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Top Free Things to Do around Melbourne in November

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Published November 7th 2020
Melbourne for Free in November
Enjoy events and activities in Melbourne this month!

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Melbourne is finally free from the Victorian government's stringent measures against the Covid-19 spread. October was challenging for many families and businesses. However, there were still plenty of free options available online to keep everyone entertained. Now its time to get out of the house as the city comes back to some semblance of life. You and your family can look forward to a city-wide floral installations, fashion capsules, art exhibitions and a farmers market. Whatever your choice, there are enough reasons to enjoy life in Melbourne this November.

2-29 Nov - Melbourne Fashion Week Capsules

This year's Melbourne Fashion Week features 7 Fashion Capsules scattered around the city. Each capsule is an installation showcasing some of the best and brightest creative talent with work from inspirational thinkers and doers in fashion, design, costume and the arts. Together, they bring colour and light into the city Take a walk and view the capsules starting in Bourke Street Mall then continuing on to Queen Victoria Market, Swanson Street in front of State Library Victoria, Emporium Melbourne, Little Collins Street, Southbank Promenade and Argyle Gardens on Lygon Street. More information on Melbourne Fashion Week here.

Dates & Time: 2 - 29 Nov, all day

7- 28 Nov - De-Construction/Re-Construction

Construction works form a constant backdrop of Melbourne. Creativity Cluster has teamed up with the City of Melbourne to create an art exhibition in the Dirty Dozen display cases in Campbell Arcade under Flinders Street. DeConstruction/Re-Construction is inspired by the construction works undertaken by the city as well as the interplay between city construction and the process of creating art. You can enjoy the works of 9 artists including Lindsay Hussey, Pat Duncan, Nancy D Lane and Luna Cameron-Parrish. More information about the artists and works are here.

Dates: 7 Nov - 28 Nov
Time: 6am - 7pm daily
Location: Campbell's Arcade (Underground), 248 Flinders St, Melbourne 3000

14-27 Nov - Urban Blooms Festival

Melbourne's florists have teamed up with the City of Melbourne to give the city a floral makeover this month. All your favourite locations such as Flinders Street Station, Evan Walker Bridge and Arts Centre Melbourne will be blooming. Specially curated trails, including one from Lygon Street to Hosier Lane, are available for you to discover the city in a new light. The Urban Blooms Festival will change how you view the city's landmarks and streets. Visit the website to learn more about the locations around Melbourne participating in this festival. Find all the floral installation locations here.

Dates and Times: 14 Nov - 27 Nov, All day
Location: Around Melbourne

14 - 30 Nov - Sky Castle

Head over to Fed Square for an immersive multi-sensory art installation this month. Produced by ENESS, it is sure to dazzle you with its rainbow coloured lights and xylophone sounds. You and your family can walk under the massive light arches and see your footsteps change the lightscape and soundscape around you. This is an open-air, public installation and no bookings are required. Be sure to bring along a camera or your phone to take some brilliant pictures! More information available here.

Dates: 14 Nov to 14 Dec
Time: 7:00am - 11:30pm daily
Location: Fed Square, Swanston St & Flinders St, Melbourne 3000

22 Nov - Docklands Community Sunday Farmers Market

Getting tired of takeaways due to the lockdown? Now you can enjoy some of the freshest produce and food available in Melbourne. You can also support local farmers and produce while enjoying great ingredients. The Docklands Community Sunday Farmers Market returns on Sunday, 22 November. Head down to the market and as a bonus, enjoy the scenic views along the Newquay Promenade in Docklands. More information available here.

Dates and times: Sun 22 Nov, 9am - 2pm
Location: NewQuay, Docklands 3008
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Why? Loads of free things to enjoy in Melbourne this November
When: November
Where: Around Melbourne
Cost: Free
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