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!

If you’re planning on visiting Melbourne soon book your Melbourne hotel stay with us and enjoy time by the beach.

  • 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 http://musicfeeds.com.au/news/tim-minchin-announces-2019-back-australian-tour/

    To book go to https://www.livenation.com.au/

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

  • 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 https://www.livenation.com.au/artist/red-hot-chili-peppers-tickets

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

  • '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

    ABOUT THE 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 https://stkildafestival.com.au/

  • '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 https://ausopen.com/

    Photo courtesy of https://www.rodlaverarena.com.au/events/australian-open/

    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 https://www.facebook.com/BonaFidePresents/?tn-str=k*F

    Or book your tickets https://bit.ly/2OgiKbT

    Book your Melbourne accommodation in cosmopolitan St Kilda

  • 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 http://thepleasuregarden.com.au/

    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 https://www.tegdainty.com/tour/bon-jovi-this-house-is-not-for-sale-2018-tour/

    Book your Melbourne accommodation and make a night of it beach side with us

    Photo credit https://www.bonjovi.com/ Instagram

  • 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 https://www.stkildatwilightmarket.com/about

    Image courtesy of https://www.stuckintransit.com.au/st-kilda-twilight/

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

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

    WITH SPECIAL GUEST PALOMA FAITH

    '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 https://www.frontiertouring.com/samsmith

    Make a night if it and book your Melbourne stay beachside. 

  • 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 https://www.frontiertouring.com/dionnewarwick

    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 https://bit.ly/2ErmIi0

    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 https://www.sacredheartmission.org/events/heart-of-st-kilda-concert

    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 https://palaistheatre.com.au/

    Photo courtesy of http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/cheap-trick-putting-finishing-touches-on-new-studio-album/

    Book your Melbourne Hotel stay with us and make a night of it!

  • "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 

    https://www.wwe.com/worldwide/article/wwe-super-show-down-melbourne-australia-announcement

    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: http://www1.ticketmaster.com.au/search?q=calisthenics%20&beta=1

    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 http://calisthenics.asn.au/

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

    For group quotes contact E: H1506@accor.com 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 http://www.stkildaartscommunity.com/

    For more information on Justine please go to https://www.justinekurandesigns.com/

  • 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 https://bit.ly/2mDqOHZ

  • 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

    http://www.puffstheplay.com/australia.php

     

    SEASON EXTENDED TO JULY  29th JULY 2018

  • DESTINATION ST KILDA

    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.

  • ST KILDA ESPLANADE MARKET

    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

  • ST LUJA

    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.

  • PALAIS THEATRE

    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.

  • JEWISH MUSEUM OF AUSTRALIA

    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.

  • SOUTH MELBOURNE MARKET

    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

  • THE URBAN LIST MELBOURNE

    The Urban List is a curated guide to your life in the city – trusted recommendations that connect our readers with businesses and brands we love.

    Since September 2011, we have built an influential, discerning audience of 2.38 million readers/month*: all passionate about food, fashion, travel, health and beauty. They live local, visit often, and trust our tips implicitly – looking to us for daily inspiration for a life, optimised.

    CLICK HERE to visit The Urban List website for more information.

  • TIME OUT MELBOURNE

    Your guide to culture, lifestyle, nightlife and dining in Melbourne. 

    CLICK HERE to visit the Time Out Melbourne website.

  • CONCRETE PLAYGROUND

    Pick your PLAYGROUND! And let’s PLAY!

    FOOD & DRINK | ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | DESIGN & STYLE | TRAVEL & LEISURE | DETOURS

     

    CLICK HERE for more insights into Melbourne via Concrete Playground