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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.

David Jones Christmas Treasure Hunt - Saturday 10 December 2016 to Sunday 18 December 2016 - Kids & family

David Jones Christmas Treasure Hunt

10 Dec 2016 - 18 Dec 2016, David Jones
Join in David Jones Bourke St Mall for a Christmas Treasure Hunt where kids have to find the five hidden fairy doors within the store.
The Violence of Denial - Saturday 06 May 2017 to Sunday 14 May 2017 - Exhibitions

The Violence of Denial

6 May 2017 - 14 May 2017, Arts House
This is a creative collaboration and exhibition by Aboriginal women who come together to intervene in colonising narratives and landscapes.
Docklands Christmas Design Market - Friday 09 December 2016 to Friday 23 December 2016 - Markets & pop-up shops

Docklands Christmas Design Market

9 Dec 2016 - 23 Dec 2016, Harbour Esplanade
Visit the Docklands Christmas Design Market featuring artisan products from Melbourne based producers.
Wally's Christmas Photo Booth - Thursday 08 December 2016 to Saturday 24 December 2016 - Community events & fundraisers

Wally's Christmas Photo Booth

8 Dec 2016 - 24 Dec 2016, The Carlton Club
Get a Christmas photo with a difference. Come and pose with Wally the Ostrich, who likes to dress as Santa. Costumes and props provided.
SHORE – Community Action - Saturday 06 May 2017 to Sunday 07 May 2017 - Performing arts

SHORE – Community Action

6 May 2017 - 7 May 2017, Arts House
A gathering, a merging of art and life, history and movement, this event literally (re)connects people to country around them.
SHORE – Feast  - Sunday 14 May 2017, 1pm to 5pm - Performing arts

SHORE – Feast

14 May 2017, Arts House
SHORE:Feast invites you to a dinner where everyone is asked to prepare and contribute a dish that has a special meaning or story behind it.
SHORE – Story - Saturday 06 May 2017 to Sunday 07 May 2017 - Performing arts

SHORE – Story

6 May 2017 - 7 May 2017, Arts House
SHORE: Story, is a curated reading by local authors, developed in partnership with the Black Writers' Group, Victoria and local writers.
Cultural Diversity Week - Saturday 18 March 2017 to Sunday 26 March 2017 - Festivals

Cultural Diversity Week

18 Mar 2017 - 26 Mar 2017, Various venues
Cultural Diversity Week is Victoria's largest multicultural celebration, featuring a week of festivals and events.
Midsumma Festival - Sunday 15 January 2017 to Sunday 05 February 2017 - Performing arts

Midsumma Festival

15 Jan 2017 - 5 Feb 2017, Alexandra Gardens
Experience Midsumma Festival, Victoria's premier queer arts and cultural festival, for and by LGBTQIA+ communities.
Midsumma Horizon - Saturday 04 February 2017, 6pm to 11pm - Performing arts

Midsumma Horizon

4 Feb 2017, Testing Grounds
Experience a new-art extravaganza as the sun sets on Midsumma Festival 2017.

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