What to do in Melbourne this Winter

Hello Winter! After what already feels like too long in the cold and wet department here in Melbourne-town, we can officially say that Winter has started and the countdown to Spring begins… 93 days, but hey who’s counting?

Just because the temperature has dropped, it doesn’t mean our fun levels have to as well. We’ve rounded up some awesome happenings during the coolest (pardon the pun) season of the year in the world’s most liveable city.


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What to do in Melbourne this Winter

Winter Night Market

Every Wednesday evening throughout Winter

Clear your Wednesday evenings Melbourne, because the Night Market has arrived and they are a must-experience event this Winter. Held every week throughout the chilly months at Queen Vic Markets, the Melbourne Winter Night Market is the place to experience true Melbourne culture through eats, drinks, music, design and a hint of lane way style.


The Sound of Music

Playing until 31 July, 2016

Head along to the Regent Theatre to experience this lavish and critically acclaimed production, an uplifting true story of the von Trapp family’s flight across the mountains. The Sound of Music touches the hearts of all ages and brims over with some of the most memorable songs ever performed on the musical stage.


Vegetarian and Vegan Food Truck Event

June 3 – 4, 2016

Vegetarians, vegans and ethically minded foodies are invited to The Food Truck Park in Preston for their World Environment Day event across Friday night and all day Saturday. Rounding up Melbourne’s best street food vendors, this event is set to please all foodie lovers.


Wine and Wildlife long weekend


Wine & Wildlife

June 11 – 13, 2016

This Queen’s Birthday long weekend (11 – 13 June), indulge in the best of the Yarra Valley against the backdrop of the Healesville Sanctuary’s stunning bushland setting for the Wine and Wildlife gourmet experience.

There will be an exciting line-up of local wineries, breweries and a hearty winter menu for you to sample and purchase. Across the three days you can indulge in the finest wines,craft beers and cider, as well as delicious chocolates and gourmet cheese.


Melbourne Flow After Dark – Yoga Silent Disco

Tuesday 14 June and Tuesday August 30, 2016

After a massive Sydney event (which was a sell out), Flow After Dark Silent Disco is coming to Melbourne. 90 minutes of all-level Vinyasa Yoga led by Flow Athletic co-founder, Kate Kendall, to the fluid beats of Sydney DJ, James Mack. This is a one of a kind Silent Disco Yoga event you need to experience!


Melbourne Design Market

Sunday 19 June, 2016

Now into its second decade, Melbourne Design Market at Fed Square has launched thousands of new products, profiled hundreds of designers and provided a shopping haven for design lovers. With such diversity and quality, the market unsurprisingly attracts thousands of people each time it’s held. Head along and discover the buzz of activity and the array of amazing products from all disciplines of design.


Disney On Ice presents Magical Ice Festival

July 1 – 5, 2016

Disney On Ice is coming to Melbourne with their new show, Magical Ice Festival. Rod Laver Arena will come alive these July school holidays for the first time ever time, will feature the winter wonderland and characters of Frozen.

The ice spectacular will also feature the enchanting adventures of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Tangled and Beauty and the Beast, presented by popular hosts Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy!


Finders Keepers Market

July 22 -24, 2016

The Finders Keepers markets is a massive three day event, featuring over 250 independent art and design stalls in the world renowned Royal Exhibition Building in the Carlton Gardens. Expect to find some lovely local makers from Melbourne, as well as talented favourites from all around Australia.



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Emily Collie is Editor of lifestyle & travel blog, Melbourne Girl. With a passion for sharing her experiences in her home city of Melbourne and around the globe, Emily has a summer state of mind and loves the ocean, netflix and sunsets.

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