January

Korumburra Swap Meet
Hosted by the Gippsland Historical Automobile Clung (CHAC) South Gippsland Branch Inc. No pre-booked sites. Stallholders can set up Saturday afternoon. Food available. No animal sales and no dogs permitted entry.
Korumburra Showgrounds
12 January, 6am
$10 per site plus $5pp. Buyers $5
03 5662 5029, 03 5657 3371 or 0408 512 347

Australia Day Motor Show & Fashions Thru The Decades
Hosted by the Vintage & Classic Car Club Ballarat, bring your vehicle and show it off with other collectable cars, motorcycles and trucks up to 2020.
Greyhound Racing Complex on Rubicon St Sebastopol, Ballarat
26 January, 9am to 4pm (cars from 7.30am)
$10 Vehicle, $8 extra person and public, U14 free
vccc.org.au or Mike 0419 935 147

February

18th Annual Kaniva Lions Club Car & Bike Show
Live Music, Food, Stalls, Raffles & plenty more. Feature Car: Torana, Feature Bike: Japanese Makes. Major cash prize of $300 for Best Club Display (minimum 6 vehicles). Entry forms available: http://kaniva.info
Kaniva Recreation Reserve, Kaniva-Edenhope Rd
1 February, 8.30am to 3pm
Adult $7, U12 free
facebook.com/kanivacarandbikeshow

Berwick Swap Meet
Food available and free off-street parking.
Akoonah Park, Princes Highway, Berwick
1 February, 5am for sellers, 6am for buyers
Admission $5pp, U14 free
Roger 0407 568 488 or Ian 0419 312 304

8th Annual Lang Lang Shownshine + Swap Meet
All styles of cars and motor bikes are encouraged to attend with many awards on offer. In addition, there will be lawn mower racing and other attractions. All proceeds go to assisting Rotary with local projects.
Lang Lang Recreation Reserve, cnr McDonalds Track and Westernport Rd
9 February
General admission $8 or two for $15
langlangshownshine.com or info@langlangshownshine.com

Torquay Rotary Motor Show
The Show is supported by Rotary, RACV, the Surf Coast business community and the hundreds of motoring enthusiasts who bring their pride and joy to display. It's a Show and Shine that always produces surprises. Every single dollar raised will be dedicated to local, national and international Rotary Projects.
Torquay beach
9 February
torquaymotorshow.com.au

Ballan Vintage Rally
Tractor pull, stationery engines, cars, tractors, motorbikes and children’s activities.
Old Ballan Racecourse, Racecourse Rd, Ballan
16 February, 9am to 4pm
Adult $10, kids free
Ray 0400 816 176

27th All American Car Display & Man Cave Alley
The All American Car Display & Man Cave Alley is one of the premier car shows on the Victorian calendar showcasing everything that’s wonderful about American vehicles.
Toomuc Reserve, Pakenham
19 February, Display cars 8am, spectators 9.30am
Adult $10, U12 free
facebook.com/allamericancardisplayandmancavealley/

Annual Begonia Rally
Hosted by the Vintage & Classic Car Club Ballarat. Free public display of entry vehicles.
Ballarat Greyhound Track car park, Rubicon St, Redan
22 February, 9 to 10am
begoniarallyballarat@hotmail.com

Italian Car Show, Autobella
Presented by the Fiat Car Club of Victoria, enjoy Italian food & coffee, car themed dioramas, costumi d'epoca, vintage costume parade, and competition.
Deaf Children Australia, 597 St Kilda Rd
23 February, 9am to 3pm
Peter 0414 867 280

Moyhu Primary School Show Us Your Wheels
Open to all cars, 4WDs, tractors and bikes. Trophies awarded.  Live music, food and drink available. Kids activities. Fundraising event for the Moyhu Primary School.
2799 Wangaratta-Whitfield Rd, Moyhu
23 February, 10am to 2pm
Car entry $5, spectators gold coin donation
moyhu.ps@edumail.vic.gov.au or 03 57279298

Colac RSL show ‘n’ shine
Annual Car Show and Community Event with something for everyone!  Food, clothing, models, jumping castle and face painting and kids activities. Lots of categories for cars and bikes to enter.
Memorial Square, Colac
29 February, 8.30am to 3pm
$10/vehicle, $2 gate entry
colacshowandshine@colacrsl.com.au or 0427 821 435 or 0467 762 036

MG Car Club Swap Meet
Cars for sale, trade displays, food & drinks available onsite. Restorers Group Event.
MG Car Club Victoria Car Park, Unit 53, 41-49 Norcal Rd, Nunawading
29 February, setup 7am, buyers 8am
Sellers $20 per site, buyers free entry
Walt 0400 508 330 or Ian 0411 180 242

March

Leongatha Show n Shine, Swap Meet and Market
Hundreds of vehicles on display, market stalls and food vendors.
Leongatha Rec Reserve & Velodrome
1 March, 9am to 1.30pm
Display & driver $10, passenger $5, swap stall $20
leongatharotary.org.au/show--n--shine or Jim 0418 559 119, Tim 0428 622 028, Mary 0408 642 256 (for market enquiries)

Gippsland Vehicle Collection – Marvels of Maffra
Display day and display theme for Motor Museum until the end of June. Bring your vehicle to create display for the day 'All makes welcome'. Trophy for Best Presented Vehicles. Refreshments available.
1A Sale Rd, Maffra
1 March to 30 June, 10am to 4pm
Gold coin donation
gippslandvehiclecollection.org.au or 03 5147 3223 or 0409 667 096

Tyabb Airshow 2020
The sky over Tyabb will reverberate with the roar and rumble of warbird, vintage and exotic aircraft of all types. Thrill to the excitement of low level aerobatics, the high energy displays of current and past Australian Defence Force aircraft from the RAAF, RAN and Army, in addition to a huge line up of veteran and vintage cars and motorcycles on display.
Tyabb (Westernport) Airport, Tyabb
8 March, Show 11am to 4pm, gates open 9am
Adult $50, DVA concession $45, kids 5-14yrs $10, family (2x2) $110
tyabbairshow.com

ALL GM Day by Early Holden Car Club Wangaratta
All GM vehicles welcome, sponsors choice trophies, catering on site, live music, SES demonstrations, make Wangaratta your chrome and gourmet destination.
APEX Park, Wangaratta
8 March, 9am to 2pm
Free entry
Lester 0427 500 815 or Craig 0428 737 788

Mack Truck Muster
With over 100 Mack trucks to see, as well as other brand trucks, and displays of Australia’s mechanical past including vintage engines, blacksmithing, sheep shearing, working machinery displays, vintage tractors, stream, and hobby displays. On site catering available.
Kyabram showgrounds, Allan St, Kyabram
21 and 22 March
$5 entry, U16 free
Barb 0439 448 444 or John 0427 484 247

Mercedes-Benz Club Vic Annual Concours d'Elegance
This major event on the Mercedes-Benz Club of Victoria calendar will provide a display of world class vehicles from 1886 to current models.
Deaf Children Australia, 597 St. Kilda Rd, Melbourne
22 March
Gold coin donation, charity event
mbcv.org.au or mbcv@mbcv.org.au

Crawlin The Hume
Relive the old route from Cambellfield to Albury and see some fantastic vintage trucks as they make their way up the Hume. Entries close 29 February.
Cambellfield to Albury
28 March
Entry $50 per vehicle or $60 includes dinner dance at Albury Race Club
facebook.com/Crawlinthehume or Robert 0409 380 090 or Trevor 0419 506 516

January

Painters of the Peninsula & Beyond Art Exhibition
This is an exhibition of contemporary and traditional works at affordable prices. Ample parking is available on site.
Sorrento Activity Centre, 838 Melbourne Rd
1 to 26 January
$2 entry
studiosorrento.org or 0408 138 737

Cirque Stratosphere
Perfect for the whole family, Cirque Stratosphere features gravity-defying, logic imploding and head spinning stunts that will elevate, thrill and bewilder.
Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 Saint Kilda Rd, Southbank
3 to 11 January
$59 to 119
artscentremelbourne.com.au/whats-on

