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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...

Christmas 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 2019/2020 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!



Christmas Festival

Christmas Festival

Federation Square, Melbourne, VIC
01 November 2019 to 24 December 2019

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 Music Week

Melbourne Music Week

State Library of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC
14 November 2019 to 23 November 2019

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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Mind Body And Soul Festival

Mind, Body And Spirit Festival

Melbourne Exhibition Centre, Southbank, VIC
22 November 2020 to 24 November 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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Santas Magical Kingdom

Caulfield Racecourse, Caulfield East, VIC
22 November 2019 to 29 December 2019

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 2019
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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
24 November 2019 to 29 November 2019

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 2019 will mark...

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AUS-X-Open

AUS-X Open

Marvel Stadium, Docklands, VIC
30 November 2019

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
30 November 2019 to 01 December 2019

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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skepticon

Skepticon

Multiple Locations, Melbourne, VIC
05 December 2019 to 08 December 2019

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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Royal Exhibition Building

The Big Design Market

Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton, VIC
06 December 2019 to 08 December 2019

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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Australian DanceSport Championship 1

Australian DanceSport Championship

Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne, VIC
06 December 2019 to 08 December 2019

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 2019

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 2019

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

All over Australia, Melbourne, VIC
26 December 2019

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 2019 to 30 December 2019

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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New Years Eve

Multiple Locations, Melbourne, VIC
31 December 2019

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 2020

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
10 January 2020 to 19 January 2020

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
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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Melbourne Wedding And Bride Expo

Melbourne Wedding & Bride Summer Expo

Melbourne Showgrounds, Ascot Vale, VIC
19 January 2020

The Melbourne Wedding & Bride Summer Expo is Australia’s premier bridal event designed to help take the stress out of planning your wedding. Come and meet Victoria’s wedding industry leaders and find everything you...

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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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The Sunset Cinema

Commonwealth Reserve, Williamstown, VIC
TBA - Jan / Feb 2020

The most memorable outdoor cinema experience, The Sunset Cinema, is returning to Melbourne for the 2020 season, with a whole new look and feel. Gather your friends and family, sit back, relax and watch the stars as you...

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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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Herald Sun Tour

Herald Sun Tour

Various locations in and around Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC
TBA - Jan / Feb 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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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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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
TBA - 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
TBA - February 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
TBA - February 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 11th of March 2019. Labour Day is observed to reflect on the social and political movement in the 1850s to secure an 8-hour working...

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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 Queer Film Festival

Multiple Venues, Melbourne, VIC
TBA - 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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Melbourne Ukulele Festival

Melbourne Ukulele Festival

Northcote Town Hall, Northcote, VIC
TBA - 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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Victoria’s Multicultural Festival

Federation Square, Melbourne, VIC
TBA - 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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Irish Festival

Melbourne Irish Festival

Edinburgh Gardens, Fitzroy North, VIC
TBA - 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
TBA - 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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