Start packing your picnics.

Boroondara’s Summer in the Park is returning in 2021, bringing music, cinema and comedy to our stunning parks and gardens in a fun and COVID-19 safe environment.

There will be 33 free outdoor events across 6 weekends in January, February and March, 2021, covering 6 genres:

Booking is essential as audience numbers will be strictly limited.

Events will be 1.5 hours long, including 45 minutes of entertainment. Each group will be allocated an area with an umbrella and fantastic view of the performance area.

Wait list

Join the wait list for booked out events by emailing [email protected] with your preferred event date and time. We will contact you if tickets become available.

Jazz in the Park

When Performer Where Tickets
Saturday 30 January, 12 noon Fem Belling Band Wagon Central Gardens, Hawthorn Join wait list
Saturday 30 January, 2:30 pm Fem Belling Band Wagon Central Gardens, Hawthorn Join wait list
Saturday 30 January, 5:30 pm Fem Belling Band Wagon Central Gardens, Hawthorn Join wait list
Sunday 31 January, 12 noon Jazz Associates Fairview Park, Hawthorn Join wait list
Sunday 31 January, 2:30 pm Jazz Associates Fairview Park, Hawthorn Join wait list
Sunday 31 January, 5:30 pm Jazz Associates Fairview Park, Hawthorn Join wait list

Cinema in the Park

When Movie Where Tickets
Saturday 6 February, 12 noon The General (Buster Keaton) Hays Paddock, Kew East Join wait list
Saturday 6 February, 2:30 pm The General (Buster Keaton) Hays Paddock, Kew East Join wait list
Saturday 6 February, 5:30 pm The General (Buster Keaton) Hays Paddock, Kew East Join wait list
Sunday 7 February, 12 noon The Gold Rush (Charlie Chaplin) Riversdale Park, Camberwell Book tickets
Sunday 7 February, 2:30 pm The Gold Rush (Charlie Chaplin) Riversdale Park, Camberwell Join wait list
Sunday 7 February, 5:30 pm The Gold Rush (Charlie Chaplin) Riversdale Park, Camberwell Join wait list

Classical in the Park

When Performer Where

Tickets

Saturday 20 February, 10 am Duo Eclettico Maranoa Botanic Gardens, Balwyn Join wait list
Saturday 20 February, 12:30 pm Duo Eclettico Maranoa Botanic Gardens, Balwyn Join wait list
Saturday 20 February, 3 pm Duo Eclettico Maranoa Botanic Gardens, Balwyn Join wait list
Sunday 21 February, 12 noon The Rathdown Trio Fritsch Holzer Park, Hawthorn East Join wait list
Sunday 21 February, 2:30 pm The Rathdown Trio Fritsch Holzer Park, Hawthorn East Join wait list
Sunday 21 February, 5:30 pm The Rathdown Trio Fritsch Holzer Park, Hawthorn East Join wait list

Latin in Park

When Performer Where Tickets
Saturday 27 February, 12 noon Valentino Alexandra Gardens, Kew Join wait list
Saturday 27 February, 2:30 pm Valentino Alexandra Gardens, Kew Join wait list
Saturday 27 February, 5:30 pm Valentino Alexandra Gardens, Kew Join wait list
Sunday 28 February, 12 noon Nathan Slater Markham Reserve, Ashburton Join wait list
Sunday 28 February, 2:30 pm Nathan Slater Markham Reserve, Ashburton Join wait list
Sunday 28 February, 5:30 pm Nathan Slater Markham Reserve, Ashburton Join wait list

Comedy in the Park

When Performer Where Tickets
Saturday 6 March, 12 noon Alice Tovey, Claire Healy and Patrick Collins Sir William Angliss Reserve, Hawthorn East Join wait list
Saturday 6 March, 2:30 pm Alice Tovey, Claire Healy and Patrick Collins Sir William Angliss Reserve, Hawthorn East Join wait list
Saturday 6 March, 5:30 pm Alice Tovey, Claire Healy and Patrick Collins Sir William Angliss Reserve, Hawthorn East Join wait list

Opera in the Park

When Performer Where Tickets
Saturday 13 March, 12 noon Adrian Tamburini and Suzanne Shakespeare Canterbury Gardens, Canterbury Join wait list
Saturday 13 March, 2:30 pm Adrian Tamburini and Suzanne Shakespeare Canterbury Gardens, Canterbury Join wait list
Saturday 13 March, 5:30 pm Adrian Tamburini and Suzanne Shakespeare Canterbury Gardens, Canterbury Join wait list
Sunday 14 March, 12 noon Eddie Muliaumaseali'I and Sarah Sweeting Anderson Park, Hawthorn East Join wait list
Sunday 14 March, 2:30 pm Eddie Muliaumaseali'I and Sarah Sweeting Anderson Park, Hawthorn East Join wait list
Sunday 14 March, 5:30 pm Eddie Muliaumaseali'I and Sarah Sweeting Anderson Park, Hawthorn East Join wait list

More information

Weather

Summer in the Park will continue in mild poor weather conditions. In the event of heavy rain or storms, the event may be cancelled for safety reasons.

We are not able to reschedule cancelled events.

Toilets

All event sites have toilets within a short walking distance.

Getting there

Details of public transport and parking for each event location will be emailed in the weeks before the event.

What to bring

Bring a picnic, picnic rug and an appetite to enjoy our stunning parks and gardens.

As it is an outdoor event, make sure you bring:

  • sunscreen, hat, sunglasses
  • comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate clothing. 

We will provide an outdoor umbrella for each pod for shade.

Please be aware of any COVID-19 regulations that may be applicable on the event day.

Food and drink

Food and drink are not available to purchase from these events.

We encourage you to bring a picnic or to order take away from the many local traders near the event sites.

Alcohol is permitted. Please be mindful of laws regarding public intoxication and drink responsibly.

Seating

You are welcome to bring a lawn chair. Please note event staff may seat you in a side or rear pod, to avoid blocking the view of other guests.

Pets

You can bring your dog, but they must be on a lead and supervised at all times.

Prams and strollers

All sites are flat, with easy access for:

  • prams
  • strollers
  • buggies.

Please note the event is on grass.

Accessibility

All sites are flat but please note that the event is on grass.

If you have any questions about specific venue accessibility, please email [email protected] or call 9278 4770.

Booking and ticket information

Summer in the Park is a COVID-Safe event. A ticket entitles you to an allocated area within the Summer in the Park space. Each ticket is only valid for a single session.

Each area (or pod) accommodates a maximum of 5 patrons and is distanced from other pods. Each pod is 2.5 m x 2.5 m and has an umbrella.

Specific pods cannot be reserved at time of booking. We will allocate your pod when you arrive on the day. Please note, the site has been designed so that you will never be more than 10 m from the performer with sound surrounding the event area.
 
All patrons in your pod must be associated with the ticket holder. You can have less than 5 people in your pod.

You can book one pod per transaction. Multiple transactions are allowed.

Companion Card holders

Companion Card holders are free to chaperone anyone with a ticket. We ask that they be included within the pod capacity limit.

Cancellations and changes

If you are unable to attend, email us at [email protected] with your name and booking number and let us know.

If you would like to change your booked session, you will need to:

  • re-book new tickets
  • contact us at [email protected] to cancel the booking you no longer require.
     

For more information email [email protected] or call 9278 4770.

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