Heritage Festival is a 24 day celebration of the unique stories that go into making up the complex fabric of Ballarat.

Revel in the rich and complex history of Ballarat and experience the past in a contemporary way, join us as we create our own history.

Stay up to date with rescheduled events and 2022 event information here.

Welcome to the 2021 Ballarat Heritage Festival (formerly Ballarat Heritage Weekend), a hallmark event for our city which will run from Friday 7 to Sunday 30 May host to over 80 events across Ballarat. 

Over 24 days, we invite you to revel in the rich and complex history of Ballarat and experience the past in a contemporary way, join us as we create our own history. Plan your individual event itinerary using our calendar of events and experience all that is on offer. Secure your spot by booking tickets to each event as they will be sure to book out fast.  

The event highlights our UNESCO City of Craft and Folk art providing a unique look at the city’s rare trades and craft skills, the incredible architecture, streetscapes and buildings Ballarat is famous for and the people behind them.   

Take a walk through the streets of Ballarat or around Lake Wendouree and experience our City through audio tours, storytelling by film, augmented reality, talks, tours, craft and rare trade demonstrations and event offerings. Experience Ballarat Nostalgia, bringing back memories from when you were a kid, or capture the perfect photo at contemporary history selfie installations. All this exploring will make you hungry and thirsty so be sure to visit a local venue across town and indulge in Ballarat’s delicious food scene. 

There is so much to do and see this Ballarat Heritage Festival and we look forward to welcoming you and hope you enjoy exploring our iconic City and the wider Goldfields Region. 

This festival is proudly brought to you by the City of Ballarat.  



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