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* Footy Festival 2019 *
Yarra Park (MCG) SEPTEMBER 25 - 28 | A.F.L. | Australian Rules Football Home The Footy Festival is a free celebration of the Toyota AFL Finals Series and the excitement of September in Melbourne, showcasing the best in food, music, kids activities and of course footy from Wednesday 25 September until Toyota AFL Grand Final Day on Saturday 28 September. Located at Yarra Park outside Gate 3 of the MCG, the Footy Festival will feature player appearances, giveaways, music and some of Melbourne's best food trucks and bars for an action packed four days. Children will have the most epic experience in the MILO Kids Zone! They'll run, jump, laugh and get messy as they explore the awesome AFL Obstacle Course, Woolworths AFL Playground and Nintendo Interactive Zone. And you never know, they might spot some AFL and AFLW stars too! The Taste of Footy precinct will be filled with some of Melbourne's most iconic food, bites and beverages! Take a seat amongst all of the action, listen to the sounds and enjoy the incredible atmosphere. The Toyota AFL Grand Final Parade, proudly supported by the City of Melbourne, provides a chance for supporters of all ages to see the players taking part in the 2019 Toyota AFL Grand Final. Marching bands and roving entertainers will join the cavalcade of Toyota HiLuxes and the ALL-New Toyota Supras parading the Grand Final teams from the Old Treasury Building to the Toyota AFL Grand Final Live Site at Yarra Park at the MCG on Friday the 28th September. The festivities continue after the parade with the Grand Final Eve Concert commencing from 1pm with live entertainment! When it comes to the big dance, sit back with friends and watch the 2019 Toyota AFL Grand Final LIVE on the big screens. Just a drop punt away from the MCG, you'll be able to hear the roar of the crowd from inside the ground. The Footy Festival is jam packed with family fun!
Grand Final WeekDay 1 - Wednesday Sep 25th Open from 10am until 6pm, experience the best of what Melbourne has to offer. Located in Yarra Park outside Gate 3 of the MCG, the FREE event will feature giveaways, LOTS of fun things to do, music and street performances and some of Melbourne's most iconic food trucks. Also, have a run around in the MILO Kids Zone and race your friends through the giant inflatable obstacle course. Amongst a number of AFL player appearances around the site, there will be signing sessions from 11:00am and 2:00pm on the main stage. Day 2 - Thursday Sep 26th The second day of the 2019 AFL Footy Festival will be back again bigger than ever! Open from 10am until 6pm, the AFL Live Site again will deliver a whole lot of fun for kids of all ages! Make sure you grab yourself a bite to eat from the likes of Biggie Smalls and the Bearded Jaffle, visit the player signing sessions from 11:00am and 2:00pm and experience everything the AFL has to offer. Chill out on the lawns outside the main stage and listen to sounds of the game or try your luck at a number of fan experience activations around the site. Day 3 - Friday Sep 27th Open from 9:00am, all things are a go within 2019 AFL Footy Festival. Get down early to secure your position outside the main stage as the 2019 AFL Grand Final Parade is set to culminate at Yarra Park. See this year's 2019 AFL Grand Final teams up close and personal before their big game and be sure to stick around after to witness this year's AFL GF Eve Concert. Day 4 - Saturday Sep 28th The big day sees the site open from 9am. With large crowds expected, get down to the 2019 AFL live Site to be a part of the AFL's big day. With the atmosphere at an all-time high, what better place to be than at Yarra Park cheering home your club! Grab a bite to eat, sit back with your family or friends and watch the 2019 Toyota AFL Grand Final LIVE on the big screens. There is also plenty to do for the kids with MILO Kids Zone and AFL Live Site offering loads of fun activities to keep them entertained.
What to ExpectMcDonalds Come down and join the fun with inflatable footy goals, handball targets and FREE mini Sherrin giveaways! Keep an eye out for your favourite players, with appearances taking place every day! McDonald's, Official Restaurant of the AFL. McCafe, Official Coffee of the AFL. Toyota Consider yourself a decent kick? Stop by the Toyota Dunkinator and take a shot at the target for a chance to send Toyota Ambassadors, AFL Players and grassroots club volunteers into the drink. All thanks to the Toyota Good for Footy Program, every club representative that you dunk will win some cash for their club! Now that's Good for Footy! rebel Visit rebel and show off your marking skills for your chance to win 2019 Toyota AFL Grand Final Tickets. There will be special guests throughout the week, so keep an eye out for your chance to meet some of your favourite AFL and AFLW players. MILO Race your friends through the giant inflatable obstacle course, try your foot at jumbo AFL grid games, take a selfie with your favourite players and cap off your experience with a nourishing and delicious MILO. Jim Beam This year Jim Beam, the world's no.1 bourbon, will be serving a selection of their famous drinks and giving away a double pass to the 2019 AFL Grand Final as well as other great prizes. Catch them directly opposite the main stage where they will have a double story bar providing perfect viewing of all the action across the weekend. Simply Energy Scream for your team at Simply Energy's Scream-a-Meter! This year Simply Energy will help capture your most passionate scream for your team inside the Scream-a-Meter booth. Come down for your chance to win a prize!Can you cheer louder than Watch Majak Daw? Woolworths Woolworths are back at the Playground this year providing free smoothies, the chance to take a speccy and giving away family passes to the big match! NAB Come and join in the fun at the NAB Mini Legends Speccy Pit! Thanks to NAB, you can take a speccy and mark your FREE mini Sherrin, and enter the draw for your chance to win 2 tickets to the 2019 Toyota AFL Grand Final*. *2 x double passes available TRIPLE M's Grand Final Main Stage Take-Over Triple M owns the Main Stage on Grand Final Morning don't miss us LIVE from 8am-2pm, with The Dead Set Legends and The Saturday Rub! Yak Brewing Yak Brewing will be rolling in their Yaks Float to bring the herd to the MCG and serve some of Australia's favourite beers including Australia's favourite Fat Yak, the Original Pale Ale, Wild Yak, Lazy Yak, Lumber Yak and Rusty Yak.
MILO Kids ZoneChildren will have the most epic experience in the MILO Kids Zone! They'll run, jump, laugh and get messy as they explore the awesome AFL Obstacle Course, Woolworths Fun Zone and Nintendo Interactive Zone. And you never know, they might spot some AFL and AFLW stars too! Oh, did we mention it's free?
Toyota AFL Grand Final ParadeThe Toyota AFL Grand Final Parade gives supporters the chance to see the players taking part in the 2019 Toyota AFL Grand Final. Marching bands and roving entertainers will join the cavalcade of Toyota HiLuxes and the ALL-New Toyota Supras parading the Grand Final teams from the Old Treasury Building to the Toyota AFL Grand Final Live Site at Yarra Park at the MCG on Friday the 28th September. Grand Final Friday & Parade 2019
Toyota Live SiteThe place to be on the Toyota AFL Grand Final Day The Live Site will feature player appearances, giveaways, music and some of Melbourne's best food trucks and bars. Sit back with friends and watch the 2019 Toyota AFL Grand Final LIVE on the big screens. Just a drop punt away from the MCG, you'll be able to hear the roar of the crowd from inside the ground.
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