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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.

What’s On Melbourne This Weekend & Upcoming 2021/2022 Events Calendar




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.

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!

Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne, VIC
24 March 2021 to 18 April 2021

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 has...

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Midsumma Festival

Midsumma Festival

Multiple Venues, St Kilda, VIC
19 April 2021 to 05 May 2021

Midsumma Pride March 2021 will return to Fitzroy St, St Kilda on Sunday 23 May 2021. NOTE: this is a few weeks outside of Midsumma Festival 2021 dates (19 April – 5 May 2021). Melbourne’s annual...

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Run The Tan

Run the Tan

Pillars of Wisdom, Melbourne, VIC
24 April 2021

Run the Tan is an exciting new showcase running festival presented by AIA Vitality, featuring four key events that take on the challenging 3.8 km course. A must-do event for elite athletes, serious runners, families and...

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Anzac Day

Anzac Day

Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne, VIC
25 April 2021

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

AFL ANZAC Day

Melbourne Cricket Ground, Richmond, VIC
25 April 2021

Essendon vs Collingwood have the biggest rivalry in AFL history and the time has come again for the massive AFL ANZAC Day clash! In 2021, the game will be held on the 25th of April at the famous Melbourne Cricket Ground...

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Federation Square

Melbourne Knowledge Week

Multiple Venues, Melbourne, VIC
26 April 2021 to 02 May 2021

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

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Latin Summer Festival

Latin Summer Festival

Tom's Block, Royal Botanical Gardens, Melbourne, VIC
30 April 2021 to 02 May 2021

Due to the circuit breaker COVID restrictions in Victoria during February, the new dates for the Latin Summer Festival are Friday, April 30 to Sunday, May 2nd 2021 Every year, the citizens of Melbourne celebrate...

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Melbourne To Warrnambool Classic

Melbourne to Warrnambool Classic

Avalon Airport, Lara, VIC
TBA

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

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Rspca Million Paws Walk

RSPCA Million Paws Walk

Virtual Event, Albert Park, VIC
01 May 2021 to 31 May 2021

This year, Million Paws Walk: Walk This May is a PAWsome virtual challenge perfect for dog lovers and their four-legged friends The RSPCA Million Paws Walk is a huge fundraising day for your four-legged friends when...

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Good Beer Week

Good Beer Week

Various venues , Melbourne, VIC
14 May 2021 to 23 May 2021

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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One Fine Day Wedding Fair

One Fine Day Wedding Fair

Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton, VIC
29 May 2021 to 30 May 2021

One Fine Day is a refreshing alternative to the traditional bridal fair; showcasing a handpicked collection of 100 sought after vendors in the wedding field. Not only is One Fine Day the perfect outlet for creative...

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Melbourne International Singers Festival

Melbourne International Singers Festival

Deakin Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne, VIC
11 June 2021 to 14 June 2021

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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Queens Birthday

Queens Birthday

All The State, Melbourne, VIC
14 June 2021

Australian’s celebrate the Queen’s Birthday with a public holiday (and long weekend) on Monday the 8th of June 2021. Even though there will be limited trading hours for some shops and businesses, there are...

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Williamstown Literary Festival

Williamstown Literary Festival

Williamstown Town Hall and Library, Williamstown, VIC
18 June 2021 to 20 June 2021

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 Magic Festival

Melbourne Magic Festival

Arrow on Swanston, Carlton, VIC
28 June 2021 to 10 July 2021

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

Disney on Ice

Hisense Arena, Melbourne, VIC
TBA - July 2021

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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Equitana Melbourne

Equitana Melbourne

Melbourne Showgrounds, Ascot Vale, VIC
08 July 2021 to 11 July 2021

Equitana Melbourne is a huge event which showcases the very best of equine competitions and exhibitions and will be next held in Melbourne in 2021. Originating in 1999, Equitana Melbourne is a fantastic family-friendly...

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Finders Keepers Market

Finders Keepers Market

Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton, VIC
09 July 2021 to 11 July 2021

The Finders Keepers market is a massive three-day event in Spring; featuring over 250 independent art and design stalls in the world-renowned Royal Exhibition Building in the Carlton Gardens. Expect to find loads of...

