What's on in Melbourne this winter

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Uncover a world of excitement and wonder in Melbourne this winter. Immerse yourself in fabulous festivals that will ignite your senses, indulge in fantastic foodie experiences, and embrace the city's unique charm as it comes alive in the cold.


RISING: Melbourne – Various Locations (June 1-16): Prepare yourself for the latest edition of RISING, a captivating winter arts festival featuring hundreds of artists, events, and world premieres, happening across three weekends from June 1 to 16.

Lightscape Melbourne Light Show – Royal Botanic Gardens (June 14-August 4): Melbourne's unique blend of nature and technology comes to life at the Lightscape Melbourne Light Show. Witness colour-changing installations that illuminate the gardens in a captivating way. This dazzling display runs from June 14 to August 4 at the Royal Botanic Gardens.

Leaps and Bounds Music Festival (July 25-28): Check out the festival's website for locations within Melbourne.

Bastille Day French Festival at Queen Victoria Market on July 13 and 14: Celebrate French culture with delicious food and vibrant festivities at Queen Victoria Market.

Mould: A Cheese Festival at the Royal Exhibition Building from June 28-29: Get ready for the ultimate cheese lovers' experience as MOULD returns to Melbourne.

St Kilda Film Festival across the City of Port Phillip from June 6-16: Catch a wide range of films at various locations across Melbourne during the St Kilda Film Festival.


Melbourne is a city of adventure and endless possibilities.

Museums and Galleries:

  • Melbourne Museum Discover the captivating history of Australia at Melbourne Museum.
  • National Gallery of Victoria Delve into the world of art at the National Gallery of Victoria. Be sure to check out their winter exhibitions.
  • Australian Sports Museum If you have a passion for sports, the Australian Sports Museum is a must-visit.

Stage Shows and Performances:

Stay warm indoors and enjoy a theatrical adventure! Check out what's showing at the Regent Theatre, Princess Theatre, and other venues.

Remember to check official websites for exact dates and ticketing information for all events and exhibitions.

Regardless of your interests, the city offers a plethora of events to make your winter season fly by. Take advantage of all the wonderful experiences Melbourne has to offer and create cherished memories that will warm your heart during the chilly months.

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