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4 Free Events in Geelong in May 2018

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by KJ (subscribe)
Published April 14th 2018
Head into Geelong for some fun, free activities
As the days get cooler and winter approaches it's tempting to stay inside and hibernate until the warmer weather returns. However, there are some great events on this month that'll make you want to rug up and take the family outside, and the best part is that they're all free.

Here are 4 Free Events in Geelong during May:

1. Geelong after Dark

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On Friday the 4th of May, the popular Geelong After Dark event will return. Starting at 6pm, the event will take place in Central Geelong and will include glowing pieces of art, live music, short performances and more.

The theme for 2018 is 'Earth', and the program includes:

The full program is available online here.

Friday, 4th of May 2018

6pm - 11pm

Central Geelong (see the program for locations within the CBD)

For more information: Geelong After Dark Website

2. Bunnings Mother's Day Event
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Bunnings Waurn Ponds will host a Mother's Day Family Night from 6pm - 8pm on Thursday the 10th of May 2018. The event will include a range of activities, such as:
Mother's Day craft
Petting zoo
Walking animal rides
Jumping castle; and
Magic show.

Free food will be available too and will include a sausage sizzle and fairy floss.

Bookings can be made via the Bunnings website.

Thursday 10th of May

6pm - 8pm

Bunnings Waurn Ponds
237 Colac Road, Waurn Ponds VIC 3216

For more information:
Bunnings Waurn Ponds Website: Mother's Day Family Night

3. Geelong Gallery Family Fun Day

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On the 20th of May, Geelong Gallery will be hosting a Family Fun Day which will include a couple of fantastic activities for children. In the first session (10am-11:30am), participants will be able to make their own book cover using collage techniques.

The second session is suitable for children aged between 5-10, and involves helping artists Isobel Knowles and Cat Rabbit recreate a 3D cloud town.

The Geelong Gallery event will be run in conjunction with the Geelong Libraries' free event, 'Reimagine—the world according to children's books: Family Fun Day'.

Sunday, 20th of May 2018


Geelong Gallery,
55 Little Malop St, Geelong

For more information:
Geelong Gallery Website: Family fun Day

4.Geelong One Fire Reconciliation in the Park

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Geelong One Fire Reconciliation Group will be holding a free event in Johnstone Park from 10am-3pm on Sunday 27th of May. The organisers welcome everyone to come along and celebrate the Aboriginal communities of Geelong.

The event will include:
Traditional craft making
Dhungala Children's Choir
Kids Activities
Djillong History DVD
Deadly Dancers
Alice Skye; and
A free barbecue

Sunday 27th of May 2018


Johnstone Park, Geelong

For more information:
Geelong One fire Website
Reconciliation in The Park Facebook Page

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Why? To enjoy some free family events in Geelong
When: May 2018
Where: Geelong, Victoria
Cost: Free
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