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 & Kite Festival 

11am – 4pm, Sunday 25 March 2018
Edwardes Lake Park, Reservoir


The Darebin Community & Kite Festival is a perennial favourite. Held throughout the picturesque Edwardes Lake Park in Reservoir, the festival is an outdoor cultural and community celebration. Fun, free and immersive, the festival presents a range of activities for all ages including performances, workshops, community stalls, food and beverages, a pet expo and of course, kite flying. 

For more information, please visit the What’s On event listing.


Darebin Homemade Food & Wine Festival

26 May – 3 June 2018
At venues across Darebin


For over a decade Darebin Homemade Food & Wine Festival has celebrated the importance of food in our community, tapping into the traditions and sustainable food practices of the culturally rich residents of Melbourne’s inner north. Whether you want to sample local creations, expand your cooking repertoire, brew your own beer or make your own kombucha, you will find something to suit your tastes. The program is book-ended by two wonderful markets showcasing our ingenious creators and Indigenous culture. Check out the full program here



Darebin Music Feast 

18 – 28 October 2018
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. 2017’s Music Feast presented over 100 events over 11 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 

6.30pm – 9pm, Saturday 9 December 2017
All Nations Park, Separation Street, Northcote

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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
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