Fetes Fairs Festivals in Melbourne/VIC

Festival MarqueeLife's worth celebrating in Victoria. A packed calendar of food and wine, sport, art, lifestyle, community and multicultural events means you'll find a Fete, Fair or Festival being held in every corner of the state. The Fetes, Fairs and Festivals website is a comprehensive guide to the many community-based special events held throughout the year in Melbourne and throughout regional Victoria.

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November 23 to 26 - The Melbourne Fair

A fair for lovers of Antiques, Art Deco, jewellery and fashion. The Melbourne Fair offers a rare opportunity for lovers of Antique, Art Deco, 20th Century and Vintage - furniture, lighting, porcelain, Art, fashion, jewellery and luxury goods. With over 60 of Australia’s best dealers exhibiting, it’s a unique opportunity to add to your collection. Each piece is individually selected by the exhibitor with so many items being absolutely unique. - Caulfield Racecourse Indoor Concourse - Gate 23 Station Street, Caulfield East VIC

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November 24 - Whitehorse Primary School Twilight Fair

Bring the family along to this year's Whitehorse Primary School Twilight Fair and enjoy gourmet food stalls whilst listening to live entertainment including local acts for young and young at heart. Kids will have a ball in the dedicated Kids' Alley games arena with plenty of opportunity to win prizes. Shoppers will enjoy a pop-up craft market, a great opportunity to buy for Christmas or treat yourself. There's raffles, cake stall, photo booth and much more. All welcome, see you there. 5pm to 9pm - 70 Junction Road, Blackburn North VIC

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November 24 - Kismet Park Primary School Twilight Country Fair

This year's Kismet Park Primary School Twilight Country Fair will be held on Friday, November 23 and the day promises to be HUGE! Come along for a great night of fun, food, and family entertainment. They'll be plenty of delicious food, stalls, amusement rides, games, activities and much more. 3.15pm to 8.00pm - 9 - 11 McEwen Dr, Sunbury VIC

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November 24 - Hughesdale Primary School's La Fiesta Carnival

On Friday 24 November, Hughesdale Primary School’s La Fiesta Fun Fair will bring together the school and local community for an evening of fun and fundraising. With rides for all ages, market and community stalls, fantastic entertainment, raffle prizes and food stalls and bar, this will truly be an evening to remember! 3:30pm to 8:30pm - Brine Street, Hughesdale VIC

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November 24 - German Twilight Christmas Market

Fitzroy North, Vic — 24 November 2017 — Our traditional German Weihnachtsmarkt / Twilight Christmas Market is returning to Fitzroy North for its 5th year. Hosted by the Deutsche Schule Melbourne, a German bilingual school in Fitzroy North, the market will feature a range of traditional and modern Christmas decorations and gifts. There is plenty for kids: painting ceramic Christmas ornaments, face-painting, a Christmas sandpit treasure hunt, and a giant jumping obstacle course. 5pm to 9pm - 96 Barkly Street 3068 Fitzroy North, VIC

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November 24 to 25 - Kannamaroo Festival

The Kannamaroo Festival is a family friendly and free community event held annually in November each year in Horsham, Victoria. Each year almost 5000 people gather in Firebrace Street to enjoy a fun-filled evening of entertainment that includes: local performances, great food, music, dancing, carnival rides, live animals and sideshow attractions. - Horsham VIC

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November 24 to 26 - Biyadin Festival

The Biyadin Festival will be held from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th November and will be kicked off by a sunset cruise around Cape Woolamai with Wildlife Coast Cruises on Friday night. The events on Saturday and Sunday will include a family fun run; parade; music festival; local musical talent; creative, cultural and environmental workshops; music, dance performances, walks and talks, face painting and songs for all ages. So bring the family and invite friends to come for all or part of the Biyadin Festival a FREE event that can only make you feel great and help you learn to love where you live. - Phillip Island VIC

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November 24 to 26 - German Twilight Christmas Market

Fitzroy North, Vic — 24 November 2017 — Our traditional German Weihnachtsmarkt / Twilight Christmas Market is returning to Fitzroy North for its 5th year. Hosted by the Deutsche Schule Melbourne, a German bilingual school in Fitzroy North, the market will feature a range of traditional and modern Christmas decorations and gifts. There is plenty for kids: painting ceramic Christmas ornaments, face-painting, a Christmas sandpit treasure hunt, and a giant jumping obstacle course. 5pm to 9pm - 96 Barkly Street 3068 Fitzroy North, VIC

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November 25 - Uniting Church Yarra Glen Fete

A great day for all! Highlights include Trash & Treasure, Plant Stalls, Devonshire Tea, Sausage Sizzle, Crafts, Books, scrumptious Cakes, Bickies and Slices. 9am to 2pm - Melba Highway, Yarra Glen VIC

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November 25 - Ascot Vale Primary School Fete

We'd like to welcome the community to attend the biannual Ascot Vale Primary School Fete and enjoy Handmade art and crafts; Homemade cakes and preserves; Multicultural food, Devonshire tea garden and bar; Rides, dunking machine and games; 2nd hand market and books; Entertainment, including live music and sporting activities; Face painting and crazy hair; Spinning wheel and silent auction. 2pm-7pm - Bank St, Ascot Vale VIC

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November 25 - Clifton Hill Primary School Fair

If you’re looking for a fun filled family day out AND the chance to get a jump on your Christmas shopping then look no further. The community has pulled together again this year for a fantastic Clifton Hill Primary School Fair on Saturday 25th November. With carnival games, rides and live entertainment, face painting, photo booth, a wine raffle and a huge silent auction (where you could get your Christmas shopping done in one afternoon) we think it's the most fun you can have at school! There's delicious food on the menu, delightful sweets, cakes, and of course, it wouldn’t be a fair without lollies, popcorn, fairy floss and sno cones. Pick up a bargain at Trash and Treasure, browse the plants and craft stalls, stock up on preserves and Christmas cakes while the children enjoy the carnival rides and much more! 10am to 4pm - 185 Gold St, Clifton Hill VIC

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November 25 - Riddells Creek Festival

Riddells Creek Festival will be held on Saturday the 25th of November from 4pm – 8pm and will have a variety of rides and entertainment for whole family, including over 100 stalls. Other highlights include a petting zoo, face painting, live performances, children’s activities and loads more - Station Street, Riddells Creek VIC

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November 25 - Lake Eildon Festival

The Lake Eildon Festival is the action packed official opening of the water sport season with all age activities featured in Bonnie Doon, Jamieson and Goughs Bay. Highlights include: a Boat Show and Expo; On-Water Demonstrations and Stunts; Wakeboard and Ski Lessons; DJ; a Twilight Market; Live Music: Miniature Boat Races: Water Slide: Fishing Comp and lots of Kids Activities. The Lake Eildon Festival is a feature event on the local Spring Calendar. - Goughs Bay & Bonnie Doon, 1738 Maroondah Highway, Bonnie Doon VIC

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Frankston’s Christmas Festival of Lights

November 25 - Frankston’s Christmas Festival of Lights

In late November each year, Davey’s Street Frankston transforms into a magical Christmas Wonderland, where imagination is the destination; Frankston’s Christmas Festival of Lights. Frankston’s Christmas Festival of Lights is Frankston’s City most popular event, annually launching the festive holiday season. Thousands of families; young or old, big and small gather on Davey Street to witness the innovative 100 year old Norfolk Pine tree lighting ceremony and fireworks display as well as joining in on lots of free and live entertainment and children’s activities which creates the perfect family, friendly atmosphere - Davey Street, Frankston VIC

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November 25 to 26 - Romswood Peony Farm Open Days

JUST A 60 MINUTE DRIVE FROM MELBOURNE, make Romswood Farm your destination this November. Explore the established gardens or wander through paddocks of blooming peonies. Pack a picnic or enjoy our fare for a snack or lunch while watching the children hunt for the furry folk that live at Romswood. Live music on Sunday 19th. You’ll love Romswood in the Springtime! Discounted Tickets ($10) at www.trybooking.com/RPYK or can be purchased at the farm gate ($12). 11am to 4pm daily. 155 Cherokee rd, Kerrie VIC

