Updated 5 December 2019

The PAVE Festival 2020 is an arts festival that has something for every taste. From March 29- April 5, the PAVE Festival  (PAVE stands for Performing And Visual Arts) will bring music, performance and a diverse range  of entertainment to the township of Emerald, a gem in the Dandenong Ranges. 

Kicking off with the huge street party known as the Emerald FunFest, the PAVE Festival follows with events morning, afternoon and night until last drinks at the Hive Pop-up Bar (Old Emerald Bakehouse) late Sunday evening.

There are events every day of the school holidays. Many events are free or require only a few dollars to participate –and they’re not just for kids. Workshops each day will help you learn guitar or ukulele, macramé, costume and wig making, photography or painting. You can hear about the life of Buddy Holly, make and fly a kite, bouncercise to drum beats or jam along with new friends in a music afternoon. Then visit an art or photography exhibition or attend the opening of an art show or a book launch.

When the sun starts to set, the Hive Pop-up Bar opens, serving local wines, craft beers, snack platters and more. Every night promises something new and different including pop-up poets at 5.30pm followed by wonderful musical performances. 

Arrange to meet friends at the Hive, a historical building of Emerald, after work or when you attend one of the  great shows PAVE has to offer each night.

Nightly Shows  program to be announced 

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Turn off the TV and make this a week to soak in live performances and exhibitions, catch up with friends, meet new and interesting people, try something different and experience inspiring and engaging entertainment. 

There’s about 50 different events to enjoy so pick up a Program of Events at local libraries, neighbourhood houses and other locations around the hills and plan your week!

The details:

When: Sunday 29 March to Sunday 5 April

Where: Emerald township and surrounds

More information: www.pave.org.au 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/PAVEFestival