Ecotopia Earth Festival – Past, Present, Future

Community Event

24 Mar 2019

On Sunday 24 March 2019, Yarra Junction will come alive with festive colour, sustainability initiatives, and multicultural performances.

Presenting the inaugural ‘The Valley’s Got Talent’

Environmentally friendly stalls, healthy and delicious food, kids activities and performances on stage all day, we are presenting ‘Old Ways’ section of Ecotopia behind the Upper Yarra Museum. This free festival is generously sponsored by Yarra Ranges Council, Upper Yarra Community Enterprise, Cire Services and Victorian Multicultural Commission.

2019 Performers Include:
Ganga Giri: Ganga will offer a kids Didgeridoo (Yidaki) Workshop on the day from 1:00pm – 2:00pm.
Djirri Djirri Dance Group: The Wurundjeri Womens Dance Group.
Kofi Kunkpe, Kwame Tosuma and Yarra Valley Drummers.
Sanacori, The Dreaming Space, The Vivid Sisters, The Whales Tale:

Old ways: In the theme of Past, Present, Future, there will be an ‘Old Ways’ section of Ecotopia. Honouring the traditional handskills that have sustained our culture for many generations before us. Including: Blacksmithing, Felting, Clydesdales, Leathercraft, and more.

New ways: Thanks to Grid Edge solar trailer for powering the market stalls via solar on the day.

This year, Wash Against Waste will be enforced at Ecotopia, to make this a waste free event.

Facilities

Art & Culture Broadband Internet Access Cafe Carpark Caters for hearing impairment Caters for high support needs Caters for limited mobility Caters for vision impairment Coach Parking Disabled access available Family Family Friendly Food & Wine Free Wifi Kiosk Lockers Parents Room Public Telephone Public Toilet Shop Wheelchair access

Rates

Free Entry

Event Times

24 Mar 2019

Annual Event

Venue

Yarra Junction Parklands

Warburton Highway, Yarra Junction, 3797

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