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

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What's free in Melbourne this month

Everything you can do, see and enjoy in Melbourne for free this month.
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MSO Sidney Myer Free Concerts

29 Jan - 10 Feb
Free outdoor concerts performed by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.
Rod Laver Arena with the roof open as a packed stadium crowd watches an evening tennis match.

Australian Open

8 Feb - 21 Feb
See the world’s best tennis players at the Australian Open 2021.
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Melbourne Art Fair

4 Feb - 7 Feb
Melbourne Art Fair presents iconic and new work from the region’s most respected galleries.
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Me and UooUoo: The RCH150 Anniversary Art Trail

20 Jan - 21 Mar
One hundred sculptures form walking trails across Melbourne.
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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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Come From Away

16 Feb - 1 Aug
Award-winning musical telling the true story of a small town that welcomed the world.
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NGV Triennial

19 Dec - 18 Apr
Experience a large-scale exhibition of international contemporary art, design and architecture.
Two costumed Lunar New Year lion dance figures.

Lunar New Year at Queen Vic Market

14 Feb
Celebrate Lunar New Year, the year of the Ox, at Queen Victoria Market.
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Melbourne Music Week – Extended

9 Dec - 28 Feb
A three-month program to support the local music industry as it recovers after months of lockdown.
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National Sustainable Living Festival

1 Feb - 28 Feb
A month-long program of cutting-edge sustainability and climate change solutions.
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Live at the Bowl

8 Jan - 31 Mar
Spend summer days and nights revelling in Australia's best live acts at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl.
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PHOTO 2021 Inside Out

18 Feb - 21 Feb
PHOTO 2021 is taking over Fed Square with the global participatory art project Inside Out.
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Hannah Gadsby - Best Newcomer

17 Feb
Spend an evening with Hannah at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl.
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Indie Bev Market

7 Feb
A farmers-style market for locally made independent beer, wine, cider and spirits.
Musician Ben Folds in black, holding a blue portable piano.

Ben Folds with the MSO

31 Jan - 1 Feb
International music sensation Ben Folds returns to Melbourne to perform live with the MSO.
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Malthouse Outdoor Stage

21 Jan - 14 Mar
See Melbourne musicians and artists perform at the new purpose-built Malthouse Outdoor Stage.
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Das Rheingold

3 Feb - 7 Feb
Melbourne Opera presents the pinnacle of operatic excellence: Richard Wagner’s Ring Cycle.
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Uptown Art Exhibition

15 Dec - 28 Feb
A free art exhibition transforming the top end of Bourke Street.
Darkly lit head shots of Shakespearean actors in the role of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.

Macbeth: Shakespeare Under the Stars

30 Jan - 6 Mar
Settle in for a night of murder and mayhem at the Melbourne Gardens.
Realistic painting of a cow.

Ivan Durrant: Barrier Draw

23 Nov - 25 Apr
An exhibition by photorealist painter, sculptor, filmmaker and writer Ivan Durrant.

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1 Mar - 31 Mar

What's on in March

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

Melbourne for free

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Family and kids

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Major events

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