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

Pharaoh

Pharaoh

A celebration of 3000 years of ancient Egyptian art and culture through more than 500 works.

The Finders Keepers Design Market

The Finders Keepers Design Market

Australia’s most loved design market returns to Melbourne this July.

Breaking the Waves

Breaking the Waves

Experience a powerful new opera exploring a young woman’s shocking sacrifices for her husband.

The Puccini Gala Concert

The Puccini Gala Concert

Experience Puccini's finest music in this star-studded celebration of his contribution to opera.

THE LUME Melbourne

THE LUME Melbourne

Experience art, dining, wellness and more like never before across 3,000sqm of immersive space.

Library Cinema
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Library Cinema

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

Melbourne Craft Fair
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Melbourne Craft Fair

Enjoy a contemporary craft fair at Queen Victoria Market.

Arts Centre Melbourne Sunday Market
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Arts Centre Melbourne Sunday Market

Discover unique, handcrafted treasures made by local artisans.

Kabarisqué
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Kabarisqué

A monthly cabaret show with a cast of circus and burlesque artists.

WICKED the Musical
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WICKED the Musical

Broadway’s biggest blockbuster WICKED has flown into Melbourne.

Kings of Comedy: Underground, Uncensored, Unrivalled

Kings of Comedy: Underground, Uncensored, Unrivalled

Enjoy stand-up comedy from future stars and celebrity guest headliners.

A Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire

A take on Tennessee Williams’s masterpiece - a brutal examination of society in transformation.

Carnival of Karactors
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Carnival of Karactors

A monthly cabaret show featuring sexy and silly circus artists, comedians and burlesque performers.

Mosaic Lamp Classes
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Mosaic Lamp Classes

Master traditional Turkish mosaic lamp crafting and take home your unique handcrafted piece.

Art, History, Food and Wine Tour
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Art, History, Food and Wine Tour

The perfect introduction to Melbourne – street art, curious tales, wine tasting and tapas.

Sunday Night Stand Up Comedy Show

Sunday Night Stand Up Comedy Show

A mix of comics from the TV and radio, alongside some future stars.

JXSH MVIR: Forever I Live
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JXSH MVIR: Forever I Live

The first major solo retrospective exhibition of the late Josh Muir.

Improvised Comedy: The Remix
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Improvised Comedy: The Remix

Improvised comedy from true stories, sampled and remixed to create comedy gold.

Baby Bounce
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Baby Bounce

A fun, interactive session designed for young children and their carers.

By Jane's Hand

By Jane's Hand

The return of the highly acclaimed celebration of Jane Austen, at La Mama Theatre.

This is Wild!: Bob the Drag Queen

This is Wild!: Bob the Drag Queen

Ditch the couch potato routine and get ready for an evening of belly laughs.

Pinot and Picasso
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Pinot and Picasso

Enjoy a creative experience built on connection and good times.

Natalie Gauci

Natalie Gauci

Catch award-winning recording and performing artist, producer and songwriter, Natalie Gauci.

Circus Arcana
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Circus Arcana

A tarot themed circus show

Women Work for Victory in WWII
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Women Work for Victory in WWII

Explore the story of women on the home front during the Second World War.

View of Melbourne from across the Yarra River
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Nobody Run Club

A free weekly running, coaching and social run group.

Run the Tan: Run Club
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Run the Tan: Run Club

Start the weekend off on the right foot with a run around the Tan.

Zela Margossian Quintet

Zela Margossian Quintet

Freshly minted contemporary jazz bursting with panache.

View of Melbourne from across the Yarra River

Open House Melbourne Weekend

Explore more than 150 buildings, places and spaces, and be inspired about the future of our city.

Paint and Sip Classes
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Paint and Sip Classes

Paint, sip your own wine and enjoy treats in an easy workshop, with no art skills needed.

ACMI Preschoolers

ACMI Preschoolers

A fun, free program created for 2-5 year-olds to enjoy ACMI with their parent, grandparent or carer.

Trenches to Runway: Military Influences on Popular Fashion
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Trenches to Runway: Military Influences on Popular Fashion

Explore the enduring influence of military design on popular fashion.

Angelina Mirabito: Elastic Heart

Angelina Mirabito: Elastic Heart

A series of abstract paintings inspired by keywords in the lyrics to Sia's song Elastic Heart.

Writing Workshop
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Writing Workshop

Hone your skills with free writing exercises and time to share your work for peer feedback.

Improvised Comedy: F#*k This, I Quit
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Improvised Comedy: F#*k This, I Quit

This show uses your work stories to create hilarious inmprovised scenes.

Government House Garden Tour
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Government House Garden Tour

Take a morning or twilight tour of the Government House gardens.

Top Arts
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Top Arts

Top Arts 2024 features the work of 45 VCE students at NGV.

Saboteurs
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Saboteurs

Join an Among Us-style game played in real life.

Gotcha! Concrete Prints from the McEwans Celebrity Pavement

Gotcha! Concrete Prints from the McEwans Celebrity Pavement

An exhibition presenting 40 celebrity hand- and footprints from the 1970s to 1990s.

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What's on in August

What's on in August

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

Melbourne for free

Melbourne for free

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

Major events

Major events

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

Family and kids

Family and kids

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