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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  • MAP 57 – St Kilda’s Winter Garden

    15 June - 30 July 2017

    Take one triangle of inner city seaside land, fill it with savvy small bars, luscious food stalls, an antique spiegeltent full of stunning shows, carnival rides, quirky sideshows, a Central Park style ice rink, sparkling lights and roaring fires and you have with warmth and wonder of MAP 57 – St Kilda’s Winter Garden. 

    Presented by The Gardeners of Unearthly Delights, MAP 57 will be THE winter destination for Melbourne’s inner South this year.

    Take one triangle of inner city seaside land, fill it with savvy small bars, luscious food stalls

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  • Winter Festival 2017

    Friday, June 30 2017

    This Winter, the Werribee City Centre will be transformed for a weekend of fun including evening arts experiences, fantastic food and family friendly school holiday activities. Watton Street will be lit up with themed light installations and residents are being encouraged to come and walk the strip to sample fancy food offerings, watch street performers and experiencing it all to a soundscape. Loads of free entertainment, activities and fun for all the family. 

     

    This Winter, the Werribee City Centre will be transformed for a weekend of fun including evening arts experiences, fantastic food and family friendly school holiday activities.

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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. 

     

    Board the K Class steam locomotive and view the wattle in a b

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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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  • 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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