Events in Melbourne

Wondering what’s on in Melbourne? Reserve accommodation at Novotel Melbourne on Collins and you’ll find yourself near the top event venues in the city, including the Regent Theatre, Princess Theatre, Etihad Stadium, Rod Laver Arena and more. From sporting events and holiday celebrations to concerts, waterfront festivals, sailing regattas and more, there’s something for everyone. 

 

  • JUNE 2017

    Winter in Melbourne is still a buzz with lots of activity day and night, the hotel is a close to all Melbourne has to offer during this time so you don't have to spend too much time out in the cold; 

    AFL Season - Live like a local and head to the closest AFL game, we are halfway between both Etihad and MCG so any Melbourne game is just an easy tram ride away. To book tickets to support your team  CLICK HERE

    International Champions Cup is returning to Melbourne this June. The socceroos will play Brazil on June 13.For tickets head to www.ticketek.com.au

    Hidden Spaces in Melbourne will provide good direction for what to see this season!

    The Winter night market at Queen Victoria Market is themed around fire and lights. 

  • JULY 2017

    There’s a choice of events in Melbourne with something to please everyone. Whether it’s a sporting event, a festival, an art exhibition or places to discover, you can find everything you wish for. 

    Wednesdays' Winter Night Market at Queen Victoria Market is themed around fire and lights. Featuring an exciting new lighting concept by John Fish, a quirky line-up of entertainers, 30 stellar street food stalls, 50 specialty and design stalls, warm drinks, cold beers and raging open fires. 

    AFL Season - Live like a local and head to the closest AFL game, we are halfway between both Etihad and MCG so any Melbourne game is just an easy tram ride away.

    Docklands Winter Fireworks: Start your weekend right and enjoy Friday nights at Docklands with entertainment from 6:30pm and fireworks lighting up the sky around 7:30pm. The Docklands Firelight Festival takes the traditions of a winter solstice and combines this with a modern celebration of arts, music, food, fire and fun.

    Open House Melbourne: Open House Melbourne has been connecting people with good design and architecture in the city. The city invites people to explore outstanding houses, buildings, infrastructure and landscapes that illustrate our rich history, reflect how we live and work, and offer insights into our future city. 

    The Melbourne Magic Festival encompasses several shows a day, presented by dozens of different magicians. Audiences of all ages will be amazed by the various numbers.

  • AUGUST 2017

    Packed with popular attractions, nearby parks, laid-back laneways, libraries and museums, Melbourne extends a multitude of Things to do all wrapped up in a vibrant atmosphere.

    Melbourne's street art is internationally renowned and offers a feast of colour, ideas and energy. It has become an attraction for local and overseas visitors experiencing Melbourne’s creative ambience.

    The Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) is a film-lover's paradise. See international premieres, red carpet glamour and the best global cinema. Discover more at The Forum Theatre this August.

    AFL Season - Live like a local and head to the closest AFL game, we are halfway between both Etihad and MCG so any Melbourne game is just an easy tram ride away.

  • SEPTEMBER 2017

    Spring is here and Melbourne is showing no sign of slowing down as the "Event Capital" of Australia. Take advantage of all Melbourne has to offer and have Novotel Melbourne on Collins as your perfect home base, in the heart of Melbourne.

    Let's celebrate at the Royal Melbourne Show! Get up close to animals, enjoy tantalising tastes and world-class entertainment and so much more! The Royal Melbourne Show is an agricultural show held at Melbourne Showgrounds every September.

    AFL Season - Live like a local and head to the closest AFL game, we are halfway between both Etihad and MCG so any Melbourne game is just an easy tram ride away.

    The Language of Ornament at the National Gallery of Victoria explores the history of ornament in the Western design tradition. It examines a series of motifs, charting their appearance and reappearance in design from antiquity through to the twenty-first century.

  • OCTOBER 2017

    Its starting to warm up and Melbourne continues to be in demand for travellers. While you are here make sure you take advantage of all Melbourne has to offer.

    From the producer of The Lion King, the beloved story of Aladdin comes to thrilling theatrical life in this bold new musical comedy featuring exhilarating choreography, show-stopping production numbers and astonishing visual effects.

    There's always something going on at Federation Square, with an impressive calendar of events and activities taking place throughout the year.

  • NOVEMBER 2017

    Amongst the fashion, food and social experience, the Spring Racing Carnival is the ultimate racing in Australia. The event draws in the best from the international racing scene. Experience all the food, fashion and entertainment the Spring Racing Carnival has on offer.

    MindBodySpirit Festival at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre: don't miss Australia's largest health, well-being and natural therapies event. Learn from over 200 exhibitors, attend free inspirational seminars, book yourself a psychic reading, try some body pampering, watch the free stage performances, join a free meditation session and taste some delicious health foods.

  • DECEMBER 2017

    Finally Summer has arrived and we are on the downhill to Christmas. Melbourne is buzzing with end of year excitement, warmer weather & christmas shopping. See our highlights for the month of December below;

    Myer Christmas Windows - Located only 5 mins walk from hotel at Bourke Street Mall, an iconic Melbourne tradition and always a family favourite

    Boxing Day Test, a must do if you have the chance - this year it's Australia v Pakistan, be part of the action live at the MCG and experience the passion of test cricket - RESERVE YOUR SEAT

    New Year's Eve in the event's capital of Australia, celebrate with loads of free events and activities including firework displays, looking for something that suit's you- READ MORE