April

Rusty Rattlers Rally
Vintage engine displays, tractors, historic farm machinery, blade shearing exhibition, vintage and classic cars.
Old Apsley Racecourse
13 to 14 April
bootudoug@aol.com

Mt. Alexander Vintage Engine Club 23rd Annual Rally
Dave Bennett Reserve, Muckleford/Walmer Rd
13 to 14 April
$5, free entry for children
Graham 0448 888 256

Echuca Swap Meet
200 plus sites a $20 per site. On site catering
Rotary park, Rose Street, Echuca
13 April
$5, entry for children under 15
echucaswap@outlook.com

Myrniong Car Sprint & Classic Car Display
Korobeit Road
14 April, 9.15am to 4.15pm
$10
03 9827 8124

Traceys Speedway Reunion
Original site, Maribyrnong Reserve, Raleigh Road
14 April, 10am to 4pm
goodbergs@optusnet.com.au

Box Hill Miniature Steam Railway
Good Friday Children's Hospital Appeal
Cnr Belmore and Elgar Roads, Mont Albert Nth
19 April, 11 am till 4 pm
bhmsrsg57@gmail.com

Royal Children's Hospital Car show
Help raise funds for the Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday Appeal. All cars welcome.
Harbour Esplanade, Docklands  
19 April, 10am
$10 donation to display your car. Free entry to view.
Register to display at bmwdcm.com.au/events

Lockington’s Vintage Rally
Celebrates International Harvester’s 80th birthday. The Scarecrow Competition, and Saturday’s Town Garage Sales will also be on.
Market Street, Lockington
27 & 28 April
$5 entry, primary students free when accompanied by an adult
lockingtonvic.com.au

May

Keilor Rotary Car and Bike Show
Keilor Hotel grounds, Corner Arabin St. and Old Calder Hwy
5
May, 9am to 1.30pm
Exhibitors $20, spectators $5 
rotarykeilor.org.au

Benalla Historic Vehicle Tour
Sponsored by the RACV and Benalla Rural City Council in conjunction with Historic Winton
Benalla Gliding Club, 35 Samaria Road
17 May, registration from 8.30am, departure: 10am.
Entry $10
Benalla Visitor Information Centre on 03 5762 1749

March

Jekyll & Hyde [the musical]
Presented by Ballarat Lyric Theatre
Wendouree Centre for Performing Arts, 1220 Howitt Street, Ballarat
28 February to 10 March
Adult $50, concession $43
wcpa@bgs.vic.edu.au

The Melbourne Camera Club: 2019 International Women's Day
An exhibition of photography from over 50 women photographers around Australia, exploring the theme, 'The Female Gaze'.
Melbourne Camera Club Gallery, Corner Ferrars & Dorcas Streets, South Melbourne
9 to 11, 16 to 17 and 23 to 24 March, 10am to 4pm
Free entry.

A4 Art Australia 2019
Contemporary Art Society of Victoria Inc. A4 size framed works and small sculptures from artists Australia wide.
Herring Island Summer Arts Festival 2019
Various dates throughout March and April
Free entry.
contemporaryartsociety.org.au

Yo, Carmen 
The undisputed queen of modern flamenco, María Pagés, vibrant ode to womanhood uses flamenco with poetry in the unforgettably beautiful and radical reimagining of the story of Bizet’s heroine Carmen.
Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall
11 to 12 March
artscentremelbourne.com.au

Melbourne Art Book Fair
Featuring diverse emerging and established local and international publishers, artists and writers. The 2019 program explores ideas around experimental and discursive publishing, challenging how we think about the publishing field.
NGV International
15 to 17 March
ngv.vic.gov.au

Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits
Features more than 150 treasures from London’s revered National Portrait Gallery, many of which have never before been seen outside the United Kingdom.
Bendigo Art Gallery
16 March to 14 July
bendigoregion.com.au

Opera by the Lakes
Featuring: Teddy Tahu Rhodes, The Idea of North, plus Opera Australia and Vic Opera Singers
Nyerimilang Heritage Park, Nr Lakes Entrance
17 March
gippslandopera.org.au

