It's on again - the largest free community event operating in Melbourne's East! Town Park in Croydon will come alive for the 28th annual Maroondah Festival this Sunday 12 November 2017 from 10am to 4pm.
This iconic event unites the community for a fun-filled, entertaining, interactive festival extravaganza. Attracting over 20,000 people, there are hundreds of free and low-cost activities on offer for people of all ages and this is a day not to be missed.
The festival originated back in 1990 as the Croydon Festival and was designed to encourage the involvement of Council, community groups, local traders and key business stakeholders within the local area and the surrounding eastern region. It has since grown to become the much loved Maroondah Festival.
The temperature is expected to be 28C so make sure you wear a hat and sunscreen and bring plenty of water. If you forget, have no fear. Every Council marquee has free sunscreen and there is a Yarra Valley Water hydration station for you to fill up your water bottle behind Keystone Hall in the Mercedes Benz Artisan Area. There are also taps at the side of Keystone Hall too. Slip, slop, slap, hydrate, and have fun!
To get to the festival, make sure you Park 'n' Ride or Travel 'n' Ride. Just park at Croydon Station, and hop on to the continuous free shuttle service that operates from Eastfield Park and Croydon Train Station.
Then it's just a short 2 km stroll to Town Park, Croydon. Or you can park at Eastfield park on Eastfield Road, Croydon and walk to the festival. If you want to ride your bike, there is free bike parking available.
Accessible parking is available at Norton Road. An electric mobility vehicle charging station is located at the Information Tent.