FESTIVAL FAQ's

How much does entry cost? 

It’s free!  
Our festival is not-for-profit, organised by a committee of volunteers and made possible by City of Yarra Council, sponsors donations and fundraising activities (Raffle tickets).  


Please buy a raffle ticket or two, or three to help fund the festival for year to come.
Raffle tickets can be purchased online before the event or at the festival via cash or EFTPOS purchase at the Admin Tent.

Where and when does the event take place?  

Sunday 15th of March 2020, 12pm – 5pm at Edinburgh Gardens, North Fitzroy.

Is there anything that I should bring?

Cash.  Some of our Food and Drink stalls have both cash and card payment options, but to be safe please ensure you have some cash with you on the day.
 

We don't have an ATM on site at the festival but there are ATM's in the vicinity. Click here to view a map of the nearest ATM's.
 

Anything else I should bring?
A picnic, fold out chairs & picnic blanket whatever else you think you may need on the day.

How should I wear? 

You're invited to wear a touch of green, your county tops and other Irish clothing.
The festival is an outdoor event so please dress and prepare appropriately with hats, sunscreen and always seek shade.
 
Weather is looking sunny and clear for 2020, but best to be prepared for Melbourne's changing weather! 

What is the best way to get to the festival?

That will depend on your own circumstances. Check out the 'Getting there' page for more detailed information.

What kind of events will be happening at the festival?

There will be lots and lots of performances and events; music, dancing, street performers, kids games and activities something for everyone. 

 

Who is the festival for? 

Everyone's welcome. The festival is a family fun day celebrating Irish culture and heritage but you don’t have to be Irish to attend or enjoy the festival.  

 

Is there any food served at the festival?

Yes. There are numerous food vendors serving a variety of foods, soft drinks and coffee.  

 

Can I bring my own food?

Yes, you can. Why not bring a picnic? Just make sure to tidy up after.

Is there any water provided?

Yes, there will be a water station. So stay hydrated and please bring a reusable bottle.

Is alcohol served at the festival?

There are no alcohol vendors at the festival.  

Can I bring my dog?

Yes. Just make sure it's under your control. Remember there are a lot of people and kids at the festival.

How do I get to the festival?

The festival is held at Edinburgh Gardens, North Fitzroy and you can reach it by train, tram or car. Click here for more details

Is there parking near the festival?

Yes. But it does fill up. Please give yourself plenty of time to find a spot and get to the festival.

Festival etiquette

We ask that you please use the bins provided and clean up after yourself.  Litter has not been a problem in the past thanks to the good nature and community spirit of those who attended.  

We would like to thank you in advance for keeping the festival clean. 

Please be respectful of others so we can all have a good time.

 

If you have a question about the festival please contact us here or on Facebook.

 

Melbourne Irish Festival Committee 2018