The Festival City program, now in its tenth year, delivers a broad range of dynamic festivals and activities across the City annually.
Local community festivals are supported through the Festival City Grants Program and Council also partners with a range of flagship Melbourne festivals such as the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, St Jerome’s Laneway Festival, Midsumma Festival and Melbourne Fringe. In addition to the vibrant calendar of festivals, a range of public events are held across the city, capped off by the spectacular New Year’s Eve Fireworks in Footscray Park.
Some highlights of the 2019/20 program included:
- Council's New Year's Eve Fireworks in Footscray Park attracting it's largest crowd to date (approximately 22,000 people), delivered as a single-use plastic free event
- The second edition of the biennial Due West Arts Festival which showcased the work of 575 local artists across 64 event
- St Jerome’s Laneway Festival attracting over 17,000 music lovers to the iconic Footscray Park, building upon the city’s reputation as the home for live music.
- A highly successful Midsumma Westside Program, supported by partnerships with the national Better Together Conference, Drummond Street Services and our surrounding local Councils
To see past Festival City programs check out Festivals/Past-Festivals