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Summer in the Valley – Fun for everyone!

Summer in the Valley Web 2022

There is something for everyone to enjoy this February and March, with a series of free events celebrating the Moonee Valley community, culture, music and art as part of Summer in the Valley.

There will be a series of highlight events, including the return of the Artist and Makers market at the Incinerator Gallery, a Family Fun Day at Avondale Heights Library and Learning Centre and a Neighbour Day picnic at the beautiful Queens Park in Moonee Ponds.

Music lovers can also come together and enjoy a twilight concert at Lincoln Park in Essendon or even some soothing Jazz music at Woodlands Park. Centreway Plaza in Keilor East will be transformed into an open music venue, where locals can enjoy some great entertainment and visit surrounding cafes and restaurants for a bite to eat!

There will also be a number of pop-up entertainment and outdoors spaces across the city.

Moonee Valley Mayor Cr Samantha Byrne said that Summer in the Valley is a great way to bring the community together, especially after what has been an incredibly challenging last two years.

“We are so excited to be able to bring the community a series of fun and exciting free events across Moonee Valley, particularly after such a rollercoaster of a year that it has been for many locals and businesses”, Mayor Byrne said.

“Summer in the Valley is a celebration of all the things that make our city such a wonderful, vibrant place – our many cultures, music, arts, entertainment and spending time with loved ones and neighbours.”

Visit whatsonmooneevalley.com.au for all event details.

Summer in the Valley 2022 events:

 Artist and Makers Market

Sunday 20 February, 11am – 4pm

Incinerator Gallery, Aberfeldie

The Artists’ and Makers’ Market is back at the Incinerator Gallery! With stalls showcasing unique handmade goods from a range of talented artists and makers. Enjoy a great day out with family and friends.

 Twilight Concert

Saturday 26 February, 5pm – 9pm

Lincoln Park, Essendon

The Twilight Concert back! Pack your picnic, sit back and relax for a free concert on a balmy summer’s night.

 Family Fun Day

Sunday 6 March, 11am – 2pm

Avondale Heights Library and Learning Centre

Join in the fun out the front of Avondale Heights Library! Magicians, storytelling and more! Plenty for the kids to enjoy.

 Jazz in the Park

Sunday 13 March, 12pm – 4pm

Woodlands Park, Essendon

The gorgeous surrounds of Woodlands Park play host to a great day out with a free afternoon of jazz.

Centreway After Dusk

Saturday 19 March, 5pm – 9pm

Centreway, Keilor East

Centreway Transforms into an outdoor live music venue! Be quick to grab a seat, indulge in the local dining options and enjoy a great night out with a free concert!

Neighbour Day Community Picnic

Sunday 27 March, 12pm – 4pm

Queens Park, Moonee Ponds

Join us for a community picnic celebrating Neighbour Day, Australia’s annual celebration of community, encouraging people to connect with those who live in their neighbourhood.

Moonee Valley Neighbourhood Spirit Awards

The Moonee Valley Neighbourhood Spirit Awards are a chance for us to celebrate those people who have contributed to their local community across the thirteen neighbourhoods.

The awards will be announced at the Neighbour Day Community Picnic.