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FEATURED EVENTS

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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.


    • Yabun Festival 2023

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


    • 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.


    • 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.


    • CRYSTAL — Cirque du Soleil

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


    • Apollo Bay Seafood Festival 2023

      The Great Ocean Road's freshest food fest is back for three days of seafood-filled goodness — including chef demos, feasts, markets and hot scallop pies.


    • Maison Mirabeau x Four Seasons Poolside Summer Experience

      Can’t decide between wine or gin? A Provençal drinks maker has paired the drops in a single drink and is serving it at one of Sydney's most stylish hotels all summer long.


    • Mister Organ

      New Zealand filmmaker David Farrier has done it again, chronicling another story so wild that it can only be true — and this one started with an antiques store’s car park.


    • Match in the Mall

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


    • Preston Market's Lunar New Year

      This food precinct is getting into the Lunar New Year spirit with dumpling workshops, traditional dance and tai chi sessions.


    • Yotam Ottolenghi — Flavour of Life

      Israeli chef Yotam Ottolenghi is bringing his latest speaking tour to Melbourne, chatting about food pairings, next-level cooking methods, his focus on flavour and more.


    • Hartbeats Sunset Series

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


    • Gospel Sundays

      Lounge away your summer Sundays with a local drop in hand and live tunes in the air.


    • Quick Bites Comedy

      A free weekly comedy night at Boney.


    • Monet & Friends Alive

      The next multi-sensory exhibition to take over The Lume is an immersive deep-dive into the French Impressionist era.


    • Yum Cha 3183

      Moonhouse's modern take on yum cha doesn't involve trolleys — but it does feature bottomless drinks.


    • Summer Sunday Sessions

      Wrap up your week with bottomless gin cocktails and produce-driven eats overlooking the Yarra.


    • 'Air' at GOMA

      Expect an exhibition that works to peel back the layers of the invisible, ethereal element that life cannot exist without.


    • Tetto's Amalfi Rooftop Party

      Whisk yourself away to aperitivo hour on the Amalfi coast — with $10 cocktails and Italo Disco tunes spinning into the night.


    • Match in the Mall

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


    • Preston Market's Lunar New Year

      This food precinct is getting into the Lunar New Year spirit with dumpling workshops, traditional dance and tai chi sessions.


    • We-Akon Dilinja Ceremony 2023

      Acknowledge the journey and experience of the Boonwurrung people at this inclusive dawn event featuring music, readings and a smoking ceremony.


    • Yabun Festival 2023

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


    • Match in the Mall

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


    • Preston Market's Lunar New Year

      This food precinct is getting into the Lunar New Year spirit with dumpling workshops, traditional dance and tai chi sessions.


    • Yotam Ottolenghi — Flavour of Life

      Israeli chef Yotam Ottolenghi is bringing his latest speaking tour to Melbourne, chatting about food pairings, next-level cooking methods, his focus on flavour and more.


    • District Live 2023

      Hit The District Docklands this January to fill your Saturdays with free gigs, pub trivia, makers markets and more.


    • Sunset Safari 2023

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


    • Young Henrys Presents at Lulie Tavern

      This rockin' music series will fill your February Fridays with free gigs and beer specials.


    • Post-Parade Party

      Keep the Midsumma Pride March festivities rolling with an after-party 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.


Trending Bars and Restaurants

THE FLYING DUCK HOTEL

Prahran's favourite old Duck flies again.

67 Bendigo Street
Prahran
T (03) 9240 5376

ABOVE BOARD

Nab one of just 12 seats at this hidden, minimalist cocktail haunt — and prepare for some world-class drinking.

306 Smith Street
Collingwood

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

ELWOOD BATHERS

This all-day diner is located right on Elwood Beach.

15 Elwood Foreshore
Elwood
T (03) 9525 6933

YUGEN DINING

Chapel Street's sumptuous subterranean Japanese diner and bar has a flair for the dramatic.

605 Chapel Street
South Yarra
T +61 3 7000 3232

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