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November 26 - Ballarat Springfest

Springfest is the major fund raising initiative of the Rotary Club of Ballarat. This year a series of individual lead up events culminate in Market Sunday. A day with something for everyone, this year there’s a Harrier Jump Jet on display, a Children’s Wunderfest, a Show and Glow motor show and car display, a Dragon Boat Come and Try, a Tram pull, a Strong Man/Strong Women competition, Tasting Temptations and of course lots of food, market and craft stalls. - Lake Wendouree, Ballarat VIC

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November 26 - Port Melbourne Primary School Fete

This year's Port Melbourne Primary School Fete is on Sunday 25th November. This major community event attracts over 4000 people, and has something for everyone. We have the biggest and best rides possible for an inner city school, fabulous entertainment all day on our main stage, a spectacular food & wine precinct, market stalls, community sports hub, class stalls and our very popular cake stall and spinning wheel - with loads of prizes to win! Our fete is going to be great - see you there and be sure to invite your friends and family to come along!! - 415 Graham Street, Port Melbourne VIC

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November 26 - SpringFeast Food & Market Festival

This year's SpringFeast Food & Market Festival promises to be a fun and relaxing day out on the greens of Karralyka! Showcasing some of Melbourne's best food trucks, both savoury and dessert along with market stalls to complete (or start) your Christmas shopping! There will be kids activities, live music and a bar, so bring along your picnic blanket and spend the day at SpringFeast! Free entry. 12pm to 6pm - Karralyka Centre, Mines Road Ringwood VIC

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November 26 - Santa's Christmas Spectacular

The team at Santa's Christmas Spectacular have created a Christmas Wonderland of Fun that you and your family will never forget! This fantastic event brings together exciting thrill rides and awesome entertainment including face painters and stilt walkers, live stage shows as well as your favourite carnival games, show bags, delicious food and of course Santa making for the ultimate family day out. 11am to 4pm - Sandown Racecourse VIC

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November 30 to December 3 - Taste of Melbourne

The Taste of Melbourne Festival is an annual feast for all senses and celebration of Melbourne’s vibrant food and culture scene with an iconic new home at the Melbourne Cricket Ground’s Yarra Park and new summer dates from 30 November to 3 December 2017! And for the first time, Taste of Melbourne will pair the city’s favourite chefs with creative counterparts – from fashion designers and sculptors to graffiti artists and illustrators – and curate exciting culinary collaborations unique to the festival to celebrate our 10th birthday in Melbourne. Over four days, Yarra Park will become a sophisticated playground for art and entertainment enthusiasts, culinary connoisseurs, gig-goers and passionate producers as the city unites to welcome summer in style with good vibes and great taste. - Yarra Park, Melbourne

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Kriskindl Festival

December 1 - Kriskindl Festival

Kriskindl Festival delivers a program that brings together residents, traders, and community groups to celebrate the "spirit of giving". The festival has become part of the fundraising and community events of several community groups and schools and is patronised by generations of families. The event assists residents to participate in their community and encourages partnerships between volunteer organisations and community networks. Come to one of Melbourne’s best street events. Fun for all the family. Meet Santa, go on some great rides, enjoy our live entertainment and sample some quality food. 4pm to 9pm - Mailing Road, Canterbury VIC

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December 1 - Seaford Christmas Twilight Market

The annual Seaford Christmas Twilight Market is one event not to be missed! There's market stalls, face painting, appearance by Santa, fantastic raffle prizes. Raising funds for Donation Chain. Donation Chain collects and distributes toiletries and other essential items to the homeless and disadvantaged in the community. 5pm to 9pm - Seaford Community Centre - Broughton St, Seaford VIC

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December 1 - St Bede's Primary School Christmas Market

Come along and enjoy all the fun of the fair at this year's St Bede's Primary School Christmas Market. We have lots to see and do including food stalls galore, boutigue wine and beer, flowers and plants, clothing, rides and entertainment, jewellery, sweets and Christmas pudding, clothing, hand crafted gifts, a visit from Santa and much more! 5pm to 9pm - 2 Marwal Avenue, Balwyn North VIC

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December 1 to 3 - Brewers Feast

Located at the Abbotsford Convent, Brewers Feast is a craft beer festival showcasing the best Victorian craft beer, food and live music. Brewers Feast is sure to excite those who enjoy great food, craft beer, cider and live music. Showcasing the best Victorian craft beer and cider, there is a unique opportunity to pair standard and rare craft beers with a range of mouth watering food options. The festival starts off with the last supper, a multi course dinner of gourmet food paired with great craft beers. Our experts will be putting together a combination that will give your taste buds a new experience! The Saturday craft beer and food festival and Sunday Chill Out festival will see the historic Abbotsford Convent come alive with a great lineup of live music, keeping you entertained while you explore the great food, craft beer and cider in the sunshine with friends and family. The Brewers Feast is a session free festival, allowing you to soak up all the festival has to offer. Throughout the day there will be craft beer education, exploring the tastes and flavours of beer pairing with spirits, cheese and many more unique foods. Don't miss out on the first craft beer festivals of Summer! Working alongside award winning craft breweries, chefs and food operators here at Brewers Feast we only use the finest ingredients, that are locally grown and sourced - The Abbotsford Convent - 1 to 16 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford Victoria

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December 2 - St Mary's Christmas Expo and Street Parade

St Mary's Christmas Expo heralds the beginning of the Christmas Season in Hamilton and the surrounding district and strengthens the community spirit. The Christmas Expo is not only a community event; it also helps to raise important funds for Hamilton's school. Come along and join in the excitement of the street parade. Then there is a variety of events and activities at the Performing Arts Centre including amusement rides, Santaland, traders, food, music and fun for all the family : Gray Street (Parade) & Hamilton Performing Arts Centre, Hamilton VIC

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December 2 - Hume Carols by Candlelight

Hume City Council will proudly present Hume Carols by Candlelight at Craigieburn ANZAC Park on Saturday 2 December. Popular singer and stage performer Rob Mills will host a fantastic cast, including Hoot and Hootabelle and amazing local performers. There will also be a special visit from Santa! Bring your family and friends to join us at this huge free event! Carols is fun for the whole family! Family fun and activities begin at 5pm – with a jumping castle, face painting, food trucks and market stalls. Carols kick off at 7pm – before closing with a fireworks show at 9.20pm. : Craigieburn ANZAC Park, Craigieburn VIC

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December 3 - St Michael's School Family Fun Fair

There will be plenty of fun for all of the family at this year's St Michael's School Family Fun Fair. We have international food stalls, jams and preserves and St Michael's famous cake stall. Plenty of rides for the big and little kids, old favourites plus some new ones to try. Get your Christmas shopping started at the Silent Auction, watch your children in St Michael's got talent or just relax and have a coffee while the children practice their running skills on the tennis courts with Run Ready and Ready Steady Go Kids. The Smash Bar will be open for the adults where you can linger while the kids take on the rides. There is so much for the whole family. We hope you make a day of it. We will be! 10am to 4pm : 268 High Street, Ashburton

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December 3 - Carols in Canterbury Gardens

The Carols in Canterbury Gardens is an annual free event open to the general public with all profits going to charity. Activities include face painting, animal farm, glow products sausage sizzle, as well as pancakes with strawberries and cream. Enjoy our fabulous band and singers and the great local talent appealing to all ages. Entry is free and all profits go to charity. It is an ever growing popular event! 6.30pm to 9.30pm : Canterbury Road Canterbury VIC

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December 3 - Kew Christmas Carols

Kew Community Carols by Candlelight is a wonderful local event that has been bringing the community together for 25 years. It's free, fun and an uplifting experience with everyone and anyone welcome to participate. Sausage sizzle, the local Kew Band, soloists and Christmas carols. This event is hosted by the Kew Churches Together. 6.30pm to 9.00pm : Petrie Square, corner Cotham Rd and Charles St, Kew VIC

