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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!



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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Derby Day

Derby Day

Flemington Racecourse, Flemington, VIC
30 October 2021

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 2021 will...

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Melbourne Cup Parade

Melbourne Cup Parade

Melbourne CBD, Melbourne, VIC
01 November 2021

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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Melbourne Cup

Melbourne Cup

Flemington Racecourse, Flemington, VIC
02 November 2021

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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Oaks Day

Oaks Day

Flemington Racecourse, Flemington, VIC
04 November 2021

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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Sexpo

SEXPO

Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Wharf, VIC
05 November 2021 to 07 November 2021

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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Stakes Day

Stakes Day

Flemington Racecourse, Flemington, VIC
06 November 2021

Emirates 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 premier...

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State Rose And Garden Show

State Rose and Garden Show

Victoria State Rose Garden, Werribee South, VIC
06 November 2021 to 07 November 2021

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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Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day

Online, Melbourne, VIC
11 November 2021

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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Equitana Melbourne

Equitana Melbourne

Melbourne Showgrounds, Ascot Vale, VIC
11 November 2021 to 14 November 2021

Equitana Melbourne is a huge event that 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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Mind, Body And Spirit Festival

Mind, Body And Spirit Festival

Melbourne Exhibition Centre, Southbank, VIC
12 November 2021 to 14 November 2021

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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Carlton Italian Festa

Carlton Italian Festa

Piazza Italia, Carlton, VIC
14 November 2021

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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Good Food & Wine Festival

Good Food & Wine Festival

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Wharf, VIC
19 November 2021 to 21 November 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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Meguiars Motorex

Meguiars MotorEx

Melbourne Showgrounds, Ascot Vale, VIC
20 November 2021 to 21 November 2021

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...

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Santas Magical Kingdom

Santas Magical Kingdom

Caulfield Racecourse, Caulfield East, VIC
TBA - November / December 2021

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
TBA - November 2021

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 Fashion Week

Melbourne Fashion Week

Various Locations Around Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC
TBA - Nov 2021

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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Christmas Festival

Christmas Festival

Multiple Events Around Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC
TBA - November - December 2021

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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Aus-x Open

AUS-X Open

Marvel Stadium, Docklands, VIC
TBA - November 2021

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 2021 to 05 December 2021

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
TBA - December 2021

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
TBA - December 2021 - February 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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Melbourne Marathon

Melbourne Marathon

Batman Avenue, Melbourne, VIC
11 December 2021 to 12 December 2021

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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Australian International Airshow

Australian International Airshow

Avalon Airport, Lara, VIC
03 December 2021 to 05 December 2021

The Australian International Airshow, also known as the Avalon Airshow, is the biggest airshow in the southern hemisphere, attracting visitors from all over the world. Held every two years, the Airshow brings together...

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Carols By Candlelight

Carols By Candlelight

Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne, VIC
24 December 2021

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 2021

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 2021

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 2021 to 30 December 2021

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...

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New Years Eve

New Years Eve

Multiple Locations, Melbourne, VIC
31 December 2021 to 01 January 2022

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...

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New Years Day

New Years Day

All over Australia, Melbourne, VIC
01 January 2022

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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Big Strings Festival

Big Strings Festival

Various Laneways, Melbourne, VIC
TBA - January 2022

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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Australian Open

Australian Open

Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, VIC
TBA - January 2022

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, Melbourne hosts this tennis tournament at Rod...

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Latin Summer Festival

Latin Summer Festival

Tom's Block, Royal Botanical Gardens, Melbourne, VIC
TBA - Jan 2022

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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Midsumma Festival

Midsumma Festival

Multiple Venues, St Kilda, VIC
23 January 2022 to 13 February 2022

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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Australia Day

Australia Day

Multiple Venues, Melbourne, VIC
26 January 2022

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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Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

China Town, Melbourne, VIC
01 February 2022

2022 is a year of the Tiger, starting from February 1st, 2022 (Chinese lunar New Year Day) and lasting until January 22nd, 2023. If you were born in 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010…, your Chinese zodiac sign is Tiger...

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Sustainable Living Festival

Sustainable Living Festival

Melbourne CBD, Melbourne, VIC
01 February 2022 to 28 February 2022

The iconic Sustainable Living Festival runs for 4 weeks in February 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
TBA- February 2022

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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