Entertainment & Activities

Moomba celebrates Melbourne’s appetite for discovery with a chock-a-block program of free events and activities for the entire family, including face painting, puppetry, craft making and more.

As you make your way through the festival site, let Moomba take you on a colourful adventure. Encounter the wacky world of Super Box at Art Play; ride the Moomba Express; join the roller disco; explore the cubby village; catch a roving performance; discover new music; plus much, much more!

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Roller Disco

Pop on some skates and have a boogie at the grooviest roller disco in town. Bust some new moves to the disco beats of MzRizk, JNETT and Jimmy James and see how low you can go doing the limbo.

The Green

Enter The Green and be transported to a magical garden featuring giant puppets, face painting, roving entertainment and an enchanting village of cubby houses to explore.

Sand Sculptures

Discover past Moomba Kings and Queens immortalised in sand by master sand sculptors Dennis Massoud and Etual Ojeda and take a workshop to build your own.

Super Box World at Artplay

Visit the world of Super Box where all sorts of robotic things live. Tend to roaming creatures, give them an artful face-lift or make a smiling lamp post dance.

Big Screen

Sit back and relax while watching a free twilight screening of some of our favourite family films on the Moomba Big Screen. Every night at 6.30pm.

Bandstand

Enjoy the sounds of some of Melbourne’s best up and coming musicians. Featuring Miles & Simone, Dr Crask and His Swingin’ Elixir and The Seven Ups.

Schedule

Friday 10 March

6pm - 6.45pm
Bandstand: Uptown Brown
South Carnival
6pm - 11pm
Carnival
North Carnival
6pm - 11pm
Castle and Cubby
The Green
6pm - 11pm
Puppet Garden: Activities and Workshops
The Green
6pm - 11pm
Roller Disco
Join us at the Moomba Roller Disco! A free all-ages activity, we'll provide the roller skates and you just bring the killer moves!
Palm Lawn
6.30pm - 8pm
Big Screen: The Peanuts Movie
Snoopy and his team take to the skies to pursue their arch-nemesis, while his best pal Charlie Brown begins his own epic quest back home to win the love of his life.
River
7.15pm - 8pm
Bandstand: The Hornets
South Carnival
8.30pm - 9.30pm
Bandstand: Funkalleros
South Carnival
9.30pm - 9.40pm
Fireworks
Site wide

Saturday 11 March

11am - 11pm
Carnival
North Carnival
11am - 11pm
Castle and Cubby
The Green
11am - 7pm
Design a Float
Palm Lawn
11am - 6pm
Premier’s Active Challenge
The Green
11am - 11pm
Puppet Garden: Activities and Workshops
The Green
11am - 11pm
Roller Disco
Join us at the Moomba Roller Disco! A free all-ages activity, we'll provide the roller skates and you just bring the killer moves!
Palm Lawn
11am - 7pm
Sand Sculpting Workshops
Star Lawn
11am - 4pm
Super Box World
ArtPlay
11.30am - 6.30pm
Face painting
The Green
Noon - 12.30pm
Fun Run Workshop presented by Arts Centre Melbourne @ the Bandstand
South Carnival
1pm - 1.45pm
Bandstand: The Suspects
South Carnival
1pm - 7pm
Nightmare Puppet Show
The Green
2.15pm - 3pm
Bandstand: Vintage Roots Band
South Carnival
3.30pm - 4.15pm
Bandstand: Pearly Shells Trio
South Carnival
4.45pm - 5.30pm
Bandstand: The Wikimen
South Carnival
6pm - 6.45pm
Bandstand: Miss Lizzy and the Night Owls
South Carnival
6.30pm - 8pm
Big Screen: Alice Through the Looking Glass
Alice returns to the whimsical world of Wonderland and travels back in time to help the Mad Hatter. Featuring the unforgettable characters from Lewis Carroll’s beloved stories.
River
7.15pm - 8pm
Bandstand: The Gold Street Sound
South Carnival
8.30pm - 9.30pm
Bandstand: Kattimoni
South Carnival
9.30pm - 9.40pm
Fireworks
Site wide

Sunday 12 March

11am - 11pm
Carnival
North Carnival
11am - 11pm
Castle and Cubby
The Green
11am - 7pm
Design a Float
Palm Lawn
11am - 6pm
Premier’s Active Challenge
The Green
11am - 11pm
Puppet Garden: Activities and Workshops
The Green
11am - 11pm
Roller Disco
Join us at the Moomba Roller Disco! A free all-ages activity, we'll provide the roller skates and you just bring the killer moves!
Palm Lawn
11am - 7pm
Sand Sculpting Workshops
Star Lawn
11am - 4pm
Super Box World
ArtPlay
11.30am - 6.30pm
Face painting
The Green
1pm - 1.45pm
Bandstand: The Tipplers
South Carnival
1pm - 7pm
Nightmare Puppet Show
The Green
2.15pm - 3pm
Bandstand: Afro Occidental
South Carnival
3.30pm - 4.15pm
Bandstand: North City
South Carnival
4.45pm - 5.30pm
Bandstand: Dr Crask and his Swingin’ Elixir
South Carnival
6pm - 6.45pm
Bandstand: David Spry
South Carnival
6.30pm - 8pm
Big Screen: Paper Planes
A heart-warming Australian tale of a young boy's passion for flight and his journey to compete in the world paper plane championships in Japan.
River
7.15pm - 8pm
Bandstand: Devil Goat Family String Band
South Carnival
8.30pm - 9.30pm
Bandstand: The Seven Ups
South Carnival
9.30pm - 9.40pm
Fireworks
Site wide

Monday 13 March

11am - 10pm
Carnival
North Carnival
11am - 10pm
Castle and Cubby
The Green
11am - 7pm
Design a Float
Palm Lawn
11am - 6pm
Premier’s Active Challenge
The Green
11am - 10pm
Puppet Garden: Activities and Workshops
The Green
11am - 10pm
Roller Disco
Join us at the Moomba Roller Disco! A free all-ages activity, we'll provide the roller skates and you just bring the killer moves!
Palm Lawn
11am - 7pm
Sand Sculpting Workshops
Star Lawn
11am - 4pm
Super Box World
ArtPlay
11.30am - 6.30pm
Face painting
The Green
1pm - 1.45pm
Bandstand: The Sugarfoot Ramblers
South Carnival
1pm - 7pm
Nightmare Puppet Show
The Green
2.15pm - 3pm
Bandstand: Tracy McNeil & The Goodlife
South Carnival
3.30pm - 4.15pm
Bandstand: The Band Who Knew Too Much
South Carnival
4.45pm - 5.30pm
Bandstand: The New Savages
South Carnival
6pm - 6.45pm
Bandstand: Miles and Simone
South Carnival
6.30pm - 8pm
Big Screen: Paddington
A young Peruvian bear travels to London in search of a home. Alone at Paddington Station, he meets the Brown family who offer him a temporary haven.
River
8.30pm - 9.30pm
Bandstand: La Mauvaise Reputation
South Carnival
9.30pm - 9.40pm
Fireworks
Site wide