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1-30 Sep+

Jurassic World: The Exhibition!

Get closer to dinosaurs than ever before in Jurassic World: The Exhibition! Jurassic World is a trademark and copyright of Universal Studios and Amblin Entertainment, Inc. Licensed by Universal Studios Licensing LLC. All rights reserved.


1-30 Sep+

From Volcanoes We Sailed: Connecting Aeolian Generations

Uncover the cultural heritage of the Aeolian community who hail from a volcanic archipelago in the Mediterranean and encounter extraordinary families who have helped shape the culture of modern Melbourne.


1-30 Sep+

Dandenong Festival of Lights

Dandenong Festival of Lights celebrates Chinese culture through a display of over 500 interactive and beautiful silk lanterns.


1-30 Sep+

Lustre: Pearling & Australia

Lustre traces pearling across the north of Australia, from Shark Bay to the Torres Strait Islands, weaving together 20,000 years of Australia's pearling heritage.


9-11 Sep

One Fine Baby

One Fine Baby returns to Melbourne at The Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton.


10 Sep

AstroLight Festival

Meet astronauts, artists and performers for a night starring astronomy and light at Scienceworks. Enjoy hands-on optic activities, stargaze with astronomical experts and explore illuminating art installations before taking a small step - or giant leap - into a workshop, planetarium or lightning room show for an additional cost ($4-10). Book early to avoid disappointment.


11 Sep

Olivia Newton-John Wellness Walk & Research Run

Join Olivia Newton-John and Steve Moneghetti for The Wellness Walk & Research Run around the Bundoora campus of our Event Partner, La Trobe University.


11 Sep

Mooncake Festival

Aimed at giving an insight into the Chinese culture, the festival will feature street food stalls, kids activities, cultural performances culminating in a lion team dance off.


15-23 Sep

G'day Habibi

G'day Habibi is a musical exploration of life's contradictions when you're a half-Lebanese, half-Australian vegan girl. A comedy/cabaret show starring Danielle Faour as part of the 2016 Melbourne Fringe Festival


15-30 Sep+

Melbourne Fringe

In its 34th year the Melbourne Fringe is a celebration of cultural democracy and art for everyone. It achieves this by embracing diversity and a spirit of independence and creates a unique space for artistic self-expression linked to the life of Melbourne.


15-30 Sep+

Lavazza Italian Film Festival

The Italian Film Festival returns to the Palace Cinemas group for its 17th season to present massive collection of exciting and beautiful Italian movies over 21 days.


17-27 Sep

Royal Melbourne Show

The 2016 Royal Melbourne Show is Victoria's largest and most iconic annual community event, held at Melbourne Showgrounds.


17-30 Sep

“Hello Spring!“ @ Luna Park

Ready to wave goodbye to the winter blues and get a spring in your step? Then get yourself down to Melbourne's Luna Park these September school holidays when the home of fun rolls in two new rides!


18 Sep

Olivia Newton-John Gala

The ONJ Gala will be held in the Palladium of our Event Partner, Crown Melbourne with “Lights, Camera, Action” as this year's theme.


18 Sep

Moon Festival

Every year across South East Asia, millions of people celebrate the Moon Festival in early September. This Festival is also referred to as the Mid-Autumn Festival or, in Vietnam, as the Trung Thu Festival.


24 Sep

Global March for Elephants, Rhinos & Lions

Melbourne's Global March is in support of lions, elephants and rhinos, taking place at over 125 cities globally.


28-30 Sep+

Foxtel Footy Festival

The Foxtel Footy Festival brings the best Melbourne and Foxtel have to offer with a huge variety of family friendly activities including AFL player appearances.


What's On Next Month

1 Oct

Foxtel Footy Festival

The Foxtel Footy Festival brings the best Melbourne and Foxtel have to offer with a huge variety of family friendly activities including AFL player appearances.


1-2 Oct

“Hello Spring!“ @ Luna Park

Ready to wave goodbye to the winter blues and get a spring in your step? Then get yourself down to Melbourne's Luna Park these September school holidays when the home of fun rolls in two new rides!


1-2 Oct

Melbourne Fringe

In its 34th year the Melbourne Fringe is a celebration of cultural democracy and art for everyone. It achieves this by embracing diversity and a spirit of independence and creates a unique space for artistic self-expression linked to the life of Melbourne.


1-2 Oct

Lavazza Italian Film Festival

The Italian Film Festival returns to the Palace Cinemas group for its 17th season to present massive collection of exciting and beautiful Italian movies over 21 days.


1-9 Oct

Jurassic World: The Exhibition!

Get closer to dinosaurs than ever before in Jurassic World: The Exhibition! Jurassic World is a trademark and copyright of Universal Studios and Amblin Entertainment, Inc. Licensed by Universal Studios Licensing LLC. All rights reserved.


