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St Kilda Festival

St. Kilda Festival is an event held in Melbourne and whose culmination is a summer-style celebration of arts and music along the gorgeous St Kilda foreshore.

Part and parcel of Melbourne’s timeless tradition, the festival’s setting against the backdrop of St. Kilda’s tranquil foreshore is too good to pass up. Held in the Summer, the St. Kilda Festival draws nearly half a million visitors yearly.

St Kilda Festival, 2025 Sunday Dates & Location, Melbourne VIC

At the St. Kilda Festival, visitors enjoy different genres of Australian music and many fun activities. Extreme sports at the festival are a common attraction for those needing an adrenaline rush, while visual arts attract those looking for a mellow way to enjoy the event.

There are also comedy performances at various venues throughout St. Kilda, so check out the event schedule to purchase a ticket.

The family-friendly festival also allows the kids to go about their day enjoyably. Several community groups are also on location to host workshops where visitors can learn something or two in a fun environment.

The festival’s hallmark is ‘Festival Sunday’, held on the second Sunday of every February. Today, the streets are closed to the public to create space for five amazing platforms to allow Australian musicians to entertain the crowds all day.

The St. Kilda Festival is a mostly free event. There are hundreds of street performers, buskers, and live music acts that can be enjoyed without needing to purchase a ticket. There are also many restaurants, cafes, bars and street stalls where visitors can buy food and drinks. So put on your best walking shoes (and wear a hat & sunscreen) as you walk through St. Kilda and take in all this festival has to offer.

Many streets are closed during the festival, so parking can be difficult. Visitors should take the Route 96 tram from the city to St Kilda Beach.

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