2021 Festival Program

Celebrate Mooroolbark 2021,
Theme: Snapshop '21,
Wed 24 - Wed 31 March 2021,
In and Around town
Pick up your program from the Festival Caravan, located in the front Terrace car park, on the corner of Brice Avenue and George Street.

In these extraordinary times Celebrate Mooroolbark 2021 will look and feel very different, with 8 days of smaller pop-up style events around town, from Wed 24 to Wed 31 March 2021. This will allow our usual one-day crowd to disperse and enjoy the entertainment and activities in a Covid-safe manner.

Our theme, Snapshot ’21, is about capturing this unique moment in time and preserving memories for future generations. Take a look at how you can be a part of this through our competitions using photography, writing or sculpture. And keep an eye out for the Unicycle Paparazzi, who will be capturing the festival directly to our Instagram! Cool huh?!

What’s on Through the Week?

Check out our exciting eight day program below! There really is something for everyone. Some events have more information available if you click the links regarding bookings, and how they work.

To keep our festival covid safe you can pre-register for free tickets for weekend events in Hookey Park, and all events in Red Earth Lane. Links are provided on the event listing, or get you free ticket here.

Covid-Safety

  • Please do a symptom self-assessment prior to leaving home and not attend if you are unwell or have been instructed to isolate or quarantine.
  • At the venue, maintain at least 1.5m physical distance between those from other groups at all times.
  • Observe any requirements for face covering, observe cough etiquette and personal hygiene measures.

Day 1 – Wednesday 24th March

TimeEventLocation
9am-6pmWriting, Photo & Recycled Sculpture Competition Entries on Display The Terrace Shopping Centre
9am-6pmHistory Group Window Display @ “Terry’s MeatsShop 21, The Terrace Shopping Centre, 66-74 Brice Ave.
9:30am-1:30pm
4pm-6pm
Festival Caravan. Visit the caravan for all things festival related. The Terrace Car park,
corner of Brice Ave and George Street
9:30am-6pm The Amazing Mooroolbark Trail Around town, pick your entry up from the Festival Caravan (check hours above)
9:30am-5:30pmAdopt-A-Library Book Mooroolbark Library
9:30 – 10:30amCurves Kilsyth Open HouseCurves Kilsyth
10:00amSteve the MagicianManna Lane
10:00am – 12:00pmSpinning Demonstrations & Giveaways @ Mooroolbark WoolMooroolbark Wool, 6-8 Brice Ave
11:00amTrue Fairies (Face Painting)Manna Lane
12:00 – 2:00pmFree Styling Advice & Workshops @ First Impressions Clothing ExchangeShop 66, The Terrace Shopping Centre
2:00pmMooroolbark Crafty Hands – Come and meet up with the ladies from Mooroolbark Library’s regular Wednesday knitting group. Bookings required.Mooroolbark Library, 7 Station St
4:10pmBuskers: DuplicityColes and Liquorland 
5:30 – 7:00pmFree tennis coaching for all ages! Bookings encouragedMooroolbark Heights Tennis Club – Hawthory Rd
6:00pm-7:30pmLive Music: Ukelele Bandstand @ Red Earth LaneRed Earth Lane, 36 Manchester Rd
6:15pmAdult Cardio Tennis/Social– bookings encouragedMooroolbark Heights Tennis Club – Hawthory Rd

Day 2 – Thursday 25th March

TimeEventLocation
9am-6pmWriting, Photo & Recycled Sculpture Competition Entries on Display The Terrace Shopping Centre
9am-6pmHistory Group Window Display @ “Terry’s MeatsShop 21, The Terrace Shopping Centre, 66-74 Brice Ave.
9:30am-1:30pm
4pm-6pm
Festival Caravan. Visit the caravan for all things festival related. The Terrace Car park,
corner of Brice Ave and George Street
9:30am-6pmThe Amazing Mooroolbark Trail Around town, pick your entry up from the Festival Caravan (check hours above)
9:30am-5:30pmAdopt-A-Library Book Mooroolbark Library
9:30am – 10:30amAdult Cardio Tennis/Social – bookings encouragedMooroolbark Heights Tennis Club – Hawthory Rd
10:00am – 12:00pmSpinning Demonstrations & Giveaways @ Mooroolbark WoolMooroolbark Wool, 6-8 Brice Ave
12:00 – 2:00pmFree Styling Advice & Workshops @ First Impressions Clothing ExchangeShop 66, The Terrace Shopping Centre
3:30 – 5.30pmBuskers: jimmy dee & Lucy Southwell-HamblyColes and Liquorland
4:10pmBuskers: Lucy Southwell-HamblyColes and Liquorland 
6:00pm-7:30pmLive Music: Country Music @ Red Earth LaneRed Earth Lane, 36 Manchester Rd
6.30 – 8.00pmOpen Night at Genius Childcare3 – 5 Bathurst Street

