Clayton Festival 2020

23 February 2020 | 12:00PM to 06:00PM

Image of Clayton Festival artwork

Sunday 23 February 2020
Clayton Community Centre & Cooke Street
12pm - 6pm

Join us for all the fun and excitement of the Clayton Festival at the Clayton Community Centre and Cooke Street car park.

The Clayton Festival is a City of Monash FREE community celebration featuring live entertainment across multiple stages, market stalls, a food truck alley, roving performers, community activities and displays.

The festival is a reflection of the vibrant and diverse community living in Monash and we welcome everyone to join us for a fun-filled day!

Important Information: Free entry, family friendly and drug free event. Please leave your dog at home, however guide dogs and companion dogs are welcome. 

Download the festival map here: Clayton Festival Map 2020 (pdf, 270KB)

Quick links:

Getting to the Clayton Festival

Find out how to get to and from Clayton Festival with easy transportation options and tips. 

  • Parking is limited - Free parking is available in surrounding streets, including Clayton Road, Dunstan Street, Carinish Road, Haughton Road and Thomas Street.
    Where possible please walk, ride or take public transport to the event.
    If driving, please observe parking restrictions as usual restrictions in residential areas apply
  • Public Transport
    Train: Clayton Station is closest.
    Buses: Route 631, 703, 733 and 824 will get your to / from Clayton Festival
    For more information, visit Public Transport Victoria’s website
  • Bike Parking Bays - are located on corner of Cooke Street and Centre Road and outside the Clayton Library (please BYO bike lock).
  • Accessible Parking - The accessible car park is located in Cooke St Coles Carpark. 


Clayton Festival is able to provide a great event day for all, by providing the following accessibility features:

  • Information Tent is available for all event accessibility enquiries and resources, located at the main entrance to Clayton Community Centre carpark. It is also the event information hub for all patrons at the event, with key programming and other helpful information.
  • Accessible Information:
    Clayton Festival caters for all patrons by providing accessible toilets and parking. There is accessible bathrooms in Clayton Community Centre and there is an additional Parenting Pod located in Clayton Community Centre carpark.
    If you need to recharge a motorised wheelchair power is available in the sensory courtyard.
    Accessible parking is available in the Cooke Street Carpark.
  • Chill Out Zone is available for those seeking respite from the busy crowds. This is located at the Clayton Community Centre courtyard. There will also be a quiet art therapy craft activity happening in this space.

If you have any queries regarding accessibility at the festival, please call the Arts & Cultural Development team on 9518 3636 or email prior the event date.

Program Highlights

The Clayton Festival 2020 Program is jam packed and includes free activities for the whole family:

  • Food Truck Alley: indulge in festival food truck favourites, socialise in the fully licensed pop-up bar presented by Liquid Infusion, all while enjoying the talented performers from The House of Voice on the Street Stage.
    Check out our list of delicious food and drink vendors below.
  • Kids Area: your one stop shop to entertain the littles! Free jumping castle, chair-o-plane, interactive games, monster bubbles and explore the Enchanted Forest with the True Fairies.
  • Market Stalls: Trinkets, homemade goods and knick knacks.
  • Community Stalls: meet and connect with a wide range of Clayton and surrounding community groups and clubs with heaps of fun activities and a chance to get to know your fellow community members.
  • Get creative: Enjoy the arts play on offer in the community sites, Clayton-Clarinda Art Gelli printing workshop and gratitude dolls making in the chill out zone.
  • Main Stage: will present a colourful program of a range of local multicultural performances, bands, energetic dance troupes and more.
  • Clayton Library: is hosting a range of free activities including rocket ship photo booth, jigsaw making art project, treasure hunt and more.
  • Enviro Tent: Joining the Clayton Festival for the first year ever, presenting a series of educational and creative workshops on sustainability topics and current trends.
  • Youth Area: presented by Monash Youth Services featuring free henna arts, interactive games and crafts, live stage acts from young people in Monash, a caravan photo booth and spoil yourself with the world’s cutest fairy floss by Som Som Candy.  

