From 10 to 13 March 2017, Moomba will be bustling with a chock-a-block program of free entertainment, workshops, activities and performances. Here’s our pick of the top 6:
1. ROLLER DISCO
Pop on some skates and have a boogie at the grooviest roller disco in town. Bust some new moves to the disco beats of MzRizk, JNETT and Jimmy James, see how low you can limbo or show off your skills in a speed skating contest. FREE 20-30 minute skate sessions from 11am – 11pm from Friday until Monday at Palm Lawn.
Enjoy the upbeat sounds of some of Melbourne’s best up-and-coming musicians.
Sit back and take in the tunes from the likes of Miles & Simone, Dr Crask and His Swingin’ Elixir, and The Seven Ups at Tear Drop Lawn with a jam-packed program from 1pm – 9.30pm daily.
3. SAND SCULPTURE
Discover past Moomba Kings and Queens sculpted in sand by master sand sculptors Dennis Massoud (Australia) and Etual Ojeda (Spain).
Be inspired to build your own sand creation under the guidance of Sand in Your Eyes workshop leaders, from 11am – 7pm, Saturday until Monday, at Star Lawn.
4. THE PAVILION
Design dreams could be realised at the Design a Float workshop space from 11am – 7 pm on Saturday, Sunday and Monday at The Pavilion. All ages are welcome and all materials are supplied. The most creative designs will be selected and built for the 2018 Moomba Parade.
This year, Moomba will light up the night sky with a magical display of pyrotechnics across all four nights. Curated especially for Moomba, the fireworks, which fire at 9.30pm each evening, can viewed anywhere within the festival grounds.
A festival favourite, the Moomba Carnival will operate from Friday 10 March to Monday 13 March, opening on Friday night from 6pm.
Love rides? Purchase a Friday Ride Pass and go on unlimited rides between 6pm – 9pm on the opening night on Moomba. Tickets: Single Pass, $35 (pre-sale through Scoopon, offer ends 3 March) or $60 (3–10 March); Bundle Buy (4 passes), $130 (pre-sale, ends 3 March) or $220 (3–10 March). Passes can be prepurchased via the Moomba Website.
Children can enjoy a selection of rides scattered throughout Little Land in Alexandra Gardens.
Those seeking a bigger thrill will not be disappointed, with extreme rides located at South Carnival (Alexandra Gardens) and the lower terrace of Birrarung Marr (North Carnival), including The Beast, Slingshot and Sky Walker.
For further information and full program details visit melbourne.vic.gov.au/moomba
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