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October 2018

Melbourne Festival Westside

October 3 @ 8:00 am - October 21 @ 5:00 pm

Melbourne International Arts Festival Melbourne Festival comes westside with 3 major events this side of town. 100 Keyboards Where: The SUBSTATION, Newport When: 10th – 13th October The music of multi-instrumental sound artist Asuna has reshaped multiple facets of the experimental music scene of Japan, from ambient and drone to improvisation. Asuna’s landmark work 100 Keyboards is a site-specific listening experience in which one hundred battery operated keyboards are sensitively brought to life, generating an undulating sonic harmony both mesmerising and mysterious. The crowd of sounds takes on its own kind…

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Hiding in Plain Sight

October 5 @ 8:00 am - December 15 @ 5:00 pm

Hiding in Plain Sight Hiding in Plain Sight focuses on Kim’s long-term experience of eating disorders and mental illness. Through deeply personal, psychological scrutiny she confronts the more difficult aspects of her human experience. When: Exhibitions from 5th Oct – 15th Dec Where: St Albans Community Centre

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Silvers Circus Melton

October 10 @ 11:00 am - October 21 @ 9:30 pm
Woodgrove Shopping Centre, 533-555 High St
Melton West, VIC 3337 Australia

Silvers Circus comes to Melton With artists from all parts of the world, Silvers are proud to present a wide range of acts in their circus show. Owned by Swiss born Anna & Anton Gasser, Silvers, from humble beginnings 40 years ago, have evolved into the critically acclaimed position of being one of the Top 10 Circuses of the World. Dedicated to constant innovation and modernisation Silvers keeps on top of the trend. Silvers circus presents a line up of stunning…

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Flemington-Kensington Festival of Arts & Ideas

October 11 @ 8:00 am - October 21 @ 5:00 pm

Create- Collaborate- Celebrate The inaugural Flem-Ken Festival of Arts and Ideas will promote grassroots creativity in the artistically-vibrant commmunity of Flemington and Kensington. When: 11 – 21 October 2018 The Festival will bring together artists, musicians, performers, dancers, jewellers, designers, theatre groups, creative individuals, groups and arts inclusive organisations to participate in activities and present events that will highlight the depth, breadth, creative and cultural richness of the arts and creative endeavours across our local community.

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Historic Doggy Walking Tours of Williamstown

October 11 @ 6:00 pm - November 28 @ 8:30 pm
Williamstown, VIC 3016 Australia

Twilight Tours followed by Fish and Chips on Foreshore Join us exploring the history of Williamstown with your fur-kids followed by fish and chips on the foreshore taking in the breathtaking view of city lights. This tour is the pawfect way to experience this amazing township, which is steeped in Victorian history. Return to a bygone era and find out about the ghosts who wander the pubs, the hulks who housed the prisoners and the rich, colourful maritime past. This…

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Defunctionalised Autonomous Objects

October 13 @ 8:00 am - December 7 @ 5:00 pm
The Substation, 1 Market St
Newport, VIC 3015 Australia

DEFUNCTIONALISED AUTONOMOUS OBJECTS When: 13 Oct – 07 Dec Where: The SUBSTATION. Newport Art is just a frame of mind. STEVEN RHALL takes the frame out of the picture. The first art museums were spaces of conquest when they weren’t showcasing items pillaged from Non European cultures, it was the very bodies of those people put on display. Taungurung visual artist STEVEN RHALL dismantles the gallery as imperial machine, calling into question the very idea of Aboriginal Art as a classification in…

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Eynesbury Masters

October 19 @ 8:00 am - October 21 @ 5:00 pm
Eynesbury Golf Course, 487 Eynesbury Road
Eynesbury, VIC 3338 Australia

Eynesbury Masters The Eynesbury Masters is back in 2018 and it’s bigger than ever!! Some of the countries best professionals will compete for a prize pool of $100K, while amateurs get the chance to play along side them and see how it’s done. The 3 day event will be a must not miss on every golfers calendar, whether playing or spectating you’ll be in for a treat.

