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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.

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.

What’s On Melbourne This Weekend & Upcoming 2020/2021 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!



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Good Friday

All over Australia, Melbourne, VIC
10 April 2020

Please note that due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, all public masses have been suspended as of March 18, 2020. Please check with your church to see if there is an online streaming of their mass services Good...

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Easter Saturday

All over Australia, Melbourne, VIC
11 April 2020

Please note that due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, all public masses have been suspended as of March 18, 2020. Please check with your church to see if there is an online streaming of their mass services Easter...

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Easter Sunday

All over Australia, Melbourne, VIC
12 April 2020

Please note that due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, all public masses have been suspended as of March 18, 2020. Please check with your church to see if there is an online streaming of their mass services Easter...

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Easter Monday

All over Australia, Melbourne, VIC
13 April 2020

Please note that due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, all public masses have been suspended as of March 18, 2020. Please check with your church to see if there is an online streaming of their mass services Easter...

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anzac Day

Anzac Day

Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne, VIC
25 April 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Shrine of Remembrance is closed. All commemorative services, education programs, tours and presentations have been cancelled until 30 April 2020 Anzac Day is an important...

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Mind Body And Soul Festival

Mind, Body And Spirit Festival

Melbourne Exhibition Centre, Southbank, VIC
05 June 2020

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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Queens Birthday

All The State, Melbourne, VIC
08 June 2020

Australian’s celebrate the Queen’s Birthday with a public holiday (and long weekend) on Monday the 8th of June 2020. Even though there will be limited trading hours for some shops and businesses, there are plenty...

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Melbourne Boat Show

Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, Southbank, VIC
11 June 2020 to 14 June 2020

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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Melbourne Magic Festival

Melba Spiegeltent, Collingwood, VIC
29 June 2020 to 11 July 2020

In light of the current global pandemic, the Melbourne Magic Festival are currently assessing their options for the 2020 event. The health of performers and audiences are their first priority. As soon as we have any...

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Finders Keepers Market

Finders Keepers Market

Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton, VIC
10 July 2020 to 12 July 2020

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 International Animation Festival

ACMI, Melbourne, VIC
TBA - July 2020

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 Career Expo

Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Wharf, VIC
24 July 2020 to 26 July 2020

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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Open House Melbourne

Various locations around the Melbourne CBD, Melbourne, VIC
26 July 2020 to 28 July 2020

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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Run Melbourne

Federation Square, Melbourne, VIC
26 July 2020

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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Bells Beach Surfing Classic

Bells Beach, Torquay, VIC
TBA - Later 2020

Due to the continued evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Surf League (WSL) has postponing or cancelling all events, at all levels of competition, through the end of May. This includes the postponement of the...

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Good Beer Week

Good Beer Week

Various venues , Melbourne, VIC
TBA - Later in 2020

In light of the announcement by the Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, declaring Victoria in a state of emergency and on the back of the Government’s ban of non-essential gatherings of over 500 people, Good Beer Week...

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Melbourne Knowledge Week

Meat Market, Melbourne, VIC
TBA - Late 2020

As a result of ongoing developments concerning COVID-19, the 2020 Melbourne Knowledge Week event scheduled for Sunday 20-26 May 2020 has been cancelled. The organisers are working with event partners to investigate...

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The Melbourne Fair

The Melbourne Fair

Caulfield Racecourse, Caulfield East, VIC
01 August 2020 to 05 August 2020

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 significant and rare...

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Melbourne International Film Festival

Various theatres around Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC
06 August 2020 to 23 August 2020

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 Convention & Exhibition Centre, Southbank, VIC
16 August 2020 to 19 August 2020

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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White Night

White Night Melbourne

Various locations in the CBD, Melbourne, VIC
22 August 2020 to 24 August 2020

This year for the first time, over three consecutive nights in three key precincts, Melbourne’s iconic inner-city parks and gardens will undergo a transformation to host White Night Reimagined. One of Australia’s most...

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Melbourne Fashion Week

Melbourne Fashion Week

Various Locations Around Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC
28 August 2020 to 05 September 2020

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

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Melbourne Day

Federation Square, Melbourne, VIC
30 August 2020

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
30 August 2020 to 08 September 2020

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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Victoria’s Multicultural Festival

Federation Square, Melbourne, VIC
TBA - Late 2020

The Victorian Multicultural Commission has postponed its Cultural Diversity Week events due to advice on gatherings of more than 500 people in response to COVID-19. Victoria’s Multicultural Festival, which was scheduled...

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The Spring Racing Carnival

The Spring Racing Carnival

Flemington Racecourse, Flemington, VIC
05 September 2020

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

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Royal Melbourne Show

Royal Melbourne Show

Melbourne Showgrounds, Ascot Vale , VIC
19 September 2020 to 29 September 2020

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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Good Food Wine Festival

Good Food & Wine Festival

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Wharf, VIC
25 September 2020 to 27 September 2020

In light of advice from the health authorities and the evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, the Melbourne Good Food & Wine Show which was scheduled to take place at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition...

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Afl Grand Final

AFL Grand Final

Melbourne Cricket Ground, Richmond, VIC
26 September 2020

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
01 October 2020 to 18 October 2020

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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Victorian Seniors Festival

Federation Square, Melbourne, VIC
01 October 2020 to 31 October 2020

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 International Arts Festival

Various Locations Around Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC
TBA- October 2020

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 International Arts Festival. The Melbourne International Arts Festival...

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Oktoberfest West

Oktoberfest West

Seaworks Maritime Precinct, Williamstown, VIC
TBA - October 2020

Oktoberfest West back for its second year 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...

