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Midsumma Festival

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...

Midsumma-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.

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!



Midsumma-Festival

Midsumma Festival

Multiple Venues, St Kilda, VIC
19 January 2020 to 09 February 2020

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

Australian Open

Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, VIC
20 January 2020 to 02 February 2020

Melbourne’s extensive list of sporting events also includes one of the four major tennis world Grand Slams – the Australian Open. In January every year, Melbourne hosts this tennis tournament at Rod Laver Arena...

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Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

China Town, Melbourne, VIC
24 January 2020 to 02 February 2020

As there is a large community of Chinese-Australians living in Victoria, Melbournians love celebrating Chinese New Year year after year. 2020 is the year of the Rat. Although this festival is celebrated all across the...

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Australia Day

Multiple Venues in City Area, Melbourne, VIC
26 January 2020

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

Melbourne CBD, Melbourne, VIC
01 February 2020 to 29 February 2020

The iconic Sustainable Living Festival runs for 4 weeks in February 2020 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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Herald Sun Tour

Herald Sun Tour

Various Locations, Melbourne, VIC
05 February 2020 to 09 February 2020

The Herald Sun Tour is a professional race for cyclists and the oldest of its kind in Australia. As one of the most popular sporting events in Melbourne, the tour is an integral part of Melbourne’s culture. The...

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St Jerome’s Laneway Festival

Footscray Park, Footscray, VIC
08 February 2020

What started as a tiny indie 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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St. Kilda Festival

St Kilda Festival

St. Kilda Beach, St. Kilda, VIC
09 February 2020

St. Kilda Festival is a nine-day event held in Melbourne and whose culmination is a summer-style celebration of arts and music along the gorgeous St. Kilda foreshore. Part and parcel of Melbourne’s timeless...

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Melbourne to Warrnambool Classic

Avalon Airport, Lara, VIC
15 February 2020

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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Transitions Film Festival

Cinema Nova, Carlton, VIC
20 February 2020 to 06 March 2020

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

CBD, Melbourne, VIC
29 February 2020 to 01 March 2020

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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Sydney Road Street Party

Sydney Road, Brunswick, VIC
01 March 2020

The Sydney Road Street Party is a cultural festival and one of the largest street-based festivals in Melbourne. Held as part of the Brunswick Music Festival which runs for 2 weeks, the Sydney Road Street Party is a one...

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Melbourne Fashion Festival

Melbourne Fashion Festival

Various venues around Melbourne, Docklands, VIC
04 March 2020 to 14 March 2020

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

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Moomba Festival

Alexandra Gardens & Birrarung Marr, Melbourne, VIC
06 March 2020 to 09 March 2020

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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Labour Day

Labour Day

All The State, Melbourne, VIC
09 March 2020

Labour Day is a public holiday in Victoria which will next be observed on Monday the 9th of March 2020. Labour Day is observed to reflect on the social and political movement in the 1850s to secure an 8-hour working day...

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Melbourne Queer Film Festival

Multiple Venues, Melbourne, VIC
12 March 2020 to 23 March 2020

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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Australian Grand Prix

Australian Grand Prix

Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit, Albert Park, VIC
12 March 2020 to 15 March 2020

Of all of the events held in Melbourne, the Australian Grand Prix is one of the largest and most popular. People from all over the world come here to watch the Grand Prix, with this event certainly increasing visitors...

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Melbourne Ukulele Festival

Melbourne Ukulele Festival

Northcote Town Hall, Northcote, VIC
13 March 2020 to 14 March 2020

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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Irish Festival

Melbourne Irish Festival

Edinburgh Gardens, Fitzroy North, VIC
15 March 2020

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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Warrandyte Festival

Warrandyte Festival

Stiggants Reserve, Warrandyte, VIC
20 March 2020 to 22 March 2020

The Warrandyte Festival has been a staple of this country town since 1977 and is celebrating its 42nd year! Come on up to Warrandyte to celebrate this wonderful festival filled with food, drinks, live music, a parade as...

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MS Melbourne Cycle & Half Marathon

Flemington Racecourse, Flemington , VIC
22 March 2020

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? Then the...

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Melbourne Comedy Festival

Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne, VIC
25 March 2020 to 19 April 2020

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 / Transurban Run For The Kids

Marvel Stadium, Docklands, VIC
29 March 2020

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 long...

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Victoria’s Multicultural Festival

Federation Square, Melbourne, VIC
29 March 2020

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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Bells Beach Surfing Classic

Bells Beach, Torquay, VIC
03 April 2020 to 13 April 2020

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

All over Australia, Melbourne, VIC
10 April 2020

Good Friday kicks off the Australian Easter celebrations and will next be observed on Friday the 10th of April 2020. Good Friday is a public holiday which is observed with almost all shops and stores closing and people...

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Easter Saturday

All over Australia, Melbourne, VIC
11 April 2020

Easter Saturday is part of the Easter celebrations and will next be observed on Saturday the 11th of April 2020. Easter Saturday follows Good Friday and occurs as part of a Christian festival which, according to...

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Easter Sunday

All over Australia, Melbourne, VIC
12 April 2020

Easter Sunday is part of the Easter celebrations and will next be observed on Sunday the 12th of April 2020. 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

All over Australia, Melbourne, VIC
13 April 2020

Easter Monday is a public holiday in Australia and will next be observed on Monday the 13th of April 2020. Easter Monday follows Easter Sunday which is a Christian festival which, according to tradition, celebrates the...

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Essendon Vs Collingwood

AFL ANZAC Day

Melbourne Cricket Ground, Richmond, VIC
25 April 2020

Essendon vs Collingwood have the biggest rivalry in AFL history and the time has come again for the massive AFL ANZAC Day clash! In 2020, the game will be held on the 25th of April at the famous Melbourne Cricket Ground...

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anzac Day

Anzac Day

Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne, VIC
25 April 2020

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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Dog Lovers Show

Dog Lovers Show

Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton, VIC
01 May 2020 to 03 May 2020

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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Next Wave Festival

Next Wave Festival

Various Venues, Melbourne, VIC
TBA - May 2020

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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Melbourne International Coffee Expo

Melbourne International Coffee Expo

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Wharf, VIC
04 May 2020 to 07 May 2020

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

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Good Beer Week

Good Beer Week

Various venues , Melbourne, VIC
15 May 2020 to 24 May 2020

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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Meguiars MotorEx

Melbourne Showgrounds, Ascot Vale, VIC
16 May 2020 to 17 May 2020

Meguiar’s MotorEx is the largest and most prestigious car show of its kind in Australia. Each year Meguiar’s MotorEx attracts Australia’s best custom and modified cars, which travel from all over the country to create...

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Rspca Million Paws Walk

RSPCA Million Paws Walk

Albert Park Lake, Albert Park, VIC
17 May 2020

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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Melbourne Knowledge Week

Meat Market, Melbourne, VIC
17 May 2020

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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Good Food Wine Festival

Good Food & Wine Festival

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Wharf, VIC
29 May 2020 to 31 May 2020

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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Melbourne International Jazz Festival

Various Venues, Melbourne, VIC
29 May 2020 to 07 June 2020

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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One Fine Day Wedding Fair

One Fine Day Wedding Fair

Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton, VIC
30 May 2020 to 31 May 2020

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

Deakin Edge, Melbourne, VIC
03 June 2020 to 08 June 2020

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
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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