• 2020 FESTIVAL: March 20th & 21st

    SATURDAY FESTIVITIES
    Red Earth Park &
    Mooroolbark Community Centre
    FREE ENTRY

    STREET PARADE
    From Station St, along Brice Ave to
    Red Earth Park

    [Below Image: Swordcraft Group at Celebrate Mooroolbark 2019]

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2017 Stall Applications Are Open!

You can now apply for a stall at the March 25, 2017, festival. Apply online at celebratemooroolbark.com/participate/stalls/

Mooroolbark Girl Guides at Celebrate Mooroolbark in 2016

Mooroolbark Girl Guides at Celebrate Mooroolbark 2016

 

It’s Easy Being Green

Beginning with our next community festival on 25th March 2017, Celebrate Mooroolbark has decided to make a conscious effort to make our event more environmentally sustainable.

Festivals are notorious for producing copious amounts of waste and using an excess of energy. While we think we’ve been doing okay on these fronts, we’d like to make more of an effort. So to launch this aspect of our festival production, we’ve taken on a green theme!

=== IT’S EASY BEING GREEN ===

If you’d like to contribute to our discussion on how we should incorporate sustainability into your community festival production and programming, you can comment on our Facebook Page or send us an email at admin@celebratemooroolbark.com

 

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.

POSITIONS VACANT
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!

barbara@celebratemooroolbark.com
0417 381 542

Lucky Straws Prize Donors

Every year shops from all around donate prizes for our Lucky Straws stall. We’d like to shout their names from the rooftops to say THANKS VERY MUCH!

2015Lucky Straws Sponsors

Stig Wemyss Author

Stig Wemyss, hilarious character and Australia’s most loved narrator of audio books for children and young adults, is joining us at Celebrate Mooroolbark, at 12.30 and again at 1.30pm in the MCC Auditorium.
Stig Wemyss

Stig is the author of The Tripp Diaries, a wildly funny series of audio books about an Aussie family on a road trip around Australia. 12-year old Nick Tripp knows his Dad is crazy and this epic adventure just proves it! Who’d want to be crammed in the family station wagon for, like a year or something, with a whinging nine-year-old, the fossil parents and worst of all, his 16-year old sister? Come and hear Stig Wemyss tell us some of the wacky tales from The Tripp Diaries. Dads, you are not going to want to miss this!

https://www.facebook.com/stig.com.au

http://www.stig.com.au/

stig & 2 boys

My Favourite Storybook

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 https://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.