What’s On In Melbourne: the best events in Melbourne

Perfectly located in the heart of the East Melbourne sports and entertainment district, Pullman Melbourne On The Park is the ideal destination for an unforgettable stay. It is convenient to all the most important spots, venues and attractions in Melbourne where you can be part of the thrilling activities that this city has to offer, all year round.

If you are planning to attend an event in Melbourne, Pullman Melbourne on the Park has everything you are looking for. 

No matter what you like to do, there is a diverse range of attractions, activities and things to do throughout the city. Below, you will find a list of what’s on in and around Melbourne. For more recommendations or assistance with arranging tours, tickets or transportation, please visit the Pullman Melbourne On The Park Concierge team.

  • Footy at the 'G

    2018 is set to be one of the biggest years of AFL to date With such an…

    2018 is set to be one of the biggest years of AFL to date

    With such an even competition last season, every game has the potential to be a nail biter. The MCG is hosting over 45 games this season, so it’s the perfect time to head down to the home of footy.

    This month’s matches:

    Visit ticketek.com.au to see your team in action.

    Image: Tourism Australia

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  • World Series of Darts

    See the world’s best darts players in action, from August 10-12, at Hisense…

    See the world’s best darts players in action, from August 10-12, at Hisense Arena as they compete for the World Series title. Local talent, such as Simon “The Wizard” Whitlock and Kyle “The Original” Anderson will be taking on world champs Micheal “Mighty Mike” van Gerwen and Rob “The Voltage” Cross. Renowned for an electric atmosphere and a highly entertaining contest, it is an event not to be missed.

    Tickets start at $70, so get yours at ticketek.com.au

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  • Field of Women at the MCG

    Breast Cancer Network Australia invites you to participate in Field of…

    Breast Cancer Network Australia invites you to participate in Field of Women at the MCG on Sunday 12 August.  They aim to have men, women and children stand together on the field to represent the 18,235 Australians expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2018. Everyone is welcome to participate. Adult tickets are $59 and kids under 15 are free! Ticket proceeds go to BCNA to help support all Australians affected by breast cancer. 

    For more information and to book tickets, visit bcna.org.au/fieldofwomen

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  • Queen Victoria Winter Night Market

    If you can’t quite get over the fact that the Summer Market is now over…

    If you can’t quite get over the fact that the Summer Market is now over - don’t fret, the Winter version is back on the 6th of June. Perfect for your cold Wednesday evenings, the market will feature over 60 food stalls, crafts and live performances, ideal to get anyone through those cool hump days.

    More information on thenightmarket.com.au

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  • Museum of Modern Art at NGV

    Celebrating 130 years of Modern and Contemporary Art, the iconic National…

    Celebrating 130 years of Modern and Contemporary Art, the iconic National Gallery of Victoria will showcase over 200 masterpieces by legends such as Pablo Picasso and Vincent van Gogh. Arranged in 8 thematic sections, some of which never seen in Australia, this promises to be an exhibition not to be missed.

    From June 9, book your tickets at ngv.vic.gov.au

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  • Melbourne eSports Open

    The inaugural Melbourne eSports Open will provide any sporting fan with…

    The inaugural Melbourne eSports Open will provide any sporting fan with an incredible atmosphere and enthralling gameplay. Headlined by the League of Legends Oceanic Pro League Finals and with the fastest growing fan base in the world, this is an event for every sporting lover. On September 1 and 2, Rod Laver Area and Melbourne Park, offers the ultimate viewing experience.

    Get your seat at ticketek.com.au, starting at $40

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  • Mamma Mia! The Muscial

    Experience the story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs in this well-known…

    Experience the story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs in this well-known classic. Mamma Mia! is the ultimate feel-good musical for all ages and promises a fabulous night out. Presented in Melbourne’s iconic Princess Theatre, you’ll be immersed on the set of a Greek island paradise. Fall in love all over again from 10 July until 16 August.

    Tickets start at $60, so visit ticketmaster.com.au now

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  • Floating Winter Chalets

    Witness Melbourne’s spectacular views by curling up on a sleeping bag…

    Witness Melbourne’s spectacular views by curling up on a sleeping bag in a warm private glass cabin. Enjoy a cheese hamper paired with warm mulled wine and take in the views 40 stories up. This 30-minute journey is an experience not to be missed.

