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What's On in August

Crowd gathered inside the Forum for Melbourne International Film Festival.
​​Find out what's on in August with our guide to Melbourne's biggest events, festivals, musicals and things to do.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Soak up the last month of winter with a huge array of events. While the Melbourne International Film Festival (1-18 Aug) is over for another year, you can still enjoy light activations, performance, food and music during White Night Reimagined (22-24 August).

Experience the magic of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (8 August - 9 September) at Her Majesty's Theatre and celebrate the best of Australian fashion with more than 150 events for Melbourne Fashion Week (28 August - 5 September).

Image of Melbourne Fashion Week
Wed 28 Aug 2019 to Thu 05 Sep 2019
Melbourne Fashion Week celebrates the best of Australian fashion with more than 150 events.
Image of Revolutions: Records and Rebels
Sat 27 Apr 2019 to Sun 06 Oct 2019
Revolutions: Records and Rebels is an exciting exhibition that explores the explosive years of 1966-1970.
Image of White Night Reimagined
Thu 22 Aug 2019 to Sat 24 Aug 2019
Experience Carlton Gardens, Treasury Gardens and Birrarung Marr like never before, as Melbourne transforms to host White Night Reimagined.
Image of Come From Away
Wed 03 Jul 2019 to Sun 17 Nov 2019
Don't miss this new Broadway musical that tells the true 9/11 story of thousands of stranded passengers and the Newfoundland town that welcomed them.
Image of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Fri 09 Aug 2019 to Sun 03 Nov 2019
Roald Dahl’s delicious tale, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, is a delectable treat featuring songs from the original film.
Image of Our Bodies, Our Voices, Our Marks
Fri 24 May 2019 to Sun 06 Oct 2019
Our Bodies, Our Voices, Our Marks is a suite of exhibitions and experiences exploring the art of tattoo.
Image of Cirque du Soleil's Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities
Thu 12 Mar 2020 to Sun 29 Mar 2020
Cirque du Soleil's brand new show, Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities is set to tour Melbourne from March 2020 under the new grey and white Big Top.
Image of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Wed 16 Jan 2019 to Sun 17 May 2020
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage.
Image of Igloo Wonderland
Wed 01 May 2019 to Sat 31 Aug 2019
Experience the igloo wonderland at The Wharf Hotel this winter. Step inside an igloo perched on the banks of the Yarra and stay toasty with friends!
Image of Road to Zero Experience
Wed 03 Oct 2018 to Mon 28 Aug 2028
Head to Melbourne Museum to be enthralled and surprised by the TAC's brand-new, high tech Road to Zero experience exploring the future of transport.
Image of Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy
Sat 24 Aug 2019, 7pm – till late
Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy makes its return appearance to Australia for a special one-off show at Melbourne Arena.
Image of Concept to Creation
Wed 28 Aug 2019 to Thu 19 Sep 2019
A behind the scenes exhibition showcasing how fashion runways are created.


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