Events

Cultural in Ballarat

White Night Ballarat

Ballarat is the latest city in the world to be blessed by this wonderful all-night arts festival. It features a packed program of performances, exhibitions and patterned projections over its historical streetscape.
Christmas in Ballarat

Winter Wonderlights

Debuting in 2016 was this wildly successful family festival held at Sovereign Hill celebrating Christmas in July. Expect carols, snowfalls and colourful light projections upon the old buildings.
Fair in Ballarat

Ballarat Antique Fair

Held for three days in mid-March over the Labour Day weekend, with exhibitors and antiques, buyers and sellers from all over Australia. There's a smaller spring fair in October too.
Street Carnival in Ballarat

Begonia Festival

This 100-year-old festival, held over the Labour Day weekend in March, includes sensational floral displays, a street parade, fireworks, art shows and music.
Music in Ballarat

Summer Sundays

Free music and street food vendors on the foreshore of Lake Wendouree over two Sundays in January.
Music in Ballarat

Organs of the Ballarat Goldfields

A week of recitals and musical celebrations, held outdoors, in grand cathedrals and churches, in mid-January.
Music in Ballarat

Royal South Street Eisteddfod

If you lived in Victoria and learnt music as a child, you were probably dragged off to Australia’s oldest eisteddfod; held September or October.