Things to do around Victoria


Drawn from one of the largest collections of historical propaganda posters in the world, the Australian War Memorial, Propaganda presents some of the key poster designs used to engage wide social action and response over the 20th century.
Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Civic Reserve, Dunns Road
20 April to 8 July, Tuesday–Sunday 10am-5pm.

Bright Autumn Festival
10 day celebration of autumn colours and produce
27 April to 6 May

Plate Up Ballarat
A new annual food festival for Ballarat, featuring local growers, producers, venues, beer and wine.
Various locations
1 to 31 May

Rocky Road Festival
Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery, 35 Old Healesville Road, Yarra Glen
1 to 31 May
Free entry

High Country Harvest
Beechworth to Rutherglen, Bright to Mansfield: more than 50 events in village cafes, restaurants, wineries and farms.
4 to 20 May

The Great Trentham Spudfest
The 11th annual Spudfest recognises Tentham’s potato-growing hertitage and features activities for all ages, including a petting farm, music and entertainment.
Various locations
5 May, 10am-4pm
Free entry

Surrey Hills Orchestra 
Swan Lake Suite. Conducted by Marie Louise Wright
MLC Barkers Rd, Kew 
5 May, 7:30pm   

Upwey Fire Brigade 50th Annual Jumble Sale
Upwey Fire Station, Main St. 
5 May, 9am to 3pm
Free Entry

Autumn Art Show
Presented by The Glenroy Art Group.
Pascoe Vale Community Hall, 7 Prospect Street
5 to 6 May, 10am to 4pm
Free entry

Sunbury Art Society Annual Art Show
Boilerhouse Art Gallery, V.U.T. Jacksons Hill
Opening 4 May, 7.30 pm. $15 admission
5 to 6 May, 10am to 4pm
Free entry
0414 983 149

Clunes Booktown Festival
Celebrate books  and the big ideas that come from them. The Festival is turning the stereotype of rural towns on its head: from slow, dusty and dry to a hub of ideas and the arts. Headline authors this year include Richard Flanagan, Jaclyn Moriarty and many more
5 to 6 May

The Wizards Book Fair
Thousands of books, magazines, comics and records.
Messengers Hall, 235 Lydiard Street North, Soldiers Hill
5 to 6 May

Great Alpine Arts Trail
Drive the Great Alpine Road from Ensay to Omeo/Benambra, visiting artists’ studios and galleries, and sampling local food and wine.
5–6 May

Kalorama Chestnut Festival
Aside from an abundance of chestnuts, the festival will include a silent disco, gourmet food, artisan beer and mulled wine.
Kalorama Reserve
6 May, 10am-4pm

Beechworth Drive Back in Time
Display of over 250 cars, bikes and engines. All over 25 years old.
Ford St, Beechworth
6 May 
Public entry free. Entries $5  

Wicked Dessert Festival
Demeonstration kitchen and dessert competition showcasing the industry’s best.
Prahran Market, 163 Commercial Road, South Yarra 
6 May, 10am to 4pm

Keilor Rotary Car and Bike Show 
Keilor Hotel, Cnr Arabin Sy and Old Calder Hwy
7 May, 9am to 1:30pm
Exhibitors $20, spectators $5

Classic stories on film
Featuring classics such as The Wizard of Oz and The NeverEnding Story.
The Memo, 235 Maroondah Hwy, Healesville
9 to 10 May
Tickets: $13.50 adult, $11.50 concession, $8 for children under 15

Stonnington Jazz
Performances from a variety of Australian artists based in Melbourne, interstate and internationally, and features a combination of established names and new talent.
10 to 20 May 
Various locations

Moama Antique and Collectable Fair
Antiques, fine china, decorative arts, glass, Australian pottery, ceramics and collectables
Moama Bowling Club, 6 Shaw Street
11 May, 6pm. 12 to 13 May, 10am
Entry $5

Good Beer Week 
More than 300 events at 180 venues, including live music, meet the brewer events and introductory classes for those new to the beer scene.
Various locations around Melbourne and regional Victoria
11 to 20 May
Various entry fees depending on the event. Some events are free.

