Must see kids events at Moomba Festival 2022

Moomba Festival will make its return to the banks of the Yarra River, Birrarung Marr and Alexandra Gardens from 11 – 14 March 2022.

The much-loved Birdman Rally, colourful Moomba Parade, Moomba Masters water sports competition, thrill-seeking carnival rides, music performances, dance workshops, skate competitions and much more will highlight this year’s kid-friendly program.

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Must see kids events at Moomba Festival 2022
Image: Fifi Box and Peter Hitchener OAM, 2022 Moomba Monarchs

Two of Melbourne’s favourite media personalities, Fifi Box and Peter Hitchener OAM, will lead the celebrations as this year’s Moomba Monarchs.

From daredevils bursting for a ride fix to food-truck-loving foodies and families ready for a fun-filled day of activities, Moomba truly offers something for everyone.

Sally Capp

Lord Mayor

Must see kids events at Moomba Festival 2022
Image: Birdman Rally, Moomba Festival

2022 Moomba Festival program highlights:

Birdman Rally
Sunday 13 March 2022, 11.30am

The hilarious Birdman Rally will see courageous competitors don inventive homemade flying devices and hurtle themselves over the Yarra, all in the name of charity.

Moomba Parade
Monday 14 March 2022, 10.45am

The much-loved Moomba Parade – starring the 2022 Moomba Monarchs, Fifi Box and Peter Hitchener, features 1800 performers and dozens of brilliant new floats.

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Must see kids events at Moomba Festival 2022
Image: Moomba Masters, Moomba Festival

Moomba Masters
11–14 March 2022

The Moomba Masters – showcasing an elite field of Australian and international water ski and wakeboard athletes in competition on the Yarra.

Moomba Carnival
11–14 March 2022

The Moomba Carnival, with rides for all ages, including The Beast, reaching speeds of 120km/hr and swings 38 metres into the air.

Dance Zone
11–14 March 2022

A Dance Zone including workshops and performances led by Tik Tok star Jazz TKO and community-focused dance group L2R, as well as kids yoga and African drum and dance workshops.

Must see kids events at Moomba Festival 2022
Image: Carnival, Moomba Festival

Pirate’s Cove
11–14 March 2022

A dedicated Pirate’s Cove kids play area, featuring a sea-themed playground, roving performers, treasure hunts and face painting.

Moomba Stage
11–14 March 2022

The Moomba Stage with entertainment for young and old, including Bluey Stage Show, Circus Trick Tease – Children Are Stinky, Pevan & Sarah, the Public Opinion Afro Orchestra, Mariachi Los Romanticos, The Mamas and Amaru Tribe, as well as sing-along drag time, and bubble shows.

Skateboarding competitions
11–14 March 2022

Skateboarding competitions, including the Australian Skateboarding League’s National Final at Riverslide Skate Park, as well as free scoot, skate and BMX clinics, demos and competitions.

Other festival favourites, include roving entertainment, silent disco, ArtPlay – Polygot Theatre’s Paper Planet craft workshop and Design-a-Float.

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Must see kids events at Moomba Festival 2022
Image: Fireworks, Moomba Festival

Fireworks
11–14 March 2022

Each night of the festival there will be a spectacular fireworks display from 9.30pm–9.37pm.

Moomba Festival 2022
Date: 11 – 14 March 2022
Time: check website program for more details
Location: Yarra River, Birrarung Marr and Alexandra Gardens
Price: FREE (carnival rides are an additional cost)

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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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