Flinders Street Station’s ballroom opens its doors for Australia’s pre-eminent visual artist.
Interior view of plastic domed igloo on fake grass showing chairs with cushions and a low coffee table, with city skyline visible in background.

Igloo Wonderland at The Wharf Hotel

21 May - 12 Sep
Cosy up beneath a sky of twinkling fairy lights by the Yarra.
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2 Feb - 29 Aug
An interactive dreamlike landscape where imagination meets futuristic play.
Patricia Piccinini artwork of a baby with adult face on a beach blanket with radio and book.

Future U

23 Jul - 23 Oct
An exhibition exploring what it means to be human during a time of technological acceleration.

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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.

Melbourne for free

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

Family and kids

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

Major events

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