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Festival Highlights

Monuments – Ballarat Heritage Festival image

Monuments – Ballarat Heritage Festival

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

Parrwang Lifts the Sky Victorian Opera image

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…


25 May - 26 May

10:00am - 5:00pm

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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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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

Look for the Red Umbrella – In Conversation with Geoff McArthur at the Regent Cinema image

Look for the Red Umbrella – In Conversation with Geoff McArthur at the Regent Cinema

Join in for an evening with author, Geoff McArthur, in the picturesque Regent Cinemas Ballarat as he discusses…


22 May

6:00pm - 7:30pm

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Ballarat’s Jewish Heritage

‘Ballarat’s Jewish Heritage’ is a conversation between writer and filmmaker John Safran and historian Dr Sue Silberberg. The…


23 May

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Colonial Radicalism and Democratic Equality: A public talk by Professor Marilyn Lake AO image

Colonial Radicalism and Democratic Equality: A public talk by Professor Marilyn Lake AO

Join in for a talk by one of Australia’s leading historians, Professor Marilyn Lake AO as she delves…


17 May

6:00pm - 7:00pm

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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

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

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

Ballarat Beard and Stache Competition image

Ballarat Beard and Stache Competition

Put down the razor and let the face rug grow. That’s the message from the Ballarat Beard and…


25 May

11:00am - 5:00pm

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