Saturday 27 January – Friday 23 February

Come join the fun and experience The Summer Festival at The Valley.

There is something for everyone with fast paced racing action, live music & entertainment, outstanding food & beverage options, and free kids’ activities. Our Summer Festival of Racing is a party across five fun-packed race meetings including Australia Stakes Day, where the top sprinters will line-up in the Group 2 feature, and Lunar New Year At The Valley, which is always a spectacular sight under lights.

Day or night, there's plenty of exciting activities to enjoy this summer! Pre purchase your tickets to save. Kids entry is free. 

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Summer Race Meetings

Raceday entertainment may differ depending on the race meeting. Please see the individual raceday page for more information.

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Live music or DJ sets on the front lawn in between races

Live music or DJ sets on the front lawn in between races

Some of Melbourne’s best entertainers head trackside this Summer and will ensure the party does not stop.

Tasty takeaway food options

Tasty takeaway food options

Sweet and savoury never tasted so good! Grab a bite at Tulloch Diner, serving up American-style favourites, wood-fried pizza on Burston Lawn or the Food Truck in the Concourse. Satisfy your sweet tooth with a loaded donut handcrafted at Donut Freak .



Catch all the Summer racing up close and personal and Australia’s most intimate racecourse

Lunar New Year

Lunar New Year

An event not to be missed! Celebrate the year of the Tiger and immerse yourself in a night of racing, music and entertainment!

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Racecourse Address
Feehan Avenue, Moonee Ponds VIC 3039

FREE parking is located at the in-field via Dean street or Wilson St, turning towards the race-course before the Citylink.

By Train
Craigieburn line too Moonee Ponds

By Tram
Tram 59 to the Moonee Ponds Junction

By Bus
483, 477, 476 or the 508 to the Moonee Ponds Interchange


*For further details please see "Getting to The Valley" below