Festivals | Fairs
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All Events Victoria
All Events Victoria organise and stage hobby, collectable and memorabilia events at Malvern Town Hall, Box Hill Town Hall, Springvale Town Hall and Peninsula Community Theatre Mornington Since 1993 ..
Ashburton Community Festival 2019
⊜ High Street, Ashburton
➲ When: 24th of February 2019Ashburton's Free Community Festival returns Sunday, February 24 2019. Ashburton Village is proud to present our 2019 Community Festival! This is a fabulous FREE event which takes place in our V ..
Bacchus Marsh Harvest Festival 2019
⊜ Bacchus Marsh Road Bacchus Marsh
➲ When: 10th of March 2019A celebration of the fruit a vegetable harvest in Bacchus Marsh. A fun family day with fruit picking, market, food vendors and lots more The Bacchus Marsh Harvest Festival is an annual celebration ..
Bacchus Marsh Strawberries & Cherries Weekend 2019
⊜ Bacchus Marsh
➲ When: 15th of November 2019 To 17th of November 2019A FREE fabulous fun foodie event for the whole family. The event encompasses the farm stalls in the Avenue of Honour, The Village Green and the main shopping precinct. The annual Strawberries & ..
Ballarat Record Fair 2019
⊜ Little Creatures | Geelong Brewery - 12 Armstrong Street North, Ballarat
➲ When: 2nd of June 2019Sunday, June 2, 2019 Housey Housey 12 Armstrong Street North, Ballarat, Victoria 3350 We were inundated with requests to hold another record fair and we listened to you so ............... the ann ..
Ballarat Winter Festival 2018
Ballarat is set to transform into a winter wonderland this July, with a myriad of experiences to warm your heart, soul and belly as part of the Ballarat Winter Festival! Cascading snowflakes soul-w ..
Beechworth Golden Horseshoes Festival 2019
➲ When: 19th of April 2019 To 22nd of April 2019The iconic Beechworth Golden Horseshoes Festival is a celebration of the traditions and history that formed the town. Enjoy the Easter weekends activities including fun runs, the Grand Parade, mark ..
Bendigo Easter Festival 2019
⊜ Bridge St Bendigo
➲ When: 19th of April 2019 To 22nd of April 2019The 2019 Bendigo Easter Festival promises to be four stimulating days of fun and entertainment from Good Friday to Easter Monday. Bendigo will come alive with activities that will entice and attra ..
Beyond the Valley 2018 | Music Festval
⊜ Lardner Park - Lardner
➲ When: 28th of December 2018 To 1st of January 2019Beyond The Valley is a boutique Australian music festival that began in 2014, and runs annually over the New Year’s Eve period. Each year, a carefully crafted selection of world class local and inte ..
Box Hill Record and Comic Fair
⊜ Box Hill Town Hall - 1022 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill
➲ When: 17th of March 2019Records, Comics & Card Fair | Box Hill Record and Comic Fair is Australia's longest running fair of its kind offering 1000's of collectible records, rare cards, hard to find comics and lots, lots more ..
Bright Autumn Festival 2019
➲ When: 26th of April 2019 To 5th of May 2019The Bright Autumn Festival is a ten-day celebration of the wonderful autumn colours and autumn produce of the valleys of Victoria's Alpine High Country. This year it takes place from Friday April 2 ..
Bruthen Blues & Arts Festival 2019
➲ When: 15th of February 2019 To 17th of February 2019It's Australia's biggest little blues festival held on the 15th, 16th and 17th of February 2019! The Bruthen Blues & Arts Festival is an event of the Bruthen Arts and Events Council Inc. Held on t ..
Buninyong Festival 2019
⊜ Midland Highway Buninyong
➲ When: 27th of October 2019The Buninyong Festival is a free family-friendly day out celebrating our local community. It's a safe, fun and exciting day for the whole family with music, amusement rides, animal farm, stalls, f ..
ChillOut Festival 2019
➲ When: 7th of March 2019 To 11th of March 2019COME CELEBRATE CHILLOUT FESTIVAL'S 21ST BIRTHDAY WITH US 7TH-11TH MARCH 2019 Australia's longest-running and biggest rural LGBT pride festival, held every March in beautiful Daylesford, Victor ..
