• 2018 FESTIVAL… 24th March

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

    Departs 10am
    From Station St, along Brice Ave to
    Red Earth Park

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

  • Ghawazee Belly Dancers
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Meet Jim Penman!

Yes, we are talking about THE Jim of Jim’s Mowing and all of the Jim’s Group franchises.

Hear him speak 16939241_1367665283296274_8822433373637671915_n.jpgat 2pm in the Jim’s TradeNet Local Business Hub and you may even land yourself a free signed copy of his latest book.

This is a real treat, particularly for small, home and online business owners or those thinking of starting their own business. Jim will be sharing some of his own success strategies and introducing one of his latest ventures, Jim’s TradeNet.

Jim’s TradeNet became a sponsor of your community festival this year and they’ve been amazingly supportive!

Supporting local businesses is part of the Celebrate Mooroolbark ethos, and now also part of our new (in-the-pipeline) sustainability policy about reducing the miles between supplier and buyer. Jim’s TradeNet is essentially a business trade exchange system, available to any business big and small. It could also be a great way for local businesses to support each other.

Red Earth UnEarthed

Red Earth UnEarthed is the event previously known as the Celebrate Mooroolbark Talent Quest. By rebranding as Red Earth UnEarthed, we recognise the history of the “Red Earth” name in Mooroolbark whilst providing the Talent Quest with some new energy. Our vision is to expand our reach in unearthing the talent of Mooroolbark and surrounds.

Celebrate Mooroolbark begins with Red Earth UnEarthed on Friday evening, March 24, with an Open and Under 16 competition.  Participation in the competition is free. This is enthusiastically supported, with a great variety of entries from all age groups and very much enjoyed by all!

The winners are given the opportunity to perform on the Main Stage at the festival the following day, Saturday 25th March.

Enter NOW at: https://celebratemooroolbark.com/competitions/red-earth/

Red Earth UnEarthed entries close 10pm Friday 10th March, 2017.

Local band, INH, at Celebrate Mooroolbark 2015

Local band INH on the Main Stage at Celebrate Mooroolbark 2015, after winning the Talent Quest the evening prior.

Join the parade!

The Celebrate Mooroolbark Street Parade is on again and this year we are going GREEN!

Get your environmental thinking caps on, recycle those old clothes, strike up the human powered marching band and start those low emission engines running…

If you represent a school, community group, local business or you are a local hobbyist, join us in the 2017 Street Parade!

Register now at https://celebratemooroolbark.com/participate/parade/
Applications close Friday 17th March.

Celebrate Mooroolbark Street Parade 2015

Celebrate Mooroolbark Street Parade 2015

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!


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


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.