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Celebrate the anniversary of Melbourne at Melbourne Day
Melbourne Day will be held on Thursday, 30th August, 2018. The celebrations will begin at 10.30 am and go through to 11.45 pm, so those working can easily go to this event and enjoy themselves after work. A list of top Australian cultural festivals will always include Melbourne Day. Melbourne Day is actually the anniversary of the founding of Melbourne and a commemoration of all its uniqueness.

The organisers of this event have spent years developing this festival to be the most enjoyable it can be. This year, the festival will be the best yet, welcoming in 183 years of the city. Help to celebrate the glittering, splendid city that Melbourne has become! By doing this, you will get some FREE cupcakes!

Come celebrate and you can join in and see the following:

Welcome to Country by the Boon Wurrung. These are the first people of the Bays (Port Phillip and Westernport) and South East Victoria.

Lord Mayor Sally Capp, and city councillors.

Junior Lord Mayor 2018 competition winner

Flag-raising ceremony

Raise that flag!

Town Crier Philip Greenbank

Victoria Police Pipe Band

Young Australian Broadway Chorus

Creativity Australia Choir

Showbag giveaways

FREE Ferguson Plarre cupcakes

Meet our first settlers who will be all decked out in period costume. Also meet Gilbert, the Tassie Tabby, Melbourne's first cat.

And there will be so much more happening at Enterprize Park along the Yarra (opposite Crown casino), from 10.30 am.

Enterprize Park, on the north bank of the Yarra River at the bottom of William Street, is where the first Europeans landed on 30th August 1835. They then started the first permanent settlement of Melbourne.

Enterprize was the name of the ship that these first settlers arrived on.

Melbourne Awards
A Melbourne Award is the city's highest accolade. For over ten years now, these awards have provided the City of Melbourne somewhere to stage a platform to celebrate the incredible achievements of people and organisations. These people are always very passionate and their commitment has helped make Melbourne one of the most liveable cities in the world.

The awards celebrate a great contribution in the areas of "sustainability, community, multiculturalism and strengthening Melbourne's profile".

At any given time, there are many Melbourne people who selflessly dedicate their time and energy for the benefit of this great city. Melbourne Day committee member, Claude Lombard was recognised in the Australia Day 2018 honours for service to the printing industry, and to the community.

Claude is the managing director of Lombard The Paper People. He has been an Australia Day ambassador for many years and is a former director of the Melbourne Tourism Authority. He has spent almost 50 years building his family business into one of Australia's best-known packaging, party and marketing businesses and is now involved with many major events in Australia.

He has now received an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in the general division.

Melbourne Day Committee's aims are to:
Create and promote public awareness of 30th August 1835 as Melbourne's foundation day, and to celebrate these anniversaries.
Organise suitable events to commemorate the founding of Melbourne.
Foster and promote "greater historical knowledge and awareness of Melbourne's development".
Educate and encourage the people of Melbourne to recognise their heritage.

To find out more about this festival, go to the website.

Show the pride you have in Melbourne and come help raise the flag at Enterprize Park at 10.30 am.
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Why? For a celebration marking Melbourne Day
When: 30th August, 2018
Where: Enterprize Park, North bank of Yarra, Melbourne
Cost: Free entry
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