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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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Welcome in The 'Year of The Dog' as Sovereign Hill Celebrates Chinese New Year

Join in the spectacle and exhilaration of an authentic Chinese New Year celebration, as Sovereign Hill, Victoria’s favourite outdoor museum, heralds...

25 Feb 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...

25 Feb 2018
25 Mar 2018
29 Apr 2018
27 May 2018

Exhibitions

SCOPE18: Celebrating FedUni's Ballarat Art Schools

SCOPE, FedUni's Arts Academy important annual exhibition showcases an inspired and rich mix of accomplished work by visual arts staff, research...

Until 3 Mar 2018

Exhibitions

Norman Lindsay at Art House Gallery Ballarat

Art House Gallery Ballarat is presenting an exhibition featuring limited edition facsimile etchings by the great Australian artist Norman Lindsay....

Until 24 Mar 2018

Multicultural

Reawakening the Dragon

A new exhibition at Sovereign Hill’s Gold Museum will unveil one of the most extensive Chinese artefact collections, and for the first time in over...

Until 15 Apr 2018

Plays & musicals

Jesus Christ Superstar

Ballarat Lyric Theatre is producing Andrew Lloyd Webber's award-winning musical 'Jesus Christ Superstar'. From March 1 to 11 2018, at the Wendouree...

1 - 11 Mar 2018

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...

3 Mar 2018
7 Apr 2018
5 May 2018
2 Jun 2018

Multicultural

Scots Day Out

Scots Day Out is the celebration of all things Scottish, right in the centre of Bendigo in shady and picturesque Rosalind Park. Scots Day Out is on...

3 Mar 2018
3 Mar 2018

Multicultural

Scots Day Out Bendigo

A free community event, Scots Day Out Bendigo that lets the Bravehearts celebrate. Don your tartan and join the crowd of proud Scots in parade. A day...

3 Mar 2018

Sports

Bendigo Invitational PBR

The concept is simple: Match the nation’s best bull riding athletes against the toughest animal athletes on the planet in an eight-second battle of...

3 Mar 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...

3 Mar 2018
7 Apr 2018
5 May 2018
2 Jun 2018

Produce markets

Castlemaine Farmers' Market

Simply superb local produce. The Castlemaine Farmers' Market has been supporting local farmers and providing fresh, local food to the community since...

4 Mar 2018
1 Apr 2018
6 May 2018
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