Major Events in Melbourne

Top Things to Do & Major Events in Melbourne…

Melbourne is packed with attractions, all wrapped up in a vibrant atmosphere. From laid-back laneways and lush parks to grand libraries and museums, Melbourne offers diverse and fascinating attractions and events. Major events take centre stage in Melbourne throughout the year, from the Australian Open in January to the Melbourne Cup Carnival in November.

See what’s on in Melbourne. The events calendar is always packed with arts festivals, live music, exhibitions, blockbuster theatre shows, sport and activities for kids:



  • Chinese New Year
  • Tropfest
  • Sustainable Living Festival
  • White Night Melbourne
  • Twenty20 International Cricket
  • Lonsdale Street Festival (formerly Antipodes Festival)
  • Melbourne Boat Show



  • Next Wave Festival (2016)
  • Anzac Day





  • Melbourne Writers Festival
  • Herald Sun Home Show
  • National 4×4 & Outdoors Show and Fishing & Boating Expo
  • Melbourne Day



  • Docklands Arts and Laughs Festival
  • Victorian Seniors Festival
  • Melbourne Festival
  • Melbourne Marathon


  • Melbourne Cup Carnival
  • Melbourne Music Week
  • Mind Body Spirit Festival
  • Melbourne Awards
  • Melbourne Knowledge Week
  • Remembrance Day


  • The Big Design Market
  • Christmas Festival
  • Vision Australia’s Carols by Candlelight
  • Cricket: Boxing Day Test
  • New Year’s Eve

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