Moomba is Australia’s largest free community festival and one of Melbourne’s favourite annual events.
Presented by the City of Melbourne, Moomba has been running for over fifty years and takes place in early March annually. A fun and community driven festival, Moomba crowns a King or Queen each year with past royalty including former Olympian Cathy Freeman, entertainers Dame Edna Everage,personalities Molly Meldrum and Ruby Rose, soccer champion Harry Kewell and AFL coaching legend Mick Malthouse.
Moomba takes place across the Alexandra Gardens,Birrarung Marr and the Yarra River and includes a variety of entertainment for all ages including live music and entertainment, kids activities and water sports. The Moomba parade is the highlight of the festival, rolling down iconic St Kilda road to the cheers of thousands.