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Wellness Walk and Research Run

Wellness Walk and Research Run

Palm Lawn ant the Alexandra Gardens, Melbourne, VIC
TBA - October 2020

Support people with cancer by walking or running with Olivia on Sunday 6 October in Melbourne down at Alexandra Gardens. Funds raised will support cancer research breakthroughs and provide access to world-leading...

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PAX Australia

Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Wharf, VIC
09 October 2020 to 11 October 2020

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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Melbourne Marathon

Melbourne Marathon

Batman Avenue, Melbourne, VIC
11 October 2020

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

Oktoberfest

Melbourne Showgrounds, Ascot Vale, VIC
TBA- October 2020

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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Carlton Italian Festa

Piazza Italia, Carlton, VIC
TBA - October 2020

The Carlton Italian Festa, also known as La Dolce Italia or the Lygon Street Fiesta, is a melting pot that showcases Italy’s diverse culture in Melbourne. The celebration of Italy’s culture brings together...

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Fitness Show Melbourne

Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Wharf, VIC
24 October 2020 to 25 October 2020

The Fitness Show is on again in 2020 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Come down and discover the latest information on health, fitness and overall wellness with a number of products, services and...

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Barkly Bikes Festival

Barkly Bikes Festival

Barkly Square, Brunswick, VIC
26 October 2020

Brunswick’s favourite bike festival returns to Barkly Square again on Sunday 27 October 2020, celebrating all things on two wheels. Transforming the outdoor laneway precinct, the free community event will host a charity...

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Stakes Day

Flemington Racecourse, Flemington, VIC
29 October 2020 to 04 November 2020

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 Melbourne 2020 Date –...

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Derby Day

Flemington Racecourse, Flemington, VIC
31 October 2020

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 2020 will...

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Christmas Festival

Christmas Festival

Federation Square, Melbourne, VIC
01 November 2020 to 24 December 2020

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 Cup Parade

Melbourne Cup Parade

Melbourne CBD, Melbourne, VIC
03 November 2020

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

Melbourne Cup

Flemington Racecourse, Flemington, VIC
03 November 2020

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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Melbourne International Coffee Expo

Melbourne International Coffee Expo

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Wharf, VIC
03 November 2020 to 06 November 2020

Following the announcement from Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews and the measures that will be taken by the state government to mitigate the risk of COVID-19, the decision has been made to reschedule MICE 2020. The...

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Oaks Day

Oaks Day

Flemington Racecourse, Flemington, VIC
05 November 2020

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 ‘Crown Oaks Day’...

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State Rose and Garden Show

Victoria State Rose Garden, Werribee South, VIC
07 November 2020 to 08 November 2020

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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SEXPO

Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Wharf, VIC
TBA - November 2020

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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Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day

Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne, VIC
11 November 2020

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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Melbourne Music Week

Melbourne Music Week

State Library of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC
TBA - November 2020

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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Equitana Melbourne

Melbourne Showgrounds, Ascot Vale, VIC
19 November 2020 to 22 November 2020

Equitana Melbourne is a huge event which showcases the very best of equine competitions and exhibitions and will be next held in Melbourne in 2020. Originating in 1999, Equitana Melbourne is a fantastic family-friendly...

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Santas Magical Kingdom

Caulfield Racecourse, Caulfield East, VIC
22 November 2020 to 28 December 2020

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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Colour Run

Colour Run

Flemington Racecourse, Flemington, VIC
24 November 2020

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 while they get flung with colour. This is an un-timed event where participants of...

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Melbourne Underground Film Festival

Cracked Actors Theatre, Albert Park, VIC
TBA - November 2020

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 2020 will mark...

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Meguiars MotorEx

Melbourne Showgrounds, Ascot Vale, VIC
27 November 2020 to 28 November 2020

In light of the announcement by the Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, declaring Victoria in a state of emergency and on the back of the Government’s ban of non-essential gatherings of over 500 people, Meguiars MotorEx...

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Dog Lovers Show

Dog Lovers Show

Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton, VIC
27 November 2020 to 29 November 2020

Due to the unprecedented COVID-19 situation and the rapidly changing landscape, the 2020 Melbourne Dog Lovers Show which was scheduled to be held from 1 to 3 May, has been postponed until 27 to 29 November 2020. The Dog...

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AUS-X-Open

AUS-X Open

Marvel Stadium, Docklands, VIC
28 November 2020

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

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Melbourne Cat Lovers Show

Melbourne Cat Lovers Show

Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton, VIC
28 November 2020 to 29 November 2020

The hotly anticipated Cat Lovers Show returns to Melbourne again at the Royal Exhibition Building, on Saturday 30 November and Sunday 1 December. The Show is a veritable feline festival; containing everything for and...

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The Big Design Market

Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton, VIC
04 December 2020 to 06 December 2020

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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skepticon

Skepticon

Multiple Locations, Melbourne, VIC
TBA - December 2020

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 hear...

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Australian DanceSport Championship 1

Australian DanceSport Championship

Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne, VIC
TBA - December 2020

Australia’s premier competitive DanceSport event celebrates 74 years this December and graces a brand-new stage at Melbourne Park’s Margaret Court Arena. The all-new intimate setting will draw audiences closer to the...

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Carols By Candlelight

Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne, VIC
24 December 2020

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

All over Australia, Melbourne, VIC
25 December 2020

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 Test

Boxing Day Test

Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Richmond, VIC
26 December 2020 to 30 December 2020

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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Boxing Day

All over Australia, Melbourne, VIC
26 December 2020

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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New Years Eve

Multiple Locations, Melbourne, VIC
31 December 2020 to 01 January 2021

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

All over Australia, Melbourne, VIC
01 January 2021

New Years Day falls on the 1st of January each year, at 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

Tom's Block, Royal Botanical Gardens, Melbourne, VIC
TBA - January 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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