Melbourne Firelight Festival | Docklands July 1-3, 2022

After a few years hibernation, you’re getting ready for a Melbourne winter festival like no other – the Firelight Festival is back to warm up every Melburnian in the Docklands!

From Friday 1 July to Sunday 3 July 2022, the festival will take over NewQuay Promenade, Harbor Esplanade and Victoria Harbor Promenade all the way to Buluk Park in front of the Library at the Dock.

We were invited to preview the event and rest assured that the program will feature mesmerizing light shows, pop-up foodie parties and more!

Best of all, the Firelight Festival Melbourne is free and no reservations are required.

Melbourne Firelight Festival

Docklands Firelight Festival

Celebrating the amazing beauty of fire, Firelight Festival 2022 is an amazing, fun and free event that offers Melbourne families so much to discover and do together.

This year, Melbourne’s beloved winter festival returns with a packed program of free family-friendly entertainment from 5pm every night.

Some of the fiery entertainment and attractions to look forward to during the Firelight Festival 2022 include fire pits and drums, whooshing flame beams, fire sculptures and arches, roving fire twirlers and flaming trumpeters.

Firelight Festival Docklands Fire Twirler

For extra winter festival fun, don’t forget to BYO roast marshmallows and sticks! I highly recommend the giant from Grounded Pleasures,

Make sure to queue four times a night at Newquay Promenade and Victoria Harbor for a spectacular 7-minute liquid, laser and light show featuring a larger-than-life fiery phoenix.

In addition to the blazing entertainment and rides, there are pop-up food and drink offers throughout the site in winter. Given the expected large crowds I would pack some snacks just in case and definitely BYO water bottles.

In addition to roaming artists, there is a program of live performances at three locations: NewQuay Promenade, Victoria Harbor Promenade and Harbor Esplanade. Think African drums, gypsy swing and a Mariachi band keeping the festival’s flaming spirit alive all night long!

Performances from Firelight Festival Melbourne

The Firelight Festival in Melbourne’s Docklands is a lively, budget-friendly winter event that is a perfect winter school event for Melbourne families. Don’t miss the winter fun!

HOT tips for Firelight Festival:

  • The festival is free, including all entertainment and attractions (except food and drink). No tickets are needed;
  • Bring cash as some stalls only accept cash;
  • The entire event is outdoors, so dress very warmly;
  • Events run from 5pm – 11pm (Fri & Sat) and 5pm – 10:30pm (Sun). Arrive early to minimize waiting for food and drinks and for the best views, especially for the liquid, laser, and light show.

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