Celebrate Mooroolbark is an annual autumn festival at Red Earth Park and Mooroolbark Community Centre.
In 2015 the theme of the festival is “My Favourite Storybook” and all those participating or visiting are encouraged to dress up, decorate and/or act up to the theme!
The Friday night Talent Quest kicks of the festivities at 7.30pm on 20th March in the Community Centre. This is a great family-friendly event and at $5 entry it’s a great night out, with a yummy supper provided by the Mooroolbark Christian Fellowship! Those itching to get on stage can enter the Quest for free via the online entry form at http://celebratemooroolbark.com/competitions/
Festivities continue 10am – 4pm Saturday 21st March with an abundance of free and low cost entertainment for everyone.
Watch the morning street parade, enjoy live local talent, browse the marketplace of over 80 stalls and take in the sights and sounds of the carnival atmosphere. Choose from a huge assortment of delicious food available and find a spot for your picnic rug on the grass in front of the main stage.
Young children can enjoy craft activities, storytelling, Gymbaroo’s obstacle course for 0 – 5 year olds, having their faces painted, rides, interacting with roving performers, dancing and drumming along with stage entertainers and more.
For the rest of us the FREEZA stage hosts a number of local bands, amongst the Red Earth Gallery inside the Mooroolbark Community Centre. Outside there are remote control cars, temporary tattoos and rides, food and drinks and more.
Involving local schools, businesses, community groups and individuals the festival is a great place to get to know your community. Participate in workshops, chat to your local politicians, find information on local community groups and have a dance with your neighbour.
Numerous competitions are available each year for school groups and community members to try their luck, with fantastic prizes offered by local businesses.
This is just a sample of the attractions to delight in. As the festival draws nearer go to the Celebrate Mooroolbark website or Facebook Page for the latest updates.
Transport is easy – just take the train to Mooroolbark or check the bus schedule on http://www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au/ If travelling by car then you can approach Brice Avenue from Hull, Lincoln, Manchester or Cambridge Roads. Please note that Brice Avenue and Station Streets are closed for approximately 1 hour to allow for the street parade to take place on the Saturday morning. Road closure details are advertised 2 weeks prior to the festival each year.
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