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A fabulous, free, fun day out for all the family
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.

Maroondah Festival 2017

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 event features areas including; Community Expo, Wellbeing Area, Kids Kingdom, Youth Space, Cooking Demonstrations, Food & Artisan Market Stalls, Main Stage Entertainment and more.

Maroondah Festival 2017
Alizarin Tribal Bellydance and Bellyslap Drummers

Some of the main events to explore at the Maroondah Festival include:

The Parke Lawyers Main Stage Arena - come and listen to some great local musicians.

The Platypus Junction Kids Kingdom - here you'll find Café Consult; a nursing mothers and baby change area; the Lost Kids tent; and free rides for the kids that aren't lost.

Youth Space - for the bigger kids, there will be some low-cost thrill rides, great live music; and a zen area to chill out in.

The Australian Skin Clinics Wellbeing Area - don't miss the famous mascot races; enjoy great stalls and try lots of fun sports.

The Denso Eco Village - learn all about beekeeping; growing veggies in your backyard and how to make a terrarium.

The Aveo Community Expo
- fabulous food and some great stalls with lots of goodies on offer.

Mercedes Benz Ringwood Artisan Market - enjoy local buskers and handcrafted designs.

Tastes of Maroondah Stage
- follow your nose to enjoy mouth-watering cooking demonstrations from around the world.

Sounds of Maroondah Stage - don't miss the Maroondah's Got Talent competition, plus other community groups.

Download the full program here and don't miss a minute of the fun.

Maroondah Festival 2017
A fun filled program

Maroondah Festival 2017

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.
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Why? For a fun filled day out for all the family
When: Sunday 12 November between 10am and 4pm
Phone: 9294 5604
Where: Town Park, Norton Road Croydon
Cost: Mainly Free with some low cost events
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