family friendly new years eve 2018, footscray park

Ring in the New Year with City of Maribyrnong’s spectacular Fireworks in Footscray Park. Kicking off at 6.30pm, this special event draws thousands to the banks of the iconic Maribyrnong River for a night of free live entertainment and an incredible early fireworks display.

The on-stage line-up includes: The Tina Turner Tribute Show - delivering a flawless rendition of Tina Turner’s greatest hits; Lamine Sonko and the African Intelligence – a big band sound of African roots, music, jazz and reggae; BigCityBeat presents The Stuck in the 80s Show – belting out all your 80s favourites and The Amazing Superhero Show – guaranteed to get the littlies up on their feet.

There will be food trucks offering a variety of different cuisines and carnival rides for the kids. Settle in for an amazing fireworks display which will illuminate the sky from 9.30pm.”

6.30pm   MC Sami Shah
6.35pm   The Amazing Superhero Show
7.30pm   BigCityBeat presents The Stuck in the 80’s Show
8.30pm   Lamine Sonko and the African Intelligence
9.30pm   Fireworks
9.40pm   Tina Turner Tribute Show
10.30pm  Event Closes

The night will be MC’d by Sami Shah - a multitalented writer, comedian, performer and broadcaster who is currently co-host of ABC radio’s breakfast show.

This year’s event is proudly sponsored by R&F Property Australia, which is currently developing the Kinnears Rope Works site in Footscray. Vice President, Thomas Chiu, said: “We are delighted to be Principal Sponsor of this much-loved event which celebrates the inner west’s ethnic diversity and community spirit

For event details, directions and transport information, visit  #MyfestivalCity

Transport: No parking available at Footscray Park. Please note that Farnsworth Ave and Fisher Parade will be closed to all cars from 8.30pm - 11pm. All public transport is FREE from 6pm. Footscray Park is a 15 minute walk from Footscray Station. Plan your journey with the PTV Journey Planner.

Mamma's special mentions: Remember this event is alcohol free and dog owners are advised to leave their pooch at home.

the nitty gritty


December 31

6:30pm - 10:30pm
Fireworks at 9:30pm

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Footscray Park, Ballarat Road, Footscray