Organs of the Goldfields
The Organs of the Ballarat Goldfields concludes its 2019 program with performances at Loreto College on Friday, before the final shows on Saturday and Sunday.
These include a Spanish classical guitar recital at the Wendouree Performing Arts Centre, and the Curro siblings performing as a string trio at the Mechanics Insitute.
For more details, visit the festival's website.
When: Friday – Sunday.
Where: across Ballarat
Tickets: check website
Sean Dixon at The Munster Arms
Come catch the folk/country stylings of Sean Dixon as he plays a collection of covers and original at the Munster Arms Hotel in Bakery Hill.
When: 8.30pm – 10pm.
Where: The Munster Arms Hotel, 10 Victoria St, Bakery Hill.
So Fresh 2000s night at Karova
Are you ready for a hit of nostalgia? Then get down to Karova Lounge at hear some of the best hits from the early to mid 2000s! Prizes will be up for grabs for best dressed with drink specials available across the evening.
When: 10am – 12am.
Where: Karova Lounge, 15 Field Street, Ballarat Central.
School and State rowers will take to the lake for the first Ballarat regatta of the season.
Where: Lake Wendouree.
Creswick Farmers Market
The market offers free live music and over 90 specialist boutique sites, including a variety of unique locally made goods ranging from arts and crafts to freshly made delicacies, something for everyone.
When: 9am – 1pm.
Where: Creswick Neighbourhood Centre, 19-21 Victoria Street, Creswick.
Back to School Anti Bullying Seminar for Primary School Kids
The team at Southern Cross Martial Arts will be holding a seminar to teach children how damaging bullying can be, so that they will be less inclined to bully others as part of the “Martial Artists Against Bullying” (MAAB) movement.
When: 9am – 12pm.
Where: Lucas Community Hub, 17 Coltman Plaza, Lucas.
Ballarat Beer Festival
The annual event is set to debut at it’s new location at North Gardens as thousands of beer, cider and wine lovers flock to the festival. Offering a combination of both great food and an expansive selection of beverages, it is set to be an exciting day for punters.
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When: 11am – 8pm.
Where: North Gardens, Lake Wendouree.
Tickets: $51.37 General Admission.
Victorian State Yachting Championship
Taking place over Saturday and Sunday, prepare to see some of the best yachting in the state on display on the lake! A Saturday night BBQ ticket is included in your entry fee.
When: First race 11am.
Where: Ballarat Yachting Club, Lake Wendouree.
Tickets: $5 for children, $15 for adults.
Mecha – Festival of Experimental Art
Mecha is a new and unique arts festival showcasing the best of robotic and mechanical sculpture, performance art, sound, and video art – a home for hybrid and experimental artforms.
When: 11am – 11.30pm.
Where: Corner of Aisbett Rd & Scarsdale-Pitfield Rd, Newtown.
Family Day at Buninyong Outdoor Pool
Come down for an exciting day of good-old-fashion family fun around the pool in Buninyong. There will be giant games, a fairy floss machine and a BBQ.
When: 12pm – 2pm.
Where: Buninyong Swimming Pool, Forest St, Buninyong.
Tickets: $4.20 for children, $5 for adults.
AFLW Practice game: Western Bulldogs Vs Collingwood
Can’t wait for footy to be back? Well you don’t have to wait any longer! The Dogs will take on the Pies in an AFLW match this Saturday at Mars Stadium.
When: 5pm – 7pm.
Where: Mars Stadium, Creswick Road.
Ballarat Pacing Cup
It is setting up to be an incredibly exciting evening at the Ballarat Pacing Cup, as it’s anyone’s race at this point. Food, drinks, fashion and other activities will be available across the night for those less interested on the on-track action.
Where: Ballarat Trotting Club, Bell St, Redan.
Along with the regular market, Ballarat Showgrounds will host the All Japanese Car and Bike Show from 9.30am until 2.30pm.
When: 8am – 2.30pm.
Where: Ballarat Showgrounds, Creswick Road.
Tickets: $2 entry to the car show.
Peruse through the awesome oddities and wide range of items up for sale at this weekend’s Daylesford Market at the train station.
When: 8am – 3pm.
Where: Daylesford Railway Station.
Talbot Farmers Market
Explore the stall lined streets displaying an impressive range of seasonal fruit and organic vegetables, local artisan cheese, fresh bread, local wine, gourmet oils, delicious delicacies and more. In true country farmers’ market style you will also find chickens, stockfeed, cut flowers, plants and seedlings.
When: 9am – 1pm.
Where: Heritage Precinct, Scandinavian Crescent & Camp Street, Talbot.
Summer Sundays – Week Three.
The much loved event at the Botanical gardens will come to a close with a exciting lineup of great musical talent and some fantastic food and drink options.
When: 3pm – 7pm.
Where: Ballarat Botanical Garden, Lake Wendouree.