Annual Rally
Held by Apsley Vehicle And Machinery Preservation Society. Working displays of vintage farm machinery, hand shearing demonstrations, crafts, working dogs and horses.
$5 entry
Old Apsley Racecourse, corner of Wimmera Hwy and Racecourse Rd
13 to 14 May, 9am  

Travel Photography Exhibition
A collection of photos by The Melbourne Camera Club members representing the theme ‘Travel’.
The Melbourne Camera Club Gallery, cnr. Ferrars and Dorcas Sts., South Melbourne
Opening 17 May at 8pm, exhibition runs 19 to 20 May, 11am-5pm.
Free entry

Warragul National Photographic Exhibition 
Showcasing works from the best amateur photographers from across Australia. 
The Warragul Downtowner, 55-57 Victoria Street
18 to 21 May
Entry by gold coin donation

Life Changes - Art works by MAGnet
17 artists exhibiting paintings, sculpture, ceramics and more. Opening 18 May, 2pm to 4pm
Art Trax Gallery, 30 Pratt St, Beaufort
18 May to 25 June, Friday to Monday, 10am to 4pm

Blackwood Hotel & Community 150th Celebration 
Kids activities, jumping castle, music, craft stalls, gold panning, ghosts and more.
Martin Street, Blackwood 
19 May 2018 
Free entry,

Geelong Patchwork & Quilting Guild 'Quilt In'
Club Italia, 515 Bellarine Hwy, Moolap
19 May, 10am–4pm
Entry $10, 0411 308 145

Great Ocean Road Running Festival
The course stretches from Lorne to Apollo Bay, with seven distances ranging from the 1.5km to the 60km.
Lorne and Apollo Bay
19 to 20 May
Entry fee varies for each distance

Riviera Quilters 14th biennial quilt exhibition 
Featuring work by local quilters, quilt shops, trading boutique, rrefreshments and light lunch
Nova Hall, West Bairnsdale Primary School, Cooma Street
19 to 20 May, 10am to 4pm. Gala Opening 18 May, 7pm
Opening night tickets $20, daily entry $5

Tea Cosy Festival 
The festival’s theme is inTEAnational and will highlight the many cultures where the making and taking of tea are symbols of hospitality
Fish Creek 
19 to 27 May  
Entry $5.00

Secondhand Book Fair
Special appearances by Snow White, Peppa Pig & Elmo.
St Bernard’s Church, Reynolds Road, Belmont, Geelong
20 May, 8am-2pm
Free entry

The RACV Benalla and District Classic Car and Motorbike Tour 
25 May, 9am to 5:30pm
Bookings: 03 5762 1749

Autumn Festival of Orchids
Shepparton Harness Racing Club, Melbourne Rd, Kialla
26 to 27 May
Entry $5.00 
0417 923 874,

42nd Historic Winton 
Australia’s longest running, all-historic car and bike race meeting 
Winton Motor Raceway
26 to 27 May
Tickets at venue

Antiques, Retro and Collectables Fair
10th annual Rotary Fair with over 30 stallholders offering a wide range of goods for sale.
Mont Albert Primary School, Barloa Rd
26 to 27 May, 10am to 4pm 
Entry $6, children enter free

Pakenham swap meet 
Pakenham Football Ground, Old Princes Hwy
Selling sites available on the day $25 from 6:30am
27 May, 8am to1pm 
Public entry $5

Frankston Symphony Orchestra and the Mornington Peninsula Chorale
The Creation by Joseph Haydn
Frankston Arts Centre
27 May, 2.30pm 

A Pinot Affair 
A celebration of the region’s finest Pinot Noir with over 20 local producers in attendance.
Little Malop Street and Shorts Place, Geelong
27 May 2018, 11am to 4pm
Tickets: early bird $30, regular tickets $35   

Ripponlea School Fete
Theme is ‘The Greatest Fete’. Variety of stalls, rides and food
Carrington Grove, East St Kilda
27 May, 10am to 3pm
Free entry

Italian Wine + Food Festival
Peruse over 200 Italian wines organised by the region in the Wine Zone or head over to the Italian market. The event will feature plenty of mouth-watering activities and exhibitors, including 400 Gradi and Trattoria Emilia.
Royal Exhibition Building - Carlton Gardens
27 May, 10am-6.30pm
Tickets from $20, kids enter free