Stick By Me
Stick By Me is a beautifully crafted production for 3-6 year-olds about friendship, play and the importance of treasuring little things.
Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse Rehearsal Room
4 to 18 January
$26
artscentremelbourne.com.au/whats-on

10 Minute Dance Parties
This interactive dance party for all ages invites groovers to shimmy, shake, bop and boogie inside a converted shipping container for 10 minutes. Led by artist JOF and DJed by young locals, join family and friends on the dance-floor in celebration of the universal nature of dance.
Arts Centre Melbourne Forecourt
16 to 24 January, 11am to 3.30pm
Free
artscentremelbourne.com.au/whats-on

Mornington Art Show
In its 48th year and the largest Art Show on the Mornington Peninsula. Open daily with Opening Night Thursday 16th.
Peninsula Community Theatre, Cnr Nepean Highway and Wilsons Rd
16 to 26 January
$8 entry
morningtonartshow.com.au

Young Australian Broadway Chorus' CATS
Join in on the antics as the talented Young Australian Broadway Chorus get set to wow audiences yet again with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s renowned CATS, newly interpreted and inspired by the glamour of the roaring 20s.
National Theatre, 20 Carlisle St, St Kilda
17 to 25 January
$33 to $49.50 + bf
catsmusical.com.au or 03 8199 8344

Annemieke Mein
Annemieke Mein OAM is a global phenomenon. From Rosedale to Russia, the Sale-based artist has inspired generations through her depictions of native Australian wildlife in textiles. Featuring her new work, The Recycled Hopper (2019), which is inspired by the grasshopper plagues Annemieke experienced on her bush block near Briagolong.
Gippsland Art Gallery, 70 Foster St, Sale
Until 19 January 2020
gippslandartgallery.com/exhibition

 Rotary Club of Yea Art Show
‘The best little Art Show in the country’ is celebrating its 35th year. With prizemoney totally $7250, you are guaranteed some fabulous work to both view and purchase. Make a day of it and enjoy the food and wine of the area.
Yea Shire Hall
25 to 28 January
$5 entry
yearotary.org.au

The Lynley Dodd Story
Enter the world of Hairy Maclary and Friends™ at this exhibition featuring original artworks from Dame Lynley Dodd. See unpublished illustrations and learn about how Dame Lynley created her beloved characters. The exhibition program is full of exciting events to entertain young and old, so bring your favourite small humans or take a stroll down nostalgia lane.
Yarra Ranges Regional Museum, 35-37 Castella St, Lilydale
Until 26 January 2020, 10am to 4pm daily, except public holidays
ach.yarraranges.vic.gov.au/Whats_On

Amazing Grace, New York New York
Celebrating all things Broadway, Amazing Grace, New York New York is a song and dance extravaganza, accompanied by a live orchestra.
National Theatre, 20 Carlisle St, St Kilda
31 January to 2 February
Tickets from $45
nationaltheatre.org.au

Hot Glass
A showcase of acclaimed star of hot glass sculpting, Nick Mount’s works, selected by the artist and drawn from collections in Australia and the USA. While exploring a range of themes and forms, they are unified in their sense of daring and sheer wonder.
Gippsland Art Gallery, 70 Foster St, Sale
Until 2 February, Mon-Fri 9am to 5.30pm, Sat-Sun 10am to 4pm
Free entry
gippslandartgallery.com

A Boy's Own Story - Christmas at The Johnston Collection 2019
This Summer/Christmas exhibition continues collaborations with makers - inviting, supporting and encouraging them to create ‘new works based on old objects.’ This year, The Johnston Collection has invited Melbourne and state-based artists and collectives to create and contribute to our annual Summer exhibition. Bookings essential.
Meet The Johnston Collection courtesy bus at Pullman Melbourne on the Park, 192 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne
Until 4 February 2020
Adult $27, concession $25, Group of 8+ $23pp
johnstoncollection.org

ASSEMBLED: The Art of Robert Klippel
Presenting more than 100 works by one of Australia’s most significant 20th century sculptors, Robert Klippel (1920-2001), the tireless inventor who experimented with diverse materials, techniques and dramatic variations in scale.
TarraWarra Museum of Art
Until 16 February, 11am to 5pm, Tue to Sun
Museum admission
twma.com.au

Sublime Sea: rapture and reality
A spectacular, immersive exhibition about the power of the sea in human imagination, Sublime Sea: rapture and reality features more than 100 superb examples of paintings, sculpture, photography, film and the decorative arts.
Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Civic Reserve, Dunns Rd
Until 23 February
Adult $4, concession $2
mprg.mornpen.vic.gov.au/Exhibitions or 03 5950 1580

Summer Twilight Event Series
Grab your picnic rug, fold-up chair and all your friends and stroll amongst a maze of gardens in the soft evening light. Take in the summer flowering borders at their most floriferous and enjoy music and theatre in the intimate surrounds of Cloudehill’s magnificent Green Theatre.
89 Olinda-Monbulk Rd, Olinda
25 January, 22 February and 7 & 8 March
From $25
cloudehill.com.au/twilight-events2019-2020v or 03 9751 1009

MARVELLOUS MELBOURNE 2019 - Its Art & Soul Exhibition
37 prominent Victorian artists capture Melbourne's uniqueness in a delightful array of paintings, drawings and photographic artworks.
Pan Pacific Melbourne, 2 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf
Until 27 February
Free entry
ozlink.info or jtaylor@ozlink.com.au

GAG's Summer Exhibition
The Great Alpine Gallery is hosting a summer exhibition from November through to February, featuring locally created arts and crafts and invites Gippslanders to visit the gallery, especially for Christmas gifts.
Great Alpine Gallery, 6881 Great Alpine Rd, Swifts Creek
Until 28 February, 10.30am to 3.30pm, Thu to Mon
greatalpinegallery.org.au or greatalpinegallery@gmail.com

Asia TOPA: Asia-Pacific Triennial of Performing Arts 2020
The full Asia TOPA: Asia-Pacific Triennial of Performing Arts 2020 program has been unveiled with an astonishing 54 works – many of those featuring intercultural collaborations – spanning dance, theatre, music, contemporary performance, film, digital and visual art, with much more to come.
Various venues
January to March
asiatopa.com.au

Pose Photography Exhibition
Highlighting the work of Ballarat’s talented photographic studios, Pose will feature portraiture styles from carte de visites to celebrity postcards. The exhibition will also display an extensive selection of cameras – from the 19th century box brownie to the 21st century smartphone.
Gold Museum, Sovereign Hill
Until 8 March 2020, 9.30am to 5.30pm
Adult $14, Child 5-15 $7.40, Family (2x4) $36.60. Special discount entry will be offered for BIFB visitors for the Gold Museum during the festival. BIFB visitors must show their festival program to staff for this special entry price.
sovereignhill.com.au/gold-museum-ballarat/exhibitions or enquiries@sovereignhill.com.au

Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition
Encounter the beauty and fragility of wildlife, see fascinating animal behaviour and get to know extraordinary species. Go deeper and discover the surprising and often challenging stories behind the images during a time of environmental crisis.
National Wool Museum, Geelong
Until 26 April
nwm.vic.gov.au or 03 5272 4701

February

Amazing Grace, New York New York
Celebrating all things Broadway, Amazing Grace, New York New York is a song and dance extravaganza, accompanied by a live orchestra.
National Theatre, 20 Carlisle St, St Kilda
Until 2 February
Tickets from $45
nationaltheatre.org.au

Hot Glass
A showcase of acclaimed star of hot glass sculpting, Nick Mount’s works, selected by the artist and drawn from collections in Australia and the USA. While exploring a range of themes and forms, they are unified in their sense of daring and sheer wonder.
Gippsland Art Gallery, 70 Foster St, Sale
Until 2 February, Mon-Fri 9am to 5.30pm, Sat-Sun 10am to 4pm
Free entry
gippslandartgallery.com

