Autumn is upon us and Melbourne has in store a fantastic array of free events to entertain and amaze both locals and tourists. Read on to find out about some of the most prominent free events to be held in April.
Ben and Jerry's Free Cone Day
In line with long tradition, Ben and Jerry's will be serving free ice-cream cones on 8 April 2014. Free cones will be offered to the public completely free of charge from 12pm to 8pm in 25 Ben and Jerry's stores in and around Melbourne. Visit this Weekendnotes article to learn more about the this fantabulous event.
Bunnings Free Easter Family Fun Night Bunnings will again be hosting free Easter Events this April. On 10 April 2014, numerous Bunnings stores in and around Melbourne will be holding Easter events complete with free food, Easter kid's activities and even the appearance of the Easter Bunny. Some of the prominent events will be held at the Bunnings stores in Moorabbin, Springvale, Taylors Lakes and Geelong North. Some of the events require bookings so enquire within your local Bunnings today. Find out more by going here.
Ray Braham Gardens, St Georges Road, Preston, will be the location for the Koorie Pride Festival on 12 April 2014. This festival has an amazing lineup of events including live performances by indigenous artists, kid's activities and a wide array of food stalls. Learn more by going here.
Viva L'Italia Family Picnic @ State Library Flock to the State Library of Victoria with family and friends for a free day of Italian activities. On Sunday, 13 April 2014 you can attend the State Library's latest exhibition, Rome: Piranesi's vision. This will be the largest exhibition of the works of Piranesi , an eminent Italian artist. There will be live entertainment entailing 50's and 60's Italian tunes and folk music.Children will have a ball partaking in building lego colosseums, carnival mask-making and printmaking and playing bocce. The highlight of the event will be the delicious Italian food stalls offering wood-fired pizza, gelato and more. Learn more by going to this Weekendnotes article
Easter in the Dandenongs Easter will be celebrated in style in the Dandenongs. On 15 April 2014, take the kids to the National Rhododendron Gardens for a fabulous family day replete with kid's activities, CFA display and Stax the Didgeman didgeridoo workshops. Children's Week at Skyhigh Mount Dandenong will take place from 7 to 20 April 2014 with a massive Easter egg hunt at 10am on 20 April 2014. Discover more details by going here.
ANZAC Day Dawn Service Melbourne On 25 April 2014, ANZAC Day will be celebrated with great reverence. The ceremony will kick off at 6 am at the Shrine of Remembrance in Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne. The Dawn Service usually features an introduction, hymn, prayers, laying of wreaths, playing of "The Last Post" followed by a minute of silence and "Reveille". The Dawn Service is followed by the Anzac Day March which will commence at 9 am. The March is held along St Kilda Road. Participate in the Dawn Service and the March and also lay a poppy at the Shrine of Remembrance as a mark of respect. More details can be found in this Weekendnotes article.
KLM Dutch Orange Day
On 27 April 2014, Queensbridge Square 1A Queens Bridge Street Southbank will be providing refuge to the KLM Dutch Orange Day. The dress code for this fun-filled event is, you guessed it, orange. So drape yourself in a pretty orange attire and march to the festival with near and dear ones. There will be a plethora of children's activities. To sate your love for art, there will be a huge exhibition of paintings by talented Dutch artists. A beer garden will satiate your yearning for alcoholic beverages while an effervescent presence of food stalls will woo your tastebuds with delectable Dutch cuisine. Find more juicy details by visiting this Weekendnotes article.