St Kilda events

Check out what's great to do in St Kilda and around Melbourne

From sporting events & concerts around Melbourne, to St Kilda's famous Esplanade Sunday Market, live music & street festivals on Acland & Fitzroy Streets. There's Luna Park’s seasonal activities plenty to do for the whole family!

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  • Billy Ocean 'All The Hits Tour' with special guests The Chantoozies Wed June 19th

    'Following his sold out 2018 UK tour, Billy Ocean is returning to the Palais Theatre, where he will perform his greatest hits and favourite tracks. He will be joined on stage by his super band to put on a show that will get everyone out of their seats.'

    Billy's special guests with be Ally, Evie and Tottie AKA 'The Chantoozies' 

    Book your tickets now

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  • Skyline Ferris Wheel on the St Kilda Foreshore 28th March - 26th May 2019

    Melbourne’s newest attraction comes to St Kilda Beach!

    The Skyline Ferris Wheel is Australia’s newest and largest transportable Ferris Wheeland it is making its Melbourne debut at South Beach Reserve, St Kilda.

    Standing at an impressive 35 metres high, this magnificent structure is anawe-inspiring beauty with 24 clear gondolas that give breath taking views of St Kilda, Melbourne and Port Phillip Bay. The Skyline Ferris Wheel is a
    masterpiece, designed and built in Holland with the latest features insafety, engineering and technology.

    The Skyline Wheel also features 9000 LED lights, which provides an impressive light show at night.

    A romantic experience to enjoy with a loved one, or just relax with family and friends and take in the view.

    Dates: 28th March – 26th May 2019
    Open: Monday – Thursday 12noon – 9pm, Saturday – Sunday 10.30am – 10pm

    $10 per person (children 2 years and under ride free)
    $8 Seniors Card Holders
    $30 per gondola (up to 6 people)

    To book tickets or for more information visit -

  • Melbourne Food & Wine Festival presented by Bank of Melbourne 8th - 24th March

    AccorHotels is a Major Partner and Official Accommodation Partner to Melbourne Food & Wine Festival presented by Bank of Melbourne for the second year in a row.

    2019 is the year to show off, to surprise, to delight and to reinvent.

    This year Melbourne Food & Wine Festival is celebrating the Extraordinary, a nod to the exceptional food and wine experiences that are the hallmark of the Melbourne dining landscape and the out-of-the ordinary Festival experiences.

    The Malthouse Theatre is turning into the House of Food and Wine for a whole weekend, Crawl n Bite is heading out of town to the regions and there’s a line-up of chefs from all over the world popping up in Melbourne restaurants to collaborate with the locals. Check out the full program at and book your accommodation here.


  • Pixar Putt at St Kilda Triangle until 31th March 2019

    Get ready to kick some serious putt at Pixar Putt, now open at St Kilda Triangle next to The Palais Theatre in St Kilda. Australia’s new pop-up mini golf experience is inspired by some of Disney•Pixar’s most adored films and is set to take guests  to infinity…and beyond! Putt your way around 9 or 18 holes including Toy Story, The Incredibles, Finding Nemo, A Bug’s Life, Ratatouille, Monsters, Inc., Wall-E, Inside Out, Coco, The Good Dinosaur and more.

    Now open 7 days a week! Check session times and book now at the official website:

  • Tim Michin live at The Palais Theatre 3rd - 7th April 2019

    Tim Minchin is touring Australia in his National Tour 'Back' HIs first since 2012.

    "Minchin is billing his ‘BACK’ tour as “old songs, new songs, f*** you songs”, suggesting he’ll be performing tracks from across his career, as well as possibly a few newbies.

    Minchin has also announced that a portion of profits from the tour will be donated to a local charity in each city, with details of the charities still to be announced."

    For more information go to

    To book go to

    Book your Melbourne accommdation stay with us and walk to The Palais before & after the show. 

