Are you ready to feel the heat?
There’s something about a good fire that unlocks our inner caveman and makes us feel good. The warmth of the fire is utterly satisfying on a cold winter’s night, and the dancing flames are simply mesmerising. To celebrate winter and provide a boost to local businesses, the City of Melbourne is throwing a free Firelight Festival that will take place over five winter nights. Firelight Festival will transform the Docklands into a land of flaming sculptures, fiery performers, laser shows and live music.
This Festival will take place Wednesday July 21 to Sunday July 25. The event will start at 5:30pm every night and end at 10pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday and 10:30pm on Friday and Saturday.
Firelight Festival is a free event. However, tickets are essential. In order to stay COVID-safe, this event will take place in two locations across Docklands, with similar offerings at each spot. You can get a ticket for either New Quay Promenade or Victoria Harbour Promenade, but not both. Furthermore, no site-hopping is permitted.
Get ready to light up the night
Every night, you can enjoy a liquid, light and laser show presented by Development Victoria. This seven minute show follows the tale of a mythical phoenix that comes to life. Get warm with the fire performers, who will thrill you with their skills, and see a range of fire installations. Listen and feel the beat of over forty performances each night from talented musicians. Let loose with high-energy beats, swing, jazz, mariachi and more!
While you’re there, be sure to indulge in some delicious winter food. Expect giant paellas, pizza, BBQs, soup and s’mores to keep you fed. Or, if you’re thirsty, enjoy sipping on some hot chocolate, mulled wine and other hot drinks to keep you warm on the inside.
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