30 Aug - 8 Sept
Melbourne Writers Festival is an annual, ten-day literary festival held in the Australian city of Melbourne, a UNESCO City of Literature. The Festival runs across late August and early September each year in the cultural heart of the city at Federation Square.
Be inspired through a buzzing program of storytelling, conversation and discussion, intellectual debate, educational programs, live performance, music and art events. The Festival includes events for people of all ages and more than a quarter of the program is free.
Federation Square / $22 /
September 12 - 29
For 2.5 weeks in September, Melbourne Fringe transforms our city into a platform for every kind of artform imaginable, supporting over 3,000 artists to present 450+ works in 170+ venues to more than 360,000 people.
170+ Venues / $ /
21 Step - 1 Oct
Celebrating over 160 of years of bringing the country to the city, the Royal Melbourne Show is Victoria’s largest showcase of agriculture and is conducted annually by The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV).
Visitors to the Royal Melbourne Show will be entertained with a huge range of all-inclusive, interactive, and fun activities and attractions.
Melbourne Showgrounds / $ /
Australia’s largest marathon. Held every year since 1978.
/ $136 /
October 02 - 20
Melbourne International Arts Festival is one of Australia’s leading international arts festivals and has an outstanding reputation for presenting unique international and Australian events in the fields of dance, theatre, music, visual arts, multimedia, free and outdoor events over 17 days each October.
All across Melbourne / $Free & Paid options /
November 2nd - 9th
The Melbourne Cup is Australia’s most famous annual Thoroughbred horse race. It is a 3200-metre race for three-year-olds and over, conducted by the Victoria Racing Club on the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Victoria as part of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.
Flemington Race Course / $45 to $89 /
15th to 23rd of November
Melbourne Music Week (MMW) is a nine-day celebration of the city’s thriving, world-renowned music scene.
Spread across 200 venues / $Paid and Free Events /
Dec 6th to 8th
THE BIG DESIGN MARKET brings together the best independent Australian and international design for 3 inspirational days of shopping. With gourmet food and craft beer, our exclusive designer showbags and free kids activities, this is a truly unmissable event!
Royal Exhibition Building / $Free / 10am to 5pm
December 24th 2019
Ever since 1938 Carols by Candlelight has been a Melbourne tradition. Join in for a fun night of sing-alongs and celebrating the Christmas spirit.
Sidney Myer Music Bowl / $47 - $262 / 8pm