  • Ross Noble - Humournoid at The Palais 29th & 30th March

    Ross Noble returns to Melbourne with 2 shows at The Palais Theatre March 29th and March 30th.

    Book yout tickets now

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  • Melbourne International Comedy Festival - The Gala at The Palais Theatre 20th March

    'Cough up, frock up and rock up to Australia’s comedy night of nights in support of Oxfam. Enjoy wall to wall laughs from a huge line-up of local and international stars.

    Every year The Gala kicks the Festival off in side-splitting style with a colossal crew of performers showing their support for Oxfam. This one-off spectacular is not just a great night out – it’s a chance to do some good. After all, laughter is the best medicine (unless you need medicine)!

    Supporting Oxfam – changing the world by empowering communities to tackle poverty.'

    For more details

  • Red Hot Chilli Peppers Tour 2019

    Red Hot Chili Peppers will return to Australia in the summer of 2019, playing their first headline tour in 12 years with a mix of arena shows and outdoor concerts.

    The multiple Grammy Award-winning band from California, was last here as part of 2013's Big Day Out festival

    They'll be playing to Melbourne shows 28th February at Rod Laver Arena and 2nd March at Mt Duneed Estate in Geelong as part of  'Day on the Green' 

    For more details go to

    Book your Melbourne stay at Novotel Melbourne St Kilda and enjoy a beach-side escape

  • 22 Feb

    AFLX competition Friday 22nd Feb at Marvel Stadium. AFLX is here!

    Don’t miss your only chance to see Patrick Dangerfield’s team The Bolts sponsored by AccorHotels take on Jack Riewoldt Eddie Betts and Nat Fyfe with their all star teams on Friday February 22 at Marvel Stadium. There’ll be heaps of fun activities for kids and families, and tickets start from just $15.

    Get yours now from Kids go free!* T&C’s apply, see

  • 'Swell' at 'Hotel Esplanade' (AKA 'The Espy').

    The team at 'Hotel Esplande' (AKA 'The Espy') are working on a unique arts program to complement their entertainment line-up. 

    "Swell is an immersive live art experience that explores the future of live music. An invitation to journey through multiple music-meets-art encounters inside never-before-seen parts of the iconic Espy"

    This is the first of 5 to be held at 'Hotel Esplande' (formerly known as 'The Espy')

    February 13

    February 17

    February 20

    February 27 

    March 3

    For more details (inlcuding to book) go to

  • 'St Kilda Festival' Sunday 10th February 2019

    Novotel Melbourne St Kilda is excited to be the official hotel partner for the 2019 St Kilda Festival


    "Join Australia's biggest FREE celebration of summer, showcasing Australian artists and talent against the spectacular natural beauty of the St Kilda foreshore.

    Held on the second Sunday in February each year, the St Kilda Festival routinely attracts over 400,000 attendees. The streets of St Kilda are closed to traffic when the pick of Australia's best musicians play over multiple stages, while people are entertained with a vast range of performances, workshops, kids’ entertainment, sport, dance, carnival rides, buskers and a whole lot more.

    Full program announcement in January."

    For more details head to

  • Daryl Braithwaite performs at Hotel Esplanade (AKA 'The Espy') Friday Feb 1st

    One of Australia's most well known artists Daryl Braithwaite will be playing at 'Hotel Esplanade' (AKA 'The Espy') in The Gershwin Room.

    The Gershwin Room has played host to many amazing acts and Daryl is no excpetion.

    You'll be guaranteed as great show with Daryl performing many of his old songs that you will know!

    For more details (including how to book) go to

    Make sure you book your Melbourne accommodation and have a relaxing beach-side stay after the event. 

  • 'Australian Open' 14-27 Jan 2019

    AccorHotels is the official hotel partner for the 'Australian Open' 2019.

    Caroline Wozniacki won her first Grand Slam at the 'Australian Open' in 2018. Will she make it back to back titles?

    Will Roger Federer return to defend his title and win his 7th Australian Open?

