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

5 Aug - 7 Aug

Drag Expo

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

17 May - 16 Oct

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

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

30 May - 28 Nov

Library Cinema

See contemporary, classic and documentary films on the big screen at Library at The Dock.

7 Aug - 2 Oct

Hairspray

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

10 Mar - 21 Aug

Queer

Queer shines a light on the NGV Collection to examine the queer stories that artworks can tell.

24 Jun - 7 Aug

Lightscape

Lightscape takes audiences on a journey of light and sound through Melbourne's Botanic Gardens.

23 Sep - 1 Aug

Seeing the Invisible

An ambitious exhibition of artworks created with augmented reality (AR) technology.

6 Dec - 28 Aug

NGV Architecture Commission: Pond[er]

An outdoor installation, complete with a pink pond.

16 Mar - 18 Sep

Hamilton

The award-winning musical has arrived in Melbourne.

3 Jul - 24 Dec

Stencil Art Workshop

Learn how to create quirky stencil art on canvas with street artist N20.

26 Aug - 28 Aug

Boho Luxe Market and Boho Bride

A weekend market celebrating boho style.

10 Jun - 9 Oct

The Picasso Century

NGV's world-premiere Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition.

1 Feb - 13 Dec

Music Matinee

Live and free fine music at lunchtime on Tuesdays in the city.

16 Jun - 13 Nov

Light: Works from Tate’s Collection

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

30 Jan - 27 Nov

Makers Market at The District

This outdoor undercover family-friendly market at Docklands features craft, gifts, fashion and food.

21 May - 21 Sep

Igloo Wonderland at The Wharf Hotel

Cosy up beneath a sky of twinkling fairy lights on the banks of the Yarra.

10 Jul - 14 Aug

9 to 5 The Musical

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

1 Jun - 31 Aug

Winter Night Market

The Winter Night Market returns to Queen Victoria Market.

18 May - 31 Dec

Shrine Tours

Experience more at the Shrine with a guided tour

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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.