Mar
6

The Big Family Weekender

Get ready for fun! The Big Family Weekender is ON with a mix of undercover and indoor activities

A weekend full of FREE fun-times is happening.

Saturday 5 - Sunday 6 March | 10AM - 3PM | Outdoors

Get ready for fun! The Big Family Weekender is ON with a mix of undercover and indoor activities and GPAC tours perfect for wet weather entertainment for the whole family!

You don’t need a ticket for this FREE public event – simply wrangle the family and head our way. Now is the time to shake your sillies out!

We’re here for it.

Questions? Call our friendly Box Office Team on 03 5176 3333 from 10AM – 4PM Daily.

SUNDAY

UNDERCOVER STAGE

  • 10AM | Morwell Citizens Band
  • 10:45AM | JOF 10 Minute Dance Parties DJ Set
  • 11:15AM | DJ Mz Rizk & Thando
  • 12:15PM | JOF 10 Minute Dance Parties DJ Set
  • 12:30AM | Ricky Harrison & Friends
  • 1:15PM | JOF 10 Minute Dance Parties DJ Set
  • 2:15PM | Mollimor

VENUE TOURS | GPAC FOYER

  • 10AM | Venue Tour
  • 11AM | Venue Tour
  • 1PM | Venue Tour
  • 2PM | Venue Tour

ALL DAY | GPAC FOYER

  • All Day | Bed Sheet Ghost Party
  • All Day | Face Paint By Children 

FOOD & DRINKS

  • Wheelie Good Pizzas
  • Coffee & Hot Jam Donuts

BED SHEET GHOST PARTY

This is your chance as a real live human to experience the other side and become a ghost! WWHhaahha ha ha haaaaaaa! Oh, we mean, Bbboooooooooooooooooooo!

Saturday + Sunday

FACE PAINT BY CHILDREN

Calling all kids! Ever wanted to BE the face painter? At Face Paint By Children YOU are the artist!

Sunday

L2R HIP HOP WORKSHOPS

Hailing from Melbourne’s westside, L2R venture our way to teach your crew some poppin’ and lockin’.

Saturday + Saturday

10 MINUTE DANCE PARTIES

Welcome to the best dance party of your life. Your time starts…NOW!

Saturday + Sunday
(also happening for big kids at Up Late)

THIS IS ME, BUNTING

Decorate your own triangle flag that represents you. It will be sewn into a string of bunting to join our whole community!

Saturday

DJ MZ RIZK AND THANDO

As one of Melbourne’s busiest DJs, MzRizk has performed at Glastonbury Festival in the UK, WOMADelaide (with Neneh Cherry jumping on the mic as impromptu MC), Groovin' The Moo and Big Day Out. She’ll be joined by widely-loved Zimbabwean-born First Lady of Soul for a special Sunday morning set of musical treats especially for little kids and big kids alike.

Sunday

VENUE TOURS

Explore your new home of the arts. We’ll be running venue tours on Saturday and Sunday at 10am, 11am, 1pm and 2pm. Simply turn up on the day – no need to book ahead!

Saturday + Sunday

FOOD TRUCK

Enjoy tasty sweet treats, coffee and delicious food truck offerings onsite. For more substantial offerings, head down to your favourite place nearby.

Saturday + Sunday

Saturday 5 - Sunday 6 March

10AM - 3PM
Outdoors

FREE No Booking Required

Additional Information

Gippsland Performing Arts Centre has a COVID safe plan. You’ll need to check-in and show proof of vaccination to attend all events at GPAC, including outdoor events.

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