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Melbourne Ukulele Festival

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...

Melbourne Ukulele Festival

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!



riverside quay outdoor dining

Al Fresco Dining at Riverside Quay

Riverside Quay by Mirvac, Southbank, VIC
19 November 2020 to 30 March 2021

Summer-time drinks and dining are set to be transformed from 19 November 2020 to 30 March 2021 at Mirvac’s Riverside Quay, Southbank, with a series of pop-up alfresco spaces extending its outdoor precinct along the...

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Melbourne Music Week

Melbourne Music Week

State Library of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC
09 December 2020 to 28 February 2021

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 part is...

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Big Strings Festival

Big Strings Festival

Various Laneways, Melbourne, VIC
16 January 2021 to 31 January 2021

In conjunction with the City of Melbourne and the Victorian State Government, Artist Bookings (Melbourne’s Leading Entertainment Solutions Providers) is proud to present a showcase of Melbourne’s finest big string...

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Australia Day

Australia Day

Multiple Venues, Melbourne, VIC
26 January 2021

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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Sustainable Living Festival

Sustainable Living Festival

Melbourne CBD, Melbourne, VIC
01 February 2021 to 28 February 2021

The iconic Sustainable Living Festival runs for 4 weeks in February 2021 and promotes solutions to global warming by promoting sustainable living practices. The largest and longest-running festival of its kind aims to...

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Australian Open

Australian Open

Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, VIC
08 February 2021 to 21 February 2021

Melbourne’s extensive list of sporting events also includes one of the four major tennis world Grand Slams, the Australian Open. Usually held In January every year (February in 2021), Melbourne hosts this tennis...

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Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

China Town, Melbourne, VIC
12 February 2021

As there is a large community of Chinese-Australians living in Victoria, Melbournians love celebrating Chinese New Year after year. 2021 is the year of the ox. Although this festival is celebrated all across the...

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Melbourne To Warrnambool Classic

Melbourne to Warrnambool Classic

Avalon Airport, Lara, VIC
13 February 2021

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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Latin Summer Festival

Latin Summer Festival

Tom's Block, Royal Botanical Gardens, Melbourne, VIC
19 February 2021 to 21 February 2021

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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Transitions Film Festival

Transitions Film Festival

Virtual Festival, Melbourne, VIC
23 February 2021 to 15 March 2021

The Transitions Film Festival returns to Melbourne with another enthralling line-up of cutting-edge documentaries about existential challenges, mega-trends, game-changing technologies and creative visions that are...

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Lonsdale Street Festival

Lonsdale Street Festival

CBD, Melbourne, VIC
TBA - February 2021

For the Greek Community living in Australia, the Lonsdale Street Festival (formerly Antipodes Festival) is a must-attend event that celebrates the rich culture and food of Greece. The festival brings together Greek...

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Moomba Festival

Moomba Festival

Alexandra Gardens & Birrarung Marr, Melbourne, VIC
05 March 2021 to 08 March 2021

Melbournians come together every year to share, cheer and spread the festive spirit for the Moomba Festival. After all, Moomba has been celebrated in Melbourne for over half a century and is held every Labour Day long...

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Melbourne Fashion Festival

Melbourne Fashion Festival

Various venues around Melbourne, Docklands, VIC
11 March 2021 to 20 March 2021

When autumn hits the city, Melbourne celebrates the fashion festival of the season also known as the Melbourne Fashion Festival.

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Melbourne Queer Film Festival

Melbourne Queer Film Festival

Multiple Venues, Melbourne, VIC
11 March 2021 to 21 March 2021

Melbourne has been hosting the famous Queer Film Festival since 1991; making it one of the oldest queer film festivals in the world and the largest in the southern hemisphere. This film event is the second-largest film...

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Melbourne Irish Festival

Melbourne Irish Festival

Edinburgh Gardens, Fitzroy North, VIC
TBA - March 2021

The Irish Festival is one of the most popular Irish events in Australia, gathering both locals and foreigners together to celebrate their Irish roots in a day of family fun. Held on the Sunday before Saint...