    Played at 'Melbourne Park' on the courts of 'Rod Laver Arena', 'Margaret Court Arena' and 'Melbourne Arena'

    The 'Australian Open' is 14 days of tennis, live music, food and activities for the whole family. 

    Book your tickets now for the first event of the year of the tennis Grand Slam circuit. 

    For more details go to

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    Book your Austrlian Open accommodation and stay beach- for a unique experience of Melbourne

  • 01 Dec

    'Bona Fide' returns to the St Kilda foreshore Saturday 12th Jan 2019

    Last year 'Fat Boy Slim' rocked the Foreshore.. 

    'Bona Fide' is back with another 'great day of music & good vibes' they do 'music & good times'.

    2019's line up includes: Bob Sinclair, Joey Negro, Sneaky Sound System, The Superman Lovers and more!

    For more details go to*F

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  • New Year's Eve 2018 at 'Hotel Esplanade' (AKA 'The Espy')

    New's Year eve at Melbourne's newest (and most iconic venue) 'Hotel Esplanade' (AKA 'The Espy') will be one not to be missed!

    With 4 floors of bars, dining and entertainment plus views overlooking St Kilda beach you won't want to be anywhere else.

    Dine at 'Mya Tiger' or 'The Espy Kitchen'. Make your booking for News Year's Eve (or any time) now

    'Kingswood' will be playing from 8pm. For more details including to book your tickets go to

    On the top floor there will be a 'wild and intimate soiree with the stars of award-winning cabaret YUMMY (pictured) in the most delectable new space in Melbourne.' For more details including how to book go to

    Don't forget to book your New Year's Eve stay at Melbourne's premier beach-side hotel 

  • 12 Aug

    'The Pleasure Garden' Saturday 8th December 2018at Catani Gardens

    'The Pleasure Garden' is a yearly day of music, art, food and more at St Kilda's Catani Gardens.

    Founded in 2016, The Pleasure Garden is a community-driven, one day, European style music and arts festival.

    This year's music line up includes: Temper Trap, Xavier Rudd, Northeast Party House, Confidence Man, Sampa The Great and many more!

    For more details go to

    Book your Melbourne stay with us and enjoy the beach side fun of St Kilda.

  • Bon Jovi: 'This House Is Not For Sale' 2018 tour at the MCG Saturday 1st December

    Bon Jovi is back touring in Australia on their 'This House Is Not for Sale' tour.

    With 1 show only at the MCG there's exclusive VIP packages available. 

    Presented by TEG Dainty this concert will be a must for any Bon Jovia fan

    For more details go to

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  • St Kilda Twilight Markets Thursday nights from Nov 29th

    The St Kilda Twilight Markets are set to return every Thursday night over Summer.

    'In the Beautiful O'Donnell Gardens as the day turns to night The St Kilda Twilight Market offers the best of local food and merchandise, arts and crafts, holistic services and wonderful local music by some of Melbourne's finest creators.

    The O’Donnell Gardens are a special place that has been at the centre of St Kilda’s Community for many years. In such an inspiring place the tradition of markets continues. From the curious to the bazaar, step into a magical world. The St Kilda Twilight Market is a place to meet, eat, buy, create, enjoy and share in the heart of St Kilda'

    For more information go to

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  • Sam Smith performing in Melbourne 6th & 7th Nov 2018

    Sam Smith returns to Australia with his 'The Thrill Of It All' world tour.


    'Frontier Touring are delighted to announce that Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Sam Smith will return to Australia and New Zealand on his The Thrill Of It All World Tour this November.'

    For more details including to book go to

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  • Dionne Warwick performing at The Palais Sunday 4th November 2018

    "Frontier Touring and Arena Touring are thrilled to confirm five-time GRAMMY® award winner and soul icon Dionne Warwick is returning to Australia and New Zealand for a string of intimate headline shows this November."

    Performing at The Palais Theatre on Sunday 4th November for her only Melbourne show.

    For more details including how to book go to

    Make a night of it and book your Melbourne Hotel stay with us. 

