What’s on in July in Victoria

Living Well | Rebecca Lever | Posted on 01 July 2019

From nature to story telling, cities to the moon, check out our top 10 events this month.

Man in suit and top hat with little lights all over, holding a crystal ball

European Night Market

  • Madame Brussels Lane, 50 Lonsdale Street 
  • 5, 12, 19 and 26 July 

A great way to say goodbye to the working week, warm up with the tastes, smells, sights and sounds of Europe every Friday night in July.

find out more



Woman holding red scarf while standing against clear sky

Wangaratta Stitched Up Festival

  • Stitchy Central, Gallery 2, Wangaratta Art Gallery, 56 Ovens Street
  • 6 to 14 July

A biennial celebration of all things textile, involving people of all ages and featuring a diverse range of textile art and crafts.

find out more



Puppeteers with a little robot and cuddly puppet


  • Melbourne Arts Centre
  • 9 and 13 July

A heart-warming tale about the unexpected friendship between a noisy robot and a cuddly buddy called Mort. Perfect for the family and suitable for children aged two to seven. Auslan-interpreted performance available.

find out more



2 male dancers facing each other with hands raised, lit by purple lighting

Between Tiny Cities

  • Melbourne Arts Centre
  • 10 to 13 July

Budding hip-hop fans can get up close to a high-energy b*boy battle in this tale of cultural ownership told through the language of dance.

find out more



2 female can-can dancers and a male mime in a red beret

2019 Bastille Day French Festival

  • Fed Square Atrium, Federation Square
  • 12 and 13 July

Bringing the spirit of the French Revolution to Fed Square’s Atrium and Deakin Edge Theatre, and experience the best of la vie a la francaise in the heart of Melbourne.

find out more



Watercolour owl in flight

Second Nature exhibition

  • AGRA Galleries, 1 Inglesby Road, Camberwell
  • 17 to 28 July

The Wildlife Art Society of Australasia presents Second Nature, an exhibition of wildlife art in support of Birdlife Australia. 

Pictured: Owl by Nadine Dudek for WASA.

find out more



Australian fauna made of paper with green die on background

Paper Landscapes exhibition

  • Visitors Centre Gallery, Royal Botanic Gardens, Cranbourne
  • 20 July to 4 August
Unique sculptured paper exhibition by prize-winning Australian paper sculptor Ray Besserdin, inspired by the Cranbourne and Melbourne Royal Botanic Gardens.
Pictured: The Path to Gondwana by Ray Besserdin.
find out more



Cartoon white dragon wearing sunnies and red heels with words Festival of Stories 26-27-28 July

Phillip Island Festival of Stories 2019

  • Cowes Cultural Centre, 97 Thompson Avenue
  • 26 to 28 July

The cream of local and national storytellers bring to life the big and the small stories that bind, challenge and intrigue us.

find out more



2 young girls smiling, looking at a scaled Lego city

Brickman Cities powered by Lego City

  • Scienceworks Melbourne, 2 Booker Street, Spotswood   
  • Until 4 August

Immerse yourself in history during this brand-new interactive experience created by Lego Masters judge Ryan ‘The Brickman’ McNaught.

find out more



Black and white image of a man with briefcase and woman in jacket walking on the moon

The Moon Exhibition

  • Geelong Gallery, 55 Little Malop Street
  • Until 1 September

20 July 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. This exhibition brings together artistic responses to the celestial body that orbits the Earth.

find out more