Grandmothers Exhibition
Featuring stories of grandmothers from across Melbourne in five extraordinary exhibitions, Multicultural Museums Victoria presents its inaugural joint project - Grandmothers.
Chinese, Hellenic, Jewish, Islamic Museums and Museo Italiano
6 May to 5 August
Free entry

Three Palettes: Bailey, Masin and Roberts
A diverse collection of new works by three Gippsland artists, Pauline Bailey, Helen Masin and Ken Roberts
The Gallery at City Library, 253 Flinders Lane
30 May to 29 June
Free entry

The Wildlife Art Society of Australasia
Linden Gate gallery in Yarra Glen
1 to 25 June, open Friday to Monday, 10am to 5pm
Enquiries 0418 851 819

Melbourne International Jazz Festival
Melbourne embraces the spirit of jazz in this world-class festival, featuring late-night art parties and some of the modern masters of jazz.
Various venues around Melbourne
1 to 10 June

Town Hall Crawl
Regional Centre for Culture is hosting nine free singing workshops in regional town halls in Baringhup, Bullarto, Clunes, Creswick, Dunolly, Glenlyon, Lyonville, Maldon, Maryborough and Talbot. There will be the chance to test their newly tuned pipes with a public group performance on Saturday June 30 at Maryborough Town Hall. 
2, 16, 30 June

Whitehorse Orchestra 
The Pied Piper of Hamelin. A children’s concert featuring visuals, music and storyline. 
Kingswood College, 355 Station Street, Box Hill
2 June, 2pm and 3:30pm

Sing Australia Camberwell Annual Concert
St John’s Anglican Church, 552 Burke Road, Camberwell
2 June, 2pm
Entry $10, concessions $8, free entry for children under 12  

Warragul Stamp and Coin Fair
Presented by The Warragul Philatelic Society. Swap, sell stamps, coins and collectibles
Exhibition Hall, Howitt Street
2 June, 9am to 4pm
Free entry

Quilt Exhibition 
'Birds of a Feather' Quilt Show presented by Waverley Patchworkers. Quilts and textile art on display, refreshments and traders. 
Mulgrave Community Centre, 355 Wellington Road
2 to 3 June, 9am
Entry $8

The Creators Collective Makers Market
Showcasing Gippsland and surrounds finest makers, creators and produce
Larder Park
3 June
$3 car parking donated to a local charity

Exhibition: Ceramica
Stonehouse Gallery, 103 Yarra St, Warrandyte
2 to 30 June, 10am to 5pm

The Night Market
Melbourne’s original winter night market will return in 2018 with a dazzling program of global eats, live entertainment and shopping
Queen Victoria Market, Queen St & Therry St
6 June to 29 August, every Wednesday night
Free entry

Anglesea Art & Craft Show
Showcasing members' paintings, craft and painting demonstrations
Anglesea Community Hall, McMillan Street, Anglesea.
Opening night on 8 June, 7.30pm. 9 to 11 June, 10am.
Entry fees apply

Horsham East Rotary Art Fair
Horsham Town Hall
8–10 June
Entry fees apply

National Celtic Festival
Diverse line-up of artists, concerts, acoustic performances, dance and a range of workshops. 
WG Little Reserve, Portarlington, Victoria
8 to 11 June
Tickets $155 Adult Early Bird), $60 (Youth Early Bird)

Woodend Winter Arts Festival
Vibrant, traditional and thought-provoking performances and events in the heart of one of Victoria’s best food and wine regions.
Macedon Ranges
8 to 11 June

National Celtic Festival
Culturally rich music, dance and arts. The festival will host a broad bevy of talent including 11 artists from around the world. 
8 to 11 June
Tickets from $90, concession from $50

Castlemaine Jazz Festival
Four days and over 80 Bands performing at Venues (some historic) within walking distance in Castlemaine. 
8 to 11 June