Day 3 – Friday 26th March

TimeEventLocation
9am-6pmWriting, Photo & Recycled Sculpture Competition Entries on Display The Terrace Shopping Centre
9am-6pmHistory Group Window Display @ “Terry’s MeatsShop 21, The Terrace Shopping Centre, 66-74 Brice Ave.
9:30am-1:30pm
4pm-6pm
Festival Caravan. Visit the caravan for all things festival related. The Terrace Car park,
corner of Brice Ave and George Street
9:30am-6pmThe Amazing Mooroolbark Trail Around town, pick your entry up from the Festival Caravan (check hours above)
9:30am-5:30pmAdopt-A-Library Book Mooroolbark Library
9:30am – 10:30amCurves Kilsyth Open HouseCurves Kilsyth
10:00amKofi: West African DrummerManna Lane
10:00amTeddy Bear Picnic Story Times: BYO teddy. Bookings essential: 9800 6480 (ages 0-6) Mooroolbark Library, 7 Station St
10:00am – 12:30pmMake-Up Workshop with Kerrie Stanley. In this guided tutorial, professional Make-up Artist for the stars, Kerrie Stanley will teach you techniques on how to apply your makeup to amazing results. $20 per person. Bookings essential: 1300 835 235First Impressions Clothing Exchange, Shop 66, The Terrace Shopping Centre
12:00 – 2:00pmFree Styling Advice & Workshops @ First Impressions Clothing ExchangeShop 66, The Terrace Shopping Centre
2:00pmA Colourful Life: Colouring for Adults. Bookings EssentialMooroolbark Library, 7 Station St
3:30 – 5.30pmBuskers: Marni Newman and jimmy deeColes and Liquorland
4:00 – 6:00pmBilly Cart Flat Track RacesHookey Park
5:00pm – 7:00pmFree tennis coaching for all ages and standards – bookings encouragedMooroolbark Heights Tennis Club – Hawthory Rd
5:00pm – 7:00pmFree Social Court Hire -bookings encouragedMooroolbark Heights Tennis Club – Hawthory Rd
5:30pm- 7:30pmGuide for a Night: Fantasy & Wonder @ Mooroolbark Girl Guides Hall76 Marion Avenue (corner of Ervin Road)
6:00pm-7:30pmLive Music: Youth Zone @ RedEarth LaneRed Earth Lane, 36 Manchester Rd

Day 4 – Saturday 27th March

All weekend events in Hookey Park are in the market area, with strict capacity limitations due to Covid. Make sure you don’t miss out by reserving your free ticket here.

