Things to do around Victoria


Dialogue in the Dark
Dialogue in the Dark™ is an immersive experience in total darkness through which, led by blind guides,
guests interact and communicate relying solely on their other senses.
Harbour Town Melbourne, Level 1, 29-31 Star Crescent, Docklands Melbourne
Opens 2 Jun, ongoing

Scarf Festival “Galaxies”
A textile journey to infinity and beyond
26 Moorabool Street, Geelong
2 Jun–27 Aug

Accessories at the Stonehouse Gallery
Add your personal touch to glam up your outfit or home with beautiful handmade accessories.
Stonehouse Gallery, 103 Yarra St. Warrandyte.
Until 30 Jun, open daily 10am-5pm.

Larissa Tandy Tour
Australian musician Larissa Tandy tour in support of her album The Grip, following its release in April.
30 Jun at Baha, Rye
2 Jul at The Gasometer, Melbourne

Glorious Glass
Stonehouse Gallery 103 Yarra St Warrandyte
Until 31 Jun

Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Award
Shepparton Art Museum, Victoria
17 Jun-13 Aug
Free entry

FourPlay String Quartet
With a rock band-style energy, the ensemble’s repertoire covers the likes of
Jeff Buckley, the Beastie Boys, Radiohead and Charles Mingus.
Hawthorn Arts Centre, 360 Burwood Rd.
30 Jun, 8pm


Open Day at The Embroiderers Guild
Demonstrations of embroidery techniques taught at the Guild.
170 Wattletree Road, Malvern.
1 Jul, 10am-1pm

The Groovin’ Easy Orchestra
Winter Ball “Christmas in July” two course meal and performance
Bentleigh Club
1 Jul, from 7pm
Bookings essential:

Winter Wonderlights Christmas in July

Sovereign Hill, 3 Bradshaw Street, Ballarat
The ‘Winter Wonderlights’ show will start each evening after 5.45pm
1-30 Jul, daily from 10am

Heidelberg Symphony Orchestra: Metamorphosis
Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar School Performing Arts Centre – corner Upper Heidelberg Rd and Noel St, Ivanhoe
Tickets $46 ($43 conc, $15 kids)
1 Jul, 8pm and 2 Jul, 2:30pm

Reserve Forces Day Parade
Shrine of Remembrance Melbourne.
2 Jul, 10am-1pm
Enquiries: 0417 979 826

Melbourne Youth Orchestras presents New Worlds
Melbourne Recital Centre, 31 Sturt Street, Southbank
Tickets $22 – $29 (booking fees apply)
2 Jul, 2.30pm

Tocumwal Winter Swap Meet
Show n’ Shine, full catered
Tocumwal Football Ground
Sites $15, public and cars $5
2 Jul, opens 6am site holders, 7am for public
Enquiries: Eric 0427352171

2017 Melbourne Magic Festival
Melbourne Magic Festival has established itself as one of the world’s greatest family festivals.
Tickets from $10
3-15 Jul

Imagined Worlds
This exhibition investigates themes of storytelling, mythology, fairytales and fantasy addressed
in the artworks of major Australian artists.
Glen Eira City Council Gallery, corner Glen Eira and Hawthorn Roads, Caulfield
Until 9 Jul

Island Whale Festival
A celebration of the annual whale migration with a range of free activities celebrating
Phillip Island’s natural environment.
7-9 July

“Strictly Quilts” Exhibition
A combined display of quilts from the quilters of the Rural City of Wangaratta
St Bernard’s School Hall, Williams Rd, Wangaratta
Entry: $5.00
7-16 Jul, 10am-5pm
Contact: Frances 0417 158 220

Yarragon Charity Book Fair
Yarragon Public Hall, Campbell St. Yarragon
Entry by Gold Coin Donation. All proceeds to Yarragon Fire Brigade
8-9 Jul

Stitched Up Textile Festival
Go to Stitchy Central, gallery 2, Wangaratta Art gallery, to get details of all the textile
exhibitions and events on show. Various locations in and around Wanagaratta
8-16 Jul

Whitehorse Orchestra - How to Train Your Dragon
Mooroolbark Community Centre, Mooroolbark
9 Jul, 1pm and 3pm

ECOCITY World Summit Melbourne
In July 2017 Melbourne will host the ECOCITY World Summit. Our focus will be Changing Cities: Resilience and Transformations,
highlighting the need to deploy expert knowledge – academic, professional, civic – to make cities resilient in the face of rapid
12-14 Jul

Opera Australia - The Magic Flute
Mooroolbark Community Centre, Mooroolbark
13 Jul, 11am and 2pm

Live Michael Jackson Concert Experience
The King of Pop Show, Starring TJ is back in Melbourne one show only.
Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne
15 Jul, 8pm

The Handmade Show
The crafters' and artisans' market
164 Neerim Rd Glen Huntly, Melbourne
15 Jul, 10.30am-3.30pm

Tea Cosy Competition & Exhibition
Wonderful tea cozies created by local knitters
Warratina Lavender Farm, 105 Quayle Road, Wandin Yallock
Proceeds to cancer research, gold coin donation
15-23 Jul, 10am-4pm