Lone – The Rabble & St Martins  
Created by an ensemble of eleven children aged eight to eleven, LONE offers a glimpse into their privately constructed worlds. Presented as a performance installation, LONE is a series of short fictions that places safety, privacy, authority and the adult gaze under thoughtful investigation.
Location Arts House, 521 Queensberry Street, North Melbourne 
8 to 17 June 
Tickets $25 – $35 (plus transaction fee)

55th Steam Rally Echuca Moama 
Steam and machinery favourites, special displays of bygone days, working horses, military display, miniature railway, vintage cars, animal farm and much more.
Rotary Community Park, Rose Street, Echuca 
9 to 10 June, 9am to 4.30pm

Bi-annual Quilt Show 
Theme is ‘Oriental Reflections’
Daylesford Primary School, School Hall, Vincent Street
9 to 10 June, 10am
Entry $5 
Enquires: Carol 5348 5591, Denise 5345 6396

Heathcote Quilters Biennial Quilt Exhibition
126 High St., Heathcote
9 to 10 June, 10am to 4pm
Entry $5

Oz Comic-Con 
Superstar guests, workshops, movie reveals, the Artist Alley, Anime Station, the Comic District and the Australian Championships of Cosplay.
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
9 to 10 June

Heathcote On Show
Heathcote community and traders come together to celebrate and show off the region’s many great wineries, fine restaurants, pubs and its historic and natural attractions. Enjoy exclusive tastings, new releases, music, gourmet food at more than 30 locations across the region, including the return of Burlesque De Vine dinner show 
9 to 11 June

Pottery and Ceramic Exhibition
Macedon Ranges Potters are exhibiting their ceramic work at the Woodend Community Hub.
Forest Street, Woodend during the Woodend Winter Arts Festival.
9 to 11 June, 10am-4pm. Meet the Artists Saturday 2-4pm
Free Entry

Tatura Art Show
Victory Rotary and Community project, designed to showcase emerging and community artists and to benefit the region.
Victory Hall, Hogan St
Opening Night 8 June 8th, performance by Opera Australia Singers ($20 entry) 
9 to 11 June, 10am ($5 entry)

Trails, Tastings & Tales: In search of Australia’s most wanted wines
Participating wineries and breweries include Baileys of Glenrowan, Auldstone Cellars and Black Dog Brewery. Workshops, tethered air balloon rides, live music, winery trail and delicious food.
Glenrowan wineries & brewery 
9 to 11 June 

Bacchus Marsh Rotary Art Show
Public Hall, Main St.
9 to 11 June, 10am

King Valley Art Show 
Over 400 artworks in a diverse range of styles and mediums by local, Victorian and interstate artists.
King River Brewing, 4515 Wangaratta-Whitfield Rd
9 to 11 June, 10am to 5pm
Entry $3, free entry for children

Belgrave Fire Brigade Annual Winter Art Show
View and buy original artworks and support the Belgrave Fire Brigade. Tea, coffee and scones gold coin donation
4 Bayview Ave, Belgrave
9 to 11 June, 10am to 4pm
Free entry

Art Show
Mt Evelyn & Yarra Valley Art Society
Darron Honey Centre, 286 Maroondah Hwy, Healesville
9 to 11 June
Free entry
Enquiries: 9735 0638

Beaufort/Pyrenees Art Exhibition
Art, photography, second-hand book sale and the exhibition currently showing in Art Trax Gallery
Beaufort Shire Hall, 5 Lawrence St
9 to 11 June
Entry forms available from

Ballarat Model Railway Show 
Ballarat Specialist School Farm Campus, 800 Norman Street, Invermay Park
9 to 11 June

Loch Village Food & Wine Festival
Gourmet food, cool climate wines, cooking demonstrations, live music & children’s entertainment
Loch Railway Reserve
10 June, 10am to 3pm

Stamps, Coins & Cards Fair
Hosted by The Peninsula Stamp Club Inc.
Dromana Uniting Church Hall, corner Point Nepean Road & McCulloch Street 
11 June, 9am to 3pm
Free entry 
Enquiries: 0418 322 315

Box Hill Spinners and Weavers Exhibition
A variety of accessories, clothing and novelty items made from hand-spun fibres and hand-woven fabrics.
470 Station Street, Box Hill 
12 June (2pm to 5pm) and then daily (9.30am to 5pm) until 17 June

