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

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Drag Expo 2021

6 Aug - 8 Aug
The nation's best celebration of everything drag, kitsch and pop-culture is coming to Melbourne.
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Melbourne Esports Open

21 Aug - 22 Aug
Australia's biggest weekend of esports!
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Magic Mike Live

8 Jun - 20 Dec
A thrilling 360-degree live dance and acrobatic spectacular based on the hit movies.
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Boho Luxe Market and Glamping Festival

27 Aug - 29 Aug
The 2021 Boho Luxe Market and Glamping Festival brings that Byron Bay vibe to Melbourne.

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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.