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Major events

Major Melbourne events 
Major events take centre stage in Melbourne throughout the year, from the Australian Open in January to the Melbourne Cup Carnival in November.
Image of Moonlight Cinema
Thu 08 Dec 2016 to Sun 02 Apr 2017
Summer is set to sizzle as the biggest blockbusters heat up the silver screen at Moonlight Cinema.
Image of Summer Night Market
Wed 16 Nov 2016 to Wed 29 Mar 2017
Fill those warm nights with Melbourne's largest array of global street food, curated bars, artisan and vintage stall holders and quirky activations.
Image of Asia TOPA
Sun 08 Jan 2017 to Sun 30 Apr 2017
Enjoy this festival of performing arts that celebrates Australia's connections with contemporary Asia.
Image of The Book of Mormon
Wed 18 Jan 2017 to Thu 13 Jul 2017
The Broadway musical from South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and Avenue Q co-creator Robert Lopez, is now playing in Melbourne!
Image of Melbourne Queer Film Festival
Thu 16 Mar 2017 to Mon 27 Mar 2017
See what's showing at the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, screening 130+ LGBTIQ themed films, alongside panels, parties and awards.
Image of Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show
Wed 29 Mar 2017 to Sun 02 Apr 2017
The Southern Hemisphere's largest and most loved horticultural event, the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show returns in March 2017.
Image of Melbourne International Comedy Festival
Wed 29 Mar 2017 to Sun 23 Apr 2017
Australia's largest comedy festival will be bringing the local and international laughs back to Melbourne between 29 March and 23 April 2017!
Image of Melbourne Food and Wine Festival 2017
Fri 31 Mar 2017 to Sun 09 Apr 2017
Come along to the 25th anniversary of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, showcasing the produce, talent and lifestyle of Melbourne.
Image of Art + Climate = Change
Wed 19 Apr 2017 to Sun 14 May 2017
This is a festival of climate change-related arts and ideas, including 30 curated exhibitions alongside keynote lectures and public programs.
Image of Disney's Aladdin - The Musical
Wed 26 Apr 2017 to Sun 16 Jul 2017
The beloved story of Aladdin comes to thrilling theatrical life in Disney's bold new musical comedy.
Image of Melbourne Knowledge Week
Mon 01 May 2017 to Sun 07 May 2017
More than 70 new-wave events have been designed merging art, technology, food, design, business and science to explore and co-create our future city.
Image of Yirramboi First Nations Arts Festival
Fri 05 May 2017 to Sun 14 May 2017
Yirramboi First Nations Arts Festival is a citywide 'blak out', gathering creative visionaries from across Victoria and around the world.
Image of My Fair Lady
Fri 12 May 2017 to Sun 30 Jul 2017
Ground-breaking, glorious and grand, Lerner and Loewe's My Fair Lady, directed by Julie Andrews, comes to the Regent Theatre in May 2017.
Image of Melbourne International Film Festival
Thu 03 Aug 2017 to Sun 20 Aug 2017
Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) is a film-lover's paradise. See international premieres, red carpet glamour and the best global cinema.

 More to explore

Image of Federation Square - what's on
There's always something going on at Fed Square, with an impressive calendar of events and activities taking place throughout the year.
Image of Theatre & shows
Melbourne offers a wealth of entertainment options. Catch a performance at one of Melbourne's many theatre venues – there are many great shows, musicals and plays to enjoy.
Image of Festivals
There's always a festival going on in Melbourne, whether it’s film, comedy, arts, music or design. International artists often top the bill, along with home-grown talent.
Image of Festivals and events calendar
Whenever you visit Melbourne, you are sure to be swept up in one of the city's fantastic festivals or major events that are on throughout the year.


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