Chinese New Year 2019 | Melbourne
➲ When: 5th of February 20192019 is the year of the PIG Tuesday, 5th February 2019 is Chinese New Year's Day The Chinese New Year Festival features traditional and contemporary Chinese cultural activities, festivities, da ..
Clunes Book Town Festival 2019
⊜ Fraser St, Clunes
➲ When: 4th of May 2019 To 5th of May 2019The 13th annual Clunes Booktown Festival is back on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th May 2019, with 20,000 people expected to join the most amazing whole town bookshop experience in Australia. Wth auth ..
Crate Digger Record Fair
⊜ Howler Bar - 317 Brunswick St Fitzroy
➲ When: 5th of January 2019CRATE DIGGER RECORD FAIR Saturday 5th January 2019 at HOWLER 7-11 Dawson Street, Brunswick 11am – 3pm / FREE ENTRY Melbourne’s renowned Crate Digger Record Fair has found a new home ..
CWA Christmas Cooking Fair 2019
⊜ 3 Lansell Road, Toorak
➲ When: 7th of December 2019Country Women's Association of Victoria Inc. CHRISTMAS COOKING FAIR 3 Lansell Road, Toorak Saturday 7th December, 2019 Celebrating home baking, using traditional recipes Christmas pudding ..
Dandenong Festival of Light
⊜ Dandenong Showgrounds - Dandenong Showground in Greaves Reserve Dandenong
Confirmed with event organiser there will not be a Dandenong Festival of Light in 2017. ..
Download Festival 2019
⊜ Flemington Racecourse - 428-550 Epsom Road Flemington
➲ When: 11th of March 2019Flemington Racecourse - March 11, 2019. The world's premiere rock and metal event is set to hit Melbourne with a lineup of the greatest international and local acts. Sixteen mammoth years in D ..
Dragon's Awakening Ceremony 2019
⊜ Little Bourke Street Melbourne
➲ When: 10th of February 2019Parade & Festival Chinese New Year Sunday 10 February 2019 | 10am - 10pm (TBC) China Town | Little Bourke Street A Chinese dragon lions street performers and cultural activity will fill the st ..
Drouin Ficifolia Festival 2018
➲ When: 9th of February 2019 To 10th of February 2019Each year the Ficifolia Festival brings Drouin alive with colour, excitement and fun for everyone. It is a week-long festival with events and attractions showcasing many of our community groups and ..
Electric Gardens 2019 | Music Festival
⊜ Peninsula | Shed 14 Central Pier - Shed 14 Docklands
➲ When: 18th of January 2019Friday, January 18, 2019 Peninsula, Shed 14 Central Pier, 161 Harbour Esplanade, Docklands Electric Gardens has announced a triumphant return to Melbourne on Friday 18 January 2019. Courtesy ..
Esoteric Festival 2019
➲ When: 8th of March 2019 To 11th of March 20198-11 March 2019 Labour Day Weekend Donald – Victoria 3-night psychedelic music, arts and lifestyle gathering. There’s an old legend, a tale, a folklore, about mystic legends of the fore ..
Ethnic Festivals in Melbourne
Melbourne is proudly the ethnic capital of Australia (probably the world) and ex-pats celebrate their national cultures with festivals every year. Just about every nationality is represented showin ..
Fair@Square Ethical Lifestyle Festival 2019
⊜ Federation Square - Federation Square Melbourne
➲ When: 6th of April 2019 To 7th of April 201910TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY Fair@Square is Australia's biggest ethical lifestyle festival. It aims to build awareness, inspire and educate people about the benefits of ethical lifestyle choices an ..
Festival Melbourne 2019
The Melbourne Festival encompasses dance, circus, theatre, contemporary and classical music, visual arts, film and more. Melbourne Festival is one of Australia's flagship international arts festiva ..
Festival of Glass 2019
⊜ 30-50 Collins St Drysdale
➲ When: 17th of February 2019The 9th annual Festival of Glass is on the 17 February 2019 in Drysdale Victoria. Festival of Glass Expo Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 10 AM - 4 PM Christian College Bellarine 30-50 Collins S ..
⊜ Flemington Racecourse - Flemington
➲ When: 13th of January 2019ONE STAGE | NO CLASHES | PARTY TOGETHER BBE and triple j present FOMO19 13 JANUARY 2019 Flemington Racecourse, MELBOURNE This event is 16+ 2019 LINEUP Nicki Minaj (FOMO exclusive, no si ..