April

Undercurrent
Massacre sites across Australia lie silenced and hidden from public knowledge on colonised lands. During a 12-month residency at the Koorie Heritage Trust, Peta Clancy collaborated with the Dja Dja Wurrung community to create a major series of large format landscape photographs exploring frontier violence and massacre sites on Dja Dja Wurrung Country.
9 March to 28 April
Koorie Heritage, Yarra Building, Federation Square
koorieheritagetrust.com.au

Those Monuments Don't Know Us
An exhibition featuring recent works and new commissions from artists who bring diverse perspectives and cultural narratives to notions of ‘belonging’ in Australia,
Bundoora Homestead, 7 Prospect Hill Drive
9 March to 5 May
bundoorahomestead.com

Grow, Gather, Share
A beautiful display that celebrates the diversity of gardening and food in Victoria via personal stories.
Immigration Museum, 400 Flinders St.
Until 7 April
museumsvictoria.com.au

Time: annual members exhibition
Glen Eira Artists Society’s sixth major exhibition. Artists present their interpretation about time using diverse media and styles.
Glen Eira City Council Gallery, Cnr Hawthorn & Glen Eira Roads, Caulfield
28 March to 17 April
Free entry
gleneiraartistssociety.org

Single Asian Female
Arts Centre Melbourne and Asia TOPA present La Boite’s Single Asian Female, Michelle Law’s sassy, fierce and very funny incisive new comedy.  
Arts Centre Melbourne, Fairfax Studio
3 to 21 April
artscentremelbourne.com.au

Madagascar Jr
School holiday musical theatre fun. Suitable for all ages.
Christine Strachan Theatre, South Oakleigh College, Bakers Rd.
5 to 14 April
Adults $30 Children/Concession $25
playerstheatre.com.au

Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor
Known as the man who made sculpture move, Alexander Calder (1898-1976) was one of the most influential and pioneering figures of modern art in the 20th century
NGV International
5 April to 4 August
Admission fees apply
ngv.vic.gov.au

The Book of Snorin' - Sleep Apnea the Musical
Musical comedian Stew Walker presents the world's first comedy show about sleep apnea during the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
The Charles Dickens Tavern, 290 Collins St Melbourne
9 to 14 April
Entry $20 to $24
bit.ly/bookofsnorin

St John Passion
Australian Chamber Choir, Melbourne Baroque Orchestra, directed by Douglas Lawrence. Church of The Resurrection, 6 Honour Avenue, Macedon
13 April, 3pm
auschoir.org

Indian textiles with a twist
An exhibition and sale of exquisite wool scarves and shawls illustrating the enormous variety of techniques used today by Indian artisans.
Rathdowne Antiques, 73 Mollison Street, Malmsbury 
13 April to 31 May
Free entry
helenw@ozonline.com.au

Transporting Art
Exhibition showcasing 40 years of Melbourne's art trams, from 1978 to 2018.
Melbourne Tram Museum, 8 Wallen Road, Hawthorn
13 & 27 April, 11am to 5pm
Gold coin entry
trammuseum.org.au

City of Whitehorse brass band inc. Concert conducted by Brian Kemp.
Special guest Katrina Buttigieg. Singer of swing era songs.
The Whitehorse Centre, 379-397 Whitehorse Rd, Nunawading
15 April, 8pm
Tickets: $20, concession $15
9262 6555

RocKwiz’s Really Really Good Friday
Presented by Arts Centre Melbourne, Australian Music Vault and Renegade.
Hamer Hall
19 April, 8pm
artscentremelbourne.com.au

Open Studio weekend
Features 28 artists in Ballan, Gordon and Mt Egerton, with work ranging from ceramics and painting to sculpture and weaving.
27 to 28 April, 10am to 3.30pm
artsatlas.com.au

Mozart vs Salieri? 
Was there animosity between Mozart and Salieri or did Amadeus give us the wrong picture?  This captivating concert dramatically showcases Mozart's masterpieces, including his jubilant Coronation Mass and bravura arias and introduces wonderful music by Salieri.
Melbourne Recital Centre
27 April, 7.30 pm
Tickets $45 - $70
melbournerecital.com.au

May

Geelong After Dark
Explore the artistic heart of Geelong as you discover the laneways, hidden spaces and cultural buildings at Geelong After Dark
Central Geelong
3 May 2019 from 6pm
Free Event
geelongafterdark.com.au

