Make the most of your visit to Melbourne with our monthly guides to what's on in the city, from fantastic festivals to major events and everything in between.

What's on in January

1 Jan - 31 Jan

January in Melbourne brings the Australian Open, the summer school holidays and outdoor concerts and music festivals. There are public holidays for New Year's Day on Friday 1 January and Australia Day on Tuesday 26 January 2021.

  • Australian Open Tennis
  • Midsumma Festival
  • Melbourne Wedding and Bridal Expo

What's on in February

1 Feb - 28 Feb

February in Melbourne brings lunar new year celebrations, the annual Sidney Myer free concerts with the MSO, and cultural celebrations from the Lonsdale Street Greek Festival to the Russian Festival and the Japanese Summer Festival.

What's on in March

1 Mar - 31 Mar
Things to do in Melbourne in March, from free events to exhibitions and places to visit.

What's on in April

1 Apr - 30 Apr
Things to do in Melbourne in April, from free events to exhibitions and places to visit.

What's on in May

1 May - 31 May
Things to do in Melbourne in May, from free events to exhibitions and places to visit.

What's on in June

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

What's on in July

1 Jul - 31 Jul
Discover things to do in July, from free events to exhibitions, attractions and places to visit.

What's on in August

1 Aug - 31 Aug
Discover things to do in August, from free events to exhibitions, attractions and places to visit.

What's on in September

1 Sep - 30 Sep
Things to do in Melbourne in September, from free events to exhibitions and places to visit.
Large crowd watching a music performance on a well-lit stage at Melbourne Town Hall.

What's on in October

1 Oct - 31 Oct
Things to do in Melbourne in October, from free events to exhibitions and places to visit.

What's on in November

1 Nov - 30 Nov
Things to do in Melbourne in November, from free events to exhibitions and places to visit.
Person carrying red and green boxes wrapped with Christmas bows.

What's on in December

1 Dec - 31 Dec
Things to do in Melbourne in December, from free events to exhibitions and places to visit.

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Museums and galleries

Explore Melbourne's public museums and galleries along with artist-run and commercial galleries.

Theatre and shows

Discover Melbourne's hit musicals, cutting-edge theatre and late-night cabaret shows.

Film

Melbourne has a thriving film scene, with film festivals and screenings at cinemas year-round.

Chinatown

Let the hanging lanterns guide you along Little Bourke Street into Australia’s oldest Chinatown.