Celebrate Mooroolbark 2014 – a fantastic night and day of local culture.
Once again, the festival will open on Friday night 21 March with a 7.30pm Talent Quest in the Community Centre. Tickets will be $5 including supper.
The festivities continue on Saturday 22 March from 9.30am to 4pm, with a colourful street parade of local schools and community groups wearing costumes to reflect the Mad Hatters Tea Party theme of the 2014 festival. Follow the Street Parade along Brice Avenue, past Mooroolbark’s local shopping strip to the festival hub at Red Earth Park. There you will find an abundance of free and low cost activities for the whole family.
Every year a full stage program highlights local talent, with room for a picnic in front, there’s ample choice of delectable treats from the food stalls all around. You’ll also find community information and market stalls, rides, face painters, balloon animals, roving performers, story-telling, an animal farm, pony rides and more!
In 2014 the 40-strong Australian Youth Band will be performing on the main stage, as well as the Yarra Hills Secondary School ensemble. The FREEZA stage will host a number of local bands. The hugely popular Tubby the Robot will return with her baby to roam the Red Earth Park, along with Kofi the West African Drummer and the wonderful Ghawazee Belly Dancers.
Many competitions and prizes will also be available for schools groups and community members to get involved in.
This is just a sample of the attractions to delight in, so stay tuned for further details as the program unfolds.
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