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What’s on: Saturday 21 – Sunday 22 October

Here’s our list for what’s on in the North this weekend!

Saturday 21 October

Collingwood Children’s Farm Farmers’ Market

Coburg Farmers’ Market

Fairfield Farmers’ Market

The Finders Keepers market, Carlton

Indian Street Food Festival

Darebin Music Feast

Spring Craft & Market Day, Abbotsford Convent

 

Sunday 22 October

Rockin’ at Redleap

Eltham Farmers’ Market

Carlton Italian Festa

The Finders Keepers market, Carlton

Indian Street Food Festival

Darebin Music Feast

Reservoir Stomp 2017

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What’s on: Saturday 14 – Sunday 15 October

Here’s our list for what’s on in the North this weekend!

 

Saturday 14 October

Darebin Music Feast

Vegan and Vegetarian Weekend, The Food Truck Park

Coburg Farmers’ Market

Collingwood Farmers’ Market, Collingwood Children’s Farm 

Heide Makers’ Market

Writing Workshop with Jo Stanley, The Little Bookroom

Seafood and Sparkling Festival, Welcome to Thornbury

Italian Day at Preston Market

Makers Market Thornbury

 

Sunday 15 October

Yarrambat Food Trucks 2017

40th Spring Fling Street Festival, North Melbourne

Darebin Music Feast

Batman Market Moon Festival

Vegan and Vegetarian Weekend, The Food Truck Park

Storytime with Corinne Fenton & Robin Cowcher, The Little Bookroom

Fawkner Tennis Club and Bowling Club Open Day

Wild About Melbourne Pop Up Makers Market

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What’s on: Saturday 30 September – Sunday 1 October

Here’s our list for what’s on in the North this week!

Saturday 30 September

Ice Cream & Donut Fest, The Food Truck Park

Grand Final at Tallboy & Moose, Preston

Rose St Market

Grand Final Party at Welcome to Thornbury

Bug Lab: Little Bugs, Super Powers, Melbourne Museum (23 June – 15 October 2017)

Grand Final at The Beer Hall, Stomping Ground Beer Hall

Fairfield Farmers’ Market

Coburg Farmers’ Market

Fringe event: Trash Test Dummies, North Melbourne (23-30 September)

Fringe event: Hazel’s Circus Suitcase (23-30 September)

Melbourne Museum school holiday activities (23 September – 8 October)

A Merry Book launch, The Little Bookroom

Kids Crafts, Colouring in/puzzles & Crown Making, Preston Market

Sunday 1 October

Hurstbridge Farmers Market

Rose St Market

Bug Lab: Little Bugs, Super Powers, Melbourne Museum (23 June – 15 October 2017)

Madinah Market, Coburg Town Hall

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What’s on: Friday 22 – Thursday 28 September

Here’s our list of what’s on in the North this week!

Friday 22 September

Coburg Carnivale

Paddock to Plate, The Food Truck Park

 

Saturday 23 September

Slow Food Melbourne Farmers’ Market, Abbotsford Convent

Coburg Farmers’ Market

Fringe event: Cha-cha-change it up, North Melbourne

Fringe event: The I Hate Children Children’s Show, Collingwood

Kids Craft Classes, Preston Market

Fringe event: Trash Test Dummies, North Melbourne (23-30 September)

Fringe event: Hazel’s Circus Suitcase (23-30 September)

Melbourne Museum school holiday activities (23 September – 8 October)

Winnie the Pooh teddy bears picnic, The Little Bookroom

Coburg Carnivale

Paddock to Plate, The Food Truck Park

 

Sunday 24 September

‘Draw and Listen’ – Free Children’s Concert, Abbotsford Convent

Fringe event: The Children’s Party, North Melbourne

Melbourne Museum family day, Carlton

Paddock to Plate, The Food Truck Park

 

Monday 25 September

Studio Magnifica school holiday program, Coburg (25 September – 6 October)

Fringe event: Scott’s BMX Trick Bike Show, North Melbourne (25-28 September)

 