Melbourne Ensemble
Burrinja, Upwey
16 Jul, 2pm

Melbourne Women's Choir join instrumentalists from the Stonnington Symphony to present a choral feast to delight!
Good Shepherd Chapel, 1 St Heliers St, Abbotsford
22 Jul, 8pm

Growing Friends Winter Sale
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Cranbourne
Plant list available 1 week prior to sale
22-23 Jul, 10am-4pm

Jazz in July
Featuring the "Hot B Hines" in Charlton's historic Art Deco theatre
The Rex Theatre, High Street, Charlton
23 Jul, 1:30pm

Nunawading Market
Arts, craft and produce. Over 80 stalls, free event
Whitehorse Civic Centre, 379 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading
23 Jul, 9am-2pm

The Australian World Orchestra has established itself as one of the most exciting
orchestral initiatives, dazzling audiences in Australia and overseas.
Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne
29 Jul

Pakenham 14th Annual Antique and Collectables Fair
Cardinia Cultural Centre, Lakeside Boulevard, Pakenham
Admission $5, children free
In aid of the 4C’s crisis relief centre
29 Jul, 9am-4pm

Ford Flathead Festival
Annual car show day for all Ford enthusiasts, open to cars from 1903 to 1962 (Flathead era).
Refreshments available or BYO.
Caribbean Gardens and Market
30 Jul, 10am-2pm

Scheherazade - Complete!
James Tatoulis Auditorium - MLC Kew
The Australasian Orchestra under conductor Robert Dora will also perform Rossini's
Thieving Magpie Overture and a Bates Symphony.
30 Jul, 2pm

Liberace and Friends – Adam Przewlocki
St David’s Church, 1111 Doncaster Road, Doncaster East
$25 adult, $20 concession, Students $10
Delicious afternoon tea included
30 Jul, 2pm
9842 4115

Brahms' German Requiem
The Star Chorale presents this beautiful work, led by Dr Kathleen McGuire, with soloists Shauntai Batzke and Lucas de Jong.
Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne.
30 July


Native Seduction exhibition
Botanical Illustrators are having an exhibition of plants and pollinators.
Cranbourne Gardens, Cnr Ballarto Road and Botanic Drive (off South Gippsland Fwy)
1-31 Aug, daily 9am to 5pm

Art on the page
Noel Shaw Gallery, Baillieu Library, University of Melbourne
3 Aug-14 Jan

Melbourne teapot exhibition
Stonehouse Gallery, 103 Yarra St, Warrandyte
4-15 Aug, open daily 10am-5pm

Pakenham Swap Meet
Pakenham Football Ground, Old Princes Hwy, Pakenham
Sites $25, public $5 entry
6 Aug, 8am-1pm
Enquiries 0428 394 249  

Jerry Seinfeld’s Australian tour
Hisense Arena, Melbourne
6-8 Aug

Forever Crazy Cabaret
The Palms at Crown Melbourne
8-20 Aug

Bendigo Stamp Fair
Stamps, coins, banknotes, postcards and other collectables on sale. Valuations and appraisals.
St Andrews Uniting Church Hall, 24 Myers St Bendigo
Free Entry
12 Aug, 10am-4pm

Waverley Bonsai Group Annual Show
Mount Waverley Community Centre, cnr Stephensons Rd & Miller Cres
12 Aug, 10am-4.30pm
13 Aug, 10am-4pm
$5.00, children U16 free.
Enquiries: Bruce 0431 773 446

Discovering Dobell exhibition
TarraWarra Museum of Art, 311 Healesville-Yarra Glen Road, Healesville
Until 13 Aug

Round She Goes
Award-winning indoor fashion event held just three times per year and features 60 different
stalls selling women’s pre-loved designer clothing and quality vintage fashion.
Coburg Town Hall, 90 Bell St Coburg 3056
Entry $2, free parking
13 Aug, 10am-3pm

Camellia and Garden Show
Mount Waverley Community Centre Complex, 47 Miller Crescent
19-20 Aug

Love Letters by A.R. Gurney
Cathouse Players, Kyneton Masonic Centre
19, 20, 26, 27 Aug
$25-$20 tickets

Twenty Melbourne Painters Society Inc. 99th Annual Exhibition
Glen Eira City Council Art Gallery, Cnr. Glen Eira & Hawthorn Roads, Caulfield
Free entry
Opening night: 22 Aug, 6.00pm, then daily 23 Aug-10 Sept, 10am-5pm

Art Beyond the Divide
With GOTAFE, Wallis Street, Seymour
25-27 Aug

Melbourne Orchid Spectacular
Boxhall Pavilion, KCC Park, 655 Western Highway, Skye
Adults $ 10.00, Children under 15 free
25-27 Aug, Friday to Sunday 9am-4pm

An annual cycling event aimed at raising awareness and funds for the KIDS Foundation injury prevention and recovery programs. Most specifically, the Burn Survivors’ Network.
Begins at Coffs Harbour and concludes in Noosa. 
26 Aug -  1 September
Registration now open:

Bright and Modern Quilt Exhibition
Peninsula Community Theatre, 91Wilsons Road, Mornington
Entry $7 refreshments available
26-27 Aug, from 10am

Model Train Show
Victoria’s premier model railway show
Caulfield Racecourse, Station Street, Caulfield
$15, accompanied U16 free
26-27 Aug, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm

Arias & Anecdotes
Featuring Caroline Vercoe and John Bolton-Wood AM
St David’s, 1111 Doncaster Rd, Doncaster East
Tickets include afternoon tea
27 Aug, 2pm
9842 4115

Telemann and Handel
The Melbourne musicians with Anne-Harvey Nagl on violin and Anne Gilby on oboe, celebrate the 250th Anniversary of Telemann’s death.
St Johns Southgate
Tickets $25 to $50
27 Aug, 3pm

Daffodil Festival at St Peter’s Church
Cnr McCartin & Bruce Sts Leongatha 3953
Free entry
31 Aug-2 Sep, 10am-4pm


The Jews of Greece exhibition
From Greek food to music, film screenings and opportunities to meet the creatives, be prepared to immerse yourself
in this remarkable Mediterranean Jewish culture and history.
Until 3 Sep

The Scots Church Melbourne International Organ Series
Featuring international musicians across 11 concerts.
The Scots’ Church Melbourne, Cnr Collins and Russell St, Melbourne
Early Sep-early Oct
Entry by donation

25th Annual Gem and Jewellery show
Sunraysia Masonic Hall, 15th Street (Calder Hwy) Irymple
2-3 Sep (Sun 9am-6pm and Sun 9.30am-4.30pm)
Enquiries Hellyn 0408 502 340

Teddy Tahu Rhodes in Concert
Teddy Tahu Rhodes International bass baritone singing at the beautiful St Mary's church
St Mary's Church Main Street Bairnsdale
Tickets: $45 Allocated seating
9 Sept at 8pm and 10 Sept at 2pm
Box Office

Dandenong Swap Meet
Dandenong Showgrounds, Bennet Street, Dandenong
Sites $25, public $5 entry
17 Sep, 8am-1pm
Enquiries 0428394249 or

Waverley Gem Club Exhibition and Gem Show
Jewellery, gemstones, crystals, rocks, minerals and fossils on display and for sale
Brandon Park Community Centre, 645 Ferntree Gully Road, Glen Waverley
23–24 Sep, 10am-5pm
Enquiries 0402 230 709

Quilt-In "Bags Of Fun" 2017
BYO mug and lunch, coffee and tea provided. Items for "show and tell", current sewing
project and coins for raffles and surprises! Guest Speaker is Nicole Mallalieu.
Masonic Hall, 840 Mt. Alexander Rd, Moonee Ponds
Entry: $10
23 Sept, 10am-4pm

Sheep and Woolcraft Field Day
Pakenham Hall, Cnr John and henry St, Pakenham
Entry: $5, Under 16 free
24 Sep, 9.30am-3pm
Enquiries: 0479 191 275

Jindivick and Narkoojee Sculpture Show
Gippsland's largest sculpture show, with pieces on display.
Until 30 Sept in Narkoojee Wines, Glengarry


Pomonal Native Flower Show
A spectacular display of over 300 native flowers with a special Rutaceae Family display.
Native plants and books for sale and refreshments available. Open gardens too!
Pomonal Hall, Halls Gap/Ararat Rd, Pomonal
Adults $5, children FREE
7-8 Oct

Geelong Swap Meet
Beckley Park, Corio
Sites $25, public $5 entry
8 Oct, 8am-1pm
Enquiries: 0428 394 249

Textile Bazaar
Visit the Guild for their annual Textile Bazaar. Grab a bargain, yarn, fibre, books, wheels and looms.
655 Nicholson Street, Carlton North
14 Oct, 10am-2pm

50th Anniversary GEMFAIR
Stalls and displays, including the replica "Hand of Faith" nugget on loan from
Museum Victoria and children's activities.
Adults $4, Children under 16 Free
Moorabbin Senior Citizens Hall, 964 Nepean Hwy
14 Oct, 9am-5pm
15 Oct, 9am-4.30pm

Australian Native Plant Sale and Flower Show
Leongatha Recreation Reserve
South Gippsland Historical Automobile Club Pavilion
14-15 Oct, 10am-4pm
Enquires: Coral 5664 2221

Elegance of Embroidery
Peninsula Community Theatre, Cnr Nepean Highway and Wilson Road Mornington
Entry $5
28-29 Oct, 10am-5pm


Bluegum Quilters  Exhibition
St James Church, Cnr Pender & Newcastle Sts, Thornbury
Craft stall and refreshments, $5 admission
11 Nov, 9am-3.30pm
Enquiries: Heather 0414 807 871

18th Morris Minor National Rally
Entry fees apply
17-19 Nov, Bendigo
Also concourse judging and the day of the Morris Minor judging and display at Caribbean Gardens, Scoresby
19 Nov, 9am


Pakenham Swap Meet
Pakenham Football Ground, Old Princes Hwy, Pakenham
Sites $25, public $5 entry
10 Dec, 8am-1pm
Enquiries: 0428 394 249