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Melbourne Day

Melbourne Day

Melbourne is celebrating it’s 181st birthday on August 30 and everyone is invited. Celebrate everything that’s great about Melbourne and join the Lord Mayor at Enterprize Park at 10am for the official Flag Raising Ceremony followed by a birthday concert at Federation Square (from 12-2pm) with musical acts Ross Wilson (Daddy Cool, Mondo Rock), Jack Howard (Hunters & Collectors) and Lisa Edwards (John Farnham Band). There’ll also be free cupcakes and the cutting of a giant birthday cake, made by Ferguson Plarre Bakehouses. The event is free, so bring your Melbourne spirit and wish our city a big happy birthday! When: 30 August, 2016 Where: Federation Square Visit the Melbourne Day website. 

Melbourne turns 180!

Melbourne turns 180 years old!

Did you know that Melbourne is almost 180 years old? This Sunday will  mark 180 years since Melbourne was founded on 30 August 1835 by settlers who sailed from Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) aboard the schooner Enterprize. Celebrate our fabulous city with these free events around town: Official flag-raising ceremony Join city councillors, the 2015 Junior Lord Mayor competition winner, Melbourne Day chairman Campbell Walker and committee, VIPs, dignitaries and others as we hoist the city’s flag at 9am. Hear the 35-piece Royal Australian Navy Band Melbourne. Meet the Enterprize’s “first settlers” in period costume — including Gilbert, the Tassie tabby, Melbourne’s first cat! Sing along to sea shanties by the Enterprize Shanty Band. See and hear roving town crier Brad Croft in full voice. MC Sally “Dr Feelgood” Cockburn, of radio 3AW’s Talking Health show.\ Melbourne Day Free all ages concert Melbourne-born music legends Daryl Braithwaite and Russell Morris headline our FREE concert on Sunday, August 30, in the Docklands — proudly sponsored by GOLD 104.3 with Brig and Lehmo. Melbourne Day Market The …