1-9 Oct

Dandenong Festival of Lights

Dandenong Festival of Lights celebrates Chinese culture through a display of over 500 interactive and beautiful silk lanterns.


1-30 Oct

From Volcanoes We Sailed: Connecting Aeolian Generations

Uncover the cultural heritage of the Aeolian community who hail from a volcanic archipelago in the Mediterranean and encounter extraordinary families who have helped shape the culture of modern Melbourne.


1-31 Oct

Golf Month

Golf lovers - and those just curious - are invited to join Golf Month around Australia. Whether you've never had a swing, would like to get more involved or simply want to share the game with your mates and family, there will be something to suit everyone at a club or facility nearby.


1-31 Oct+

Lustre: Pearling & Australia

Lustre traces pearling across the north of Australia, from Shark Bay to the Torres Strait Islands, weaving together 20,000 years of Australia's pearling heritage.


12 Oct

Back in a Heart Beat

With the mission statement of “no more deaths from cardiac arrest,” not-for-profit Urban Lifesavers will bring the beat back to raising cardiac arrest awareness with a mass defibrillation training event at Melbourne's Federation Square.


16 Oct

Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival

Over 30,000 participants of all ages and fitness levels are expected to pound the streets of Melbourne in the 2016 Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival. Australia's largest marathon attracts participants from across the globe to run past some of Melbourne's iconic landmarks like Flinders Street Station, the Botanic Gardens and Albert Park Lake before crossing the finish line inside the MCG, Victoria's spiritual home of sport.


16 Oct

Spring Fling Street Festival

Head down to Errol Street for North Melbourne's premier community event, the annual Spring Fling Street Festival. Now in its 39th year, you'll enjoy a free day for the whole family with live music, interactive kid's activities, a vintage and handmade artists market, multicultural performances and our famous Spring Fling Dog Show!


20-23 Oct

The Stitches & Craft Show

The Stitches & Craft Show at Caufield Racecourse will be an inspiring hub of creativity with classes and workshops, vintage fashion jewellery classes, a daily fashion show and more!


21-23 Oct

Cake Bake & Sweets Show

The greatest baking, dessert and entertaining show on earth. The ultimate weekend destination for foodies, home bakers and cake decorators. Packed full of tasty baked goods and sweets, tools and equipment, hundreds of inspiring demonstrations and interactive classes - it's a great day out with family and friends!


21-23 Oct

Motorclassica

Motorclassica is Australia's only internationally-significant exhibition of rare and exotic, heritage, vintage, veteran, classic and collectable cars and motorcycles.


22-23 Oct

Bacchus Marsh Horticulture Show

Returning for its 3rd season it provides exhibitors with a range of options to showcase their garden flowers, pot plants, produce, crafts and artworks. New competitions have been introduced this year. Fresh produce will give visitors a taste of Bacchus Marsh.


23 Oct

Wine & Cheese Fest

During the daylong event, experience all the perks of fine wine and cheese tasting, without any of the stuffiness. You're bound to find a new favorite beverage among the dozens of Australian wine, beer, and cider brands present. Round out the experience by testing the wares of a diverse spread of domestic cheese and small goods producers.


25-31 Oct+

Mr Naismith's Secret

Set at an engagement party in 1892, the piece brings the former family home back to life with the interplay of the Naismith household, where everyone has their secrets. As part of the interaction, audience members explore the Melbourne General Cemetery's Gatehouse as the drama unfolds.


29 Oct

Great Amazing Race

Race for the kids! We guarantee you'll have tonnes of fun doing the most diverse and crazy stuff, while supporting the Royal Children's Hospital Foundation!


Future Months

1 Nov-22 Jan

Lustre: Pearling & Australia

Lustre traces pearling across the north of Australia, from Shark Bay to the Torres Strait Islands, weaving together 20,000 years of Australia's pearling heritage.


1-13 Nov

Mr Naismith's Secret

Set at an engagement party in 1892, the piece brings the former family home back to life with the interplay of the Naismith household, where everyone has their secrets. As part of the interaction, audience members explore the Melbourne General Cemetery's Gatehouse as the drama unfolds.


20 Nov

Malahang Community Festival

Malahang Community Festival is a Free and family-friendly event celebrating your local community. It's a safe, fun and exciting day for the whole family with live music, games, competitions, craft stalls, food and plenty of fun for the kids.


23-27 Nov

World Cup of Golf

All eyes will be on Melbourne as the world's best golfers descend on Kingston Heath Golf Club for the World Cup of Golf. The 58th edition of the event will see 28 two-player teams from 28 different countries contest to split the $2.56 million top prize of the $8 million (U.S.) purse.


26 Nov

Bayside Design Market

For the very best in Victorian art and design, just in time for Christmas. Council's second Bayside Design Market for the year will be held at Brighton Town Hall in conjunction with the Gallery @ BACC's Bayside Artist in Residence group exhibition From the studio, which will feature works by past artists in residence at Billilla Mansion Studios.


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