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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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Dining

Wine vs Beer

Let Dogrock winemaker, Allen Hart and Red Duck’s brewer, Scott Wilson-Browne, convince you that their wine or beer is best suited to a selection of...

24 Apr 2017

Exhibitions

GNAP17 - Guirguis New Art Prize 2017

GNAP is a national, biennial, contemporary art prize which showcases a selection of Australia’s most exciting contemporary artists and offers a...

24 Apr 2017
25 Apr 2017
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27 Apr 2017

Festivals

Pyrenees Unearthed Festival

Those who enjoy a journey of the senses to a destination off the mainstream tourist track will love Pyrenees Unearthed, a festival that brings...

Until 25 Apr 2017

Dining

ANZAC Day Weekend - Pyrenees Unearthed

Pyrenees Unearthed at Warrenmang Vineyard and Resort, Moonambel. Visit Warrenmang Vineyard and Resort for delicious fare you won’t get anywhere else....

Until 25 Apr 2017

Dining

One Pot at Hop

One Pot at Hop is a five part food series by Hop Temple Ballarat. Bringing five weeks of strong hearty dishes made to make your should feel good, as...

Until 26 Apr 2017

Exhibitions

House of Mirrors

House of Mirrors is a fascinating walk-through installation composed of a labyrinth of seemingly endless mirrors. Created by Melbourne installation...

Until 30 Apr 2017

Exhibitions

Exhibition of artworks by Sidney Nolan, Arthur Boyd and Jamie Boyd

Original artworks by Sidney Nolan (1917-1992), Arthur Boyd (1920-1999) and Jamie Boyd (1948. ) Arthur Boyd and Sidney Nolan were amongst Australia’s...

Until 15 May 2017

Exhibitions

Collective vision: 130 years

Bendigo Art Gallery celebrates 130 years in 2017 and to mark the occasion will present a dynamic new exhibition of historic, contemporary, curious,...

Until 28 May 2017

Exhibitions

Chinese Fortunes – Australian exhibition

The Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka (M. A. D. E) presents Chinese Fortunes, an exhibition exploring the stories of early Chinese Australians...

Until 25 Jun 2017

Exhibitions

Doctor Blake's Ballarat Exhibition

A new exhibition of ABC and BBC series, The Doctor Blake Mysteries will run at Sovereign Hill’s Gold Museum in Ballarat from 11 April to 3 September....

Until 3 Sep 2017

Learning

War Heritage Roadshow - Ballarat

Do you have wartime artefacts at home? Do you know their significance or how to care for them? Learn from Australia's top preservation experts about...

26 - 27 Apr 2017

Lifestyle

Perfume Masterclass Deposit

Explore the world of boutique fragrances and discover your signature scent. Join Sweet Fern Fragrance Boutique at their beautiful little boutique in...

27 Apr 2017
18 May 2017
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