Goran Bregovic & his Wedding & Funeral Band 'Three Letters from Sarajevo'
Goran Bregovic returns to Australia to continue the Balkan party. Grab your dancing shoes and get ready to go crazy!
Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne
14 May 2019
$79 - $160
artscentremelbourne.com.au

The Gruffalo
Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in this magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.
Drum Theatre
14 May, 11.30am and 1.30pm
Tickets from $16.50
Bookings: drumtheatre.com.au

Mozart Project
Acclaimed pianist Elyane Laussade plays Mozart Piano Concerto No.19 with The Melbourne Musicians plus Haydn symphonies.
MLC Kew.
17 May, 7.30pm
melbournemusicians.com

46th Warragul National Photographic Exhibition
One of only three National photographic competitions/exhibitions in Victoria showcasing works from amateur and professional photographers from across Australia.
The Warragul Downtowner, 55-57 Victoria Street
17 to 20 May, 10am to 4pm
Entry by gold coin donation
warragulnational.org

Nature Photography Exhibition
Presented by The Melbourne Camera Club
18 to 19 May and 25 May to 26, May, 11am to 4pm
254-256 Ferrars Street, South Melbourne

March

Summer Night Market
More than 60 global street food stalls and festival bars, more than 100 specialty fashion, homewares and general merchandise stalls, plus a rotating weekly line-up of live music and entertainment.
Queen Victoria Market, corner Queen and Therry Streets, Melbourne
Until 20 March 2019, 5 to 9pm
thenightmarket.com.au

Melbourne Art Book Fair
Featuring diverse emerging and established local and international publishers, artists and writers. The 2019 program explores ideas around experimental and discursive publishing, challenging how we think about the publishing field.
NGV International
15 to 17 March
ngv.vic.gov.au

Fare Share Open Day at Abbotsford Kitchen Garden 
Tours, mini workshops and presentations, including bees and beekeeping, worm farming, urban agriculture and waste avoidance, community gardens and food waste reduction.
2 to 6 Lulie Street, Abbotsford.
16 March, 10am to 4.30pm.
Entry $8, students $5, children free.
fareshare.net.au

Wandin North Harvest Market
Kids activities, live music, quality stalls, food and drinks
220 Warburton Hwy, Wandin North
17 March, 9am to 2pm
03 5964 4570

Antique & Collectable Hand Tool Market
Antique, collectable and user grade hand tools
St Anthony's Parish Hall, 164 Neerim Road, Caulfield East
17 March, 9am to 12.30pm
$5 entry
htpaa.org.au

 

April

Wadambuk Makers Market
Stalls include soap, clothing, jewellery, homewares & toys. All stall holders are local, and all products for sale are handmade in and around the Shire of Nillumbik. 
St Andrews Community Centre, 35 Caledonia Street St
First Saturday of the month 9am to 2pm 
facebook.com

Castlemaine Artists Market
Western Reserve Forest Street, Castlemaine
7 April to 5 May
Free entry
castlemaineartistsmarket.com.au

Wandiligong Public Hall's Easter and Autumn Craft & Produce Market
462 Morses Creek Rd, Wandiligong
13 April to 3 May, 10am to 4pm
Entry by voluntary donation
alpinelink.com.au

Native Plant & Book Sale
Organised by Australian Plants Society
Senior Citizens Centre 903 Main Road, Eltham
13 April, 10am to 4pm
apsyarrayarra@gmail.com

Trentham Easter Art & Craft Show
Mechanics Hall, 85 High St, Trentham
Opening night 18 April, show 19 to 22 April. 10am to 4pm
$2 entry
mclarenjr@bigpond.com

Mawallok Open Garden
Visit this historic Western District property with 2.5-hectare gardens designed by renowned landscape architect William Guilfoyle in 1909.
3802 Geelong Road, Stockyard Hill
27 and 28 April, 10am to 4pm
Entry $15, free entry for children under 18
opengardensvictoria.org.au

Quilts for Orphans Exhibition
Hosted by Wanallock and Wandin CWA
48 Hunter Rd, Wandin North
27 April, 9.30am to 4pm
Annette Stone 0407 648 618