Euroa Village Farmers Market 
A monthly VFMA market, selling seasonal fresh produce and gorgeous crafts. Community BBQ, Live music. Free and dog friendly.
Kirkland Ave, Euroa
16 June, 9am to 1pm

RHSV Gardeners’ Day Out
Plant sales, MIFGS Hanging Basket competition, raffle prizes. Featured speakers include Jane Edmanson, Attila Kapitany and Stephen Ryan.
Deakin University, Rusden Theatre, Burwood Highway 
16 June, 9.30am
Entry $15

The Handmade Show
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
16 June, 10.30am to 3.30pm
Free entry

Geelong Doll Teddy and Craft Show  
Over 50 stalls with doll, teddy and craft paraphernalia. Craft demonstrations and catering provided. 
Geelong West Town Hall, Pakington Street
16 June
Entry fees apply, entry free for children under 5

The Latrobe Chorale
Hadyn's Mass in Time of War (Paukenmesse). Choir and soloists with keyboard, cello, timpani and trumpets. Also works by Hadyn, Mozart and Handel
Traralgon Uniting Church,19-29 Park Lane
16 June, 2.30pm
Entry fees apply

Queenscliffe Bricks
Display of LEGO creations, master classes, competitions and play area.
Point Lonsdale Primary School, Bowen Road
16 to 17 June
Entry $10, children 4-14 $6, free entry for children under 4

The New Palm Court Orchestra Cello and Piano Recital
JS Bach Sonata for Viola da Gamba No 1 in G major, Bohuslav Martinu Cello Sonata No 3, and music by Bloch, Dvorak and Schumann
East Melbourne Synagogue, 488 Albert Road
17 June, 2pm
Entry $40, $25 for students. Children 15yrs and under enter free

Maroondah Singers 50th Birthday Concert
Melba College, 20 Bretnall Road, Croydon
17 June, 2.30 pm
Enquiries: 0422 050 323

At Last – The Etta James Story
Starring legendary artist Vika Bull the show tells the story of soul legend Etta James’ turbulent life and features some of her most beloved songs
Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse
19 to 24 June

2018 Emerging Writers' Festival  
EWF is a writers’ festival with a difference that programs bold new voices to introduce the leading storytellers of tomorrow. 
Various locations around Melbourne (Loop Project Space and Bar) 
19 to 29 June  
Free and paid events  

Melbourne Cabaret Festival
Known for nurturing new talent, this festival plays in venues in the CBD and surrounding suburbs such as St Kilda, Prahran and Collingwood.
19 June to 1 July

Ramin Karimloo with special guest Anna O’Byrne
Ramin Karimloo, Broadway & West End music theatre star, will tour Australia for the first time
Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne, St Kilda Road
20 June, 8pm
Entry $65 to $160

All Saints' Tennis Club Newtown Art Show Weekend
All Saints' Hall, 113 Noble Street, Newtown, Geelong
Launch on 22 June, 7.30pm (entry $15). Continues 23 to 24 June

Australian Woodturning Exhibition
Kingston City Hall, 985 Nepean Highway, Moorabbin
22–24 June
Enquiries or volunteering opportunities: Rachelle Leaver, 0416 656 786 or Soren Grejsen, 0412 265 552.

Melbourne Gang Show
A scout & guide theatre group consisting of 140 cast ranging from 11 to 26 years performing an original play
Besen Centre, 87 to 89 Station Street, Burwood
22 to 30 June
From $18

Pop-up Orchid & Indoor Plant Sale
Hosted by Geelong Orchid & Indoor Plant Club
Christ Church Hall, Cnr Moorabool St & McKillop St, Geelong
23 June, 10am to 4pm
Entry by optional gold coin donation

Carmina Burana
Victoria Chorale sings Carl Orff’s dramatic work, arranged for two pianos and five percussionists
MLC, 207 Barkers Road, Kew
23 June, 5pm
Tickets: $25-$40

Bonsai Show
Bonsai Trees, pots, books, starters & nursery stock 
Wandin North Public Hall, Warburton Hwy Cnr Clegg Rd
23 to 24 June
Free Entry – Gold Coin Donation

