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Docklands Fireworks 2014

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Fabulous Friday night family fireworks fun
There's something about cold, clear, crisp night skies that's just perfect for fireworks. The advent of winter in Melbourne means more than just cold weather, winter woolies and comfort food. For those who can't get enough of fireworks - the crackle and bangs, the smell of smoke in the air, and colourful, awe-inspiring explosions - then winter in Melbourne means Docklands Fireworks, now an institution on the winter family entertainment calendar.

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Image courtesy City of Melbourne

This very popular event was last year expanded from its traditional July home to illuminate the winter skies right throughout August as well, and this year will follow the same crowd-pleasing formula. Coincidentally, this year's program will premiere on a day just made for fireworks. The 4th of July (American Independence Day) has always had associations with fireworks and now Melbourne can join in the fun.

On Friday evenings from 4th July you can don your coats, hats, scarves and gloves, and head to Docklands with the kids for a weekly dose of winter sky magic, presented by the City of Melbourne. The Promenade and Piazza at New Quay will reverberate with volleys of booming, crackling, whistling explosions but it won't just be the fireworks you'll hear. Each ten minute display will be choreographed to different musical themes to reflect something unique about Melbourne.

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Image courtesy City of Melbourne

This is free family fun so expect plenty of excited people to contribute to the atmosphere. It's best to arrive early to get a great vantage point and enjoy the roving entertainment that will begin at 6pm. At 7pm the skies become the backdrop for all the colourful, noisy fun. And when it's all over and the smell of smoke lingers in the frosty air, warm yourself up with a meal or drink at one of Docklands' many cafes or restaurants.

Details

When: Friday nights from 4th July to 29th August. Entertainment from 6pm, fireworks at 7pm, and more entertainment through until 8pm.

Where: The Piazza at Docklands, 429 - 437 Docklands Drive, Docklands.

Below is a video of some of last year's spectacular fireworks action as a taste of what's to come in 2014.




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Why? For spectacular free fireworks action
When: Friday evenings from 4th July to 22nd August 2014
Where: Piazza at Docklands
Cost: It's FREE
Your Comment
Where is a good place to sit and watch the fireworks? I was thinking Flagstaff Gardens, but I'm not sure if thats quite far/if thats actually a good view or not. I'm not in the city often...
by rhi-n (score: 0|2) 1569 days ago
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