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December 8 - Laurimar Christmas Carnival

The Laurimar Christmas Carnival will be held on Friday December 8 2017 from 3.30-9.30pm & will include some of the amazing things from previous years & more! Highlights of this fantastic event include Market Stalls, Food Trucks, Carnival Rides, Show Bags, Entertainment, Christmas Carols and more! : Armidale Road , Doreen VIC

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December 8 - Hamilton Carols By Candlelight

A community event hosted by the Churches of Hamilton to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas. Enjoy a BBQ dinner and children's activities in the Botanic Gardens from 6.00pm - 8.00pm followed by Carol singing which will take place in the Lutheran Church at 8.00pm. Enjoy a traditional carols programme with some of Greater Hamilton's best artists and choirs along with and lots of carol singing! : French Street, Hamilton VIC

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December 8 - Coleraine Christmas Carnival and Street Parade

The Coleraine Christmas Carnival and Street Parade is a great family event with a large range of sideshows, stalls, music and entertainment to suit all ages. All sorts of raffles will be drawn on the night and parade winners will be announced. Come along and join in the fun at this free family-friendly event. : Whyte Street, Coleraine VIC

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December 8 - Rye's Christmas concert and Community market

Rye Primary School along with the Rye Community House, Rosebud-Rye Rotary and the Rye Alliance invites you to Rye's Christmas concert and Community market. This a FREE, Alcohol free event featuring music and Carols, Santa, Not so silent auction, BBQ, Face painting, Raffle and more. Great activities and entertainment for kids and the whole family! : Rye Primary School, 12-22 Lyons Street, Rye VIC

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December 9 - African Music and Cultural Festival

Transport yourself to Africa in the heart of Melbourne with the Africa Music and Cultural Festival at Fed Square! AMCF brings African Australians together with the wider Australian community to celebrate cultural heritage and diversity. This free, family-friendly event showcases the vibrant music, diverse arts, cultural performances and authentic foods of Africa. Join the party in The Square with live performances from African bands including Afrovival, Ras Jahknow and African dance troupe King Bell and Soukous Ba Congo who will be lighting up the stage again with their infectious rhythms and high energy dance! 11am to 9pm : Federation Square, Melbourne CBD VIC

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December 9 - Carols by the Lake Coburg

The Carols by the Lake Coburg is a great night out for the whole family. Come along and enjoy pre-carols entertainment including Roaming Christmas performers, Children's activities, and live on stage entertainment featuring all of your favourite Christmas carols. Bring your own picnic dinner or get something to eat from our barbecue 11am to 9pm : Coburg Lake Reserve, Murray Road, Coburg VIC

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December 9 - Sunbury Christmas on the Green

Held on Saturday 9 December from 5pm - 8.30pm, this free Christmas carols event attracts many families at the Sunbury Village Green. The night will be full of performances and children’s activities keeping families well-entertained and bringing alive the spirit of Christmas. 11am to 9pm : Sunbury Village Green VIC

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December 9 - Carols on the Hill

A family orientated celebration of the Christmas season with children dressing up to take part in a nativity pageant with music from the Mornington Youth & Citizens Brass Band and Candence. This is a wonderful night to celebrate Christmas, meet the alpacas, grab a sausage and join in on the carols from 6-7.30pm : Red Hill Recreation Reserve, 184 Arthurs Seat Road, Red Hill VIC

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December 9 - Wyndham Carols by Candlelight

The Christian Churches of Wyndham invite you to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ at our annual Wyndham Carols by Candlelight at the Mansion on the 9th of December. This years program will feature our favourite depiction of the nativity, complete with camels & donkey, with the much loved Wyndham Combined Churches Carols Musical Team leading us as we sing through our favourite carols. Bring along a picnic hamper (cold clothes) and share a wonderful experience with family and friends. : Werribee Park Mansion Werribee VIC

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December 9 - Christmas at Central Park

Christmas at Central Park is a joyous event of fun and traditional Christmas songs and carols, craft activities and unique performances for the kids from 5.30pm, including I Scream Nails, Smart Art, Bethany Fisher's Christmas Spectacular, roving Giant Stilt Elves and The Kazoos Christmas Show...and of course, a special visit from Santa! Carols will follow for those who can stay up a little later - hosted by the star of stage and screen Tim Campbell (Home and Away, Wicked) and performed by some of Melbourne's most popular musical talent including Lucy Mauder (Matilda, Doctor Zhivago), Thando Sikwila (Dreamgirls, The Colour Purple), and Paul Biencourt (Auf Naxos, The Marriage of Figaro). This event is a family friendly affair suitable for the young and young at heart. 5:30pm - 9:30pm. : Central Park, Burke Road, Malvern East VIC

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December 10 - Monash Carols by Candlelight Concert

The magic of Christmas is captured under the stars each December at Jells Park, where the community comes together to enjoy the Monash Carols by Candlelight Concert. Now in its 30th year, this celebration has become the City's most prestigious event, which has a strong sense of community and involves the invaluable work of volunteers. Two community bands come together on stage to provide the music, with a variety of talented performers leading the audience through all their favourite carols. The Monash Carols by Candlelight is one of the largest events of its kind in Victoria and ends with an impressive fireworks finale : Jells Park, Wheelers Hill VIC

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December 10 - Carols by Kingston

The annual event, Carols by Kingston is a great chance to get together with friends and family before the holidays and relax in the park to the sounds of Christmas cheer. This FREE event is family friendly and showcases outstanding performers year after year, along with a visit from Santa, an artisan Christmas market for your last minute gift ideas and fireworks to finish off the night. 6.30pm to 10pm : Sir William Fry Reserve Nepean Highway, Highett VIC

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December 10 - Albanian Festival

Held in the City of Maribyrnong for the last 25+ years, the Albanian Festival is back at Yarraville Gardens on Sunday 10 December. The festival features Albanian music, traditional food, stall holders and childrens carnival rides. Community groups that participate include sporting, womans, radio, language and folklore. Everyone is welcome to join the Albanian Community in celebratating 100+ years of Albanian independence. : Yarraville Gardens, Corner Hyde St & Sommerville Rd, Yarraville VIC

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December 12 - Bayside Carols in the Park

Start practising your carols and jingling those sleigh bells: our annual Bayside Carols in the Park is just around the corner. Pack a picnic rug and head down to Dendy Park on Tuesday 12 December to celebrate the festive season. There is a variety of food stalls available to purchase from on the night. The main concert gets underway at 7.30pm and is headlined by a variety of performers including the Southern Area Concert band, Vocally Wild and Mosaic Choirs. There will be a special appearance by Santa and Channel 10's Mike Larkan will once again host the celebrations. This fantastic community event will end with a spectacular fireworks finale at 9.30pm. : Dendy park, corner Dendy Street and Nepean Highway Brighton East VIC

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December 15 - Greater Dandenong Carols

Kick off the festive season with the 70th annual Greater Dandenong Carols in Harmony Square on Friday 15 December, 6.30pm. It’s official! Santa Claus is coming to Dandenong. Come along to meet the guy in red before he disappears to the North Pole. Carols in Harmony Square is a free family event and this year the celebration will include exciting performances and interactive activities. Be ready for lots of fun with free family activities, workshops, entertainment! Say hello to all the exciting roving performers, soak in the Christmas spirit and dance and sing along to your favourite Carols.. : Harmony Square, 225 Lonsdale Street, Dandenong VIC

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December 16 - Carols in Yarraville Gardens

Bring a picnic, family and friends to help celebrate the Yarraville Carols in the beautiful Yarraville Gardens - one of Victoria's largest not-for-profit community carols events. A family favourite on the Festival City Calendar, this free event will showcase performances by several special guest artists including Opera Singers, who have performed regularly with Opera Australia, Victoria Opera, and Melbourne Opera, including internationally acclaimed Soprano, Margaret Haggart; a mass choir; and the Footscray-Yarraville City Band, Hyde Street Youth Band and Western Brass. The evening will conclude with a spectacular fireworks display commencing at approximately 10pm. : Yarraville Gardens, Corner Hyde St & Sommerville Rd, Yarraville VIC

