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Published January 30th 2020
There is always a festival going on in Melbourne
Get ready for some "funtastic" entertainment this February with the list below of the top free & ticketed festivals across Melbourne and surrounds.
There is a festival for everyone to enjoy including foodie, beer, community, multicultural, cultural, film, and more.
1. Brewers Feast
When: Saturday, 1 & 2 February 2020 Where: The Abbotsford Convent, 1-16 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford Cost: See website Details: This beer festival will showcase the best Australian craft beer, food, and upcoming musicians. There will be entertainment, craft beer, pop-ups, exhibitors, live performances, beer & food pairing, sampling & tasting, demonstrations, and more. Click here for the website.
2. National Sustainable Living Festival When: Saturday, 1-29 February 2020 Where: Various locations across Melbourne
Cost: Free & ticketed Details: This festival is the largest and longest-running of its kind and will include a lineup of sustainability events (over 300 events) including family-friendly events, workshops, performances, shows, masterclasses, demonstrations, exhibitions & displays, talks, forums, film, art & design events, and more. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from National Sustainable Living Festival Facebook
3. Sizzlefest - Celebrating the Barbeque When: Sunday, 2 February 2020: 10am-3pm
Where: Prahran Market, 163 Commercial Rd, South Yarra
Details: This foodie festival will celebrate all things barbecue with competitions, displays, demonstrations, tasting & sampling, food stalls, and more. Click here for the website.
4. Melbourne Russian Festival
When: Saturday, 8 February 2020: 10am-8pm
Where: Royal Exhibition Building, Nicholson St, Carlton
Details: This multicultural family-friendly festival will showcase traditional Russian culture with entertainment, performances, roving performers displays, demonstrations, interactive activities, masterclasses, traditional folk crafts, dance & music, authentic cuisines and food stalls, beer garden, art & craft, market stalls, pop-ups, and more. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Russian Ethnic Representative Council of Victoria Facebook
5. St Kilda Festival
When: Sunday, 9 February 2020
Where: St Kilda
Details: This Festival is Australia's biggest free celebration of summer and it will showcase entertainment, Australia's best musicians, performances, workshops, amusement & carnival rides, sport events, dance, buskers, market stalls, roving performers, and more. Click here for the website.
6. Frankston Waterfront Festival
When: Saturday, 15 & 16 February 2020
Where: Frankston Waterfront, 7N Pier Promenade, Frankston
Details: This family-friendly festival will showcase a lineup of entertainment, family-friendly activities, amusement & carnival rides, sideshow alley, food, wine, beer & cider stalls, pop-ups, market stalls, carnival festivities, firework displays, and more. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from The Waterfront Festival Facebook
7. St Kilda Latin Festival
When: Saturday, 22 & 23 February 2020
Where: O'Donnel Gardens, The Esplanade, St Kilda
Details: This multicultural family-friendly festival will celebrate all things Latin with entertainment, dance & music, performances, shows, roving performers, market stalls, art & craft, massive Latin Beer Garden, activities, authentic cuisine, and more. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from St Kilda Latin Festival Facebook
8. Bright n Sandy Food & Wine Festival
When: Sunday, 23 February 2020: 11am-7pm
Where: Green Point Reserve, Brighton
Details: This foodie & wine festival will feature family-friendly entertainment, kids activities, pop-ups, tasting & sampling, cooking demonstrations, exhibitors, stalls, and more. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Bayside City Council, Victoria Facebook
9. Melbourne Japanese Summer Festival
When: Sunday, 23 February 2020: 11:30am-5:30pm
Where: Federation Square, Cnr Swanston & Flinder Streets, Melbourne
Details: This multicultural festival will showcase all things Japanese with entertainment, cultural activities, displays & exhibits, traditional performances, art & craft, Japanese cuisine stalls, art & craft, traditional Bon Dance, and more. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Melbourne Japanese Summer Festival Facebook
10. Melbourne Beerfest
When: Sunday, 23 February 2020: 1pm-9pm
Where: Catani Gardens, St Kilda
Cost: Tickets range from $16.71-$37.15pp
Details: This beer festival will feature exhibitors, live music performances, entertainment, craft brew stalls, exhibitors, tasting & sampling, over 300 unique exotic and small-batch craft beers, ciders, cocktails, and wines, local street food, masterclasses and more. Click here for the website.