  • Luna Park 'Luna Dark 2018' Halloween at Melbourne's Luna Park. 4 nights of fun.

    Melbourne’s BIGGEST Halloween costume party for the whole family!

    'Get set to scream this Halloween as Melbourne’s Luna Park transforms into Luna Dark, a spook-tacular Halloween weekend full of Carn-Evil delights! You must beware, throughout the Park, a wide range of spooks are waiting to frighten you. You never know what will be around the next turn.

    For the younger spook-seekers, Luna Dark will have loads of SATURDAY & SUNDAY DAYTIME fun activities.'

    To book your tickets go to

    Book your Melbourne Accommodation with us and treat the family to a week-end away beachside.

  • 'Heart of St Kilda Concert' Tuesday 23rd Oct

    You won't want to miss this year's event as there is a powerhouse of a line up to raise funds for the work the work of 'Sacred Heart Mission'

    "Archie Roach, Kate Ceberano, Tex Perkins & The Fat Rubber Band, Anne Edmonds, CDB, Linda Bull & Sime Nugent: Stardust, Bob Franklin, The Cartridge Family, Thando, Nath Valvo, Alma Zygier, Bev Killick, Margret RoadKnight, Loose Tooth, Imelda Yalcin, Rebecca Barnard, Billy Miller & The Caravan Choir and The Meltdown.

    The wonderful Brian Nankervis will again take the lead role as our MC."

    For more details go to

    Book your Melbourne accommodation stay with us and enjoy a night beach side after the show.

    We are a proud supporter of Sacred Heart Mission and the work they do to support those in need. 

  • Cheap Trick perform at The Palais Theatre Monday 15th October

    'Rock and Roll Hall of Famers CHEAP TRICK, the illustrious quartet, will bring their guitar laden rock-pop sound to Melbourne's Palais Theatre. One of the most influential rock groups of the past fifty years, and propelled by genre-defying global smash hits like 'I Want You To Want Me', 'Dream Police', 'Surrender', 'The Flame' and more, Cheap Trick has sold in excess of 20 million records worldwide. Lauded Australian rock outfit, DALLAS CRANE, will join CHEAP TRICK on their East Coast headline dates this October. Since their formation in 1996, Dallas Crane have become a staple of Australian rock music culture. Across five iconic studio albums, Dallas Crane have produced a slew of hits including, 'Sit On My Knee' with Jimmy Barnes, 'Dirty Hearts', 'I'm Sorry Darling', 'Lovers & Sinners' and many more.'

    For more details including to book your tickets go to

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  • "WWE’S biggest stars come to Australia for WWE Super Show-Down on October 6"

    Book your tickets now for this must see event!

    If you're a World Wrestling Event fan then you won't want to miss out as the World's Biggest WWE stars come to Melbourne for 1 show at the MCG.

    For more details go to

    Don't forget to book your Melbourne accommodation beachside with us and make it a truly memorable time. 

  • Cher 'Here We Go Again Tour' at Rod Laver Arena

    "Following the ecstatic response to her show-stopping March visit to celebrate the 40th Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras - and now fans need only wait another few months longer before the award-winning actress will perform arena spectaculars this September and October. 
    Expect to be dazzled by the renowned lavish and flamboyant styling of Cher’s costumes and elaborate stage production, while Cher performs all her classics “Believe”, “If I Could Turn Back Time”, “Strong Enough”, “I Found Someone”, “Gypsy's, Tramps & Thieves” and going all the way back to where it all began, with “I Got You Babe”... the list goes on and on!
    Cher has not toured Australia since 2005 when she performed 12 sold-out arena shows as part of her three-year Farewell Tour which played to more than three million fans worldwide and is one of the most successful concert tours in history."
    Book your Melbourne accommodation with us and enjoy a break by the beach after the show. 
  • AFL Grand Final Collingwood Vs Western Eagles

    This will be an event not to be missed with international act ‘The Black Eyed Peas’ and our own ‘Jimmy Barnes’ performing.