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Ms Melbourne Cycle & Half Marathon

MS Melbourne Cycle & Half Marathon

Flemington Racecourse, Flemington, VIC
TBA - March 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 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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The Melbourne Fair

The Melbourne Fair

Caulfield Racecourse, Caulfield East, VIC
25 March 2021 to 28 March 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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Victoria’s Multicultural Festival

Victoria’s Multicultural Festival

Federation Square, Melbourne, VIC
TBA - March 2021

Every year, the citizens of Melbourne celebrate a number of multicultural festivals around the city; including the ever-popular Chinese New Year, the Summer Latin Festival and Victoria’s Multicultural Festival...

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Herald Sun / Transurban Run For The Kids

Herald Sun / Transurban Run For The Kids

Marvel Stadium, Docklands, VIC
TBA - March / April 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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Bells Beach Surfing Classic

Rip Curl Pro

Bells Beach, Torquay, VIC
01 April 2021 to 11 April 2021

The Rip Curl Pro (formerly the Bells Beach Surf Classic) is held annually in Victoria and is a professional surfing competition that attracts visitors to Bells Beach every Easter. Commonly known as the “Rip Curl...

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Good Friday

Good Friday

All over Australia, Melbourne, VIC
09 April 2021

Good Friday kicks off the Australian Easter celebrations and will next be observed on Friday the 09th of April 2021. Good Friday is a public holiday which is observed with almost all shops and stores closing and people...

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Easter Saturday

Easter Saturday

All over Australia, Melbourne, VIC
10 April 2021

Easter Saturday is part of the Easter celebrations and will next be observed on Saturday the 10th of April 2021. Easter Saturday follows Good Friday and occurs as part of a Christian festival which, according to...

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Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday

All over Australia, Melbourne, VIC
11 April 2021

Easter Sunday is part of the Easter celebrations and will next be observed on Sunday the 11th of April 2021. 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

Easter Monday

All over Australia, Melbourne, VIC
12 April 2021

Easter Monday is a public holiday in Australia and will next be observed on Monday the 12th of April 2021. Easter Monday follows Easter Sunday which is a Christian festival which, according to tradition, celebrates the...

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Melbourne Home Show

Melbourne Home Show

Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, Southbank, VIC
16 April 2021 to 18 April 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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Midsumma Festival

Midsumma Festival

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

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...

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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

Meat Market, Melbourne, VIC
26 April 2021 to 02 May 2021

A vibrant nightlife, 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 is...

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Melbourne Cat Lovers Show

Melbourne Cat Lovers Show

Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton, VIC
01 May 2021 to 02 May 2021

The hotly anticipated Cat Lovers Show returns to Melbourne again at the Royal Exhibition Building, on Saturday 1 May and Sunday 2 May, 2021. The Show is a veritable feline festival; containing everything for and about...

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Next Wave Festival

Next Wave Festival

Various Venues, Melbourne, VIC
TBA - May 2021

The Next Wave Festival is a biennial event held in Melbourne whose aim is to provide a platform for artists of the future as well as highlight futuristic trends. Melbourne’s events calendar teems with festivals...

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Good Beer Week

Good Beer Week

Various venues , Melbourne, VIC
TBA - 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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Rspca Million Paws Walk

RSPCA Million Paws Walk

Albert Park Lake, Albert Park, VIC
TBA - May 2021

The RSPCA Million Paws Walk is a huge fundraising day for your four-legged friends when thousands of dollars are raised in support of the RSPCA. On the day of the event, thousands of people come together all over...

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Good Food & Wine Festival

Good Food & Wine Festival

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Wharf, VIC
28 May 2021 to 30 May 2021

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...

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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 at 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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Melbourne Boat Show

Melbourne Boat Show

Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, Southbank, VIC
17 June 2021 to 20 June 2021

The Melbourne Boat Show 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
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

Melba Spiegeltent, Collingwood, 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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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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