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.  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. 

7-30 May, 4 weekend, 3 weeks, 24 days

Ballarat Heritage Festival takes place throughout Ballarat and surrounds. Please visit www.ballaratheritagefestival.com.au or at the Ballarat Information centre to download/collect a festival Map

Ballarat Heritage Festival has a diverse range of Event offerings across the 24 days of the Festival

Heritage Festival has a mixture of events that will be always on, recurring and once off ticketed events.
Head to Ballarat Heritage Festival to view all events available and find booking links.

www.ballaratheritagefestival.com.au or at the Ballarat Information centre to download/collect a program

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.  Head to www.ballaratheritagefestival.com.au to plan your time in Ballarat.

Enjoy food offerings from venues across Ballarat’s CBD and across other Ballarat suburbs. See festival program for Food and Beverage offerings. Please not there will be no food truck offerings across the Festival.

Shop our local boutique businesses, dine at our specialty restaurants and cafes or relax in one of our trendy bars and pubs. To discover Ballarat’s award-winning attractions and unique visitor experiences check out https://www.visitballarat.com.au/ for your getaway ideas! We look forward to welcoming you. 

Ballarat Heritage Festival has worked with various event hosts and Wadawurrung and Dja Dja Wurrung People to bring various first nations offering to events across the festival. The festival will be opened with a Welcome to Country.

We are working closely with the Victorian Government and the Department of Health to deliver a COVID-Safe event for everyone.
We are working closely with the Victorian Government and the Department of Health to deliver a COVID-Safe event for everyone. At ticketed venues, the events host will be doing timed or staggered entry and managing capacities; implementing contact tracing protocols; installing sanitiser stations and physical-distancing floor marker as required.  
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