    Running every day from 1pm and 5pm until August 31, book your tickets now melbournestar.com/experiences/winter-chalet

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  • Vance Joy: Nation of Two World Tour

    Join 15,000 others to experience one of Australia’s biggest and best artists.…

    Join 15,000 others to experience one of Australia’s biggest and best artists. Vance Joy’s second studio album is bursting with charisma and class. With his first show selling out, a second show, on September 8, was added at the iconic Rod Laver Arena, so get in quick. It promises to be a stellar show with Cub Sport, Jack River and Didirri as supporting acts.

    Tickets start at $70 from ticketek.com.au

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  • P!NK: Beautiful Trauma World Tour

    Renowned as one of the most dynamic live performers ever, PINK presents…

    Renowned as one of the most dynamic live performers ever, PINK presents her seventh studio album between August 28 and 29. Drawing comparisons to Cirque du Soleil for her incredible performance and acrobatics, always expect the unexpected with PINK. Performing at the iconic Rod Laver Area, so close to Pullman Melbourne on the Park, this promises to be an extravaganza not to me missed.

    Get your tickets at ticketek.com.au starting at $90

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  • Mao's Last Dancer the Exhibition

    Coming to Melbourne for the first time, learn about Li Cunxin, a remarkable…

    Coming to Melbourne for the first time, learn about Li Cunxin, a remarkable ballet dancer and choreographer. Known for his autobiography Mao’s Last Dancer, a now popular film, Li fled China in 1995 to become the principle dancer of Australian Ballet. The exhibition is free, with entry to the Immigration Museum, where you can examine costumes, pictures and other artefacts from Li’s life.

    Until October 17, see museumsvictoria.com.au/immigrationmuseum/whats-on/maos-last-dancer-the-exhibition for more information

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  • Synthesizers: Sound of the Future

    Entrenched in the history of electronic music experimentation, Grainger…

    Entrenched in the history of electronic music experimentation, Grainger Museum was known as the ‘sound of the future’ for a decade. The analogue synthesizer was first introduced to the museum by composer Keith Humble in the 1960s and would go on to shape new sounds in experimental music. This exhibition features many never seen before instruments, as well as cutting-edge video art and performances. Running until September 9, with free entry, it is a must for any music lover.

    For more information, visit grainger.unimelb.edu.au/whats-on/synthesizers-sound-of-the-future

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  • Cellar Door and Wine Market

    The cellar door prices and experience without leaving the city? On the…

    The cellar door prices and experience without leaving the city? On the first Saturday of every month, Cumulus Up, on Flinders Lane, provides tasting for Victoria’s finest wines. With a gold coin entry, which goes directly to Oz Harvest,  each month will focus on a particular wine region of Victoria. The kitchen will also be roasting a whole hog for each event, so you can enjoy tasty pork rolls with your wine tastings.

    Ending on October 13, visit cumulusup.com.au for more information.

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  • AFL Grand Final

    The biggest day on the Australian sporting calendar, promises to deliver…

    The biggest day on the Australian sporting calendar, promises to deliver a once in a lifetime experience. Several teams are in contention, and 2018 looks to provide yet another fairy-tale story. With the MCG just 300m away, Pullman Melbourne on the Park offers the ultimate opportunity to be amongst the action.

    Be a part of 100,000 passionate fans on September 29 and book your tickets now ticketek.com.au

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  • Australian DanceSport Championship

    Revel in the glitz and glamour of the 73rd annual Australian DanceSport…

    Revel in the glitz and glamour of the 73rd annual Australian DanceSport Championship. With competition from December 7-9, Hisense Arena presents a beautiful backdrop for Australia’s premier dance competition. Couples will be competing for the 2018 Australian title and see the worlds’ best in action in the International Open Standard and Latin.

    Get a weekend pass, with tickets starting at $46 from ticketek.com.au

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  • Test Cricket Boxing Day

    Image: ABC Cheer on the Aussies as they take on India in what promises…

    Image: ABC

    Cheer on the Aussies as they take on India in what promises to be one of the biggest Boxing Day test matches to date. After a tumultuous 2018, the Australians will be looking for redemption, against an always hungry Indian side; it is a battle not to be missed. Be a part of the drama at Pullman Melbourne on the Park, just 300m from the iconic MCG.

    Book your tickets amongst 90,000 others at ticketek.com.au

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  • Australian Open 2019

    The first grand slam on the calendar always provides its fair share of…

    The first grand slam on the calendar always provides its fair share of drama and intrigue. Melbourne Park provides the ultimate precinct with various activities, pop-up bars, world-class live performances and, of course, some phenomenal tennis. Just a stone’s throw away, Pullman Melbourne on the Park provides the perfect location to access this iconic sporting event, starting January 14.

    With ground passes from $40, get yours at ausopen.com/tickets

    Image: Tourism Australia

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