Frankston Waterfront Festival 2019
⊜ 7N Pier Promenade Frankston
➲ When: 16th of February 2019 To 17th of February 2019Saturday 16 February and Sunday 17 February 2019. Frankston Waterfront, Frankston. Cost: FREE with costs for rides, food and amusements Location: 7N Pier Promenade, Frankston Waterfront, Frankst ..
Geelong Highland Gathering 2019
➲ When: 17th of March 2019The 2019 Geelong Highland Gathering will be held on Sunday 17th March 2019. The 2019 Gathering will mark 162 years since the first Geelong Highland Gathering was held on New Years day 1858 and wil ..
Gippsland GeekFest 2019
⊜ Coal Creek Community Park and Museum - Coal Creek Pioneer Village 12 Silkstone Rd Korumburra
➲ When: 23rd of June 2019GeekFest 2018 Sunday, 23rd June 2019 10:00am – 5:00pm All Age Event More Details to come closer to the date… Come to where the awesome is!! Visit our Blog Facebook Page Games and A ..
Golden Plains Festival 2019
➲ When: 9th of March 2019 To 11th of March 2019Yes. The Amphitheatre Supernaturale in glorious Autumn. Afternoon goes on all day, the sun like honey on the trees. A premium, panoramic pleasure trip in the great outdoors. Night falls, and gigantic ..
Grampians Grape Escape | Wine & Food Festival 2019
⊜ Grampians Road Halls Gap
➲ When: 4th of May 2019 To 5th of May 2019Victoria's longest running food and wine festival has something for everyone. 4 - 5 MAY 2019 HALLS GAP WINE, FOOD & MUSIC FESTIVAL IN THE GRAMPIANS, VICTORIA Rediscover the majesty of the G ..
Heathcote Wine & Food Festival 2019
⊜ Heathcote Showgrounds - Chauncey St Heathcote
➲ When: 5th of October 2019 To 6th of October 2019Heathcote's Annual Taste Sensation A genuine country festival at the showgrounds in the quaint village of Heathcote. The Heathcote Wine & Food Festival is a showcase of wines produced in the H ..
Hophaus Dachshund Race - Teckelrennen 2019
⊜ Hophaus Bier Bar Grill - Hophaus Bar & Grill, Southgate Restaurant & Shopping Precinct Southbank
➲ When: 12th of October 2019Hophaus Annual Dachshund Races #HOPHAUSDACHYRACE SATURDAY 12 OCTOBER 2019, 11AM KICK OFF Hophaus Dachshund Racing is part of our annual OktoberFest Celebrations. The races and costume par ..
Hotrod, Bike, Car and Fancy Dress Festival 2019
⊜ Live At London Eleven - 11 London Drive Bayswater
➲ When: 2nd of March 2019It's on again, great event, head down well worth the effort. Annual Hotrod, Bike, Car & Fancy Dress Festival on Saturday March 2nd, featuring the 21st Schoolgirls Festival. Always a HUGE one! L ..
Hurstbridge Wattle Festival 2019
⊜ Main Road Hurstbridge
➲ When: 25th of August 2019The Hurstbridge Wattle Festival, is a significant cultural event for Melburnians that has its roots firmly planted in our early rail history. It's a joyous celebration of our heritage, environme ..
ILLUMIN8: Festival of Light and Peace 2019
⊜ Great Stupa of Universal Compassion - Myers Flat
➲ When: 17th of May 2019 To 19th of May 2019ILLUMIN8 - 2019 Festival of Light and Peace ILLUMIN8 is an annual event that has evolved out of the very successful Festival of Light and due to demand, now become a multi-day event. ILLUMIN8 ..
Indian Summer Festival 2018
⊜ Yarra Park Melbourne
➲ When: 23rd of December 2018 To 27th of December 2018Yarra Park, outside the MCG, will be transformed into a cultural and culinary hub in December with the Victorian Government partnering with Cricket Australia to deliver a free, three-day community and ..
