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Melbourne Events

Melbourne’s event calendar is jam-packed all year round. The different seasons bring different events, so no matter what time of year you come to Melbourne, there will always be something unique and exciting happening. If you’re looking at what’s on, the upcoming events calendar includes plenty of options including multicultural festivals, parades, sporting tournaments and cultural events.

So whether you love sports or indulging in something a little different, Melbourne offers every type of event for its millions of visitors each year.

Whats On Melbourne This Weekend & Upcoming Events Calendar


Australians love watching sport and every year, the city celebrates many major sporting including the famous Australian Open, international cricket matches, the Spring Racing Carnival and the Formula One Grand Prix. The city has a number of excellent cricket and football grounds, stadiums and indoor stadiums.

Melbourne also hosts a range of festivals including food and wine festivals, music festivals and cultural and heritage festivals. Visitors, locals and culinary experts from all over the world come here to participate in the Melbourne Food and Wine festival. This popular event features award-winning vintages from some of Australia’s major wine regions.

Music lovers will be happy to know that Melbourne offers a wide choice of theatre shows, concerts and outdoor entertainment. Every year, the city celebrates the Jazz and Blues festival, the Harvest Picnic at Hanging Rock as well as country music festivals and live concerts.

If you’re wondering what’s on this weekend, just head into the city and you are sure to find a local community event, blockbuster theatre shows, art exhibit or live music concert. The event calendar changes weekly, so make sure you don’t miss out!


Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon

Princess Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Season between January - April 2017

The Book of Mormon, the 9 time Tony Award Winning Musical, is now coming to Melbourne for a huge Summer / Autumn season in 2017. Showing at the Princess Theatre in Melbourne, The Book of Mormon is known as one of most...

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Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne, VIC
29 March 2017 to 23 April 2017

If you love stand-up comedy or just like to laugh, come to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival to witness the largest comedy festival in Australia and the third-largest festival in the world. Melbourne...

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Run for the Kids

Herald Sun / Citylink Run For The Kids

Kings Domain, Melbourne, VIC
TBA - April 2018

The Herald Sun / CityLink Run for the Kids is one of the great local events in Melbourne aimed at fundraising for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal. Participants can choose to walk or run the 14.6km long...

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Bells Beach Surfing Classic

Bells Beach, Torquay, VIC
Trials: 9 - 10 April 2017 Main Event: 12 - 24 April 2017

The Bells Beach Surfing Classic held annually in Victoria and is a professional surfing competition that attracts visitors to Bells Beach every Easter. Commonly known as the “Rip Curl Pro” this event is the...

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Good Friday


14 April 2017 (Public Holiday)

Good Friday kicks off the Australian Easter celebrations and will next be observed on Friday the 14th of April 2017. Good Friday is a public holiday which is observed with almost all shops and stores closing and people...

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Easter Saturday


15 April 2017 (Public Holiday)

Easter Saturday is part of the Easter celebrations and will next be observed on Saturday the 15th of April 2017. Easter Saturday follows Good Friday and occurs as part of a Christian festival which, according to...

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Easter Sunday


16 April 2017 (Public Holiday)

Easter Sunday is part of the Easter celebrations and will next be observed on Sunday the 16th of April 2017. Easter Sunday is the biggest day of this four holiday weekend as it is a public holiday and the day when...

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Easter Monday


17 April 2017 (Public Holiday)

Easter Monday is a public holiday in Australia and will next be observed on Monday the 17th of April 2017. Easter Monday follows Easter Sunday which is a Christian festival which, according to tradition, celebrates the...

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Melbourne Home Show

Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, Southbank, VIC
20 April 2017 to 23 April 2017

The Melbourne Home Show (also known as the HIA Home Show) is a large exhibition relating to all things home and garden held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. The Melbourne Home Show will introduce...

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Colour Run

Flemington Racecourse, Flemington, VIC
22 April 2017

Colour Run Melbourne is the most fun 5km run event in Australia where runners can run, skip, walk or dance their way around the course whilst they get flung with colour.d This is an un-timed event where participants of...

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Anzac Day

Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne, VIC
25 April 2017

Anzac Day is an important special community event celebrated all over Australia on April 25. On this date, millions of Australians commemorate the anniversary of the first significant military pairing of Australian and...

