Festivals and Events

Darebin Arts has a huge calendar of  public festivals for the whole community. Our festivals celebrate and explore a range of interests, artforms and cultural influences.  Darebin events are designed to be accessible to residents of all abilities, and are held in locations right across the municipality to ensure everyone can get involved. Grab your friends, the whole family, and join in the fun!

Darebin Community and Kite Festival 

11am-6pm, Sunday 26 March 2017
Edwardes Lake Park


The Darebin Community and Kite Festival is a perennial favourite. Held throughout the picturesque Edwardes Lake Park in Reservoir, the festival is an outdoor cultural and community celebration. It is a fun, free and immersive festival that offers a broad range of performances, workshops, community stalls, a pet expo, food and beverages, and of course, kite flying.


Darebin Homemade Food & Wine Festival

29 May – 4 June 2017
At venues across Darebin


Celebrate food traditions and sustainable food practices at the Darebin Homemade Food & Wine Festival. Held in various locations mostly around central Preston, the week-long program features workshops, seminars, demonstrations and special events, culminating in the ‘meet the makers’ showcase. You can also enter your own homemade wine, beer, passata, avjar or olives into competition.



Darebin Music Feast 

27 October – 6 November 2016
At venues across Darebin


Every year, Melbourne’s thriving music community comes together to celebrate songwriting and music at the Darebin Music Feast. This rich and diverse collection of musical events is built on the philosophy that music brings people together and can be enjoyed by all. 2015’s Music Feast presented over 100 events over 10 days in venues across Darebin.

For updates and news about this event, and opportunities to be involved, visit the Darebin Music Feast website.


Carols in All Nations 

Saturday 10 December 2016, 6.00-9.30pm
All Nations Park, Separation Street, Northote.

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Bring a picnic, your best singing voice and celebrate Christmas with your community. This free event features performances from local choirs, music, community market stalls, sausage sizzle and more!
For more information, please visit the What’s On event listing.



Darebin City Council
274 Gower St, Preston Victoria 3072

Phone: (03) 8470 8888
Fax: (03) 8470 8888