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“Creativity Is Intelligence Having Fun.” – Albert Einstein
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!

Free Cone Day 2017
When: 12pm to 8pm
Where: Ben and Jerry's stores all over Melbourne

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.

Heritage Hill Open Day
When: Sunday 9 April, 11am-4pm
Where: Heritage Hill Museum and Historical Gardens, 66 McCrae Street, Dandenong

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 2017
When: 9 April 2017; 11am to 5pm
Where: Princes Pier, 2 Pier St, Port Melbourne, VIC

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.

Scottish Country Dancing: Beginners' Introduction Morning
When: Saturday 22nd April 2017
Where: Ormond Uniting Church Hall, 264 Booran Rd., Ormond VIC 3204

The Scottish Country Dancing Beginner's Introduction Morning will be organised by the Melbourne & District Branch Inc of The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society.

Everyone is invited and there is no requirement to bring a partner. Put your dancing shoes on and come along for an enjoyable free session of traditional Scottish dance.

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ANZAC Day 2017
When: Tuesday 25th April
Where: Shrine of Remembrance

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.

Port Open Days - Guided Boat Tours of the Port of Melbourne
When: Sunday, 30 April 2017 (BOOKINGS OPEN 9:00 am on Wednesday, 5 April 2017)
Where: Port of Melbourne

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.

Have an amazing April!
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Where: In and around Melbourne
Cost: Free entry
Your Comment
If it already happened...why list it (ben & jerry's)
Everything else sounds great though :)
by regan (score: 0|2) 1083 days ago
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