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AFL ANZAC Day

Melbourne Cricket Ground, Richmond, VIC
25 April 2017

Essendon vs Collingwood have the biggest rivalry in AFL history and the time has come again for the massive AFL ANZAC Day clash! In 2017, the game will be held on the 25th of April at the famous Melbourne Cricket Ground...

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Fed Square

Melbourne Knowledge Week

Festival Hub, Melbourne, VIC
01 May 2017 to 07 May 2017

A vibrant nightlife, diverse restaurant scene and a myriad of cultural attractions are not the only things for you to explore when your arrive in Melbourne. Melbourne Knowledge Week is a popular event in Melbourne and...

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Dog Lovers Show

Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton, VIC
05 May 2017 to 07 May 2017

The Dog Lovers Show is a huge exhibition held at the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton Gardens that celebrates all the best things about being a dog owner in Australia. There are so many things to see and do at the...

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One Fine Day Wedding Fair

Melbourne Showgrounds, Ascot Vale, VIC
06 May 2017 to 07 May 2017

One Fine Day Wedding Fair takes the hard work out of planning a fresh, creative and fun wedding day and will be held at the Melbourne Showgrounds. They handpick over 100 of the best wedding vendors in and around...

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Good Beer Week

Various venues , Melbourne, VIC
Gala: 16-17 March, 5pm - 9pm Good Beer Week: 12 - 21 May 2017

Fancy a cold beer the Australian way? Make plans to attend the renowned Good Beer Week, an event that aims to promote and encourage the appreciation of Good Beer to a wider audience. The nine-day long event was designed...

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Albert Park

Queen’s Birthday


12 June 2017

Australian’s celebrate the Queen’s Birthday with a public holiday (and long weekend) on Monday the 12th of June 2017. Even though there will be limited trading hours for some shops and businesses, there are plenty...

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Fed Square

Melbourne International Jazz Festival

Hamer Hall, Melbourne, VIC
02 June 2017 to 11 June 2017

The week-long Melbourne International Jazz Festival week features an excellent line-up with more than 100 unique jazz performances by top artists and performers. Popular venues like the Hamer Hall, Bennett’s Lane Jazz...

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Good Food Wine Festival

Good Food & Wine Festival

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Southbank, VIC
02 June 2017 to 04 June 2017

Experience a journey of good food and wine at Melbourne’s internationally acclaimed Good Food & Wine Festival. Sommeliers, winemakers and chefs from all over Australia come here to showcase their best harvests and...

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Lights in Winter Festival

The Light in Winter Festival

Federation Square, Melbourne, VIC
TBA - July 2017

With the popular Light in Winter Festival held in June each year, visitors to Melbourne during the winter months can enjoy this fantastic evening event in Melbourne’s cool winter. The yearly winter program runs...

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Batman Market

Winter Nights at the Batman Market

Batman Market, Coburg, VIC
TBA - June/July 2017

The Batman Markets are ready to launch their new program, Winter Nights at the Batman Market. Think freshly cooked street food as well as the hottest performers, artisans and artists. Here, you will find a food lover’s...

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Melbourne International Singers Festival

Federation Square, Melbourne, VIC
08 June 2017 to 12 June 2017

The Melbourne International Singers Festival is celebrated amid public festivities and features world-class singing, performances and an array of outstanding vocal and musical workshops – held every June and...

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Mind Body And Soul Festival

Mind, Body And Spirit Festival

Melbourne Exhibition Centre, Southbank, VIC
09 June 2017 to 12 June 2017

The Mind, Body and Spirit Festival held biannually in Melbourne is one of the few festivals celebrated in Australia that solely focuses on health, wellness and natural therapies. The festival welcomes more than 200...

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Melbourne Boat Show

Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, Southbank, VIC
16 June 2017 to 19 June 2017

The Melbourne Boat Show is is the largest event for the local marine industry, with thousands of exhibitors gathering in the city to display their latest products and services every year. Some of the main products...

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Williamstown Literary Festival

Williamstown Literary Festival

Williamstown Town Hall and Library, Williamstown, VIC
17 June 2017 to 18 June 2017

The Williamstown Literary Festival (aka the Willy Lit Fest) is an event which brings together readers and writers for one of the biggest literary festivals in Victoria. The festival runs for two days and will take place...

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Melbourne International Animation Festival

ACMI, Federation Square, Melbourne, VIC
18 June 2017 to 25 June 2017

The Melbourne International Animation Festival is a forum that brings together animators from all over the world. These animation works are selected from the creme de la creme of recent and historical releases. The...

