Top 15 Summer Events in Melbourne

Top 15 Summer Events in Melbourne

Hello Summer in Melbourne, it’s our favourite time of the year! Get ready for a massive three months of stylish events around the city.

There’s so much happening this season, so reach for your phone and round up your squad… Tell them all to get set for a huge summer of fun!




Top 15 Summer Events in Melbourne


Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinema

Running until Sunday December 20, 2015

Watching feature films on the huge movie screen is the perfect way to relax on a balmy evening. The Openair Cinemas offer some of the best live acts from the Australian music scene, tasty food and frothy beverages from the Jar Bar.


Melbourne Christmas Festival

Throughout December

The annual Christmas festival transforms the city into a magical place and celebrates the spirit of Christmas in true Melbourne style. Be sure to visit the social hub here for all event listings.


Royal Croquet Club

10th – 20th December, 2015

Royal Croquet Club is dynamic activation that comes to life on the edge of the Yarra River at Birrarung Marr, bringing together performing arts, food, music, creative design and of course croquet. Expect to be completely entertained with live performances, visual art installations, gourmet food, delicious beverages and top-class music.


Georgy Girl – The Seekers Musical

15 December 2015 – 20 March 2016

Georgy Girl is brand new musical from Richard East and Dennis Smith. The musical tells the true story of The Seekers on their rise to international fame, the challenges of success and all the laughs along the way. Experience swinging sixties London and re-live their journey along with the golden soundtrack that the world fell in love with.


End of Office Party

Thursday 17 December, 2015

For everyone who is excited about the upcoming holidays, Ms Collins (at 425 Collins Street, Melbourne) is about to transform into a Carnival party to celebrate the end of the working year. Best of all, entry is free! The kitchen will showcase a Latin American menu from 4pm-late and party-goers can look forward to drinks specials, games and photo booths.


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QV Christmas Cinema

Running until 28 February, 2016

QV Melbourne is hosting a pop-up cinema every Thursday to Sunday evening in QV Square. The QV Outdoor Cinema is an unusual experience that is unique to Melbourne – the cinema is silent and patrons are given wireless headphones and audio kits for the film. To make it even more enticing, they have a lot of old favourites showing in the lead up to Christmas (Home Alone, anyone?).


The Gingerbread Village by Epicure

Running until 24 December, 2015

The talented team at Epicure have spent months creating a perfect gingerbread village at Melbourne Town Hall. It might be edible, but it looks too good to eat! Pop along to see approximately 500 kilograms of gingerbread, 360 kilograms of royal icing and 150 kilograms of marzipan come to life.


Moonlight Cinema

December 2015 – March 2016

Australia’s favourite outdoor cinema returns for its 2015/16 summer season, showing advance screenings, new release and cult movies on the iconic Royal Botanic Gardens’ Central Lawn.


Melbourne Made Gift Market

Saturday December 19, 2015

Over 70 artists, makers and masters will come out of their workshops to set up shop at Melbourne Town Hall this Christmas. Shop for last minute gifts for your friends and family.


Cricket’s Family Day at the ‘G

Wednesday December 23, 2015

Cricket Australia invites cricket fans of any age to the hallowed MCG for a day of cricket fun and a chance to meet their cricket heroes. This free event will be the best way to kick off school holidays and welcome international cricket back to Melbourne for the summer.


Melbourne Latin Summer Festival

Saturday 9 January, 2016

Melbourne Latin Summer Festival is a free annual event held at Melbourne’s iconic Federation Square for one day only. The festival celebrates all categories of art, culture and entertainment; with Latin food, live music, a kids area and much more!


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So Frenchy, So Chic

Sunday 10 January, 2016

A summer French escape of music, food and friends. Choose your city. Melbourne * Sydney. A giant party, a perfect picnic and a summer’s day to remember


Pause Fest 2016

8th – 14th February, 2016

Pause Fest is an essential part of Melbourne’s digital culture. Pause inspires connections, collaboration, and entrepreneurship. Pause opens our eyes to the latest innovations and the possibility of change – a catalyst for innovation, a uniter of industries, a platform for the future.


St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival

Saturday 13 February, 2016

The festival has always been interested in finding what’s fresh and bringing it to unique settings and surrounds to be appreciated by music lovers.The size of the festivals, the locations and the way we encourage community all form part of the way in which the Laneway team strive to present a live music experience like no other.



Blender Lane Artists Market

Running until 24 February, 2016

The Blender Ln Artists Market is an outdoor event held every Wednesday from 5-10 pm, located in one of Melbourne’s most diverse and vibrant street art covered lane ways.

The markets showcase a variety of art, illustration, craft, design, textile and jewellery. There is also performing arts and live music acts to soak up. Enjoy the chilled atmosphere and take the opportunity to view the open studios of the resident artists and this unique Melbourne event.




For more great Melbourne Event Listings, visit the That’s Melbourne website here.

Be sure to shout out any other fab events in the comments below!








Emily Collie is Founder and Editor of well-known Australian travel blog, Melbourne Girl. Emily has written travel articles for Expedia, eHarmony, Amex Shop Small Blogger Series and, and has been featured on many Australian websites including Mimco Mimzine and Bonds Australia Blog, and was invited on behalf of the VRC and Myer, to judge the Myer Fashions on the Field competition on Emirates Melbourne Cup Day.

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  • September 12, 2018


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