Ballarat Heritage Weekend has ran since 2006 hosted by the City of Ballarat.
The event is a community cultural festival held annually in Ballarat as a major tourist attraction. The festival celebrates the city’s history drawing on Ballarat’s reputation as a historic Australian city.
The event has traditionally taken place on a weekend in May for two days each year in Ballarat’s CBD.
Over the years the event has include public access to selected historical buildings, vintage transport, including visits to the historic Ballarat railway station by Steamrail Victoria locomotives, vintage bus rides, double decker buses, vintage car displays, horse and cart and use of Ballarat’s preserved vintage tramway at the Ballarat Botanical Gardens, actors in period garb, architecture and history walking tours, and exhibits of private and public paraphernalia collections, theatrical performance and trade displays for heritage organisations.
The Ballarat Mining Exchange is regularly used as an exhibition space.
“The festival celebrates the city’s history drawing on Ballarat’s reputation as a historic Australian city.”Councillor Daniel Moloney
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