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Djerriwarrh Community Festival 2017



Djerriwarrh Festival 2017
Saturday, November 18
Melton Recreation Reserve
Reserve Rd, Melton, Victoria 3337

Lock in the date - Saturday, 18th of November 2017 and let's celebrate the 38th Djerriwarrh Festival!

The Djerriwarrh Festival is FREE family friendly event with something for everybody!

When: Saturday 18 November 2017
Time: 11am

Street Parade “I belong. A celebration of Community”
The Lion’s Club Carnival (until 11pm)
12pm - 10pm

International food bazaar (food court)
12pm – 5pm

Sustainable Lane - NEW
Get Active Expo
Pet Expo
Community Info Zone
Buskers Tree
Djerriwarrh Youth Services
Community Showcase Ring
Market Stall Village
Intercultural Communities
Tiny Tots Town
5pm - 10pm

Main stage entertainment
7.30pm

Djerriwarrh Festival BONFIRE
10pm

Fireworks Finale
Location: Melton Recreation Reserve, Reserve Road, Melton

STREET PARADE

The theme of this year’s Street Parade is “I belong. A celebration of Community”. The best place to watch the parade is along High Street- between Palmerston and Coburn’s Road. For more information please check out the Q & A below.

SUSTAINABLE LANE - NEW

Djerriwarrh Festival's very own environment expo – bustling with environmental goodness for anyone and everyone who would like to learn more about how to make their home and lifestyle more sustainable! There’s be a butterfly house, a sensory table, roving entertainers, worms to unearth, an upcycling display to inspire, and much more. Come learn about reducing food waste, and jump on a bike to power video screenings! Kids can challenge themselves to an environmental obstacle course to win prizes, or pick up some great native plant seedlings to get the home garden growing!

Melton is an awesome place to discover nature, and we are all about protecting it for everyone to enjoy. So come take the opportunity to chat to us about waste, recycling and biodiversity, and find out if solar panels are for you.

THE EMERGENCY SERVICES INFORMATION AND DISPLAY

Is set to explode this year – LITERALLY! Come and see up close real-life demonstrations from the CFA – watch these guys in action at 1.30pm (The Jaws of Life Rescue Demonstration) and 3pm (The Fire Pod Demonstration). The SES and Victorian Police Proactive Units will also be there. Be sure to say hi!

A BIGGER THAN EVER BEFORE MARKET STALL VILLAGE

Featuring – in a new location! With up to 100 handpicked arts, crafts and specialty stalls – this is one SUPER SIZED market village - grab yourself a bargain!

PET EXPO IS BACK

With everything you need for your best fury, scaly, feathered friends! Featuring free pony rides and action-packed displays from the Flipping Disc Dogs and the Working Dog Show! This year we’ll even have PET ADOPTIONS on the day! Be prepared to fall in love….

You can catch the following attractions in the Pet Expo Arena:

Free Pony Rides (12.00pm to 4.50pm)
Flipping Disc Dogz: 12.30pm, 2.00pm and 4.00pm
The Working Dog Show: 1.45pm and 3.00pm
Responsible Pet Ownership Presentation
Mobile Microchipping – How to microchip your animals
NEW AND IMPROVED TINY TOT TOWN

Featuring a trackless train (leaving from the “Djerriwarrh Festival Station” every fifteen minutes. Check out Nylon Zoo – an enchanting story time hub and the super cute baby petting zoo…. ALL FREE OF CHARGE.

Story time in the larger than life “Nylon Zoo Echidna” is on at these times (please note, each session goes for approximately 20 minutes):

1.00pm, 1.30pm, 2.00pm, 2.30pm, 3.00pm, 3.30pm

FAMILIES AND CHILDREN

Marquee is where you will find a wide range of FREE, hands on activities for children’s aged 0-12 years including arts and crafts, story time, active play and more!

The BONFIRE IS BACK!!

After last year’s success, we’re bringing it back again in 2017. Watch another magnificent structure burn on down. Melton’s own version of “Burning Man”.

INTERCULTURAL COMMUNITIES

A dedicated space showcasing traditional dance, food and music to celebrate Melton’s diversity and engage locals with people and culture from all over the world. There will be robust and interactive multicultural performances from the Intercultural Stage! Featuring free big kids and little kids activities including Ethiopian coffee, face painting, Rongoli workshops and henna!

The Intercultural Communities Stage Performance Program will be released soon. Including:

ABORIGINAL
AFRICAN DRUMMING
BOLLYWOOD DANCE
IRISH TAP DANCING
ASIAN AND MIDDLE EASTERN PERFORMANCE
MUCH MORE…
GET HEALTHY AND GET ACTIVE

In this festival favourite expo. The Get Active Expo promotes active and healthy lifestyles to all residents through interactive activities. Register on the day to receive your sport passport. Participate in all the activities to go into the draw for some prizes. Challenge yourself on the abseiling wall, try your skills with a hockey stick, tackle a rugby league bag or jump, skip, hop and throw your way through an obstacle course and more.... The expo also provides links for residents into local sporting and recreation clubs and provides the clubs an opportunity to recruit new participants, members and volunteers from the broader community

YOUTH SERVICES

Features a MC/Rapper DJ Performance and other roaming performers, skate, BMX and scooter comps, free food, prizes and more...Fully supervised, alcohol and drug free event brought to you by Melton Youth Services

STENCIL SKILLZ

Are workshop for ages 14-25 where you can try your hand at stencil and aerosol art with guidance from some of West’s best street artists from Outlines Workshop.

Kick start some basic street art techniques and work with a group to create a fun one-off art work, right in the middle of the festival! Head to the Youth Zone between 12- 5pm!

COMMUNITY SHOWCASE PROGRAM

12.00pm Apni Maa Boli Punjabi Te Apna Virsa Melbourne

12.20pm Melton Music

12.30pm Melton Star Search

12.40pm Feel the Beat

12.55pm Gaby & Aleesha Duo

1.10pm Galactic Dance & Events Australia

1.30pm Festival for Healthy Living

1.45pm Instyle Dance Co

2.05pm Instrument Fusion

2.20pm Mabuhay Dance Group

2.40pm Bhutanese Community Group

2.50pm Melton Indian Punjabi Group

3.20pm Silver Society

3.40pm The Melton Singers

MAIN STAGE




BUSKERS TREE

12.00pm

Dan Trakell

12.50pm

Harrison Storm

1.40pm

Dan Trakell

2.30pm

Harrison Storm

3.20pm

Dan Trakell

4.10pm

Harrison Storm



STREET PARADE LINE UP

Melton Fire Brigade (CFA)
Melton SES
Dream Big
Great Dane Lovers
Coburn Primary School
Otuho Community of Australia
Melton Hockey Club
Scouts Victoria, Djerriwarrh District
Melton Bangla School
Feel the Beat Dance Academy
Melton Primary School
Utsav Malayalee Samaj
Melton Warriors Rugby Union Club
Instrument Fusion
Kurunjang Primary School
Melton Uniting Kindergarten
Melton Dog Obedience Club
Women Making it Happen - Djerriwarrh Health Services
Exford Primary School
BusyFeet Melton
Northpoint Food Pantry
Paisley Park ELC Melton
Melton Basketball Association
Melton Broncos Rugby League
NRG Dance Studio
Arnolds Creek Primary School
Swimmers
Goodstart Early Learning
L2P Learner Driver Mentor Program
Melton and District 4WD Club Inc
Combined Churches Melton
Paul Sadler Swimland
SCAT
Melton Junior Football Netball Club
Melton South Primary School

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