If you're looking for jam-packed entertainment and excitement, you've come to the right place. Melbourne has an enormous calendar filled to the brim with food and wine, multicultural, sport, kids activities and art related events for the whole family to enjoy. Soak up the atmosphere of one of the city's fantastic events at any given time of the year. Melbourne's major events calendar is the best you'll find anywhere in Australia.

Here's just a few to whet your appetite!


Australian Open

Witness some of the world's greatest tennis players take to the stage and battle it out for the opening Grand Slam title of the year.

White Night

Melbourne's best creatives take to the city showcasing incredible illuminations, visual art, music, theatre, film and performances.


Held on the Labour Day long weekend, Moomba kicks off with a vibrant parade and is an exciting program of events and family entertainment along the banks of the Yarra River.

Australian Grand Prix

The Grand Prix is Australia's oldest surviving motor racing competition and is held in Albert Park. Smell the burning rubber and witness great racing trackside over 4 thrilling days.

Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Comedy takes over the city as one of the largest laugh-out-loud festivals in the world. There's a huge program of stand-up comedy, cabaret, theatre, street performance, film and visual arts on show.

Open House Melbourne

Melbourne opens its doors and invites you to explore some of the most incredible and intriguing buildings that reflect the city's rich history and lifestyle.

Royal Melbourne Show

Held at the Melbourne Showgrounds, enjoy a fun day out with the family with amazing attractions and rides, spectacular fireworks, rural action and kids activities.

AFL Grand Final

The AFL Grand Final is the most highly anticipated and cherished event of the year in Melbourne. It's the final play-off and the ultimate decider of the premiership champions for the year.

Melbourne Cup

Enjoy a day out at Flemington Racecourse and witness Australia's most famous and prestigious horse race. This unmissable event is filled with exciting racing, fashion, exquisite hospitality and entertainment.

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