The Shortest Lunch
Celebrate the Winter Solstice with the Yarra Valley’s festival of food, wine and live music  
Participating wineries across the Yarra Valley
23 to 24 June, 10am to 5pm
Entry $15 (includes entry and tastings at all participating wineries)

Exhibition: Wal Richards Wedding Photographer 
Maryborough amateur photographer Wal, whose passion was weddings, photographed hundreds of them over five decades. A selection has been chosen for the exhibition.
Central Goldfields Art Gallery, Neill Street Maryborough
23 June to 29 July. Thursday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm
Free entry

Quilt-In 2018: Celebrating the Sisterhood
Presented by Seabreeze Quilters. Guest speakers, traders, raffles and open challenge?
Williamstown Town Hall, 104 Ferguson St
30 June, 10am to 4pm
Entry $10

Sovereign Hill’s Winter Wonderlights
Faux snow, sensational wintery lights, building projections and the gingerbread man
Sovereign Hill, Bradshaw Street, Ballarat
30 June to 22 July
Entry fee: adults $61, children $27.60

Synthesizers: Sound of the Future
Explores the electronic scene in Melbourne from 1969 to 1974 and, more broadly, the evolution of the commercially produced synthesizer by Electronic Music Studios Ltd.
20 April to 9 September
Free entry

Cohuna Farmers & Makers Market
Local farm produce, handmade food & artisan craft
Cohuna Garden Park, King George St
4th Sunday of every month, 8am to 12pm. 
Free entry

Kilmore Celtic Festival
A celebration of Kilmore's early heritage through music, dance, poetry and Celtic Market
Various venues around Kilmore
29 June to 1 July
Entry fees apply    

Ballarat Native Plant Sale & Flower Show
Robert Clark Horticultural Center, Ballarat Botanical Gardens. Access Wendouree Parade & Gillies St
30 June to 1 July, 10am to 4.30pm
Entry $5

Victorian Telecommunications Museum Inc
An extensive collection of telecommunications artefacts/memorabilia from the very early days of telecommunication, including a replica of Alexander Graham Bell's telephone, to full working displays of call switching equipment. 
Open to the public on the last Wednesday of the month

Victorian Backgammon Association 
The Victorian Backgammon Association holds weekly club nights with social games and tournaments. 
The Tower Hotel, 686 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn East. 
Monday nights from 6.30pm   
Tournament entry $5. Free social games and guidance available


AFL Sunday Funday
Kids General Admission will be free on Sundays in 2018. Entertainment at the Sunday matches will also include the Woolworths AFL Playground, entertainment, giveaways and Marvel costume characters
1 April to 24 August

World premiere exhibition celebrating Lewis Carroll's timeless tale and Alice’s adventures on film.
Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Fed Square
5 April to 7 October

James Hullick: The Arbour and The Orrery 
Sound installation artist James Hullick exhibits new work accompanying the Edwin Tanner major survey – modern art through filter of the present.
TarraWarra Museum of Art, 313 Healesville-Yarra Glen Road, Healesville
12 May to 15 July 2018
Entry Fees apply

Consisting of approximately 200 key works, including masterworks by Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí and Frida Kahlo. The exhibition will be accompanied by a scholarly catalogue, a dynamic program of talks, tours and events, and the curated NGV Friday Nights programs, including live music, food and performances.
NGV International, Ground level
9 June to 7 October

Mao's Last Dancer the Exhibition: A Portrait of Li Cunxin
Exploring the incredible life of the internationally renowned ballet icon, Li Cunxin, this exhibition promises to take viewers on an inspiring journey. Visitors will gain insight into Cunxin's poverty-stricken childhood in rural China, his extraordinary journey to become and internationally renowned dancer, and his current life in Brisbane, where he is Artistic Director of the prestigious Queensland Ballet.
Immigration Museum, 400 Flinders St, Melbourne
16 June to 21 October
Free with Immigration Museum admission

Sovereign Hill’s Winter Wonderlights
This Christmas in July event will be host to a range of family activities and sights. 25 buildings will come alive with spectacular, large-scale light projections and more than 15kms of fairy lights will add a magical touch to Sovereign Hill’s garden
Sovereign Hill, Bradshaw Street, Ballarat
30 June to 22 July, from 10am daily
Tickets online:    

