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Visit Victoria's High Country and raise a glass to outstanding regional food and wine, a history steeped in alpine exploration, a medley of music festivals and manifold adventures in the great outdoors.

La dolce vita

Toast the good life when top local restaurants and wineries present the ultimate marriage of regional eating and drinking. Join the Beechworth Harvest Celebration in May, or the Rutherglen Winery Walkabout and King Valley Balloon Festival over the June Queen's Birthday weekend.

Join the High Country's winemaking families in June and July, for tastings and vintage releases, or mark the arrival of spring at La Dolce Vita in November.

Country and harmony

Celebrate the region's country character alongside locals at annual extravaganzas like the Mansfield High Country Festival, the Man from Snowy River Bush Festival and Bright's Autumn Festival, which showcases the town's glorious seasonal colours.

Music lovers will not want to miss the Wangaratta Festival of Jazz and Blues in November, when the town is taken over by jazz fans and artists from around Australia and across the world. If rock and punk is more your bag, hit Mount Hotham in January in time for the Cool Summer Festival.

Outdoor action

Take on the challenge of the International Kangaroo Hoppet XC Ski Race at Falls Creek in August and head to Bright in January to see top cyclists tackle tough climbs in the Audax Alpine Classic.

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Jazz

Thursday Night Blues Jam

Every Thursday night, Star Hotel Yackandandah hosts a Blues Jam night, complete with backing band featuring Dean Haitani and Caz Higgs. So grab your...

21 Jun 2018
28 Jun 2018
5 Jul 2018
12 Jul 2018

Running

Bright Running Festival 2018

Welcome to the inaugural Bright Running Festival. The event takes place on Saturday 1 September, 2018. Combine your ski holiday at Falls Creek or Mt...

1 Sep 2018

Cycling

Eildon Junior Cycling Tour

The Eildon Junior Road Tour is part of the Victorian Junior Cycling Series and is arriving in July. See Victoria’s best junior riders tackle the...

13 - 15 Jul 2018

Lectures & talks

Give Welcome Give Hope

Oxfam and Rural Australians for Refugees (RAR) are hosting a very special Refugee Week event. In 2016 Jessica Hackett trekked 714 kilometres on foot...

21 Jun 2018

Exhibitions

Goggomobil Objet D'art Project - Benalla Art Gallery

The iconic Goggomobil Dart car, with its painted paper darts by Melbourne contemporary artist Robert Clinch, is a distinctive and unique Objet D’art....

21 Jun 2018
22 Jun 2018
23 Jun 2018
24 Jun 2018

Exhibitions

Squatters and Savages

Presented by Benalla Art Gallery, Squatters and Savages is a collaborative exhibition by artists Peter Waples-Crowe and Megan Evans, Squatters and...

21 Jun 2018
22 Jun 2018
23 Jun 2018
24 Jun 2018

Family

Josephine Wants To Dance - Wangaratta

Josephine Wants To Dance is a story about dreams, believing in yourself and a dancing kangaroo. Josephine Wants to Dance is a brand new Australian...

21 Jun 2018
21 Jun 2018

Lifestyle

Dancing Beechworth

Dancing is a blast. It is also beneficial for your health and well-being. One thing that jogging does not do is help your muscles become more...

21 Jun 2018
28 Jun 2018
5 Jul 2018
12 Jul 2018

Exhibitions

Winter Woollie Festival at Yack Station

A festival of hand-made woollen scarves, beanies, gloves, socks, mittens, booties, vests, rugs and anything else you can think of to keep you warm on...

Until 24 Jun 2018

Sports

Goulburn Fishing Festival

Victorian Fisheries Authority will host a one day recreational fishing festival in the township of Eildon on Saturday, 1 September 2018. The festival...

1 Sep 2018

Exhibitions

Beard and Influence by Clayton Tremlett

An exhibition of prints by artist, Clayton Tremlett. Beard and Influence invokes the dictionary definition of the verb to beard – to oppose face to...

Until 8 Jul 2018

Exhibitions

Should We Say Something - Marise Maas

Melbourne based artist Marise Maas’ work is in numerous major collections nationally and internationally. Maas is represented by Flinders Lane...

Until 12 Jul 2018
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