Discover Footscray

Free Tours

Sat May 6th 2017 at 11:00 until 12:30
Melbourne, Corner Hyde & Napier Streets, Footscray

Event Details

Presented by passionate locals these free tours will offer an insight into the hidden treasures of Footscray’s food and arts scene as well as the historic fabric of the capital of the West.

Art Tour - Discover artist run- galleries, laneway works, backyard studios to creative spaces. Hear from local innovative people who establish these places. From artists, entrepreneurs, tinkers to creative thinkers. A casual stroll to explore the abundant creative community of Footscray and beyond.

Historic Tour - Generations of old Westies saw Footscray as the capital of the west. Then it changed. Explore the sights, sounds and smells of the old Footscray - and the new - in one and a half hours. From old cinemas to a retail centre for the 21st century, we’ll find the food and the bargains that are drawing people back. A short stroll with us will have you asking for more.

Food Tour - Take a stroll around central Footscray taking in the historical and current situation as it relates to food (ie. Italian, Greek, Vietnamese, Indian, Ethiopian and new). Checkout the fabulous offerings at the Footscray Market , drop into an Asian Supermarket wonderland, we’ll show you the best banh mi bakeries and hole in the wall shops, as well as restaurant and bar walk-bys. You’ll be set to taste the best of Footscray for weekends to come.

Meeting Point:
Footscray Station Forecourt

No booking required - just show up 10 minutes beforehand

Dates:
6,13, 20, 27 May

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