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December 17 - Lyrebird Community Christmas Festival and Carols

Come together to celebrate the local community at the Lyrebird Community Christmas Festival and Carols. This is an affordable family friendly event including activities, rides, entertainment, food stalls and fireworks at 9.45pm (weather permitting). BYO chair and rug to enjoy the entertainment. Gold coin donation entry. 5pm to 10pm : Belvedere Reserve, East Road Seaford VIC

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December 17 - Carols at Como Park

Carols at Como Park is one of Melbourne’s much-loved Carols. Featuring a stellar line up of performers, visitors bring along a picnic and celebrate Christmas under the stars with a spectacular riverside pyrotechnic display to conclude the night. The one and only Cameron Daddo hosts Carols at Como Park 2017 featuring the iconic Christine Anu, performing some of her greatest hits and original Christmas songs, joined by a stellar line up of performers. : Como Park - 305-325 Williams Rd, South Yarra VIC

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December 17 - Whitehorse Carols

Santa Claus is coming to town and so are a host of wonderful performers including popular entertainer Tim Campbell, supported by singer Michelle Serret-Cursio. Energetic children’s act Nay Nay will open the event and will be followed by performances from cabaret and theatre singer Chelsea Plumley, iconic local group the Box Hill Chorale, and the Combined Churches of North Blackburn. Free rides and amusements from 4:30pm - 8:30pm. Concert: 5:30pm to 9:30pm Food and beverages available. : Whitehorse Civic Centre Precinct, Nunawading VIC

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December 24 to January 26 - Moyneyana Festival

The Moyneyana Festival runs over five weeks from Christmas Eve through to Australia Day each year. Festival highlights include Christmas Eve children’s evening, spectacular New Year’s Eve celebrations, Environmental day, Emergency Services day, Moyneyana Ocean Swim, Show 'n' shine of vintage cars, Lighthouse open day, Art Show, Community Markets, Australia Day Celebrations and much more! : Sackville Street, Port Fairy, Victoria VIC

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December 31 - New Year's Eve in the Square

Celebrate the arrival of the new year with friends and family and head to Harmony Square for the community New Year's Eve celebrations. Over 10,000 local residents are expected to come together in one of the most fabulous nights of the year, as we celebrate the end of 2017. The event will be held in Harmony Square, Dandenong from 6pm to 9.30pm on Sunday 31 December. This free family friendly event will feature live multicultural entertainment, quirky roving performances, free family activities, exciting rides ($2-$6), food and market stalls, and a spectacular firework finale at 9.25pm. : Harmony Square, Dandenong Civic Centre, 225 Lonsdale Street, Dandenong VIC

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January 14 - Frankston Gift

The Frankston Gift will be run under Victorian Athletic League rules and will provide events for all ages and abilities, with prize money offerred. Come down to the Frankston Oval Come and see Australia’s best Professional Sprint Runners in action. Race Calls by Victoria's premier race caller Dan Mileicki. Frankston Oval – Corner Young street and Plowman Place Frankston VIC

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January 26 - Whitehorse Australia Day Concert and Fireworks

The Whitehorse Australia Day Awards will be presented earlier in the evening, along with a special citizenship ceremony to be held in the Whitehorse Centre theatre prior to the concert. Free rides and amusements will be available from 5.00pm to 9.30pm. Food stalls will operate from 5.00pm onwards. ATM facilities will be available for this event. Former The Voice contestant Luke Kennedy will headline a fun filled night of entertainment, performing a special show featuring the greatest hits of Australian icon John Farnham. Included in the program is ‘80s Australian group The Chantoozies, rockin’ UK classics outfit Raw Brit while Play School favourite Alex Papps will delight the kids. Wendy Stapleton returns as MC and will introduce the Australian Women's Choir. Witness a stunning night of entertainment with a stunning 10-minute fireworks finale. Whitehorse Civic Centre, Nunawading VIC

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January 26 - Globe to Globe World Music Festival

Kingston's annual Australia Day event, Globe to Globe World Music Festival showcases the very best in world music. Globe to Globe is known for its diverse range of performances, workshops, international cuisine, kids entertainment, rides, and a spectacular fireworks finale. 11am to 10pm . Namatjira Park, Clayton South VIC

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January 26 to 28 - Revving The River Festival

Revving The River Festival is an annual bike, car and music event supporting the Zaidee's Rainbow Foundation. Indian and Victory Motorcycles and American Muscle Cars and all welcomed and will be the feature of the weekend. The weekend will kick off with live music in the Aquatic Reserve, open to the general public with the Show n Shine scheduled for Saturday morning in Hare Street near the American Hotel and Campaspe Library. Aquatic Reserve, Heygarth Street, Echuca VIC

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January 26 to 28 - Geelong Festival of Sails

The Festival of Sails is the largest annual keel boat regatta in the Southern Hemisphere with over 300 yacht entries and 3,000 competitors annually taking part in the event. The Festival of Sails promises something for all; thrilling sailing action, exciting on water activities for all to try, and a great way to spend quality time with your family over the Australia Day Long Weekend. Geelong Waterfront, 25 Eastern Beach Road, Geelong VIC

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February 2 to 4 - Grampians Music Festival

One spectacular location, one stage, 20 amazing acts – Grampians Music Festival is a special festival in a very special place. Small and intimate, with boutique wine, beer, cocktails and food, GMF is held in early February in Halls Gap in the Grampians National Park, western Victoria. We feature up-and-coming Australian artists who are distinctive, exciting and above all, supremely talented. With no timing conflicts and 360° mountain views, Grampians Music Festival is one very unique festival. Big mountains, huge sounds – come on the ride with us! : 7 Valley Drive, Halls Gap VIC

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February 10 to 11 - Frankston Waterfront Festival

Over two exciting days celebrate with family and friends at the Frankston Waterfront Festival 2017. Enjoy live music across the weekend, get involved in a plethora of free interactive activities and indulge in great food, wine, beer and cider while you dance the weekend away in the sunshine. Peruse the market stalls showcasing locally and handmade products, experience a thrill with rides and amusements for all ages or take advantage of your time at the waterfront and visit the annual Sand Sculpting Exhibition. There is no better way to spend a summer’s weekend than by the bay, with good friends, great food and memorable entertainment. Don’t miss the fireworks at 9:45pm on Saturday night! : Frankston Waterfront, 7N Pier Promenade Frankston VIC

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February 17 - Whitehorse Chinese New Year Festival

Celebrate the Year of the Dog at the Chinese New Year festival in Box Hill on Saturday 17 February Central Box Hill will be filled with food, music and a spectacular traditional parade during the 12 hour event running from 11am – 11pm. The showcase of Chinese culture and unique style of celebration will include activities and entertainment for all ages. Chinese New Year festivities are full of sound, colour, dance and sweet treats to mark the start of another year full of promise. The stunning Parade of Choi Sun (Chinese God of Fortune) will entertain, while a visit to the giant Buddha statue will give some a chance to pray for a prosperous, safe year to come. Dragon dancers weave through the crowd to the beat of drums. The festival showcases wonderful music, singing and dancing from our local community. Festival goers can enjoy games, rides, firecracker displays, music and performances.Market stalls will sell Chinese New Year souvenirs and merchandise, and there will be a market of unique and authentic Asian cuisine. : Box Hill VIC

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Western Port Festival

February 23 to 25 - Western Port Festival

On the picturesque Hastings Foreshore, Western Port Festival has something for all members of the family with events organised to entertain all ages. Entry is free and so is the entertainment! You only have to pay for your rides and food. Saturday will be bustling with excitement – don’t forget to watch the Street Parade down High St at 12.20pm and the Fireworks on the foreshore in the evening. On Sunday you can admire the Art & Artisans Show or cars and trucks in the Car Show, then please the little ones with the Teddy Bears Picnic. : Hastings Foreshore VIC

