Lakeside Alive 2024


Date:         Saturday 10 February 2024
Time:         12.30pm – 8.30pm
Location:  Lake Caroline, Caroline Springs

Take a lap of the lake and join us at Lakeside Alive!

Grab your pooch, your family and your friends and lap the lake and discover great music, entertainment, and performers!

Keep an eye on this page as we'll update it as planning progresses with all the information you need to know.

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What's On

Lakeside Alive will be held on Saturday 10 February from 12.30pm to 8.30pm at Lake Caroline in Caroline Springs.

Back and bigger than ever, Lakeside Alive is a free family-friendly-fun-filled day. Don’t miss out on a range of food trucks serving yummy treats and some great live music performing all day.

12.30pm to 6.30pm
  • Not only are your four-legged friends welcome at Lakeside Alive, we've got a whole Puppy Pit Stop planned to treat them like the stars they are!  Make sure you grab a Puppy Portrait by caricature artist Anthony Pascoe!
  • This one is for the kids and kids at heart! Drum up a storm in the African Drumming Space. You'll find this rhythmic retreat under Lake Caroline's iconic On Tap public art piece.
  • Our Kiddie Korner is sure to keep your kiddies happy. Stop by for free face painting, kid’s craft activities, soft playspace, to blow some giant bubbles or get creative with our Arts Activation.
  • We also have roving performers & buskers galore! John Sergei & Tatiana, Water Drop Stilt Walkers, Mr Dash, The Sleep Keepers, Guru Dudu and more as you explore Lakeside Alive.  Where can you find them? Around every turn!
12.30pm to 8.30pm
  • We're bringing you a whole heap of musical delights at this year’s Lakeside Alive; we can't wait! From hip shaking Latin American tunes to the beat of drums and rhythm of keys that you won't be able to ignore, the Live Music on Stage will delight young, old, those on two-legs and those on four!
  • Love a shiny new car? Or maybe a vintage bike? We’ve got them all! Rolling in all day to Lakeside Alive is a collection of classic, new and down-right cool cars for you at the Car Show*.
  • Feeling peckish? There’s Mexican!  There's spiral potatoes!  There's Greek and Italian food and a whole lot more! Make sure to visit the Lakeside Alive Food Trucks to satisfy all your eating needs. Can’t find exactly what you’re craving amongst the food trucks? No worries! There’s plenty of local businesses surrounding the lake who would be happy to fill the need.
  • What a better way to end an amazing day at Lakeside Alive than twilight Fireworks*.

Please note that the Car Show & Fireworks are pending weather conditions.

Lakeside Alive is an alcohol-free event. Security and Victoria Police will be in attendance.

Event Safety

Safety Services

Services which will be available onsite throughout the event include:

  • Lost Children. Stop by to pick up a wristband for your child where you can list your contact phone number
  • First Aid. Please visit at any time if you require medical attention.
  • Free water and hand sanitiser points.

Locations for these services will be listed on our website closer to the event.

Please note: Lakeside Alive is an alcohol-free event, security and Victoria Police will be in attendance.

Victoria Police

Melton City Council works closely with Victoria Police each year before, during and after the event. We develop detailed risk assessments, communication plans and protocols so that the event can be enjoyed by everyone who attends.

This year, we also welcome Victoria Police’s Proactive Unit, which will be in attendance between 12.30pm and 6.30pm. Swing past and say hi! 

Road closures and fireworks notifications

To assist us with crowd safety, there will be a road closure that will apply on Saturday 10 February 2024.

5.00am – 11.59pm Road Closure

A fireworks display has been included in the program and will be held at approximately 8.30pm.

Please note this time is subject to change and is correct at the time of publication. The fireworks display is also subject to weather conditions on the evening.

Getting to Lakeside Alive - Parking and public transport

You’ll find the Lakeside Alive at: Lake Caroline, Lake Street Caroline Springs 3023


You can park anywhere near the event site as long as road regulations are followed and residential or business driveways are not blocked.

Please note the road closures and times above.

Public Transport

We encourage people to use public transport where possible.

Buses are running on normal Saturday timetables; however, some routes will be affected by the Road closure. For information, call Public Transport Victoria on 1800 800 007 or visit:


We are committed to delivering events which are inclusive to all people.

If you have further questions, please email:

Access to & throughout the event

Footpaths are available surrounding the Lakeside Alive event site and CS Square shopping centre has accessible parking spaces available. Ramps are also available where stairs are used to access areas of the event site.


Accessible toilets will be available onsite. Check out our Event Map(PDF, 2MB) for locations.

Service Animals

Trained service and assistance animals are welcome at Lakeside Alive

Sensory Friendly Chill Out Zone

There is a LOT happening at Lakeside Alive, and sometimes it can all be a little bit too exciting and we may need a minute or two to step away and chill out.

That's where our Sensory Friendly Chill Out Zone comes in, away from the noise and accessible for all, it’s the perfect place for a little rest amongst all the action.

This space will be supervised by a member of Melton City Council Families & Children team.

The location can be found on the Event Map(PDF, 2MB) 

Social Story

Social stories help parents and guardians prepare children, or those requiring special assistance, about the activities to expect at the event.

Download the Lakeside Alive Social Story.(PDF, 2MB)

Lakeside Alive FAQ's

Is there an entry fee?
No, this is a free community event offering a range of free children’s activities and entertainment. However, food and beverages will be available to purchase.

Will first aid be on site?
Yes, we will have first aid services on site for the duration of the event.  First aid locations are marked on the Event Map(PDF, 2MB)

Will police be present?
Yes, Victoria Police will be present for the duration of the event.  We also welcome Victoria Police represented at Lakeside Alive by members from the Caroline Springs Police Station and the Proactive Police Unit.

Where can I park?
You can park anywhere near the event site as long as road regulations are followed and residential or business driveways are not blocked.  Please note the road closures and times above.

Will additional toilets be available?
Yes, additional toilets including accessible toilets will be onsite for the duration of the event.  Toilet locations are marked on the Event Map(PDF, 2MB) 

Will there be a Lost Children’s point?
Yes, a Lost Children’s point has been allocated and will be manned for the duration of the event.  The Lost Children’s point location is marked on the Event Map(PDF, 2MB)

Can we bring our own food, chairs and picnic rugs?
Yes, you are permitted to bring your own food and beverages (no alcohol). It is also recommended that you bring your own chairs and picnic rugs.

Can I bring my dog?
Yes, friendly pooches on a leash are always welcome (and encouraged!) at Lakeside Alive.

Can I bring my drone?
Lakeside Alive is a no-fly drone zone. For the safety of the community it is illegal to fly drones over a crowd without a CASA permit. For further information on drones at public events please visit the CASA website.

Is there an ATM on site?
ATM’s are available at CS Square Shopping Centre.

Will there be photos taken?
A Council photographer will be taking some happy snaps on the day!  We’ll share these on our social media and websites. If you’re a bit camera shy and don’t want your photo taken, just let our photographer and/or event staff know on the day.

Help! I have more questions.
Please contact the Events and Culture team via email:

More Information

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