What's On in Melbourne

Your local guide to all things sport, culture, music and more! 

Queen Victoria Night Market

15November Wednesday nights - 15 November 2017 to 11 April 2018

The Night Market at the Queen Victoria Market is back!

Celebrating 20 years in the sun, the Queen Victoria Market is open every Wednesday from 5pm to 10pm from 15 November 2017 to 11 April 2018.

The market is full of food stalls, design stalls and performances, and the best bit is it's only a 3 minute stroll from ibis Melbourne Hotel and Apartments.

To find out more about the markets, visit their Facebook, Instagram or website.

Dining in the Dark

Following its global success with more than 1.5 million visitors from Paris to Auckland, through London, Madrid, Barcelona and St Petersburg, Dans le Noir ? (French translation for “In the Dark?”) has opened its first official ‘Dining in the Dark’ restaurant concept in Melbourne.

This one-of-a-kind experience invites you to embark on a unique sensory, social and human experience. Each diner will be guided through their mystery three course menu in pitch darkness. Through limiting the sense of sight there are no preconceptions brought about by vision; instead other senses are intensified allowing guests to completely re-evaluate their perception of taste and smell.

Choose between the following three surprise menu options from $95 per person, or $125 with wine pairing:

  • Chef Munirathinam’s signature Feed Me Menu
  • Fishermans Cove Seafood Menu
  • Seasoned Vegan Menu

Additional dietary requirements can be accommodated with notice.

Dining in the Dark will be held at The Como Melbourne. To book, visit their website, or contact them directly on comomelbourne@danslenoir.com or (03) 9825 2228.

Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival

01March 1 March - 18 March 2018

The Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival is an annual celebration of fashion, arts, ideas and creative endeavour. 

The Festival presents the country’s largest consumer fashion event including world-class runway shows featuring Australia’s established and emerging designers, state-of-the-art production, beauty workshops, retail events, industry seminars, forums, live entertainment and much more.

VAMFF takes place at the Royal Exhibition Building, located only a short walk from ibis Melbourne Hotel and Apartments. Book your accommodation now

Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

16March 16 March - 25 March 2018

The 2018 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival presented by Bank of Melbourne is on from 16 - 25 March 2018. 

The ten day festival celebrates Victoria’s food and wine industry that attracts more than 250,000 attendees to a program of 250+ events. From well-known events such as the World's Longest Lunch and House of Food and Wine, to smaller, more intimate events in both Melbourne and Regional Victoria, there is something to please everyones tastebuds. View the full program here.

AccorHotels is proudly the Official Accommodation Partner of the 2018 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. Book your festival accommodation today.


22March Thursday 22 March - Sunday 25 March 2018

At speeds of over 300 km/h, the world’s fastest cars and their drivers will once again take on the exhilarating turns and straights of the Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit at the 2018 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix.

Book our 2018 Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix package to receive complimentary breakfast plus two complimentary drink vouchers upon check in*.

Find out more by visiting the Formula 1 website, or buy tickets directly from Ticketmaster, here.