Latin Spring Festival
Pentridge welcomes first external community event
In the first of many, Pentridge will be opening its grounds to a community day celebration dedicated to art, music, food and culture – the colourful Latin Spring Festival.
This free event, celebrating the independence of Mexico, Chille and El Salvador, will be held in the main grounds of Pentridge and will showcase some of the best local Latin American performers and artisans.
A wide range of food vendors will also be at the event, offering tantalizing Latin street food while local musicians and dancers perform nearby. The Latin Spring Festival is the perfect event for Coburg locals and Melbourne families alike, with an abundance of activities to enjoy throughout the day and evening.
This event is the first external community day to be held at the site after Pentridge’s highly successful free community day in May. As the site evolves from a prison to a community inclusive space, Pentridge will be opening the public spaces to community festivals and events in the future. Each event will invite the people of Coburg and greater Melbourne to explore the grounds and begin creating positive memories in the space.
Shayher Group have committed over $2 million towards restoring heritage aspects of the Pentridge grounds while working with Cox Architecture on adaptive reuse concepts for the future of the site. Pentridge is set to transform into a ‘community hub’ for Coburg over the coming years and well feature a vast outdoor piazza, boutique retail, residential apartments, offices and even a hotel.
To enquire about holding a community event or festival at Pentridge, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Latin Spring Festival
Saturday 17 Sept / 11am – Late
Sunday 18 Sept / 10am – Late Afternoon
At Pentridge: 1 Champ Street, Coburg
Getting to Pentridge by Public Transport
While there will be parking around the site (and on site on the Eastern side of Champ Street next to the prison walls), we encourage you to use public transport to and from the event on Saturday / Sunday if possible.
You can plan your journey online here
Closest Tram stops on the Number 19 Tram Route:
From the CBD heading North up Sydney Road: Stop 36, Rogers Street/Sydney Road (Coburg)
Towards the CBD heading South down Sydney Road: Stop 35, Champ Street/Sydney Road (Coburg)
Closest train stations on the Upfield train line:
Batman Railway Station (Coburg North) or Coburg Station (both a leisurely 10 minute walk to Pentridge)
Closest bus stops:
Bus 526, Murray Road/Champ Street (Coburg) or Bus 530/534, Champ Street/Sydney Road (Coburg)