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Libraries 50th Birthday Celebration

October 19 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Niddrie Library, 483 Keilor Road
Niddrie, Victoria 3042 Australia

This year we’re excited to celebrate 50 years of our library service! In 1968, Flemington, Sam Merrifield (then Essendon) and Niddrie libraries opened their doors to the public for the very first time, marking 50 years of operation. This is a wonderful chance for the community to celebrate our libraries’ rich histories and the opportunities they continue to provide people of all ages, from all walks of life. The three libraries turning 50 in 2018 will each host birthday celebrations…

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Little Kids’ day In

October 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Scienceworks, 2 Brooker Street
Spotswood, VIC 3015 Australia

Little Kids’ Day In at Scienceworks Discover a dinosaur, launch into space or dance up a storm! Enjoy a day of fun and play-based learning activities without the school groups. Each Little Kids’ Day In is a unique experience with activities, museum exhibits, shows and storytelling for children and parents to get involved in. Perfect for kids 5 and under, their parents and carers. Follow Scienceworks on Facebook and see 2018 dates below to unearth the new theme for each event. 2018…

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Cox Plate Carnival – Moonee Valley Racecourse

October 23 @ 8:00 am - October 27 @ 11:00 pm
Moonee Valley Racecourse, 1 McPherson St
Moonee Ponds, VIC 3039 Australia

Ladbrokes Cox Plate Carnival The 2018 Ladbrokes Cox Plate Carnival is a week-long festival of events like no other with plenty of colour, fun, and fashion taking centre stage.   Breakfast with the Best – 23 October It’s never been so easy to wake up to your alarm clock. This FREE event is a must for racing lovers. Barrier Draw Breakfast – 23 October Watch the drama unfold live from the Celebrity Room as connections learn their fate. Ladies Lunch…

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Moonlight Market Melbourne’s west

October 26 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Italian Sports Club, 501 Heaths Road
Werribee, Victoria 3030 Australia

Live Music – Food – Market Stalls Come and spend an evening to do some shopping in our undercover market area, take in the live entertainment from Tristan J Ross, while you enjoy a selection of delicious hot food and cold drinks in our picnic area with grass and tables. Kids activities on the night. Sign up on the night to become a member of The Italian Sports Club for $10 and get free entry. When: Friday 26th Oct Where: Italian…

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Ladbrokes Cox Plate Day

October 27 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Moonee Valley Racecourse, 1 McPherson St
Moonee Ponds, VIC 3039 Australia

Ladbrokes Cox Plate – Moonee Valley Racecourse Renowned as The Race Where Legends Are Made, Ladbrokes Cox Plate Day in 2018 will encompass Australia’s best horse race on a stage built for the big moments. The Valley’s cauldron will be rumbling as the crowd waits to crown their next legend of the Weight-For-Age Championship. With the question in the air of whether super mare Winx will return, the world will hold its breath as she potentially seeks to go beyond…

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Community Market Day – Taylors Lakes

October 28 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Taylors Creek Linear Park, Chichester Rd
Taylors Lakes, VIC 3038 Australia

Community Market Day Set in the lovely surrounds of “The Lakes”, Taylors Creek Linear Park, our Community Market Day is a combination of market stalls, community group displays and performances. A wide range of market stalls will provide opportunities for purchases of goods ranging from handmade crafts to food to plants. A coffee van, ice cream van and food vans will be onsite, along with the traditional Lions BBQ! Performances from a range of community groups will be conducted live…

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Eynesbury Market

October 28 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Eynesbury Homestead, 487 Eynesbury Road
Eynesbury, VIC 3338 Australia

Head to the Eynesbury Farmers Market on the 4th Sunday each Month. Genuine farmers, producers and makers meet and sell directly to the public fresh, local and organic foods. The produce sold is locally grown, fresh, and is usually cheaper than the supermarket. Plus grab some brekkie or lunch from great food trucks. Atmosphere is what makes Eynesbury Market and live music definitely contributes (e.g. The Drongo And The Crow and Dosè band official). Upcoming Market dates for 2018 Sunday, 28…

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Children’s Week Picnic at Werribee Park

October 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Werribee Mansion,

Werribee Park Children’s Week Picnic The annual Children’s Week Picnic is back for the 18th year, and will be held on Sunday 28 October at Werribee Park. This FREE community event is open and accessible to all and is a fun family friendly day out full of entertainment, interactive arts experiences, sporting activities, music, dancing and good times! There will also be food trucks and roving entertainers. Look out for a giant giraffe and elephant – did they escape from…

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Sunshine Short Film Festival

