The Program that wasn’t to be…

The Saturday festivities begin with a 10am Street Parade all the way down Brice Avenue from Manchester Rd to Red Earth Park. Spectators line the streets to see the classic cars, school and community groups, marching bands, fire engines and all kinds of other contraptions take over Brice Avenue.

The parade is welcomed to the main stage, its participants fill the grounds and the classic cars rumble into their positions around the festival. We are all Welcomed to Country, the festival is officially opened and the Australian Youth Band miraculously transform from marching band to stage band to fill the air with their big band sounds.

Photo of AYB at Celebrate Mooroolbark 2019 by Nicole Squelch.

From 10am – 4pm you’ll have SO MUCH TO DO!

Pick up a copy of a printed program at the info stall on the day for a gold coin donation and help us to keep the festival free!

Main Stage

10:10amParade Arrives
10:20amOpening Ceremony & Welcome to Country
10:25amParade Winners Announced
10:40amAustralian Youth Band
11:30am501st Legion – Knightfall Garrison
11:45amYarra Hills Secondary College School Band
12:10pmRecycled Sculpture & Songwriting Winners Announced
12:15pmMelbourne Urban Ghawazee
12:30pmCubby House Fundraiser Auction with Professionals Real Estate
12:35pmBook Launch: Geoff Earney & Anthony McAleer
1:00pmMooroolbark College
1:20pmNew Flamenco Project
2:30pmCroydon Brass Band

Inside the Community Centre

In the Red Earth Gallery:

  • 10:30am Coranderrk family connection stories with Special Guest Uncle Vince Peters
  • All Day Devonshire Teas with Mooroolbark CWA
  • Sewing Activity
  • Film Competition Entries

11am – 1pm STEM Activities to a Mad Hatter Theme with Eastern Regional Libraries on the Stage

In the Auditorium:

  • Vintage Computer Fair
  • Meccano
  • & Hornby Trains

In the Studio:

  • Come ‘n’ Try Pottery
West African Master Drummer, Kofi Kunkpe, drumming in traditional costume.

Under the Professionals Marquee

11:00am Belly Dancing with Melbourne Urban Ghawazee

11:30am & 12:45pm West African Drumming with Kofi Kunkpe

1:30pm Belly Dancing with Melbourne Urban Ghawazee

99 Stalls!


  • Alley Katz Catering
  • Croydon-Mooroolbark Lions Club (Sausage Sizzle)
  • Country Women’s Association of Victoria – Mooroolbark Branch (Devonshire Teas)
  • Curly Spuds
  • Rainbow Fairy floss
  • Rainbows Fun Food
  • Sprinkles Spice and Everything Iced 
  • Ummu Gozleme
  • Kaitri’s Catering
  • Emmy Bee Coffee
  • Brixton Bar Co.
  • Devilish Donuts 
  • Healthy Slushies
  • Ice Indulgence
  • The Communal Oven
  • The Spud Shack
  • The Whippy Truck 
  • For Fudge Sake

Govt., Council & Information

  • Methven Professionals Real Estate
  • Mooroolbark Community Bank Branch of the Bendigo Bank
  • Tony Smith MP (Lib)
  • Yarra Ranges Sustainability Team
  • Level Crossings Removal Project
  • David Hodgett MP and Bridget Vallence MP (Lib)
  • Sonja Terpstra MP (ALP)
  • James Merlino MP & Harriet Shing MP (ALP)
  • Victorian Trades Hall Council
  • Yarra Ranges Council Anti-graffiti Team

NFPs & Community

  • 1st Mooroolbark Scout Group
  • ARK Theatre
  • Caladenia Dementia Care
  • Candlebark Community Nursery
  • Lilydale Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses
  • Mooroolbark Christadelphians
  • Mooroolbark Girl Guide Group – Ice Blocking!
  • Mooroolbark Men’s Shed
  • St Margaret’s Uniting Church Mooroolbark
  • The Spiritual Assembly of the Bahais of Yarra Ranges
  • Yarra Ranges ANTaR

Sports Clubs & Active Living

  • Eastern Raptors Rugby League Club
  • Mooroolbark Heights Tennis Club with Tennis for Life 
  • Mooroolbark Junior Football Club
  • Mooroolbark Soccer Club
  • Yarra Heights Dance Academy


  • 2 Right Feet Podiatry
  • A Little Something… By Emi 
  • Blackbird Avenue
  • Happy Tatts
  • Cabochon Harmony
  • Costco Wholesale Ringwood
  • Cuggly Friends
  • Curves Kilsyth
  • Davids Marquetry
  • Debora Clothing
  • Fresh Valley Berries
  • Genesis Ringwood
  • Goodlife
  • Jammin’ with Chelle
  • Kaiko Fidgets Australia
  • La Donna Lingerie
  • Lillico Bags
  • MAD Wraps
  • Md Jewellery 
  • Melbourne Henna Art
  • Moviewho
  • Natopia Leggings
  • Nutrimetics Skincare & Makeup
  • OZ DreamCatchers
  • Paul Sadler Swimland Ringwood
  • Rocks and Gemstones
  • Soap Siren & Kezzas Candles
  • Sparkle & Twirl Face Painting
  • Sue’s Laughing Clowns
  • Sweet & Sour 
  • The Heavenly Scented 
  • The Ornate Garden
  • Tupperware
  • Uncle Mungo’s
  • Uni Gifttext
  • Vertigo Designs
  • Winkie Vintage

Schools, Preschools & Childcare

  • Bimbadeen Heights Primary School
  • Bimbadeen Preschool
  • Chirnside Park Preschool
  • Mooroolbark College – Cambodia Bake Goods Sale
  • Mooroolbark Early Childhood Education Centre 
  • Natural Wonders Early Learning
  • NewHope Playspace Croydon
  • Pembroke Primary School
  • Rolling Hills Preschool 
  • Rolling Hills Primary School
  • Yarra Ranges Kindergartens
  • Yarralinda School
  • Yarra Hills Secondary College
Photo by Ruda Photography, Celebrate Mooroolbark 2017.

Check back here shortly for the Youth Zone, Active Living Hub (including Mud Wrestling & Billy Cart Races) and Kidz Kingdom Programs, Mooroolbark History Group’s Exhibition, Ice Blocking, Rock Climbing, Go Karting, Competition Entry Displays, The Whale’s Tale performances, Circus Lab, Ride details, animal farm, donkey rides …and the rest!

Photos from 2019