Moomba Festival

Don’t Miss This Spectacular Melbourne Festival!

The Moomba Festival has been celebrated in Melbourne city every year since the early 1950’s. In 2020 it is held in full swing during Melbourne’s Labour Day weekend, 6th – 9th of March. This free event is jam packed with activities for the entire family.

The event is proudly presented by the City of Melbourne, with millions of people attend each and every year. It is the city’s largest and longest running community festival.

Moomba is an Aboriginal word which means let’s get together and have fun.

Moomba Festival

Moomba Festival Origins

The festival began in Melbourne when the city celebrated fifty years of Federation in 1951 with the staging of the theatre production “An Aboriginal Moomba: Out of the Dark” and a huge street parade.

The festivities for Moomba Festival are happening along the banks of the Yarra River. There are a host of carnival rides, talented artists, and shows with world class athletes water skiing and wakeboarding. There is also a great parade that runs towards the city on St Kila Road. It is attended by families in their thousands as they watch the many community groups that participate.

Celebrate four spectacular days of events and activities. Kids fun and games, activities, fireworks, water sports, the crazy Birdman Rally, spectacular fireworks and more are here. Plus there is iconic Moomba Parade.

There is plenty of delicious food and drinks for sale with food trucks selling everything from your festival favourites to international cuisines.

Moomba Events Scehdule:

Sunday 8 March at 11am: Birdman Rally.

Monday 9 March at 10.45 am: Moomba Parade – This parade starts at the Shrine of Remembrance and finishes at Linlithgow Avenue

Fireworks are on display on Saturday, Sunday and Monday evenings from 9:30pm to 9:45 pm.

The city will be jam packed during this weekend, so it is advisable to take a train to Flinders Station. Moomba is just across the road!