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10 Things To See & Do In Melbourne This February

We’ve passed the middle of summer and are heading towards the cooler months – but summer’s not done yet! And so, with our heightened curiosity, we’ve decided to curate a list of some interesting things to see or do in Melbourne.

Let’s start:

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White Night

The city of Melbourne will come alive with dazzling light shows, displays, art exhibitions and activities as White Night returns for its sixth year. For one night only you could traverse the city centre and lose yourself among the displays and even get interactive with some exhibits.

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Various locations around Melbourne CBDFebruary 17
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Zoo Twilights

Melbourne Zoo is coming alive with music and food as the season allows Autumn take it’s cue. Audiences with varying music and food tastes can snag a spot under the stars, with food and wine in hand, and lap up the sounds of local and international music stars. Best of all, all proceeds go to Zoos Victoria’s ongoing ‘Fighting Extinction’ conservation program. Tickets are selling fast!

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Melbourne ZooVarious times
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St Kilda Festival

For one whole day, you can enjoy the finest in food and drink, amazing activities for all ages, and of course the sound of great music to help you dance your socks off. St Kilda Festival is a free celebration of community spirit, Australian music and culture, held along the beautiful St Kilda foreshore.

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Various locations along St Kilda foreshoreFebruary 11
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Sidney Myer Concerts

Presented by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra is this romantic outdoor masterpiece. Grab a picnic rug, collect your friends and family, and head down to Sidney Myer Music Bowl located in the lawns and gardens of Kings Domain. Entry is free and is on a first in, best dressed basis.

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Sidney Myer Music BowlFebruary 7-14
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Moonlight Cinema

Melbournians will have their own cinematic outdoor experience during the warm months, especially during February. Located on the Central Lawn at Royal Botanic Gardens, this outdoor event is perfect for family and friends, and even for those romantic nights with that special someone.

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Royal Botanic Gardens, VictoriaVarious screenings and sessions
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Lonsdale Street Greek Festival

Ah, the Greeks! They know how to feed and they know how to make you feel at home. And for two days in the middle of February, you can immerse yourself in all that is Greek. Expect a weekend packed full of Hellenic food, dance and entertainment for the whole family.

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Lonsdale Street, MelbourneFebruary 10-11
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Welcome To Thornbury

This is, essentially, a permanent bar and food truck stop. Each month sees a refreshed smorgasbord of food and drinks, but February is expected to come alive. First Wednesday of the month is Vegan Vegout, a vegan and vegetarian night; second Wednesday is Twilight Market filled with rotating market stalls; and the third Wednesday is for the dogs. Click below to see what’s on.

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Corner of Dennis and High Street, ThornburyVarious times
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Pause Fest

Pause is the perfect collaborative expo for the creative, the tech-savvy and the business minded. Or as they put it: “Pause is a substantive convergence of minds that goes beyond the jargon and behind the hype.” Expect to go on a learning experience like no other and come out the other end with a fresh new mind.

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Federation Square, MelbourneFebruary 7-11
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Laneway Festival

If fresh and seminal music is your thing, then you have to visit the Laneway Festival. It’s a whole day filled with captivating sounds among a crowd of thousands upon thousands of people who like music just as much as you. Tickets are on sale now and are set to sell out.

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Grimes Reserve, FootscrayFebruary 3
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The Great Australian Beer Festival

Beer, lager, ale, cider… it’s by far one of Australia’s favourite beverages. And guess what? Geelong is throwing a festival for the glory of beer. And while you enjoy scurrying through stalls and beer tents – and picking up great Aussie tucker on the way – you can grab a spot on the grass to watch some of Melbourne’s greatest talent.

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Geelong Racecourse, GeelongFebruary 17
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