Tuesday 26 September

Kids writing workshop with Meredith Costain, The Little Bookroom

Scarecrow Making at Northcote Library

Book Picnic, Eltham Library

 

Wednesday 27 September

University of Melbourne Farmers’ Market

NBFC Footy Activation Zone, Preston Market

Kiddyrock Workshop, The Little Bookroom

School Holiday Wednesday Train Rides, Diamond Valley Railway Inc

Springtime Craft Spectacular – School Holiday Program, Eltham Library

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Thursday 28 September

DIY Suncatchers, Eltham Library

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What’s on: Saturday 16 – Sunday 17 September

Here’s our list for what’s on in the North this weekend!

Saturday 16 September

French Food Festival, The Food Truck Park – Preston

Dimmie and Dumpling Festival, Welcome to Thornbury

Fairfield Farmers’ Market

Coburg Farmers’ Market

All for kids market, Preston

Kiddyrock Family Jam, Fitzroy North

Animaga 2017, Royal Exhibition Building

Fitzroy Market

Melbourne Pirate Market

Writing Workshop with Ailsa Wild, The Little Bookroom

Rose Street Market, Fitzroy

St Andrews Market

 

Sunday 17 September

French Food Festival, The Food Truck Park – Preston

St Andrews Festival

Animaga 2017, Royal Exhibition Building

Merlynston Market

Darebin Family Fun Day

Rose Street Market, Fitzroy

 

Tuesday 19 September

Hermione’s Birthday Party! The Little Bookroom, Carlton

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What’s on: Saturday 26 August – Sunday 27 August

Here’s our list of what’s on in the North this week!

Saturday 26 August

Street Food Clash: Souva Vs Kebab

Coburg Farmers’ Market

Bug Lab at the Melbourne Museum

The National Geographic Photo Ark

Rose St, Artists’ Market

Saturday Art Club – Build a drawing machine, Heide MOMA

Slow Food Melbourne Farmers’ Market, Abbotsford Convent

Sisters’ Market

Book Week parade, The Little Bookroom

Gelato Doughnut Sandwich Weekend

Reading Time with Children’s Book Council of Australia, Melbourne Museum

 

Sunday 27 August

Street Food Clash: Souva Vs Kebab

Bug Lab at the Melbourne Museum

The National Geographic Photo Ark

Rose St, Artists’ Market

Hurstbridge Wattle Festival

Gelato Doughnut Sandwich Weekend

Barkly Market, Brunswick

Preston Really Really Free Market

GAME ON! AFL Sports Day, Pacific Epping

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What’s on: Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th August

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Saturday 12th August

Love your bookshop day – The Little Bookroom

Love your bookshop day – Brunswick Bound

Love your bookshop day – Eltham Bookshop

Love your bookshop day – Fairfield Books

Love your bookshop day – Pictures and Pages

Love your bookshop day – Readings Carlton

Big Breakfast Festival

Mulled Wine + Hot Cheese Party #2

Collingwood Children’s Farm Farmers Market

Coburg Farmers’ Market

Bug Lab at the Melbourne Museum

The National Geographic Photo Ark

Rose St, Artists’ Market

Winter Magic Market – Brunswick

 

Sunday 13th August

Big Breakfast Festival

Victorian Fair Trade Market

Eltham Farmers’ Market

Round She Goes Market

Bug Lab at the Melbourne Museum

The National Geographic Photo Ark

Rose St, Artists’ Market

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What’s on: Friday 14 July – Thursday 20 July

Here’s our list for what’s on in the North this week!

Friday 14 July

The Finder’s Keepers Market. Held at the Royal Exhibition Building, there will be over 250 independent art and design stalls. Find some lovely local makers from Melbourne, as well as talented favourites from all around Australia. There will also be food and beverage stalls, live music, two bars, three stations serving fresh coffee and Melbourne’s favourite Food Trucks.

The Wind in the Willows. A charming, classic tale of adventure and discovery, in a brand new one-man adaptation at the Darebin Arts and Entertainment Centre. Join Ratty, Mole, Badger and the incorrigible Mr. Toad on their journeys, trials and misadventures around the river, the Wild Woods and beyond. Featuring a magical set with plenty of surprises throughout, and playful costuming and props.

