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Courtyard Cantina - North South Feast West

Every Friday night in February the Immigration Museum’s courtyard will come alive. Experience an evening of summer delights with bar and food pop–up stalls in the museum’s courtyard. Explore a delicious wonderland with the sounds and smells of summer in the city, and taste your way around the world with Argentinean BBQ, Korean street food, Jamaican cuisine and a whole lot more. Entry to the Courtyard Cantina is free, or enjoy the museum and Courtyard Cantina for $12. Tickets to the Immigration Museum during Courtyard Cantina include viewing of the touring exhibition Freedom: Photographs by Andy Drewitt/a>, plus access to the permanent exhibitions in the glorious Old Customs House and special add-on activities including wine tasting.

5pm to 9pm, Fridays in February 2015

Immigration Museum -

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Chinese New Year Festival Docklands

Visit Docklands during Melbourne's Chinese New Year celebrations between 19 February and 1 March and see the spectacular 100-metre-long illuminated Docklands Dragon. Join the major celebrations on Thursday 19 February with the awakening of the Docklands Dragon, floating lanterns, dragon boats, drummers, tai chi and dance troupe demonstrations, fire twirlers and lion dances. Located at Harbour Esplanade in Docklands, and visitors are reminded that trams to and from the city to Docklands are free.

5.30pm to 9.30pm, 18th Feb to 1st March 2015

Docklands -

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The Piers Festival

The Piers Festival is a celebration of cultural diversity that reflects the rich history of Melbourne's ports precinct. From the goldrush to wartime, from post-war migration to cruise shipping, Station & Princes Piers have played a pivotal role in Victoria's growth and offered a gateway to the diversity of cultures that enrich our community.

  • 2 - 5pm: SONGS & STORIES STAGE Hosted by Vasili (from Vasili's Garden)
noon to 9.30pm, Sunday 24th January 2016 (tbc)

Princes Pier & Station Pier -

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10th Biennial Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Show & Cultural Festival 2011

The richness and diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australia will be on display at the Biennial Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Show and Cultural Festival

September 2013 ?

St Aidans, 11 Ruthven St, Corinda -

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National Celtic Festival

Celebrating the culture of the Irish, Welsh, Scottish, Cornish and other Celtic peoples with music, food, literature, theatre, dance, art and craft

6th to 8th June 2015 (tbc)

Portarlington -

Enquiries: (03) 5241 2499
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