A Boy's Own Story - Christmas at The Johnston Collection 2019
This Summer/Christmas exhibition continues collaborations with makers - inviting, supporting and encouraging them to create ‘new works based on old objects.’ This year, The Johnston Collection has invited Melbourne and state-based artists and collectives to create and contribute to our annual Summer exhibition. Bookings essential.
Meet The Johnston Collection courtesy bus at Pullman Melbourne on the Park, 192 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne
Until 4 February 2020
Adult $27, concession $25, Group of 8+ $23pp
johnstoncollection.org

Jason Alexander - Master of His Domain Tour
Evening of comedy, music and conversation with the award-winning star where the audience gets to determine what they want to know the most.
The Palms at Crown, 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank
12 to 15 February
A Reserve: $119, B Reserve: $109
alist.com.au/tours/jason-alexander

Art Aid For Gippsland, 2020 Gippsland Bushfire Appeal Exhibition & Auction
Art Aid for Gippsland is a major fundraising initiative to benefit those in need following the devastating East Gippsland bushfires. The Auction will take place 15 March at The Wedge Performing Arts Centre, 100 Foster St, Sale. All money raised will be donated to Gippsland Emergency Relief Fund (GERF).
Gippsland Art Gallery, 70 Foster St, Sale
15 February to 15 March, 9am to 5.30pm (4pm weekends and public holidays)
gippslandartgallery.com or galleryenquiries@wellington.vic.gov.au or 03 5142 3500

ASSEMBLED: The Art of Robert Klippel
Presenting more than 100 works by one of Australia’s most significant 20th century sculptors, Robert Klippel (1920-2001), the tireless inventor who experimented with diverse materials, techniques and dramatic variations in scale.
TarraWarra Museum of Art
Until 16 February, 11am to 5pm, Tue to Sun
Museum admission
twma.com.au

Billy Elliot the Musical
Based on the film of the same name, Billy Elliot the Musical is a funny, gritty, heart-warming and feel-good celebration following the journey of a young boy raised in a small British mining town.
Regent Theatre, 191 Collins St, Melbourne
20 February to 19 April
Tickets from $89
billyelliotthemusical.com.au

Summer Twilight Event Series
Grab your picnic rug, fold-up chair and all your friends and stroll amongst a maze of gardens in the soft evening light. Take in the summer flowering borders at their most floriferous and enjoy music and theatre in the intimate surrounds of Cloudehill’s magnificent Green Theatre.
89 Olinda-Monbulk Rd, Olinda
22 February and 7 & 8 March
From $25
cloudehill.com.au/twilight-events2019-2020 or 03 9751 1009

The Pottery Expo at Warrandyte
The Pottery Expo celebrates its 20th anniversary. 70 ceramic artists from around Australia and the UK Pottery for sale, demonstrations, talks, activities, live music, great food and local wines.
On the river bank, Yarra St, Warrandyte
22 and 23 February, 10am to 5.30pm
Free entry
potteryexpo.com or jannois@bigpond.com

"City Speaks" by David Hurwitz - Art Exhibition
David Hurwitz captures the hidden beauty of suburban landscapes. Discover fine urban art that is uniquely Melbourne and highly collectable.
Brightspace Gallery, 8 Martin St, St Kilda
22 February to 6 March
Free entry
facebook.com/events/567335753810643

Jacqui Stockdale’s The Long Shot
The Long Shot explores the Kelly matriarchy by focusing on the mother of Ned Kelly, Ellen and her daughters who were known for their horsemanship and bush skills. In this way, the work re-examines the Kelly story from a feminist perspective.
Linden New Art, 26 Acland St, St Kilda
22 February to 17 May
Free entry
lindenarts.org/exhibitions

Karla Dickens’ Mother’s Little Helpers
Mother’s Little Helpers feature a series of new photographs produced as a result of a collaboration between the artist Karla Dickens and writer Bruce Pascoe, the author of best-selling book Dark Emu, which challenges the claim that pre-colonial Indigenous Australian communities were hunter-gatherer societies.
Linden New Art, 26 Acland St, St Kilda
22 February to 17 May
Free entry
lindenarts.org/exhibitions

Sublime Sea: rapture and reality
A spectacular, immersive exhibition about the power of the sea in human imagination, Sublime Sea: rapture and reality features more than 100 superb examples of paintings, sculpture, photography, film and the decorative arts.
Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Civic Reserve, Dunns Rd
Until 23 February
Adult $4, concession $2
mprg.mornpen.vic.gov.au/Exhibitions or 03 5950 1580

MARVELLOUS MELBOURNE 2019 - Its Art & Soul Exhibition
37 prominent Victorian artists capture Melbourne's uniqueness in a delightful array of paintings, drawings and photographic artworks.
Pan Pacific Melbourne, 2 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf
Until 27 February
Free entry
ozlink.info or jtaylor@ozlink.com.au

Mid Summer
This exhibition, showcasing paintings by local artists Maria Dee & Margaret Morgan, embraces the joys and experiences of the summer season, from a day at the beach, the florals of summer and the local landscape. The winery has a delightful courtyard area where one can sit and take in the ambience of the surroundings, sip wine and sample local produce.
Heathcote Winery, 185 High St, Heathcote
Until 27 February
03 5433 2595

Ballarat Lyric Theatre’s 2020 production: Les Miserables
Epic, grand and uplifting, LES MISÉRABLES packs an emotional wallop that has thrilled audiences all over the world. The sung-through pop opera is ideal for a cast of exceptional singers and overflows with melodies that are already standards.
Her Majesty’s Theatre, Ballarat
27 February to 8 March
Adult $52.50, concession $48.50, child $42.50, groups 10+ $48.50pp, family $43.25
ballaratlyrictheatre.com.au

GAG's Summer Exhibition
The Great Alpine Gallery is hosting a summer exhibition from November through to February, featuring locally created arts and crafts and invites Gippslanders to visit the gallery, especially for Christmas gifts.
Great Alpine Gallery, 6881 Great Alpine Rd, Swifts Creek
Until 28 February, 10.30am to 3.30pm, Thu to Mon
greatalpinegallery.org.au or greatalpinegallery@gmail.com

30th Annual Craigieburn Art Show
Raffle drawn to raise funds for S.E.S. Craigieburn. Great prizes and artists demonstrations, with ample parking available.
Hume Global Learning Centre, Conference Rm 2, Lvl 1, 75-95, Central Park Ave
29 February and 1 March, 10am to 5pm
Free entry
craigieburnartgroup.org

Phoenix Macedon Ranges Art & Craft Exhibition
14 Local Artists: ceramic, glass art, china painting, textiles, jewellery, paper-craft, wood-work, paintings and basketry.
Old Gisborne Court House, 4 Hamilton St, Gisborne
29 February and 1 March, 9am to 4pm
Free entry
phoenixmrac.com

International Women’s Day Photography Exhibition 2020
Melbourne Camera Club's third annual major photography exhibition showcasing the work of female photographers to help celebrate International Women's Day.
Melbourne Camera Club Gallery, Cnr Ferrars & Dorcas Sts, South Melbourne
29 February to 2 March and 7 to 9 March, 10am to 4pm
Free entry
melbournecameraclub.org.au

Asia TOPA: Asia-Pacific Triennial of Performing Arts 2020
The full Asia TOPA: Asia-Pacific Triennial of Performing Arts 2020 program has been unveiled with an astonishing 54 works – many of those featuring intercultural collaborations – spanning dance, theatre, music, contemporary performance, film, digital and visual art, with much more to come.
Various venues
Until March
asiatopa.com.au

Pose Photography Exhibition
Highlighting the work of Ballarat’s talented photographic studios, Pose will feature portraiture styles from carte de visites to celebrity postcards. The exhibition will also display an extensive selection of cameras – from the 19th century box brownie to the 21st century smartphone.
Gold Museum, Sovereign Hill
Until 8 March 2020, 9.30am to 5.30pm
Adult $14, Child 5-15 $7.40, Family (2x4) $36.60. Special discount entry will be offered for BIFB visitors for the Gold Museum during the festival. BIFB visitors must show their festival program to staff for this special entry price.
sovereignhill.com.au/gold-museum-ballarat/exhibitions or enquiries@sovereignhill.com.au

Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition
Encounter the beauty and fragility of wildlife, see fascinating animal behaviour and get to know extraordinary species. Go deeper and discover the surprising and often challenging stories behind the images during a time of environmental crisis.
National Wool Museum, Geelong
Until 26 April
nwm.vic.gov.au or 03 5272 4701

March

International Women’s Day Photography Exhibition 2020
Melbourne Camera Club's third annual major photography exhibition showcasing the work of female photographers to help celebrate International Women's Day.
Melbourne Camera Club Gallery, Cnr Ferrars & Dorcas Sts, South Melbourne
29 February to 2 March and 7 to 9 March, 10am to 4pm
Free entry
melbournecameraclub.org.au

30th Annual Craigieburn Art Show
Raffle drawn to raise funds for S.E.S. Craigieburn. Great prizes and artists demonstrations, with ample parking available.
Hume Global Learning Centre, Conference Rm 2, Lvl 1, 75-95, Central Park Ave
1 March, 10am to 5pm
Free entry
craigieburnartgroup.org

Sky Sea Sail
Maritime watercolour exhibition by Ron Farnill.
Oak Hill Gallery, 100 Mornington-Tyabb Rd, Mornington
1 to 31 March
$2 entry
oakhillgallery.com.au

"City Speaks" by David Hurwitz - Art Exhibition
David Hurwitz captures the hidden beauty of suburban landscapes. Discover fine urban art that is uniquely Melbourne and highly collectable.
Brightspace Gallery, 8 Martin St, St Kilda
Until 6 March
Free entry
facebook.com/events/567335753810643

Summer Twilight Event Series
Grab your picnic rug, fold-up chair and all your friends and stroll amongst a maze of gardens in the soft evening light. Take in the summer flowering borders at their most floriferous and enjoy music and theatre in the intimate surrounds of Cloudehill’s magnificent Green Theatre.
89 Olinda-Monbulk Rd, Olinda
7 and 8 March
From $25
cloudehill.com.au/twilight-events2019-2020 or 03 9751 1009

Needles, Knots & Threads Embroidery & Patchwork Exhibition
Held by the Embroiderers Guild Victoria, Ballarat Branch, view a stunning display of over 450 embroidery and quilting items using traditional, contemporary and creative techniques, demonstrated daily.
St Patrick’s Hall, Dawson St Sth, Ballarat
7 to 9 March, 10am to 4.30pm (4pm Mon)
$7 entry, U16 free
ballarat@embroiderersguildvic.org

March Contemporary Art Show
Corinella & District Community Centre, 48 Smythe St
7 to 9 March
Free entry

The Look
A powerful new exhibition from the National Portrait Gallery, The Look exhibition will be on show at it's only Victorian venue, Geelong Gallery. Don't miss your chance to view 68 portraits featuring subjects from all walks of Australian life; young, old; Indigenous, non-Indigenous; women and men; household names and people who may be completely unknown to many of us.
Geelong Gallery, 55 Little Malop St
7 March to 3 May, 10am to 5pm
Adult $11, concession $9, child $6, family $28
geelonggallery.org.au/whats-on or info@geelonggallery.org.au

Ballarat Lyric Theatre’s 2020 production: Les Miserables
Epic, grand and uplifting, LES MISÉRABLES packs an emotional wallop that has thrilled audiences all over the world. The sung-through pop opera is ideal for a cast of exceptional singers and overflows with melodies that are already standards.
Her Majesty’s Theatre, Ballarat
Until 8 March
Adult $52.50, concession $48.50, child $42.50, groups 10+ $48.50pp, family $43.25
ballaratlyrictheatre.com.au

Pose Photography Exhibition
Highlighting the work of Ballarat’s talented photographic studios, Pose will feature portraiture styles from carte de visites to celebrity postcards. The exhibition will also display an extensive selection of cameras – from the 19th century box brownie to the 21st century smartphone.
Gold Museum, Sovereign Hill
Until 8 March 2020, 9.30am to 5.30pm
Adult $14, Child 5-15 $7.40, Family (2x4) $36.60. Special discount entry will be offered for BIFB visitors for the Gold Museum during the festival. BIFB visitors must show their festival program to staff for this special entry price.
sovereignhill.com.au/gold-museum-ballarat/exhibitions or enquiries@sovereignhill.com.au

Cirque du Soleil - Kurios, Cabinet of Curiosities
A tale in which time comes to a complete stop, transporting the audience inside a fantasy world where everything is possible. In this realm set in the latter half of the nineteenth century, reality is quite relative indeed as our perception of it is utterly transformed.
Flemington Racecourse, 448 Epsom Road, Flemington
12 March to 26 April, Tue to Fri 8pm, Sat 4.30 & 8pm, Sun 1.30 & 5pm
From $50
cirquedusoleil.com/kurios

A4 Art Australia Exhibition
A4 size framed works and small sculptures from artists Australia wide. Part of the Herring Island Summer Arts Festival 2020.
Herring Island Gallery - access via Como Landing, South Yarra
Every weekend 14 March to 13 April, 11.30am to 4.30pm
Free entry
contemporaryartsociety.org.au/exhibitions

Opera By The Lakes - Gippsland Opera
Opera By The Lakes turns the spotlight on Nyerimilang, and this beautiful 'lady' takes centre stage alongside some of the world's best singers. The event also involves and helps support community groups, including Bairnsdale Regional Health Services via delicious boxed lunches.
Nyeimilang Heritage Park, 20 Cliff Rd, Nyerimilang
15 March
Bookings essential - adult $70, senior $65, group of 10 $65, concession $60, child $20
gippslandopera.org.au or akford@tpg.com.au or Andrea 0409 771 526  

Art Aid For Gippsland, 2020 Gippsland Bushfire Appeal Exhibition & Auction
Art Aid for Gippsland is a major fundraising initiative to benefit those in need following the devastating East Gippsland bushfires. The Auction will take place 15 March at The Wedge Performing Arts Centre, 100 Foster St, Sale. All money raised will be donated to Gippsland Emergency Relief Fund (GERF).
Gippsland Art Gallery, 70 Foster St, Sale
Until 15 March, 9am to 5.30pm (4pm weekends and public holidays)
gippslandartgallery.com or galleryenquiries@wellington.vic.gov.au or 03 5142 3500

Australian Textile Art Award Exhibition
Inaugural Exhibition of the Australian Textile Art Award (ATAA). Creative textile art from the best contemporary textile artists across Australia, hosted by The Embroiderers Guild, Victoria.
Embroidery House, 170 Wattletree Rd, Malvern
21 March to 5 April
$5 entry
embroiderersguildvic.org or 03 9509 2222

Golden Plains Community Arts Trail
GP Arts Inc. presents, the Golden Plains Community Arts Trail. Visit 22 venues with 68 participating artists throughout the Golden Plains Shire. Download the digital flyer with information on artists and a trail map on where to find them on the website.
21 and 22 March, 10am to 5pm
gpartsinc.com.au

Kristian Chong and Daniel Dodds: Mustonen and Brahms
Enjoy an afternoon of chamber music with one of Australia’s most sought-after pianists, Kristian Chong, and his talented friends.
The Memo, Healesville, 235 Maroondah Hwy, Healesville
22 March, 2pm
Full $26, concession $22, Group 6+ $20
yarraranges.vic.gov.au/Experience/Events or 1300 368 333

The Umbilical Brothers - THE DISTRACTION
The Umbilicals smash the energy of live performance and the spectacle of cinema together into a new show performed simultaneously on stage and the big screen.
Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Rd
26 March to 19 April
$34 to $49
artscentremelbourne.com.au/whats-on

Players Theatre Company presents Disney's Aladdin Jr
Performed by a cast of 8-18 yr old’s. Come support this not-for-profit community group and witness their fun filled interpretation of Disney’s, Aladdin.
Christine Strachan Theatre, South Oakleigh Secondary College, Bakers Rd, Oakleigh South
27 March to 5 April
Adult $30, concession $25
playerstheatre.com.au or 0412 040 983

