Neighbourhood events

Check out a whole range of events happening in your neighbourhood as part of the Moonee Valley Festival!

Airport West

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Storytime in the park

Free event

Enjoy stories and fun activities in some of Moonee Valley’s beautiful parks.

Thursday, 28 February, 2pm–3pm Green Spine Linear Park

Green Spine mural: community collaborative painting day

Be part of creating a beautiful new mural along the Green Spine linear park this February! Get your paintbrushes and aprons ready and join Melbourne-based public artist Tom Civil to bring the mural to life with a collaborative community painting day.

Saturday, 9 February, 10am–4pm
Rear 35 Parer Road, Airport West (in Green Spine linear park)

Green Spine mural: community celebration

Be part of creating a beautiful new mural along the Green Spine linear park this February! Come and celebrate the new artwork that the community helped create!

Saturday, 23 February, from 1pm
Rear 35 Parer Road, Airport West (in Green Spine linear park)


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Pop-up cinema – Moana at the Pirate Ship Park

Free event

Enjoy a cinema experience under the stars in your own neighbourhood! Pack your picnic and come down to the park for a fun evening with Disney’s Moana, along the beautiful Maribyrnong River.

Moana tells the story of an adventurous teenager who sails out on a daring mission to save her people and discover the one thing she always sought: her own identity.

Saturday, 16 March, 7.30pm
Riverside Park, Aberfeldie

Fireworks 2019

Free event

Fireworks is Moonee Valley’s annual VCE art and design awards for students who live, work or study in Moonee Valley.
33 shortlisted artists will have their work exhibited at the Incinerator Gallery from 

Also exhibiting is 'I feel the earth move under my feet' by Carly Fischer in the Atrium and 'Smashed Tack' by Justin Garnsworthy in Boadle Hall.

26 February – 24 March

Incinerator Gallery

180 Holmes Rd, Aberfeldie

Illuminate the River 

Free event

The Moonee Valley Festival comes to an end in spectacular style with a full day of food, art and entertainment in a grand cultural celebration. Be dazzled with live music, roving performances and pop-up activities for all ages!

Saturday, 30 March, 2pm–9pm The Blvd, Moonee ponds

Ascot Vale

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Family Fun Day

Free event

Join in the fun and fitness as you come and try a variety of easy and accessible ways to get active!

Sunday, 17 March, 12 noon–4pm Walter Reserve, Ascot Vale

Avondale Heights

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Food Fair Festival

Free event

The first Food Fair of the festival celebrates the cannoli, with lots of tasty treats, cooking demonstrations, pairing sessions and live entertainment.

Sunday, 24 February, 12 noon–4pm Avondale Heights Library and Learning Centre, Avondale Heights


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Cultural Diversity Week

Sample local flavours and support up and coming businesses at this family friendly event.

Music, food and entertainment for the whole family!

Thursday, 21 March, 4pm–7pm

Flemington Community Centre

Keilor East 

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Pop up cinema

Enjoy a cinema experience under the stars in your own neighbourhood! Look out for the pop-up movies around Moonee Valley in February and March.

Saturday, 16 February, 7.30pm

East Keilor Leisure Centre 

The Last Splash Festival!

Free event

Help farewell the current East Keilor Leisure Centre with a weekend of free activities and entertainment including live music and DJs, sausage sizzle, moonlight movie Paper Planes, pop-up library and an official closing ceremony. Plus, there’ll be free pool entry all weekend!

Saturday, 16 February, 4pm–9.30pm and Sunday, 17 February, 10am–2pm East Keilor Leisure Centre

Essendon Fields

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Women in Business Luncheon

Network with like-minded businesses, celebrate women in business and hear from iconic singer-songwriter, record producer, performing artist and business woman, Tina Arena AM. Hear Tina's inspirational story, from her days growing up in Moonee Valley to becoming a world renowned artist and performer.

Friday, 22 March, 11.30am–2.30pm

The Australian Events Centre

Keilor Road / Essendon North

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Woodlands by Twilight

Free event

Pack your picnic and sit back and relax amongst the beautiful surrounds of Woodlands Park for a twilight concert for the whole family to enjoy.

Saturday, 2 March, 4pm–9pm

Woodlands Park, Essendon

Stories and seedlings in the park

Free event

Share the joy of planting and growing food with your children. With help from The Sage Garden children will plant seedlings and decorate their own pots to take home.

Tuesday, 26 February, 2pm–3pm Woodlands Park, Essendon

Moonee Ponds

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Green Living and Sustainable Living Festival

Environmental designer, futurist and pioneer of the permaculture concept, David Holmgren presents his new book RetroSuburbia, as part of the National Sustainable Living Festival 2019.

Thursday, 14 February, 6.30pm–8.30pm

Clocktower Centre

The Queens Park Swimming Pool Triathlon

The triathlon is the first event of its kind to take place at Queens Park Swimming Pool, open to beginners through to advanced triathletes.

Sunday, 17 March, 6.30am–10am Queens Park Swimming Pool

The World of Coffee Workshop

Get an insight into growing, farming, roasting and blending your favourite beans, then get those taste buds ready for a tasting to experience the different flavour profiles.

Each participant receives a free goodie bag including a bag of Jasper Coffee beans!

Sunday, 24 March, 10am
Clocktower Centre

Strathmore Heights

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Strathmore Movie Night

Come along to a free family-friendly, community celebration of the Strathmore community including the launch of the new Boeing Reserve Pavilion.

There will be a free screening of The Sandlot along with a free sausage sizzle, ice cream, popcorn and activities for the whole family!

Friday, 8 February, 6.30pm–11pm

Boeing Reserve, Strathmore Heights


Last updated: Monday, 18 February 2019, 5:34 AM