Kids kaleidoscope making workshop. Held at the Preston market, learn the art of making your own Kaleidoscope that you can take home to keep. No bookings required, first come, first serve.

Coffee Festival at The Food Truck Park. Celebrating international coffee in all it’s fine forms, plus a variety of gourmet food trucks.

Melbourne Magic Festival. There will be over 60 magicians from all over Australia including special kids shows.

Saturday 15 July

Plenty Ranges Arts and Convention Centre – family movie night. Celebrate all things dinosaur with indoor dinosaur themed mini golf, a reptile roaming area and Jurassic World on the big screen.

The Finder’s Keepers Market. Held at the Royal Exhibition Building, there will be over 250 independent art and design stalls. Find some lovely local makers from Melbourne, as well as talented favourites from all around Australia. There will also be food and beverage stalls, live music, two bars, three stations serving fresh coffee and Melbourne’s favourite Food Trucks.

The Wind in the Willows. A charming, classic tale of adventure and discovery, in a brand new one-man adaptation at the Darebin Arts and Entertainment Centre. Join Ratty, Mole, Badger and the incorrigible Mr. Toad on their journeys, trials and misadventures around the river, the Wild Woods and beyond. Featuring a magical set with plenty of surprises throughout, and playful costuming and props.

Writing Workshop with Samantha Wheeler. Held at The Little Bookroom. Suitable for ages 7-11 years.

Coburg Farmer’s Market. Held at the Coburg North Primary School, there is always a great supply of fresh vegetables, seasonal fruits, nuts & oils, meats, eggs, bread, cheeses, cakes, pies, sweet treats, wine, and cider. See our review here.

Coffee Festival at The Food Truck Park. Celebrating international coffee in all it’s fine forms, plus a variety of gourmet food trucks.

Melbourne Magic Festival. There will be over 60 magicians from all over Australia including special kids shows.

Bastille Day French Festival. A celebration of French culture including French products, food and drinks, conferences, workshops, art exhibition, live performances, masterclasses, a kids’ area and great raffle prizes to be won.

The Fitzroy Market. Held at the Fitzroy Primary School, there are 65 stalls consisting of all things second hand, vintage and hand-made plus some delicious food.

A Taste of Peru. Held at the Brunswick Town Hall, indulge in Peruvian cuisine plus listen to the acoustic melodies of Peruvian criollo music and dance the night away to chicha, cumbia, salsa, bachata and reggaeton.

Fairfield farmer’s market. Held at Fairfield Primary School, purchase all your fresh food direct from the producers.

Sunday 16 July

The Finder’s Keepers Market. Held at the Royal Exhibition Building, there will be over 250 independent art and design stalls. Find some lovely local makers from Melbourne, as well as talented favourites from all around Australia. There will also be food and beverage stalls, live music, two bars, three stations serving fresh coffee and Melbourne’s favourite Food Trucks.

Spanish Food and Wine Festival. Held at Welcome to Thornbury. Enjoy the best of Spain with sangria, paella, churros and more!

Coffee Festival at The Food Truck Park. Celebrating international coffee in all it’s fine forms, plus a variety of gourmet food trucks.

Bastille Day French Festival. A celebration of French culture including French products, food and drinks, conferences, workshops, art exhibition, live performances, masterclasses, a kids’ area and great raffle prizes to be won.

 

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What’s on: Thu 27 April – Thu 4 May

What’s on in the North this week:

Storytime at The Little Bookroom (Thurs 27 April). There will be songs, stories and rhymes for toddlers, preschoolers and babies. There will also be a Brio train table for the little ones to play with.

Free outdoor movie – Zootopia (Fri 28 April). Epping Hub will be hosting a community market from 4pm with kids activities and food stands. Movie starts at 6pm. Bring your own chair or rug.

Chilli and spice weekend – Food Truck Park Preston (Fri 28 April – Sun 30 April). Showcasing the best in hot street food fare. The spiciest and most flavour packed food trucks in Melbourne will be here all weekend!