Orbost Autumn Festival Community Art Exhibition
Exhibition involving amatuers and professionals in all mediums from ceramics to paints, needlework to woodwork.
Exhibition Centre, Clarke St, Orbost
28 March to 19 April, 10am to 4pm
Free entry
Audrey 03 5154 1425

Billy Elliot the Musical
Based on the film of the same name, Billy Elliot the Musical is a funny, gritty, heart-warming and feel-good celebration following the journey of a young boy raised in a small British mining town.
Regent Theatre, 191 Collins St, Melbourne
Until 19 April
Tickets from $89
billyelliotthemusical.com.au

Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition
Encounter the beauty and fragility of wildlife, see fascinating animal behaviour and get to know extraordinary species. Go deeper and discover the surprising and often challenging stories behind the images during a time of environmental crisis.
National Wool Museum, Geelong
Until 26 April
nwm.vic.gov.au or 03 5272 4701

Jacqui Stockdale’s The Long Shot
The Long Shot explores the Kelly matriarchy by focusing on the mother of Ned Kelly, Ellen and her daughters who were known for their horsemanship and bush skills. In this way, the work re-examines the Kelly story from a feminist perspective.
Linden New Art, 26 Acland St, St Kilda
Until 17 May
Free entry
lindenarts.org/exhibitions

Karla Dickens’ Mother’s Little Helpers
Mother’s Little Helpers feature a series of new photographs produced as a result of a collaboration between the artist Karla Dickens and writer Bruce Pascoe, the author of best-selling book Dark Emu, which challenges the claim that pre-colonial Indigenous Australian communities were hunter-gatherer societies.
Linden New Art, 26 Acland St, St Kilda
Until 17 May
Free entry
lindenarts.org/exhibitions

January

Lavender Season Garden Walks
Enjoy walks through the lavender fields, & private homestead gardens. Free ice-cream on first visit. Refreshments at Tea Room. Gift Shop.
Warratina Lavender Farm, 105 Quayle Rd, Wandin Yallock
Until to 19 January
$10 seasonal entry $7.50 concession
warratinalavender.com.au/events or info@warratinalavender.com.au

Try Tai Chi and Qigong with Celestial Tai Chi College
Try Tai Chi and Qigong for FREE at our friendly Park Sessions across Melbourne during this summer.
Many parks in Melbourne
During December and January
Free
celestialtaichi.com.au/activities/summer-park-sessions

Campbells Creek Collectables Fair
Third annual Fair, 100 sites with a wide range of Antiques collectables retro, deco, unusual and odd, many old Fryerstown dealers exhibiting.
Community Hall, Campbells Creek, Elizabeth St (5km from Castlemaine)
25 and 26 January, Sat 8am to 5pm, Sun 9am to 3pm
$5 entry
k_s_consultancy@yahoo.com.au or 0491 137 979

February

Werribee Open Range Zoo Village Market
The lawns of Werribee Open Range Zoo come to life with an African inspired Village Market. Join South Sudanese Yirol dancers as they perform in traditional costumes and dance to the beat of African drums in the summer sun. Enjoy the rich smells and flavours of an Ethiopian coffee ceremony and taste specialty Sudanese tea and African-inspired snacks. Items available to purchase include beaded sandals, hanging planters and African fabric tops and skirts.
Werribee Open Range Zoo, K Rd, Werribee South
1 February, 7 March and 4 April, 10.30am to 3pm
Free with general admission ticket (U16 free on weekends)
zoo.org.au/werribee/whats-on

Sizzlefest at Prahran Market
Celebration of the BBQ with demonstrations, sausage competition, food for meat and veggie lovers.
Prahran Market, 163 Commercial Rd, South Yarra
2 February, 10am to 3pm
Free entry
prahranmarket.com.au/event/sizzlefest-2020

First Nations Climate Justice Walk
First Nations people have long lived in balance with nature. Become versed in Indigenous land management, culturally important endangered species and more as you walk in solidarity to help protect and care for this precious planet. Presented as part of the National Sustainable Living Festival 2020. For ages 8+.
Melbourne Gardens, Birdwood Ave
8, 15 and 22 February, 10am
Adult $25, concession $20, child $13
rbg.vic.gov.au/whats-on or 03 92522429

Valentine’s Day Lakeside Picnic
Relax on a deck chair on the banks of Ornamental Lake and munch through this delicious spread of savoury snacks and sweet treats as you take in the sights of Melbourne Gardens. Bask in the summer sun with your special someone and indulge in this curated picnic from the Terrace.
Melbourne Gardens, Birdwood Ave - meet at The Terrace
14 February, 12pm
Adult $40 - bookings essential
rbg.vic.gov.au/whats-on or 03 9252 2429

Valentine’s Day Explorer & Lunch
Enjoy the summer breeze and delicious treats with your valentine. Tour the Australian Garden in open-air comfort on The Explorer mini bus, before enjoying an antipasto lunch and a glass of sparkling in the Boon Wurrung Café while overlooking the beautiful landscapes. For ages 18+.
Cranbourne Gardens, Cnr Ballarto Rd and Botanic Drive (off South Gippsland Fwy) - meet at the Visitor Centre
14 February, 11.45am
$40pp - bookings essential
rbg.vic.gov.au/whats-on or 03 5990 2200

Valentine’s Day Picnic & Sensory Tour
Treat your favourite person to a sensory tour through the Peppermint Garden and an indulgent picnic this Valentine’s Day. Graze through a sharing platter while relaxing between the gums in the Bloodwood Garden and bring along some bubbly to add extra sparkle to the day. For ages 18+.
Cranbourne Gardens, Cnr Ballarto Rd and Botanic Drive (off South Gippsland Fwy) - meet at the Visitor Centre
14 February, 12pm
$35pp - bookings essential
rbg.vic.gov.au/whats-on or 03 5990 2200

Australian Plants Revealed
65,000 years of traditional plant use and 250 years of science. Come and see some original plant specimens collected by Joseph Banks & Daniel Solander 250 years ago.
Maroondah Federation Estate Gallery, 32 Greenwood Ave, Ringwood
17 February to 17 April
Free entry
exhibitions@apsvic.org.au

Australian Plants Revealed - Kalorama
An exhibition highlighting Banksias and Unique Australian Flora. Come and see paintings, textiles, plants, information, all with an Australian theme.
Karwarra Australian Native Botanic Garden and Nursery, 1190 Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd, Kalorama
18 February to 18 April, 10am to 4pm Tue to Fri, 1 to 4pm weekends
Free entry
exhibitions@apsvic.org.au

Beautiful Begonias presented by Melbourne Begonia Society Show 2020
Displays and sales of all types of Begonias. Please BYO Bags for purchases.
Moorabbin Senior Citizens Hall, 964 Nepean Hwy
22 and 23 February, 10am to 4pm (3pm Sun)
Adult $5, concession $3
Marilyn 03 9758 6642 or Janeen 0404 817 449

Victorian State Dahlia Show
A spectacular display of more than 1000 dahlias will be exhibited, as well as flower and plant sales and Devonshire teas.
Mount Waverley Community Centre, 47 Miller Cres
29 February and 1 March, Sar 12.30 to 5pm, Sun 10am to 3pm
Adult $5, pensioner $2, kids free
0419 221 200

March

Victorian State Dahlia Show
A spectacular display of more than 1000 dahlias will be exhibited, as well as flower and plant sales and Devonshire teas.
Mount Waverley Community Centre, 47 Miller Cres
1 March, Sar 12.30 to 5pm, Sun 10am to 3pm
Adult $5, pensioner $2, kids free
0419 221 200

