Celebrating 182 marvellous years in 2017
It's the birthday party of the year, presented by GOLD 104.3 FM
Free "Absolutely '80s " Concert
Sunday, 27 August, noon to 3pm
Docklands (Water Plaza, Victoria Harbour)
Brian Mannix (Uncanny X-Men)
Scott Carne (Kids in the Kitchen)
Ally Fowler (The Chantoozies)
performing their biggest hits!
Also, Melbourne music legends
Wendy Stapleton and Paul Norton from Wendy and the Rocketts.
Plus, Peta Evans-Taylor from The Voice 2015
Other attractions include:
- Sunday Docklands Market, on Harbour Esplanade for Melbourne Day celebrations, from 10am to 5pm
- Gourmet food trucks
- Climb aboard the schooner Enterprize, the replica of the ship that brought the first settlers in 1835
- Take a selfie with the 2017 Junior Lord Mayor of Melbourne
- Hear the 50-strong Open Door Singers / Docklands Community Choir, with Musical Director Shaun Islip, perform crowd favourites
- Display of artwork celebrating our city's indigenous culture and heritage
- Meet Vicky the Truck
- Melbourne Star Observation Wheel's "Melbi Bear" giving out free kids' passes to fly on "The Wheel"
- DJ Stick Mareebo
- Children’s face painting
- Roving entertainment
- Get your free birthday cupcake (while they last)!
- Cutting of a giant birthday cake, made by Ferguson Plarre Bakehouses.
- Other give-aways
- And more!
Wednesday, 30 August
Feel the pride at the official flag-raising ceremony, Enterprize Park.
Join Lord Mayor Robert Doyle, city councillors, the 2017 Junior Lord Mayor, civic leaders and special guests as we salute the flag at 11am. Free public event.
What's on during Melbourne Day week
- Enterprize: Free Open Day and tours
- Free birthday cupcakes
- Lecture (and book launch): The Making of Marvellous Melbourne
- Exhibition: Standing on the Corner
- Melbourne Business Network special Melbourne Day cocktail party
- SHE Talks event: "My Big Idea"
- Give-aways and prizes
Junior Lord Mayor Competition: Entries have closed
Finalists to be announced on 21 August 2017.
Judging and winner to be announced on 24 August 2017.
Thank you to everyone who entered.
Toot for Melbourne Day
Honk if you see our chairman Campbell Walker's 4WD "Melbourne Day-mobile". You can't miss it!
See photos from Our Day
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