At the beginning of the Chinese New Year, Melbourne ushered in a sunny summer with the aftertaste of the Spring Festival.

In this February, there is a celebration of lanterns for the Chinese New Year of the Chinese Zodiac, a gathering of Japanese cultural summer festivals, singing and dancing, the classical rhythm of the MSO symphony night, and the laughter of the northern summer carnival.

There are more exciting activities, just in this article, hurry up and include it in the itinerary, bring a good mood, let us welcome the arrival of February!


Crown Zodiac Lantern

The Chinese Zodiac Lantern Festival at the Crown Entertainment Center is the highlight of the city’s Lunar New Year celebrations. The atrium of the Crown Entertainment Center has been transformed into a colorful and bright zodiac zoo to welcome the year of the rat.
You can visit this legendary festival installation with more than 60 lanterns inside. Let the atmosphere of the New Year last for a while, and pray for the 2020 Golden Rat!
Time: All day from January 1 to February 22

Location: Crown Entertainment Complex,

8 Whiteman Street, Southbank

Melbourne Japanese Culture Summer Festival

If you are a Japanese culture lover, then the Japanese Summer Festival in Melbourne is definitely an event you can't miss! There are various performances here, from traditional taiko to J-pop pop dances, allowing you to experience the authentic Japanese cultural atmosphere.

Of course, there will be amazing Japanese food, art and crafts, such as traditional games like fishing. You even have a chance to win a trip to Tokyo! This Sunday, February 2, いらっしゃいませ (Welcome)~

Time: Sunday, February 2, 23:11am-5:XNUMXpm
Location: Federation Square
Cnr Flinders and Swanston streets

National Sustainable Life Festival
SUMMER

The whole February has been contracted by the Sustainable Living Festival! Through this festival we not only hope to change your life, but even the world. The 21st Sustainable Living Festival will have more than 300 activities, from lectures to seminars, and a newly created, one-week climate week project.

SUMMER

This year's festival also includes a sustainable market held at the Queen Victoria Market last weekend. Explore mini houses, discover unique recyclable plastic designs, enjoy organic vegetarian food, and keep in touch with local and international groups. A healthy and environmentally friendly life is very close to every Melbourne citizen!

Time: February 2-1
Location: Location includes

Kathleen Syme Library,

Community Centre,

Melbourne Town Hall,

Kensington Town Hall,
Library at the Dock, Signal.

Website: www.slf.org.au

MSO Symphony Night
The summer night is low, who do you want to snuggle with, look up at the dazzling starry sky, indulge in classical melody... From February 2th to 5th, enjoy three free open-air concerts at the MSO Sidney Myer free concert.
Listen to Beethoven’s new and classic works, including the magnificent Beethoven’s "Ninth Symphony"; the world premiere of a new Australian original piece; and classics such as Dvorak’s Ninth Symphony; Valentine’s Day programs Full of romantic melodies, such as the overture in Wagner's opera "The Flying Dutchman". With so many romantic melodies, it will take another year to miss it!
Symphony Night
February 2-5, Wednesday-Saturday
7:10pm-XNUMXpm
Location: Sidney Myer Music Bowl,
Alexandra Avenue
Cinema under the stars

On February 2 and 14, free movies under the stars (Movies Under the Stars) will return to Docklands Harbour. Bring a picnic, bring snacks, and dine by the river at Yarra's Edge or South Wharf.

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The screen set up in Point Park welcomes you, and the movie will start on time at sunset. Get a spot early, because the first 200 moviegoers can lie on comfortable bean bags for free!

Time: February 2-14

6:XNUMX every night-late at night
Location: Point Park
Point Park Crescent
Docklands VIC 3008

NGV Mark Time Exhibition
The NGV Art Museum is one of the best places to appreciate indigenous art in this country. Among them, the "Marking Time" exhibition has moved out of the museum's large permanent collection. It explores the cultural markers of Australian aborigines, including contemporary artists, for thousands of years, and reconsiders traditional folk techniques. If you like quietly talking to art, don’t miss this wonderful exhibition!
Time: Before June 2020, 6

10 am-5 pm every day

Location: Ian Potter Centre:

NGV Australia

Federation Square

MPavilion summer concert
MPavilion, a pop-up space designed by top architects, is another top choice for summer. The content of this season includes live music, performances, talks and studios, all of which are free to participate.
Highlights in February include the "Knowing Life" meditation club with A-Space; or walking the dog with "Captain Tom"; why not end the weekly work with live music and dj from the Friday sunset series? On February 2 (Friday), the modern dance team Chunky Move will also join this romantic night carnival!
Time: Before March 3
Every Friday night from 6 to 10
Location: MPavilion,

Queen Victoria Gardens

St Kilda Road

Wei Ma Summer Night Market
Don't let the summer go by in vain, especially don't miss the Wei Ma Wednesday Night Market, which is a handful of times left. The summer night market has free entertainment, a three-dimensional volleyball court, and a lively atmosphere.

However, get ready for a little pocket money, you will want some cold drinks and street food from all over the world, from yakitori to fried dough sticks, browsing the booths may also be tempt!
Time: until March 2020, 3
Wednesday night 5-10
Location: Queen Victoria Market,

Cnr Elizabeth and Victoria streets

Northern Summer Carnival

Following the successful holding of the first Northside Summer Festival last year, the celebrations in North Melbourne and West Melbourne ushered in more good times.

The summer festival in the north is full of free entertainment: enjoy bands, street performances and children’s play activities, especially the closing party in the neighborhood, which will be more lively last year. This also means that your budget for shopping, food and beverages during the holiday season will never exceed the limit.

Time: February 2-15
Location: 1 Errol Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
Saturday 22 February Block Party,

Eades Park, 372 King Street,

cnr Chetwynd Street, West Melbourne.

Annual magazine fair

Magazines are handmade from paper, photocopiers, staplers, typewriters, scissors and even pencils. They shouldn't exist in the digital age, but the festival of the Photocopier Zine Fair (The Festival of the Photocopier Zine Fair) is getting bigger and bigger every year. Love the retro charm of paper art? Then come to this free event with enthusiasm, look for magazines and retro pop! Bring some change to your creativity, and there is always something that will inevitably attract your attention. From cooking to photography, all magazines, everything.

Time: February 2-8 weekend noon-9 pm
Location: Meat Market,
3 Blackwood Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051

Cute pets and Pilates
Free Pilates classes by the lake, you can also bring cute pets together, what else can be more warm and peaceful than this picture? Welcome to the Pups and Pilates activities in the outdoor area of ​​South Wharf restaurant-bar Common Man's every Saturday morning.
The activity is free but the location is limited. If you want to bring your cute pet to stretch out, book a location and tell you the good news!
Time: 2-29 a.m. every Saturday until February 9
Location: Riverside Summer Purple Patch,
39 Dukes Walk,
South Wharf VIC 3006
Cycling Melbourne
After four days of cycling in the Victoria area, Jayco Herald Sun finally arrived at the terminal in Melbourne. Before the professional athletes enter the ultimate track surrounded by the greenery of the Royal Botanic Garden, you can go first and try it yourself.
Ride Melbourne Community Cycling Event is a rare opportunity. It is environmentally friendly and healthy. You can also meet other friends who love cycling. Why not do it? After that, watch the speed of the tour players on the track-a lap multiplied by 22 times, which is really beyond ordinary physical strength!
Time: Sunday, February 2

10:3 a.m.-XNUMX:XNUMX p.m.
Location: Royal Botanic Gardens,
Birdwood Avenue

There are various activities, life is colorful, you can choose the color of your life, take the good in your own hands!