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Get ready: Moomba Festival is back in Melbourne, and this year will be better than ever!

The community festival is well known for its endless list of activities. You’ll certainly want to immerse yourself in the middle of all the fun!

The Moomba festival takes place along the Yarra River, at Alexandra Gardens, and Birrarung Marr Park.

The festival will feature a variety of carnival rides, the crowning of the Moomba Monarchs, and performances from the likes of Soju-Gang, Chitra and The Mamas.

Moomba is also famous for its Birdman Rally, an event where competitors attempt to ‘fly’ over the Yarra River with the aid of homemade flying devices. It’s all in the name of charity and it’s guaranteed to deliver a lot of laughs!

Moomba Festival is a great day out for the whole family, offering activities for all ages. There’s even an activity called Yogabean – which is a yoga class just for kids!

Or if you’re looking for something to keep the adults in your group preoccupied, there are Latin Dance Workshops available and daredevil circus performances.

 

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See the King and Queen of Moomba!

Every year the Moomba Festival elects a King or Queen (or both) for the festival. In the past,  monarchs have included Mick Malthouse, Ruby Rose, Molly Meldrum, Bert Newton and Cathy Freeman.

This year’s royalty are Jane Bunn and Archie Thompson.

Jane Bunn

This year the Queen of Moomba Festival will be Channel 7’s weather forecaster Jane Bunn.

She has studied at Monash University, the Bureau of Meteorology and Pennsylvania State University.

In addition to presenting and forecasting for Channel 7, Jane is also the weather forecaster and presenter for 3AW Breakfast with Ross and John.

Archie Thompson

The man who will be crowned King of Moomba Festival is Archie Thompson.

Today, Archie is a commentator on Fox Sports but was previously best known as a footballer for Melbourne Victory. He currently plays for Murray United FC, a club based in Wodonga.

He even represented Australia for the Socceroos, and during his time in the green and gold,  broke the record for the number of goals scored in an international soccer game (13, for those of you playing at home!)

 

You won’t want to miss ‘Little Big Shots’ – book your parking near Birrarung Marr online

‘Little Big Shots’ is the only film festival in Australia that screens movies made exclusively by kids!

And some of those films will be screened at the Moomba Festival!

That’s right – you can enjoy a day out with the family and get a sneak peek into Australia’s future Nolans and Spielbergs!

There will also be a range of other movies played throughout the day including The Lego Movie and How To Train Your Dragon 2.

Make sure to check out the full Moomba Festival program so you can plan your visit!

Enjoy a weekend of festivities with safe Moomba parking

Wrap a long day of running from one exciting event to the other by relaxing on the lawn with your friends and family. There is no need to worry about rushing back to your car to avoid a late parking fee thanks to Le Garage this Moomba weekend!

Stick around for the fireworks display and make memories you’ll never forget at the Moomba Festival.

It doesn’t end there though – on Saturday and Sunday the fireworks are followed by a phenomenal Water Ski Show.

Witness the very best water skiers perform incredible tricks and stunts!

Road closures that may affect parking near Alexandra Gardens

If you were hoping to score a lucky street parking spot close to the festival, you might want to think again.

A lot of the roads will be closed off during the event, so it’s best to plan ahead!

Choose Le Garage for Moomba parking that’s close to all the action, and take note of street closures, including:

Boathouse Drive

Boathouse Drive will be closed off to the public from 12:01am on Tuesday 5th to 11:59pm on Monday 11th March.

The road will be closed in both directions, beginning at Alexandra Avenue and continuing west.

Bromby Street

If your plan was to make your way down Bromby Street on the weekend of March 9 and 10, you will be sorely disappointed. The road will be shut between 7am and 6pm from Domain Street onwards.

Additional closures

There will be significant street closures on Monday 11th March, including:

St Kilda Road Service Lane (South Bound)

  • Closed between start of Service Lane adjacent to the City Road overpass and Park Street
  • 12.01am to 4pm

Linlithgow Avenue

  • Closed between Alexandra Avenue and St Kilda Road
  • 12.01am to 4pm

Government House Drive

  • Closed between Linlithgow Avenue and St Kilda Road
  • 12.01am to 4pm

ANZAC Avenue

  • Closed between Domain Street and St Kilda Road
  • 12.01am to 4pm

View all details on Moomba’s website here.

Avoid these areas and instead park at Le Garage. In just a few minutes by foot, you’ll reach all the fun and festivities of Moomba!

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Book Moomba parking online with Le Garage

Le Garage has all your parking needs sorted with their competitive parking rates. We offer affordable and secure parking near Birrarung Marr for all your needs.

Book online now to take advantage of our low weekend parking rates!