What’s Happening in Melbourne This July

Whats Happening July 2016-Melbourne

It’s hard to get bored in Melbourne when there are so many fun and cool events happening all the time. We’ve found just a handful of the best going on in July that you won’t want to miss.


An Evening Under the Stars

Date: 7 July
Location: Mount Burnett Observatory

Space: the final frontier. While you may never become the captain of a starship in your lifetime (or will you?), you can still enjoy the wonder and majesty of the universe from the safety of our tiny rock. At the Mount Burnett Observatory, you can gaze at the stars like you’ve never seen them before through high-tech telescopes. Public viewings at the observatory are considerably rare, so hurry and secure your spot before it sells out. Find out more


Melbourne Magic Festival

Date: till July 9
Location: Northcote Town Hall, Northcote

Don’t have anything to do for the school holidays? Abracadabra – your plans were just hiding behind your ear! On until July 9th, enjoy the Melbourne Magic Festival with performances from local and international magicians, illusionists, hypnotists, and people doing tricks that have to be seen to be believed… or not believed! Kids and family events are playing throughout the festival as well as shows for adults, but you don’t have to be young to appreciate the wonder, mystery, and fascination that these masters of illusion conjure. Find out more


Australian Drinks Festival

Date: 16-17 July
Location: Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton 

We Melbournites sure do love some good tipple, so why not make a weekend of it at the Australian Drinks Festival being held at the Royal Exhibition Building? Meet some of the world’s finest winemakers, brewers and distillers with local, national and international producers and ask them all your burning questions. Sip premium cocktails made by world-class bartenders, try something new or enjoy old favourites, unwind with a lovely wine, and nosh on some great food for a weekend of fun and celebration. Find out more


Harry Potter’s Birthday Party*

Date: 29 July

Location: Brown Alley

This year, Harry Potter will be turning 36, so let’s celebrate with the biggest wizarding event of the year! Throw on your most dashing cloak and expect a massive party with Butterbeer, Polyjuice Potion and Firewhiskey in great supply, as well as a live magic show featuring a magical beasts demonstration and entertainment all night. Witches and wizards, no matter what house your allegiance is with, get down and ‘Do the Hippogriff’ and let’s wish our favourite wizard a happy birthday together. Find out more

*Muggles allowed

Image credit: Australian Drinks Festival

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