Presented by Independent Schools Victoria

A day of festival fun


Suitable for

Children, families, the community

Subject areas

Music, Sustainability, Visual arts, Dance, Early learning

The Arts Learning Festival Community Day is a chance for everyone to join in our celebration of the arts in education.


In the two days leading up, the focus is on students and teachers. But Saturday 4 May is the day we invite all of the community to join our program of free and bookable events.


The festival village will be located at Birrarung Marr, just near Federation Square alongside the Yarra.


It’s the place for fun, free activities and drop in arts workshops between 10 am and 3.30 pm. We’ve got a silent disco, face painting, stilt walkers, bubble craft, circus arts, food trucks and more.


There’s an exciting array of arts activities, many of which you’ll find on the Community Day page on this website.


At the festival village, there’s the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation, Oliver Herring’s TASK Party, the Friendship Mandala from Italy, and the chance to weave on the giant Archi-Loom.


We also have music, dance and puppet workshops at nearby venues – you can book ahead through the website, or buy tickets at the door (it’s cash only, and of course, subject to availability).


And don’t forget to visit the festival hub at the Atrium at Federation Square, where you can try out our short story kiosks and read the amazing work from Victorian students who entered our short story competition.


Join us in this exciting celebration of the arts in education.

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  • Sat 4 May 2019
  • 10:00 am - 3:30 pm


Birrarung Marr


Free, drop in

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Birrarung Marr

Lower Terrace, Birrarung Marr


Birrarung Marr is centrally located between the Central Business District and the Yarra, next to Federation Square.


It’s a short journey from Flinders Street Station, and is also served by city trams routes that run down Flinders and Swanston streets, and several bus routes.


There’s also nearby parking at Federation Square, the arts precinct, and city car parks.


Coach drop-offs can be made at the Russell Street extension, and along Flinders Street. The nearest coach parking is along St Kilda Road, opposite the Arts Centre and the NGV.