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Published April 9th 2017
FREE events and festivals in April
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April has an impressive lineup of free events and festivals to ensure that you will have a wonderful time without breaking your budget. Take your pen and diary and make a list of all the free events that take your fancy. Read on!
On 4 April 2017, Ben and Jerry's will serve free ice-cream to Melburnians from 12pm to 8pm at all their Melbourne stores. Savour their yummy ice-cream for free. This coveted event is certainly one of the best events of the year.
On 9 April 2017, the Heritage Hill Museum and Historic Gardens will be opened to the public which will amaze and inspire. Bring your near and dear ones for a full day of soaking up stunning architecture, educating yourself about cultural heritage and cherishing scenic gardens.
The fantastic programme intermarry will appeal to both young and old. Take your pick from artist workshop, House & Garden Exhibition Tour, performance of the Mystic Trio, papercutting workshop, tour of the museum and gardens and an amazing Easter egg hunt! It is free to attend.
Piers Festival is returning on 9 April 2017 to regale Melburnians. On its 6th year, this festival will feature fabulous displays, cultural shows and performances, poetry workshop, historical tours, song and dance workshops, storytelling, the International Teahouse and so forth. Kids will be rendered delirious with joy with a puppet show, hoops, face painting, film screenings and more. There will be ample food and drinks. Entry is free but some activities and purchase of products will incur a fee. This festival is hosted by Multicultural Arts Victoria and will deliver a sensory extravaganza.
Celebrate Anzac Day with pride on 25 April 2017. Start the day with the traditional Dawn Service at 6am followed by an official wreath laying service at 8:15am. At 9am the ANZAC Day march will head off from the corner of Flinders & Swanston Streets down St Kilda Road and finish at the Shrine of Remembrance. Wake up nice and early and make your way to the Shrine of Remembrance to pay your tribute to those who have fallen.
Take your family for free guided boat tours of the Port of Melbourne as you revel in the beauty of Melbourne's skyline and feel your jaw drop at the humongous size of container ships and cargos up close. Experience the uniqueness of the largest container and general port in Australia on this special day. Round trip tours depart from Gem Pier, Williamstown and Victoria Harbour, Docklands. The tours are free. Booking is essential so make sure you make your booking in advance.