October 31 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Sunshine Film Festival, a community based film festival. What that means is that we welcome filmmakers at all level of skills, particularly first time filmmakers. Got a story to tell and tell it well in 5 minutes or less? Come on right in. This year’s theme: CarnEvil A Halloween themed Carnival. It’s about a circus crossed with a house of horrors. It’s about spooks and goblins and evil clowns. It’s about Masquerade and Masks, Look up Edward Allan Poe…

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November 2018

Lost Lands

November 3 - November 4
Werribee Park,

Lost Lands Festival The Lost Lands is a two-day festival of music, art and theatre for the very young, the old and the in-between. The Lost Lands is a festival for the adventurer in all of us. Experience one incredible weekend at the spectacular Werribee Mansion, filled with music, art, installations, entertainment, food, wine and dedicated kids entertainment. The Lost Lands is a festival where you can bring the whole family. Ignite the festival lover in you and share a wild and…

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Open Day Explosives Reserve

November 4 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Explosives Reserve Altona, Queen Street
Altona, VIC 3018 Australia

Explosives Reserve, Altona Have you ever travelled down Queen Street in Altona and wondered what is behind that long corrugated iron fence? Well, now is your chance to find out by taking a guided tour, and learning all about the history of the reserve and the plants and animals that reside there. A guided tour will show you the remnants of the Explosives Reserve and how the reserve is managed presently. You’ll also get a chance to learn about the…

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Free

Werribee Craft Festival

November 10 @ 8:00 am - November 11 @ 5:00 pm
Encore Events Centre, 80 Derrimut Rd
Hoppers Crossing, VIC 3029 Australia

Werribee Craft Festival When: 10 – 11th November Where: Encore Events Centre, Hoppers Crossing Entry: FREE Werribee Craft Festival is an event held annually each year the weekend after Melbourne Cup Day. Hundreds of craft stalls and live entertainment throughout the day. All Craft is hand made and of a high quality.

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Free

State Rose Garden Show

November 10 @ 10:00 am - November 11 @ 4:00 pm
Werribee Park, K Road
Werribee South , VIC 3030 Australia

State Rose Garden Show The State Rose & Garden Show 2018 will be back on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 November 2018. The perfect beginning to Spring at the State Rose & Garden Show! This highly anticipated event will take place over two huge days as seas of fragrant roses illuminate the grounds at the Victorian State Rose Garden. Planning is well underway for this year’s show – check back here soon for this year’s program details.

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Free

Djerriwarrh Festival 2018

November 10 @ 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Melton Recreation Reserve, 40 Reserve Road
Melton, VIC Australia

Welcome to Djerriwarrh Festival 2018….Melton’s BIGGEST event of the year!  (Did we mention it’s FREE?) Kicking off the day at 11am, we welcome back the time honored street parade – celebrating “All that Glitters”. We look forward to the seeing our community truly “sparkle”. From 12pm, it’s GAME ON, with a plethora of activities, expos, demonstrations and performances! There’ll be something for everyone.   Featuring in our 12-5pm programming are the following unique spaces: – The Community Showcase Ring (showcasing…

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Jamaican Music & Food Festival 2018

November 11 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Seaworks, Williamstown,

Food and FUN In November 2018, the Jamaican Music & Food Festival family will gather like-minded Jamaican music and food fans together to experience one glorious day of food, Reggae, Dub, Rocksteady and Dancehall music in the Australian sunshine. ​ Soundtracked by some of the very best DJs, artists and live music the country has to offer, the Jamaican Music & Food Festival has become a benchmark for the best performances inspired by music straight out of Jamaica. With over…

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Oh Carole!

November 13 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Clocktower Centre, 750 Mount Alexander Road
Moonee Ponds, VIC 3039 Australia

Oh Carole! They were two of the biggest hit-makers of the ‘60s and ‘70s – and they dated in high school! Yes, Neil Sedaka hired a tux, borrowed his dad’s car and drove Carole King to the Prom! Oh Carole! celebrates young love, lifelong friendship and songs that go ‘Doo, Dooby Doo, Wah Wah’. Come and enjoy this tribute to the most joyful era of pop music and two of the greatest songwriters of all time. Gina Hogan, renowned for…

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Art & Industry Festival

November 16 - November 25

Art & Industry Festival When: 16 – 25 November 2018 The Art & Industry Festival celebrates and investigates the ever-changing industrial and manufacturing heartland of Australia based in Melbourne’s western suburbs. Over 10 days, the Art & Industry Festival will celebrate and investigate the ever-changing industrial and manufacturing heartland of Australia based in Melbourne’s western suburbs. This inspiring new festival puts a spotlight on the local industrial creators and resources in the Hobsons Bay area that is home to craft brewers, carmakers, designers, oil…

