Finish summer with a bang this month at these fantastic free events across the city.
Asia Pop Courtyard
Presented by the Immigration Museum, the Asia Pop Courtyard will run on Fridays in February. Snag a courtyard spot and feast on Asian street food with K-pop and J-pop DJs tempting you to hit the dance floor.
Fridays, 3–24 February, Immigration Museum
Celebrate the Lunar New Year at the vibrant Vietnamese Tet Festival. Munch on fresh, authentic, Vietnamese street food and join in, or cheer on the participants, in the pho eating competition (get pho-pared). This Flemington based festival will also host rides, live entertainment and a bustling marketplace.
4–5 February, Melbourne Showgrounds
MSO Free Concerts
The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra is hosting a series of free concerts to celebrate the end of summer. Head to the Sidney Myer Music Bowl for a range of soaring, eclectic concerts under glittering open skies. Gates open at 4.30pm and entry is on a first-in, best-dressed affair.
8, 11, 15 February, Sidney Myer Music Bowl
Sustainable Living Festival – Big Weekend
The Sustainable Living Festival’s Big Weekend celebrates the latest and greatest in green practices. Browse through the Green Market featuring sustainable design, garden and transport and learn about issues affecting our climate at discussions like Meat Your Climate Crisis Discussion and Right On! Talking to Conservatives.
White Night Melbourne
White Night will return to Melbourne giving attendees another spectacularly bright night. Featuring a host of live performances, one-of-a-kind installations and exhibitions, the ever popular projections by Electric Canvas along Flinders Street return this year with the theme Fractured Fairytales.
18 February 7pm–7am, various locations
Lonsdale Street Greek Festival
Melbourne’s popular Greek festival is turning 30 this year and to celebrate the Lonsdale Street Greek Festival will host their biggest party yet! Over a huge weekend, the Greek precinct will transform into a hub of culture with live entertainment across multiple stages, children’s rides, street food and pop-up craft stalls.
25–26 February, Lonsdale Street
Hosted beside the Yarra River, Lankan Fest welcomes visitors to enjoy the rich heritage of Sri Lanka. Aromatic, authentic food offerings include spicy coconut dishes and palm sugar sweetened desserts. Learn how to cook Sri Lankan cuisine at home by watching cooking demonstrations or dance with talented local acts.
26 February, Crown Riverwalk
Japanese Summer Festival
Transforming Federation Square into a miniature Japanese village complete with traditional music, art and authentic cuisine, the Japanese Summer Festival is one for the diary. Eat, slurp and drink your way through ramen, soba and Japanese beer.
26 February, Federation Square
To discover more great summer events visit our summer website.