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Melbourne Magic Festival

Northcote Town Hall,, Northcote, VIC
03 July 2017 to 15 July 2017

The Melbourne Magic Festival is one of a kind in Australia, and is easily regarded as the ultimate winter festival in Melbourne. Founded in 2008 by the Australian Institute of Magic, the festival seeks to bring together...

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Disney on Ice

Hisense Arena, Melbourne, VIC
05 July 2017 to 09 July 2017

Each and every year, children are dazzled and amazed by the huge production that comes to Melbourne during winter; Disney on Ice. A huge ice skating extravaganza, each show presents some of your favourite Disney...

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Run Melbourne

Federation Square,

Run Melbourne (formerly “The Age Run Melbourne”) is a great running event that encourages participants of all ages to come forward and showcase their athletic skills. Participants of this event will enjoy...

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Meguiars MotorEx

Meguiars MotorEx will be held in Sydney in 2017 and will return to Melbourne again in 2018! Meguiars Motor Ex started in Melbourne in 2014 and is held bi-annually between Melbourne and Sydney each year. The event has...

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Melbourne Bridal and Honeymoon Expo

Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Wharf, VIC
23 July 2017

The Melbourne Bridal and Honeymoon Expo is a popular exhibition held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre which offers information on everything you will need to plan your wedding. As one of the most...

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Melbourne International Film Festival

Various,

The Melbourne International Film Festival is one of the oldest events in Melbourne and held over three weeks around July and August every year. Founded in 1952, the film festival is one of the oldest in the world, and...

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Open House Melbourne

Open House Melbourne is a free event that offers a chance to explore the city’s most historic and significant buildings, religious structures and architectural monuments. The best part is you don’t have to pay any...

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4×4 Outdoors Show, Fishing & Boating Expo

National 4×4 Outdoors Show and Fishing Boat Expo

Melbourne Showgrounds,

The National 4×4 Outdoors Show and Fishing Boat Expo in Melbourne is a premier event that includes 4WD exhibitions, boats and caravans, as well as a special exhibition that features a vast array of fishing, BBQ and...

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SpotJobs Career Expo

Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre,

The SpotJobs Career Expo is the largest and most comprehensive careers event in Australia. The event showcases career opportunities from large employers, trades to higher education in an exciting, interactive and...

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Melbourne Writers Festival

Melbourne Writers Festival

Different venues around Federation Square,

The Melbourne Writers Festival is another cultural event catering for writers and readers; that includes a diverse schedule of educational programs, workshops, interactive sessions and entertainment options for all...

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Melbourne Day

Melbourne Day is an annual celebration which marks the founding of the great city of Melbourne on the 30th of August 1835. Each year, there are a number of fun FREE events held throughout the Melbourne CBD with a...

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Melbourne Spring Fashion Week

City Locations Vary For Each Event,

Fashion models, designers and retailers gather in Melbourne every September to celebrate Spring Fashion Week. This event is one of a kind and includes runway shows, fashion parades, exhibitions, films and even workshops...

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Melbourne Underground Film Festival

Alex Theatre,

The Melbourne Underground Film Festival (MUFF) is an independent festival which shows films in venues around Melbourne from new and upcoming filmmakers. The MUFF has been running since the year 2000, so 2017 will mark...

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Melbourne Fringe Festival

Melbourne Fringe Festival

At over 170 venues around Victoria,

The residents of Melbourne come together every September to celebrate the famous Melbourne Fringe Festival. This unique event welcomes more than 3400 independent artists to participate and display their finest artwork...

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Royal Melbourne Show

Royal Melbourne Show

Melbourne Showgrounds,

Taking place over the September school holidays, the Royal Melbourne Show is celebrated over 11 wonderful days and includes everything from exciting rides and family entertainment to arts, crafts and barn yard animals...

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Global March for Elephants, Rhino & Lions Melbourne

Alexandra Gardens,

Each year, hundreds of wildlife advocates will be gathering at Melbourne’s Alexandra Gardens to march in support of lions, elephants and rhinos, along with thousands of people around the world. Global March for...

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AFL Grand Final

Melbourne Cricket Ground, Richmond, VIC
30 September 2017

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WESTERN BULLDOGS – 2016 PREMIERS! Sydney Swans 10.7.67 Western Bulldogs 13.11.89 Just like the many other sporting events, the Grand Final has become an essential part of Australian culture...

