It’s White Night Melbourne!
On Saturday night, Melbourne became the first Australian city to join in the all-night global celebration of art in public spaces. White Night Melbourne drew over 300,000 people to the city centre between 7pm and 7am and featured over 80 events in music, film, performance, light and sounds, art, and food.
The White Night Festival was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia, but it really took off in Paris. There was so much to do. We walked and saw several art installations, went to Fed Square for the swing dance hour, and saw lots and lots of people. I wanted to do a lot of things: visit the State Library, go on a ghost tour, see 101 Zombie Kills and the Warhol film. But the crowd was massive and it was hard to get through and get into places. Plus we were tired by 10:30pm.
Here’s a great video from Tourism Victoria that highlights some of White Night’s terrific events.
Did you go to White Night Melbourne? Have you ever attended a White Night festival in another city? What did you think?