Friday Parade! Starts outside the Old Treasury Building on Spring Street (Noon) Goes south along Spring Street Turns left into Wellington Parade and travels east Turns right into Wellington Parade south and enters Gate 3, Yarra Park Continues through Yarra Park to the Toyota AFL Grand Final Live Site
Times 11.00am: Pre Parade excitement commences at Old Treasury Building 11.15am: Parade Press Conference starts 12 noon: Parade Commences from the Old Treasury Building 12.45pm (approx.) Presentation ceremony on the Live Site Stage (Yarra Park) 1.00pm: 2016 Toyota AFL Grand Final Parade concludes
I think there's also Footy Festival at Yarra Park on Friday.
Saturday Grand Final (of course!)
Sunday The MCG is open to the public. Time 11AM - 4PM
Garden State Hotel on Flinders Lane is doing a Grand Final breakfast and have a range of food and drinks packages on offer to watch the game later.
The North Melbourne Rec Centre is holding a grand pool re-opening with kids activities, BBQ and pool games. If you don't want to miss the footy action, the AFL will be playing from 3pm.
If footy isn't really your thing check out The Queen Vic Market (open 6am-5pm Fri, 6am-3pm Sat and 9am-4pm Sun), the 4D cinema on Russell Street (http://www.4ddynamiccinema.com/), a show at ACMI or an exhibition at the Melbourne Museum.
2. The Bright Chocolate Factory is holding tours and tastings a great one for kids & chocolate lovers, yum!
3. There's a Spring Market in Notting Hill on Friday 10am-2pm with handmade goodies, classes, crafts and BBQ at 37-39 Westerfield Dr, Notting Hill.
4. Viva Dance Studio in Fitzroy is holding a social tango night on Friday which is always good for a boogie and a laugh.
5. The Dandenong Festival of lights is on at the Dandenong Showgrounds, its a great family friendly night out, with vibrant silk lantern light displays, dumpling bars, live performers and kids rides http://lightfestival.com.au/
Grand Final Eve at Highlander Bar looks really good! It's a licensed over 18 event with wine tastings, dj's, a comedian, raffles and door prizes, footy trivia, an open mic, live music and footy themed burgers! It's also a free event :)