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Free

Strawberries and Cherries Festival

November 16 @ 10:00 am - November 18 @ 7:00 pm
Bacchus Marsh Avenue of Honour, Bacchus Marsh Rd, VIC 3340 Australia

Bacchus Marsh Strawberries and Cherries Weekend 2018 When: Fri – Sun 16-18th November A FREE fabulous and fun foodie event for the whole family. Join in and celebrate the arrival of strawberry and cherry season along the Avenue of Honour and throughout Bacchus Marsh. The event encompasses the farm stalls in the Avenue of Honour, The Village Green and the main shopping precinct. The Main St will be closed, with approximately 200 stalls, kids activities, carnival, music and more, plus fire…

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Williamstown Heritage Beer and Cider Festival

November 17 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Seaworks, Williamstown,

Heritage Beer and Cider Festival Williamstown Heritage Beer and Cider Festival will showcase independent Australian owned and operated breweries and their best beers. Beer, Cider, Food, Entertainment and more. Australia has some of the cleanest air and water in the world and this allows our Cider Houses to produce some of the best cider in the world. We will be showcasing independent cider producers at this years event. The settlement of Williamstown was founded by John Batman in 1835. William’s Town…

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Teeny Tiny Stevies

November 17 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bowery Theatre, Princess Street,
St Albans, VIC 3021 Australia

Teeny Tiny Stevies This is music to get children and their parents dancing! Join alt- folk-pop band, Byll & Beth Stephen for a fun afternoon of melodies combined with captivating animated videos. Sisters Byll & Beth will sing songs from their hit ABC Kids debut release Useful Songs for Little people which includes songs about getting dressed, being patient, eating well, manners and much more. This Concert is suitable for babies and toddlers.

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Blues Brothers Big Band Revival

November 18 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Newport Bowls Club, 4 Market Street
Newport, VIC 3015 Australia

Blues Brothers Big Band Revival With a blistering ten-piece band at their backs, including a three-piece horn section, no corners have been cut in delivering the beloved Blues Brothers tunes, such as Gimme Some Lovin’, Sweet Home Chicago, Everybody (needs somebody), Jailhouse Rock and Riot in Cell Block Number Nine, songs that inspired a generation of blues and movie lovers from around the world. James Grim (Brothers Grim) and Paul Slattery (Moreland City Soul Revue) front some of Melbourne’s blues…

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Melton Gold Cup 2018

November 23 @ 9:00 am - November 25 @ 5:00 pm
Melton Reservoir, Melton, VIC 3337 Australia

Melton Gold Cup Experience the racing action of over 80 boats hitting speeds of up to 140mph in Melbourne’s west. Gold coin donation entry with funds raised going to charity. A great event for the whole family to experience. Racing from 9am-5pm each day When Friday, 23 November 2018 | 12:00 PM Saturday, 24 November 2018 | 09:00 AM – 05:00 PM Sunday, 25 November 2018 | 09:00 AM – 05:00 PM Where Melton Reservoir, 1195 Exford road, Exford 3338

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Melbourne BeerFest – The Valley

November 24 @ 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Moonee Valley Racecourse, 1 McPherson St
Moonee Ponds, VIC 3039 Australia

AUSTRALIA’S MOST POPULAR OUTDOOR BEER FESTIVAL IS COMING TO THE VALLEY The Valley, Moonee Valley Racetrack, VIC Saturday 24th November 1 – 9 PM Get excited people, Melbourne BeerFest just got a whole lot better. We are thrilled to announce our much loved music, comedy and craft brew line-up is heading to Moonee Valley Racetrack this November! Our first release tickets are now on sale! Over 300 unique, exotic and small batch craft beers, ciders, cocktails and wines, hand crafted and…

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Eynesbury Market

November 25 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Eynesbury Homestead, 487 Eynesbury Road
Eynesbury, VIC 3338 Australia

Head to the Eynesbury Farmers Market on the 4th Sunday each Month. Genuine farmers, producers and makers meet and sell directly to the public fresh, local and organic foods. The produce sold is locally grown, fresh, and is usually cheaper than the supermarket. Plus grab some brekkie or lunch from great food trucks. Atmosphere is what makes Eynesbury Market and live music definitely contributes (e.g. The Drongo And The Crow and Dosè band official). Upcoming Market dates for 2018 Sunday, 25…

