Melbourne's thriving nightlife is mirrored by its impressive festival calendar! From huge multi-day festivals featuring world-class acts, to small intimate festivals in local parks you can be sure to find any festival that suits your taste! If music isn't your thing, there's plenty of other festivals focused on food and culture that will have you amazed!

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  • Live N Local

    19 August - 26 August 2017

    Local venues, hidden gems and industry organisations open their doors for eight days of free live music performances and artist development opportunities throughout the City of Port Phillip this August. Live N Local’s free Artist Development Program for both emerging and established musicians allows attendees to meet experts and gain further skills and knowledge.

    Local venues, hidden gems and industry organisations open their doors for eight days of free live

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  • Hurstbridge Wattle Festival, Hurstbridge, Train, Locommotive, Diamond Creek, Food, Music, Entertainment, Free, Community

    Hurstbridge Wattle Festival

    Sunday, 27 August 2017

    Board the K Class steam locomotive and view the wattle in a blaze of glory along Diamond Creek as you approach the historic Hurstbridge Township and The Wattle Festival. The steam train arrives in the centre of town where there will be a day of fabulous food, music, roving entertainment and free activities. It is a celebration of Heritage, Environment, Community and Rail History; and the perfect day of family fun. 

     

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  • Diamond Creek, Rotary, Town Fair, Gumboot Throwing, entertainment, free

    Diamond Creek Rotary Town Fair

    Saturday, 9 September 2017

    The Diamond Creek Rotary Town Fair is a great day out for all the family. All your favourite activities will be there, carnival rides, free entertainment, craft stalls, demonstrations, food stalls the spectacular fireworks display and more. And by popular demand - egg and spoon races, sack races, cricket pad races and the old favourite, gumboot throwing competitions! Heaps of fun and entertainment for the whole family. 

     

    The Diamond Creek Rotary Town Fair is a great day out for all

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  • Open Cellars of the Artisan Hills

    Open Cellars of the Artisan Hills

    14 October - 15 October 2017

    Visit cellars that are not always open and taste wines that are not always on offer!  Come and meet the winemakers of boutique wineries and share their passion for the exceptional quality wines they produce in this special part of the Yarra Valley. The weekend is an excuse for winemakers to make available some limited releases and offer some special prices or events they don’t do for the rest of the year! No entry charge or tasting fee.

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  • Spring Festival

    Spring Festival

    Sunday, 15 October 2017

    Celebrate the return of warmer weather at Whitehorse City Council’s ever popular Spring Festival on Sunday 15 October 2017. Spring Festival is a free, fun-filled day that celebrates our vibrant community! Offering a perfect day out for all the family, enjoy a huge variety free rides, performances, workshops and activity sessions – have your face painted, play with the giant garden games and see the best local bands and artists across five stages. 

    Celebrate the return of warmer weather at Whitehorse City Council’s ever popular Spring Festival

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  • Sustainability, Wellbeing, Nillumbik, Eltham, Family, Green

    Practically Green Sustainability Festival

    Sunday, 15 October 2017

    First held in 2008, the festival offers practical and simple ideas to help you and your family live sustainably. The Festival showcases the very best in sustainable building technologies in a fun festival-style, family atmosphere. 

     

    First held in 2008, the festival offers practical and simple

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  • nillumbik, pets, dogs, cats, ponies, goldfish, expo, council rangers, free, family, families

    Nillumbik Pet Expo

    Sunday, 22 October 2017

    The Expo has stalls, activities and events. Visitors can meet and chat to Council’s rangers. This is a free event and families are invited to bring their pets.

    The Expo has stalls, activities and events.

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  • Eltham, Community, Food, Wine, Activities, Fireworks, pets, family

    Rotary Eltham Town Festival

    11 November 2017

    Eltham town comes alive with parades, competitions, food, wine and an abundance of activities for the whole family. The festival attracts over 30,000 people over the weekend and includes an incredible Fireworks Display, the Pet Parade and a huge array of entertainment and activities.

    Eltham town comes alive with parades, competitions, food, win

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