North Ballarat Sports Club Ballarat Gift
The Ballarat Gift meet returns to the upgraded City Oval – one of the original homes of the event – after extended periods at the Northern Oval, Eastern Oval and Wendouree’s CE Brown Reserve. A $500 purse will go the quickest heat runner – based on metres covered per second – in each of the gifts.
When: Saturday and Sunday 11am – 5pm.
Where: City Oval, Ballarat Central.
Twilight Tours: Statues of the Gardens
Find out more about the collection of amazing statues that call the Botanical Gardens home.
When: 5pm – 6pm.
Where: Ballarat Botanical Gardens, Lake Wendouree.
Ballarat Beat Rockabilly Festival
The three day Rockabilly and Rock & Roll festival will take over Lydiard street in and around the George Hotel and Laneways celebrates all things Rockabilly including the music, the fashion, the cars, the dancing and the fun!
When: Friday 6pm – Sunday 10pm.
Where: The George Hotel, 27 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat Central.
Tickets: Three day festival pass – $119, Saturday Pass – $79, Sunday Pass – $55.
Queens of the Damned at Kryal Castle
Come see the “high class horror cabaret” of the Queens of the Damned at Kryal Castle! After selling out shows across the state, the show come through to Ballarat for what is sure to be a spine chilling night of fun!
When: 7.30pm – 10.30pm.
Where: Kryal Castle, 121 Forbes Rd, Leigh Creek.
Tickets: Priority tickets – $69.50, general admission tickets – $53.12.
Brunch with the Birds
Join a Birdlife Australia expert for a discovery walk around the beautiful Mullawalla Wetland. Wear appropriate clothing and enjoy a lovely lunch at the end of the experience.
When: 8.45am – 10.30am.
Where: Mullawallah Wetlands, Cardigan.
Ballarat Farmers Market
Head over to Lake Wendouree and shop through a spectacular selection of local produce and giftware.
When: 9am – 1pm.
Where: Lake Wendouree.
Ballan Farmers Market
The community based and volunteer run, not-for-profit market hosts more than 30 stallholders placed throughout the beautiful surrounds of The Mill Cottage.
When: 9am – 1pm.
Where: The Mill Cottage, 96 Inglis Street, Ballan.
Weave your way through con’t miss stall where you just might find the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your significant other.
When: 9am – 1pm.
Where: Skipton Mechanics Hall, Anderson Street, Skipton.
Ballarat Sound meditation
Designed to relax the body, calm the mind and lift the spirit. The session includes guided meditation, a long sound journey and fully guided group toning.
When: 2pm – 4pm.
Where: Jackie Allen Yoga, 108 Lewis Street, Ballarat Central.
The Coat of Many Colours – Songs of Dolly Parton
Performed by Brooke McMullen, 23, this show will feature all your favourites, from '9 to 5', 'Jolene' and the award winning, 'I Will Always Love You'.
When: 7.30pm – 9.30pm.
Where: Wendouree Centre for the Performing Arts, 1220 Howitt Street, Wendouree.
Tickets: Adult – $59, Concession – $49, Children – $23.
The Ballarat Showgrounds will again host it’s weekly market showcasing some fantastic local curios.
When: 8am – 1pm.
Where: Ballarat Showgrounds.
Thousands of items will be up for sale during this weekends market at the Dalyesford Train Station.
When: 8am – 3pm.
Where: Daylesford Train Station.
Clunes Farmers Market
Held every second Sunday of the month, the Clunes Farmers Market has local produce including a wonderful range of meat, fruit and vegetables, cheese, wine, honey, preserves, pastries, coffee, plants, chickens and more.
When: 9am – 2pm.
Where: Collins Place, Clunes.
Chinese New Years at Sovereign Hill
The day will begin with a Chinese New Year ceremony in the Chinese Camp, followed by activities throughout the day, culminating in the Chinese Dragon and Lion Parade at 1pm.
When: 10am – 2pm.
Where: Bradshaw St, Golden Point.