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Time your trip with local events to sample the best of the Grampians region's food and wine, arts, sports and outdoor lifestyle. Gear up for the excitement of the Stawell Gift, raise a toast at the Grape Escape, frock up for the Avoca Cup, and get a feel for the region's creative side at arts, gardening and community events throughout the year.

The famous Stawell Gift

Come at Easter for the famous Stawell Easter Gift. Held every year since 1878, the meet is renowned internationally as a leading professional foot race. For amateur runners, the annual Run The Gap in May offers a range of track lengths, taking in the Grampians National Park and stunning Lake Bellfield.

For those looking for some more sporty competition, there's plenty going on throughout the year, from cycling events and fun runs to motocross, horseracing and water skiing.

Local flavours

Gourmands ahoy. Bring an appetite and make a beeline for the Grampians Grape Escape Food and Wine Festival in May. Join in the festivities of this wonderful celebration set against the stunning backdrop of the Grampians National Park. And with master classes, wine tastings and twilight dining events happening throughout the year, there's no shortage of foodie fun in the Grampians calendar. 

Keep the good times rolling long after you get home. Fill your basket with locally grown produce and gourmet goodies at farmers markets on your back through the region.

The track

Get your glad rags on for the Avoca Cup in October, and enjoy the fantastic food, wine and track-side entertainment at one of country Victoria's largest spring racing events. Other popular racing events include the Hamilton Cup, the Dunkeld Cup and Hamilton's Party With The Ponies.



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Horse racing

Monday Racing at Hamilton Racing Club

Come long for a great day of horse racing action at Hamilton Racing Club. The Puramaka Bar will be open along with Finns Fine Foods catering. Come...

28 May 2018


Soft Core

Soft Core presents artistic practices that explore many facets of ‘softness’ - from large-scale inflatables to forms made from soft materials to...

28 May 2018
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30 May 2018
31 May 2018


Street Gallery Exhibition

Horsham Regional Art Gallery presents Street Gallery, a series of art interventions on the retail streets of Horsham. On Saturday 2 June , journey...

Until 12 Jun 2018


The Horsham Regional Art Gallery Collection

Horsham Regional Art Gallery present curated exhibitions built around three focal points: Australian Photography, The Wimmera + its Artists and The...

Until 30 Jun 2018


The Mann Collection of Wildlife Art

As collectors of wildlife art for over twenty years, Bill and Maureen Mann built up an exquisite collection that revealed their deep appreciation for...

Until 12 Aug 2018

Classes & workshops

Art Classes at the Centre for Participation

Throughout the course of the year, students at the Centre for Parcipation will learn how to create a concrete outdoor sculpture, paint, draw, build a...

29 May 2018
30 May 2018
5 Jun 2018
6 Jun 2018


Inaugural Annual Dance Affair

Ladies and gentlemen, take to the floor for the ultimate night at the historic Town Hall. You will be amazed at the transformation in the hall as we...

1 Jun 2018
1 Jun 2018
2 Jun 2018

Food & wine

Wine Down Friday at Montara

Celebrate the start of the weekend with Montara Wines. Wine Down at Montara, a monthly celebration with premium wine, local food, and live music, is...

1 Jun 2018
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3 Aug 2018
7 Sep 2018


Frank Long Classic Cycle Race

Established in 1951 as a memorial to cyclist Frank Long and one of the feature road races in the district, the annual Frank Long Classic handicap...

2 Jun 2018


Street Gallery Walking Tour

Journey along Pynsent Street, Roberts Avenue and Firebrace Street to discover the depth and vibrancy of local art practice that is embedded in the...

2 Jun 2018

Produce markets

Haven Market

All are welcome to the Haven Market held on the first Saturday of each month (with the exception of January). Convened by the Haven Recreation...

2 Jun 2018
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4 Aug 2018


Art Play Sunday

Join the Horsham Town Hall and Regional Art Gallery for an afternoon filled with fun for the whole family. Are you aged between four and thirteen? Do...

3 Jun 2018

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