CancelledKids ArtyFarty Fest 2020

Due to concerns with the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), we will be cancelling this weekend’s Twilight Sounds, Grand Parade and Kids ArtyFarty Fest.

Spinning plates at the Kids ArtyFarty Fest 2020.

Tucked in the natural wonderlands of Sills Bend Park, imaginations run wild. Kids play, create and experiment with free fun activities and engaging workshops including:

  • face painting
  • dreamcatcher, circus and slime workshops
  • sensory play with art, craft and sandpits
  • puppet making drop in sessions
  • learning to play the harp
  • magical roving entertainment.

When feeling peckish, explore a variety of food truck offerings or bring your own nude food for a waste-free picnic.

Don't forget to collect your Festival Passport at the information booth.

Kids ArtyFarty Fest 2020 program(PDF, 1MB)

The Festival starts with the Grand Parade, marching down Burgundy Street Heidelberg, and continues with a day of creativity and entertainment in the park at Sills Bend.

Access and inclusion

We make our events as inclusive and accessible as possible, for all people. We have a number of strategies and resources available to support increased community participation.

Auslan stage left

We will have Auslan interpreters for the Tipi Stage performers.

Phonic Ear system and hearing protection

This service is available for people with limited hearing or hearing aid users. Noise cancelling headphones are available for loan from our Customer Service tent at the event.


There are accessible toilets available on site. Please keep in mind the event is set within parklands with limited sealed pathways.

Sensory friendly parking

There is a limited number of sensory friendly parking permits available: bookings essential.

Free shuttle bus

Catch a free shuttle courtesy of Mee’s Bus Lines from Heidelberg Train Station to the event 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 at Heidelberg Station, Bell Street Mall and Olympic Village.


Kids ArtyFarty Fest is proudly supported by:

Medibank logo

Bendigo Bank at East Ivanhoe and Heidelberg

Heidelberg Central Traders Association

When (All dates cancelled)

  • Sunday, 15 March 2020 | 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM


Sills Bend Park, Beverley Road, Heidelberg 3084  View Map

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