    The Collingwood faithful will be out in force to see if their beloved team can win AFL's most coveted trophy. The last time they won was back in 2010 when they played the Grand Final replay against St Kilda at the hollowed turf of the MCG.

    Western Eagles are the first non-Victorian team to have won the coveted trophy, and last won back in 2006 when they beat the Sydney Swans by 1 point in a thriller.

    Book your Melbourne stay with us and make a week-end (or week) of it by the beach.

  • Calisthenics Victoria State Championships 22 - 24 September

    "Calisthenics Victoria is proud to present the Calisthenics Victoria State Championships at the Palais Theatre in 2018.

    Tickets for all sections available via Ticketmaster:

    Saturday 22 September
    9:30am Championship Intermediates
    7:30pm Senior Graceful Solo

    Sunday 23 September
    11am Championship Seniors

    Monday 24 September
    9:30am Championship Juniors
    7:30pm Senior Calisthenic Solo"

    For more details or information on Calisthenics Victoria go to

    Whether you're partcipating or coming to support the teams book your Melbourne Hotel stay with us.

    For group quotes contact E: or P: 61 3 9525 5522

  • Artist Justine Kuran to exhibit at Novotel Melbourne St Kilda Sept 21 - 23

    We are excited to announce that we will be part of the 3rd 'St Kilda Art Crawl'(presented by the St Kilda Arts Community) Sept 21 - 23 with artist Justine Kuran to be our artist of choice. 

    "Paper Art takes on a whole new level of creativity…

    For the past 5 years artist Justine Kuran has been working from her home studio, teaching herself how to perfect the ancient art form of ‘Quilling’ or ‘Paper Filigree’. Justine has perfected this meticulous technique and has been showcasing and selling her works by creating unique three-dimensional creations made entirely from paper.

    Justine has been fortunate to be commissioned to create gifts for many visiting international guests and local dignitaries over the past few years including Hollywood legends, Goldie Hawn and Jane Seymour, former Canadian Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, former Australian Prime Minister, John Howard, Australian of the Year, Rosie Batty and inspiring leaders such as Dr Susan Alberti and the Honourable Linda Dessau.

    Justine recently presented her first solo exhibition, ‘Paper Round’ and is excited to exhibit at the Novotel Melbourne St Kilda next month. The monochrome exhibition will include some favourites from ‘Paper Round’ in addition to a series of brand new contemporary artworks and recreated iconic images from such celebrated artists as Ai WeiWei, Keith Haring, Banksy and Jeff Koons.  The meticulous works are all created from paper and is an incredibly detailed body of work that needs to be seen to be believed."

    For more information on the St Kilda Arts Community please go to

    For more information on Justine please go to

  • Spring Racing Carnival 2018

    The Spring Racing Carnival is here and there's an amazing selection of races to choose from at a number of locations. From Caulfield Racecourse, Flemington Racecourse or head to Country Victoria for a flutter. 

    Don't forget the biggest Racing Carnival in Australia 'The Melbourne Cup Carnival' with 4 days of races: AAMI Victoria Derby Day, Lexus Melbourne Cup Day, Kennedy Oaks Day and Seppelt Wine Stakes Day.

    Whatever race you go to, book your Melbourne hotel stay with us and stay beach side after the races.

  • The Chantoozies perform 'Motown and Beyond' at Memo Music Hall Friday 24th August

    Prepare for an unforgettable evening with Australia’s favourite female group, The Chantoozies, as they sing some of your favourite songs of SOUL. From Motown and Beyond, this outstanding live performance will fill you with delight as they take you on a musical journey which brings to life the songs, the rhythm and the energy of the soul era.

    Featuring the harmonious vocals of Ally Fowler, Eve von Bibra and Tottie Goldsmith, the trio are accompanied by a dynamic 4 piece live band, stamping this much loved genre of music with their uniquely upbeat Chantoozie style!

