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.
|7 pm launch
|Creative Spirit Exhibition, organized by Hobsons Bay Arts Society||Louis Joel Arts & Community Centre, 5 Sargood St, Altona|
|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|
|Welcome to Country Aunty Carolyn Biggs
Official opening by Mayor Tony Briffa
Hobsons Bay City Band
MC Kim Walsh
Spirit of Finland Choir & Folkdancing
Altona City Theatre presents Aladdin
Mambourin Sings Loud
Dance Lane Performing Arts
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
Main Stage & under the Moreton Bay Fig Tree
Free Wifi Internet Access for laptops, mobiles, iPads (No password required)
|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
|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|
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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!
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.