What's on Melbourne | Melbourne Events Calendar

What's on in Melbourne, from events and activities to what to do today

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There are dozens of things to do in Melbourne every day. But, sometimes your life requires a little more planning, which is why we've pulled together an annual calendar of Melbourne events, so you can find something to do tomorrow, this weekend or six months from now. Here's the best of what's on in Melbourne, 365 days a year. Need more permanent inspiration? You can also discover the 50 things to do in Melbourne before you die.

Things to do right now

Things to do in Melbourne today
Things to do

Things to do in Melbourne today

Need a quick fix? Take inspiration from our guide to all the best events on right now.

Things to do in Melbourne this week
Things to do

Things to do in Melbourne this week

It's impossible to be bored in Melbourne if you know where to go. Follow our guide to all the must-do events this week.

Things to do in Melbourne this weekend
Things to do

Things to do in Melbourne this weekend

Knock off from work and enjoy two days of festivals, exhibitions, shows and events in Melbourne.

50 things to do in Melbourne before you die
Things to do

50 things to do in Melbourne before you die

Here it is: our ultimate list of 50 fun things to do in Melbourne, from the food to the festivals and everything in between.

Melbourne events calendar

January events in Melbourne
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January events in Melbourne

Kick-start the year with outdoor cinemas, summer night markets and one-day music festivals.

February events in Melbourne
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February events in Melbourne

Marvel at projection art at White Night and soak up the hot weather at outdoor street parties.

March events in Melbourne
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March events in Melbourne

Melbourne is known for its festivals, and March features events dedicated to fashion, food, gardens and of course, comedy.

April events in Melbourne
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April events in Melbourne

The Comedy Festival is in full swing in April, and as the weather gets cooler, indoor arts events begin to heat up.

May events in Melbourne
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May events in Melbourne

As winter begins to set in, Melbourne ups the ante on its indoor events, which include Good Beer Week and Melbourne Knowledge Week.

June events in Melbourne
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June events in Melbourne

The city is famous for its world-class culinary options, and there's no better time than winter to indulge in food and wine-tasting festivals.

July events in Melbourne
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July events in Melbourne

Melbourne combats the chilly weather with exciting events like the Gertrude Street Projection Festival and Open House Melbourne. 

August events in Melbourne
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August events in Melbourne

Rub shoulders with some of the world's sharpest minds at the Melbourne Writers Festival, and get your cinema fix at the Melbourne International Film Festival.

September events in Melbourne
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September events in Melbourne

Whether you're a footy fan or an arts-lover, there's always something exciting to experience in September.

October events in Melbourne
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October events in Melbourne

The Melbourne Festival is the major event for October, with world-class theatre, art and music taking over the city for three weeks.

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Culture in Melbourne

Art exhibitions to see now
Art

Art exhibitions to see now

In the morning, during a lunch break or after dark – here are all the best exhibitions to see right now.

This month on stage
Theatre

This month on stage

Melbourne boasts a world-class theatre scene; here's what to see tonight.

The best film events in Melbourne
Film

The best film events in Melbourne

Melbourne's a movie loving town, which means there's always a special screening, career retrospective or movie night around the corner.

Events at Arts Centre Melbourne
Theatre

Events at Arts Centre Melbourne

See live music, theatre, dance and more under the spire at Melbourne's most famous performing arts venue.

Any time of year

Where to stay in Melbourne
Travel

Where to stay in Melbourne

Here are the best Melbourne neighbourhoods for visitors.

The 50 best bars in Melbourne
Bars

The 50 best bars in Melbourne

Here is Melbourne viewed through the bottom of a glass: from its world-beating cocktail lounges to its down-and-divey saloons.

The 50 best restaurants in Melbourne
Restaurants

The 50 best restaurants in Melbourne

This is the definitive, ranked list of where to eat in Melbourne right now.

Where to find the best street art in Melbourne
Art

Where to find the best street art in Melbourne

Sure, street art covers almost every nook and cranny of our creative, colourful city, but there are more highly concentrated clusters than others.

The ultimate shopping guide to Melbourne
Shopping

The ultimate shopping guide to Melbourne

All the best boutiques, vintage emporiums, laneways, shopping strips and markets in our fashion-obsessed city.

Your ultimate guide to 24-hour Melbourne
Nightlife

Your ultimate guide to 24-hour Melbourne

These days, you can take your pick of great restaurants at 1am, see late-night gigs and dance until 4am, then catch public transport home on the weekend. 

Melbourne must-visits

NGV International
Art

NGV International

See blockbuster exhibitions alongside an impressive permanent collection at the National Gallery of Victoria.

The best restaurants on Flinders Lane
Restaurants

The best restaurants on Flinders Lane

Work your way through Melbourne's tastiest street.

Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)
Museums

Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)

There's always something eye-opening to find at Australia's national museum of TV, film, games, art and digital culture.

Queen Victoria Market
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Queen Victoria Market

Buy fresh produce and gourmet treats, meet local makers and spend Wednesday evenings at the popular night market.

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Brunswick Street
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Brunswick Street

Wander along Fitzroy’s main drag for a wide range of vintage clothing stores, colourful boutiques, cafés, bars and live music venues. 

Chapel Street
Shopping

Chapel Street

Vintage treasures, local designers, international brands: you'll find it all on this southside shopping strip.

St Kilda Foreshore
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St Kilda Foreshore

Beachside eateries and close proximity to cute bars and cafés mean that this is one of the most popular spots in Melbourne.

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Fitzroy Gardens
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Fitzroy Gardens

Take a break from the action with a stroll through these lush gardens.