Enjoy these free activities in Melbourne in November:

Melbourne Book Market

Stock up on top reads at Queen Victoria Market on weekends year-round. Choose from thousands of new and pre-loved reads, selected by some of Melbourne’s most experienced booksellers, authors and illustrators.

Shrine kids scavenger hunt

Spend a sunny weekend on a free scavenger hunt around this iconic landmark. Download the treasure map online and collect virtual clues along an easy walking trail. Parents - take a breather and enjoy the view from atop the Shrine steps.

Seeing the Invisible

Discover towering displays as they emerge before your eyes in the Royal Botanic Gardens. Download the app to reveal augmented reality artworks from Ai Weiwei, Refik Anadol, Mohammed Kazem and more. This stunning AR adventure is the perfect way to explore the gardens anew.

Melbourne Fashion Week

Colourful pop-up runways, insightful conversations and  a huge three-day shipping party. MFW is back with a bang, and heaps of the best events are free. Try the roaming tour, see what's nest in streetwear or listen in on more than 25 free digital discussions

Postal Lane Markets

Melbourne's latest weekly market is set to bring new life to this historic laneway. Get a head start on your Christmas shopping and find artisan treasures, local produce and more at a series of pop-up stalls. Start with an empty stomach - Friday night traders are all about food!

Flash Forward Laneway Festival

Flash forward is the epic new creative program taking over 40 city laneways with music, murals and more from the best local talent. While some events are on pause, you can still see these stunning new street art pieces on your city walk. Tick off lesser known laneways like Lang's Lane, Rainbow Alley, Lee's Place, Finlay Alley and more.

Indian Mela

Head to the Queen Vic Market to sample Indian street food delicacies. Pile your plate high with curries, dhals, tikkas. Then grab a spot to watch the Bollywood and Bhangra dancing. Free entry.

NGV Architecture Commission: Pond[er]

No one does a summer installation quite like the NGV. Their latest architectural commission is a glorious pink pond, surrounded by indigenous plants. Dip your toe in the cooling water and ponder the environmental questions posed by this stunning new piece.

Taken from: whatson.melbourne.vic.gov.au