whats on melbourne this week

Welcome back to the weekly What’s On! It’s been great to have a break over January and to hear how much you *missed* knowing what’s on for families every week :)

CBD / Docklands

  • The District Food Truck Park (Fri 2 Feb) – pop up food truck park every Friday plus Blender Artist Market with art and craft stalls, live music and open studios.
  • Park Cinema Docklands (Fri 2 Feb) – Over six Fridays in 2018 Park Cinema will be screening classic family films under the stars, in front of Library at The Dock.
  • South Wharf Pop Up Cinema (Fri 2 Feb – Sun 4 Mar) – riverside cinematic experience on Common Man’s bright green Astroturf.
  • Boho Luxe Market (Fri 2 Feb – Sun 4 Feb) – shopping, exclusive brands, food trucks, live music, workshops and an epic Glamping Festival.
  • Drip Drop Artplay (Fri 2 Feb – Sun Feb) – Join our New Ideas Lab experiment and dive into an immersive, sensory experience filled with ice and water.
  • QV Outdoor Cinema (Fri 2 Feb – Thu 8 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 2 Feb – Tue 28 Feb) – free play space inspired by‘Our last trip to the market‘  by Lorin Clarke and Mitch Vane with a food-shopping theme! Full review.
  • Sustainable Living Festival (Fri 2 Feb – Wed 28 Feb) – Earth-lovin’ activities including workshops, DIY-days, pop-ups and markets in both central and outer Melbourne.
  • Pirate Sunday Polly Woodside (Sun 4 Feb) – Dress as a pirate and come help us search for hidden treasure, play tug of war and have your face painted.
  • Sunset Series Treasury Gardens (Sun 4 Feb) – free twilight concerts in the Treasury Gardens.
  • Queen Victoria Night Market (Wed 7 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. Full review.
  • We Make Carpets NGV  (Fri 2 Feb – 15 Apr) – Dutch art collective We Make Carpets (who do not actually make carpets!) has transformed the children’s gallery into walls of large-scale artworks incorporating patterns made with everyday objects. Full review.



Harmony Park, 187-195 Gaffney St, Coburg North


  • Silver Circus Dingley (Fri 2 Feb – 25 Feb) – Australia’s oldest circus comes to town. Win tickets. 
  • Sandsculpting Frankston Waterfront (Fri 2 Feb –  Apr) -Twenty sculptors carve out themed sculptures from the sand.
  • Barefoot Cinema at Rippon Lea (Fri 2 Feb – Fri 16 Feb) –  Enjoy food trucks, live music and a fully licensed bar before watching the sun go down and settling in for a feature film on the big screen
  • Hank Marvin Market (Sat 3 Feb) – weekly Saturday market with awesome playground at Alma Park.
  • Sausage Fest Prahran Market (Sat 3 Feb) – fun-filled event for the whole family and tasting and voting is free.
  • The Classics Stonnington (Sat 3 Feb) – three-part series of free Saturday evening concerts throughout February.
  • Elwood Community Market (Sat 3 Feb) – trash and treasure, plants, clothes, jewellery, pastries fruit & veg and other eclectic and unique surprises.  A jumping castle, animal farm, ice-cream van and an ever growing variety of fun and games to keep the children amused.
  • Yalukut Weelam Ngargee Arts and Cultural Festival (Sat 3 Feb) – emerging and established Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander musicians, dancers and artists, plus plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy.
  • Como House Tours (Sat 3 Feb – Sun 4 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.
  • Portable Iron Houses tour (Sun 4 Feb) – Get an insight into life during the Gold Rush era when you visit one of the few remaining pre-fabricated iron buildings in the world.
  • Moorabbin Miniature Railway (Sun 4 Feb) – miniature railway on the first Sunday of the month.
  • Hungarian Goulash Festival and Book Fair (Sun 4 Feb) – teams battle it out for the title of the best Gulys (Goulash soup).
  • Melbourne Tennis Week (Mon 5 Feb – Sun 11 Feb) – free events and activities taking place in various Port Phillip and Stonnington tennis clubs.
  • South Melbourne Night Market (Thu 8 Feb) – street food, copious stalls, eclectic entertainment and music every Thursday night until 22 Feb. Full review. 


  • Melbourne Storm Family Day (Sat 3 Feb) –  activities for the kids, Melbourne Storm cheerleaders, Storm Man, food trucks, giveaways, special guests and a chance to hear from the 2018 Melbourne Storm players and coaches.
  • Twilight Art in the Park (Sat 3 Feb) – Free art workshops for adults and kids | Live music | Outdoor family-friendly film screening at sundown ‘The Secret Life of Pets’.
  • Lego Batman Movie Night (Sat 3 Feb) – Meet your Arrabri Ward councillors and enjoy the activities including face painting, art activities, children’s games and live entertainment.
  • Eastern Pregnancy & Baby Expo (Sun 4 Feb) – showcase of local and Australian products and services that cater for pregnant women and families with babies up to 6 months of age.
  • Yarra Valley Railway (Sun 4 Feb) – take a trip on the historic Walker RM22 Railmotor from Healesville to Tunnel Hill.
  • Babes to Kids Market Caribbean Gardens (Fri 2 Nov) – new and preloved baby gear, free train rides and face painting.


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