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Events & festivals

  • AFL Grand Final Parade

    September. Supporters of the AFL can see the players in a street parade the day before the grand final game. They will be accompanied by marching bands and entertainers, ending up at the Grand Final Live Site at Yarra Park, next to the MCG.

  • Taste of Melbourne

    November / December. Set on the lawns of Yarra Park, home to the MCG, this pop-up restaurant festival is a food lovers delight. Melbourne's best restaurants and chefs, along with over 100 gourmet food and drink exhibitors, will showcase samples of their creations to visitors. There are also interactive cooking demonstrations, wine masterclasses, an artisan producers market and live entertainment.