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Kids ArtyFarty Fest 2019

Sun 17 March - Sun 17 March | 11:00AM - 4:00PM

Venue: Sills Bend Warringal Parklands Beverley Rd, Heidelberg 3084 Cost: FREE

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Banyule's annual kids arts festival where everyone gets to play, create, experiment and have fun!

Sunday 17 March 2019

10am - 11am - Grand Parade down Burgundy Street Heidelberg
11am - 4pm - Kids ArtyFarty Fest
at Sills Bend

Sills Bend - Warringal Parklands 
Beverley Rd 
Heidelberg 3084

The Kids ArtyFarty Fest is a magnificent event that gives kids the opportunity to experience and explore arts practice in all its various forms. Activities, workshops, food, performances, storytelling, games and more... all set in a quiet patch of bushland alongside the Yarra River.

The Festival kicks off with the Grand Parade, marching down Burgundy Street Heidelberg, and continues with a day of creativity and entertainment in the park at Sills Bend. Come and be part of one of Melbourne's longest running children's events, filled with inspiring activities and performances that are exciting, colourful and even perhaps a little strange.

What's On at the Tipi Stage

10:45 to 11:00am - Parade Award Ceremony
11:00 to 11:10am - Welcome To Country & Smoking Ceremony
11:15 to 11:45am - Musical Sprouts
11:50 to 12:00pm - Mia Vadala (Winner of the 2018 'Banyule Has Talent' Competition)
12:05 to 12:15pm - Mayor's Welcome
12:20 to 12:40pm - Zabelle Belly Dancing Troupe
12:50 to 1:15pm - Exhiled On High Street Band
1:20 to 1:40pm - Bundoora Primary School Auslan Choir
1:45 to 2:05pm - Lowanna's Creations (Aboriginal Dancers)
2:10 to 2:35pm - Adam Ladell ('The Voice' Australia 2016 Runner-up)
2:40 to 3:00pm - Arte Kalenda Flamenco
3:05 to 3:15pm - Jane's Harps of Happiness
3:20 to 3:40pm - Hoop Sparx and Magic Act

What's Happening in the Busy Hands Art tent

Face Paint by Children - Calling all children! This is an ingenious idea by artist Dan Goronszy, which will come to life at our festival, where you (children) get to paint unique, one-off artworks on your adults, siblings, cousins, friends and even yourself. We can't wait to see how your artworks amaze onlookers as they walk around enjoying the festival!

This is Me, Bunting - another project by Dan Goronszy, will figuratively and literally join together the creative talents of the attendees at the festival, responding to the festival theme of 'Identity - Celebrating Who We Are'. Each individual has the opportunity to create their own decorative flags, which will be sewn together throughout the festival to form a striking display, representing the breadth of the community at the conclusion of the festival.

Travel options


Parking is limited for both the parade and festival. For the festival, please take note of parking signage.
You may find available carparks in the following public carpark locations:
- Warringal Parklands and A J Burkitt Oval
- Banyule Cricket Club Oval
- Banyule Theatre Complex
- other locations and streets within close proximity to Beverley Road

The below map outlines car parking at the Sills Bend festival site itself:

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Public Transport

Sills Bend is near Heidelberg Station and the 903 bus route.

FREE Shuttle Bus Timetable (Kids ArtyFarty Fest only)

Catch a free shuttle bus (Mee’s Bus Lines) from Heidelberg station to the Kids ArtyFarty Fest and back, with stops in Heidelberg West.

Pick-up/Drop-off Heidelberg Station:
9:45am, 10:45am, 11:45am, 12:15pm, 12:45pm, 1:45pm, 2:15pm, 2:45pm, 4pm

Pick-up/Drop-off Olympic Village:
9:15am, 11:15am, 1:15pm, 3:15pm

Pick-up/Drop-off Bell Street Mall:
9:30am, 11;30am, 1:30pm, 3pm

Pick-up/Drop-off Sills Bend:
11am, 12pm, 12:30pm, 1pm, 2pm, 2:30pm, 3:45pm

Final Departure from Sills Bend:
4:15pm, dropping off ay Heidelberg Station, Bell Street Mall and Olympic Village.

Transport Yourself!

Ride or walk to the event along the Main Yarra Trail. The Banyule Bicycle User Group is also providing free supervised bike parking.

Road Closure Information

Please see below details for Road Closures on and around Burgundy Street on Sunday 17 March.

  • Burgundy Street (between Studley Road and Rosanna Road) - Road Closed from 6:30am to 12:00pm
  • Beverley Road (between Louise Street and Jika Street) - Road Closed from 9:45am to 11am
  • Dora Street and Jika Street - Road Closed from 6:30am to 12:00pm
  • Parts of Mount Street, Hawdon Street, Cape Street and Rosanna Road (as signed)

Road Closures

Parents Retreat

Breastfeeding is welcome at the Parents Retreat, hosted by The Australian Breastfeeding Association.

Access and Inclusion

Banyule City Council works to ensure our events and festivals are as inclusive and accessible as possible, for all people. To support increased community participation we have a number of strategies and resources available.

Auslan interpreters from Auslan Stage Left will be visible at the Tipi Stage all day, and upon request from Customer Service.

The Phonic Ear system is available for people who are hard of hearing or are hearing aid users.

Accessible toilets are available as indicated on the map below.

A recharge power point is available for motorized scooters and electric wheelchair users at the Information Tent.

Limited accessible parking is available for people with a disabled parking permit as indicated in the earlier parking map BLUE zone.

Sensory Friendly Festival strategies and resources are included throughout the festival including diverse activity programming, sensory friendly activity mapping (please see map and activity key below), sensory friendly parking permits CLICK HERE to book a spot, noise cancelling headphones and noise reduction ear muffs available for FREE for hire at the Information Tent. A social story to support attendance is available to download in the 'related information box'. There is also a chill out tent, as indicated on the map below.

Please note: the Festival is set in a park which includes rough terrain and unpaved paths which may impact on physical access for some community members.

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If you are interested in sponsoring the Kids ArtyFarty Fest please contact Festival Officer, Margaret Summerton on 9433 7727.


Event Location

Sills Bend Warringal Parklands Beverley Rd
Heidelberg 3084
-37.757537, 145.079089
Sills Bend Warringal Parklands Beverley Rd Heidelberg Victoria 3084

Kids ArtyFarty Fest 2019

Sills Bend Warringal Parklands Beverley Rd Heidelberg 3084

Map with address Sills Bend Warringal Parklands Beverley Rd Heidelberg 3084