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St Kilda Festival presents a weekend of family fun

The 43rd annual St Kilda Festival is back, promising a weekend filled with family fun entertainment on 17 – 18 February 2024.

With an exciting lineup of performances and activations, festival-goers can immerse themselves in ukulele lessons, interactive pop-up installations, live music experiences and a silent disco at Shakespeare Grove on Sunday. 


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St Kilda Festival presents a weekend of family fun
Image: St Kilda Festival, Big Sunday

On Big Festival Sunday the O’Donnell Gardens Stage will host a program of children’s entertainment in the morning and early afternoon. Highlights include:

Whistle & TrickChildhood friends Esther Holt and Maddy Kelly infuse their performance with enthusiasm and playfulness, actively encouraging audience participation and movement. Their debut album, “Bananas and Other Delicious Things,” released through ABC Music, garnered notable recognition with an ARIA nomination for Best Children’s Album in 2023.

Riot BabyThis dynamic and socially conscious band creatively transforms Australian children’s books into punk anthems. Riot Baby brings a distinctive family dynamic to their performances and their unique approach earned them a nomination for the APRA Song of the Year.


St Kilda Festival presents a weekend of family fun
Image: Team Dream

Team Dream: is one of Australia’s most exciting children’s bands. Known for their vibrant and diverse cast, they have captivated audiences at major events like Moomba, Melbourne Royal Show, and St Kilda Festival.

Playable Streets: REFLECTION is an immersive and interactive installation designed to inspire contemplation through elements including a mirror funhouse and still water. As night falls, REFLECTION transforms under ultraviolet light, bringing drawings to life with glowing, electric lines of colour, enhancing the experience of reflection and self-expression. 

St Kilda Festival presents a weekend of family fun
Image: Woody's World

Woody’s World: Woody’s interactive ukulele shows have taught nearly 9,000 participants in the past two years. Known for their joy and inclusivity, Woody’s blend of music and storytelling has made him a favourite at venues like the Melbourne Recital Centre and Woodford Folk Festival.

Sparkles Face Painting: With a big splash of colour and a dash of sparkle, prepare to be magically transformed into an array of dazzling characters. Rainbows, tigers, butterflies, and dragons. Everyone is invited to visit their face painting tent to get festival-ready with their creative and amazing face art.

St Kilda Festival
 Saturday 17 – Sunday 18 February 2024
 FREE – no bookings required
 St Kilda Foreshore and surrounds, St Kilda


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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