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Seniors Week

Victorian Seniors Festival

Federation Square,

The Victorian Seniors Festival is an event to honour seniors in Victoria – held in October every year at various locations around the Melbourne CBD. This week-long festival includes an array of events, activities...

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Melbourne International Festival of the Arts

Melbourne Festival

Anytime you visit Melbourne, you can be sure to catch a festival or two and if visiting in October, visitors will get to enjoy the Melbourne Festival. The Melbourne Festival represents Australia’s unique culture...

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Melbourne Bride Wedding Expo

Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre,

The Melbourne Bride Wedding Expo is one of the most popular fashion festivals celebrated in Melbourne, and features bridal fashion parades, catwalk shows and lavish wedding stalls. Brides-to-be from all over Australia...

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Fitness & Health Expo

Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre,

The Melbourne Fitness & Health Expo is on again in 2017 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Come down and discover the latest information on health, fitness and overall wellness with a number of...

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Stringybark Festival

Rowville Community Centre,

The Stringybark Festival is a sustainability festival which is held at the Rowville Community Centre in October each year. This festival is all about empowering the local community to live sustainably with information...

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Melbourne Marathon

Melbourne Marathon

While Melbourne’s list of sporting events includes internationally renowned cricket matches, football games and tennis tournaments, the Melbourne Marathon is considered the most popular marathon held in the city...

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Melbourne to Warrnambool Classic

Werribee Sports & Fitness Centre,

The historic Melbourne to Warrnambool Classic is a cycling race that traverses the south west region of Victoria, through picturesque landscapes and difficult terrain. The Melbourne to Warrnambool Classic was founded in...

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The Spring Racing Carnival

The Spring Racing Carnival in Melbourne is a series of thoroughbred horse races held every year in the months of October and November. The Melbourne Cup is the premier event of the Spring Racing Carnival and is held on...

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Oktoberfest

Birrarung Marr,

As thousands travel to Munich for Oktoberfest, Melbourne residents are treated to a huge range of events as they celebrate their own version of Oktoberfest, right in the heart of Melbourne. Held at Birrarung Marr along...

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Wine & Cheese Fest

Seaworks Boat Shed,

If you are a wine and cheese lover, head to Williamstown in October for the fourth annual Wine & Cheese Fest! The festival is back at the Seaworks Boat Shed this year, which means sea breezes and plenty of space to...

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Lygon Street Fiesta

Piazza Italia,

Lygon Street Fiesta, also known as La Dolce Italia, is a melting pot that showcases Italy’s diverse culture and is certainly a great experience for visitors who wish to experience the diverse culture in Melbourne...

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PAX Australia

Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre,

PAX Australia (Penny Arcade Expo) is a gaming event that is celebrating its 14th year, having started in the USA in 2004. The first Australian PAX event was held in 2013 and has now become the biggest gaming event in...

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Melbourne Ukulele Festival

Northcote Town Hall,

The Melbourne Ukulele Festival is a fun event where lovers of music come together to listen, play and sing along to all things involving the ukulele! The festival is held at the Northcote Town hall, High Street...

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Derby Day

Flemington Racecourse,

Derby Day is a popular thoroughbred horse race which is held every year as part of the Spring Racing Carnival at Flemington Racecourse. Derby Day is always held on the Saturday before the Melbourne Cup, and in 2017 will...

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Melbourne Cup Parade

In the lead-up to the “race that stops the nation”, the City of Melbourne gets in on the festivities each year by hosting the Melbourne Cup Parade. This year, the procession will start on the corner of Swanston and...

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Melbourne Cup

Flemington Racecourse,

Every year, Australians come together to celebrate the most popular horse race on the calendar, Melbourne Cup Day. The Melbourne Cup is the premier event of the Spring Racing Carnival and is held on the first Tuesday in...

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Oaks Day

Flemington Racecourse,

Crown Oaks Day, also known as “Ladies Day” is a popular thoroughbred horse race which is held every year as part of the Spring Racing Carnival at Flemington Racecourse. Oaks Day is always held on the Thursday after Cup...

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Stakes Day

Flemington Racecourse,

Emirates Stakes Day, also known as “Family Day” is a popular thoroughbred horse race which is held every year as part of the Spring Racing Carnival at Flemington Racecourse. Stakes Day is always held on the Saturday...