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February 24 - Gellibrand River Blues & Blueberry Festival

The 2018 Gellibrand River Blues & Blueberry Festival will be held on Saturday the 24th of February from 12 noon til 8pm, The line-up is: Lloyd Spiegel, Dream Boogie, Geoff Achison and The Justin Yap Band. This will be our seventh annual Festival, we are continuing our tradition of bringing you the best blues bands in the country at the Otways Tourist Park venue in Gellibrand. We have eight hours of non-stop Blues as well as good food, and drinks from the Otway Estate Winery and Brewery. This is a ticketed event - looking forward to seeing you there! : Otways Tourist Park - Gellibrand River township, 25 klms south of Colac VIC

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February 24 - Pako Festa

Pako Festa is the largest free celebration of cultural diversity in Australia! Every year, since 1983, it attracts scores of people from our local and cultural communities, professional performers, community groups, schools, businesses, street traders and artists from all walks of life. Coming together in harmony, up to 100,000 people meet to enjoy a smorgasbord of cultural food, folk dancing, the famous Pako Parade, workshops, art exhibitions, films, craft displays, free activities for children and an amazing day of non-stop entertainment. Pako Festa prides itself as being a free event, accessible to all who want to share the enriching experience of multiculturalism. All you need to bring for a great day out is a happy heart and an open mind. : Geelong West VIC

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February 24 to 25 - Eltham Jazz, Food & Wine Festival

Free fun for everyone! The annual Eltham Jazz, Food & Wine Festival is taking place across Eltham town centre, with an entertaining and exciting musical line-up of jazz, swing and blues artists performing over the weekend. Come along and enjoy a wide range of music, tantalising food and wine, fantastic local shopping, activities for the kids and lots more. : Eltham Town Centre - Eltham VIC

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February 25 - Moonee Valley Festival

February 25 - The annual Moonee Valley Festival will be popping up in Queen’s Park again for a free day of summer fun. The whole community is invited to be part of the excitement with market stalls, roving performers, live music, dance and entertainment, workshops and activities, the business expo, delectable food, and carnival rides. 10am to 5pm. : Queens Park, Mount Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds VIC

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March 2 to 18 - Kew Community Festival

The Kew Community Festival is a well-supported community festival capturing the diversity of Kew. It has a rich history since 1974 of delivering quality events in Kew and involves activities and events presented over several weeks in March attracting approximately 10,000 people. The Kew Festival engages the community in the Kewmunity Day, the Fireworks Concert and other free entertainment and promotes activities provided by community groups : Various locations across Kew VIC

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March 3 - St Kilda Park Primary School Fete

The fete kicks off at 11am with a range of rides, activities, food stalls, market stalls, dunk the teacher, silent auction and regular fete favourites. An exciting entertainment program of children’s performances complete the picture to provide a relaxed, affordable and fun filled day for all to enjoy. This promises to be the event of the year so be sure to put the date in the calendar today! : 68 Fitzroy St St Kilda VIC

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March 3 - Craigieburn Festival

The Craigieburn Festival is back, bigger than ever in 2018! Come along with your family and friends and enjoy a fantastic day of jam-packed activities and entertainment. Some of the event highlights include free entertainment for the kids, cultural performances, community and professional acts on the main stage, CFA Torchlight Parade, Craigieburn Art Show, Carnival rides, Food trucks and stalls, Market stalls, Face painting and a petting zoo, spectacular fireworks display and more! 11.30am to 9.30pm : Craigieburn Anzac Park, Craigieburn VIC

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March 3 to 4 - Knox Festival

Every year the Knox Festival creates a giant smorgasbord of fun, food and festivities. From circus acts, to rides, to dance marathons, to crowning the best singer in Knox, there is something for everyone to discover and enjoy on the first weekend in March. So, take a step into and a bite out of Knox Festival and help celebrate the great things, big and small that make your backyard such a vibrant and engaging place to live, work and play. : Wally Tew Reserve, Brenock Park Drive, Ferntree Gully VIC

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March 3 to 4 - Mordialloc Food, Wine and Music Festival

The Mordialloc Food, Wine and Music Festival features a mouth-watering array of gourmet foods, regional wines and boutique beers, non-stop music across three stages, a talented line up of jazz and blues acts, swing and Latin dancing, children’s activities, roving performers, gourmet food and wine stalls, amusement rides and more : Kingston VIC

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March 3 to 5 - Feast at Frankston Waterfront

Feast at Frankston Waterfront will take place at Pier Promenade, and is a must for all foodies. The event will play host to an exciting and diverse range of quality Asian inspired food trucks and exhibitors, pop–up restaurants, craft beer, cider and wine. Feast at Frankston Waterfront will also feature its very own pop–up artisan market, amusement rides and entertainment. The area will be illuminated with festoon lighting and lanterns, creating an environment reminiscent of international hawkers markets, and will have a selection of exhibitors sure to excite : Frankston Waterfront, 7n Pier Promenade Frankston VIC

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March 4 - Sydney Road Street Party

Brunswick's one day fiesta celebrating arts, culture and community of Moreland. The Sydney Road Street Party is Moreland's biggest community festival. This free event attracts thousands of people from around Moreland and broader Melbourne. The music ranges from roots and blues, African and Indigenous music and music by local young people. It’s a genuine all-ages day, celebrating peace, understanding and cultural diversity : Sydney Road, Brunswick, between Union and Victoria Streets, Brunswick VIC

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March 4 - Wallington Strawberry Fair

Come and celebrate the humble strawberry at the annual Wallington Strawberry Fair held on the first Sunday in March. Each year the Fair welcomes thousands of visitors to Wallington to enjoy great live music, market stalls, local food and wine, fun children's activities and most importantly, delicious, succulent strawberries. Enjoy them choc-dipped, between pancakes, with cream, scones, on pavlovas, in punnets and in delicious gourmet homemade strawberry jam. Bring your family and friends for a day out on the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula, a great family fun day out : Wallington Primary School, 610 Wallington-Ocean Grove Road, Wallington VIC

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March 4 - Glenferrie Festival

The Glenferrie Traders Association is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Glenferrie Festival. This is the largest one-day event in the City of Boroondara with last year’s festival attracting an estimated crowd of 90,000. Local shops and restaurants will be open and joined by over 250 stalls, a makers market, live entertainment on 2 stages, lots of rides, a fashion show and much, much more! : Glenferrie Road, between Burwood and Barkers Road, Hawthorn VIC

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March 9 to 11 - Brighter Days Festival

Set in the beautiful scenic township of Bright, Victoria - a perfect venue for a festival such as ours, nestled at the bottom of Australia's premier ski fields Mt Hotham and Falls Creek, the roads and riding are to die for… mix that with some of Australia's best entertainers and musical acts, add a collection of amazing and collectable cars and hot rods and a load of Harley-Davidsons and you have a recipe for a great family event! : Bright VIC

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March 9 to 11 - Swan Hill Food and Wine Festival

The annual Swan Hill Food and Wine Festival will be three days of events, festivities, tastings, entertainment and food and wine focused happenings all over town. Take a cruise on the PS Pyap and enjoy fine food, wine and music as the old paddle boat makes its way along the Murray. Collect your wine glass on entry to the festival at the Pioneer Settlement then taste your way around the region at the many food and wine stalls as you take in the music, festivities and entertainment. Indulge in a fine dining experience at one of our great restaurants around town or just pack up a picnic basket filled with fresh produce of the region and settle back on the banks of the Murray to take it all in. Join us to celebrate Swan Hill region's abundant locally produced food and wine and enjoy country hospitality at its finest. : Swan Hill VIC

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March 9 to 12 - Moomba Festival

