Leading into the blockbuster battle between Geelong and Sydney at the MCG, the festival gives kids the chance to hone their footy skills, alongside loads of entertainment, activities, giveaways and prizes.
There’s also a massive range of food options, from humble to high end, a farmers’ market featuring some of the best produce from our regions, live entertainment and a Grand Final Eve Concert on Friday afternoon featuring Sneaky Sound System.
For those wanting to catch some live footy action, four AFLW games will be played in the city during the festival, and of course there’s Friday’s epic Grand Final Parade down the Yarra River to Birrarung Marr, followed by a motorcade across William Barak Bridge to Yarra Park.
After an action-packed finals series, the Victorian Government is excited to partner with the AFL to bring the Footy Festival back to Yarra Park for the community to enjoy.
The Government’s agreement with the AFL is delivering a boost to footy from community to elite level, upgrading Marvel Stadium so it remains a world-class sport and entertainment venue, and locking in the Grand Final at the MCG until 2059.
Making sure loyal fans pay a fair price, we’ve further strengthened the Major Events Act 2009 to clamp down on scalpers trying to rort the system with inflated package deals or dodgy tactics.