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The Goldfields boasts a rich calendar of festivals and events. From music, wine and dancing to food, antiques and sport, there's always something to see and do, all year round.

Summer celebrations

Ring in the new year and kick up your heels at the Maryborough Highland Games, a New Year's Day fixture for the past 140 years. Over the Australia Day weekend, celebrate liquid gold with craft beer and live music at the Ballarat Beer Festival. In February, the Ballarat Beat Rockabilly Festival's music, hot rods and fashion will have you back-combing your bangs right back to the 50s.

Autumn magic

At Easter, see Sun Loong the Chinese dragon parade through the streets of Bendigo for the annual four-day Bendigo Easter Festival, Australia's longest running cultural festival. Alternatively, enjoy a local drop at the Bendigo Winemakers Festival, held in historic Rosalind Park, or sample your favourite brews at the Bendigo Craft Beer and Cider Festival.

Take in a great regional arts festival and ten whole days of exhibitions, performances and more at the celebrated Castlemaine State Festival. Feeling the music? Head to Bendigo to join crowds rocking out to local and international acts at Groovin' the Moo.

Winter warmers

Sample the region's winter delights with a season of farmers markets, festivals and literary events. Time your holiday for the food, wine and entertainment of Heathcote on Show and the Heathcote Wine and Food Festival. In Bendigo, roll up your sleeves for the Australian Goldfields Open snooker tournament or get bookish at the Bendigo Writers Festival.  In Ballarat, prepare your peepers for the exhibitions and events held in historic buildings across town at the Ballarat International Foto Biennale.

Springtime follies

In October, tour Bendigo's heritage buildings while enjoying offerings from local restaurants at Bendigo Heritage Uncorked. Then step into spring at the Maldon Folk Festival, a four-day musical extravaganza featuring some of the country's finest folk artists.

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Horse racing

Sportsbet Ballarat Cup

Soak up the atmosphere and excitement of the premier sporting and social event on Ballarat's calendar; the 2017 Sportsbet Ballarat Cup on Saturday,...

25 Nov 2017

Exhibitions

The Thin Veil

The Thin Veil, a complementary exhibition to the Art Gallery of Ballarat's Romancing the Skull, is an exploration of the tissue-thin veil that...

Until 3 Jan 2018

Exhibitions

Ballarat Society of Artists Summer Exhibition

An exhibition and sale of original artworks from members of the Ballarat Society of Artists. All genres covered with unframed work available...

25 Nov 2017
26 Nov 2017
30 Nov 2017
1 Dec 2017

Family

Circus Royale Bendigo

Providing quality entertainment for the entire family, Circus Royal is an International, Multi-million Dollar Daredevil Circus and Animal Spectacular...

25 Nov 2017
25 Nov 2017
26 Nov 2017

Jazz

Australian Jazz Convention

Ballarat will come alive with the sounds and colours of Jazz between Christmas and New Year, when as many as 1,000 musicians and delegates will...

27 - 31 Dec 2017

Exhibitions

arbor temporis momentum: Louiseann King

Louiseann King is the Bendigo Art Gallery 2017 Going Solo artist; an initiative providing contemporary artists living and working in central Victoria...

25 Nov 2017
26 Nov 2017
27 Nov 2017
28 Nov 2017

Markets & vintage

Elmhurst Bush Twilight Market

Held in the gardens and streets surrounding Elmhurst Bush Nursing Centre, the Elmhurst Bush Twilight Market edit is a great country market including...

25 Nov 2017

Lifestyle

Bendigo Caravan and Camping Leisurefest

The 2017 Bendigo Caravan and Camping leisure fest promises to deliver more caravans, pop-tops, tents, camper trailers, motorhomes, campervans, 4x4...

Until 26 Nov 2017

Cycling

TreX Cross Triathlon Series – Race 4: TreX Goldfields

After a huge year hosting the 2016 ITU Cross Triathlon World Champs, the TreX Series is back and ready to explode into the 2017/18 triathlon season...

Until 26 Nov 2017

Exhibitions

Koi Fish Art

A design that is influenced by Bendigo's Chinese heritage will be featured in a new temporary public art project currently being installed on the...

Until 7 Jan 2018

Exhibitions

The Costume Designer: Edith Head and Hollywood

Edith Head is considered the most significant costume designer in film history, and today her name is synonymous with Hollywood costume during the...

Until 21 Jan 2018

Exhibitions

Lauren Black: Memento Mori: Art, Medicine and the Body. Lauren Black: A Complex Beauty

Two related exhibitions by Ballarat-born, Tasmanian based artist Lauren Black. Lauren is known for her work as a botanical artist, but in this case...

Until 28 Jan 2018
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