Plan your festival experience

The Moonee Valley Festival is coming, but not as you know it!

Across February and March the festival is popping-up across our neighbourhoods, with local culture, performances, art and food taking centre stage.

Look out for a range of exciting events popping-up across your neighbourhoods including food fiestas, family-friendly park parties and a spectacular riverside celebration! 

Get ready for a whole range of fun interactive activities that showcase the very best of Moonee Valley.

How can I get involved? 

Community groups, performers and food vendors have the opportunity to get involved in the Moonee Valley Festival.

Illuminate the River

The Moonee Valley Festival comes to a close in style with a grand cultural celebration by the Maribyrnong River. 

Applications are now closed. 

For a further discussion about how to get involved, contact the festival officer on 8325 1862 or email

Food Fair Festival Sunday, 24 February, 12 noon–4pm

Avondale Heights Library and Learning Centre

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

Meet local artisans and pick up a range of gourmet treats and provisions.

Get a taste of the real Moonee Valley at this festival of flavour and immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of our neighbourhoods.

Woodlands by Twilight Saturday, 2 March, 4pm–9.30pm

Woodlands Park

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.

With free activities for the kids and entertainment from Australian and local musicians including Jetty Road and acoustic act Brendelle, there’s plenty for everyone to enjoy.

Family Fun Day Sunday, 17 March, 12 noon–4pm

Walter Reserve, Ascot Vale

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

Local recreation and sporting clubs, groups and organisations will be onsite as well as a circus trapeze and a fun obstacle course!

Illuminate the River Saturday, 30 March, 2pm–9pm

The Blvd, Maribyrnong River, Aberfeldie

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!

Headline performances for the Illuminate the River event include the X Factor’s Isaiah Firebrace, Melbourne-based five-piece Dinner Suit Boogie, soul powerhouse Kattimoni, internationally renowned circus company Gravity & Other Myths, Trucked Up aerialist performers, and Melbourne-based all girl acoustic trio Harlow & Hart.

There's plenty on offer for kids with ‘Beasties’ interactive show, the True Fairies storytelling, hula workshops and roving entertainers all afternoon. 

The celebration will continue into the evening with sculptural lanterns of Lantasia by illustrator/designer Tyson Savanah, laser lights, projection art and fireworks as we close the 2019 Moonee Valley Festival in style!

Getting to the festival

We encourage everyone to travel by public transport as parking is limited at all festival venues. Visit to plan your trip.

Or why not get active and ride your bike. We'll have bike racks and facilities at all events.  

We aim to make all festival events fun and accessible for all members of our community. Accessible facilities will be available.

Go green at the festival

We’ve taken the Zoos Victoria pledge to blow bubbles, not balloons, at all outdoor festival events. We’re also inviting you to help us reduce waste by saying no to single-use plastic during the festival. Bring your own water bottle and green bag to festival events to reduce your use of plastics. 

You can also help us keep Moonee Valley clean, green and beautiful by taking public trasnport or walking and riding your bike to all our festival events! 

Last updated: Sunday, 17 February 2019, 9:48 PM