ISFF + Information
Tickets are available from the Gate – $15.00 for Adults, $12.00 Concession/Student, Kids FREE
Part of proceeds go to beyondblue & Cancer Council
There will be free kids activities
Food can be purchased from various food vendors and prices will be strictly regulated to be affordable, all vendors will be selling a sampler plate.
Saturday 19th – 11am – 9pm
Sunday 20th – 11am – 9pm
Kids – Free Entry
Yes, please feel free to bring the entire family along. ISFF is kid friendly and has kids activities. Kids 12 & under have free entry when accompanied by parents.
Paid and restricted street parking is available along Fitzroy Street, Beaconsfield Parade and Pier Road, Check signage and meters for parking restrictions or call ASSIST for specific parking information – (03) 9209 6777. Private underground parking is available in the St Kilda Sea Baths complex.
We encourage all customers to use public transport and to visit ptv.vic.gov.au to plan their trip. https://ptv.vic.gov.au/stop/view/20506
Trams – Catch tram number 3a, 16 or 96 along Fitzroy St and The Esplanade or catch tram number 112 to the corner of Park St and Fitzroy St then walk one block south toward the intersection of Fitzroy St and Beaconsfield Pde / The Esplanade. Catani Garden is across the road.
Bus – Bus route 606 (Fishermans Bend – Elsternwick) travels along Parks St, Fitzroy and Jacka Blvd passing the gardens enroute.
Prohibited items include, but are not limited to:
- Outside alcohol
- Outside food/beverages
- Weapons (i.e. knives, pepper spray, stun-guns, any concealed weapons, firearms, etc.)
- Illegal drugs
- Fireworks, smoke bombs, etc.
- Backpacks, suitcases, large beach bags, etc.
- Skateboards, roller skates, ice skates, use of roller shoes, etc.
- Unapproved pamphlets, handouts, advertisements, etc.
- Other items as determined by event organisers
Terms and conditions of entry
Event management reserves the right to handle each occurrence on a case by case basis. Depending on the item, the guest may either be asked to remove the item from the facility or dispose of the item, or may be ejected from the facility.
All bags, jackets, and guests are subject to search upon entering the event.
Items which have varying policies include: cameras, video/ audio recording equipment, and signs/ flags/ banners/ posters.
We love furry friends as much as everyone. However, sometimes our little friends can make people uncomfortable or become a health problem where food is around so we just can’t let them on site. If there is a medical need for your pet, please contact us to organise in advance.
Saturday 19th March
12:30 PM The Senegambian Jazz Band
1:45 PM The Seven Ups
3:00 PM Kooyeh
4:15 PM The Cactus Channel
5:30 PM Mondegreen
6:45 PM Royalty Noise
Sunday 20th March
12:30 PM Nhatty Man
1:45 PM Papa Chango
3:00 PM Stellar Remnants
4:15 PM Echo Drama
5:30 PM Royalty Noise
6:45 PM Average Rap Band
Kids Cooking Classes – Schedule to be added shortly
Special Attraction – click for – Schedule to be added shortly
Catani Gardens is boarded by Jacka Boulevard, Beaconsfield Parade & Pier Rd in St Kilda. There is a pedestrian ramp into the gardens from the upper esplanade that overpasses the Jacka Boulevard roadway.
Google Map – Catani Gardens
Trams – Catch tram number 3a, 16 or 96 along Fitzroy street and The Esplanade or catch tram number 112 to the corner of Park St and Fitzroy Street then walk one block south toward the intersection of Fitzroy Street and Beaconsfield Parade / The Esplanade. Catani Garden is across the road.
Bus – Bus route 606 ( Fishermans Bend – Elsternwick) travels along Parks street, Fitzroy and Jacka Boulevard passing the gardens enroute.
Parking – Paid and restricted street parking is available along Beaconsfield Parade and Pier Roadheck signage and metres for parking restrictions or call ASSIST for specific parking information – (03) 9209 6777. Private underground parking is available in the St Kilda Sea Baths complex.
Download the Travel Smart Map of Port Phillip. Melways Reference – 57J9
Facilities & Features
Restrooms with disabled toilets and baby change facilities, kiosk, playground with shade sails, rotunda, BBQ’s, picnic tables, bench seats, drinking fountain, permitter paths for walking or jogging, a large grassed reserve and mature shade trees, foreshore views and access.
Historic boulevards of Canary Island palms trees line the walking paths and visually define the gardens. Events are common in the gardens and weekend pony rides are popular with families. For more information contact ASSIST (03) 9209 6777 and check the links below.
Luna Park, St Kilda Beach, the St Kilda Sea Baths and St Kilda Pier located to the east and the wide expanse of the West Beach precinct on the adjacent side of the gardens are easily accessible from Catani Gardens. Fitzroy street offers abundant restaurants, eateries and entertainment options and the Acland Street shopping precinct is a short walk or tram ride away.
Heritage listed Catani Gardens is named after its Italian born designer, Carlo Catani – a prominent landscape designer in the late 19th century. The original 1910 lava rock wall encloses the park on the west boundary, extending from the edge of the Gardens along the southwest boundary and past the Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron. It incorporates a number of openings into the Gardens and onto Pier Road for access to the beach.
Memorials and Monuments
Several memorials and statues commemorating civic, war time and historic events sit within Catani Gardens. The Sali Cleve drinking fountain was installed in 1911 in memory of Cleve who designed the gardens on the corner of Beaconsfield Parade and Fitzroy Street and which carry his name. The statue of Captain James Cook FRS, RN was installed in 1914 and is a replica of the one at his birthplace at Whitby in England. Also sculpted by Sir John Tweed, this local statue was donated by St Kilda philanthropist Andrew Stenhouse. The plaque on the pedestal bears the names of the crew of the HMS Endeavour.
The St Kilda Cenotaph was designed by G H Alsop and was erected in 1925 as a memorial to St Kilda’s fallen servicemen and women. A bronze bust by Wallis Anderson of Vice Admiral Sir William Rooke Creswell KCMG KBE, recognised as the father of the Royal Australian Navy, was first installed in 1938 and reinstated in 2011 by the Victoria Division Navy League of Australia.
Artist Timetable - Saturday 19th March
12:30 PM The Senegambian Jazz Band 1:45 PM The Seven Ups 3:00 PM Kooyeh 4:15 PM The Cactus Channel 5:30 PM Mondegreen 6:45 PM Royalty Noise
Grab your friends and take a trip into the mind-blowing, sensory feast that is International Street Food Festival.
A lot of events deliver on one or two of the senses but none can deliver on all five like ISFF2016 can. Visually you’ll be treated to colour and diversity; interactive activities that allow you to touch the fun; you’ll hear amazing music; your taste buds will be delighted by amazing flavours, and you’ll be seduced by all the gorgeous smells of the delicious street food.
Who can honestly say that all the five senses are pleasured at other festivals, expos or conferences? If you’ve been to the bathroom at a music festival or fallen asleep at conference you’ll know what we mean.