Kalorama Chestnut Festival 2019
⊜ Corner Mount Dandenong Tourist Rd and Grange Road, Kalorama
➲ When: 5th of May 2019Celebrating autumn at the Kalorama Chestnut Festival When: Sunday, May 5th Time: 10am - 4pm Where: Kalorama Reserve, cnr Mt Dandenong Tourist and Grange Roads, Kalorama (Melways ..
Kilcunda Lobster Festival 2019
⊜ Bass Hwy Kilcunda
➲ When: 27th of January 2019The Kilcunda Lobster Festival is being held on Sunday 27th January, 2019 - Australia Day weekend - in the foreshore car park on the Bass Highway at Kilcunda. The lobster festival is our small commu ..
Let Them Eat Cake Festival 2019
⊜ Werribee Park - Werribee
➲ When: 1st of January 2019New Years Day – 1st January, 2019 Werribee Park Let Them Eat Cake returns to the Werribee Park Mansion Grounds New Years Day 2019 “Synchronicity is an ever-present reality for those who ..
Lunar New Year Festivals 2019 | Melbourne
➲ When: 5th of February 2019Tuesday, 5th February 2019 is Chinese New Year's Day Melbourne plays host to a number of Chinese and Lunar New Year festivals in the CBD and suburbs. Year of the PIG Melbourne Lunar New Year ..
Main Street Mornington Festival 2019
⊜ Main Street Mornington
➲ When: 20th of October 2019THE MAIN STREET MORNINGTON FESTIVAL CELEBRATES ITS 24TH YEAR ON SUNDAY THE 20TH OF OCTOBER 2019. The Main Street Mornington Festival continues to showcase the cultural lifestyle that its proud peni ..
Maldon Antique & Collectables Fair 2019
⊜ Francis St Maldon
➲ When: 16th of February 2019 To 17th of February 2019The Maldon Antique Fair has become a must attend event for both buyers and sellers with the football ground full of rare and valuable treasures. With one and a half kilometres of stalls it is a hu ..
Maldon Easter Fair 2019
⊜ 35-37 High St Maldon
➲ When: 18th of April 2019 To 22nd of April 2019The Maldon Easter Fair is one of the oldest in Australia, it was started in 1878. The Easter Parade is on Easter Monday and is a wide ranging collection of things Maldonian, from fire trucks to the ..
Maldon Folk Festival 2019
➲ When: 1st of November 2019 To 4th of November 2019Maldon Folk Festival, located in Central Victoria, has been held annually for more than four decades. Each year we provide a long weekend of quality entertainment at affordable prices, to suit all ..
Melbourne Cup Steamfest 2019 | Kerrisdale Railway
⊜ Kerrisdale Mountain Railway & Museum - 7523 Goulburn Valley Highway Kerrisdale
➲ When: 3rd of November 2019This Sunday 3rd November we shall be having our Melbourne Cup Weekend (Sunday Only) STEAMFEST, phone me to make a booking, Jennifer 0407823739 Trains run hourly at 11, 12, 1, 2 & 3 pm followed by ..
Melbourne Day 2019 Celebrations
⊜ Enterprize Park - Melbourne
➲ When: 30th of August 2019Celebrate 184 marvellous years of everything great about Melbourne! Melbourne Day is on Friday, 30th August, 2019. This year the festival will be the best yet, welcoming in 184 years of the ci ..
Melbourne Food & Wine Festival 2019
➲ When: 8th of March 2019 To 24th of March 20198 March to 24 March 2019 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival presented by Bank of Melbourne celebrates its 27th anniversary in 2019. The festival is a showcase of Australian food and wine that a ..
Melbourne Fringe Festival 2019
2019 MELBOURNE FRINGE FESTIVAL: 12 - 29 September (dates tbc) The Melbourne Fringe Festival is Victoria's most vibrant independent arts showcase, developing, championing and celebrating the indepe ..
Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2019
➲ When: 27th of March 2019 To 21st of April 2019The 2019 Melbourne International Comedy Festival turns 33 celebrating with its biggest festival, with more shows and venues than ever, becoming one of the world's largest and most respected comedy fes ..
Melbourne Jazz Fringe Festival
Now established as a leading event in the Melbourne cultural calendar, the Melbourne Jazz Fringe Festival will again make the ears prick up, the heart soar, and let the mind be gloriously surprised. ..
