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Due to forecasted extreme weather conditions we are CANCELLING our Bay Street Festival, originally scheduled Friday 01 Dec 5pm-9pm.

All events within the City of Port Phillip have already been cancelled due to the expected flooding and torrential rain forecast for the next two days.

This event took a whole year to organise and we know all of you: 
our parents, students, teachers and schools have worked so hard for this annual iconic and unique event in Port Melbourne. 

We are deeply disappointed and sorry for any inconvenience, but your safety, and the safety of the children, come first.

Many of our traders had also organised and offered special meal deals, free food samples, games and other activities for you at the event. So we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

A BIG thank you to all the artistic and musical community groups who were scheduled to perform at the Bay Street Festival. You add colour and festivities to our event and to our local community. Thank you.

Finally, thank you to ALL our sponsors and supporters:
City Of Port Phillip Magical Princess Entertainment Tiny Polkadots Grey & Bliss Albert Park College Shee'k Dance Studio Dance Partners Letisha Albert Park Boon Wurrung Foundation Karusel Russian Singers Mike Brady Monash Big Band St Kilda Park Primary School Ukulele Ladies Melbourne Women's Choir Middle Park Primary School Footscray City Primary School Elwood Primary School Port Melbourne Primary School Galilee Regional Catholic Primary School Sandringham Primary School About Life LITTLE Real Estate Isshin Izakaya Port Melbourne Bernadene Voss, Mayor, City of Port Phillip Marcus Pearl - Councillor for Gateway Ward, City of Port Phillip

Please SAVE THE DATE for next year's event. Friday 07 December 2018.


Bay Street Festival is an annual community and family event
and your feedback is always welcome. 

Van Le-Hugh
Port Melbourne Business Association
0401 557 809


Port Phillip’s premier Christmas event, Port Melbourne Bay Street Festival is a spectacular evening of music, entertainment, shopping and dining! Held on the iconic Bay Street, close to the beach and public transport, this very special community festival is suitable for the whole family. Join us for the festivities from 5pm-9pm.


Schools Competition

Host to the Mike Brady's Perpetual Trophy Composition Competition for School Choirs & Ensembles, the Bay Street Festival provides surrounding schools with the opportunity to showcase their musical talent. Port Phillip’s only Choral & Instrumental Competition for Primary and Secondary School Choirs and Ensembles, will feature:

  • Port Melbourne Primary school

  • Middle Park Primary school

  • St Kilda Park Primary school

  • Albert Park College

  • Elwood Primary School

  • Galilee Primary School

  • Port Phillip Specialist School

  • Community Children Choir at St Silas

  • Sandringham Primary school

  • Footscray City Primary School


Christmas Windows

Covering 150 shop windows and made with over 1000 custom vinyl decals, Port’s Christmas windows are inspired and created by celebrated international display artist, Roz Zweifel. The centrepiece of Port’s Christmas festival, the windows are designed exclusively for the Port Melbourne community. 


Celebration Concert

Big bold and full of Christmas cheer, the Port Melbourne Celebration Concert has a fantastic line-up of performers including:

  • Indigenous Children Dancers from the Boon Wurrung Foundation

  • Monash University Big Band

  • Rising Stars corner with music and peotry reading

  • Melbourne Women's Choir

  • Contemporary Melbourne Choir

  • Ukuladies and a couple of Blokes

  • U3A choir

  • Footscray Youth Brass Band

  • Karusel Russian Choir

  • Shee'k Dance Studio

  • Dance partners from Lethisha from Albert Park


Wrap up your Christmas shopping!

With specialist toy, book, clothing, food, wine and homeware retailers all in one fantastic location, your Christmas shopping is all wrapped up on Bay Street!


Stay & Play!

Held on a Friday evening, the Christmas Street Festival and concert events enable families to participate in the festivities and entertainment along the length of the Bay Street trading precinct. Street activities include:

  • Meet Santa and his Elf
  • Princesses and Super Heroes from Magical Princess Entertainment

  • FREE face painting and balloonist
  • Fire Engines
  • Exclusive kids activities
  • Fantastic ‘Family Meal Deals’ at participating restaurants


Get your school involved now!

Interested in participating in the Mike Brady’ School Students Christmas Composition Competition for School Choirs & Ensembles? Register your school here. It’s absolutely FREE to get involved!


For additional information or to register your school choir/band for the event please get in touch with us using the form below.

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