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Melbourne Events You Won’t Want to Miss This Summer

Local Events
8th December 2023

The weather’s heating up, and so is our events calendar in Melbourne! With an abundance of unique and exciting places to go and experiences to be had even at the worst of times, summertime in Melbourne is pulsing with an incredible itinerary that you won’t want to miss.

Here are just a couple of the events topping our list this summer!



November 24th – December 10th, 2023

Music lovers, make your way to ALWAYS LIVE to join the celebration of contemporary music at Victoria’s annual event. From electrifying live stadium performances to intimate shows at modest venues, see some of the best talent in the industry showcasing their talents. 

Featuring performances from big names, up-and-coming talent, local artists and international musicians, the eclectic lineup cements Victoria as the heart of culture and music in Australia.




Until December 17th, 2023

Recognised as one of Melbourne’s most adored and frequently explored attractions, The LUME is the world’s largest digital art gallery, captivating guests with its extraordinary display of world-class art on a breathtaking scale. 

Visit until December 17th to see the current installation, Connection, a spectacular showcase of Indigenous art, culture and music. Featuring a stunning display of over 650 artworks from more than 110 visual and musical First Nations artists, Connection is the largest display of Aboriginal art to ever be assembled. 

Image via @thelumemelbourne


BBC Earth Experience

Until January 28th, 2024

Marvel at the awe-inspiring diversity of our seven continents as you’ve never experienced before at the BBC Earth Experience. Journey through a jaw-dropping display featuring scenes from the nature documentary Seven Worlds, One Planet, narrated by David Attenborough, projected on screens jutting out at multiple angles for a fully immersive experience.

Image via BBC Earth Experience



Boxing Day Test

December 26th – 30th, 2023

An iconic event on the calendar for Australian cricket fans, witness the epic showdown firsthand between Australia and Pakistan for the kick-off of the Boxing Day Test match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Running over 5 days, watch Australian cricketing legends bring their A-game to compete against the world’s most elite teams, travelling across the globe from destinations such as England, Sri Lanka, India, South Africa, and more to compete.


Heaps Good

December 31st, 2023

What better way to round out 2023 than a day of epic performances at the Heaps Good music festival? With a lineup featuring names such as Flume, Basement Jaxx, Foals and more, experience the ultimate summer day out in Melbourne.

Image via @heapsgoodfest


Grease The Musical

December 31st, 2023 – March 3rd, 2024

If you have a passion for musical theatre, you can’t miss seeing one of the world’s all-time favourite musicals in live action at Her Majesty’s Theatre in Melbourne. Step back in time as you revisit the heartwarming tale of high school romance between Danny and Sandy, and chime in with iconic hit after iconic hit, including You’re the One That I Want, Grease Lightnin’ and more!

Image via @greaseoztour



Australian Open

January 15th – 28th, 2024

Experience the exhilarating sportsmanship of the Australian Open, the sporting event that unites the nation every January. See the world’s top tennis stars battle it out on the courts for glory at Melbourne Park.


No matter what your passions, interests or hobbies are, Melbourne’s unmatched variety for unreal experiences across music, sport, art and entertainment make it an unbeatable destination for an unforgettable holiday. 

Top off your experience by staying at View Melbourne and retreat to our comfortable and stylish hotel after a non-stop day of exploration and adventure.