C & G’s Guide – What’s on in and around Bayside Melbourne this King’s Birthday Long Weekend

It’s our last public holiday until late September, so here’s a roundup of exciting events and activities happening in and around Bayside Melbourne during the King’s Birthday Long Weekend:

Port Melbourne Live Music Crawl

On Sunday 9 June, the inaugural Port Melbourne Live Music Crawl will take music lovers on a journey through a series of iconic pubs, breweries, and distilleries - and it's free! Punters can hop on the 'Bay City Roller,' a local tourist bus repurposed with eye-catching new artwork, to travel between venues - with performances scheduled from noon to midnight.

The festival features a diverse line-up of acts, headlined by Things of Stone and Wood (acoustic), Henry Wagons, Queenie, and Black Jesus Experience. Participating venues include The Local, The Exchange, The Tipsy Cow, The CornerStone, The Palace, Prince Alfreds, Connollys, Starward Distillery, and CB Co. brewery.


Children’s International Film Festival

Treat the kids to a cinematic adventure with international films specially curated for young audiences. The Classic in Elsternwick is the place to be for family-friendly entertainment this long weekend, with the Festival running from 8 June – 7 July.


Starry Sky Exhibition at Met Art World

Metartworld is the biggest metal art gallery in Australia, showcasing unique artworks from international artists and is located in Port Melbourne. This King’s Birthday Weekend, immerse yourself in celestial wonders at the Starry Sky Exhibition. Discover breathtaking astronomical photography and learn about the cosmos until 16 June.


Fight MND Big Freeze at the MCG

Join the fight against Motor Neurone Disease (MND) as AFL legends slide into the icy pool at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, followed by the annual Big Freeze clash between Collingwood and Melbourne. It’s a heartwarming event for a great cause. On Monday 10 June.


Rising Festival

A celebration of new art, music, and performance held in the heart of Melbourne. Explore captivating exhibitions, live performances, and thought-provoking installations. The festival runs from June 1 – 16.


Remember to check individual event details and venues for exact opening hours – and have a fantastic King’s Birthday Long Weekend!