See what's on in Melbourne. The events calendar is always packed with arts festivals, live music, exhibitions, blockbuster theatre shows, sport and activities for kids. 


Melbourne for free

Melbourne has so much going on, and there are always plenty of events that are free.


Food and wine

As a foodie town, Melbourne always has a culinary event on the boil. Choose from food festivals, wine tastings, celebrity chef visits and cooking classes.



Melbourne has a thriving art scene, with artist-run spaces as well as large public museums and galleries.



Melbourne's live music scene is legendary, with gigs at the city's many pubs and bars every night of the week. Classical music is also thriving, along with jazz.


Performing Arts

Melbourne is Australia's performing arts capital and kicks up its heels year-round, with everything from opera and Broadway spectaculars to contemporary dance and comedy.


Kids and family

Melbourne has loads of tailor-made events and activities for children. There are family-friendly festivals such as Moomba, as well as kids' flicks, interactive exhibits and fun-filled workshops


Melbourne Marathon

If you are a runner or a would-be runner (you haven’t started training yet) you are in for a treat.  Australia’s largest running festival will be held on Sunday 14th October and the finish line is none other than the venue for our Welcome Reception, The Melbourne Cricket Ground.  You will have plenty of time after the race to recover, shower and get ready for a celebratory drink at the Congress Welcome

If you are feeling inspired  REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN

3 Km Walk

5.7 KM Run

10 KM Run

½ Marathon


With five distances to choose from, each course gives our runners a unique opportunity to see a side of Melbourne that is only possible on Race Day. Find out more ……