Art & Design

The Ultimate Australia Day Food Truck Festival

By Sophie Teague - 25 Jan 2016

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The only muster I’ve ever heard of involves Utes in Deniliquin - and that’s not really up my alley. But NewQuay Piazza’s upcoming Food Truck Muster in Docklands this Australia Day hits the nail on the foodie's head.

It’s going to be a food truck frenzy on the Upper Piazza, featuring Bavarian Bangers, Nem n Nem, Sliders on Tyres, White Guy Cooks Thai, Kurbside Cravings, Biskit Bar and Crepes for Change. And that’s only the short-list!

The events and entertainment precinct will be decked out with all types of Australia Day fun from 4-11pm tomorrow - and apart from the obligatory food trucks, there’ll be free musical acts including Tim Rogers and The Bamboos, The Getaway Plan and Nova 100’s DJ Nathan Op De Coul pumping the main stage with all the best beats.

If you’re up for a different vibe, international artist Guido van Helten will be displaying a remarkable large-scale work adjacent to the main stage that pays homage to Australia’s Indigenous and immigration history. And speaking of Instagrammable events, a Social Media Playground for all the Instagram junkies out there joins tonnes of roving entertainment and my favourite word ever; giveaways. Oh, what a great time to be alive!

As a extra special treat from 2pm, the Australia Day Melbourne Design Market will be in full swing as well, and if you stick around long enough, an amazing fireworks display will light up the Victoria Harbour sky. Snapchat away your Aussie Day!

In other Australia Day celebrations…

Melbourne Town Hall - 10.30am

The Official Flag Raising Ceremony will kick off the Australia Day celebrations at Melbourne Town Hall at 10.30am. The Tri-Service Guard of Honour and the Royal Australian Air Force Band will be present to assist with the traditional ceremony.

Melbourne Town Hall – Kings Domain Garden - 11am

At 11am the Australia Day Parade will start at Melbourne Town Hall and wind up at Kings Domain Gardens, with thousands of people lining Swanston Street to witness the vivacious spectacle unfold.

Kings Domain Garden - 10-4pm

Kings Domain Garden will again be hosting the RACV Picnic and Federation Vehicle Display. It is a family-friendly event with a Kids’ Precinct for fun, games and education as well as a Community Precinct that celebrates our beautiful country. There will also be the traditional display of classic, vintage and veteran vehicles for you car lovers out there.

Want more Australia Day activities? Check out This Long Weekend In Melbourne!

Photo credit: White Guy Cooks Thai via Facebook

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