Mussel Festival

A Seafood Street Party, Sat 11 & Sun 12 March 2017

See all the fun from the Port Phillip Mussel & Jazz Festival 2017 here.


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General Event Information

When: Saturday 11 March 2017, 12pm-10pm & Sunday 12 March 2017, 12pm-8pm

Price: Free entry, music and entertainment

Address: South Melbourne Market, Cecil Street

Getting there: Walk, drive or catch the 96 or 12 Tram to South Melbourne (more details)

Complete with mussels, music and merrymaking, this is one seafood street party you don’t want to miss. Spend the day in the sun with friends and family, feasting, dancing and celebrating seafood, all to the sounds of Australia’s hottest jazz. Over the weekend expect a great mussel cook up from iconic Melbourne chefs, plus street peddlers, the sounds of Bourbon Street, a little bit of calypso and great local wines.

Think sangria and piping hot mussel paella, wok cooked drunken mussels and craft beer, mussels cooked in Bia Ha Noi with a crisp white wine, and artisanal ice cream and fun for the kids. We have some of the region’s top chefs and restaurants taking part each year as well as our own South Melbourne Market restaurants Claypots Evening Star, Paco y Lola, Köy and Simply Spanish.

For the kids, there’ll be free facepainting, art & craft, and roving entertainment.

  • Music & entertainment line-up – check it out here
  • Food & drink – mouthwatering menus here
  • Cooking demonstration – details here
  • Kids’ entertainment – check it out here
  • FAQs – here


Thanks to our Market restaurants and stalls for supporting the festival in 2017