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1-8 Jan

Peninsula Summer Music Festival

Enjoy inspirational music from some of the country's best musicians among some of the finest backdrops the peninsula has to offer. In its eleventh year and held at Victoria's Mornington Peninsula.

~1-29 Jan

Luna Park: Summer School Holidays!

Melbourne's most loved amusement park is inviting you to get wet this summer and jump aboard their new aquatic-coaster.

4 Jan

How To Transform Your Life

This life-changing event offers the people of Melbourne the opportunity to experience directly the power of meditation and positive thinking. International spiritual teacher and Buddhist nun, Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong, has touched the hearts of thousands of people world-wide through her powerful and inspiring public talks.

10-11 Jan

Frankston Waterfront Festival

Enjoy live music all weekend, participate in a huge number of free interactive activities and indulge in great food, wine, beer and cider while you dance the weekend away in the sunshine. Check out the market stalls showcasing locally and handmade products, experience a thrill with rides and amusements for all ages or take advantage of your time at the waterfront and visit the annual Sand Sculpting Exhibition.

13 Jan

Portarlington Mussel Festival

The Committee are busy making plans for the 12th Annual Portarlington Mussel Festival and we are mixing things up this year with all new acts, entertainment and food to keep everyone happy.

13 Jan

Lorne Pier to Pub

The world's biggest swim in open water. Support the swimmers as they cover 1.2 kilometres from Lorne Pier to the beach in front of the Lorne Hotel.

14 Jan

So Frenchy So Chic

One huge party, an ideal picnic and a Summer's day to remember. Friends, music, food, wine and joie de vivre. Get lost among it all, and find yourself so frenchy, so chic, at Werribee Park.

14-31 Jan+

Midsumma Festival

Midsumma Festival brings together over three weeks a eclectic mix of artists and performers to celebrate and present queer art and culture.

20 Jan

Ballarat Beer Festival

All the craft beers you could ever desire, brought together for your taste buds to enjoy. Also, get the chance to immerse yourself in the brewing process and discover the fine art of matching your favourite ales with food.

25-28 Jan

Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race

Join thousands of participants and cycling fans in the spectacular Geelong, Bellarine Peninsula and Surf Coast regions for Australia's ultimate weekend of cycling.

What's On Next Month

~1-4 Feb

Midsumma Festival

Midsumma Festival brings together over three weeks a eclectic mix of artists and performers to celebrate and present queer art and culture.

1-16 Feb

Barefoot Cinema

The picturesque Rippon Lea Mansion & Gardens will be hosting its first-ever outdoor cinema. Each movie will kick off at 8.30pm, with gates opening at 6pm, so you can have a drink, some eat from the food trucks on site and wander around the gorgeous gardens.

11 Feb

St Kilda Festival

The festival is a well-established summer tradition. Join hundreds of thousands of other as they enjoy this diverse community event. Includes free activities, markets and performers such as Baker Boy. Been running since 1980.

16-18 Feb

Bruthen Blues & Arts Festival

Tucked amongst undulating green hills by the rambling Tambo river is beautiful Bruthen. Come join us for our annual little big blues bash. There is something for everyone. Markets, free music and buskers in the town gardens, workshops, boogie on down at the pub. There is a variety of free and ticketed events at various venues across town. We would love you to join us.

17 Feb

White Night Melbourne

Returns to the streets, laneways and parks of Melbourne with colourful projections and awe-inspiring installations to interactive performances, puppetry and an array of musical hubs. There will be so much to see.

18 Feb

Chinatown Chinese New Year

China Town host the Chinese New Year Festivals. The venue offers its own festival theme, performances and food. Visitors will experience Chinese Lion Dance, Firecrackers, Traditional Folk Music, Dancers, Martial Artists and much more.

22-28 Feb+

Transitions Film Festival

The Transitions Film Festival showcases groundbreaking documentaries about the social and technological innovations, revolutionary ideas and trailblazing change makers that are leading the way to a better world.

Future Events

~1-9 Mar

Transitions Film Festival

The Festival is a visionary program dedicated to spotlighting the complex challenges, cutting-edge ideas, creative innovations and mega-trends that are redefining what it means to be human. The festival focuses on showcasing films about the solutions to society's greatest challenges and inspiring people to create change.

1-18 Mar

Melbourne Fashion Festival

A large cohort of our leading designers showcase their work at Australia's largest fashion event. The event will include industry seminars, live entertainment and beauty workshops.

8-13 Mar

ChillOut Festival

ChillOut, Australia's number one Queer Country Pride festival. Hheld in the gay capital of regional Victoria - Daylesford - in Hepburn Shire.

8-13 Mar

Melbourne Queer Film Festival

The MQFF is the largest/oldest queer film festival in Australia, screening the best Australian/International queer films.

10-13 Mar


Melbourne's most extensive free community festival. Moomba is held on the banks of the Yarra and includes a parade, free music, carnival rides, fantastic family activities, plus a lot more.

15-25 Mar

Melbourne Queer Film Festival

Now in its 28th year, the Festival celebrates a cross section of LGBTIQ-themed films with over a week's worth of wonderfully crafted cinema on the big screen.

16-25 Mar

Melbourne Food & Wine Festival

A state-wide celebration for food and wine lovers. Explore all things gastronomic, from fresh produce to fine wines.

21-25 Mar

Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show

If you love gardens, or are just after some great DIY ideas, this is an event for you. Featuring workshops, competitions and an impressive botanical line-up.

21 Apr

The Great Amazing Race 2018

Considered Melbourne's ultimate Urban Adventure Race allowing competitors to experience the thrill and excitement of an Amazing Race in their own city! Competing in teams of 2, competitors will race around Melbourne visiting famous landmarks and locations while completing a variety of activities along the way. The event will once again be raising funds to support the Royal Children's Hospital Foundation.

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