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Things to do on Labour Day long weekend in Melbourne

Make the most of the extra day off with these events around the city
Revellers at the Moomba Festival
Photograph: Supplied
By Rebecca Russo |

Melburnians are getting a three-day weekend this Labour Day, and in true long weekend spirit, the city's turning it on with tons of great things to do around Melbourne. Make the most of the extra day off with lots of fun attraction, events, art exhibitions you need to catch up on, or the last of the season's outdoor cinema events.

Check out what else is happening in March or tick off a few of our Melbourne bucket list items.

The best events this long weekend

dining room Inside an abandoned house at Rone Street Art Exhibti
Art, Street art

Rone: Empire

icon-location-pin Dandenong Ranges National Park, Upper Ferntree Gully

Street artist Rone is known for his large-scale installations, painting huge images of women's faces on the walls of abandoned buildings. Empire is his most ambitious project yet, with Rone taking over deserted Art Deco mansion Burnham Beeches. Rone and his team spent a year painstakingly turning the mansion into an immersive installation. 

Chelsea Randall of the Demons flies for a mark during the 2016 Womens All Stars match between the Western Bulldogs and the Melbourne Demons at VU Whitten Oval on September 03, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia.
Photograph: Adam Trafford/AFL Media
Things to do, Sports



The women's league of the AFL is back for a third season in 2019. Entry to all matches throughout the AFLW season is free but get in early as stadiums tend to fill up quickly. This Saturday, head along to Marvel Stadium to see Collingwood versus North Melbourne at 4.45pm and Western Bulldogs versus Melbourne at 7.10pm. On Sunday, get set for Carlton versus the Brisbane Lions at 4.05pm at Ikon Park.

River Graze Melbourne Food and Wine Festival
Photograph: Jesse Spezza
Things to do, Fairs and festivals

Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

icon-location-pin Around Melbourne, Melbourne

Each year the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival showcases the very best this delectable city has to offer. Culinary playgrounds will pop up across the CBD offering anything from sweet treats to French delicacies to fine drops from Victoria’s best wine producers. Safe to assume you’ll need to have your stretchy pants on hand for this one.

People seated on deckchairs to watch a movie on a big screen
Photograph: Andrew Themistokleous
Film, Outdoor cinema

South Wharf Pop-Up Cinema

icon-location-pin The Common Man, South Wharf

Common Man’s pop-up cinema is making the most of the summer nights with a great movie line-up of crowd favourites. Gather up your friends and family for a relaxing night along the Yarra, stretched out on deck chairs watching a movie under the stars with a drink or two. This Sunday they're screening the family-favourite Finding Nemo.

Seafood high tea at High Seas
Photograph: Supplied
Things to do, Food and drink

High Seas

icon-location-pin The Westin Melbourne, Melbourne

The Westin is putting a nautical twist on the original high tea concept with an all-seafood high tea. Savoury treats include oysters three ways, lobster rolls and fish tacos. High tea favourites have been given a seafood makeover, such as savoury seaweed scones with whipped miso butter and furikake instead of the traditional cream and jam.

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