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Things to do in Melbourne in February

February's best events in one place – it's your social emergency saviour for fun things to do in Melbourne in February

Written by
Rebecca Russo
,
Nicola Dowse
&
Cassidy Knowlton
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Wondering what to do in Melbourne in February? We can help. Check out our guide to all the fun things to do in Melbourne, including mega NGV art exhibitions, socially distant music festivals and more. Plus there's plenty of free attractionsart exhibitionstheatre showsactivities for kids to get amongst as well. 

Too hot to trot? Here are the best ways to beat the heat in Melbourne. Plus, it's Melbourne, so there's a chance it will rain. If so, consult our guide to Melbourne's best indoor activities instead.

Best things to do in Melbourne in February

  • Theatre
  • Theatre & Performance

Malthouse Outdoor Stage has been constructed at Malthouse's Southbank precinct, in the courtyard shared between itself, dance company Chunky Move, and gallery ACCA. The decision to move to outdoor performances allows for maximum audience numbers for culture-starved Melburnians as well as providing plenty of performance opportunities for local artists (keeping in mind the arts were the first industry to close in March, and the last to reopen now).

  • Theatre
  • Drama
  • Melbourne

Performances of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will resume Thursday, February 25. Tickets are on sale now for shows between February 25 and August 25. Those who hold tickets for shows between January 20 and February 24 will be automatically moved to a new date from July 21. Click through to read our (spoiler free!) review of the show.

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  • Music
  • Music festivals

Every year Melbourne Music Week explores the undercurrent of Melbourne’s vibrant local music scene in some of the city’s most forgotten corners. Usually, the "week" is more like ten days but in 2020 the event has really outdone itself in regards to stretching said week. Now, MMW will run all summer long to give Melburnians all the live gigs they've been missing (and to also allow for maximum events and artist opportunities while adhering to health restrictions). 

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