Main Stage

Enjoy a colourful program featuring a range of local multicultural performances, bands, energetic dance troupes and musical theatre on the Main Stage.

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MC Welcome 


Island Roots Performing Art


St Peter's School Band


Super Mande Percussion


Welcome to Country


Official Speeches


Han Sarang


Zumba Demonstration


Sarayi Dance School


Clayton Chinese Seniors Association Inc.


Aaina Club Inc.


Bengali Association of Victoria


Monash Chinese Friendship Association


Melbourne Zhivin Choir Inc. 

Youth Stage

Enter the Youth Zone, be entertained and get involved in free henna arts, interactive games and crafts, enjoy live stage acts from young people in Monash, a caravan photo booth and spoil yourself with the world’s cutest fairy floss by Som Som Candy.  

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MC Welcome 


David Ritlewski


Rory Bacic


Take Five


Tegan Joiner and Susan




The Acoustic Session


SuperHoodz Crew




Om Satija


Victoria Nikolaou


Nicola Marie Magic Show


Daniella Nikoalou


Stringy Wilcheese

Enviro Tent 

Want to learn how to preserve food or use your leftovers in a more sustainable way? Or are you more interested in having an encounter with a reptile or learning how to build a hotel for an insect? Well the Enviro Tent is where it is at and all workshops are free! 

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Reptile Encounters Stage Show 


  • Corner Store Foods Preserving Workshop
  • *numbers are limited, sign up at the Enviro Tent to secure your spot


CERES - Plant a Seedling


Sustainable Monash - Insect Hotels


VISY Recycling Education

Sensory Courtyard

Come and explore five senses in the Courtyard inside Clayton Community Centre. Listen to beautiful music from flutists, flamenco guitarists, a Russian tongue drum and the flowing water of the fountain. Smell the jasmine, taste the teas and coffee of the world from Indonesia, Ethiopia, Mexico and India, try the Clayton-Clarinda Art Gelli Workshops, take a break in the chill out zone or get involved in an art therapy activity with one of Monash's favourite artists, Emma Finch. 

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Flutist - Subu Ramanyasastry


Yoga with Feren Yen


Flutist - Subu Ramanyasastry


Tai Chi with Siew Yun Chong


Guitarist - Alejandro Aguanta


Pianist - Kay Cai


Guitarist - Alejandro Aguanta


Yoga with Feren Yen


Russian Tongue Drum - Niklas Malkin


Tai Chi with Siew Yun Chong


Russian Tongue Drum - Niklas Malkin

Teas & Coffee of the World

12pm - Korean | 1.30pm - Mexican | 3pm - Indonesian | 4.30pm - Indian

Clayton Theatre

The Clayton Theatre will be hosting Clayton Community Chats to showcase the services and theatre groups on offer at the Community Centre.

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 Introduction to Clayton Theatre with Martin Mongelli


 Sing for Peace Performance


 Encore Theatre Chat with David Collins


 Clayton Historical Chat with Helen Gobbi


 Chinese Holistic Services Chat


 SECL (South East Community Links Chat)


 Cactus Theatre Chat


 Cactus Theatre Sports Workshop  

*Cactus Theatre will be presenting their next Musical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at 6pm on Sunday 23 February 2020 in Clayton Theatre. This is a child friendly performance. For booking details please visit the trybooking page

Food & Drink

There's plenty of delicious food and drink options at this year's Clayton Festival! 

Enjoy any of the below:

Proudly sponsored by: 

Media Partner: 89.9 LightFM 


Support Sponsor: Clayton Century 21 Property Group 

Century 21 Property Group

Date & Time

23 February 2020 | 12:00PM to 06:00PM


Monash Council

9518 3636


Clayton Community Centre, Cooke Street, Clayton 3168 View Map

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