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


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