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The White Hat Guide to
Carnivals, Community Festivals & Street Festivals in Melbourne & Victoria
Carnivals, Community Festivals & Street Festivals
Melbourne & Victoria
Melbourne's best known community festival is the Moomba Festival. However the are a large number of other community festivals which operate throughout the year. Below you will find a comprehensive list.
Some forthcoming community festivals in Melbourne and Victoria:
The Yarraville Festival has been operating since 1981 and has steadily grown
into one of Melbourne's liveliest community festival and White Hat feels that
the location helps add to the genuine village atmosphere.
There is music across 7 stages from local professional and community performers,
everyone will find something that they enjoy.. Kids of every age, from toddlers
to teenagers, will hear music suitable for their age group, and a range of
activities and rides are available for them. From jumping castles to carnival
rides to bungee jumping, with many of the rides free.
The Yarraville Festival also features its annual market with plenty of
stalls. Selling everything from vintage clothing, food and handmade gifts the
market is a great opportunity for visitors to pick up a bargain.
Further details at
The Harcourt Applefest is a community festival celebrating everything apple related.
Sydney Road Street Party
An annual event with stalls, entertainment and refreshments.
Darebin Community and Kites Festival
White Hat attended and enjoyed this festival over a number of years and
watched it grow into the highly popular community event it has now become.
Music, free activities and kite flying and food from around the world with
plenty of free activities. Bring your own kite or buy one there or simply
watch the amazing array of kites flying. This year, the festival has been
incorporated into True North - Reservoir Arts Festival - and moved to
Edwardes Lake Park.
The Man From Snowy River Bush Festival
Inspired by Banjo Paterson's
famous poem The Man from Snowy
River, this festival features a street parade, craft and trade markets,
concert, performances, exhibitions, food and a Jack Riley's Ride celebrating
Jack Riley, claimed to be the original Man from
Hurstbridge Wattle Festival
The festival celebrates Australian heritage, environment and community. To find
out more about the significance of Wattle Day in Australia's history go to
Another Date for
Australia Day. Lots of family activities including steam train rides.
Bright Spring Festival
White Hat often has to remind visitors that Victoria is
a state with four seasons - unlike some of those boring northern states -
and we recommend that one of the best ways to experience spring in the
Victorian countryside is to visit the Bright Spring Festival.
Bright has a natural beauty complemented by fine cafés and restaurants,
marvellous local wineries,
accommodation to suit all budgets, adventure
sports, walking tracks and bike trails and shopping. The festival offers
street and river markets, theatre events, art exhibitions, fireworks, plenty
of entertainment and open gardens. For a full list off the open gardens see
the White Hat Open
For the full itinerary, visit the Bright Spring Festival website at
Drouin Ficifolia Festival
This community festival celebrates the flowering of the red ficifolia
Every Easter the district comes alive with activities for the annual festival.
rejuvenated and defunct festivals
Street festivals to have disappeared in recent years include the
Brunswick Street Street Party and the Chapel Street Festival.
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