Melbourne's most venerable festival is returning this March to deliver a sensory extravaganza. The Moomba Festival is Australia's biggest community festival and will be organised by the City of Melbourne.
The Moomba Festival will enthral Melburnians from 8 March 2019 to 11 March 2019. The festival will take place at Alexandra Gardens, St Kilda Road and also at Birrarung Marr (located on the Yarra River's north bank next to Federation Square). Entry is free for all.
The 4-day long festival will be jam-packed with a plethora of free and fun events and activities. Traditionally, the festival features inter alia, the Moomba parade, Birdman Rally and fireworks. Visitors will be enamoured by the exceptional Moomba Masters Championship, the fabulous Birdman Rally on Sunday and the Moomba Parade on the Monday.
The spectacular Moomba Parade will feature a number of floats, community groups and performers. The Parade usually marches along St. Kilda road and attendees can get a good view from the Shrine of Remembrance. Birdman Rally is one of the highlights of the Moomba Festival. Attending the rally is recommended so you can delight in homemade flying contraptions and watch stunts of flying or falling gracefully into the Yarra river. Nightly fireworks is another key attraction.
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Live music and dance performances will regale festival-goers. Kids will have a wonderful time with a wide array of kid's activities. Carnival rides will cater for both young and old while water sports will add extra fun.
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Handy tips for festival-goers:
1. Plan ahead! 2. Slip, slap, slop. Remember to put on your sunscreen. 3. Opt for public transport rather than the car to avoid traffic congestion, road closures and limited parking spaces.
4. Put on comfortable shoes.
5. Bring a picnic rug or folding chairs for your comfort.
6. Bring cash since some vendors may not have EFTPOS facilities.
7. Remain hydrated by doing BYO water.
8. Most importantly, bring your fun-loving spirit!
Mark the dates on your calendar and bring your family and friends to revel in Melbourne's multiculturalism and make the Moomba a roaring success.