Melbournians come together every year to share, cheer and spread the festive spirit for the Moomba Festival. After all, Moomba has been celebrated in Melbourne for over half a century, and is held every Labour Day long weekend.
Moomba brings exciting daily programs, family events, rides, entertainment and activities for visitors to experience. It is therefore no wonder, that Moomba is widely loved by all.
Moomba Festival 2017 – Dates, Parade, Birdman Rally & Fireworks
The Moomba festival is celebrated over four days, with locals, tourists and visitors joining in on the festivities on the sun-soaked banks of the Yarra River to celebrate the event. The festival also features a parade that runs towards the city on St Kilda Road and is attended by thousands of families, as they witness community groups who come each year to participate.
The Moomba Festival features plenty of carnival rides, water sports, fireworks and special fun activities for kids. The nightly fireworks are a major drawcard of the event, as well as the well-loved Birdman Rally. The festival arena stays full every night as popular bands and singers perform to entertain the crowds.
Moomba-goers also love the carnival rides that are positioned along the Yarra river. These include many smaller rides for the kids, as well as thrilling rides for teenagers and adults.
Don’t forget to catch the water skiing competitions that run daily along the Yarra river. Local watersports operators come together to make the event enjoyable by offering a variety of water-based events for visitors to enjoy.
FIREWORKS will be on Saturday, Sunday and Monday evenings between 9.30pm – 9.45pm and can be viewed best along the Yarra River at Birrarung Marr.
A massive parade will be held on Monday 13th of March at 11am where you will see floats, music and dancers. The parade starts at the Shrine of Remembrance on St. Kilda Road Parade and finishes near Lintithgow Avenue.