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The Footy Festival celebrates all that is brilliant about Melbourne, showcasing the best it has to offer in food, music, activities for the kids and of course footy.

All fans are invited and it’s FREE to attend.

Located in Yarra Park outside Gate 3 of the MCG and running for four days from Wednesday 26 September until Toyota AFL Grand Final Day on Saturday 29 September.

Download 2018 Toyota AFL Grand Final Celebrations PDF including Grand Final week activities, details of road closures, public transport options and maps.

The Footy Festival is located within a park setting with sealed paths of travel provided from the transport locations and accessible parking to the park areas. Limited sealed paths of travel are provided throughout the park areas to access the activations. Access for people with disabilities has been considered with temporary flooring to be provided to an accessible seating area in front of the stage and to certain areas to assist with access over wood chipped area and wet ground.

In addition the AFL is a supporter of the companion card and it is recommended that people attend with friends, family or companions which may provide assistance where required. The companion card promotes the rights of people with a disability, who require a companion, to fair ticketing at events and venues. Companion card is a National program administered by the State of Victoria.

There is no accessible parking provided within Yarra Park however accessible parking is provided within the Melbourne Park Multi Deck Carpark which links back to the MCG and the Live Sites via the footbridge.

Public Transport
Yarra Park is serviced by accessible public transport inclusive of trains and trams. Jolimont Train Station is located directly adjacent to Lawn 17. A super stop is also located on Wellington Parade with appropriate sealed paths of travel linking the site.

Two sets of sanitary facilities have been provided for the site for general public use. An accessible sanitary facility has been provided adjacent to each bank of toilets with an additional accessible sanitary facility positioned at the entrance to the accessible seating at the stage.


The Live Site will feature loads of free activities for the whole family, live broadcasts, player appearances and kids activities.

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Toyota AFL Grand Final Parade

The Toyota AFL Grand Final Parade proudly supported by City of Melbourne, taking place from 12-1pm on Friday, September 28.

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Taste some of the best food Melbourne has to offer at the Taste of Football including Biggie Smalls, Toasta, Jamm’d, San Antone, Taco Truck and Bibimbap as well as the Yak Ales Watering Hole.

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Race your friends through the giant inflatable obstacle course, try your foot at jumbo AFL grid games, and cap off your experience with a nourishing and delicious MILO.

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Head down to Yarra Park at the MCG on Friday 28th September from 5pm to catch Thundamentals and DJ Horizon on the main stage at the Fox FM Grand Final Eve concert!

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