Summer at The District Docklands

Summer at The District Docklands

Enjoy the Vibes at The District Docklands this Summer!

If you are looking for the ideal destination to entertain the whole family this Summer, The District Docklands is hard to beat thanks to its sensational 2019 Summer Vibes program!

From live music performances to giant sand sculpture displays, as well as mini courts by ANZ Tennis Hot Shots, it's all happening at Melbourne's favourite retail and entertainment precinct, with a jam-packed program of activities and events guaranteed to bring a smile to every member of the family – big and small.

The 2019 Summer Vibes will take place at The District Docklands throughout January and February. Check out the full program below.

The District Makers Market
Every Sunday across summer, indulge in a little retail therapy at The District Makers Market, home to over 30 speciality market stalls showcasing a variety of art, craft, jewellery, homewares, gifts and artisanal produce. And if you are really feeling inspired, why not learn some new skills at the free creative workshops or just sit back and enjoy free family entertainment. Plus, on Sunday, 17 February, The District Docklands will be hosting a special Dogs of The District Market!
When: 11am to 4pm, every Sunday (excluding 6 January)
Where: Wharf Street, The District Docklands

Live Music
Tune in to Melbourne's coolest Summer vibes at The District Docklands. Grab your friends, sit back with a drink or a meal and enjoy a great line-up of acoustic performers, DJs and bands every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
When: 2pm to 8pm, Friday, Saturday and Sunday in January and February
Where: Entertainment Piazza, The District Docklands

Sand Sculpture Exhibition
Who says you have to go to the beach to witness the unique art of sand sculpting? This summer watch two giant sand sculptures literally appear before your eyes at The District Docklands.
When: Live carving from Monday, 14 January to Saturday, 19 January, with the final sculptures on display from Sunday, 20 January to Wednesday, 6 March
Where: Outside Miniso and next to Gelateria on the Docks, The District Docklands

Springfree Trampoline Jump Hub
For 4 days only, jump away in Melbourne's safest trampoline jump hub – the perfect way to burn off a little excess energy!
Where: Located under the Melbourne Star
When: Thursday, 17 January to Sunday, 20 January, from 10 am to 6pm daily

ANZ Tennis Hot Shots Mini Courts
Anyone for tennis? One of Australia's favourite summer sports is coming to The District Docklands this January, with the ANZ Tennis Hot Shots mini courts! Come along and introduce your kids to a sport they can play for life, in a nurturing environment that promotes active, healthy lifestyles. What's not to like!
When: Monday, 14 January to Sunday, 27 January, 12pm to 3pm
Where: The Square near H&M, The District Docklands

Mechanical Surfboard Zone
Hang ten! If you have ever wondered what it feels like to be real-life surfer, now is your chance! Ride the big wave and step up to the challenge on the giant mechanical surfboard!
When: Monday, 14 January to Sunday, 27 January, 12pm to 4pm
Where: Entertainment Piazza, The District Docklands

Giant Garden Games
Grab some friends and come and play all your family favourite games – supersized! Try your luck at Connect 4, quoits, chess, naughts and crosses, Jenga, bocce, dominos and many more.
When: Monday, 14 January to Sunday, 27 January, and every Saturday and Sunday throughout February from 12pm – 4pm
Where: Wharf Street near Cotton On, The District Docklands

Australia Day Blinky Bill Meet & Greet
Visit Souvenirs Direct this Australia Day to meet and greet one of Australia's most lovable larrikins, Blinky Bill! There'll be plenty of gifts and giveaways for everyone who comes to see our favourite koala. Blinky will be out the front of Souvenirs Direct from 12pm – 12.30pm, 1pm – 1.30pm and 2pm – 2.30pm on Australia Day, 26 January.

Gift with Purchase
The District Docklands is giving away a Summer Beach Towel for you to keep. Just spend $100 in a single transaction at any specialty store at The District Docklands and pick up your towel from Customer Service between 14 January to 10 February. (Terms and conditions apply. Commences 14.1.2019 and concludes 10.2.2019 or while stocks last. Limited to 2,000 units in total. Colours may vary. See for full details.)

With over 80 premium retailers, restaurants, cafes, HOYTS and entertainment, convenient cheap parking, and a fantastic Summer Vibes program all in one amazing location, there is no doubt The District Docklands is the place to be this summer!