Following the great success of The Park in 2016, the fun and frivolity of this family friendly area will be open to all guests at the 2017 Melbourne Cup Carnival.
This year, the Park will celebrate turning one in in fine form, boasting a huge entertainment program, fantastic fashion and a culinary adventure with fine fare from Melbourne’s hottest food institutions.
Gather your friends together and head to the Pony Bar, a quality destination for relaxation and indulgence serving Mumm champagne and the Schweppes Flemington Fling with a premium view of the main stage.
The fun doesn’t stop there though: a second stage is set to surprise and delight this year. The rotunda will host acoustic sets, bands, fortune-tellers, magical performances, and more through the Carnival, making it a must-see destination to visit!
Families will take priority one on Emirates Stakes Day with an extended offering from last year with free fun activities for racegoers of all ages, while during Carnival visitors to The Park can enjoy entertainment at the Rotunda and kids’ activities at The Arcade.
Located on the hill, adjacent to the train station The Park is FREE for all Melbourne Cup Carnival ticket holders.
Tickets for the 2017 Melbourne Cup Carnival on sale now.
Come and play at The Park - the ultimate place for the young and the young-at-heart to enjoy all that the Carnival has to offer.
Top Melbourne restaurants will be on hand to provide a variety of stunning local and international cuisines. A venerable foodie haven, the culinary delights on offer will be quick, easy and delicious.
The Myer Fashions on the Field precinct will showcase the brightest and best fashion has to offer. Watch the parades and marvel at the exquisite outfits competing for the ultimate prize.
Located inside the Fashions on the Field Enclosure, The Glam Pit will offer racegoers complimentary beauty touch ups, live COSMO experiences and social media photo opportunities.
A stellar lineup of music talent are set to grace the stage at The Park over the four days of Melbourne Cup Carnival.
The heavily Britpop influenced DMA's will be headlining The Park on AAMI Victoria Derby Day. With their current single Timeless smashing through the charts, this is one performance not to be missed.
Festival favourite Tkay Maidza is set to shake up audiences on AAMI Victoria Derby Day with her rapid-fire flow, frenetic beats and fiercely inventive lyrics.
On Emirates Melbourne Cup Day, global phenomenon Hot Dub Time Machine will have toes tapping in a time warp through the biggest hits of the past 60 years.
The indie-pop tunes of San Cisco will have the ladies up and dancing when they take to the stage on Kennedy Oaks Day.
The four-piece rock band from Sydney, The Preatures will deliver an electrifying set in The Park on Kennedy Oaks Day.
Cranking beats from the Bag Raiders will feature in the lineup on Kennedy Oaks Day.
Family fun is first on the agenda on Emirates Stakes Day - racegoers can sing along to song by Sheppard including the ever-popular ARIA number one hit 'Geronimo.'