Note: The Altona Beach Festival replaces the Altona Bayside Festival last held in 2010. But its future is uncertain due to budget constraints (Ref 1).

Last updated 10/3/2012

The 2012 Altona Beach Festival, organized by Hobsons Bay City Council, will be held this coming Saturday 10 Mar from 10 am to 8.30 pm. Like last year, the theme is Sky, Sea and Community.

The following table and Google Map show the details and locations of the various activities respectively and will be updated when required.


Date Time Activity Venue
7 pm launch
Creative Spirit Exhibition, organized by Hobsons Bay Arts Society Louis Joel Arts & Community Centre, 5 Sargood St, Altona
Other dates
The Adventures of Aladdin, the Rock Pantomine run by Altona City Theatre Altona City Theatre, 115 Civic Pde, Altona
9/03/2012 7.15pm Altona Primary School Swimming Carnival Bayfit Leisure Centre, 257 Mason St, Altona North
10/03/2012 9.40am
Welcome to Country Aunty Carolyn Biggs
Official opening by Mayor Tony Briffa
Hobsons Bay City Band
MC Kim Walsh
Sing Australia
Spirit of Finland Choir & Folkdancing
Altona City Theatre presents Aladdin
Mambourin Sings Loud
Dance Lane Performing Arts
Dramarwerkz Performance
Pride of the Cook Islands Performance
St. Mary’s Primary School, Altona
Elenya Performing Arts Centre
Liptarik Slovak Folkdance
Jen Sue Dancers
RAAF Museum Aerobatics Display (Beach)
Hyde Street Youth band
Twilight Street Parade (along Esplanade)
Nga Manu Waiata Performing Arts
Announcement of Street Parade winners
The Black Sorrows
Logan Reserve
Main Stage & under the Moreton Bay Fig Tree

Free Wifi Internet Access for laptops, mobiles, iPads (No password required)

10/03/2012 10am-4pm
  • Children’s inflatable rides
  • Craft activities & interactive art display
  • Storytelling
  • Drama workshops
  • Sport Clinic by Latitude
  • My Smart Garden workshop with Transition Hobsons Bay demonstrating plant propagation
  • Community & sports clubs including a  Mölkky demonstration by Finnish Society
  • Information booths
  • Food stalls
  • City West Water fountain
Logan Reserve
10/03/2012 10am-4pm Giant Slide & Climbing Wall Esplanade
10/03/2012 10am-4pm Pacific Women’s Weaving Circle Demonstrations & Workshops Altona Beach
10/03/2012 10am-4pm Craft Market & Food Stalls Weaver Reserve (opposite Logan Reserve)
10/03/2012 10am-4pm Historic double-decker bus (Epsy) tours of Altona sponsored by Bendigo Bank, departs half-hourly from Louis Joel Arts & Community Centre In front of Louis Joel Centre
10/03/2012 3pm Spaghetti Eating Contest, run by Numero Uno. Register by 2.30pm. $5 special deal pizza from 10am. Numero Uno Pizza Parlour, 20 Pier St, Altona
10/03/2012 10am-4pm Classic Car & Bike Show, run by Hobsons Bay Men’s Shed, exhibiting vintage and classic cars and bikes. Apex Park (from Queen St, west of Maidstone St)
10/03/2012 10am-5pm Altona Homestead Open Day
Devonshire Tea
Altona Homestead, 128 Queen Street, Altona
10/03/2012 10.30am-11.30am Altona Fruit & Vegetable Swap Meet, organized by Transition Hobsons Bay Playground at Logan Reserve
10/03/2012 10am-4pm Hands-on, Hand-made Activities Senior Citizen Centre & Louis Joel Centre
10/03/2012 5.30pm Along Esplanade from Ransom Reserve to Logan Reserve
10/03/2012 8.30pm Fireworks Altona Beach


Print a copy of the above programme. Email this to your friend or share it on Facebook. Import this event into your calendar (Outlook, Google, Mac’s iCal, etc).


Click a placemark on the Google Map below to view details of an activity. Use the zoom in (+) and zoom out (-) buttons to enlarge/reduce the map. Drag the map around or use the navigation buttons (up, down, left, right arrows) to move around and close up on any particular area. Click the link below the map if you want to view a larger map. The route of the Twilight Parade is indicated by the blue line along the Esplanade, from Ransom Reserve to Logan Reserve.

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If you are planning to visit the Altona Beach Festival by public transport, the nearest train station is the Zone 1 Altona Station (on the Werribee line during weekends). Except for Apex Park (the site for the Classic Car Show at the far western end of Altona), it is a very short 6-7 minutes walk from the train station to Logan Reserve and the Esplanade, where the majority of the Festival’s activities are held. You can take the free Historic Double-Decker Bus which departs every 30 minutes from the front of Louis Joel Arts & Community Centre, which will drop you off at Apex Park for the Classic Car Show. This means you can cover all locations of the Festival by public transport and walking alone, without the need to drive!

Here is the contact information for those who wish to enter the competition for the Classic Car Show. The competition details can be found here.

You can plan your journey using the following journey planner from Metlink.

If you are coming by car, the GPS coordinates of Logan Reserve are S37° 52′ 10″, E144° 49′ 47″, Apex Park are S37° 52′ 29”, E144° 48′ 44” and Ransom Reserve are S37° 52′ 23”, E144° 49′ 02”.

According to the weather forecast, it appears to be good this Saturday.