Dark, brisk winter nights may not inspire you to leave your warm couch of an evening, but if you like the idea of free family friendly entertainment, rug up and head down to the Piazza at Docklands.
Held every Friday in July and August, Docklands Winter Fireworks will brighten your dark nights illuminating the skies with a ten minute display of colourful choreographed explosions over the city skyline.
Festivities begin at the family friendly time of 6pm with fireworks blasting off at 7pm. Rally your troops and head down early to get prime position in one of the waterfront restaurants (advisable to book your table in advance), otherwise find your spot along New Quay Promenade. Take in the atmosphere along Docklands riverfront and enjoy roving entertainment before and after The City of Melbourne's sky show fills your ears with bangs and whistles, and eyes with an explosion of sparkle.
Docklands Winter Fireworks proves to be a great night out for the entire family, easily reached via public transport (the city circle tram stops at the end of Waterfront City), otherwise ample parking can be found in a number of nearby ticketed carparks.
Where: The Piazza at Docklands, 429 - 437 Docklands Drive, Docklands
When: Every Friday from 4 July - 22 August 2014, 6 - 8pm (fireworks display at 7pm)
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