    Don't mss this great night out and book your tickets now

  • Novotel Melbourne St Kilda has partnered with Puffs the Play, now on at the Alex Theatre in Fitzroy Street

    TEG Live

    In association with: Tilted Windmills Theatricals John Arthur Pinckard & David Carpenter

    The record breaking smash off-Broadway hit now in its second year comes to Melbourne. The New York Times says Puffs “Exudes a jovial winking fondness for [a certain boy wizard]!" 

    "...Puffs finally get their due in hilarious new play" declares Mashable. For seven years a certain boy wizard went to a certain Wizard School and conquered evil. This, however, is not his story. This is the story of the Puffs... who just happened to be there too. A tale for anyone who has never been destined to save the world.

    The play gives you a new look at a familiar adventure from the perspective of three new heroes just trying to make it through magic school.

    Puffs matinees are fun for the whole family! On Saturday and Sunday afternoons, the show has been lightly transfigured so that wizards ages 8 and up can share in the magic of Puffs, and parents can relax knowing their kids won't learn any new curses.

    "Buy a ticket immediately” - Mugglenet




    St Kilda is home to some of Victoria’s best known tourist attractions and is renowned for its unique atmosphere and diversity. For those who like the outdoors enjoy the beautiful beaches which cover some 11.6 km of foreshore from Port Melbourne through St Kilda to Elwood, lush parks and gardens and foodie paradise along Fitzroy and Acland Streets. Amble along St Kilda’s historic pier to visit the resident penguins and enjoy an ice cream, or watch budding kite boarders’ show off their style on the beach.

    CLICK HERE for more informaiton on waht to do in an around the St Kilda precinct.


    The St Kilda Esplande Market has been a St Kilda Sunday delight since the 1970. It's famous for a good reason - there's something for everyone and more!

    Grab a bite to eat and enjoy browsing through works by more than 140 artists and craftspeople in Melbourne's open-airgallery by the sea. Each and every stallholder has a hand in making the products being sold. Take the time to ask how the products are made, and you will soon see the love and passion that is poured into each of our one-of-a-kind pieces of work.

    From gifts and souvenirs to furniture and jewellery - you will leave with confidence knowing that you will take home something that is truly one of a kind.

    Open from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM each Sunday, year round.

    For more information on the St Kilda Markets and other events - CLICK HERE


    A little bit eclectic, a little bit Gansta, a little bit posh and a little bit grungy? 

    Think F. Scott Fitzgerald meets Dead Rabbit New York.  St LuJa doesn’t really fit into any specific mould as such but is happy to break them all! It is definitely interesting and wholeheartedly quirky and we wouldn’t have it any other way!

    CLICK HERE for more informaiton on St Luja dining and events.


    St Kilda’s Palais Theatre has been presenting the best in live entertainment since 1927.


    This historical site re-opened in May 2017 and is truly at the heart of St Kilda.


    CLICK HERE for more information on upcoming shows and events or to find out more about the history behind this iconic building.


    The Jewish Museum of Australia was established in 1977 by a group of passionate and dedicated volunteers, led by the visionary Rabbi Ronald Lubofsky AM (1928-2000).


    The Museum recognises and promotes understanding and appreciation of Jewish culture and people in the wider community.


    To find out more about current and upcoming exhibitions, CLICK HERE to visit Jewish Museum of Australia website.


    Since 1867, South Melbourne Market has been a treasured inner city landmark and a favourite amongst locals and visitors. It is the quintessential village market, a place where people come not only to purchase fresh food, but to meet, eat, drink, shop, discover, share and connect.


    It’s a foodie’s paradise where freshness, quality and diversity are paramount with food stuffs from land to sea. We are a home to seriously good coffee, specialty tea and a vibrant restaurant precinct for day and night time fun. There’s also an amazing array of merchandise and services with everything from clothing, homewares and second hand books to hairdressing and pet food.


    For more information on Market Day in South Melbourne CLICK HERE


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