Fun things to do in Melbourne this Autumn

Fun things to do in Melbourne this Autumn - Melbourne Girl

Our city is alive with non-stop happenings this season, so to make it easy for you to pull together your to-do lists, we’ve rounded up a list of the top Fun things to do in Melbourne this Autumn.

Get set for a huge season of events, because it’s all happening in and around the city over the next three months. From flowers to food, fast cars and fashion, we’re all set to kick off what could easily be labeled ‘the best time of the year’ to visit Melbourne.


Fun things to do in Melbourne this Autumn


Fun things to do in Melbourne this Autumn


Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show

The Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show is held annually at the Royal Exhibition Building & Carlton Gardens. The show is one of Victoria’s largest public events, attracting over 100,000 garden, floral, design and DIY enthusiasts.

In addition to all the incredible floral displays you’ll discover from the country’s top landscape architects and florists, the Garden Show is famous for it’s gardening and design workshops, sprawling art and sculpture gardens, family activities and the after-work Gardens by Twilight event (did someone say gin gardens and live music… yes please!!)

On a personal note, I had the pleasure of bringing to life a Boutique Garden at the 2024 show. Open Air by Esjay Landscapes + Pools ~ Unhindered by the small area, our team wanted to capture the beauty and tranquility of an outdoor space at home, and demonstrate that through harnessing water flow and whimsical plantings, harmony and modern aesthetics collide for the ultimate courtyard – a place to relax, wind down and be at one with the world outside.

20 – 24 March, 2024

Find out more here.


F1 Melbourne

The Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix is held annually in Melbourne at the famous Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit.

The adrenaline-fuelled, heart-pumping race action sees close to half a million fans attending the event across the four days. Tickets sell hotter than hot cakes, so be sure to register your interest on their website if you are keen to attend the event next year.

21 – 24 March, 2024

Returning to Albert Park 13 – 16 March, 2025

Find out more here.


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Melbourne Fashion Festival

Melbourne Fashion Festival is an annual celebration of fashion, arts, ideas and creativity. A world-class event that celebrates and elevates every aspect of fashion and creativity, proudly demonstrating Melbourne’s rightful fashion leadership mantle in Australia.

The Festival presents the country’s largest consumer fashion event including world-class runway shows featuring Australia’s established and emerging designers, state-of-the-art production, beauty workshops, retail events, industry seminars, forums, live entertainment and much more.

24 February – 9 March, 2024

Find out more here.



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The Night Market

Round up your and family and friends and get set for Melbourne’s favourite mid-week hangout at the Night Market. 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.

Wednesday Night’s 5pm – 10pm
10 April – 8 May 2024

Find out more here.


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Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

Melbourne Food and Wine Festival  (MF&W) is an annual state-wide celebration of Victoria’s food and wine industry that attracts more than a quarter of a million attendees to a diverse program of over 200 events.

Run by a small not-for-profit organisation, the Festival has grown over its history from grassroots beginnings with only a handful of events in 1993, to now being recognised as Australia’s pre-eminent food and wine festival. In March, food and wine lovers indulge in events that fill Melbourne’s labyrinthine network of restaurants, laneways, lights-turned-down basements and dizzying rooftops and spill into spectacular regional Victoria.

15 – 24 March, 2024

Find out more here.



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Autumn Racing

The Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival (also known as The Festival of Racing) features eight weeks of major racing across Melbourne’s premier racecourses (Flemington, Caulfield and Moonee Valley) as well as country cups held all across the state of Victoria.

This year’s racing carnival features six group one race meetings of exciting thoroughbred racing action, highlighted by Super Saturday at Flemington on 9th March.

Running until April, 2024

Find out more here.



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Shout out any other fun Autumn events you think should be included on our list in the comments below!






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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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