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Melbourne Music Week

Melbourne Music Week

State Library of Victoria,

Melbourne Music Week is a huge festival that draws fans from all over the nation. It is one of the largest celebrations of music in the country – usually held around mid-November and lasting for a week. The best...

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Remembrance Day

Shrine of Remembrance,

The citizens of Australia come together every year to observe Remembrance Day. This event always celebrated at the eleventh hour, on the eleventh day, of the eleventh month (11th November) remembers the of signing of...

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Equitana Melbourne

Melbourne Showgrounds,

Equitana Melbourne is a huge event which showcases the very best of equine competitions and exhibitions and is held each year at the Melbourne Showgrounds. Originating in 1999, Equitana Melbourne is a fantastic family...

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MasterCard Masters

TBA,

***NOTE: The Australian Masters will not run in 2016. The organisers of the event will unveil their new plans for the event in the coming months.*** The MasterCard Masters is part of the Australian Masters, a yearly...

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SEXPO

Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre,

SEXPO is a sexuality, health and lifestyle exhibition which runs each year at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. This is an adults only event. The aim of SEXPO is to bring adult products out of adult stores...

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Christmas Festival

Melbourne Town Hall,

Each year, the City of Melbourne hosts a free month long festival in the Melbourne CBD known as the Christmas Festival which brings a little bit of magic to Melbourne for the Christmas season. There are many events and...

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Royal Exhibition Building

The Big Design Market

Royal Exhibition Building,

The Big Design Market is a huge 3 day design expo which brings customers over 230 stalls of homewares, fashion, furniture and kids products. Held at the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton Gardens, this expo is held in...

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Santa’s Break-Down Under

Coburg Velodrome,

Get your cork-string Santa hats ready for the most thrilling family circus show to hit Melbourne – Santa’s Break-Down Under! Under the starry night sky, joined by acrobats and daring aerialists, a crane...

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Carols By Candlelight

Sidney Myer Music Bowl,

If you are in Melbourne around Christmas time, don’t miss the most popular Christmas event known as Vision Australia’s Carols by Candlelight. This huge event is a massive Christmas celebration where families come...

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Christmas Day

Christmas Day is celebrated on the 25th of December and is celebrated all over the world. Christmas in Melbourne is a public holiday and is therefore a wonderful time to stop, reflect and spend time with family and...

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Boxing Day

Boxing Day is a massive public holiday in Australia and the best thing about being in Melbourne is that there are so many options for how to spend your day. From sporting events, cinema releases, shopping sprees or...

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Boxing Day Test

Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG),

Australia’s annual sports calendar is not just confined to the AFL Grand Final and Australian Open. It also includes motor racing events, marathons and international cricket matches. Certainly at the forefront of the...

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New Years Eve

Yarra River,

There are only a few events that are celebrated worldwide, with New Year’s being celebrated in every corner of the earth. Whether it’s the fireworks on the Sydney Harbour Bridge or the Ball drop at Times Square...

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New Years Day

New Years Day falls on the 1st of January each year, in the height of the Australian summer. It has been designated as a public holiday which allows many people to have a relaxing day off work. Even though there may be...

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Latin Summer Festival

Latin Summer Festival

Kings Domain ,

Every year, the citizens of Melbourne celebrate the Latin Summer Festival. This is a free event that welcomes the Latin communities and Australians to get together and enjoy the Latin culture; including music, dance and...

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Midsumma-Festival

Midsumma Festival

Carnival: Alexandra Gardens,

Melbourne’s annual celebration of gay and lesbian culture and art is also known as the Midsumma festival. It is the largest cultural festival of its type, celebrated in the city since 1988. You’ll find everything...

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Australian Open

Rod Laver Arena,

2017 WINNERS Womens Final: S. Williams v V. Williams – 6 (4), 6 (4) Mens Final: R. Federer v R. Nadal – 6 (4), (3) 6, 6 (1), (3) 6, 6 (3) Melbourne’s extensive list of sporting events also includes one of...

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Australia Day

Kings Domain,

One of the largest celebrations held throughout the country year after year is Australia Day. Celebrated on January 26th, Australia day is a public holiday that honours the arrival of the first British Fleet on...

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St Jerome’s Laneway Festival

Footscray Community Arts Centre,

What started as a tiny indi music event in the laneways of Melbourne, St Jerome’s Laneway Festival has now become one of the most loved music festivals in Australia. The Laneway Festival started in Melbourne in...

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