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Event this Sunday – Melbourne!


Dandenong Market will host its second Diwali Family Day on Sunday 22 October as part of the annual Hindu festival that celebrates good fortune, family, friendships and the belief that good will triumph evil.

The free community event is one of Dandenong Market’s most popular – with attendance figures expected to reach over 27,000. The festival will offer a pop-up food bazaar, vibrant entertainment and plenty of kid’s activities making it the ultimate family day out.

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An additional 12 Indian street-food vendors and food trucks have been added to the existing 200-strong market stall line-up, including Babaji’s Kitchen (South Indian Pancakes), Bombay Bitez (Mumbai Street Food), Delhi Bites (Tandoori Chicken and Biryani), Taka Taka (Sri Lankan Street Food) and Tibetan Momo Kitchen (Authentic Tibetan).

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Entertainment will include live performances all day from market favourites Bollydazzlers, Sikander and The Fifths. Free henna hand art and turban styling will also be on offer.

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Jennifer Hibbs, General Manager of Dandenong Market, says the Diwali Family Day is a key highlight in the market’s extensive calendar and showcases the diversity of the community who shop and work at Dandenong Market.

“Being the most multicultural market in Melbourne, we love celebrating important cultural events including our Diwali Day Festival. This year we have really stepped it up a notch.

“Diwali Family Day one of our most popular events and we invite food lovers and families to pay us a visit during the festivities and discover the Market’s unique offering in Indian, Sri Lankan and Tibetan and Asian cuisine,” said Hibbs.

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Event information

What: Diwali Family Day at Dandenong Market
Date: Sunday 22 October, 2017
Time: 10am – 4pm
Where: Market Square, Dandenong Market, Corner Clow and Cleeland Streets, Dandenong

Cost: Free Entry

Parking: Parking is free for the event


Dandenong Market:
http://dandenongmarket.com.au

Facebook: www.facebook.com/DandenongMarket

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MELBOURNE – GRAND FINAL FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY FROM THIS  WEDNESDAY!

The AFL’s free Footy Festival brings together the best of Melbourne’s food with ‘Taste of Football’ food trucks and pop-ups, music, kids activities, and of course, footy in a four day celebration! Wednesday 27th September until Toyota AFL Grand Final Day, Saturday 30th September.

Located at Yarra Park, outside Gate 3 of the MCG, the festival will be packed full of some of Melbourne’s favourite food trucks, Australia’s first UberEATS restaurant, pop-up bars, local DJs and plenty of activities for the kids. Culminating in a live broadcast of the Grand Final on the big screen, this has to the best place to get amongst the action outside the MCG.

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Members of the public are encouraged to buy a Premiership Cup Pin from the Ladder (with support of Public Transport Victoria (PTV)) stall, with all sale proceeds supporting Ladder’s work tackling youth homelessness.

FOOTY FESTIVAL 2017 PRECINCTS:

The Footy Festival will be held across three areas outside Gate 3 of MCG at Yarra Park.

FESTIVAL TIMES:

Wednesday 27th September 10am-6pm

Thursday 28th September 10am-6pm

Friday 29th September 9am-6pm

Saturday 30th September (Grand Final Day) 9am-6pm

TOYOTA AFL GRAND FINAL LIVE SITE

The entertainment hotspot and the heart of the Footy Festival site, the Toyota AFL Grand Final Live Site will host free activities for the whole family including interactive displays, prize giveaways and the chance to meet the players.

From Wednesday to Friday, past AFL matches will be shown on the Big Screen, along with award-winning AFL360, the ever-entertaining Bounce and the 2017 Toyota AFL.

Grand Final Parade

On Grand Final Day itself, things will really heat up. The atmosphere is sure to be electric when the 2017 Toyota AFL Grand Final and pre-match entertainment is broadcast live from the festival’s Big Screen. Fans will be able to hear the crowd roar, and join in, from their seat on the Yarra Park lawn. This is the place to head for anyone who doesn’t have tickets to the match.

At the 2016 Fox Footy Festival Live Site, Yarra Park, Melbourne. September 28th 2016. Photo: Daniel Pockett
At the 2016 Fox Footy Festival Live Site, Yarra Park, Melbourne. September 28th 2016. Photo: Daniel Pockett

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