Moomba Festival 2019
Moomba will burst to life this Labour Day Weekend (8 - 11 March) with free events for all ages along the banks of Melbourne's Yarra River.
2019 is Moomba's 65th year, Australia's largest free community festival with millions of people attending every year.
Held over four days, every Labour Day long weekend, Moomba brings Melburnians together to share in the vibrancy and spirit of our much loved city.
All fun and free courtesy the City of Melbourne
Love Melbourne, Love Moomba!
Friday 8 - Monday 11 March 2019
Friday (6-9pm) Saturday Sunday & Monday 10am-10pm
Location: Alexandra Gardens & Birrarung Marr
Enjoy the thrills of the famous Moomba Carnival every day and night of the festival!
With rides to suit both the big and little kids and enough fairy floss and hot dogs to feed an army, Moomba’s Carnival has something for everyone. Daredevils can get their thrills on Moomba’s most-exhilarating ride, The Beast, which reaches speeds of 120kms per hour and swings 38 metres high!
Little ones can get involved in the action at Little Land in Alexandra Gardens, while adrenaline junkies won’t be disappointed with the country’s best extreme rides on offer across Alexandra Gardens and Birrarung Marr.
Friday Saturday Sunday & Monday Nights 9.30 - 9.40pm
Location: Alexandra Gardens, Birrarung Marr
Feel the explosion of joy as the sky lights up with a colourful firework display each night of Moomba.
Sit, stand or dance under the pyrotechnic spectacular, an exploding array of flowers and multi-layered colours.
Moomba Masters Championship | Waterskiing
Date: Wednesday, 6 March - Monday, 11 March // Pro Men and Women Finals: 5.30pm-7.30pm, Monday, 11 March
Location: Yarra River, Batman Avenue, Melbourne
Elite, world-class watersport athletes will return to the Yarra River to compete in the Moomba Masters Championship! This popular international event, running across five days in March, will see the world's best water skiers and wakeboarders across 16 countries compete for the top spot in a series of competitions.
Competitors will take part in three event competitions (trick, slalom and jump) to win the coveted Moomba Masters title.
Sunday, 10th March 2019 - 11.30am
Yarra River, Birrarung Marr
The Birdman Rally with competitors plunging into the Yarra River for charity.
The antics are back with the hilarious Birdman Rally, where contestants aim to fly across the river by leaping off a four-metre platform with wings attached to their costumes.. all for a good cause.
Moomba Birdman Rally
Monday 11 March 2019 - 10.45am
A Melbourne staple, take your place on the sidelines as the vitality and energy of Moomba is brought to life through the spectacular Moomba Parade.
Community designed floats are sure to dazzle in the spotlight this year and will be accompanied by droves of talented performance troupes, professional and amateur dance groups, as well as school participants.
Route: begins at Birdwood Avenue, through Kings Domain parkland and conclude on Linlithgow Avenue near Queen Victoria Gardens.
It's big, colourful and fun. And it's all free.
The 2019 king and queen (oops) Jane Bunn and Archie Thompson
The crowning of the Moomba Monarchs is one of the festival’s most iconic ceremonial traditions.
Over the years, the Moomba Monarchs, who reign over the parade, have included the likes of Bert Newton, Dame Edna and Molly Meldrum, as well as sporting and community heroes such as Cathy Freeman, and Stevie and Michelle Payne.
With a keen enthusiasm for the weather, meteorologist Jane Bunn brings her specialised reports to Melburnians come rain, hail or shine. Known and loved as Channel 7’s resident weather forecaster, Jane also gives us the low-down on what’s happening around the city as a co-host on The Great Weekend. As well as being a regular on the telly and radio, Jane is a passionate RSPCA and Royal Flying Doctor Service ambassador. Jane also plays an important role in providing weather advice to the Country Fire Authority and farming communities around Victoria.
He’s a record-breaking sports legend who’s proudly worn green and gold representing Australia. Archie Thompson’s career has seen him play for the Socceroos where he broke the record for the most goals in an international game and become a superstar player for Melbourne Victory. Archie also knows the importance of talking about mental health and has been an ambassador for Movember. These days you’ll find Archie on FOX SPORTS as an expert commentator and continuing on with his most important role of all – being a Dad to kids Isabella and Axel.
When & Where
Date/s: Friday 8th March 2019 -
Monday 11th March 2019
Web Links→ Moomba Festival 2019
→ Moomba Birdman Rally
→ Insulting Moomba | Melbourne Trivia
→ Labour Day Weekend | Melbourne 2019
→ Moomba Birdman Rally 2019
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