Family Sundays
Fun and free family activities. Get the frames focused, buttons mashing and clay animated as you get hands-on with filmmaking and animation, live video game competitions, crafty projects and more.
Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Fed Square
First Sunday of every month

“Strictly Quilts” Exhibition
A combined display of Quilts from the quilters of Wangaratta
St Bernard’s School Hall, Williams Road, Wangaratta
6 to 15 July, 10am to 5pm
Entry $5
Frances: 0417 158 22

'Annie' the musical
Presented by Leongatha Lyric Theatre
Mesley Hall, Leongatha
6 to 21 July

Yarragon Charity Book Fair
Nearly 40,000 top quality books for sale from $1 each. All proceeds to Yarragon Fire Brigade
Yarragon Public Hall, Campbell St
7 to 8 July 
Entry by gold coin donation

2018 Victorian Country Orchid Clubs Challenge
Judged orchids/stands including rare and unusual species. Plants available for purchase. 
Leopold Primary School, Cnr Bellarine Hwy & Kensington Rd
7 July (noon to 5pm) to 8 July (9am to 3pm) 
Entry $5
Sally Hunt, 0438 722 349

Myuran Sukumaran: Another Day in Paradise
The first major exhibition by Myuran Sukumaran along with a series of newly commissioned artworks by leading Australian artists. It presents the significant body of work produced while incarcerated in Bali’s Kerobokan Prison, Denpasar and during the final 72 hours of his life spent on Nusa Kambangan Island. 
Bendigo Art Gallery
7 July to 16 September

Island Whale Festival
A celebration of the annual whale migration with a range of activities and events celebrating Phillip Island’s natural environment
6 to 8 July

HTPAA Hand Tool Sale
60 tables of user and collector handtools from modern to antique, something for everyone, snacks available.
172 Neerim Road Carnegie
8 July, 9am to 12.30 pm,
Entry $5

Finders Keepers
Featuring over 250 independent art and design stalls in the world. Expect to find some lovely local makers from Melbourne, as well as talented favourites from all around Australia.
Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton Gardens
13 to 15 July $5 entry, children under 12 enter free

Quilt in
Presented by Willows Quilting group. Morning & afternoon tea supplied. B.Y.O cup and lunch
Senior Citizens Hall, Nixon St, Melton 
14 July
Entry $7,

Bastille Day French Festival
A taste of French culture in Melbourne, including live music and performances, French food masterclasses, a cinema showing classic French movies, , a kids area to amuse les petit Francophiles, a Saturday night Bastille Day Ball and much much more!
The Meat Market, 5 Blackwood St, North Melbourne 
14 to 15 July

The Melbourne Musicians with soprano Rada Tochalska play Spanish music by de Falla, Albeniz, Bizet and others
St Johns Southgate
15 July, 3pm

The Mikado 
Darebin Arts & Entertainment Centre, cnr Bell Street & St Georges Rd, Preston
19 to 22 July
Entry fees apply

Castlemaine Documentary Film Festival
Three-day festival featuring an international programme showcasing a series of fascinating worlds, the thoughtfully curated programme offers the very best in non-fiction films.
Theatre Royal, Castlemaine
20 to 22 July

Australian Wool and Sheep Show
Bendigo Showgrounds
20 to 20 July, 9am

Growing Friends winter plant sale
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Cranbourne
21 to 22 July, 10am to 4pm 

Australasian Orchestra Concert
Brahms - Symphony No. 3, Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 2 and Pertout - Sonus Dulcis. Conductor: Robert Dora.
James Tatoulis Auditorium, MLC Kew.
22 July, 2pm
Tickets and information:

Winter Blues Festival
Featuring more than 50 blues and roots performers from across the country.
Port of Echuca’s heritage precinct and surrounding venues.
26 to 29 July

Ford Flathead Festival
Open to all Ford Flatheads built from 1903 to 1962. 
Caribbean Gardens & Market, Scoresby
29 July, 10am to 2pm.      
Entry $2.50, entry $1 for pensioners and children under 13

Lionel Gell Art Awards
Presented by Sir Henry Royce Foundation of Australia. A celebration of Rolls Royce and Bentley motor cars
Sherbrooke Gallery, 62 Monbulk Road, Belgrave
Opening 28 July, 7pm
Exhibition 24 July to 12 August, 11am to 4pm (except Tuesday)
Free entry

Pakenham 15th Annual Antique and Collectables Fair
In aid of the 4C’s Crisis Relief Centre, Pakenham
Cardinia Cultural Centre, Lakeside Boulevard
28 July, 9am to 3.30pm
Entry $5, children free.

