Yaluk-ut Weelam Ngargee Indigenous Arts and Cultural Festival
Time Out says
Celebrate Indigenous history and culture at a free arts and cultural festival at O’Donnell Gardens
Yaluk-ut Weelam Ngargee, a free festival that celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, is back with a fun program of family-friendly entertainment. The festival takes place on Saturday, February 1 and boasts performances, workshops, activities, as well as food and market stalls.
Indigenous vocalist Emma Donovan and her band the Putbacks lead the line-up, which also features Kee'ahn, Coloured Stone, Key Hoo, John Wayne Parsons, Pirritu, Benny Walker and more.
If you're heading along you can also take part in dance workshops run by Indigenous Hip Hop Projects, cooking demonstrations by Mabu Mabu, and bush animal workshops by Aunty Bronwyn from Mirrnong Minnie. There will be kids activities, food vendors and market stalls all open from 11am until 5pm.
Yaluk-ut Weelam Ngargee festival is celebrating its 15th year and will be held in O’Donnell Gardens in St Kilda, a culturally significant Indigenous meeting place for the Yaluk-ut Weelam clan of the Boon Wurrung. The festival usually has a footfall of more than 10,000 people. You can find more information about the program at Yaluk-ut Weelam Ngargee’s website.