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Free summer evening entertainment in Fitzroy Gardens
There seems no end to the wonderful free summer events on in our parks and gardens. Various councils have gone all out to entice people outside into our wonderful garden city.
The Sunset Series, is an annual event at the stunning Fitzroy Gardens. These gorgeous gardens have colourful flower beds, grand old shady trees and vast, lush green lawns. There is the grotto of course, Captain Cook's cottage and the beloved carved fairy tree.
It is the perfect play area for children and a great place to lay out a rug and have a picnic tea.
The free entertainment is provided by the City of Melbourne and celebrates summer in the city. It is all happening on the Stage Lawn. The events run over the second and third weekends in January.
You will be able to hear free live music and get you body moving with lots of free and fun dance workshops. Melbourne's favourite food trucks will also be on-site to provide their gourmet treats.
The program is as follows.
Saturday 10 January:
5–5.45pm Beautiful Beasts
6–6.45pm Dash 7–7.45pm APES 8–8.45pm Echo Drama
Here is an example of one of the acts from last year's Sunset Series.
Sunday 11 January:
Melbourne Salsa Dance Workshop with Live Latin Band is sure to get everyone up off the grass and weaving their hips in time to some great sounds.
Saturday 17 January:
5–5.45pm Dan Flynn and the State of Things
6–6.45pm The Tiger and Me - indie anthems, folk duos, theatrical electro-pop and driving rock. Sounds like a lively mix.
8–8.45pm Madre Monte
Sunday 18 January:
Rhythm and Spice Bollywood Dance Workshop
This is glass free event.
Please note that these are weather-dependent events; so check the That's Melbourne Facebook page for updates if you have any concerns about the weather on the day.
Other free events in Melbourne Parks and Gardens include family movies in parks in the western suburbs click here A wonderful set of free concerts on at parks in the City of Stonnington click here. There is also the much loved free concerts by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra at the Myer Music Bowl. Click here. There is also the SummerSalt Festival in Melbourne which offers loads of free events for families. Click here.