Queen’s Birthday weekend events 2018

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Queen’s Birthday weekend is just around the corner, on 9 to 11 June. Use these events as inspiration for a country weekend away, or head to the city for Comic-Con carry-on.

May 2018.

Woodend Winter Arts Festival

Performances and events in the heart of one of Victoria’s best food and wine regions.

Macedon Ranges
8 to 11 June

Castlemaine Jazz Festival

Four days and more than 80 bands performing at venues (some historic) within walking distance in Castlemaine. 

8 to 11 June

Trails, Tastings and Tales: In search of Australia’s most wanted wines

Participating wineries and breweries include Baileys of Glenrowan, Auldstone Cellars and Black Dog Brewery. Workshops, tethered air balloon rides, live music, winery trail and delicious food.

Glenrowan wineries and brewery
9 to 11 June

Loch Village Food and Wine Festival

Gourmet food, cool-climate wines, cooking demonstrations, live music and children’s entertainment.

Loch Railway Reserve
10 June, 10am to 3pm

Oz Comic-Con

Superstar guests, workshops, movie reveals, the Artist Alley, Anime Station, the Comic District and the Australian Championships of Cosplay.

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
9 to 10 June

King Valley Balloon Festival

A long weekend with a mass of hot air balloons floating over the beautiful vine-studded King Valley, taking off from Milawa or Whitfield each day. The event culminates in the Brown Brothers Night Glow event, where all balloons participating in the festival light up in unison to the sounds of live music on the Milawa Airfield.

9 to 11 June

55th Steam Rally Echuca Moama

Steam and machinery favourites, special displays, working horses, military display, miniature railway, vintage cars, animal farm and much more.

Rotary Community Park, Rose Street, Echuca
9 to 10 June, 9am to 4.30pm

Victorian Snow Season Launch

Queen’s Birthday Weekend is the traditional opening date for Victoria's skifields, and they're celebrating with everything from a snow dance party to black-tie dinner, gluhwein, fireworks and hopefully some snow.

9 to 11 June

Heathcote On Show

Enjoy exclusive wine tastings, new releases, music, and gourmet food at more than 30 locations across the region, including the Burlesque De Vine dinner show.

9 to 11 June

Queenscliffe Bricks

Display of LEGO creations, master classes, competitions and play area.

Point Lonsdale Primary School, Bowen Road
Entry $10, children 4 to 14 $6, free entry for under-fours.
9 to 10 June

Ballarat Model Railway Show 

Ballarat Specialist School Farm Campus, 800 Norman Street, Invermay Park.

9 to 11 June