It’s summer in Melbourne, but the sad reality is that summer doesn’t last all year!


The sunny skies and warm nights won’t be around forever.

You might live in Melbourne or you might need to plan a road trip to the big city to get in on the last events of summer. Either way you won’t want to miss out on all of the fun that’s occurring during the last few exciting weeks in the sun!


Film events in Melbourne you won’t want to miss out on

Consider yourself a bit of a movie buff?

Looking for a cool spin on a regular cinema session?

Here are two events we think you’ll love!


Moonlight Cinema in the Botanic Gardens

Where: Royal Botanic Gardens
When: 29 November - 31 March

If you find yourself in Melbourne and are looking for something unique to do, look no further than this summer staple!

Movies are being screened by moonlight at the Botanic Gardens until the end of March. The films screening will include new releases like Mary Poppins Returns and The Green Book as well as classics like The Devil Wears Prada and 10 Things I Hate About You.

So jump in while the weather is still warm and purchase your tickets to the movie you most want to see! Tickets are available for purchase on the Moonlight Cinema website.

Of all the Summer events in Melbourne, you won’t want to miss out on this one.


Melbourne Women in Film Festival

Where: ACMI at Federation Square
When: Thursday 21st to Sunday 24th February

The Melbourne Women in Film Festival (MWFF) is back this Summer to help celebrate the achievements of women in film.

The mission of the MWFF is to work towards diversity and gender equality in Australian film by creating dialogue between both the audience and the film industry itself.

The event is open to all ages and features an array of documentaries, genre film, speeches and shorts.

In addition, over the four days Melbourne audiences will be treated to panel discussions and Q&As featuring emerging and established women in film.

Ticket prices are just $35 and can be purchased here. You can view a break down of the events and films available for viewing here.


Melbourne Markets to attend this Summer

Love eating and shopping? Us too! Combine activities at these cool summer markets you might like to check out!


Queen Victoria Summer Night Market

Where: 513 Elizabeth Street
When: Until 20th March
Time: Wednesday Nights from 5-10pm

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Take advantage of the last of the warm summer nights Melbourne has to offer by making your way over to the Queen Vic Night Market.

There are plenty of activities to keep you entertained throughout the night including chess, jenga and totem tennis. A line up music is promised by the likes of The Slip Dixies, Orquesta La45 and DJ Elle.

In addition, the Queen Vic Night Market boasts a range of street food stalls as well as 100 unique shopping stalls.

If you planning on swinging by the night market with a group of friends, you can book yourselves a table by clicking here. It’s the perfect atmosphere for a birthday party or a just night out with your best pals.


Pop Up Summer Market in South Yarra

Where: Chapel Street and Chapel Lane
When: Until 27th April
Time: Every Saturday from 10am to 4pm

Every Saturday since November a pop up market has appeared on Chapel Street, filled with live music and all your fashion, lifestyle, art and food needs.

Each month the market features a different independent brand and gives a leg up to the little guy.

Just off Chapel Street in Chapel Lane you will find more exciting markets. Chapel Lane will be filled with ethical and sustainable products made by local designers and artists.

It’s the perfect detour for anyone who has their eye on the environment but still wants to find practical products they can use and enjoy.

Tramming to Chapel Street

If you are staying with Urban Central, the tram to Chapel Street is only a few minutes away by foot.

Simply catch the #58 tram from the corner of City Road and Kings Way, and after a 15 minute journey, hop off at the corner of Chapel Street and Toorak Road. From there, it’s just a few steps to all the action.

So, if you’re a fan of good music and want to discover an up and coming label you’ll fall in love with, then you can’t miss the pop up market in Chapel Street.


Book your Melbourne hostel so you don’t miss out on any of the fun!

Book a room at Urban Central’s Melbourne hostel and let your fun last well into the next day!

Urban Central offers a wide range of rooms to suit everyone. If you’re looking to travel on a budget you can book a bed in a communal dormitory or if you prefer your privacy you can book a twin room between you and friend.

Travelling as a family? Urban Central still has your best interests at heart with family rooms available, too!

Our Melbourne hostel is clean, full of friendly faces, and a hop, step, and jump for all that our great city has to offer this summer.