Spring Fling Street Festival 2016
The locals of North and West Melbourne are gearing up to hit the streets in celebration of the 39th annual Spring Fling Street Festival taking place on Sunday 16th October 2016 from 10am – 6pm.
Tram, train, ride or stroll over to experience historic Errol Street come alive with pop up markets, street food, beer gardens, entertainment, the always adorable Spring Fling Dog Show and plenty of exciting offerings from local businesses. With the aim of the event being to connect, collaborate with and celebrate our vibrant inner-city communities, what better way to do this than with a bit of sunshine and some good tunes?
Here’s a small taste of what we’ve planned for your Sunday at Spring Fling:
The Precinct Music Stage and beer garden – Whether you’d rather settle on the grass or have a boogie near the stage, we know you won’t want to leave this vibrant pocket of the festival in a hurry, Taste many different cuisines from the variety of food trucks on offer or sip a cold beer and relax with friends while you’re entertained by Melbourne’s best local talent at The Precinct Music Stage. If anyone needs us, you know where we’ll be!
Melbourne StARTers Market – NEW to Spring Fling in 2016, the Melbourne StARTers Market is a pop up initiative that supports Melbourne’s emerging artists, designers, photographers and makers. Exhibition spaces have been offered for free to 30 of our city’s most talented creatives who’ll choose to either sell or exhibit their work, many for the first time ever! Take a journey into the imaginations of our first ever “StARTers” and maybe even pick up a something special for yourself along the way.
The Little Vic Stage and Family Zone – NEW for the young (and young at heart), this year we’re introducing a dedicated Family Zone just off Victoria Street at the South end of the festival. With craft workshops, a sustainable play area, yoga demonstrations and the *new location* for the popular Dog Show, we can’t wait to see this area alive with creativity and entertainment. A great spot for parents who want to sit and relax while the little ones enjoy themselves in a safe and welcoming space.
Suitcase Rummage @ Spring Fling – a crowd favourite at last year’s Spring Fling, the Suitcase Rummage will be back once again in 2016 with an even bigger variety of eclectic goodies. Originally started four years ago in Brisbane as a way to bring people "back to the town square", Suitcase Rummage has now expanded over a number of Australian cities and make a regular appearance at The Atrium @ Fed Square. Rummagers can expect to find trash and treasure alongside arts and crafts and are encouraged to bargain, swap or brave an old fashioned haggle.
The Spring Fling Street Festival is produced annually by a large group of dedicated volunteers from The Centre, a not for profit neighbourhood house located at 58 Errol Street, North Melbourne. As an event that was originally started to connect the locals, we’re proud to say that it’s still our community’s biggest get together! Join us in welcoming newcomers and visitors to the area and help to promote unity and safety within this evolving precinct.
Keep up to date on all the latest news by visiting the official Spring Fling Street Festival website at www.springflingstreetfestival.org.au or by following us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/springflingstreetfest
The Spring Fling Street Festival and The Centre would like to thank City of Melbourne, Yarra Trams, the North & West Melbourne Precinct Association, Alexkarbon Real Estate and City West Water who all contributing to the ongoing success of North & West Melbourne’s most loved community street party.