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Published July 30th 2018
Prepare to have month-long fun this August
There will be no more boredom with this list of family-friendly fairs, fetes & festivals.
The list below features free & ticketed fairs, fetes & festivals across Melbourne and its surrounds this August:
1. River of Light Winter Festival
When: 4 August 2018: 5pm-10pm Where: Arts Centre & along the Yarra River, Warburton Cost: Free Details: This winter festival will be showcasing the beauty of Warburton with a celebration featuring entertainment, market stalls, activities, feasts, live music, storytelling, poetry, games, demonstrations, kids activities, ground-breaking work of Illumious and more. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from River of Light Winter Festival Facebook
2. The Melbourne Fair When: 9-12 August 2018: 9th: 6pm-9pm, 10th: 11am-6pm, 11th: 10am-6pm & 12th: 10am-5pm Where: Caulfield Racecourse Indoor Concourse, Gate 23 Station St, Caulfield
Cost: Opening Night: $30pp, Adults: $15pp, Concession: $10pp, Children under 16yrs: Free Details: This family-friendly fair will feature entertainment, antiques, art deco, jewellery and fashion stalls, exhibits & collections and more. Click here for the website.
3. Chinese Valentine's Day Festival When: 17 & 18 August 2018: 17th: 3pm-11pm & 18th: 11am-11pm
Where: Birrarung Marr, Batman Ave, Melbourne
Details: This multicultural festival will be celebrating love and fun and it will feature activities, entertainment, international food stalls, games for singles, match-making games, couples & family games, romantic themes, romantic music, performances, cultural performances, dance performances, photo booth, cultural displays, market stalls and more. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Chinese Valentine's Festival 七夕情人節 Facebook
4. Turban Fest
When: 19 August 2018: 11am-5pm
Where: Queensbridge Square, 1A Queensbridge St, Southbank
Details: This family-friendly multicultural event will feature plenty of fun with entertainment, Bhangra dances, acts, Sikh martial arts, turban tying, Bollywood dances, activities, and more. Click here for the website.
5. Bendigo On The Hop
When: 25 August 2018: 11am-6pm
Where: See website
Cost: See website
Details: This event will celebrate all things beer with live entertainment, breweries, pop-ups, tastings & samplings, stalls, beer experiences and more. Click here for the website.
6. Hurstbridge Wattle Festival
When: 26 August 2018
Where: See website
Details: This cultural event will feature a joyous celebration of Melbourne's heritage, environment and community. There will be entertainment, festivities, events, activities and more. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Hurstbridge Wattle Festival Facebook
7. A Walk in the Park
When: 26 August 2018- From 9am.
Where: Yarra River to Federation Square, Melbourne
Cost: Fundraising event
Details: This family-friendly event is Australia's largest community event dedicated to improving the lives of people living with Parkinson's. The event will feature a walk from 11am, entertainment, family-friendly fun activities, and more. Click here for the website.
8. Melbourne Day
When: 30 August 2018: From 10:30am
Where: Enterprize Park, Melbourne
Details: This fun event will feature entertainment, flag-raising ceremony, Lord Mayor events, performances, parades, free cupcakes and more. Click here for the website.