WHAT'S ON IN MELBOURNE: AUGUST 2019
Dress in your winter woollies and enjoy the many fun events on in Melbourne
this month! August is jam packed full of music, art, food and exciting
experiences, so it’s the perfect excuse to head outside!
What: Melbourne International Film Festival
Where: Around Melbourne
When: 1st-18th August
Grab some popcorn and your movie-nut friends because of the International Film
Festival is a highlight of this month. This 18-day binge-fest consists of films
from all corners of the world including some homegrown flicks. Sit back, relax
and indulge in the finest films the world has to offer this month.
From the provinces of China right into Southbank, we are honored to have such an
extraordinary exhibit grace our shores. Featuring over 150 Chinese treasures and 8 of the
warriors themselves, this exhibit is one not to miss. A rare opportunity to view what is said to
be the 8th wonder of the world in the heart of Melbourne.
What: The Queen Victoria Winter Night Market
Where: Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne
When: 5th June – 28th August
Foodies rejoice! The legendary Winter Night Markets are back and better than ever. Warm
up your Wednesday nights with a choice of over 30 food stalls and plenty of art, fashion and
specialty stalls to entertain you. New stalls this year include Mörk Chocolate & the Melted
Cheese Bar which is reason enough to go to try the many tasty treats the market has to offer.
What: The Winter Village
Where: Federation Square, CBD
When: Now-29th September
It’s a rare sight to see snow fall in Melbourne CBD, but this year, Federation Square is
transforming into a winter wonderland. On the rooftop of the Federation Square car park, sits
20 odd warm little private igloos and an ice skating rink! Sip on mulled wine or gauge yourself
from the Feast Kitchen in some exclusive winter-themed packages, or explore the snow covered terrace for free!
What: White Night Melbourne
Where: All around Melbourne
When: 22nd-24th August
What to wear: The Two-Way Fluffy Cardigan for that perfect extra layer
Well known for packed crowds and lots of interesting installations, White Night Melbourne
has been re-invented as three night transformative event! Watch the cultural institutions of
Melbourne come alive as artists across the city transform buildings and parks for an experience
for all ages. Hot tip: wear comfy shoes!
What: Hugh Jackman | The Man. The Music. The Show.
Where: Rod Laver Arena
When: 16th – 27th August
He’s back! With an all new show, Hugh Jackman is bringing his amazing triple threat
performances back down under for a limited time only. Playing at Rod Laver Arena for
6 shows, he will not be one to miss. VIP packages are available, so get in fast!