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Midsumma Carnival 2018

The most fabulous queer-day-out
Presented by Midsumma Festival

Don't miss Melbourne's most famous family-friendly community day that kicks off summer's beloved three-week Midsumma Festival season. Midsumma Carnival will serve-up a tasting plate of performances and personalities from the festival program – in one giant showcase – with something for everyone.

Check out sports displays, get pooch-smooched at the famous Dog Show, see some amazing queer creations at the new Fashion Design Competition, or test out your favourite songs in the Lipsync Limelight competition.

Food trucks, bars and stalls galore, all top-full of treats to keep you hydrated, fed and in the community spirit.

There'll be an under 18s area hosted by Australia's largest youth organisation Minus18; a rest zone; and Midsumma Carnival's first-ever tactile installation by Slow Art Collective in collaboration with Description Victoria – for those that want to feel the community vibe across all of their senses.

This year we'll have a cloakroom, located beside the main Information and Ticketing point, open until 10:30pm. Bring the kids, the sunscreen and a picnic lunch if you like – but please don't bring any glass containers or bottles with you! We'd hate to see paws, feet and knees coming out a little worse for wear after a lovely day on the grassy knolls of Alexandra Gardens.

Alexandra Gardens
St Kilda Road
Melbourne VIC 3004

This is a free event

Midsumma Carnival Dog Show

The iconic Midsumma Carnival Dog Show will be back in 2018 on Sunday 14 January, from 3pm on the Picnic Precinct Stage at Alexandra Gardens. A fun day out in the park with your pooch.

CATEGORIES: Cutest Bitch; Sexiest Stud; Best Trick; Best Dressed; Best Owner/Dog Combo; and then the ultimate 'Best Dog Overall'!

The Dog Show is proudly supported by My Pet Warehouse, We Are Family and Guide Dogs Victoria.

All category winners will receive a My Pet Warehouse prize pack with the ultimate overall winner also receiving a 'We Are Family's unusual pet portrait', a 50 x 40cm acrylic pet portrait, valued at $300 that captures the character of your pet. These anthropomorphic, pop-art inspired portraits are painted in a home studio in Footscray by trained and exhibiting artist Joel Morrison.

The dog show is hosted by Karen from Finance, with the judges being:
Rowena Allen, Victoria's First Gender and Sexuality Commissioner
Scott Love of My Pet Warehouse
Charlie Spendlove of Guide Dogs Victoria

REGISTRATION: Register on the day at the Guide Dogs Victoria stall (Yellow 4A) between 11am and 2.30pm; the stall is located next to the General Information Booth, opposite the Picnic Precinct Stage.
** Entry is free. Please note that registrations must close at 2.30pm sharp on the day.

Please support those who support us: My Pet Warehouse, We Are Family - Unusual Pet Portraits and Guide Dogs Victoria.

The Midsumma Carnival Dog Show will be held today from 3pm on the Picnic Precinct Stage at Alexandra Gardens. Register on the day at the Guide Dogs Victoria stall between 11am and 2.30pm. Entry is free.

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