Portarlington Mussel Festival
This community festival is one of the most popular bayside holiday festivals in
Victoria attracting around 30,000 people and is also a White Hat
favourite. As you might guess the chief focus is
on the locally produced mussels,
but other attractions grow year by year including:
- Live entertainment
- Kids activities
- Cooking demonstrations
- Art & Photo exhibitions
- Food & Wine producers
- Products to try and buy
needless to say, plenty of mussels.
Congratulations to the volunteers who
make this happen each year. Details at
Portarlington Mussel Festival >>
Riverboats Music Festival
The Riverboats Music Festival is the Murray River’s premiere contemporary
Staged in the twin-towns of Echuca-Moama, Riverboats takes place under towering river red gums in a natural amphitheatre next to the mighty Murray. Historic paddlesteamers meander past
all weekend, and occasionally the corellas get a bit raucous at sunset.
There is one stage and plenty of room for dancing, great artists and some of
the best food trucks going round.
White Hat can recommend taking a 2.5 hour trip from
Melbourne to spend a weekend on the river for this annual celebration.
This year's lineup includes The Waifs,
Tex Perkins - Far From Folsom, The Public
Opinion Afro OrchestraMark Seymour & The Undertow,
Augie March, Gabriella Cohen, Benny Walker,
Jen Cloher, Don Walker,
Deborah Conway & Willy Zygier, Fraser A. Gorman,
The Kill Devil Hills, and Leah
Bright 'n' Sandy Food & Wine Festival
Celebrity chefs, local restaurateurs and premium wine retailers come together to present a gastronomical feast for the tastebuds. The best of Bayside will be available for tasting and purchase. It is held at picturesque Green Point, Brighton. This is opposite the Brighton Beach Station. A free bus will also travel throughout Bayside (ring the number below for times and collection points.
Port Phillip Mussel Festival
White Hat can thoroughly recommend this vibrant seafood festival come
street party. Enjoy mussels and other seafood cooked in a wide variety of
ways all accompanied by one of Melbourne's best free jazz festivals. Street
vendors combine with the market's own restaurants to provide plenty of
variety from the cheap and cheerful through to chef-prepared restaurant
dishes. Sit in the sun with a cold sangria and a hot mussel paella or enjoy
a craft beer with wok cooked drunken mussels.
Phillip Mussel Festival
CERES Harvest Festival
community food festival with live music, crafts, workshops, performances.
Lara Food & Wine Festival
us in tasting an array of produce. All from over 60 of our regions gourmet
food and wine producers. Bring a rug and picnic on the lawns of the historic
Pirra Homestead. White Hat suggests you bring a picnic rug.
Heritage Apple Festival
Join the Diggers Club team for a weekend of heritage
festivities and celebrations.
Taste test and choose the best heritage
apples and pears, sample freshly pressed apple juice and cider, taste
and buy delicious baked apple pies and strudels.
For the green thumbs join garden tours and
learn about the history and making of this beautiful garden and pick-up
gardening tips at the free gardening workshops.
Book into an Apple
Masterclass with the heritage apple experts, Pete the Permie and David
Key and sample cider from local makers. Learn all about cider making at
Listen to live music at the Fork to Fork Café while you enjoy a menu
inspired by the autumn harvest and complimented by wine.
activities on Sunday between 11am-2pm
Melbourne Night Noodle Markets
The Night Noodle Markets are back, with all the sights, sounds and smells
of an Asian hawker market plus the buzz, hype and vibe of an outdoor