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December 2018

Sydenham Kite Festival

December 2 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Delahey Recreation Reserve,

Kite Festival This annual festival will colour the sky with giant and novelty kites and everyone is encouraged to participate. BYO kite or purchase on the day. FREE* kites (*children under 10 while stocks lasts) Enjoy a picnic, sausage sizzle and many other activities on the day. The 8th Sydenham Kite Festival is a free family event and proudly organised and brought to you by CALDERS Community Incorporated (since 2011). When: 2 December 2018 – 12:00pm – 5:00pm Where: Delahey Recreation Reserve Cost: Free  

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Open Day Explosives Reserve

December 2 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Explosives Reserve Altona, Queen Street
Altona, VIC 3018 Australia

Explosives Reserve, Altona Have you ever travelled down Queen Street in Altona and wondered what is behind that long corrugated iron fence? Well, now is your chance to find out by taking a guided tour, and learning all about the history of the reserve and the plants and animals that reside there. A guided tour will show you the remnants of the Explosives Reserve and how the reserve is managed presently. You’ll also get a chance to learn about the…

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Little Kids’ Day In

December 3 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Scienceworks, 2 Brooker Street
Spotswood, VIC 3015 Australia

Little Kids’ Day In at Scienceworks Discover a dinosaur, launch into space or dance up a storm! Enjoy a day of fun and play-based learning activities without the school groups. Each Little Kids’ Day In is a unique experience with activities, museum exhibits, shows and storytelling for children and parents to get involved in. Perfect for kids 5 and under, their parents and carers. Follow Scienceworks on Facebook and see 2018 dates below to unearth the new theme for each event. 2018…

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B# Big Band

December 4 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Clocktower Centre, 750 Mount Alexander Road
Moonee Ponds, VIC 3039 Australia

B# Big Band Enjoy the musical renditions of some of Australia’s highest calibre jazz and sessions musicians. The B# Big Band is an exciting swing jazz band from Melbourne, founded and directed by swinging sensation Henry Kovacevic. With classical arrangements of Basie, Ellington, Goodman, Miller and other big cats of the ‘30s, ‘40s and ‘50s. In addition, guest vocalists including the suave tenor notes of Frank Benedetto will perform tunes made famous by Anita O’Day, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Bobby…

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Werribee Cup

December 9 @ 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Werribee Race Course, 2-10 Bulban Road
Werribee, Australia

Get ready for a great day of Country Racing! Experience the TAB Werribee Cup on Sunday the 9th of December. Enjoy all country racing has to offer at one of Victoria’s premier race tracks located in the heartland of Victoria’s Thoroughbred Country in an intimate setting, with sweeping views of the course. Get up close and personal with jockey’s and trainers from all over the state, whilst enjoying all of the racing action right from the Mounting Yard to the Winning…

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Eynesbury Market

December 21 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Eynesbury Homestead, 487 Eynesbury Road
Eynesbury, VIC 3338 Australia

Head to the Eynesbury Farmers Market on the 4th Sunday each Month. Genuine farmers, producers and makers meet and sell directly to the public fresh, local and organic foods. The produce sold is locally grown, fresh, and is usually cheaper than the supermarket. Plus grab some brekkie or lunch from great food trucks. Atmosphere is what makes Eynesbury Market and live music definitely contributes (e.g. The Drongo And The Crow and Dosè band official). Upcoming Market dates for 2018 Sunday, 21…

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January 2019

St Albans Lunar Festival

January 6, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
St Albans Market, 3 St Albans Rd
St Albans, VIC 2031 Australia

Lunar New Year Festival The 22nd St Albans Lunar Festival will be held on Sunday, January 6 2019 from 10:00am to 10:00pm. St Albans Lunar Festival is a popular event and kicks off a string of Lunar New Year celebrations in Melbourne. The festival has a large variety of stalls, food, entertainment, community information, bands, rides, fireworks and dancing. Join for the official opening including the traditional lion dance and the lighting of long-string firecrackers at 1:00pm. The St Albans…

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In addition to the above Calendar there is a large range of venues with ongoing programs of exhibitions, performances, events, tours, screenings, holiday programs, sports events. These venues include: