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Events & Experiences for November 2023 to February 2024

Your Event Guide for Melbourne

Melbourne, Australia’s cultural epicenter, embraces the warm embrace of spring and summer with a tapestry of enticing events and experiences. Whether you’re an art aficionado, a food enthusiast, or a music lover, there’s something to pique your interest. Here are Melbourne’s top events and experiences that await you from November 2023 to February 2024.

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17 August 2024

English pop singer-songwriter Griff has announced a one-off headline show in Sydney early next year.

Danny Ocean

Diamond-certified Venezuelan artist and producer, Danny Ocean, has announced his highly-anticipated 2024 debut tour of Australia and New Zealand.


23 July 2024

Fletcher returns to Melbourne in celebration of her critically-acclaimed sophomore album In Search of the Antidote.

International Comedy Festival

April 2024

Australia’s biggest and best comedy festival returns in 2024 with a colossal program of rollicking comedy!

Boney M

15 June – 2 July 2024

Disco Superstars BONEY M Featuring Maizie Williams return for The Farewell Tour!


28 June 2024

Multi-platinum pop rock band LANY have today announced Australian tour!

BBC Earth Digital Experience

BBC Earth Experience

Until 27 April 2024

This immersive new digital experience is just like being on the set of a BBC nature doco with David Attenborough.

Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience

April to May 2024

Grab your wands and your Hogwarts house tie, because a brand new magical experience that is every Potterhead’s dream is coming to Melbourne.


13 March 2024

P!nk, the iconic pop artist who has pushed boundaries throughout her long, electrifying career, has unforgettable hits and a love of Australia!

2024 FIA Formula Racing Cars

Formula 1

22- 24 March 2024

Formula 1 has announced the calendar for the 2024 FIA Formula One World Championship, approved by the World Motor Sport Council.

Super Rugby Round 2024

1 -3 March 2024

Kicking off on Friday, March 1st, all 12 Super Rugby teams will battle it out over one HUGE weekend for Round 2 of the Super Rugby fixture.

People Enjoying at Knotfest 2024

Knotfest 2024

21 March 2024

In 2024, music, art and culture will collide once more in an unforgettable fashion.

Australian Open 2024

Australian Open

14 – 28 January 2024

The Australian Open returns for two weeks of world-class action on and off the court.


Melbourne Latin Summer Festival

Melbourne Latin Summer Festival

12 – 14 January 2024

Vida Latin Festival is three days and nights of art, culture, food and entertainment that celebrates Latin America.

People at Midsumma Festival

Midsumma Festival

21 January – 11 February

Midsumma Festival returns in 2024 to once again showcase a diverse celebration of distinguished queer arts and cultural festivities.

Audience at Melbourne Cup Carnival 2024

Melbourne Cup Races

4 – 11 November 2023

Encompassing the famous Melbourne Cup Day and three other esteemed race days.

Christmas in the City

24 November – 25 December

See the city light up with dazzling decorations, festive events and family-friendly activities!

Melbourne Music Festival

Dates: December 10-12, 2023
Location: Various venues across Melbourne

Details: Experience the rhythm and melodies of the Melbourne Music Festival. With diverse performances, this festival will immerse you in a world of music, from classical to contemporary.


Christmas in the city

Christmas in the City

Dates: Details of the 2023 Christmas Festival will be available in early November.
Location: Various venues across Melbourne

Christmas in Melbourne is a special time, with decorations and projections adorning the city. Traditional favourites like the giant Christmas tree at Fed Square and the Myer Christmas Windows draw visitors from near and far. Malls and markets offer inspiration for Christmas gifts and Santa makes an appearance for the kids.

Always Live Festival

Always Live Festival

Dates: 24 November to 10 December 2023
Location: Multiple venues in Melbourne

The Always Live Festival amplifies the city’s vibrant music scene. A celebration of live music in all its forms, this festival showcases both emerging and established artists, making it a must-visit for music enthusiasts.

Australian Open Tennis in Melbourne

Australian Open

Dates: January 16-29, 2024
Location: Melbourne Park, Melbourne

Concluding the season is the world-renowned Australian Open, a premier tennis tournament featuring the world’s top players. Experience the thrilling Grand Slam action and the electric atmosphere of Melbourne Park.

St Kilda Festival

St Kilda Festival

Date: February 12, 2024
Location: St Kilda Beach and surrounds

Celebrate by the seaside at the St Kilda Festival, where the beach comes alive with the sounds of live music, captivating art installations, and delicious street food. This iconic event is a vibrant celebration of life and culture that’s perfect for the whole family.


Geelong Beer Festival

Geelong Beer Festival returns to Johnstone Park this January 20th, with a new look and feel, and a major headline music announcement. The iconic festival celebrates the region’s best in food/drink, arts, and entertainment combining a stellar list of world-class breweries, cideries, distilleries, cocktail specialists, vineyards and local gourmet street food, complemented by a dynamic program of live entertainment and curated activities.

Melbourne Food & Wine Festival

Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

Dates: February 2024
Location: Various venues across Melbourne

Prepare your taste buds for the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, a culinary extravaganza that showcases the city’s gastronomic excellence. Renowned chefs, winemakers, and food artisans come together to create an unforgettable dining experience. It’s a paradise for food enthusiasts.


Melbourne Food Truck Festival

Dates: December 2023 to February 2024 (specific dates to be announced)
Location: Various locations across Melbourne

Indulge your palate at the Melbourne Food Truck Festival, where a diverse range of food trucks converge throughout the city, offering a global array of cuisines. It’s a culinary journey you won’t want to miss, spanning the entire summer season.

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