Here’s my round up for fun central, all summer long. From the best markets, to the iconic free MSO concerts at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, I’ve got you sorted for non-stop things to do in and around this beautiful city.
What’s on in Melbourne
Melbourne’s Rooftop Cinema at Rooftop Bar is the perfect way to catch a flick with your bestie this summer. Showcasing classic films, nostalgic favourites and recent releases in a completely unique environment, amongst Melbourne’s beautiful nightlight skyline.
The Night Market
My favourite Night Market is back for its biggest summer yet! Round up your and family and friends and get set for Melbourne’s favourite mid-week hangout on Wednesday evenings. It’s the perfect balmy evening hang out, with everything from paella, pavlova, Pimms, pretty lights, party vibes, and plenty of backyard style games to play.
The Night Market features over 60 global street food stalls, more than 100 specialty shopping stalls, festival bars, and a rotating line-up of live music and entertainment. Find it at Queen Victoria Market, on the corner of Queen Street and Therry Street.
Harry Potter and The Cursed Child
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a two-part stage play written by Jack Thorne based on an original story by Thorne, J. K. Rowling and John Tiffany. The show is now playing exclusively at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre, and is in one word… SPECTACULAR!
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage, bringing together some of the most exciting talent working in the theatre today.
Boasting a $6.5 million restoration exclusively for the production, it is a must-see for all Harry Potter fans, musical fans, or anyone who appreciates the very best in Australian entertainment, costume design, lighting and sound effects.
Chinese New Year Festival
Chinese New Year has a long tradition in Melbourne, featuring several weeks of celebration and festivities. Get set to welcome in the Year of the Pig with 15 days of celebrations this February. Feasting, firecrackers and the awakening of the dragon are just some of the traditional festivities in Melbourne’s Chinatown.
Chinese New Year will also light up the city streets in Queensbridge Square, Southgate, South Wharf, Docklands and Queen Victoria Market. With light installations, street performances, outdoor food stalls and acrobatic lion dances, Melbourne will come alive this February in stunning hues of red and gold.
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s are back for their 90th year of FREE concerts at Sidney Myer. The concerts are the perfect summer soundtrack in the city, bringing together timeless music and great artists against the backdrop of a glorious Melbourne sunset. Admission is free and gates open at 4pm on each of these dates:
Friday 8 February at 7:30pm – Sidney Myer Music Bowl
Saturday 16 February at 7:30pm – Sidney Myer Music Bowl
Wednesday 20 February at 7:30pm – Sidney Myer Music Bowl
Since making its worldwide debut at Federation Square last month, Pixar Putt has seen over 15,000 guests enjoying a super-fun round of putt-putt in the city. Despite wrapping up on the weekend at its first Melbourne location, the fun set to continue at their St Kilda Pop Up, which will run from February 15 until March 31.
Inspired by the beloved stories, characters and icons from some of Disney-Pixar’s most iconic films including Toy Story, A Bug’s Life, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Ratatouille, Wall-E, Inside Out and Coco, Pixar Putt will continue to take guests to infinity… and beyond!
Lots of fun for all the big kids at heart like me… Be sure to head along for 18-holes with your baes! Book tickets here.
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