Even though we are getting towards the end of the official summer, we still have plenty of great events planned for the warmer weather that extends well into March and beyond.

We’ve already had some fantastic music as part of our Summer Music program over the first couple of weekends in February. The last event for this terrific (and free) program is on Saturday 18 February in the Canterbury Gardens and will feature the music of Mojo Juju, Charm of Finches and more. The music will be playing from 6pm to 9pm and you can find out how to get there here.

We also have some terrific family friendly festivals coming up across Boroondara. Our festivals are a great way to enjoy the many sights and sounds of our city, as well as a chance to support your local community. So check out the wonderful festivals coming up and enjoy the last days of summer (and beyond).

Ashburton Community Festival

When: 12pm to 7pm, Sunday 26 February 2017 Where: High Street Shopping Centre, between Johnston Street and Carool Road, Ashburton Web: www.ashburtonvillage3147.com.au

The Ashburton Community Festival has a tradition of encouraging performances from local schools and residents wishing to display their talent and hone their performing skills.


When: Friday 3 March to Sunday 19 March 2017 Where: Various locations Web: www.kewfestival.org

The festival presents a variety of events and activities throughout the duration of its program. The Kewmunity Day and Evening Concert includes many diverse musical acts and presents as an opportunity to enhance community awareness between participants who are culturally and generationally diverse.

Glenferrie Festival

When: 11am to 5pm, Sunday 5 March, 2017 Where: Glenferrie Road, between Burwood and Barkers Roads, Hawthorn Web: www.glenferrie.com.au

The Glenferrie Festival 2017 Civilisations provides a space for the community to meet and enjoy all the sights, tastes and sounds of this vibrant and evolving community hub – connecting through food, entertainment, education, health, play and fun.

Cr Phillip Healey Mayor

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