Friday, January 21, 2011

    Australia Day Weekend at Docklands: Music Festival, Kids Entertainment & Docklands Summer Competition

    Kick off your Australia Day celebrations this weekend at Docklands.

    Know Your Product
    22th January - 26th January
    Head to Waterfront City Piazza tomorrow for the beginning of the Know Your Product music festival. Taking place across 5 days, this free event showcases some of Australia's best unsigned and independent music talent. The festival kicks off at 5:00pm and features everything from pop and rock to electro, dance and funk.

    Special Event: Australia Day Eve Comedy Debate
    Tuesday, 25th January
    Join Dave O'Neil, Hannah Gadsby, Des Dowling, Monica Dullard, Hung Le and Rod Quantock as they share their comedy gold in the annual Comedy Debate. The 2011 topic - That we are what we eat, which explains a lot about Australians - should test them all.

    View the full line up at

    Family Fun:
    Keep the kids entertained over the holiday at Harbour Town. Meet your favourite farmyard creatures including guinea pigs, rabbits, piglets, lambs & more in the Harbour Town Animal Farm. Cuddle up to Australian native animals in the Bush Babies pen. And don't forget the pony rides and free face painting on level one.

    For dates and times visit

    Ben 10 Live:
    Don't miss your last opportunity to see Ben 10 live on stage at Waterfront City. Follow Ben, Gwen & Four Arms as they bring their adventures to life on the piazza stage. Shows at 11am and 1pm daily. Stick around after the show for a special meet and greet with the stars. Next week see Angelina Ballerina live.

    For more information visit

    Docklands Summer Competition:
    17 January - 11 February
    Visit Docklands and you could win the holiday of a lifetime! Docklands Melbourne are giving away an exciting trip for 4 to London. Dine, Shop & Play at Docklands to be in the running. Spend $10 at any Waterfront City or NewQuay restaurant for your chance to win. Visit for a list of participating venues.

    1st Prize: Trip for 4 people to London worth $13,000.
    2nd Prize: 1 nights accommodation for four at the Grand Mecure Docklands, Dinner at James Squire Hotel and a family pass to Wonderland Fun Park.
    3rd Prize: Dinner for four at James Squire Hotel and a family pass to Wonderland Fun Park.

    Visit for competition details

    Friday, January 7, 2011

    What's on at Docklands: Wake Wars, Dessert Double Deal & Free Kids Entertainment

    Wake Wars:
    8 January 2011
    Docklands welcomes Australia's premier wake boarding event tomorrow. Get yourself to the waterfront between 10am - 5pm to check out some of the world's best wake boarders in action.

    Pick up a take-away pizza from nearby Bellissimo Cucina & Trattoria or Mecca Bah and enjoy the relaxed festival feel of this free event. Along with all the action on the water, DJ's will be performing throughout the day adding to the atmosphere.

    10am - 12pm DJ Olivier Francios
    12pm - 2:30pm DJ WASABI
    2:30pm - 5pm DJ Bags & MC Matthew Charles

    For more information visit

    Dessert Double:
    10 Jan - 28 Feb
    Soak up summer with this delectable deal. Score a free summer dessert from selected Docklands restaurants. Simply order a main meal at a participating venue and present the 'Dessert Double' coupon to receive your mouth-watering dessert for free.

    Our top picks for this week are:
    Fish Seafood Grill - Fresh summer fruit tart with chocolate ice cream
    James Squire Hotel - Berry and fruit pavlova
    Saganaki Greek Cuisine & Grill: Poached quince with honey, yoghurt and toasted pistachio

    For more information and to download your Dessert Double coupon go to

    Free Kids Entertainment:
    Bring the kids to Docklands for a little school holiday fun through out January. This weekend laugh along with Dora the Explorer & Boots as they sing and dance live on stage. From Monday you can catch Thomas the Tank & Friends as they take centre stage in a colourful and entertaining musical spectacular. Shows at 11am & 1pm daily. Free Event.

    For the full schedule visit


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