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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 the Castlemaine Botanical Gardens on Easter Sunday. 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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Ballarat Winterlude

Wander Ballarat this Winter. Cascading snowflakes, soul-warming red wine and hearty fare – whimsical winter adventures await at this years...

Family

Winter Wonderlights

Visitors will be swept up in the excitement of a special yuletide Christmas event as Sovereign Hill is illuminated like never before. During the day,...

Exhibitions

Marilyn Monroe

Bendigo Art Gallery and Twentieth Century Fox present Marilyn Monroe. Marilyn Monroe remains one of the most celebrated and enigmatic film stars in...

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Exhibitions

19th Century BLING | Goldfields Jewellery Exhibition at M.A.D.E.

An fascinating exhibition of 19th Century colonial gold jewellery, BLING explores uniquely Australian innovation and design, during a time of immense...

26 Jun 2016
27 Jun 2016
28 Jun 2016
29 Jun 2016

Family

Ballarat Winterlude

Wander Ballarat this Winter. Cascading snowflakes, soul-warming red wine and hearty fare – whimsical winter adventures await at this years...

26 Jun 2016
27 Jun 2016
28 Jun 2016
29 Jun 2016

Family

Winter Wonderlights

Visitors will be swept up in the excitement of a special yuletide Christmas event as Sovereign Hill is illuminated like never before. During the day,...

26 Jun 2016
27 Jun 2016
28 Jun 2016
29 Jun 2016

Exhibitions

Marilyn Monroe

Bendigo Art Gallery and Twentieth Century Fox present Marilyn Monroe. Marilyn Monroe remains one of the most celebrated and enigmatic film stars in...

Until 10 Jul 2016

Family

M.A.D.E for Indoor Winter School Holiday Fun

The hunt is on. Come to M. A. D. E (Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka) during the winter school holidays to get out of the cold and experience...

27 Jun 2016
28 Jun 2016
29 Jun 2016
30 Jun 2016

Family

M.A.D.E Indoor Winter School Holiday Fun

Come to M. A. D. E (Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka) during the winter school holidays to get out of the cold and experience a museum in a...

27 Jun 2016
28 Jun 2016
29 Jun 2016
30 Jun 2016

Outdoor cinema

Movie Garden

Movie Garden is a unique cinema experience in Ballarat. With soft grass, comfy beanbags and awesome flicks, you can settle in and enjoy everything...

3 Jul 2016
4 Jul 2016
5 Jul 2016
6 Jul 2016

Dance

The Australian Ballet Regional Tour presents Giselle

Experience one of the world’s most loved ballets live on stage when The Australian Ballet’s Regional Tour presents Giselle. Starring guest artists...

8 Jul 2016
9 Jul 2016
9 Jul 2016

Markets & vintage

Maldon Market: Handmade, Home grown

The Maldon Market is a monthly growers and makers market that brings together the very best hand made products and hand grown produce from the...

10 Jul 2016
11 Jul 2016
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11 Sep 2016

Produce markets

Talbot Farmers Market

On the third Sunday every month the Talbot Farmers' Market comes alive as thousands of visitors enjoy the vibrant village atmosphere. Explore an...

17 Jul 2016
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16 Oct 2016

Produce markets

5th Saturday Farmers Market

Ballarat's favourite fresh produce market comes to Central Square Ballarat on the fifth Saturday in the month - it only happens a few times each...

30 Jul 2016
29 Oct 2016

Exhibitions

Old Trades Exhibition

Ballarat Old Trades Exhibition will be held on the weekend of 6 and 7 August 2016, this will be an annual event. The event will be held at Ballarat...

6 - 7 Aug 2016
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