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Events & festivals

  • Footy Festival

    September. This 4 day festival, culminating in the AFL Grand Final, celebrates all that is great about Melbourne and football. Held at the Grand Final Live Site in Yarra Park, next to the MCG, there will be food trucks showcasing some of Melbourne's best food, bars, live music, appearances by players, football activities and giveaways. On the day before the grand final game, supporters of the AFL can see the players in a street parade, accompanied by marching bands and entertainers, starting at the Old Treasury Building and ending up at 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.