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Melbourne arts tram in front of Flinders Street Station.
Find out what's on in October with our guide to Melbourne's biggest events, markets, musicals and things to do.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Melbourne International Arts Festival (2-20 October) returns bringing a massive line-up of free and ticketed events spanning theatre, music, dance, circus, visual arts and more to various venues across the city.

Find out what's on for Oktoberfest and grab your tickets for Sugar Mountain x Boiler Room (26 October), Melbourne's much-loved progressive music and arts festival.

Catch up with friends at the Victorian Seniors Festival (1-31 October).

Image of Melbourne International Arts Festival
Wed 02 Oct 2019 to Sun 20 Oct 2019
The 2019 Melbourne International Arts Festival will provoke and inspire with an exciting program of events from 2-20 October 2019.
Image of Kaws: Companionship in the Age of Loneliness
Fri 20 Sep 2019 to Mon 13 Apr 2020
Explore a comprehensive survey of 25 years of the oeuvre of the New York artist known as Kaws, full of humour, hope and humanity.
Image of Sugar Mountain x Boiler Room
Sat 26 Oct 2019, 2pm – 10pm
Sugar Mountain, Melbourne's much-celebrated progressive music and arts festival, is returning this spring.
Image of Oktoberfest in the Gardens
Sat 19 Oct 2019, 1pm – 9pm
Australia's biggest Oktoberfest returns to Melbourne's Showgrounds!
Image of The Finders Keepers Spring & Summer Market
Fri 18 Oct 2019 to Sun 20 Oct 2019
Discover 250+ stalls featuring unique work from local and interstate makers, designers and artists plus food and entertainment over three days.
Image of Ocean Eight Wine Lunch
Sun 27 Oct 2019, noon – 4pm
Enjoy an Ocean Eight Wine Lunch at The Barre with chef winemaker Mike Aylward and chef Cecilia Salvante sharing their expert knowledge.
Image of Holey Cheese Festival
Tue 22 Oct 2019 to Sun 27 Oct 2019
Indulge in some of Victoria's best cheese when the Queen Victoria Market takes Melburnians to cheese heaven at the Holey Cheese Festival.
Image of Arriba! Melbourne Mexican Festival
Sat 26 Oct 2019 to Sun 27 Oct 2019
This free Mexican-themed event honours Mexican heritage and culture, and features Mexican cuisine, folklore, dance, music, costumes and mariachis.
Image of Melbourne Art Trams
Wed 02 Oct 2019 to Mon 31 Aug 2020
Eight new trams-formations will hit the tracks including a recreation of a 1986 tram for this year's Melbourne Art Trams.


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