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Run Melbourne (formerly “The Age Run Melbourne”) is a great running event that encourages participants of all ages to come forward and...

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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 2022/2023 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!



Open House Melbourne

Open House Melbourne

Various locations around the Melbourne CBD, Melbourne, VIC
30 July 2022 to 31 July 2022

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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Melbourne International Film Festival

Melbourne International Film Festival

Various theatres around Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC
04 August 2022 to 21 August 2022

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 Day

Melbourne Day

Federation Square, Melbourne, VIC
30 August 2022

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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The Spring Racing Carnival

The Spring Racing Carnival

Flemington Racecourse, Flemington, VIC
03 September 2021 to 13 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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Melbourne Writers Festival

Melbourne Writers Festival

Multiple venues close to the State Library of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC
08 September 2022 to 11 September 2022

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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Royal Melbourne Show

Royal Melbourne Show

Melbourne Showgrounds, Ascot Vale, VIC
22 September 2022 to 02 October 2021

The 2021 Royal Melbourne Show has been cancelled due to the ongoing uncertainty and operational constraints, challenges and risks associated with holding major events with large free roaming crowds during the COVID-19...

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Afl Grand Final

AFL Grand Final

Melbourne Cricket Ground, Richmond, VIC
24 September 2022

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 International Coffee Expo

Melbourne International Coffee Expo

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Wharf, VIC
27 September 2022 to 30 September 2022

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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Melbourne Marathon

Melbourne Marathon

Batman Avenue, Melbourne, VIC
02 October 2022

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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Oktoberfest West

Oktoberfest West

Seaworks Maritime Precinct, Williamstown, VIC
02 October 2022

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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Victorian Seniors Festival

Victorian Seniors Festival

Multiple Venues, Melbourne, VIC
03 October 2022

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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Melbourne Fringe Festival

Melbourne Fringe Festival

Trades Hall, Carlton, VIC
06 October 2022 to 23 October 2022

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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Pax Australia

PAX Australia

Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Wharf, VIC
07 October 2022 to 09 October 2022

PAX Australia (Penny Arcade Expo) is a gaming event that started in the USA in 2004. The first Australian PAX event was held in 2013 and has now become the biggest gaming event in Australia with thousands of people...

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Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest

Melbourne Showgrounds, Ascot Vale, VIC
07 October 2022 to 16 October 2022

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. There are a number of...

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Wellness Walk And Research Run

Wellness Walk and Research Run

Palm Lawn ant the Alexandra Gardens, Melbourne, VIC
09 October 2022

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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Dog Lovers Show

Dog Lovers Show

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Wharf, VIC
14 October 2022 to 16 October 2022

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

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Melbourne Underground Film Festival

Melbourne Underground Film Festival

TBA, Melbourne, VIC
15 October 2022 to 23 October 2022

The Melbourne Underground Film Festival (MUFF) is an independent festival that shows films in venues around Melbourne from new and upcoming filmmakers. MUFF returns in 2022 for its 22nd edition. Get engaged, get...

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Melbourne Boat Show

Melbourne Boat Show

Victoria Harbour, Docklands, VIC
20 October 2022 to 23 October 2022

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. It is the largest and premier boat...

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Melbourne Cup Parade

Melbourne Cup Parade

Melbourne CBD, Melbourne, VIC
29 October 2022 to 05 November 2022

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...

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Derby Day

Derby Day

Flemington Racecourse, Flemington, VIC
29 October 2022

Derby Day is a popular thoroughbred horse race that 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 2022 will...

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Melbourne Cup

Melbourne Cup

Flemington Racecourse, Flemington, VIC
01 November 2022

Every year, Australians come together to celebrate the most popular horse race on the calendar, Melbourne Cup Day. Also known as the Lexus Melbourne Cup, the Melbourne Cup is the premier event of the Spring Racing...

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Oaks Day

Oaks Day

Flemington Racecourse, Flemington, VIC
03 November 2022

Kennedy 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. Formerly known as ‘Kennedy...

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State Rose And Garden Show

State Rose and Garden Show

Victoria State Rose Garden, Werribee South, VIC
05 November 2022 to 06 November 2022

The Victoria State Rose Garden is the largest and best-maintained public rose garden in Australia. So make sure to stop by in November to enjoy the State Rose and Garden Show which is hosted in the gardens every year...

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Stakes Day

Stakes Day

Flemington Racecourse, Flemington, VIC
05 November 2022

Paramount+ Stakes Day, also known as ‘Family Day’, is a popular thoroughbred horse race that is held every year as part of the Spring Racing Carnival at Flemington Racecourse. The Melbourne Cup is the...

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Equitana Melbourne

Equitana Melbourne

Melbourne Showgrounds, Ascot Vale, VIC
10 November 2022 to 13 November 2022

Equitana Melbourne is a huge event that showcases the very best of equine competitions and exhibitions and will be next held in Melbourne in November 2022. Originating in 1999, Equitana Melbourne is a fantastic family...

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Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day

The Sanctuary, Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne, VIC
11 November 2022

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 the signing...

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Christmas Festival

Christmas Festival

Multiple Events Around Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC
TBA - NOV/ DEC 2022

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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Melbourne Queer Film Festival

Melbourne Queer Film Festival

Multiple Venues, Melbourne, VIC
18 November 2022 to 29 November 2022

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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Santas Magical Kingdom

Santas Magical Kingdom

Caulfield Racecourse, Caulfield East, VIC
TBA - November / December 2022

Santa’s Magical Kingdom has really become a Christmas tradition for many families around Victoria. Now in its 8th year, this much-loved festive family event marks the start of the festive season every year. Santas...

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Sexpo

SEXPO

Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Wharf, VIC
25 November 2022 to 27 November 2022

SEXPO is a sexuality, health and lifestyle exhibition which runs most years at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. This is an adults-only event. SEXPO aims to bring adult products out of adult stores and...

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Aus-x Open

AUS-X Open

Marvel Stadium, Docklands, VIC
TBA - November 2022

The AUS-X Open Melbourne is Australia’s largest Supercross and freestyle Motocross event, and also one of the biggest events of its kind in the world. The event takes place at Marvel Stadium, with thousands of...

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Federation Square

Melbourne International Jazz Festival

Various Venues, Melbourne, VIC
02 December 2022 to 05 December 2022

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 Hamer Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre...

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Royal Exhibition Building

The Big Design Market

Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton, VIC
02 December 2022 to 04 December 2022

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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Melbourne Music Week

Melbourne Music Week

State Library of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC
03 December 2022 to 12 December 2022

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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Carols By Candlelight

Carols By Candlelight

Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne, VIC
24 December 2022

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...

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Christmas Day

Christmas Day

All over Australia, Melbourne, VIC
25 December 2022

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

All over Australia, Melbourne, VIC
26 December 2022

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

Boxing Day Test

Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Richmond, VIC
26 December 2022 to 30 December 2022

In 2021, the third test of the Vodafone Men’s Ashes series is held between Australia and England Australia’s annual sports calendar is not just confined to the AFL Grand Final and Australian Open. It also...

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