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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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Exhibitions

Two Trees and Others Exhibition by Allex Hall

Two Trees and Others Exhibition by Allex Hall will be on display during May 2018. In the words of Allex Hall: "I have painted /drawn myself twice -...

28 May 2018

Festivals

Plate Up Ballarat

Plate Up Ballarat is a new and exciting month-long event celebrating Ballarat’s wonderful food offerings; craft beers, boutique wines and a whole lot...

Until 31 May 2018

Exhibitions

Marimekko: Design Icon

See Marimekko's iconic fabric patterns and unconventional ready-to-wear outfits from the 1960s and 70s. On show at Bendigo Art Gallery.

Until 11 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

Exhibitions

New Histories

In New Histories ten contemporary artists reimagine historic works from the 19th and early 20th century Australian and European collection of Bendigo...

Until 29 Jul 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

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

Community

Castlemaine State Festival

The Castlemaine State Festival is a ten day extravaganza of art, music, film, culture and fun. The program is packed full of captivating events in...

22 - 31 Mar 2019

Produce markets

Bridge Mall Farmers Market

The Bridge Mall Farmers Market brings all the elements together: produce, food, music, entertainment, shopping and fun. A great event in the heart of...

2 Jun 2018
7 Jul 2018
4 Aug 2018

Markets & vintage

Beaufort Market

Held in Memorial Park, the Beaufort Market offers a range of goods for sale from produce and plants to second-hand goods and jewellery. The market...

2 Jun 2018
7 Jul 2018

Plays & musicals

The Gondoliers

The Buninyong Town Hall is host venue for a delightful comedy performance of Gilbert and Sullivans, 'The Gondoliers' being performed by Melbourne's...

2 Jun 2018
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