Max your summer in Melbourne

Max out your summer with night markets, outdoor cinema, art and more
Photograph: Alexander Legaree

The days are longer, the nights are warmer, and the city is packed with events every day of the week. Summer in Melbourne means a full social calendar, a Christmas break and the relief of not having to leave the house with ten layers on. Whether you’re in the mood for night markets, blockbuster shows or exhilarating sports events, we’ve got you covered with our summer hit-list. Tick them all off, and take summer to the max.


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Events to max your summer in Melbourne

Queen Victoria Summer Night Market
Photograph: Ewen Bell
Things to do

The Summer Night Market at Queen Vic Market

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Spend your Wednesday summer nights surrounded by food, design stalls and entertainment for the 20th edition of Melbourne’s biggest market. More than 60 street food stalls will be serving delicious snacks like smoky American barbecue, bao sandwiches and tasty toasted sandwiches. No matter what you fancy, you're likely to find a winner.

Something for Kate at the Hi Fi Bar, 1999
Photograph: Shellie Tonkin, Australian Performing Arts Collection
Museums, History

Australian Music Vault

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Fans of Australian music – the museum of your dreams is here. This summer, Arts Centre Melbourne is launching a permanent exhibition space dedicated to celebrating Australia’s vibrant musical history, with recordings, images, instruments and memorabilia from luminaries like Archie Roach, Kylie Minogue, Nick Cave, Silverchair and AC/DC.

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