Welshpool and District Horticultural Society Inc. 59th Autumn Garden Show
Featuring Dahlias, extensive plant sales available from the club’s nursery on site at the Welshpool Hall. Generous country style refreshments not to be missed.
Welshpool Memorial Hall, South Gippsland Highway, Welshpool, South Gippsland
6 and 7 March, Fri 1.30 to 5pm, Sat 10am to 4pm
$5pp, U14 free
fchs.org.au/events or secretary@fchs.org.au

Wine by Sam Vintage Party
This immersive event is a fantastic way for wine lovers to get up close and personal with the winemaking process and of course, enjoy good wine, good company, good food and music.
In the Cellar @ Wine by Sam, 69 Anzac Avenue, Seymour
7 March, 12 to 4pm
$75pp ($35 U18). Bookings essential
winebysam.com.au/whats-on

Plant Collectors Sale & Garden Expo
Held by the Ferny Creek Horticultural Society. Rare Plant Nurseries, garden tools, book sales, refreshments.
100 Hilton Rd East, Sassafras (Ferny Creek Garden complex)
7 and 8 March, 10am to 4pm
Adult $3, child free
Fran 03 5184 1376, 0481 385 122

Werribee Open Range Zoo Village Market
The lawns of Werribee Open Range Zoo come to life with an African inspired Village Market. Join South Sudanese Yirol dancers as they perform in traditional costumes and dance to the beat of African drums in the summer sun. Enjoy the rich smells and flavours of an Ethiopian coffee ceremony and taste specialty Sudanese tea and African-inspired snacks. Items available to purchase include beaded sandals, hanging planters and African fabric tops and skirts.
Werribee Open Range Zoo, K Rd, Werribee South
7 March and 4 April, 10.30am to 3pm
Free with general admission ticket (U16 free on weekends)
zoo.org.au/werribee/whats-on

Kevin Heinze Grow Open Day, Autumn Fair & Plant Sale
A great day at Kevin Heinze Grow for plant-lovers as well as prospective participants and their families. Huge range of plants on sale to the public.  Interested in their therapeutic horticulture programs? Come along and meet the fantastic team, have a tour and join them for morning or afternoon tea.  NDIS referrals welcome.
39 Wetherby Road, Doncaster
21 March, 9am to 3pm
Free entry
kevinheinzegrow.org.au

Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show
The Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show is one of Victoria’s largest events attracting over 100,000 garden, design and DIY enthusiast annually. The 25th anniversary of the Flower & Garden Show will be its biggest ever.
Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens, Melbourne
25 to 29 March, 9am to 5pm daily
$24.03 to $28.21
melbflowershow.com.au

Ashburton Artisan Market
All the products are handmade by Australian artisans.  Buy local, support local.
Ashburton Community Centre, 156 High St
28 March, 10am to 2pm
Free entry
03 9885 8890

KaBloom, Festival of Flowers
Stroll among millions of spectacular flowers, delight in sensational circus performances and sample delicious treats from food stands and market stalls. Get yourself ready for a fantastic day out with family and friends- there is so much to enjoy at this carnival of colour.
Tesselaar Flower Farm, 357 Monbulk Road, Silvan
28 March to 19 April, 10am to 5pm
Adult $26.50, concession $23.50, U16 free
kabloom.com.au or 03 9737 7722

Rutherglen & District Garden Club 31st Annual Autumn Flower Show
In conjunction with the Victorian Rose Society, presenting the Victorian Autumn Country Rose Championship. Lunches will be available to be purchased. The show will be officially opened and trophies presented at 3pm.
Memorial Hall, High St, Rutherglen
29 March, 11.30am to 4pm
$6 entry, includes afternoon refresh
rutherglendistrictgardenclub.com

January

24th Bluestone Blues Festival
Presented by the Sleepy Hollow Blues Club. Held over two days and featuring national and local blues musicians. Caravan friendly on flat, grassed surface.
Murgheboluc Reserve, Hamilton Hwy
1 January
sleepyhollowbluesclub.org.au or 0490 392 676

Summertime Social
Melbourne's biggest rooftop playground at Federation Square's Skyline Terrace with lane games, communal lawn, food and drinks.
Skyline Terrace, Federation Square
3 January to 5 April
Free entry
summertimesocial.com.au

Mornington Lions Annual Charity Book Fair
Quality pre-loved books. Spend less, Read more. All proceeds support Community needs.
PCT, Cnr Nepean Hwy and Wilsons Rd
4 and 5 January, open 9am
Gold coin donation
mornington.vic.lions.org.au or Aileen 0413 507 000

Second-hand Book Sale
Huge second-hand book sale, all categorized and priced.
Drysdale Community Activity Centre, Collins St
4 and 5 January, 9am to 3pm
Free entry

Bass Coast – Wonthaggi Summer Show
Featuring entertainment, street theatre, exhibition pavilion, dogs, flyball, woodchop, poultry, equestrian including donkeys, animal nursery, cardboard tractor building, old fashioned hay baling & chaff cutting, ute show, food, and showbags.
Wonthaggi Recreation Reserve, Korumburra Rd
11 January
Adult $10
basscoastagshow.org.au or basscoastagshow@hotmail.com

Portarlington Mussel Festival 2020
Live entertainment, kids activities, cooking demonstrations, classic cars, food, wine, market stalls and plenty of mussels.
WG Little Reserve, Newcombe St
11 January
$5 entry, kids free
portmusselfestival.com

Warrnambool Gem Show
Warrnambool P.S. Hall Cnr Princes Hwy and Jamieson St
11 and 12 January
Adult $5, U12 free
warrnamboolgemclub.com

Stamps, Coins & Cards Fair
The Peninsula Stamp Club Inc. hosts this event. Refreshments are available, and Children are most welcome. There are plenty of car parking spaces nearby.
Dromana Uniting Church Hall, corner Point Nepean Rd & McCulloch St
18 January, 9am to 3pm
Free entry
0418 322 315

Great Australian Beer Festival Geelong
Taste 200+ beers & ciders, meet and mingle with the brewers, attend free masterclasses. Non-stop irresistible entertainment.
Johnstone Park, 24 Gheringhap St, Geelong
18 January, 1 to 8pm
$39, U12 free
gabf.com.au

Zoo Twilights 2020 - Music Against Wildlife Extinction
Packing a punch, this year’s genre-spanning program will welcome artists including ICEHOUSE, Missy Higgins, Mavis Staples, Randy Newman, The Cat Empire and many more. Zoo Twilights invites concert-goers to pick a spot under the stars on Melbourne Zoo’s lawns for an unforgettable night of music, and enjoy the Taste of Twilights, a huddle of some of the city’s best food trucks and pop-up bars, serving brews, snacks and street food. Zoo Twilights is an all-ages event.
Zoos Victoria, Elliott Ave, Parkville
Every weekend from 24 January to 7 March, access from 5.30pm
From $49.20
zootwilights.org.au

Campbell’s Creek Antiques and Collectables Fair
10 kms from Fryerstown / 5 kms from Castlemaine.
Community Hall, Elizabeth St
25 and 26 January, Sat 8am to 5pm, Sun 9am to 3pm
$5 entry
k_s_consultancy@yahoo.com.au or 0491 137 979 or 0437 947 252

Beaufort Town Market – Australia Day celebrating everything Rainbow
Celebrate Australia Day rainbow style in Beaufort, rainbow decorations adorn, the Pool Party and the Market with a touch of Vegemite, inventor Cyril Callister was born in Chute just outside Beaufort.
Memorial Garden, Neill St
25 January, 8am to 3pm
Gold coin donation
facebook.com/beauforttownmarket or beauforttownmarket@gmail.com

Inverloch Classic Wooden Dinghy Regatta
Displays on and off water of wooden dinghies, 2020 feature Australian Skiffs.
South Gippsland Yacht Club, 22 The Esplanade
25 to 27 January
sgycinverloch.com.au

Port Fairy & District Community 72nd Moyneyana Festival
The Port Fairy Moyneyana Festival provides family fun, music, arts, crafts and entertainment for all ages.
Various event locations, see Free Program online
Until 26 January
Free entry
moyneyana.port-fairy.com or Henry 0407 683 221

