Council Festivals & Events

Monash Festival Season 2017-2018

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Monash Arts Speed Dating Sessions

Come along and explore possibilities of collaborative projects, and meet like minded artists, arts groups and facilitators in a relaxed environment (October 2017 - April 2018).

Monash Festival Season 2017-18

For partnerships and sponsorship opportunities:

Monash Festival Season 2017/18 Sponsorship Prospectus (PDF, 2MB)

Ashwood/Chadstone Family Fun Day 

Sunday 19 November 2017
Batesford Hub
94 Batesford Road, Chadstone

The Family Fun Day is this year's Ashwood and Chadstone Neighbourhood Event. It aims to contribute to local community pride and develop high participation. Through the event the community has banded together to facilitate workshops, interactive games and much more. Local performers will fill the day with colour and vibrancy.

The Family Fun Day promises to be the biggest neighbourhood event with an expected 1,500 plus people and will continue to develop creative and innovative ways for all participants to showcase their services on the day. 

Find out more at the Family Fun Day event page

Applications open on Wednesday 26 September and close on Wednesday 1 November 2017. Apply online:

Monash Carols by Candlelight

Sunday 10 December 2017
Jells Park
Wheelers Hill

The magic of Christmas is captured under the stars each December at Jells Park, where the community comes together to enjoy the Monash Carols by Candlelight Concert. Now in its 29th year, this celebration has become the City's most prestigious event, which has a strong sense of community and involves the invaluable work of volunteers. 

Two community bands come together on stage to provide the music, with a variety of talented performers leading the audience through all their favourite carols. Hosted by well-known TV and radio personality Pete Smith, the Monash Carols by Candlelight is one of the largest events of its kind in Victoria and ends with an impressive fireworks finale. 

Australia Day events

Friday, 26 January 2018
Monash Civic Centre
293 Springvale Road, Glen Waverley

The City of Monash Australia Day celebrations will take place at the Monash Civic Centre on the Australia Day Public Holiday.

The celebrations will include ceremonies:

  • Flag Raising
  • Welcome to Country
  • Citizenship

Once the formalities are over, head outside to the Glen Waverley Library forecourt to enjoy the big brass sounds of Oakleigh City Band, the taste of a FREE community BBQ and fun activities

BOOKLET: If your group is seeking promotion of your Australia Day event, all you have to do is apply!

Applications close: Monday 4 December 2017 - more information.

Clayton Festival & Hawkers Market 

Sunday 18 February 2018


Now in its 15th year, Clayton Festival is a melting pot of local entertainment, food and culture and a chance for residents to get to know their community. This event is a popular family day out and features the Hawkers Market - a showcase of food delights and exciting performances kicking off at twilight.

If you would like to perform at this event, please apply online at the link below by Monday 1 January 2018:

Please note that submitting an application does not guarantee that it will be successful.

If you would like to have a stall at this event, please apply online at the link below by Monday 1 January 2018:

Please note that submitting an application does not guarantee that it will be successful.

Live at Warrawee Concert

Saturday 17 March 2018
Warrawee Park

Stellar music acts in the heart of Oakleigh make for a perfect family friendly Saturday night. The event brings together Melbourne's great professional artists and Monash's talented musical community to perform on stage with full sound and lighting production.

As well as being a music experience, this event is also a visual feast with Warrawee Park lit up with creative and engaging light installations. As the sun goes down on Oakleigh, the atmosphere at Live at Warrawee continues to rise. 

Previous events

Live at Warrawee - Soul Explosion
Warrawee Park, Oakleigh
Saturday 18 March 

Live at Warrawee ended the Monash event season with a bang! Check out the event wrap up and watch the video.

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Last updated: 14 November 2017