Boho Mama
Boho Luxe Market has searched the unique, the cool, the different. Those earthy tones, the beachy feels, the bohemian approach.
The Atrium - Fed Square
28 April, 10am to 4pm
boholuxemarket.com

May

Secondhand Book Fair
4 May, 8am to 2pm
St Bernard’s Church, Reynolds Road, Belmont, Geelong.
Free entry
pwills@ncable.net.au

The Chrysanthemum Society of Victoria Inc. Annual Exhibition
Plants and blooms for sale.
Burwood Heights Uniting Church Hall, corner Burwood Highway and Blackburn Road, East Burwood
4 May, 1pm to 4pm and 5 May, 12pm to 4pm

The Handmade Show
The Handmade Show is a craft market supporting local crafters and artisans to showcase and sell their handmade products.
St. Anthony’s Parish Hall, corner Grange and Neerim Roads, Glen Huntly
18 May, 10.30am to 3.30pm
Free entry
thehandmadeshow.blogspot.com

32nd AABC National Bonsai Exhibition
For the first time in AABC history, see a collection of the best Australian Native trees as bonsai from around Victoria.
215 Bell Street, Preston VIC 
18 to 19 May
$5 entry, free for children under 16
vicnativebonsai.com.au

The Australian Quilters Association Biggest Morning Tea
Uniting Church, Valonia Ave, Surrey Hills
20 May, 10am-2pm
$5 entry
australianquiltersassociation.com

March

Annual Craigieburn Art Show
Raffle drawn to raise funds for S.E.S. Craigieburn. Great prizes included. Artists Demonstrations
Hume Global Learning Centre, Conference room 1, Level 1, 75 – 95, Central Park Ave, Craigieburn
2 to 3 March, 10am
Free admission and ample parking availabl
craigieburnartgroup.org

Annual Art & Craft Exhibition
With $10,000 in prize money, this exhibition attracts high-quality entries from artists in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia. Hosted by the Rotary Club of Numurkah
Numurkah Town Hall
8 to 11 March  
numurkahrotary.org

The Inverloch Jazz Festival
8 to 11 March
http://inverlochjazz.com

The Port Fairy Folk Festival 
In 2019 Port Fairy will put its own spin on Woodstock; paying homage to the mother of all festivals, when three days of peace and music reigned supreme
8 to 11 March
portfairyfolkfestival.com

Minelab Wedderburn Detector Jamboree
Senior detector token hunt, gold panning competition, junior detector token hunt, whole town garage sale, live entertainment on Saturday evening.
Hard Hill Tourist Reserve, Wilson Street, Wedderburn
9 to 10 March
Free for non-participants. Senior Token Hunt $50
wedderburn.vic.au

Thorpdale Potato Festival
A family fun day out to celebrate the humble spud. Includes jumping castles, a bucking bull, merry-go-round, sheep dog trials, patting pets, motor-cross shows and more.
Thorpdale Recreation Reserve 
10 March
Free
thorpdalepotatofestival.com.au

8th Pear Party
Activities, music and children’s games. Pick your own pears.
Mill Street Toora
10 March, 10am to 3pm.
Entry by donation.
5681 6335

Sale Music Festival/Picnic on the Green
Free family and community event highlighting a wide variety of the best in local Gippsland talent. Creative activities provided for children, food and refreshments are available. Families are encouraged to bring their own picnics.
Sale Botanic Gardens
10 March, 11am to 7pm

Melbourne Art Book Fair
Featuring diverse emerging and established local and international publishers, artists and writers. The 2019 program explores ideas around experimental and discursive publishing, challenging how we think about the publishing field.
NGV International
15 to 17 March
ngv.vic.gov.au

Out of the Blue
The Embroiderers Guild, Victoria, South Western Branch Exhibition. Displays of traditional and creative embroidery, special displays, sale of embroidered items
Masonic Centre, Kepler Street, Warrnambool
15 to 17 March, 10am to 4pm.
$5 entry
embroiderersguildvic.org

Quilt Show
Patchwork Collections Yarra Valley 10th Annual Quilt Show. Money raised is used make bright and cheerful quilts for children at The Royal Children's Hospital and others in need.
Senior Citizens Hall, Cnr. Green St & River St, Healesville
16 to 17 March, 10am to 4pm
$5 entry
patchworkcollectionsgroup@gmail.com

