Past Festivals

Each year Council's Festival City Grants Program funds festivals that help to build community and attract visitors to our City in line with our Council Plan, Festival City Policy and Tourism Visitation Strategy. A new Festival City Grants program will reopen in May 2020.

For the complete list of currently funded festivals for 2018 - 2020 take a look at our Festival City Grant Recipients.

In addition to the festivals funded through the Grants Program, Council also partners with some of Melbourne's most significant not-for-profit and commercial festivals, and produces the annual NYE Fireworks in Footscray Park plus some smaller festival programs and activations.

To see all current and upcoming festivals supported by Council's Festival City Program visit the Festival City webpage.