Melbourne Swing Festival 2019
➲ When: 7th of June 2019 To 10th of June 2019In Melbourne every 2nd year.. Queen's Birthday long weekend Friday June 7th - Monday June 10th 2019. (TBC) It's time again for those 4 days and nights of sheer joy and dancing bliss to take over ..
Melbourne Walking Festival
We always get excited when we think we have found a new festival in Melbourne and delighted when we found Melbourne Walking Festival. Before you read on, this Melbourne Walking Festival was held in ..
Melbourne Women's International Jazz Festival
⊜ P.O. Box 7002 Rosanna
The Melbourne Women's International Jazz Festival is a festival which encourages and supports women as jazz musicians, and composers. Held every December in Melbourne, Australia. The festival i ..
Midsumma Carnival 2019
⊜ Alexandra Gardens - Melbourne
➲ When: 20th of January 2019Sunday 20 January in Alexandra Gardens The most fabulous queer-day-out Presented by Midsumma Festival Don't miss Melbourne's most famous family-friendly community day that kicks off summer's ..
Midsumma Festival 2019
➲ When: 19th of January 2019 To 10th of February 2019Midsumma Festival will open on Saturday 19 January 2019, with Midsumma Carnival on Sunday 20 January in Alexandra Gardens and Midsumma Pride March returning to St Kilda on Sunday 3 February 2019. T ..
Moomba Festival 2019
➲ When: 8th of March 2019 To 11th of March 2019Moomba will burst to life this Labour Day Weekend (8 - 11 March) with free events for all ages along the banks of Melbourne's Yarra River. 2019 is Moomba's 65th year, Australia's largest free comm ..
Myrtleford Festival 2019
➲ When: 7th of March 2019 To 11th of March 2019March 7 to 11 | The Myrtleford Festival happens every March, during Victoria's Labour Day weekend. A huge program of activities makes the Myrtleford Festival a wonderful weekend for everyone. Co ..
National Celtic Festival 2019
➲ When: 7th of June 2019 To 10th of June 2019This winter festival is regarded as Australia's premier Celtic Festival and attracts over 15,000 people to the region over the three day long weekend event each June. The event commences on Friday ..
National Sustainable Living Festival 2019
➲ When: 1st of February 2019 To 28th of February 2019The Sustainable Living Festival raises awareness and provides tools for change by showcasing leading solutions to the ecological and social challenges we face. This year the Festival continues to ..
New Year's Eve in the Square
⊜ Harmony Square, 225 Lonsdale Street Dandenong
➲ When: 31st of December 2018Celebrate the arrival of the new year with friends and family and head to Harmony Square for the community New Year's Eve celebrations. Over 10,000 local residents are expected to come together in ..
Newport Folk Festival 2019
⊜ 4 Market Street Newport
➲ When: 6th of July 2019 To 7th of July 2019The 12th annual Folk Festival presents lots of wonderful events. Our Folk Festival will be held on the first weekend in July and we hope you can come along and enjoy being part of the cultural life ..
Nightjar Festival 2019 | Geelong
⊜ Johnstone Park Geelong
➲ When: 1st of February 2019 To 22nd of February 2019The Nightjar Festival is a unique fusion of a music festival, food extravaganza and night market, which celebrates the arts, food and entertainment within the beautiful natural park settings of Torqu ..
Nightjar Festival 2019 | Torquay
⊜ Corner of Bell St and Surf Beach Drive Torquay
➲ When: 3rd of January 2019 To 31st of January 2019The Nightjar Festival is a unique fusion of a music festival, food extravaganza and night market, which celebrates the arts, food and entertainment within the beautiful natural park settings of Torqu ..
Overload Poetry Festival
Ok, this is way, way overdue. In the absence of a published program, clearly the 2012 Overload Poetry Festival is not happening in September 2012. Festival director (and founder).. this is totally ..
Pako Festa 2019
⊜ 153 Pakington Street, Geelong
➲ When: 23rd of February 2019Pako Festa is the largest free celebration of cultural diversity in Australia! Every year, since 1983, it attracts scores of people from our local and cultural communities, professional performers ..
Past Matters Festival
⊜ Montsalvat - 7 Hillcrest Avenue Eltham
The Past Matters Festival, a celebration of Indigenous Culture, will be returning to the Great Hall at Montsalvat. Guests at this year's Festival will include two of Australia's best-loved writers, ..
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