Junior Ranger Summer Holiday program
The Junior Rangers holiday program offers FREE nature-based, ranger-hosted activities for children aged 6 to 12 and their families. All activities are free. Bookings online are essential.
More than 80 locations across the Parks Victoria Estate
Until 28 January
Free
juniorrangers.com.au

M-Pavilion 2019
Bringing together over 500 guests from across Australian and international cultures, this outdoor cultural hub's program comprises over 400 free events, including talks, workshops, performances, kid-friendly experiences, community projects and installations.
Queen Victoria Gardens, St Kilda Rd
Until 22 March
Free
mpavilion.org

February

Open Day at Gulf Station
Come to historic Gulf Station, tour the Homestead, garden and outbuildings, bring a picnic, bring a carrot for the friendly Clydesdales. For children, do some rope-making – take home a skipping rope.
Gulf Station 1029 Melba Highway, Yarra Glen
2 February
Adult $12, concession $10, child $5, family $30 (2x2), National Trust members free
nationaltrust.org.au/places/gulf-station

Korumburra Agricultural and Pastrol Society 125th Annual Show
Korumburra Showgrounds, South Gippsland Hwy
8 February, 9am to 10pm
Adult $10, concession $8, 10 to 14yrs $5, U10 free, exhibitor/family (2x2) $25
korumburrashowsociety@gmail.com or 0477 594 049

Mirboo North Italian Festa
Italian food vans and free entertainment starting at 10.30am.
Baromi Park, Mirboo Nth
9 February, 10am
italianfesta.net or Gina 0429 346 252

The Australian Adventure Travel Film Festival
Celebrate the world’s greatest adventure travel films from the 1920s to now. It’s also a weekend of inspiring speakers, authors and moonlight entertainment!
Bright
14 to 16 February
$125 adult weekend pass, $65 adult day pass or child weekend pass, $255 family (2x2 U15) weekend pass
adventuretravelfilmfestival.com or australia@adventuretravelfilmfestival.com

Apollo Bay Seafood Festival
Food and travel lovers will be able to feast on pescatarian treats, surrounded by the stunning sea view backdrop of the Great Ocean Road region at the Apollo Bay Seafood Festival.
Various locations Apollo Bay
14 to 16 February
apollobayseafoodfestival.com

Bruthen Blues and Arts Festival
Down to earth music festival with a mix of award-winning musicians and great new talent, headlined by the McNamarr Project.
Various venues across the town of Bruthen
14 to 16 February
Full weekend festival ticket $95, or pay per venue. Earlybird tickets $85 until 31 January.
bruthenblues.com.au

Meeniyan Garlic Festival Day
Boasting more than two tonnes of garlic, the festival will showcase 15 garlic growers from across Victoria for locals and out-of-towners to taste and enjoy. Celebrating the region’s high-quality garlic and produce with food, wine, music, arts and crafts.
Meeniyan Reserve, Hanily St, Meeniyan
15 February, 9am to 4pm
Adult $10, kids free, pets welcome
meeniyangarlicfestival.com.au

Keilor Gift
Athletics, Woodchopping, Carnival Rides, Fireworks.
Joe Brown Oval, Old Calder Hwy, Keilor
15 February, 1pm to 9pm
Family $15, adult $10, pensioner/child $3
goodbergs@optusnet.com.au or Malcolm 0412 014 049

Kiwi Fest 2020
Meet the newest Music, Culture, Arts, Food and Drinks festival on the block: Kiwi Fest is an All-Ages annual one-day celebration of NEW ZEALAND culture, bringing together Melbourne’s Kiwi communities for a diverse festival of all things AOTEAROA.
Footscray Community Arts Centre, 45 Moreland St, Footscray
15 February, 2pm to 10pm
$30 to $55, U3 free
kiwifest.net

Juniperlooza
Perfectly timed for summer, Australia’s original sell-out gin festival Juniperlooza is back with two days to choose from at The Boatbuilders Yard and Polly Woodside.
The Boatbuilders Yard, 23 South Wharf Promenade, South Wharf
15 and 16 February
Sat $45, Sun $40
theboatbuildersyard.com.au/Juniperlooza

Can’t Do Tomorrow - Summer Festival
Can’t Do Tomorrow is a celebration of urban art and contemporary culture in one of the most iconic underground spaces in Australia. Everything at the summer festival is designed for people who want to immerse themselves in a new way of consuming, or being consumed by, art. Feast your eyes, gorge your stomach, shimmy to live music, play intellectual ping pong, snort espresso martinis and salute the scene’s most smouldering talent.
The Facility, 2R Chelmsford St, Kensington
20 to 29 February
cantdotomorrow.com

2020 Rochester Mural Festival
Held every year, eight artists work over one week to complete a mural that measures 2.1 x 4.8 metres. Artists are selected from applications made late in the previous year. Public may enter The Rochybalds art prize to the same theme, 'Rochester, Past, Present or Future.' Murals from past events are also on display.
Murals Park, Moore St, Rochester
21 to 29 February
Free entry to public
rochestermuralfest.com.au

My Special Child Expo Melbourne 2020
For parents, carers, educators, professionals, family with an interest in helping someone with an additional need, learning difficulty or behavioural challenge.
Moonee Valley Racecourse, Moonee Ponds
22 February, 10am to 4pm
Adult $12, U12 free
myspecialchildonline.com

Longwood Beer, Wine & Cider Festival
Market-style, community-run beer, wine and cider festival under the gums at Longwood. Live music, food vendors, children's activities.
Longwood Recreation Reserve
26 February, 2pm to 4pm
Adult $25 ($30 at gate), U18 free
longwoodfortheloveofale.com.au

Music in the Vines
This music festival will be a one-day event with a great line-up of regional artists, local food, and wines from the Henty Wine Region. This is a family-friendly festival celebrating what the region has to offer.
Suffoir Winery & Brewery Macarthur, 144 Mount Eccles Rd, Macarthur
29 February, 11am to 11pm
$40 to $70
musicinthevines.com.au

Formidable Vegetable Sound System at ECOSS
Celebrating Permaculture Week in the Yarra Valley with 'Permaculture funk-swing for a changing world' at Environment Hub - fun for all.
711 Old Warburton Rd, Wesburn
29 February, 6pm to 9pm
$25/$20 concession, U12 free
ecoss.org.au

Gellibrand River Blues and Blueberry Festival
A family festival celebrating Blues music, local blueberries and market treasures.
Otways Tourist Park and Rex Norman Reserve, Gellibrand River
29 February and 1 March
Adult $30, family $70
bluesandblueberryfestival.com.au or 03 5235 8357 or 03 5235 8348

Zoo Twilights 2020 - Music Against Wildlife Extinction
Packing a punch, this year’s genre-spanning program will welcome artists including ICEHOUSE, Missy Higgins, Mavis Staples, Randy Newman, The Cat Empire and many more. Zoo Twilights invites concert-goers to pick a spot under the stars on Melbourne Zoo’s lawns for an unforgettable night of music, and enjoy the Taste of Twilights, a huddle of some of the city’s best food trucks and pop-up bars, serving brews, snacks and street food. Zoo Twilights is an all-ages event.
Zoos Victoria, Elliott Ave, Parkville
Every weekend until 7 March, access from 5.30pm
From $49.20
zootwilights.org.au

M-Pavilion 2019
Bringing together over 500 guests from across Australian and international cultures, this outdoor cultural hub's program comprises over 400 free events, including talks, workshops, performances, kid-friendly experiences, community projects and installations.
Queen Victoria Gardens, St Kilda Rd
Until 22 March
Free
mpavilion.org

Summertime Social
Melbourne's biggest rooftop playground at Federation Square's Skyline Terrace with lane games, communal lawn, food and drinks.
Skyline Terrace, Federation Square
Until 5 April
Free entry
summertimesocial.com.au

March

Gellibrand River Blues and Blueberry Festival
A family festival celebrating Blues music, local blueberries and market treasures.
Otways Tourist Park and Rex Norman Reserve, Gellibrand River
1 March
Adult $30, family $70
bluesandblueberryfestival.com.au or 03 5235 8357 or 03 5235 8348