Maroondah Handicrafts Art/Craft Makers’ Market
Ringwood East Senior Citizens Hall, Laurence Grove
28 July, 11am to 3pm. Held on the 4th Saturday of each month in 2018

Open House Melbourne
Over 200 buildings around Melbourne will open their doors to foster a public appreciation for architecture. Open House will also take over the whole month with a series of talks, events, tours, screenings, performances and more.
28 to 29 July

Run Melbourne
Half marathon, 10k and 5k run. An all-out celebration of running transformation.
Event village at Federation square, finish line at Birrarung Marr
29 July

Vikings: Beyond the Legend
Over 450 artefacts come together to form the largest collection of its kind displayed in Australia. Among the rare treasures on show are the stunning skeletal remains of a Viking longship, one of the finest Thor’s-hammer pendants ever found, and Viking swords dating from 700 AD to 1100 AD.
Touring Hall, Melbourne Museum, Nicholson St, Carlton
Until 26 August


Gala Philatelic Exhibition
Held by Brighton Philatelic Society. Family day with speakers, exhibits, dealers and entertainment
Bri-Phil House, 80 Gardenvale Road, Gardenvale
5 August, 10:30am to 4:00pm
Free entry

The Association of Sculptors Annual and Awards Exhibition
Bourke Place, 600 Bourke St
6 to 24 August, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5.30pm

Bendigo Stamp Fair
St. Andrews Uniting Church Hall, 24 Myers Street
11th August, 9.30am to 3.30pm
Free entry

Waverley Bonsai Group Annual Show
Large display, sales area, demonstrations & members on site. 
Mt Waverley Community Centre, corner Stephensons Rd & Miller Cres.
11 to 12 August, from 10am
Entry $5, free entry for children under 16
0431 773 446

Camellia, Garden and Floral Art Show
Hosted by Camellia’s Victoria Inc. & Waverley Garden Club Inc.
Mount Waverley Community Centre, 47 Miller Crescent
18 to 19 August
Entry $5

Quilt In
Hosted by Bacchus Marsh Friendship Quilters.  
Bacchus Marsh Public Hall, Main Street
25 August, 10am to 4pm
Entry is $10, includes morning and afternoon tea. B.Y.O mug and lunch.

Leongatha Art and Photography Show
Over 550 works on display and for sale from local, Victorian and interstate artists.
31 August to 2 September
Mesley Hall, corner Horn and Ogilvy St
Entry $5


The Leongatha Daffodil Festival
Daffodils & Dairy theme. Includes market stalls, kids activities, food trucks & music
Bair St & Lyon St
1 September

ECOSS Spring Fest
Multicultural dance, community garden, live music, eco market, art exhibition, tiny homes, kids’ activities, Pottery Studio, beekeeping and delicious food.
77 Old Warburton Rd, Wesburn
30 September, 10am to 4pm
Entry $5 or $10 for a family pass


Biennial Quilt Show
Hosted by Bellarine Quilters and will feature a trading table, raffle quilt, demonstrations and a display of member’s quilts.
“The Mill’ at Turner Court, Portarlington
6 October to 28 October, Saturday and Sunday only, noon to 4pm
Entry fee $5 (concessions available)

Art Deco Now!
Annual Members Exhibition, Embroidery and Textile Art. Hosted by The Embroiderers Guild, Victoria
Embroidery House, 170 Wattletree Road, Malvern
6 to 20 October, 10am to 4pm,

Bacchus Marsh Flower and Garden Show
Flowers, produce, cake decorating and photography competitions and displays. 
The Public Hall, Main Street
20 to 21 October 
Entry $5