TimeEventLocation
9am-6pmWriting, Photo & Recycled Sculpture Competition Entries on Display The Terrace Shopping Centre
9am-6pmHistory Group Window Display @ “Terry’s MeatsShop 21, The Terrace Shopping Centre, 66-74 Brice Ave.
10am-4pmFestival Caravan. Visit the caravan for all things festival related. The Terrace Car park,
corner of Brice Ave and George Street
10am-4pmThe Amazing Mooroolbark Trail Around town, pick your entry up from the Festival Caravan (check hours above)
9:30amJane Monk’s Tai ChiHookey Park (ALH)
9:30 – 9:45amBimbadeen Heights Primary School Chinese Dragon parade from Mooroolbark Community Centre, through Brice Ave shops to the Rotunda at Hookey Park for a short performance before the official welcome.Mooroolbark Community Centre to Hookey Park
9:30 – 11:00amEaster Egg Hunt & Family Day @ The Parents Hub. $10 per child. Bookings essential: 9726 5985.The Parents Hub 168 Manchester Rd
10:00amOfficial Welcome with an Acknowledgement by a Descendant of a Yarra Yarra tribe Vince Peters The Rotunda- Hookey Park
10:00am – 4:00pmMakers Market with 50+ stalls and an animal farmHookey Park &The Terrace Front Carpark
10:00am – 4:00pmMeccano and Hornby Train Display, Recycled Sculpture, Writing and Photo Competition Entries DisplaysThe Terrace Shopping Centre
10:00am – 4:00pmCelebrate Mooroolbark festival PROMO: 12-pack donuts for $10 @ Dough MachineDough Machine 4/61 Brice Ave
10am-1pmAdopt-A-Library Book Mooroolbark Library
10:00amRoving: Unicycle PaparazziBrice Avenue
10:15amLive Music from the Rotunda: Parkville TrioHookey Park
10:30amGKR Karate Demonstration (audience participation)Hookey Park (ALH)
11:15amRoving: Unicycle PaparazziHookey Park  
11.15amLive Music from the Rotunda: Shinbone StarHookey Park
11:30amMooroolbark Football Club – Trick shot challenge! (register at Football Club Stall – open to all ages)Hookey Park (ALH)
12:15pmLive Music from the Rotunda: St Jospeph’s College (Ferntree Gully) (schoolband)Hookey Park
12:30pmRoving: Unicycle PaparazziManchester Road
12:30pmYarra Heights Dance Academy (audience participation)Hookey Park (ALH)
1:15pmLive Music from the Rotunda: jamaellHookey Park
1:30pmCurves Kilysth exercise demonstration (audience participation)Hookey Park (ALH)
2:00pmTennis for Life demonstration (audience participation)Hookey Park (ALH)
2:20pmLive Music from the Rotunda: A Last Minute BandHookey Park
3:30pmBuskers: Chris AlcomaColes and Liquorland
4:10pmBuskers: Blake LongColes and Liquorland
4:50pmBuskers: Candice Farrugia-RobertsColes and Liquorland
6:00pm-7:30pmLive Music: Karaoke Competition @ Red Earth LaneRed Earth Lane, 36 Manchester Rd

Day 5 – Sunday 28th March

All weekend events in Hookey Park are in the market area, with strict capacity limitations due to Covid. Make sure you don’t miss out by reserving your free ticket here.

TimeEventLocation
9am-6pmWriting, Photo & Recycled Sculpture Competition Entries on Display The Terrace Shopping Centre
9am-6pmHistory Group Window Display @ “Terry’s MeatsShop 21, The Terrace Shopping Centre, 66-74 Brice Ave.
10am-4pmFestival Caravan. Visit the caravan for all things festival related. The Terrace Car park,
corner of Brice Ave and George Street
10am-4pmThe Amazing Mooroolbark Trail Around town, pick your entry up from the Festival Caravan (check hours above)
10:00amClassic Car Convoy enters Five Ways, funnels into Manchester Rd, turns right into Brice Av & proceeds past shops, turns right into Bathurst St and right into The Terrace car park.Throughout Precinct
10:00am – 4:00pmMakers Market with 50+ stallsHookey Park &The Terrace Front Carpark
10:00am – 4:00pmMeccano and Hornby Train Display, Recycled Sculpture, Writing and Photo Competition Entries DisplaysThe Terrace Shopping Centre
10.00amTrue Fairies Story Telling in The Fairy TentHookey Park
10:00am – 4:00pmCelebrate Mooroolbark festival PROMO: 12-pack donuts for $10 @ Dough MachineDough Machine 4/61 Brice Ave
10:15am – 4:00pmShow ‘n’ ShineThe Terrace Back Carpark
11:00amLive Music from the Rotunda: Vibe DancersHookey Park
11:15amRoving: Melbourne Urban Bellydance CollectiveBrice Avenue
11:30amLive Music from the Rotunda: DVSHookey Park
12:20pmRoving: Melbourne Urban Bellydance CollectiveHookey Park
1:20pmLive Music from the Rotunda: GravityHookey Park
2:00pmLilydale Skate Centre demo in front of the RotundaHookey Park
2:20pmLive Music from the Rotunda: Petty ThievzHookey Park
3:30pmBuskers: Hayley Crymble and jimmy deeColes and Liquorland
6:00pm-7:30pmLive Music: Open Mic Night @ Red Earth LaneRed Earth Lane, 36 Manchester Rd