Summer Heritage Fruit Tree Festival
Discover the history of the Werribee Park Heritage Orchard and purchase a rare, heritage fruit tree at Australia’s largest tree grafting event, the Summer Heritage Fruit Tree Festival. Join a tour of the heritage orchard, watch grafting demonstration or join a workshop before enjoying the live music and food stalls. A variety of rare and heritage fruit trees will be available to purchase at very affordable prices.
Werribee Park Heritage Orchard, K Rd, Werribee South (enter via Gate 5)
1 March, 10am to 3pm
Free entry, gold coin for parking
facebook.com/events/2406728989567198

BeerFest
A huge range of Craft Beers, Ciders, Rum, Whisky and more, along with an exclusive hands on experience with street food producers, amazing live entertainment and master-classes, live demonstrations and tastings.
Catani Gardens, St Kilda
2 March, 1 to 8pm
$11.60 to $52.48
melbourne.beerfestivals.com.au

44th Port Fairy Folk Festival
Over the Victorian Labour Day weekend in March, the beautiful and historic coastal town of Port Fairy hosts over 100 acts from across the globe to perform at the festival.
Port Fairy
6 to 9 March
$85 to $295 (U12 free)
portfairyfolkfestival.com

Inverloch Jazz Festival
Enjoy a full weekend of jazz music across five venues in the heart of Inverloch.
Inverloch
6 to 9 March
Full festival $99, day tickets $50, evening tickets $25
inverlochjazzfestival.com  

Upstream, Festival of Art + Culture
Upstream is an arts and culture festival putting a spotlight on local talent and bringing the community together. The festival is family-friendly, has lots of free activities and is accessible to all, creating experiences that people can share across generations.
Albury-Wodonga
6 to 9 March
upstream.org.au

Zoo Twilights 2020 - Music Against Wildlife Extinction
Packing a punch, this year’s genre-spanning program will welcome artists including ICEHOUSE, Missy Higgins, Mavis Staples, Randy Newman, The Cat Empire and many more. Zoo Twilights invites concert-goers to pick a spot under the stars on Melbourne Zoo’s lawns for an unforgettable night of music, and enjoy the Taste of Twilights, a huddle of some of the city’s best food trucks and pop-up bars, serving brews, snacks and street food. Zoo Twilights is an all-ages event.
Zoos Victoria, Elliott Ave, Parkville
Every weekend until 7 March, access from 5.30pm
From $49.20
zootwilights.org.au

Minelab Wedderburn Detector Jamboree
Senior and junior Gold Panning competition, Junior detector token hunt, whole town garage sale, live entertainment Saturday evening. Senior detector token hunt Saturday and Sunday.
Hard Hill Tourist Reserve, Wilson St, Wedderburn
7 and 8 March
Free for non-participants. Senior Token Hunt $50 (for both days)
wedderburn.vic.au

Sale Music Festival/Picnic on the Green
A free event for the whole family, featuring a wide selection of local musical talent, free creative and music activities for children, as well as food and refreshments provided by local service clubs.
Sale Botanical Gardens, Guthridge Parade
7 March, 11am to 7pm
Free entry
salemusicfestival.com.au or 0407 965 313

Steamfest
Hosted by the Melbourne steam traction engine club, come see machinery in action. There are Tractor and Miniature train rides plus a large private collection of machinery from Yesteryear that you can see in full operation.
1200 Ferntree Gully Rd, Scoresby
7 to 9 March, 10am to 5pm
Adult $15, child $5, family $35
melbournesteam.com.au

Bellarine Agricultural Show
A traditional country show reflecting old-fashioned country values. There truly is something for everyone! Highlights on the day are the tractor/trailer rides, tractor selfies, pony rides, animal farm, hay roll and gumboot toss competitions. Providing an important forum for the rural community to gather together to showcase their wares, share their skills and educate the wider community. An extensive array of produce, art and handcrafts on display throughout and demonstrations, from sheep-shearing to lace-making.
Portarlington Recreation Reserve, Cnr Sproat St and Boat Rd
8 March, 9am
Adult $10, senior & U16 $5, U5 free, family $25 (2x3)
bellarineshow.com.au

Taradale Mineral Springs Festival
A family friendly event featuring a range of local food and wine producers, live music, African drumming workshops, free face painting and more.
Taradale Mineral Springs Reserve, Old Calder Hwy
8 March, 10am to 4pm
Adult $5, U15 free
taradalewine@gmail.com

Brunswick Music Festival 2020
Various Brunswick locations
9 to 22 March
brunswickmusicfestival.com.au

The River Folk Festival 2020
Warburton will again be transformed into a colourful and lively hub of music, arts and cultural activity. The 3-day festival features amazing local, regional, national, and international folk music performers, playing across multiple venues and stages throughout the town.
Warburton Arts Centre, 3409 Warburton Hwy, Warburton
13 to 15 March, Fri 5pm to 11pm, Sat 10am to 11pm, Sun 10am to 5pm
From $40 to $100 + BF, U15 free (with adult). 100% of BF is donated to Yalari Indigenous Education Scholarships.
theriverfolkfestival.com

From Picture to Page And Beyond - Bendigo Papercrafts Show
See the latest products in action with demonstrations by our talented crafters, play with free Make & Takes, or do a Mini Class, and buy craft supplies and materials for your latest projects or just to stock up!
Kangaroo Flat Primary School, Olympic Parade, Kangaroo Flat, (entry off Freeman St)
14 and 15 March, 9am to 4pm (Sun 10am)
$10 entry
frompicturetopageandbeyond.com.au/bendigo

Herb & Chilli Festival
Australia’s Hottest weekend.  There will be many different food styles to tempt the taste buds especially catering for ‘chilliheads’. There will also be cooler dishes for those who love exotic and tasty food but not entirely into ‘heat’! Competitions, cooking demos, plants for sale and Free KidsZone including donkey rides, animal farm, face painting and jumping castle.
125 Quayle Rd, Wandin
14 and 15 March, 10am to 5pm
Adult $26, concession $20, U16 free
herbchillifestival.com.au

Burnside Village Annual Fete and Garage Sale
Huge garage sale, homemade cakes, craft, books, accessories stall, spinning wheel, raffle, Devonshire teas, sausage sizzle and much more.
16 Nicol Ave, Burnside
15 March, 9am to 3pm
Free entry
03 8361 0499

Fromage a Trois Cheese Festival
Fromage a Trois Cheese Festival is the ultimate cheese-lover’s day out and is returning to the glorious Werribee Park and Mansion. Celebrating artisan cheese producers and knowledgeable cheesemongers, Fromage a Trois is a chance to meet the makers, find out more about how the cheese you love is made or discover a new favourite.
Werribee Park and Mansion, K Rd, Werribee
22 March, 11am to 6pm
$43 + booking fee ($33 early bird)
wyndham.vic.gov.au/whats-on

M-Pavilion 2019
Bringing together over 500 guests from across Australian and international cultures, this outdoor cultural hub's program comprises over 400 free events, including talks, workshops, performances, kid-friendly experiences, community projects and installations.
Queen Victoria Gardens, St Kilda Rd
Until 22 March
Free
mpavilion.org

Ecotopia Earth Festival 2020
Ecotopia Earth Festival is a FREE Community Festival, celebrating sustainable living and community.  Ecotopia is leading the way in sustainable festivals.
Yarra Junction Parklands
24 March, 10am to 4pm
Free entry
ecoss.org.au

Westernport Quilters Quilt Show
Parking at rear, quilt raffle, merchants mall, light refreshments.
Tyabb Community Hall, 1535 Frankston-Flinders Rd, Tyabb
28 and 29 March, 10am to 5pm (4pm Sun)
$8 entry
westernportquilters.org

Summertime Social
Melbourne's biggest rooftop playground at Federation Square's Skyline Terrace with lane games, communal lawn, food and drinks.
Skyline Terrace, Federation Square
Until 5 April
Free entry
summertimesocial.com.au