Summer in the Park

Relax in Boroondara’s beautiful parks and enjoy free outdoor performances and events for six evenings throughout February and March.

From jazz to opera, soul to cinema, there’ll be something to suit every taste. Bring your friends, your family and your picnic rug to enjoy some sweet summer sounds.


When What Where
Saturday 2 February, from 6pm Jazz in the Park St James Park, Hawthorn
Saturday 9 February, from 6pm Soul in the Park Greythorn Park, Balwyn North
Saturday 16 February, from 6pm Opera in the Park Canterbury Gardens, Canterbury
Saturday 23 February, from 7pm Cinema in the Park Anderson Park, Hawthorn East
Saturday 2 March, from 6pm Brass in the Park Markham Reserve, Ashburton
Saturday 16 March, from 6pm Latin in the Park Victoria Park, Kew

More information

Head to our website or call 9278 4770.


Summer in the Park is an outdoor program and we hope to run the events rain, hail or shine. However, in the case of extreme weather conditions, please check back here or check the Hawthorn Arts Centre Facebook page for the latest information.


Parking is extremely limited at each venue, so we recommend you walk, ride or catch public transport.

Food and drinks

A great selection of food and hot and cold beverages are available for purchase at all Summer in the Park events.

Alcohol is permitted, but there is no alcohol for sale.


You are welcome to bring your own picnic rugs and cushions. Low beach chairs are also fine. If you do need a chair with legs, make sure you sit near the back, don't obstruct anyone's view and your chair doesn't damage the grass.


We love pups at Summer in the Park events, but they need to be kept on a short leash at all times. You must clean up after your dog and keep it under control.

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