Day 6 – Monday 29th March

TimeEventLocation
9am-6pmWriting, Photo & Recycled Sculpture Competition Entries on Display The Terrace Shopping Centre
9am-6pmHistory Group Window Display @ “Terry’s MeatsShop 21, The Terrace Shopping Centre, 66-74 Brice Ave.
9:30am-1:30pm
4pm-6pm
Festival Caravan. Visit the caravan for all things festival related. The Terrace Car park,
corner of Brice Ave and George Street
9:3am-6pmThe Amazing Mooroolbark Trail Around town, pick your entry up from the Festival Caravan (check hours above)
9:30am-5:30pmAdopt-A-Library Book Mooroolbark Library
10:00amSteve the MagicianManna Lane
10:00amTeddy Bear Picnic Story Times: BYO teddy. Bookings essential: 9800 6480 (ages 0-6)Mooroolbark Library, 7 Station St
12:00 – 2:30pmSpinning Demonstrations & Giveaways @ Mooroolbark WoolMooroolbark Wool, 6-8 Brice Ave
4:00 – 6:00pmBilly Cart Flat Track RacesHookey Park
4:10pmBuskers: jimmy deeColes and Liquorland
6:00pm-7:30pmLive Music: Folk Music Night @ Red Earth LaneRed Earth Lane 36 Manchester Rd

Day 7 – Tuesday 30th March

TimeEventLocation
9am-6pmWriting, Photo & Recycled Sculpture Competition Entries on Display The Terrace Shopping Centre
9am-6pmHistory Group Window Display @ “Terry’s MeatsShop 21, The Terrace Shopping Centre, 66-74 Brice Ave.
9:30am-1:30pm
4pm-6pm
Festival Caravan. Visit the caravan for all things festival related. The Terrace Car park,
corner of Brice Ave and George Street
9:30am-6pmThe Amazing Mooroolbark Trail Around town, pick your entry up from the Festival Caravan (check hours above)
9:30am-5:30pmAdopt-A-Library Book Mooroolbark Library
10:00amCome & See what the Seed Library has to offer, or what you can offer the Seed Library. Free Mini “Garden Show Bags” while stocks last.Mooroolbark Library, 7 Station St
12:00 – 2:30pmSpinning Demonstrations & Giveaways @ Mooroolbark WoolMooroolbark Wool 6-8 Brice Ave
3:30pmBuskers: Anthony JulianColes and Liquorland
4:00 – 6:00pmBilly Cart Flat Track RacesHookey Park
4:00pmEGG-gineering Challenge: Can you design and build a package that will stop an Easter egg from breaking when something heavy is dropped on it? Bring your best ideas and creative mind! (Warning: chocolate eggs will be used in this activity). Bookings essential.Mooroolbark Library, 7 Station St
4:10pmBuskers: jimmy deeColes and Liquorland
6:00pm7:30pmLive Music: Musical Theatre @ Red Earth LaneRed Earth Lane 36 Manchester Rd
6:30pm- 8:30pmEaster Madness Open Night @ Mooroolbark Girl Guides Hall76 Marion Avenue (corner of Ervin Road)

Day 8 – Wednesday 31st March

TimeEventLocation
9am-6pmWriting, Photo & Recycled Sculpture Competition Entries on Display The Terrace Shopping Centre
9am-6pmHistory Group Window Display @ “Terry’s MeatsShop 21, The Terrace Shopping Centre, 66-74 Brice Ave.
9:30am-1:30pm
4pm-6pm
Festival Caravan. Visit the caravan for all things festival related. The Terrace Car park,
corner of Brice Ave and George Street
9:30am-5:30pmAdopt-A-Library Book Mooroolbark Library
12:00 – 2:00pmFree Styling Advice & Workshops @ First Impressions Clothing ExchangeShop 66, The Terrace Shopping Centre
3:00pmBuskers: jimmy deeColes and Liquorland
4:00 – 6:00pmBilly Cart Flat Track RacesHookey Park
4:30 – 6:30pmBubbles & Magic Roving Performance by Christopher Morant Brice Ave
6:00pmFinal Hurrah – Join the Festival Team in winding down after the Billy Cart Races. BYO takeaway dinner and picnic rug.Hookey Park

