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Free events in Melbourne 
Melbourne has so much going on, and there are always plenty of events that are free. You may still need to book, however, so check individual events for details.

Pop-Up Laneway Market - Saturday 29 October 2016, 10am to 4pm - Markets & pop-up shops

Pop-Up Laneway Market

29 Oct 2016, Citadines on Bourke Melbourne
Discover a range of stalls as Citadines' laneway lobby is transformed into a thriving marketplace.
Where in Melbourne is Carmen and Diego? - Saturday 29 October 2016 to Sunday 30 October 2016 - Community events & fundraisers

Where in Melbourne is Carmen and Diego?

29 Oct 2016 - 30 Oct 2016, Federation Square
Where in Melbourne is Carmen and Diego? is designed to be an ambient street game played all over the city.
Peter Falconio Memorial - Saturday 29 October 2016 to Sunday 30 October 2016 - Community events & fundraisers

Peter Falconio Memorial

29 Oct 2016 - 30 Oct 2016, Federation Square
View and buy indigneous art from the artists of Yuendumu, Northern Territory in this fund-raising sale.
Official Flag Raising Ceremony - Thursday 26 January 2017, 10:30am to 11am - Community events & fundraisers

Official Flag Raising Ceremony

26 Jan 2017, Melbourne Town Hall
Come along to the Flag Raising Ceremony, marking the start of Melbourne’s official celebrations on Australia Day.
Australia Day Parade - Thursday 26 January 2017, 11am to 11:45am - Community events & fundraisers

Australia Day Parade

26 Jan 2017, Swanston Street
The Australia Day Parade sees thousands of people line the streets of the CBD in a proud display and celebration of our diverse community.
Naomi Bishop: Geomancy - Wednesday 26 October 2016 to Saturday 12 November 2016 - Exhibitions

Naomi Bishop: Geomancy

26 Oct 2016 - 12 Nov 2016, Blindside Gallery
Geomancy is an exhibition of paintings and works on paper that form a collection of ritual objects, their basis in shamanism and nature worship.
Come and Try Dragon Boating - Saturday 29 October 2016, 1:45pm to 3:45pm - Sport

Come and Try Dragon Boating

29 Oct 2016, Community Hub at The Dock
Come along to the open day for the CYSM Sea Dragons, a Melbourne-based dragon boating team based at Docklands.
Toastmasters Speech Contest - Thursday 03 November 2016, 6pm to 9pm - Talks & workshops

Toastmasters Speech Contest

3 Nov 2016, East Melbourne Library
Come along and see Toastmasters members in action as they compete against each other in speech contests.
Paintings in Wine and Coffee - Friday 04 November 2016 to Sunday 11 December 2016 - Exhibitions

Paintings in Wine and Coffee

4 Nov 2016 - 11 Dec 2016, Speakeasy HQ
This solo show by Melbourne artist Amy Mills features artworks painted with wine and coffee instead of traditional art mediums.
Australian Open Festival 2017 - Saturday 14 January 2017 to Sunday 29 January 2017 - Sport

Australian Open Festival 2017

14 Jan 2017 - 29 Jan 2017, Birrarung Marr
The biggest sporting and entertainment event on this summer's social calendar is Australian Open 2017.

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