Kid-friendly events on AFL Grand Final week

Footy fever is taking over Melbourne this September. Families can celebrate the Toyota AFL Grand Final week with these fun events around Melbourne – AFL Footy Festival, MCG Open Day and AFL Live Site at Fed Square.


Kid-friendly events for AFL Grand Final week
Image: AFL Footy Festival 2018

AFL Footy Festival

The AFL Footy Festival is once again returning to Yarra Park (next to the MCG) for 4 days of fun activities, footy, music, food and entertainment.

25–28 September 2019

Kid-friendly events for AFL Grand Final week
Image: Milo Kids Zone

Activities at the Footy Festival include:

MILO Kids Zone
25–28 September 2019

Kids can race each other through the giant inflatable obstacle course, play in the Woolworths AFL playground, enjoy the art play area and immersive AFL kids dome. Be sure to keep an eye out for your favourite AFL and AFLW players.

Date and times:
25–26 September: 10am–6pm
27–28 September: 9am–6pm
Location: Yarra Park, next to the MCG
Price: FREE

AFL Grand Final Parade
Friday 27th September 2019

This is a great opportunity for kids to see the players who will be taking part in this year’s Toyota AFL Grand Final. The players will be joined by marching bands and roving entertainers as they walk from the Old Treasury Building down to Yarra Park at the MCG.

AFL Live Site at Yarra Park
Saturday 28th September 2019

If you can’t get tickets to the big game, this is the next best thing to be part of AFL’s big day. Watch the 2019 Toyota AFL Grand Final LIVE on the big screens next to the MCG. Hear the roars of the crowd! The AFL Live Site will open at 9am.


Kid-friendly events for AFL Grand Final week
Image: Fed Square

AFL Live Site at Fed Square

Grab your friends and family and head down to Fed Square to watch the iconic AFL Grand Final live on the big screen. Enjoy the excitement of the game amongst hundreds of other footy fans.

Date: Saturday 28 September 2019
Time: 2:30pm–5:30pm
Location: Federation Square, Cnr of Swanston & Flinders Streets
Price: FREE
More information

Kid-friendly events for AFL Grand Final week
Image: MCG Facebook page

MCG Open Day

After the excitement of the AFL Grand Final match, one of the greatest sporting arenas in the world the MCG will host their annual Open Day on Sunday 29 September 2019. Visitors will have the opportunity to walk around areas of the stadium that are normally off-limits to the public.

Date: Sunday 29 September 2019
Time: TBC
Location: MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground)
Price: This is a FREE event for everyone to enjoy, but you must be registered to attend. Click here to register.


We try our best to provide accurate information on kid-friendly events around Victoria but do recommend parents check details directly to confirm dates, times, prices as some details may be subject to change.

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