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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 Strategem 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, immerse yourself in a world of books and writing 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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Yarn Bomb Tram

Bendigo Tramways 302 tram is the first tram in the world to be yarn bombed. It has become a tourist attraction in its own right when it runs every...

21 Jun 2018
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24 Jun 2018

Exhibitions

Maryanne Coutts - Dress Code: The First Five Years

The exhibition Dress Code: The First Five Years is the result of a ritualistic daily practice, where each day since 2013 the artist has made a...

Until 23 Jun 2018

Exhibitions

Helen Kleores - My Plants and Other Flowers

Limited Edition photographic works on paper by botanical designer Helen Kleores at Gallery on Sturt. Kleores’ botanical photography began as an...

Until 30 Jun 2018

Festivals

Plate Up Ballarat Pie Competition

From May 1 to July 23, Federation University TAFE are proud to present the battle to be crowned Ballarat’s Best Pie, as Plate Up Ballarat joins Visit...

Until 29 Jul 2018

Exhibitions

Winter Salon

During winter, Art House Gallery Ballarat is featuring works from our stable of Australian artists. Original paintings and Limited Edition Prints...

Until 4 Aug 2018

Exhibitions

A Victorian Silhouette

A new fashion exhibition - A Victorian Silhouette, opening at Sovereign Hill’s Gold Museum in Ballarat will provide a glimpse into the fashion trends...

Until 4 Nov 2018

Festivals

The Ballarat Winter Festival - Salumi and Charcuterie Festival

With the recent boom of artisan produce, Ballarat will play host to the inaugural Salumi and Charcuterie festival - taking place in the beautiful...

21 Jul 2018

Exhibitions

Martin Wynne - Recycle, Reinvent, Reimagine

Martin Wynne presents his exhibition "Recycle, Reinvent, Reimagine" in Gallery 127 this June. Martin and his partner Pam live on 36 acres at...

22 Jun 2018
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24 Jun 2018
25 Jun 2018

Contemporary

Lloyd Spiegel at The Cabaret Club

Lloyd Spiegel has always forged his own path throughout his long career. A lifetime performing has seen him blend his grounding in the blues with...

23 Jun 2018

Produce markets

Avoca Riverside Market

The tranquillity of the venue on the grassy banks of the Avoca River adds to the enjoyment of meandering around the Riverside Market. Browse stalls...

24 Jun 2018
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23 Sep 2018

Festivals

Maldon Folk Festival

The Maldon Folk Festival is located in Central Victoria and has been held annually for over forty years. Each year, the event ensures a long weekend...

2 - 5 Nov 2018

Gardens & agriculture

Castlemaine and District Festival of Gardens

Castlemaine is a beautiful old gold mining town set in the centre of the Victorian goldfields. In November 2016, during Melbourne Cup Week,...

3 - 11 Nov 2018
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