Saturday morning music concert for kids (Sat 29 April). A morning music concert for preschool and primary aged kids and their families, held at the Collingwood Town Hall Ballroom.

Coburg farmer’s market (Sat 29 April). Held at the Coburg North Primary School, there is always a great supply of fresh vegetables, seasonal fruits, nuts & oils, meats, eggs, bread, cheeses, cakes, pies, sweet treats, wine and cider.

Fairfield farmer’s market (Sat 29 April). Held at the Fairfield Primary School. Stallholders include growers of free range pork, beef, lamb, goat, chickens, eggs, fresh fruit and vegies, milk straight from the farm, handmade cheeses, honey, olive oil, nuts and seedlings. Plus coffee, a BBQ brekkie, pastries, fresh juices and lots more.

Messy Play Day (Sun 30 April). The Hohnes Road Playhouse will be hosting a messy play day where children can discover, play and get messy! Wear old clothes and bring a change for when you’re done.

Glenroy Festival (Sun 30 April). Held at Bridget Shortell Reserve, celebrate the community of Glenroy with an afternoon of music, dance, activities for the kids and delicious food stalls.

Vegan Vegout at Welcome to Thornbury (Wed 3 May). There will be a selection of vegetarian and vegan food, plus the best pierogi in town!

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What’s on: Fri 31 March – Thur 6 April

What’s on in the north this week:

Member Zoovie night – Sing (Sat 1 April). Melbourne Zoo is hosting a member exclusive Zoovie night. There will be music, entertainment and a unique children’s activity centre. Arrive from 5.30pm to set up your picnic blanket, or visit some of the animals before the movie starts at sunset.

Brickman Wonders of the World interactive lego exhibition at the Melbourne Museum (1 April – 7 May)

Fabulous Fauna at the Melbourne Museum. (Sat 1 April – Mon 17 April). Explore animal habitats, diversity and evolution through a series of hands on activities. Create, construct and classify an animal and display it in a natural habitat or museum setting. Then, take a fresh look at the Wild and Forest galleries on a fun song bird tour.

Warrandyte Riverside Market (Sat 1 Apr). Head down to the Riverbank for the Market. There will be a jumping castle, a hug variety of stalls and food.

Open Farm Day (Sun 2 April). Take the kids to visit working farms and meet local farmers. There will be 18 farms and local producers from Nillumbik, Whittlesea and the Kinglake Ranges opening their gates to showcase farming on the fringe. With a diverse range of farms to visit you can explore fruit and veggie farms, animal farms, orchards and vineyards!

Kids go wild (Mon 3 April – Fri 7 April & M0n 10 April – Fri 14 April). Held at the Melbourne Zoo and designed especially for primary school students*, this full day program will take you on a journey to see some of the amazing animals at the Melbourne Zoo. Bookings essential.

Finding Dory FREE movie screening at Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre, Carlton (5 April)

Firekeeper’s Autumn Bush Days (Wed 5 April – Tues 18 April). As part of Nature Play Week, and running during the school holidays, children can explore the Darebin parklands through a series of nature connection sessions. Wander through the trees, learn new games, practice their sneaking skills to get a closer look at animals and discover more about the plants, birds and creatures that share the city with us.

Melbourne burger invitational 2017 (Thur 6 April). As part of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, Welcome to Thornbury is hosting some the best burger slingers in the business! $16 gets you entry and a burger of your choice – sounds fab!

Movies at Plenty Ranges Arts and Convention Centre – Cars 2. (Thurs 6 April). The centre will be showing Cars 2 on the big screen.

Rock A Bye Baby (Thurs 6 April). PBS 106.7FM is presenting a Rock-A-Bye Baby session with the ancient African rhythms and melodies of The Senegambian Jazz Band at the Fitzroy Town Hall. It is a no-frills, daytime show for families of all ages and your chance to see a real band without fear of sugary drinks or costumed characters. Noise is welcome, crawling in expected and dancing is a must!

 

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