Summer Events in Hobsons Bay

Celebrate summer in our Creative City. Enjoy FREE music and events in beautiful outdoor spaces in Hobsons Bay. 

To find out about which events are near you, look at the My Neighbourhood map and type in your address.

Movies by the Bay

Movies by the Bay is back with three family-friendly films at two locations. Bring a rug, chairs and popcorn. The movies begin when it gets dark (from about 8.45pm onwards), but we recommend you get there earlier to get a good spot. Pack a picnic or enjoy an early dinner out at a local eatery.

Peter Rabbit (PG)
Friday 11 January at Logan Reserve, Altona

Smallfoot (G)
Friday 25 January at Logan Reserve, Altona

Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation (PG)
Friday 1 February at Laverton Cricket Club, Altona Meadows

Also happening over a series of dates in January and February 2019, a new outdoor cinema experience comes to Williamstown. For more information on times, sessions and ticket details visit sunsetcinema.com.au/melbourne

Summer Sounds 2019

Enjoy free outdoor music performances from some of the country’s finest artists – consider it a music festival in your own backyard. Come prepared with a rug and a picnic and enjoy the free music and an easygoing outdoors vibe.

The Mad Hatters
Sunday 13 January from 2pm to 5pm at Commonwealth Reserve, Williamstown
The Mad Hatters are bringing live electro-swing, funky-jazzy house and soul to Williamstown.

Big T and Band
Saturday 19 January from 4pm to 6pm at McCormack Park, Laverton
Laverton will come alive when New Zealand born X-Factor contestant Big T and his band perform infectious pop tunes.

Darren Middleton + Alice Skye
Sunday 20 January from 2pm to 5pm at Commonwealth Reserve, Williamstown
Australian rock royalty Darren Middleton (Powderfinger) is joined by indie darling and triple j favourite Alice Skye for acoustic sessions. Enjoy a soundtrack of beautiful songs and rich melodies on a Sunday afternoon. We're bringing the music to the waterfront at Commonwealth Reserve, look for us at the waters edge between the Seaplane and the ferry landing, come early and enjoy the day in Williamstown, markets start at 11am, music starts at 2.30pm, Nelson Place all day! 

The Logan Two
Sunday 27 January from 2pm to 5pm at Commonwealth Reserve, Williamstown
Enjoy the acoustic stylings and haunting vocals of The Logan Two when they serenade listeners at beautiful waterfront Williamstown.

Boom Crash Opera
+ William Bloom + Teeny Tiny Stevies 
Saturday 9 February from 4pm to 7pm at Logan Reserve, Pier Street, Altona
Australian favourites Boom Crash Opera take to the stage in Altona this summer performing their 80s and 90s hits plus more. They’re joined by young indigenous singer/songwriter William Bloom whose earthy roots and soulful voice will inspire, and children’s favourite Teeny Tiny Stevies will entertain the whole family.

Summer Sounds In Your Neighbourhood
Countdown 80s
Saturday 16 February from 4pm to 6pm at Homestead Run Reserve, Seabrook
Get ready to party! Melbourne’s best live retro band Countdown 80s will be bringing all the hits from the 80s to Hobsons Bay. 

Altona Summer Events

Elf (G) - Christmas Kids Movie - free screening 
Friday 21 December, 5pm to 9pm
Logan Reserve, Pier Street, Altona

Twilight Market
Friday 21 December, 5pm to 9pm
Weaver Reserve, Pier Street, Altona

Rock and Reel – Movies, Music, BBQ
Saturday 5 January, 7.30pm to 8.30pm
Logan Reserve, Pier Street, Altona

Australian Open – Men’s Tennis Final Screening
Sunday 27 January
Logan Reserve, Pier Street, Altona

Midsumma - Rainbow Pride in Altona
Saturday 9 February, 11am to 4pm
Afternoon Tea 2pm
Logan Reserve, Pier Street and Louis Joel Arts & Community Centre, 5 Sargood St, Altona
Celebrate all the colours of Altona at the Rainbow Pride Tea Party, experience rainbow-inspired art, music and activities for all ages, and check out the LGBTQIA+ photography exhibition The Joel Gallery.

Twilight Market
Friday 25 January, 6pm to 9pm
Weaver Reserve, Pier Street, Altona
Visit before Movies by the Bay

Altona Beach Market
Every Tuesday throughout January and February, 9am to 3pm
Pier Street, Altona

Twilight Market
Friday 22 February, 6pm to 9pm
Weaver Reserve, Pier Street, Altona

Altona Homestead 
Open every Tuesday 11am to 2pm and first Sunday of the months 11am to 4pm  
Logan Reserve, Altona

For more information on Hobsons Bay Summer Events, please contact arts@hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au or call 9932 2007.