The Weekender: July 1 – 3
HAVE some Winter Treats in the Wilson Botanic Park, enjoy an adults-only day at Inflatable World, shop around at the Melbourne Mystery Market or honour the brave troops at the Reserve Forces Day Parade. Natalie has your guide for the weekend.
Saturday, July 2 (11.00am – 4.00pm) | Wilson Botanic Park, Berwick
Winter may seem like the perfect time to stay in, but there is so much to enjoy and explore at the Wilson Botanic Park Berwick, especially with their Winter Treats event.
With just a $10 entry ticket, you are entitled to an array of savory and sweet food samples from the tasting marquee against the backdrop of the lush and beautiful Wilson Botanic Park.
There will also be more than 24 specialty stalls with the most indulgent snacks, desserts and treats to warm you up this winter, as well as food trucks, family activities and live entertainment for everyone to enjoy.
Tickets go for $10, and numbers are limited to 600 so book now at this website or drop by the visitor center at Wilson Botanic Park Berwick to purchase your tickets.
Adults Only Day at Inflatable World
Saturday, July 2 (7.00pm – 10.00pm) | Mornington Indoor Sports Centre
With the influx of kids’ and family events this winter during the school holidays, Inflatable World Mornington has provided a day of relief by organising an Adults Only event on July 2 from 7.00pm to 10.00pm.
It’s time for the adults to let loose, let out their inner child without fear of ridicule in the bouncy, high energy and ridiculously fun inflatable playground that is the Inflatable World playcentre.
As this is an adult only event, all attendees must be 18 years and over and photo ID is required as alcohol will be served. Anyone who wishes to attend must also wear socks and pre-purchase their tickets, which are $20 each, either by phoning 5975 3200 or dropping by the Sports Centre. Tickets are limited and going fast so do hurry!
Melbourne’s Mystery Market
Sunday, July 3 (10.00am – 4.00pm) | The Atrium Marketplace, Federation Square
Melbourne’s Mystery Market is a carefully curated craft and design market that is meant to showcase the best of independent designers who work and create using ethical production teams to create unique, beautiful and handmade products right here in Melbourne.
Held on the 3rd of July at the Atrium at Federation Square from 10am to 4pm, the market will feature over 75 different local makers, designers and crafts people.
The best part of this market is that entry is free and you are free to spend your money supporting all these local makers, and once you’re done you can spend a relaxing Sunday in one of the many great cafes around Federation Square.
Reserve Forces Day Parade
Sunday, July 3 (10.00am onwards) | Shrine of Remembrance (Birdwood Avenue, South Melbourne)
If you enjoy the grand dignity and spectacle of the military and wish to honor the brave troops that served with the Australian military, head down to the Shrine of Remembrance in South Melbourne on Sunday, July 3 bright and early at 10.00am for the Reserve Forces Day Parade and Commemorative Service.
You will be able to watch the parade honour all former and serving Navy, Army and Air Force Reservists. It will be led by the Australian Army Band Melbourne and will feature a Light Horse Pennant Party in period dress, and a fly over of RAAF vintage aircraft. For all visitors and spectators, the Salvation Army will also be on hand to provide refreshments after the parade.
It is free to watch the parade and participate in the event. For more information, visit the official Remembrance Forces Day website