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Labour Day is a public holiday in Victoria which will next be observed on 4th of October 2021. Labour Day is observed to reflect on the social and...

Labour Day

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!



Ms Melbourne Cycle & Half Marathon

MS Melbourne Cycle & Half Marathon

Flemington Racecourse, Flemington, VIC
TBA - March 2021

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...

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Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne, VIC
24 March 2021 to 18 April 2021

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 has...

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Herald Sun / Transurban Run For The Kids

Herald Sun / Transurban Run For The Kids

Marvel Stadium, Docklands, VIC
TBA - March 2021

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...

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Transitions Film Festival

Transitions Film Festival

Cinema Nova, Carlton, VIC
30 March 2021

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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Good Friday

Good Friday

All over Australia, Melbourne, VIC
09 April 2021

Good Friday kicks off the Australian Easter celebrations and will next be observed on Friday the 09th of April 2021. Good Friday is a public holiday which is observed with almost all shops and stores closing and people...

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Easter Saturday

Easter Saturday

All over Australia, Melbourne, VIC
10 April 2021

Easter Saturday is part of the Easter celebrations and will next be observed on Saturday the 10th of April 2021. Easter Saturday follows Good Friday and occurs as part of a Christian festival which, according to...

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Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday

All over Australia, Melbourne, VIC
11 April 2021

Easter Sunday is part of the Easter celebrations and will next be observed on Sunday the 11th of April 2021. 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

Easter Monday

All over Australia, Melbourne, VIC
12 April 2021

Easter Monday is a public holiday in Australia and will next be observed on Monday the 12th of April 2021. Easter Monday follows Easter Sunday which is a Christian festival which, according to tradition, celebrates the...

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Anzac Day

Anzac Day

Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne, VIC
25 April 2021

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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Afl Anzac Day

AFL ANZAC Day

Melbourne Cricket Ground, Richmond, VIC
25 April 2021

Essendon vs Collingwood have the biggest rivalry in AFL history and the time has come again for the massive AFL ANZAC Day clash! In 2021, the game will be held on the 25th of April at the famous Melbourne Cricket Ground...

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Next Wave Festival

Next Wave Festival

Various Venues, Melbourne, VIC
TBA - May 2021

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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Rspca Million Paws Walk

RSPCA Million Paws Walk

Albert Park Lake, Albert Park, VIC
TBA - May 2021

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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Federation Square

Melbourne International Jazz Festival

Various Venues, Melbourne, VIC
TBA - May / June 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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One Fine Day Wedding Fair

One Fine Day Wedding Fair

Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton, VIC
TBA - May 2021

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 Boat Show

Melbourne Boat Show

Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, Southbank, VIC
TBA - June 2021

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 International Singers Festival

Melbourne International Singers Festival

Deakin Edge at Federation Square, Melbourne, VIC
11 June 2021 to 14 June 2021

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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Queens Birthday

Queens Birthday

All The State, Melbourne, VIC
14 June 2021

Australian’s celebrate the Queen’s Birthday with a public holiday (and long weekend) on Monday the 8th of June 2021. Even though there will be limited trading hours for some shops and businesses, there are...

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Williamstown Literary Festival

Williamstown Literary Festival

Williamstown Town Hall and Library, Williamstown, VIC
TBA - June 2021

The Williamstown Literary Festival (aka the Willy Lit Fest) is an event which brings together readers and writers for one of the biggest literary festivals in Victoria. The festival runs for two days and will take place...

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Melbourne Magic Festival

Melbourne Magic Festival

Melba Spiegeltent, Collingwood, VIC
28 June 2021 to 10 July 2021

The Melbourne Magic Festival is one of a kind in Australia and is easily regarded as the ultimate winter festival in Melbourne. Founded in 2008 by the Australian Institute of Magic, the festival seeks to bring together...

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Disney On Ice

Disney on Ice

Hisense Arena, Melbourne, VIC
TBA - July 2021

Each and every year, children are dazzled and amazed by the huge production that comes to Melbourne during winter; Disney on Ice. A huge ice skating extravaganza, each show presents some of your favourite Disney...

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Finders Keepers Market

Finders Keepers Market

Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton, VIC
TBA - JULY 2021

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 Queer Film Festival

Melbourne International Animation Festival

ACMI, Melbourne, VIC
TBA - July 2021

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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Royal Melbourne Show

Royal Melbourne Show

Melbourne Showgrounds, Ascot Vale, VIC
23 September 2021 to 03 October 2021

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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Labour Day

Labour Day

All The State, Melbourne, VIC
04 October 2021

Labour Day is a public holiday in Victoria which will next be observed on 4th of October 2021. Labour Day is observed to reflect on the social and political movement in the 1850s to secure an 8-hour working day for all...

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