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Mussel Festival

A Seafood Street Party

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General Event Information

When: Saturday 11 March, 12pm-10pm & Sunday 12 March, 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, drinking, dancing and celebrating seafood, all to the sounds of Melbourne’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.

Other activities during the Festival:

      • Roaming performers
      • Live jazz in the Market
      • Kids free face painting
      • Kids community mural workshop

Want to see how much fun you’ll have:


Instagram Competition

We will be running our Instagram Competition again in 2017 so watch this space for details.

In 2016 the winner was @gemmaelise posted this fantastic photo that has been used as the poster for the 2017 Port Phillip Mussel & Jazz Festival.

Winning Photo by GemmaElise


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