Proudly owned and delivered by City of Melbourne, Moomba is Australia’s largest community festival boasting carnival rides, free entertainment and activities for all ages. Held in five precincts on the grounds of Birrarung Marr and Alexandra Gardens, Moomba invites you to explore this year’s epic program over four fun-filled days. Enjoy free music, performance and activities at the Main Arena and Kids Zone; realise new skills on the ramp with scoot, skate and BMX clinics at the Skate Park; watch a barrage of emerging bands at The Green; see elite athletes battle it out for the Moomba Masters titles at the River; and witness the iconic Birdman Rally and Moomba Parade. : Yarra River, Melbourne VIC

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March 10 - Ventana Street Fiesta

Immerse yourself in Latin American, Portuguese and Spanish cultures throughout the day with delicious street food, music, dance performances, sports arena and workshops for the entire family to enjoy, while roaming the unique arts and craft stalls. There is something for everybody...shows and workshops. 12pm to 8pm : Wells Street and Wells Street Plaza, Frankston VIC

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March 10 to 12 - Ballarat Begonia Festival

The Ballarat Begonia Festival returns again for the March long weekend. This year's festival features performances, storytelling, a gardener's market, maker's market, circus workshop, wine garden, puppet making, scout rope bridge, and regional food and wine offerings are just some of the festivities and activities taking place. Not forgetting the beautiful Begonia's on display in Ballarat's very majestic Botanical Gardens. 10am to 5pm : Ballarat Botanical Gardens - Ballarat VIC

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March 16 to 18 - Jailhouse Rock Festival

The Jailhouse Rock Festival is one of Australia’s longest running Rock’n'Roll Festivals, a true celebration of everything great about the 50′s and 60′s era. Created in 1995 as a not for profit, incorporated body, as a celebration of all things rock’n'roll; the music, the dancing, the fabulous fashion, classic motorcycles & cars and of course, the Hot Rods! All the iconic items and themes of the fabulous 50’s & 60’s are celebrated over the weekend in Ararat. So dust off the dance shoes, polish the Hot Rod, dress to impress and please accept our invitation to join us in Ararat from Friday 16th March to Sunday 18th March 2018! : Ararat VIC

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March 16 to 18 - Warrandyte Festival

The much-loved Warrandyte Festival is a celebration of community, participation and friendship. Held on the banks of the Yarra in March each year, the Festival is an opportunity for local people, families, schools, community groups and services to come together and enjoy everything that Warrandyte offers. Join us as we eat, drink, dance, billy-cart, parade, create, sing, watch films and celebrate on the banks of Yarra River in beautiful bushy Warrandyte. Enjoy a craft market, delicious food stalls, dance classes, street parade and loads more! The kids are entertained all weekend while adults enjoy the swinging sounds of vibrant bands and catching up with friends : Warrandyte VIC

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March 16 to 25 - Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

Melbourne Food and Wine Festival is an annual state-wide celebration of Victoria’s food and wine industry that attracts more than 250,000 attendees to a diverse program of 200+ events. Run by a small not-for-profit organisation, the Festival has grown over its history from grassroots beginnings with only a handful of events in 1993, to now being recognised as Australia’s pre-eminent food and wine festival. In March, food and wine lovers indulge in events that fill Melbourne's labyrinthine network of restaurants, laneways, lights-turned-down basements and dizzying rooftops and spill into spectacular regional Victoria. : Melbourne VIC

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March 17 - Yarram Centenary of Flight

Yarram Centenary of flight is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the first military air mission which occurred in the Yarram area. Air show by Paul Bennet Air Show, kids entertainment and lots more. This is a community event with profits going back to local groups. 8am to 4pm : Yarram Aerodrome PARKSIDE, Yarram VIC

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March 17 - Good Shepherd Lutheran Primary School Fete

The Good Shepherd Lutheran Primary School Fete is an event not to be missed! It will be a full day offering rides, entertainment, market and food stalls, music, displays, kid's activities and much more! Bring your families, friends and neighbours – everyone is welcome! Free entry and fun galore, we invite you to our major fundraising event for 2018. We have ensured there is something there for everyone! 2pm to 7pm : 53-57 Plymouth Road Croydon Hills VIC

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March 17 - Watsonia Heights Primary School Twilight Fete

The Watsonia Heights Primary School Twilight Fete is a family friendly event with something for everyone. Awesome Rides, great Entertainment, delicious Food and HUGE Trash & Treasure with lots of hidden gems to snap up. Stall holders enquires are welcome with a limited number of external stalls available. 2pm to 8pm : 61 Henry St, Greensborough VIC

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March 17 to 18 - SunFest

This free festival has been held for more than 40 years and will be held on 17 and 18 March at the Sunbury Village Green. The festival program will be jam-packed full of live entertainment, kid’s activities, carnival rides, food trucks, fireworks and more. It is an event that delivers colour, excitement and pride to not only Sunbury residents but to all who live in Hume City. This festival is free and organised by volunteers : Village Green - corner of O’Shanassy and Brook Streets, Sunbury VIC

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March 17 to 18 - Weerama Festival

The Weerama Festival aims to showcase local culture, talent, skills and creativity: it aims to promote local groups, societies, clubs and organizations; it aims to contribute to the forging of a local identity; and the festival aims at providing an opportunity for Wyndham’s diverse community to come together and participate in a host of exciting, interesting and fun activities. Weerama, meaning "TO PLAY" offers rides, live music, street vendors, market stalls and much more! : Watton Street and President's Park, Wyndham VIC

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March 17 to 18 - Herb and Chilli Festival

The Herb and Chilli Festival is a two day festival celebrating all things related to Herbs & Chillis. Hosted by Renaissance Herbs in the Yarra Valley. The Herb & Chilli Festival will once again brings together a variety cuisine & cultural elements from around Melbourne and beyond. Visitors to the festival will see, smell, taste and imbibe food and wine in a multitude of forms. They will meet and talk with passionate producers who will teach them about their cuisine. There will be demonstrations, talks, tastings, music and dance and even competitions to enter. Activities for all ages. Great Food - Great Fun! : 125 Quayle Road Wandin - off Warburton Highway VIC

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March 18 - Whitehorse Global Fiesta

Whitehorse Global Fiesta is Council’s national Harmony Day event and is a celebration of our wonderful, culturally diverse community.Join us for a day of free family fun and enjoy mouth-watering cultural cuisine, dance to music from across the globe, and check out the fun local community stalls. There will be cultural games, an Aussie animal farm, and a selection of kids rides.The festivities will commence with a Smoking Ceremony performed by members of the Wurundjeri Tribe at midday. 12 to 4pm : Box Hill Gardens VIC

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March 18 - Geelong Highland Gathering

Dating back to 1857, the Geelong Highland Gathering has brought people from United Kingdom stock together to celebrate their culture and diversity in a wonderful display of colour, music, dance and sportsmanship. Some of the highlights of the event include the Australian Haggis Hurling Championships; Scottish folk bands, highland dancing, and massed pipe bands. There’s plenty of tasty foods like Haggis, tasty Scottish sausages, baked goods and who can resist the beautiful shortbread and scones with whipped cream and jam. The Geelong Highland Gathering is also a favourite for the young, there’s plenty of fun for them with jumping castles, face painting, animals and much, much more. midday to 4pm : Goldsworthy Reserve - Goldsworthy Rd Corio VIC

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March 18 - Ballan Autumn Festival

The Ballan Autumn Festival is an annual celebration of life in the country, and Ballan knows how to do it. Join us for a celebration of arts, food and entertainment as we showcase the best of the Moorabool Shire. Enjoy street stalls, food, music, dancing, demonstrations, exhibitions - Art Shows, Photo Show, a Grand Parade, Pet Show, and the Woodchop, with local shops and cafes open. 9am to 4pm : Main St Ballan VIC

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March 18 - Wine and Cheese Fest

