1. Melbourne International Film Festival. Running from August 2nd-19th, the International Film Festival features several categories including Short Films, Animation, Documentaries, Feature Films, Masters, and Next Gen. Visit the MIFF website for full program details.
View and buy contemporary art at the Melbourne Art Fair
View and purchase quality leading contemporary artwork at the Melbourne Art Fair. Held at the Royal Exhibition Building from August 1-5th, exhibiting paintings, sculpture, photography, installation and multi media art works of over 900 artists represented by over 80 leading national and international galleries. Public day entrance $30 ($22 concession).
3. Melbourne Day Melbourne turns 177 years young on August 30th. Celebrate from August 25 –30th with a range of festivities including discounted entry into Melbourne Aquarium and other top attraction venues, educational programs, free boat rides on Victoria Harbour, and special offers at participating pubs and bars - Cheers Melbourne!
4. National Science Week
Celebrate science in Australia by enjoying and exploring the wonders of science from August 11-19th. Events, activities, and competitions at various locations Australia wide.
Luna 1878 Queen Victoria Night Market
5. Luna 1878 The Queen Victoria Market runs Luna 1878, every Wednesday in August from 5.30-10pm. Enjoy live music, international food, and late night market shopping.
With so many events to choose from, there's no reason to stay home this winter - enjoy this beautiful city.