Free events in February

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

Pull out your best pop moves at Asia Pop Courtyard

Tet Festival

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

Celebrate the Year of the Rooster at the Tet Festival

Celebrate the Year of the Rooster at the Tet Festival

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

Pack a picnic and settle in for a night of free music with the MSO

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.

10–12 February, Federation Square and Birrarung Marr

Tuck in to local and sustainable food at the Sustainable Living Festival

Tuck into local and sustainable food at the Sustainable Living Festival

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

See Melbourne's buildings come to life at White Night

See Melbourne’s buildings come to life at White Night Melbourne

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

 Experience traditional and modern Greek culture at the Lonsdale Street Festival

Experience traditional and modern Greek culture at the Lonsdale Street Festival

Lankan Fest

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

Stunning traditional dress and delicious food will be in abundance at the Lankan Fest

Stunning traditional dress and delicious food will be in abundance at the Lankan Fest

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

Colour and movement aplenty will be found at the Japanese Summer Festival

Colour and movement aplenty will be found at the Japanese Summer Festival

To discover more great summer events visit our summer website.