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Light up winter with these FREE events


June has in store a horde of free festivals and events to regale Melburnians. Get your diary and read on to jot down all the events and festivals that will warm up the wintry days of June.

Light in Winter Festival
The Light in Winter festival is returning to Federation Square to enthrall Melburnians. This festival will be the product of the collaboration of over 20 of Melbourne's multicultural communities, local and international artists. A wide array of free events, exhibitions, public art, and flamboyant winter solstice celebrations will light up Melbourne at Federation Square from June 1 to 22, 2014. Learn more by going here.

When: 1 June 2014 to 22 June 2014
Where: Federation Square, Melbourne CBD

QV Tropical Retreat
Banish the winter gloom with the amazing new tropical retreat at QV, Melbourne. This pop up tropical retreat will be replete with greenery, coconuts, hammocks and juices. There will be free lunches, free fun activities and an abundance of free events. All are welcome to the wonderland of the tropical retreat. Discover more details by visiting this Weekendnotes article.

When: 4 June 2014 to 27 June 2014
Where: QV, Melbourne CBD

Design Workshop for Youths
Bats of Leisure open studio is offering a free 2 day design workshop to youths between the age of 13 and 20. This workshop is aimed at providing advice and guidance on design elements, basic pattern and print making, and sewing techniques. Booking is essential. Find more details by going here.

When: 14 June 2014 to 15 June 2014
Where: Signal arts studio, behind Flinders Street Station on Northbank, in the Les Erdi Plaza, at the northern end of Sandridge Bridge, and at the top of Banana Alley.

Emerge Festival Main Event 2014
Celebrate Melbourne's multiculturalism with this fabulous event which will take place on 15 June 2014 in Fitzroy. Live entertainment will be a crucial part of the Emerge Festival Main Event. Music from all parts of the globe will have a live presence. Sample delicious food as you explore and experience the diverse range of cuisines that hail from all around the world. A plethora of fun activities such as henna tattoos, air braiding, story-telling circles and other cultural workshops will entice and impress. Learn more details by visiting this Weekendnotes article.

When: 15 June 2014, from 12pm to 5pm
Where: Fitzroy Town Hall, 201 Napier St, Fitzroy

Solstice Celebration at Federation Square
The annual Solstice Celebration will enchant visitors with a number of awe-inspiring events. Beautiful shrines will entice festival-goers. Live entertainment featuring Aboriginal, Indian, Japanese, Cambodian, Burmese, Chinese and Mexican musical and dance performances will be a crowd-puller. The best part of the festival will be a flamboyant Square of Light performers leading a procession of handheld twinkling lights around Asif Khan's installation, Radiant Lines. Discover more nuggets of information by reading this Weekendnotes article.

When: 21 June 2014, from 5pm to 8pm
Where: Federation Square, Melbourne CBD


Kensington Arts and Craft Market
Kensington Arts and Craft Market will be organised from 10am to 3pm at Kensington Primary School on 22 June 2014. This monthly market features market stalls offering merchandise crafted by talented artists, artisans and producers residing in the Kensington and its surrounding precincts.There will even be face painting for kids. Entry is free to the market. Go to this Weekendnotes article to learn more about this fabulous market.

When: 22 June 2014, from 10am to 3pm
Where:Kensington Primary School, 62 McCracken St, Kensington
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