Ecotopia Earth Festival: Past, Present, Future
Festive colour, sustainability initiatives, and multicultural performances
2451 Warburton Hwy, Yarra Junction
24 March, 10am to 4pm
Free
ecoss.org.au

Crib Point Quilt & Craft Expo
Exhibition of the work of local crafters, as well as others from around the Mornington Peninsula. Devonshire teas, woodworking & craft supply stalls.
Crib Point Community House, 7 Park Rd
30 March, 10am to 4pm
$5 entry 
info@cpch.org.au

April

Western Port Craft Expo
Talks, displays and demonstrations of diverse and heritage crafts.
Hastings Community Hub, 1973 Frankston/Flinders Rd.
6 April, 10am-4pm
info@wpcraftexpo.com

Tesselaar KaBloom, Festival of Flowers
Step right up to fields filled with hundreds and thousands of colourful flowers along with a fantastical circus program from the prestigious National Centre of Circus Arts (NICA) on stage and in the fields daily.
Tesselaar Flower Farm, 357 Monbulk Road, Silva
6 to 28 April, 10am to 5pm
kabloom.com.au

Jamieson Autumn Festival
Autumn trees, live music, children's games, food, drinks, gold nugget throwing competition, hay bale race, cow poo lotto, gold panning and more.
Perkins Street, Jamieson, Victorian High Country
12 April, 10am to 5pm
Free entry
jamieson.org.au

Cullulleraine Music Festival
A feast of entertainment and engagement across this unique three-day camping event.
Johansen Memorial Reserve, incorporating the Lake Cullulleraine Holiday Park and RSL camp
12 to 14 April
Entry fees apply
cullullerainemusicfestival.com.au

Melbourne Easter Show
Children's activities, interactive demonstrations, roving entertainers, carnival rides, Easter egg hunt, Monster trucks and  more.
Cranbourne Turf Club, Grant St, Cranbourne
19 to 22 April, 10am to 9pm
$5 entry, free entry for children
melbourneeastershow.com.au

Blackwood Easter Woodchop and Carnival
Food, races, gumboot competition, woodchop events, stalls, face painting music, and lots more,
Blackwood Reserve, Recreational Reserve Road, Blackwood 3458
20 April
$5, $1 for children 6 to 15
blackwoodprogress@gmail.com

Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron Easter Art Show
Proudly sponsored by hockingstuart. In its 10th year, the art show showcases artists from Melbourne, Mornington and Bellarine Peninsulas.
2900 Point Nepean Road, Blairgowrie
20 to 22 April
$5 entry.
facebook.com/byseasterartshow

Yarrawonga's St. Cuthbert's Anglican Church Great Fete
Plants, produce, books, craft, children's activity corner, BBQ, honey and desserts, cakes, trash 'n' treasure, moo poo and more.
27 April
Corner Piper and Lynch Streets
yarraang@bigpond.net.au

Biennial Blacksmiths Festival
Footscray’s Maribyrnong River will ring with the sound of hammer hitting anvil during the fourth biennial Blacksmith Festival
27 to 28 April
blacksmithsfestival.com.

May

Feast High Country Festival
Victoria’s High Country’s best producers, chefs, winemakers and brewers at a mouth-watering, region-wide Feast Festival this May.
3 to 19 May
feasthighcountry.com.au

Britfest
Moonee Ponds Bowling Club, 776 Mount Alexander Road
4 May, 10am to 4pm.
Free entry
facebook.com/BritfestVictoria

Jane Goodall: Rewind the Future
A 40-minute lecture by Dr Jane Goodall, followed by a 40-minute conversation between Dr Jane Goodall and the event host
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
14 May, 7pm to 9:45pm
eventbrite.com.au

Bendigo Buttonfest 2019
Presented by The Victorian Button Collectors Club
St Andrew’s Uniting Church, 26 Myers Street, Bendigo
18 May, 9.30am to 3.30pm
$4 entry, free entry for children under 12
vicbuttonclub.com.au

Precarious: Circus Oz
The physical possibilities of the human body demonstrate how easily the natural balance can be up-ended, creating chaos on a human and global scale
Geelong
30 May to 1 June
gpac.org.au