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    • St Kilda Festival 2023

      The iconic bayside festival returns for its 42nd year for a free weekend of live music and entertainment.


    • CMC Rocks QLD 2023

      The biggest country music festival in the southern hemisphere is returning to Queensland in March 2023.


    • Match in the Mall

      Catch Ash Barty and other tennis greats going head-to-head in a doubles match — in Bourke Street Mall.


    • Midsumma Festival 2023

      The 34th edition of Victoria's major LGBTQIA+ arts and cultural fest is here to heat up your summer.


    • CRYSTAL — Cirque du Soleil

      The Montreal-based circus company is bringing its first-ever show on ice to Melbourne.


    • Ice Cream Festival 2023

      12 days. 144 flavours. Three venues. Many a brain freeze.


    • Yabun Festival 2023

      This annual celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures returns in full to Victoria Park, with Tia Gostelow and Aodhan.


    • For The Love

      A star-studded lineup of Australian and international artists is taking over Catani Gardens — and there's an exclusive package that'll have you stay nearby, sip refreshing summer bevs and dance under sunset skies with a VIP experience on the day.


    • Campos' Free Coffee Week

      Nab yourself a free coffee from the reigning Champion Australian Coffee Roaster — without paying a cent.


    • World Pisco Sour Day at Tino

      Celebrate Latin America's hero cocktail by sampling three bespoke variations — at just $15 a pop.


    • Digby Cakes x Prince Public Bar

      This colourful cakery is kicking off its Fitzroy Street residency the same weekend as the Midsumma Pride March — and bringing just as much sparkle to the party.


    • Post-Parade Party

      Keep the Midsumma Pride March festivities rolling with an afterparty full of dancing, performances and slushie cocktails.


    • Sunset Safari 2023

      Hit the zoo at sunset for an after-hours wildlife experience that'll transport you straight to the savannahs of Africa.


    • Bottomless Gin Sessions

      Elevate your Saturday arvos with free-flowing G&Ts and chic picnic bites.


    • Hartbeats Sunset Series

      Venture down the laneway for a tune-filled Sunday session, every week through the end of summer.


    • Hello Sunshine

      This new one-day music festival will serve up sounds from Amy Shark, The Cat Empire and 360 — plus a DJ set from the OG Red Wiggle.


    • Free to Feed's Summer Feasts

      Some of the social enterprise's culinarily-gifted participants are sharing the flavours and stories of their cultures via a pop-up dinner series.


    • Picolo

      Australia's first major low- and no-booze drinks fest will have you sipping and swirling — with zero threat of a hangover.


    • Be My Valentine Market

      Shop locally-made gifts for your SO or yourself — then kick back with a few hard-earned tap beers.


    • Free Boozy Whiskey Iced Lattes

      Drop by this sustainability-focused cafe for a free boozy birthday coffee made on The Gospel's rye whiskey.


Trending Bars and Restaurants

THE FLYING DUCK HOTEL

Prahran's favourite old Duck flies again.

67 Bendigo Street
Prahran
T (03) 9240 5376

JOURNEYMAN

Come for great coffee and its famous avocado and hummus toast served with honey candied bacon.

169 Chapel Street
Windsor
T (03) 9521 4884

RUDIMENTARY

A cafe made from disused shipping containers in an abandoned car park.

16-20 Leeds Street
Footscray
T 0497 058 173

ROBATA

The San Telmo Group's playful take on modern Japanese barbecue heroes skewers cooked over charcoal and cleverly reworked classic cocktails.

2 Exhibition Street
Melbourne
T +61 3 9989 3575

SEBASTIAN BEACH GRILL & BAR

This Basque-inspired waterfront bistro grills seafood and pours sangria on a sprawling shaded deck right on the sand.

26 Esplanade
Williamstown
T 03 9088 8989

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