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Melbourne Queer Film Festival

Melbourne International Animation Festival

ACMI, Melbourne, VIC
TBA - July 2021

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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Open House Melbourne

Open House Melbourne

Various locations around the Melbourne CBD, Melbourne, VIC
17 July 2021 to 18 July 2021

Open House Melbourne is a 2-day 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...

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Melbourne Career Expo

Melbourne Career Expo

Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Wharf, VIC
23 July 2021 to 25 July 2021

The Melbourne 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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Run Melbourne

Run Melbourne

Federation Square, Melbourne, VIC
25 July 2021

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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The Melbourne Fair

The Melbourne Fair

Caulfield Racecourse, Caulfield East, VIC
29 July 2021 to 01 August 2021

Seasoned collectors, interior stylists and history buffs will converge at Melbourne’s largest fair showcasing an exclusive range of antiques, jewellery, couture, arts and some of the country’s most...

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Melbourne International Film Festival

Melbourne International Film Festival

Various theatres around Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC
05 August 2021 to 22 August 2021

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

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Melbourne Home Show

Melbourne Home Show

Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, Southbank, VIC
13 August 2021 to 15 August 2021

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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Skepticon

Skepticon

Multiple Locations, Melbourne, VIC
13 August 2021

Skepticon is an annual festival that’s now held back in Melbourne each year, doubling as the national convention of the Australian Skeptics Association. This festival is a sceptics’ paradise where you can...

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Herald Sun / Transurban Run For The Kids

Herald Sun / Transurban Run For The Kids

Marvel Stadium, Docklands, VIC
28 March 2021

The Herald-Sun / Transurban 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 15km...

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Melbourne Day

Melbourne Day

Federation Square, Melbourne, VIC
30 August 2021

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 Writers Festival

Melbourne Writers Festival

Multiple venues close to the State Library of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC
03 September 2021 to 12 September 2021

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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The Spring Racing Carnival

The Spring Racing Carnival

Flemington Racecourse, Flemington, VIC
04 September 2021 to 14 November 2021

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

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Ms Melbourne Cycle & Half Marathon

MS Melbourne Cycle & Half Marathon

Flemington Racecourse, Flemington, VIC
05 September 2021

Ride, run, jog or walk – it’s your choice when it comes to participating in the MS Melbourne Cycle or Half Marathon! Do you prefer the wind on your face and taking in the stunning views of Melbourne city...

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Melbourne International Coffee Expo

Melbourne International Coffee Expo

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Wharf, VIC
09 September 2021 to 11 September 2021

Coffee paradise beckons visitors to sample, savour and appreciate coffee at Australia’s most spirited event, the Melbourne International Coffee Expo. Held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, the...

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Royal Melbourne Show

Royal Melbourne Show

Melbourne Showgrounds, Ascot Vale, VIC
23 September 2021 to 03 October 2021

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 barnyard animals...

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Afl Grand Final

AFL Grand Final

Melbourne Cricket Ground, Richmond, VIC
24 September 2021

Just like the many other sporting events, the Grand Final has become an essential part of Australian culture. So much so that the Friday before Grand Final Day has been declared a public holiday in Victoria. AFL Grand...

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Melbourne Fringe Festival

Melbourne Fringe Festival

Trades Hall, Carlton, VIC
30 September 2021 to 17 October 2021

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

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Victorian Seniors Festival

Victorian Seniors Festival

Multiple Venues, Melbourne, VIC
01 October 2021 to 31 October 2021

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 and...

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Wellness Walk And Research Run

Wellness Walk and Research Run

Palm Lawn ant the Alexandra Gardens, Melbourne, VIC
TBA - October 2021

Support people with cancer by walking or running with Olivia in Melbourne at Alexandra Gardens. Funds raised will support cancer research breakthroughs and provide access to world-leading wellness and supportive care...

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Oktoberfest West

Oktoberfest West

Seaworks Maritime Precinct, Williamstown, VIC
TBA - October 2021

Oktoberfest West is like a Carnival but with Beer! It’s just about fun and very family-friendly. The event features the biggest Munich style beer hall, authentic German beer, European street food, top-class live...

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Labour Day

Labour Day

All The State, Melbourne, VIC
04 October 2021

Labour Day is a public holiday in Victoria which will next be observed on 4th of October 2021. Labour Day is observed to reflect on the social and political movement in the 1850s to secure an 8-hour working day for all...

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