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It’s the final weekend of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival plus lots of fun event ideas this week.

CBD/DOCKLANDS

  • Little Foodies Corner at Queensbridge Square, Melbourne (Sat 14 Mar, Sun 15 Mar) – mini budding bakers get their hands dirty in the kitchen with local baking specialists.  READ THE REVIEW.
  • Clippity Clop at ArtPlay (Fri 13 Mar) – Saddle up and create a unique, theatrical world with Pocketfool using creative play, stories, songs and movement.
  • Couch Guerillas Exhibition at ArtPlay (Wed 25 Feb– Sat 14 Mar) – See what the artists have created, with the help of families at ArtPlay, and add your own family couch story.
  • Thai Culture and Food Festival at Federation Square (Sun 15 Mar) – Spend a day in Thailand right here in Melbourne and experience Sanook (fun)
  • Queen Victoria Market Turkish Pazar Festival at Queen Victoria Market (Sun 15 Mar) – The Turkish Pazar Festival recreates a traditional Turkish bazaar.
  • Under 4s at NGV International (Wed 18 Mar) – Discover the Gallery through looking and making activities in this specially developed program for young children and their parents or carers.
  • Romance was Born  Kids Project at NGV International (Fri 17 Oct – Sun 12 Apr) – This contemporary project for kids provides the ideal platform for designers Luke Sales and Anna Plunkett to share their whimsical and compelling vision with visitors of all ages. READ THE REVIEW.
  • ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Official Fan Zone at Federation Square (Sat 14 Feb – Sun 29 Mar) – Fans can watch the match on the big screen, enjoy a bite to eat from some of Melbourne’s favourite food trucks, and try their luck and cricket skills with the exciting activations and cricket challenges throughout the Fan Zone.
  • The Lion King at Regent Theatre (Fri 20 Feb – Sun 10 May) – Disney’s beloved film The Lion King has been transformed into a spectacular experience that will redefine your expectations of theatre.

NORTH / NORTH-EAST 

  • Cars at Village Cinemas (Sat 14 Mar – Sun 15 Mar) – Part of Pixar Film Festival, exclusive to Greater Union and Village Cinemas.
  • Whittlesea Community Festival (Sun 15 Mar) – live entertainment, sustainability information, kids and youth entertainment, carnival rides, market stalls, community workshops and a fireworks finale from 8.30pm.
  • Darebin Community and Kite Festival (Sun 15 Mar) – main stage with free entertainment all day, community stalls, roving performers, an international food court and loads of free activities for the whole family.

SOUTH / SOUTH-EAST / BAYSIDE

  • Flavours at Grattan Gardens at Grattan St, Prahran (Sat 14 Mar) – Celebrate Stonnington’s cultural diversity through tastes, sights and sounds.
  • St Leonards Community Day Fair (Sat 14 Mar) – live entertainment, hair-raising and child friendly rides, delicious food stalls, fabulous jam and cake stalls, kids craft activities.
  • Cars at Village Cinemas (Sat 14 Mar – Sun 15 Mar) – Part of Pixar Film Festival, exclusive to Greater Union and Village Cinemas.
  • Breakfast Around the Tan (Sun 15 Mar) – breakfast on the move with 5 different food stations around the Tan. 5% of ticket sales go towards Diabetes Australia.
  • Ventana Fiesta at Frankston (Fri 27 Feb – Sat 28 Mar) – month of free family friendly activities celebrating Latin American, Spanish and Portuguese cultures.

EAST

  • Heide Art Bubs (Fri 13 Mar) – monthly program for parents, babies and toddlers offers an interactive guided tour with activity stops. READ THE REVIEW.
  • Cars at Village Cinemas (Sat 14 Mar – Sun 15 Mar) – Part of Pixar Film Festival, exclusive to Greater Union and Village Cinemas.
  • Abbotsford Convent Pop Up Picnic (Sun 15 Mar) – Grab your friends, BYO picnic rug and join us on the grass for a delicious picnic hamper filled with a seasonal selection of treats and homemade lemonade.

WEST

  • Go West at The Maribyrnong Boathouse (Fri 13 Mar) – Meet MasterChef judge Gary Mehigan and recent MasterChef contestants at a twilight festival on the banks of the Maribyrnong River.
  • Cars at Village Cinemas (Sat 14 Mar – Sun 15 Mar) – Part of Pixar Film Festival, exclusive to Greater Union and Village Cinemas.
  • Cake Expo Melbourne at Melbourne Showgrounds (14 Mar – 15 Mar) – jumping castles, face painting, balloons, kids cake decorating.
  • Community Market and Holi celebration at West Footscray Community House (Sat 14 Mar) – stalls, face painting, jumping castle, sausage sizzle, arts and crafts.
  • Altona Miniature Railway public day (Sun 15 Mar) – Every third Sunday of the month the Altona Miniature Railway is opened to members of the public and members take kids and adults on rides on the mini steam and diesel engines Read the review.
  • Kensington Market at Kensington Town Hall (15 Mar) – Come to the monthly Kensington Market for a showcase of talented local artisans and crafters.
  • Totem by Cirque de Soleil at Flemington (Wed 21 Jan – Sun 29 Mar) – Featuring a cast of 45 acrobats, actors, musicians and singers, TOTEM is an uplifting array of athleticism, comedy, hear felt emotions and surprising visual effects.

 

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