The Moomba Festival 2020 is jam packed with activities all weekend. To make it easy, here’s our pick of the best things to do at Moomba.
Since 1955, big and little kids have witnessed a flurry of Moomba magic as the Parade sweeps through the city bringing colour, dance, movement and music to each and every spectator. Capturing our hearts, and inspiring our imaginations, see larger-than-life floats designed by the winners of last year’s Design a Float competition (read about them below!), dance troups, community groups and performers as they take us on a magical journey.
The parade officially opens with a Welcome to Country address by the Wurundjeri Tribe with the route beginning at Birdwood Avenue then weaving through the picturesque Kings Domain parkland before finishing up on Linlithgow Avenue near Queen Victoria Gardens.
Don’t miss the iconic Moomba Parade at 10.45am on Monday 9 March.
With rides to suit both the big and little kids and enough fairy floss and hot dogs to feed an army, Moomba’s Carnival has something for everyone.
Daredevils can get their thrills on Moomba’s most-exhilarating ride, The Beast, which reaches speeds of 120kms per hour and swings 38 metres high! Little ones can get involved in the action at Little Land in Alexandra Gardens, while adrenaline junkies won’t be disappointed with the country’s best extreme rides on offer across Alexandra Gardens and Birrarung Marr.
Entry is free, but rides start at $6.
One of the most popular Moomba attractions, the Birdman Rally, is back again for 2020.
Aided by a nifty flying machine or simply superhero bravado, courageous competitors don inventive homemade flying devices as they hurtle themselves over the Yarra all in the name of charity and – of course – a whole lot of fun!
A fundraising battle unlike any other, competitors are busily raising money in the lead up to their leap. The amount they raise will add extra points to their final score.
Kicking off at 11am on Sunday 8 March, the hilariously spectacular Birdman Rally is a long-held Moomba tradition that is guaranteed to have you in stitches.
3×3 Hustle Basketball
The 3×3 Hustle basketball started at Moomba last year, and after being such a success its back again for 2020.
Anyone can get a team of 3 together to take part in the NBL’s March Mania.
There are fireworks on each night of Moomba at 9:30pm.
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