Market Stalls

Saturday

  • 2 Right Feet Podiatry
  • A little bit potty
  • Animals on the move
  • ARK Theatre
  • Aussie Home Loans
  • Bendigo Bank Mooroolbark
  • Bimdadeen Pre-school
  • Bridget Vallence
  • Caricatures by Viccas
  • Cheeky Rascal Cider
  • Chirnside Park Pre-School
  • Comprehensive Tagging Services
  • Country Women’s Association of Victoria – Mooroolbark Branch
  • Croydon-Mooroolbark Lions Club Inc
  • Curly Spuds
  • Curves Kilsyth
  • Cute as a Button cards and gift wrap
  • David Hodgett
  • Davids Marquetry
  • For Fudge Sake
  • GKR Karate
  • Golden Poffertjes
  • Henna Tattooing Melbourne
  • Jumping Castle
  • Kaitri’s Catering
  • Lady Paella Pty Ltd
  • Lilydale Labor
  • Little Ryders Pony Rides
  • Lucky Straws
  • LydiaSpoons
  • Manchester Road level crossing removal project
  • MARCOIRIS JEWELRY DESIGNS
  • Methven Professionals Real Estate
  • Mooroolbark Christadelphians
  • Mooroolbark Football Club – representing Senior Women’s, Women’s Over 35’s and Juniors
  • Mooroolbark Salvation Army Thrift Shop
  • Mooroolbark Soccer
  • Mr Whippy
  • MUG
  • Natopia
  • OZ DreamCatch
  • Pembroke Primary School
  • pour thing
  • Quirky Bird
  • Rolling Hills Preschool
  • Rolling Hills Primary School
  • Soap siren/kazza candles
  • Sonja Terpstra MP
  • St Margaret’s Uniting Church Mooroolbark
  • Sticks and Stardust
  • Technishelter
  • Tennis for Life and Mooroolbark Heights Tennis Club
  • The Flossie Flossie
  • The Whippy truck
  • Thermomix in Australia
  • Trade Union
  • Tsokolateri
  • Tupperware
  • Vertigo Designs
  • Vic Trades Hall Council
  • WINKIE VINTAGE
  • Yarra Naturals
  • Yarraheights Dance Academy

Sunday

  • 2 Right Feet Podiatry
  • A little bit potty
  • ARK Theatre
  • Aussie Home Loans
  • Aussie Veterans Marquee
  • Aussie Veterans Pty Ltd
  • Cheeky Rascal Cider
  • Comprehensive Tagging Services
  • Curly Spuds
  • Curves Kilsyth
  • Cute as a Button cards and gift wrap
  • Davids Marquetry
  • GKR Karate
  • Grun House Interiors
  • Henna Tattooing Melbourne
  • Jo’s Desktop
  • Jumping Castle
  • Kaitri’s Catering
  • Kiki and Co
  • La Donna Lingerie
  • Lady Paella Pty Ltd
  • Lilydale Labor
  • Little Ryders Pony Rides
  • Lucky Straws
  • LydiaSpoons
  • Macrame Dreams
  • Mens Shed
  • MUG
  • Natopia
  • Nutrimetics/Kahala Beauty
  • Oma’s Aprons
  • Quirky Bird
  • Resinated crafts
  • Sonja Terpstra MP
  • Technishelter
  • Tenakerr Creations
  • Tennis for Life and Mooroolbark Heights Tennis Club
  • The Flossie Flossie
  • The whippy truck
  • Thermomix in Australia
  • TICKLE MY FANCY
  • Trade Union
  • True Fairies
  • Tsokolateri
  • Tupperware
  • Twinkle Toes
  • Uncle Mungo’s
  • Vertigo Designs
  • Vic Trades Hall Council
  • Yarra Naturals
Photo by Ruda Photography, Celebrate Mooroolbark 2017.

Photos from 2019