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Published April 15th 2021
Check out this list of fairs, fetes & festivals
The list below features free & ticketed Fairs, Fetes & Festivals across Melbourne and surrounds:
1. Glen Eira Multicultural Festival When: Wednesday, 28 April 2021: 12pm-3pm
Where: Princess Park, Beech St, Caulfield Cost: Free Details: This free, family-friendly multicultural festival will showcase a wide range of multicultural entertainment, live performances including Chinese Lion Dance, Bollywood Dancers, African Drumming, and more, international food, student cultural costume parade, henna tattoos, and much more.
3. Cheese & Olive Oil Festival When: Sunday, 2 May 2021: 10am-3pm Where: That's Amore Cheese, 66 Latitude Blvd, Thomastown
Cost: Adults: $10pp, Children under 12yrs: Free & Olive Oil Lover Pack: $40pp (Includes entry & food-see website)
Details: That's Amore Cheese partnered up with Kyneton Olive Oil to present one foodie fiesta not to miss out on! There will be pop-ups, tasting & sampling, auctions, demonstrations, displays, a special menu of dishes, a marketplace, and much more.
4. Kalorama Chestnut Festival
When: Sunday, 2 May 2021: 10am-4pm
Where: Mt Dandenong Tourist Road, Kalorama
Details: This family-friendly community festival will feature a wide range of market stalls selling chestnuts galore, homemade goods, artworks, art & craft, fashion, toys, and more. There will also be local restaurant stalls, homemade cakes, a sausage sizzle, fresh local produce, mulled wine, and more.
Image Courtesy from Kalorama Chestnut Festival Facebook
5. Ballarat Record Fair
When: Sunday, 2 May 2021: 12pm-5pm
Where: North Ballarat Sports Club, (Mars Stadium), 725 Creswick Rd, Ballarat
Details: This record fair will showcase thousands of rare, old, new & imported records, promos, posters, soundtracks, memorabilia, DVDs, CDs, LPs, cassettes, and much more.
6. YIRRAMBOI-First Nations Arts & Cultural Festival
When: Thursday, 6-16 May 2021
Where: Various locations across Melbourne
Cost: Free & ticketed events
Details: YIRRAMBOI is Australia's premier First Nations arts and cultural Festival, and it will showcase an exciting program featuring live performances across music, dance, theatre, and film, markets, exhibitions, parades, family-friendly activities and events, talks and symposiums, and much more.
7. Buddha's Day & Multicultural Festival
When: Friday, 14-16 May 2021
Where: Federation Square, Melbourne
Details: This multicultural and family-friendly festival will showcase a wide range of multicultural festivities and entertainment celebrating Buddha's birthday and the diversity of Melbourne's multicultural and multi-faith community. There will be a massive line-up of entertainment, cultural performances, child-friendly activities, displays, demonstrations, stalls, pop-ups, workshops, and more.
8. Gabs Craft Beer Festival
When: Friday, 21-23 May 2021
Where: Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre,
Cost: See website for all ticket pricing.
Details: The Great Australasian Beer Festival returns to Melbourne this May, and it will showcase all things beer. There will be over 100 new and unique craft beers, and ciders brewed just for the festival and released for the very first time at Gabs, a massive line-up of some of Australia's and New Zealand's best brewers, tasting & sampling, street food stalls & trucks, live entertainment, exhibitors, pop-ups, silent disco, demonstrations, games, and much more.
9. Rising: Melbourne Arts Festival
When: Wednesday, 26 May 2021-6 June 2021
Where: Various locations across Melbourne-see website.
Cost: Free & ticketed events
Details: The festival will showcase a massive program featuring free & ticketed events, including live performances, exhibitions, public art, displays, art, music, and much more.
10. Box Hill Record & Comic Fair
When: Sunday, 30 May 2021: 9:30am-4pm
Where: Box Hill Town Hall, Box Hill
Details: This Record & Comic Fair is Australia's longest-running Fair and offers thousands of collectible records, rare cards, hard-to-find comics, and much more.