The Yarraville Festival is a community event run by local and Trader volunteers since 1981, reaching almost 28,000 people in attendance. Showcasing local art, music, and goods, it’s easy to find something for everyone.
This year, we have one major alteration: the Main Stage is now on Murray Street, along with one of its highlights, the adorable Dog Parade proudly supported by For My Petz, Urban Paws & Yarraville Village Animal Hospital.
“With four stages of acts, it’s going to be the best yet. We’ve got well-known musicians, including ‘Debra La Velle’, international act ‘Brixton Alley’ and local legends ‘Hollow December’, as well a diverse multicultural mix of musical styles from hip-hop to hillbilly folk.” said Yarraville Traders Association President, Carla Smith.
As well as the mix of music, the Community Stage will showcase something for the whole family with Footscray-Yarraville City Brass Band , St Nicholas Greek School Dance Troupe and, a jive dance performance by ‘Swing Patrol’.
“It’s going to be a packed day of entertainment.”
This year, with generous support from the Yarraville Traders Association, stalls and market holders will be handpicked by shop owners to encourage more local products, art and produce.
“Supporting local trade fosters our local community”, said Alex Still, local business owner and festival vice-president.
Other highlights include a petting zoo at Alfa and book readings from The Younger Sun in the pop-up park for children, exciting rides for the bigger kids, and a smorgasbord of local eats and drinks for the grown-ups.
One of the West’s most popular events, the Yarraville Festival is almost upon us, a yearly showcase of the west’s beloved community spirit.
Yarraville Festival 2020 details:
Sunday 16th February, 9am – 7pm
Yarraville Village Precinct (Anderson and Ballarat streets)