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17-26 May 2024

Ballarat’s iconic Victorian architecture will serve as the backdrop for the annual festival that explores the hidden treasures and untold stories of the region’s history and its people.

Festival Highlights

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Parrwang Lifts the Sky Victorian Opera

Among the highlights of this year’s Ballarat Heritage Festival is the vibrant performance of Parrwang Lifts the Sky,…

24 May - 25 May

Session times vary

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Craft Lab 24

Returning to the Ballarat Mining Exchange over two weekends, Craft Lab 24 marks traditional artisanal skills matched with…

18 May - 26 May

10:00am - 5:00pm

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Monuments – Ballarat Heritage Festival

Cap off your Ballarat Heritage Festival evenings by savouring globally renowned outdoor video installation. In ‘Monuments’, by Australian…

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Heritage Harvest Weekend at Sovereign Hill

Australian culinary icons Julie Goodwin (inaugural winner of MasterChef), Darren Purchese (host of The Great Australian Bake Off)…

25 May - 26 May

10:00am - 5:00pm

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Ballarat Steam Train Rides

Steamrail Victoria invites you to ride historical steam shuttles at Ballarat featuring two heritage steam locomotives as part…

25 May - 26 May

8:45am - 5:08pm

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Dog Beard and Stache Comp

Does your Pooch have a solid beard or some fancy clothes? To cap off Ballarat Heritage Weekend and…

26 May

2:00pm - 5:00pm

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Must see events

From night-time heritage walks to interactive exhibits; hands-on workshops, a tweed ride and a vintage car show, the Ballarat Heritage Festival offers exciting events and activities for the whole family.

Festival Program

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The program welcomes new and exciting exhibitions to the 2024 event.

Festival map

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Calendar of events

Plan your visit to the 2024 Ballarat Heritage Festival by viewing the full calendar of events.

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25 Armstrong Street South, Ballarat Central VIC 3350

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