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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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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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Old Time Fun at Maze House

Go back in time at Maze House. Get lost in a traditional old hedge maze. Find all the…


18 May - 26 May

10:00am - 4:30pm

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Ballarat Tweed Ride and Fair

Ballarat’s annual Tweed Ride is a cycling event of style, at a leisurely pace through the autumn streets,…


18 May

11:00am - 4:00pm

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Look for the Red Umbrella

Embark on a journey through history as they celebrate the remarkable life of Mrs. Muller and the novel…


17 May - 26 May

12:01am - 11:59pm

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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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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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The Amazing Story of the Wardian Case

Australian Author and renowned storyteller performer Jackie Kerin and violinist musician Sarah Depasquale will be performing the story…


26 May - 26 May

Session times vary

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Stories from the Avenue of Honour

Step back in time with walking tours at 11.00am and 2.00pm, immersing yourself and the whole family in…


26 May

10:00am - 3:00pm

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Creswick Woollen Mills – The Original Recycler – Ballarat Heritage Weekend

Join the team at Creswick Woollen Mill to celebrate the Ballarat Heritage Weekend 2024. Creswick Woollen Mills –…


17 May - 26 May

10:00am - 5:00pm

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Ballarat Tramway Museum

Travel back in time through the beautiful Ballarat Botanical Gardens alongside Lake Wendouree. By riding one of the…


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The Magic Pudding: First Slice image

The Magic Pudding: First Slice

An adaptation of Norman Lindsay’s children’s classic, featuring songs, stories, slapstick and wonderful costumes. In the first slice…


18 May - 18 May

Session times vary

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Ballarat Heritage Raceday

The heritage and history of the historic Ballarat Turf Club will be showcased by various displays and interactive…


26 May

11:30am - 6:00pm

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Vintage Fashion Parade

Join in at the Tweed Fair for a vintage fashion parade, showcasing 20 outfits from private collections. Outfits…


18 May

2:00pm - 2:30pm

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A Wadawurrung Dja, Mount Buninyong and Mount Elephant Dreamtime Story – Shipping Container

Step into local Wadawurrung Artist, Jenna Olaker’s creative immersive display of the Wadawurrung dreamtime legend story of Bonan…


18 May - 26 May

9:00am - 4:00pm

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