Northside Summer Festival

Sat 16 Feb - Sat 23 Feb 2019

Various venues in North & West Melb



Northside Block Party

Sat 16 Feb 2019

Eades Park, West Melbourne



Launch Party - Northside Summer Festival

Thurs 21 Feb 2019, 6pm

Bobbie Peels Hotel




in North & West Melbourne

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Spring Fling Street Festival


North and West Melbourne will come alive with Christmas cheer on Friday 8th December 2017 for the second Christmas celebration taking place right in the heart of the North & West Melbourne community. Street entertainment will take off from 5pm with some of Melbourne's most talented buskers popping up among the fantastic shops and cafes, ready to get you in the Christmas spirit. After checking this out, make your way to the end of North Errol St for official entertainment with kid's activities, Christmas Carols, an open air cinema and a special arrival from Santa Claus.

Date:   Friday 8th December 2017


Time: 5pm – 10pm


Location: Errol st with Queensberry St, North Melbourne

Whether you bring along a picnic and settle in with the family or pop by quickly for some delicious takeaway options and a glimpse of the festivities, you're sure to have a Merry time!


Children's Entertainment -  5-6:30pm

Fun dance, great music and interactive games in a happy colourful party atmosphere where kids feel like stars


Christmas Carols -  7:15-8:30pm

Errol's Angels Community Choir will be singing Christmas Carols outside The Centre, with Santa arriving by Fire Engine. The choir will then move onto the Picnic area to sing additional Carols

Santa Clause appearance -  7:30pm

Santa will arrive at The Centre to join the Christmas Carols and give out small Christmas lollies

Movie -  8:30-10pm

Visitors will enjoy a family themed  movie while eating fresh pop corn

Comedy -  6-8:30pm

A comedian, acting as the MC will entertain attendees along the event

Raffle -  6:30 -7pm

Attendees could participate in a Christmas raffle with the proceeds donated to a local  community charity

Music -  5-10pm

Enjoy the musical beats from some local buskers

Food -  5-10pm

Local business will have special deals , offers, activities and giveaways


The Northside Winter Festival is bringing the streets of North and West Melbourne to life this winter with an exciting line up of live music, walking tours, pop-up cinemas, theatre, comedy, retail markets, dining experiences and local trader events.


It's all kicking off on Thursday 27 July 2017 with the start of a captivating arts program involving light projections curated by local artists, leading in to ten days of special events hosted by some of North & West Melbourne's best restaurants, bars, retailers, galleries and historic venues.


An Official Festival Hub will operate from the Melbourne Lithuanian Club at 44 Errol Street with a selection of trader run workshops, demonstrations and giveaways, as well as a bar featuring unique cocktails, beer and wine curated by the some of the precinct's most popular venues.

Launching on Saturday 29 July and opening each night until Saturday 5 August, the NWF Hub is the place to be if you want a taste of what’s special about North & West Melbourne.


Visit the Northside Market when it pops up just off Raglan Street on Friday 4th and Saturday 5th August and help us celebrate on the final day at the NWF closing party, from 3pm at the Festival Hub.


This event is being introduced by the North & West Melbourne Precinct Association to showcase & celebrate the diverse gems for dining, shopping, arts & entertainment that make up the inner North of Melbourne. With generous support from our Major Sponsor City of Melbourne.

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Festival Program key dates:


Thurs 27/7 - Projection art begins

Sat 29/7 - Festival Launch Party at NWF Hub

Fri 4/7 - Northside Market 5pm - 9pm

Sat 5/7 - Northside Market 9am - 4pm, Festival Closing Party 3 - 10pm


NWF Hub opening times:


Sat 29/7  3pm – 10pm

Sun 30/7  3pm -10pm

Mon 31/7  5pm – 10pm

Wed 2/8  5pm – 10pm

Thurs 3/8  5pm – 10pm

Fri 4/8  5pm – 10pm

Sat 5/8  3pm – 10pm

To find out how you can be involved email us at


The NWMPA's first ever Errol Street Open Air Christmas Party took place on Friday 16th December 2016 and WOW, what a success!! North Melbourne's main street came alive with a number of talented buskers from 4pm and programmed entertainment commenced at 6pm on the lawn between the Courthouse Hotel and Auction Rooms. It was a vibrant, fantastic evening packed full of entertainment and community spirit. We also had a very special visit from Santa who made his big entrance in a white Ferrari, much to the delight of the many young ones there on the night.

Thanks once again to all members and locals who contributed to the event, in particular City of Melbourne, Alexkarbon Real Estate, Nick Theodossi Prestige Cars, Parkhill Cellars, The Courthouse on Errol, The Centre, Melbourne Natural Medicine Clinic, Wayne Lynch Master Jeweller, Arts House, and new members Meerkat Productions, Incognita and Stranger Than Paradise.

Experience North Melbourne’s festive spirit! Enjoy a meet and greet with Santa while being entertained by Errol's Angels Community Choir and join in the Elf hunt for your chance to win an early Christmas prize. Be amazed by an array of street performers as you take advantage of late-night shopping, special retail offerings and progressive dining as well as magic shows and free face painting for the kids as North Melbourne brings Christmas fun to the streets.

This event is supported through the Christmas Festival Christmas Collective Initiative.

© 2018 North & West Melbourne Precinct Association Inc.

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