Summer Events in Melbourne… and Where to Eat First

Summer has arrived in the most exciting city, and we could not be more keen to get out and enjoy the warm weather and the awesome events happening in Melbourne. Don’t forget, 11 Inch Pizza is open for lunch and dinner every day – so stop by and share a delicious pizza meal with us!

Summer Night Market

Grab a group of friends and visit the iconic Queen Vic Market on Wednesday nights through summer for the lively summer night market. This famous Melbourne venue, located at the north end of Queen Street in Melbourne CBD, has been home to local fruit and vegetable sellers for over 140 years. Today, it remains a thriving scene. The summer night market offers a fun night of live music, roving entertainment, and unique shopping from local artisans. Entry is free.

Live at the Bowl

Music lovers won’t want to miss this summer festival of music and dance events held at Melbourne’s best outdoor venue, the Sidney Myer Music Bowl. Take your picnic rug and relax on the lawn while some of the best local and international acts perform as the sun sets. This year the line up includes Arctic Monkeys, Bon Iver, Boris Brejcha, Darren Hayes, Falls Festival, Kehlani, Lorde, MSO, Pasifix, Synthony, and Teeny Tiny Stevies. Prices range from free to $200 for tickets.


The international sensation is back in Melbourne, and tickets are cheaper than ever! For a great night out in the city, make sure you see this Tony, Grammy, Olivier and Pulitzer Prize winning musical at Her Majesty’s Theatre. It’s the story of the birth of America, told through catchy hip-hop and R&B songs that are guaranteed to get stuck in your head! Enjoy the amazing choreography in this ground-breaking show, running until mid January.Tickets from $70.

Midsumma Extravaganza

Summer isn’t complete without Midsumma, the annual celebration of LGBTQIA+ arts and culture in Melbourne. This year’s Extravaganza event is hosted by Joel Creasey and RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under favourite Kween Kong, with performances by Courtney Act, Kira Puru, Mama Alto, Dolly Diamond, Tash York, and Tina Del Twist. Expect a riot of colour, laughs and song!


If you’re looking to escape the sun and the heat, Darkfield is the event for you. This internationally acclaimed multi-sensory audio series is held in complete darkness. Enter a shipping container in the heart of the city for a deeply immersive experience that promises to challenge your grasp on reality. Located at 138 Little Bourke Street Melbourne. Tickets start at $25.

Where to Eat in Melbourne

If you’re heading to summer events in Melbourne, you are sure to get hungry. Luckily, we know the best summer restaurant in Melbourne CBD – 11 Inch Pizza! Ideal for a quick dinner before a show, a tasty lunch before checking out a festival, and a delicious last stop for the night before heading home. Our extensive menu offers something for everyone, and our central restaurant off Little Collins Street is the perfect starting point for a great night out exploring summer in the city.

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