• 2017 FESTIVAL… 24th & 25th March

    (AKA Talent Quest)
    7.30pm Friday 24 March
    Mooroolbark Community Centre
    $5 at the door
    (includes supper)

    10am - 4pm
    Red Earth Park &
    Mooroolbark Community Centre

    Departs 10am
    From Station St to
    Red Earth Park
    Don't miss it!!!

    Anyone wishing to participate can contact Barb on
    0417 381 542

    [Below Image: Ghawazee Belly Dancers at Celebrate Mooroolbark 2010]

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YES, we’re definitely Celebrating Mooroolbark tomorrow!

It may be wet and woolly out there today but our site crew are out there laying out the grounds for tomorrow. Never fear, we have fine weather planned for tomorrow.😛 Celebrate Mooroolbark will go ahead!

So to help you plan your day. Here’s our gorgeous site map, including some details on the Community Centre programming and the Youth Zone. (Thanks Ross Mackay Creative for making it so pleasing on the eye)

Festival site map and activities inside the Mooroolbark Community Centre

And while you’re twiddling your thumbs waiting for it all to begin, check out our #behindthescenes action on our Instagram feed.

Street Parade Road Closure

Don’t Forget!!

At 10am the most spectacular Celebrate Mooroolbark Street Parade will go cruising down Brice Avenue, from Station Street to the festival site at Red Earth Park. So get there early to find a prime viewing spot! Here’s what’ll happen…

9.30 – 10.30am : Station Street (where the library and Hookey Park are located) will be closed to traffic for the parade participants to assemble and depart safely.

10am – 11am : Brice Avenue from Station Street to Hull Road (including car parks) will be closed to traffic to allow the Street Parade to occur safely.

So  consider walking, cycling or catching public transport to avoid road closure hassles and parking woes. More info on your options are over here: https://celebratemooroolbark.com/getting-there/

Celebrate Mooroolbark Street Parade 2015

Celebrate Mooroolbark Street Parade 2015. Photo by Greg Carrick.

Look out for all these wonderful folk in the parade!

  • 1st Mooroolbark Scouts
  • Alizara Belly Dance Troupe
  • ARK Theatre Group
  • Australian Youth Band
  • Eastern Raptors Rugby League
  • Gray Court Pre School
  • Gymbaroo Mooroolbark
  • Helen O’Grady Drama Academy
  • Historical Commercial Vehicle Club
  • Lilydale SES
  • MECEC Kindergarten
  • Mooroolbark Fire Brigade
  • Mooroolbark Girl Guides
  • Mooroolbark History Group
  • Mooroolbark Star Wars Fan Group 501st
  • Numerous Classic & Movie Replica Cars
  • Pembroke Primary School
  • Vermont Secondary College Band
  • Yarra Ranges Special Development School
Celebrate Mooroolbark Street Parade 2015

Celebrate Mooroolbark Street Parade 2015. Photo by Greg Carrick.

Celebrate Mooroolbark Street Parade 2015

Pembroke Primary School in the Celebrate Mooroolbark Street Parade 2014

Pembroke Primary School at Celebrate Mooroolbark 2014

Celebrate Mooroolbark Street Parade 2015

Celebrate Mooroolbark Street Parade 2015. Photo by Greg Carrick.

We’re on YarraRanges.tv!

The people of the Yarra Ranges find themselves in the unique and very fortunate position of having their own online community news site, with a growing number of films about our local communities.

Thanks Ian Skurrie for producing one about Celebrate Mooroolbark! We had a great time working on it with you and encourage everyone to use yarraranges.tv as a resource to find out about your community or to spread the word about your own project.

To see more interesting stories or the highlights from last years festival’s Talent Quest and Street Parade go to yarrraranges.tv


The Celebrate Mooroolbark Commitee Presents…


Sponsored by local MP’s Tony Smith, David Hodgett and Christine Fyffe
The BEST showcase of young talent from the Yarra Ranges and ITS COMPLETELY FREE!

make sure you come by the stage whilst you’re at the festival (map to be released soon) as there is a tonne of things to do around the stage such as rides and stalls

11-11:25 – Frame

11:35 – 12 – Fraser Dodds

12:10 – 12:35 – Liezl & Ariel

12:45 – 1:15 – Joey Cirillo

1:25– 1:50 – Luke and Loz

2:05 – 2:35 –SPARKS

2:50– 3:20 – The Burds

3:30 – 4:00 – The DevoursPoster for Youth Zone 2016


For more information in the lead up to the festival please visit



Come dressed as your favourite character or movie star on Saturday 19th March (you might even win a prize for your efforts). We have some exciting ideas for bringing this theme into the festival, if you’d like to contribute some more, comment below or send us a message. We’d love to hear yours!

Celebrate Mooroolbark's theme this year is Movie Mayhem

Movies abound at the 2016 Celebrate Mooroolbark. Come along dressed as your favourite character or actor!


Rename the Talent Quest!

It’s been suggested a few times, so now we’re putting the vote to YOU. Should we rename the Talent Quest? What should it be called?

…BTW, the next TQ is at 7.30pm Friday 18th March, 2016. Put it in your diary now! Participants get your applications in via our website @ https://celebratemooroolbark.com/competitions/

Local band, INH, at Celebrate Mooroolbark 2015

INH at Celebrate Mooroolbark 2015


Join the Team!

Red Earth Ghawazee Tribal Belly Dancers performing on the main stage at Celebrate Mooroolbark 2015. Photo by Greg Carrick.

Red Earth Ghawazee Tribal Belly Dancers performing on the main stage at Celebrate Mooroolbark 2015. Photo by Greg Carrick.

Become part of our festival team! Join the Celebrate Mooroolbark volunteer committee and learn how a large community festival comes together, whilst making an important contribution to this amazing event. Who would it suit?

  • Event Management students looking for valuable experience
  • Newly arrived residents wanting to connect with the community
  • Recent retirees looking for a way to contribute to their town
  • ANYONE wishing to have a go!

We need to fill roles in coordinating stalls, volunteers, the street parade and site management.

Shoot us an email or give Barbara a call to find out more on any of the above positions. No experience necessary. Only enthusiasm!

0417 381 542