We produce three major festivals each year in the City of Port Phillip. Find out more about each below and visit their websites to see the latest news.
St Kilda Festival
Held every year on the second Sunday in February, St Kilda Festival is Australia's largest free music festival and community celebration. For more than 40 years 'St Kilda Fest' has brought hundreds of thousands of music lovers to the foreshore to celebrate summer and enjoy live performances by some of Australia's best artists.
St Kilda Film Festival
Australia's largest and longest-running short film festival, St Kilda Film Festival showcases the local film industry's accomplished professionals and emerging talent. Each year the internationally recognised, Academy Awards® accredited Festival hosts Australia’s Top 100 Short Films Competition, a free professional development
Yaluk-ut Weelam Ngargee
Yaluk-ut Weelam Ngargee began as a one-off music festival to celebrate Indigenous and South Pacific Islander culture and dance. The first event was produced with advice and support from the Traditional Owners (the Boonwurrung), Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community groups and the Inner South Community Health Service (now known as Star Health). The two-day event was a welcome for visiting athletes from Papua New Guinea for the 2006 Commonwealth Games.
Since then, Yaluk-ut Weelem Ngargee has evolved into an annual First People’s art and music celebration now into its 15th year. This makes it the second longest running First People’s festival in Victoria. The name of the festival was gifted by N’arweet Dr. Carolyn Briggs AM.