Lots of fun this week with festivals, outdoor cinema and for one night only, White Night Melbourne!

CBD / Docklands

  • Victoria Harbour Pop Up Cinema (Fri 17 Feb) -free open-air cinema, Park Cinema, popping up at Victoria Harbour’s Buluk Park. 
  • Invisible Light Garden Artplay (Fri 17 Feb – Sun 26 Mar) – Discover the interaction between digital imagery and physical action in this interactive art installation. Full review. 
  • QV Outdoor Cinema (Fri 17 Feb – Sun 26 Feb) – live entertainment, free cocktails, special food, red carpets, instafamous dogs, charity screenings, a film festival and more.
  • Play Pod State Library of Victoria (Fri 17 Feb – Tue 28 Feb) – free play space inspired by Herman and RosieFull review.
  • Viktor & Rolf For Kids NGV (Fri 17 Feb – Sun 26 Feb) – interactive children’s gallery exhibition developed by designers Viktor & Rolf. FULL REVIEW.
  • NGV Car Wash (Fri 17 Feb – April 2017) – enjoy a neon pink installation in the sculpture garden inspired by a car wash. FULL REVIEW.
  • White Night Melbourne (Sat 18 Feb – Sun 19 Feb) – 12 hours of non-stop light installations and art in the CBD.
  • Family Footy Fun Zone Queen Victoria Market (Sat 18 Feb – Sun 19 Feb) – Every Saturday and Sunday until Easter the Vic Market’s A Shed near Victoria Street will be transformed into a footy extravaganza with inflatable kicking goals, a specky-marking zone, handball challenges, footy arts and crafts and more.
  • Summer Pirate Adventure Harbour Town (Sat 18 Feb – Sun 19 Feb) – Neverland Adventure Experience and Pirate Craft Village. Full review.
  • Sustainable Living Festival (Fri 17 Feb – Tue 28 Feb) – Earth-lovin’ activities including workshops, DIY-days, pop-ups and markets in both central and outer Melbourne.
  • NGV Summer Sundays (Sun 19 Feb) – free family friendly concerts in the NGV Sculpture Garden.
  • Queen Victoria Night Market (Wed 22 Feb) – Eat and drink your way around the world one dish at a time with more than 50 street food traders cooking up a global feast plus specialty shopping and entertainment.

Queen Victoria Night Market, Elizabeth St & Victoria St, Melbourne


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  • Burrinja Kids Stay and Play (Fri 17 Feb – 31 Mar) – free family activity by local studio artist Andrea Innocent
  • Gasworks Farmers Market (Sat 18 Feb) – monthly farmers market. Stop off at kid-friendly cafe Priscilla Jones afterwards.
  • Hank Marvin Market (Sat 18 Feb) – weekly Saturday market with awesome playground at Alma Park.
  • Como House Tours (Sat 18 Feb – Sun 19 Feb) – A Como house tour offers a glimpse into the privileged lifestyle of former owners, the Armytage family, who lived there for nearly a century.
  • Sandsculpting Frankston Waterfront (Fri 17 Feb – Tue 25 Apr) -Twenty sculptors carve out themed sculptures from the sand. 
  • Party in the Park at Princes Park (Sun 1921 Feb) – A day of free entertainment for the whole family.
  • Summer Sessions Rippon Lea (Sun 19 Feb) – Spend Sunday afternoons trying your hand at croquet, bocce or quoits, listening to live music or simply pulling up a rug on the shady lawn of Rippon Lea every Sunday until 12 March.
  • Summer Sundays by the Pool (Sun 19 Feb) – Join resident DJ Mike Gurrieri and special guests for a mixture of laidback soul, funk, jazz and world music grooves
  • St Kilda Twilight Market (Thu 23 Feb) – artworks, vintage wear, craft, hand designed fashion and jewellery, exotic clothes, produce, emerging designers and foods of the world.
  • South Melbourne Night Market (Thu 23 Feb) – street food, copious stalls, eclectic entertainment and music every Thursday night until 23 Feb. Full review.


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