The Wine and Cheese Fest is about good wine, good cheese and a few other of life’s pleasures! We’re proud to bring you a great selection of local and international producers for the 6th time! Meet the local wine and cider makers, cheese producers, local beer brewers, olive oil, charcuterie and other smallgoods producers. The festival supports local, hand-made products – come along to find out how they are made and how to best enjoy them! Learn about cheese making and wine tasting at our masterclasses held throughout the day (included in your entry ticket). Enjoy live jazz music at the main stage and some DJ beats in the courtyard area. Don’t forget to apply to be part of the Grape Stomp Comp and win some wine and cheesy prizes too! 9am to 4pm : Meat Market building - North Melbourne VIC

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March 23 to 25 - Lake Bolac Eel Festival

The Lake Bolac Eel Festival is a community music and art festival held each autumn on the foreshore of Lake Bolac in south-western Victoria, and inspired by the fact that Lake Bolac was a traditional gathering place for indigenous people before white settlement. The Festival is a gathering place for people who care for the environment and respect Aboriginal cultural heritage. This is reflected in the indigenous dancing and ceremony, the environmental forum, indigenous, environmental and historical displays, and the Healing Walk held prior to the Festival, all adding up to a unique Festival experience. This welcoming and family friendly festival has something for everyone, with plenty to see and do including the Art Exhibition, workshops, roving entertainers, a climbing wall for the adventurous, a touch tank of live eels, plenty of children's activities, and a craft and produce market. : Frontage Road, Lake Bolac VIC

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March 23 to 25 - Yackandandah Folk Festival

Yackandandah Folk Festival is a total community event. It has developed a great reputation for providing some of the best overseas and touring acts, as well as assisting in the nurturing of younger performers. In addition to great music over the weekend, the festival allows all of the other community groups and sporting clubs to participate so that the festival has become a weekend celebration of fun. The aim of the festival is not to be the biggest or the best, but quite simply to provide great music in a friendly relaxed and participative environment. We aim to build friendships and a sense of community and would like all of our friends to return each year. Hope you enjoy your Yackandandah experience : Yackandandah VIC

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March 24 - Moorabbin Primary School Fun Fair

This amazing family day out has fun for everyone, from rides, activities, market stalls and raffles to great food, books, recycled treasure, cafe and entertainment : Worthing Road, Moorabbin VIC

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March 24 - Beaumaris North Primary School Fete

More than a market, bigger than a fair; It’s the Beaumaris North Primary School fete! This is a great community event and family weekend activity. The Beaumaris North Primary School fete is packed with things to do with kids. Let us entertain you. We have Rides, Amusements, Displays, Activities, Performances, Entertainment, Food, competitions, raffles and over 80 stalls selling cool stuff including home crafts, trash and treasure, second hand clothing, books and cd collections. 9am to 3pm - Wood St, Beaumaris VIC

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March 24 - Celebrate Mooroolbark

Celebrate Mooroolbark Inc. is an annual community festival held in March at Red Earth Park and Mooroolbark Community Centre. Involving local schools, businesses, community groups and individuals the festival provides free and low cost entertainment suitable for people of all ages. Throughout the day there is a parade, a full stage program, roving performers, kids activities, workshops, rides, stalls of food, drink and local wares and more. Celebrate Mooroolbark seeks to create a truly local festival that remains relevant to the people in the community of Mooroolbark and surrounding suburbs. It aims to bring together the full diversity of community members with a family friendly event provided by and for the community. In so doing, we celebrate and enhance our community spirit, connectedness and quality of life. 10am to 3pm - Mooroolbark, Yarra Valley VIC

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March 24 - CERES Harvest Festival

The CERES Harvest Festival is a celebration and giving thanks to the good earth, our farmers and the cycle of the seasons. CERES Harvest Festival offers a range of entertainment with live music, performances, free workshops, animal displays, cake baking competition, a community feast and kids activities. All this alongside food and craft stalls from our most loved local merchants. A little bit of country right here in the city. 10am to 3pm - CERES Environment Park Melbourne VIC

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March 24 - CERES Harvest Festival

The CERES Harvest Festival is a celebration and giving thanks to the good earth, our farmers and the cycle of the seasons. CERES Harvest Festival offers a range of entertainment with live music, performances, free workshops, animal displays, cake baking competition, a community feast and kids activities. All this alongside food and craft stalls from our most loved local merchants. A little bit of country right here in the city. 10am to 3pm - CERES Environment Park Melbourne VIC

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March 25 - Lara Food and Wine Festival

The Lara Food and Wine Festival aims to showcase the diverse range of quality food and wine produced in the Lara region. The festival will showcase local produce. Exhibitors include local wine and cheese makers, producers of olive oil, organic produce growers, honey farmers and much more. Festival goers can gather delicious goodies from the exhibitors and enjoy a leisurely lunch on the lawns of the historic Pirra Homestead. 10am to 4pm - Pirra Homestead, Windermere Road Lara VIC

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March 30 to April 2 - Bendigo Easter Festival

The Bendigo Easter Festival promises to be filled with fun and entertainment for the whole family. The festivities will begin on Good Friday, highlighted by the Easter Egg Hunt which is always a favourite for young children as they search to find the tastiest Easter treat - chocolate! Kids will be enchanted by the entertainment on stage, giant characters roving through the park, an animal farm, interactive music and dance workshops and much more. Not forgetting the adults, who will enjoy live music, art and the popular Rotary market. Saturday sees the fun continue in Rosalind Park with loads of fun activities and great entertainment. Dance, drums, Lion Teams and 100,000 crackers are all part of the Chinese Spring Festival and the Awakening of the Dragon as Bendigo celebrates its Chinese heritage on Saturday on the Dai Gum San Precinct. As the sun sets, find your place along the road to cheer on the convoy of illuminated floats in the Torchlight Procession concluding with a spectacular fireworks display over the city. Join thousands as the line the streets on Easter Sunday to watch the gorgeous display of colour in the Bendigo Gala Parade. Experience the excitement as Sun Loong, the world’s longest Imperial Chinese Dragon, weaves his way through the historic streetscapes of Bendigo. - Bendigo VIC

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March 30 to April 2 - Melbourne Easter Show

Melbourne Easter Show presents the first free entry show of its kind to the families of Melbourne. The team at Melbourne Easter Show want to bring all the experiences of the show. The thrill of the rides, the joy of choosing a showbag and engaging children in an array of activities without the huge entry prices for families, unlike other events. Combining free entry and free kids activities along with all the activities, rides, exhibitors, fireworks and live music. 10am to 9pm daily. - Lawson Poole Reserve Cranbourne VIC

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March 30 to April 2 - Beechworth Golden Horseshoes Festival

The iconic Beechworth Golden Horseshoes Festival, which will once again be celebrated over the Easter long weekend. Come and celebrate with us the Gold Rush days and help us pay tribute to our history. The 2018 program will include all the festival favourites including the Grand parade on Easter Saturday, music & dance and, of course, the Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday. The Beechworth Golden Horseshoes Festival is traditionally the biggest annual festival on the Beechworth calendar with plenty of activities to delight the whole family. - Beechworth VIC

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April 5 to 8 - The Man from Snowy River Festival

The Man from Snowy River Bush Festival is held annually in Corryong, Victoria in the foothills of the Snowy Mountains halfway between Melbourne and Sydney. The Festival brings together people from around Australia as well as international visitors to celebrate traditional high country and bush culture and in particular the imagery created by AB Banjo Paterson's and Australia's most famous poem "The Man from Snowy River". The Man from Snowy River Bush Festival recreates the fun and excitement of a bush gathering where both new and old friends come together to have a yarn and a beer, to enjoy traditional bush tucker and, of course, kick up their heels : Corryong VIC

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April 8 - Broadmeadows Street Festival

The Broadmeadows Street Festival is a vibrant and colourful street festival held in the heart of Broadmeadows that reflects the cultural diversity of Hume. The event sees the community come together to share food, music and dance. Audiences are entertained with the many cultural stage performances, workshops, free kids activities and roving performers, culminating in a spectacular finale of fireworks. 1pm to 7pm : Tanderrum Way, Broadmeadows VIC

