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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 Our city this summer
Find your Melbourne moment this summer. Wander through beautiful parks and gardens, stroll along our vibrant waterfront and enjoy alfresco dining at its finest. Our city is a journey waiting to happen.
Image of MPavilion
MPavilion is a unique architecture commission and design event for Melbourne, initiated by the Naomi Milgrom Foundation with support from City of Melbourne and Victorian State Government.
Image of Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei
Fri 11 Dec 2015 to Sun 24 Apr 2016
A major international exhibition featuring two of the most significant artists of the 20th and 21st centuries - Andy Warhol and Ai Weiwei.
Image of Queen Victoria Market
Tue 01 Jul 2014 to Sat 31 Dec 2016
Queen Victoria Market is much more than Melbourne's shopping mecca – it's a historic landmark, a tourist attraction and a Melbourne institution.
Image of Georgy Girl - The Seekers Musical
Tue 15 Dec 2015 to Sun 20 Mar 2016
Celebrating one of Australia's most loved groups, Georgy Girl The Seekers Musical is playing now at Her Majesty's Theatre.
Image of Fiddler on the Roof
Tue 29 Dec 2015 to Sat 27 Feb 2016
Anthony Warlow stars in a new production of one of the greatest and most loved musicals of all time, Fiddler on the Roof.
Image of Pause Fest 2016
Mon 08 Feb 2016 to Sun 14 Feb 2016
Make ideas happen, build successful products and be immersed in the world's best digital minds at Pause Fest.
Image of Sustainable Living Festival
Sat 06 Feb 2016 to Sun 28 Feb 2016
The Sustainable Living Festival raises awareness and provides tools for change by showcasing leading solutions to ecological and social challenges.
Image of Melbourne Food & Wine Festival 2016
Fri 04 Mar 2016 to Sun 13 Mar 2016
The 2016 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival presented by Bank of Melbourne will run from March 4–13 in Australia's culinary capital, Melbourne.
Image of Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival
Mon 07 Mar 2016 to Sun 13 Mar 2016
The Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival is an annual celebration of fashion, beauty, business and creative endeavour for everyone to enjoy.
Image of Ghost the Musical
Fri 05 Feb 2016 to Sun 13 Mar 2016
Experience the magic of Ghost the Musical at Melbourne's Regent Theatre.
Image of Summer Night Market
Wed 04 Nov 2015 to Wed 30 Mar 2016
Cool down after work, discover new tastes and be a part of Melbourne’s midweek summer tradition – the Queen Vic's Wednesday night market.
Image of White Night Melbourne
Sat 20 Feb 2016 to Sun 21 Feb 2016
White Night Melbourne turns the city on its head in a celebration of culture and creativity.
Image of Matilda the Musical
Sun 13 Mar 2016 to Fri 11 Nov 2016
Don't miss the award-winning Matilda the Musical, a tale of an extraordinary girl who dares to take a stand and change her own destiny.
Image of Blak & Bright
Thu 18 Feb 2016 to Sun 21 Feb 2016
Blak & Bright is the inaugural Victorian Indigenous Literary Festival, featuring more than 60 Indigenous writers, storytellers and performers.
Image of 29th Lonsdale St Greek Festival
Sat 27 Feb 2016 to Sun 28 Feb 2016
The 29th Lonsdale Street Greek Festival will take over the city's historic Greek Precinct this February.
Image of Jurassic World: The Exhibition
Sat 19 Mar 2016 to Sun 09 Oct 2016
Get closer to dinosaurs than ever before in Jurassic World: The Exhibition!
Image of Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show
Wed 16 Mar 2016 to Sun 20 Mar 2016
Melbourne is set to turn into a horticultural wonderland for the annual Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show.
Image of Singin' in the Rain
Sat 07 May 2016 to Sun 12 Jun 2016
With its joyous story and sumptuous set design and costumes, Singin' in the Rain showers you with everything you could wish for in a hit musical.
Image of Iron Maiden – The Book of Souls Tour
Mon 09 May 2016, 7:30pm – till late
Rock legends Iron Maiden, whose new studio double album 'The Book of Souls' just debuted at number two in Australia, will make a massively anticipated
Image of The Sound of Music
Thu 12 May 2016 to Sun 26 Jun 2016
Following its record-breaking run at the London Palladium, the world's best-loved musical, The Sound of Music, is coming to Melbourne!
Image of We Will Rock You
Tue 30 Aug 2016 to Fri 30 Sep 2016
We Will Rock You, the worldwide smash hit musical by Queen and Ben Elton returns to Melbourne!
Image of Kinky Boots
Mon 31 Oct 2016 to Sat 01 Jul 2017
Kinky Boots is Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit and it's coming to Melbourne!
Image of Sidney Myer Free Concerts: Summer Carnival
Sat 20 Feb 2016, 7:30pm – 9:30pm
In his second Sidney Myer Free Concert, Joshua Weilerstein conducts Dvorak's Carnival, Tchaikovsky's Symphony No.5 and Barber's Violin Concerto.

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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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