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April 10 - Frankston Party In The Park

Join us for a free fun day out for all the family at Party in the Park, with exciting activities for the kids including sports, face painting, animal farms and live interactive stage performances. BYO Picnic or treat yourself to the community BBQ's and visit the stalls for more activities and information on local children's services. : Cruden Farm, Cranhaven Road, Langwarrin VIC

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April 22 - Auburn Primary School Fete

It promises to be a fantastic day with delicious food, homemade gifts, books and bargains; and of course lots of fun for the kids, big and small! Visitors certainly won’t go hungry. Our famous BBQ will be cooking up culinary delights – burgers, sausages and bacon and egg rolls. The coffee carts will be in full swing and a wide array of sweet treats will be sold to satisfy young and old alike. Arrive early so you don’t miss out on the sought after goodies on the cake stall and a jar of something sweet or savoury from the preserves stall.Our parents have been chopping and cooking and bottling all sorts of delicious jams and relishes. Rides,carnival games, an animal farm, craft activities and live music will keep everyone entertained. Supported entirely by local families and businesses the Auburn Primary School Fete will have something for everyone. Save the date! 10am to 4pm : Rathmines Road, Hawthorn East VIC

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April 27 to 29 - Koroit Irish Festival

The Koroit Irish Festival celebrates Irish heritage through music, poetry, dancing, singing and even spud picking! Live music is featured at locations through the town (indoor and outdoor) whilst a hive of market activity and more music emanates from street stalls and six stages set up along the main street and on the village green. Be entertained by the many street performers or browse the arts and crafts. Kids are catered for with a variety of children’s activities and entertainment : Koroit VIC

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April 27 to May 6 - Bright Autumn Festival

The Bright Autumn Festival is a ten day celebration of the wonderful autumn colours and seasonal produce of the valleys of Victoria's Alpine High Country. Running from April 27th to May 6th 2018, the highlight of the festival is Gala Weekend, with a huge market, music in the streets and a grand parade. Other highlights of the festival are the Wandi Nut Festival, the Bright Brewery Bush dance, the Instameet, the Bright Art Gallery's Autumn Exhibition, the Metal and Wood day and a concert at the Community Centre as well as all of our open gardens. : Bright VIC

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April 28 - Glenroy Festival

The Wandiligong Nut Festival celebrates our local growers, the end of harvest and the fabulous varieties of nuts and other fresh produce available in our cool climate during Autumn. The day features a lively market focusing on food and crafts, cooking demonstrations, nut information and activities for children ensures active participation by all. Taste roasted chestnuts, crack hazelnuts and walnuts, sample local wines and beers, talk to producers and chefs, relax listening to music admits the most beautiful surroundings - an idyllic event engaging all the senses. 9am to 4pm : Alpine Park, White Star Rd, Wandiligong VIC

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April 29 - Glenroy Festival

The Glenroy Festival is an exciting program showcasing local talent along with some of Glenroy’s best kept secrets. Join us for an afternoon of music, dance and activities that celebrate the vibrant community of Glenroy. Highlights include Live music, Roving entertainment, Food, Arts and crafts stalls, Face painting, Children's activities and much more! 10am to 4pm : Bridget Shortell Reserve, Old Glenroy Primary School Site, Wheatsheaf Road, Glenroy VIC

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May 5 - Great Trentham Spudfest

SPUDTASTIC fun, food, music, games, entertainment and activities galore! You’d never guess potatoes could be this much fun! The Great Trentham Spudfest is an opportunity for visitors and the local community to join in a number of exciting spud activities and have a spudtacular time. Highlights include Old Walsh Potato Farm; Spud games and spud activities galore; Face painting; Spuds for sale from local farmers; Market stalls and great food; Free music and entertainment all day on two stages; Fun obstacle course relay for all ages; Animals to pat, jumping castle and Cooking demonstrations. 10am to 4pm : Trentham VIC

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May 5 to 6 - Grampians Grape Escape

The Grampians are one of Victoria’s most majestic natural tourist attractions and offer visitors some of the most breathtaking views in Australia. It’s against this amazing backdrop that a community of world class Wineries and Producers has thrived over the last 26 years at the Grampians Grape Escape. Attended by over 8,000 people, Grampians Grape Escape is staged on the first weekend in May following the annual grape harvest to celebrate and showcase the region’s wine and food with locals and visitors. The weekend provides a relaxed atmosphere for friends and families to drink and graze their way through the offerings of more than 70 of Western Victoria’s best artisans of wine, craft beer, cider, fine food and produce, supported by other selected Regional Producers and Food Vendors. The program will include celebrity chefs, cooking demonstrations, masterclasses, live music, ticketed experiences plus the Little Foodies tent. : 46-72 Grampians Road, Halls Gap VIC

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May 15 to 20 - La Fiera Italian Festival

Come and see cooking demonstrations by noted chefs. There will be wild mushroom forages to keep you busy, live music, annual barista race and grape stomping competition. Enjoy The Food and Wine Festa where you can try local wines and traditional dishes or jump on a coach and tour the local boutique wineries not normally open to the public. There will be a fabulous feast of food and wine from the Trentino region of northern Italy, an art exhibition, heritage displays, including local historical displays at the Old School Museum and a special mass to celebrate St. Anthony of Padua. Watch full day of soccer matches and a bocce competition, pizza dough throwing demonstrations and indulge in Italian-style meals at local wineries and restaurants. Don't forget to see the display of veteran Italian cars. This will truly be five days of fun, the Italian way! : Myrtleford VIC

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June 8 to 11 - Mornington Winter Jazz & Blues Festival

Street Corners, bars and restaurants will come alive again over the Queen’s Birthday Weekend with the sights and sounds of the Mornington Winter Jazz & Blues Festival. The festival brings with it a host of talent and will showcase an exciting program mixing traditional and modern Jazz and Blues music performances. Come for a night, stay for the weekend, the Mornington Winter Jazz and Blues Festival has something for everyone. : Portarlington foreshore and surrounding township VIC

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June 8 to 11 - National Celtic Festival

The National Celtic Festival, Australia’s largest and most diverse celebration of Celtic music and culture is held over the June long week-end in beautiful Portarlington, on the Bellarine Peninsula, Victoria. For three jam-packed days and lively nights – music, dance, art, poetry, cuisine, even Gaelic languages. Enjoy the performances or be a part of the festivities by joining in one of the many workshops on offer, anything from limerick writing to bagpipe playing! : Portarlington foreshore and surrounding township VIC

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June 11 - Rutherglen Country Fair

The Rutherglen Country Fair is one of the largest regional markets in Victoria. It is held on the Sunday of the Queen's Birthday long weekend from 9am to 3:30pm and is part of the popular Winery Walkabout . Come along and grab a bargain from over 300 stallholders. Produce and craft stalls, an animal nursery, variety of food stalls, buskers and music for a carnival atmosphere to be enjoyed by the whole family. Stretching the length of Main Street, the fair turns our small town of Rutherglen into a bustling place to be during the Winery Walkabout weekend. Free entry to competitions include barrel rolling at 11am, where competitors roll wine barrels up and down the main street, the infamous grape stomp between locals and between politicians commencing at 1pm. Great prizes can be won. Something for every member of the family. - Rutherglen VIC

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June 23 - Mansfield Lantern Festival

The Mansfield Lantern Festival is a family friendly community festival held on the Saturday closest to the longest night of the year – the Winter Solstice. Celebrating winter, community, family and fun! Come along on Saturday for a fun and family night out featuring a fantastic Lantern Parade followed by music, fairy lights, open fires, entertainment, food and drink. Festivities will begin at 4pm in Erril street and then the parade will kick off at 5.30pm (and anyone with a lantern can take part). There’ll be food, wine, fire twirling and music with celebrations continuing until 8.30pm. The festival celebrates community and art with arts, crafts, workshops,a parade, music and more. : Mansfield VIC

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