Things to do around Victoria

February

Pop-up Park
Station Place will be transformed into a buzzing summer destination, with food trucks and free live music and outdoor cinema
Werribee
Until 25 February
wyndham.vic.gov.au

Commonwealth Championship Sheepdog Trials 
Handlers and their dogs come from all states to compete in the biggest trial held in Australia. Each state has their best dog represented in the 'Australian Dog of the Year' title. 
The Gardens Oval, Bourne Avenue, Port Fairy  
5–11 February  
Entry fee $5 
Enquiries: jentonryan@bigpond.com

Geelong's Best Busker Festival
A busking event held over four days. To enter send email to stevethew@ymail.com
Little Malop St Central, Moorabool St to Yarra St
6, 10 & 13 February, finals on 17 February 
Free entry
stevethew.com.au

Port Fairy Jazz Festival
120 bands in 10 venues around this historic fishing town. Featuring Traditional, Mainstream and Contemporary jazz
9–11 February
portfairyjazz.com.au

Music By The Springs
13 of Australia’s finest musicians performing six sublime concerts
Peppers Mineral Springs Hotel, 124 Main Road, Hepburn Springs
February 9–11
Weekend packages from $450 - $895
musicbythesprings.com.au
Enquiries: musicbythesprings@gmail.com

Ficifolia Art Show
Over $7500 prizes over 18 awards, an integral part of the popular Drouin Ficifolia Festival. 
Drouin Football Club Rooms, 1 Sinclair Street
9–11 February, 10am–4pm
Entry by gold coin donation
bawbawartsalliance.org.au

The Keilor Gift Athletics & Woodchopping Carnival
Athletics, woodchopping, junior races, carnival rides, fireworks display, food & drinks
Joe Brown Reserve, Old Calder Highway
10 February, 1–9pm
Enquiries: Malcolm Berg 0412 014 049

Show N Shine & Swap Meet
Hot rods, custom and classic cars, bikes, trucks and stalls
Lang Lang Showgrounds
11 February
Entry fee $5, entry free for children under 16, $5 per entrant car
Public entry from 9am
langlangshownshine.com

Torquay Motor Show
Entertainment, refreshments, memorabilia
Torquay foreshore
11 February
torquaymotorshow.com.au

Italian Festa
Food trucks, market stalls, cooking and cultural displays
Mirboo North
11 February, 11am–5pm
italianfesta.net

Werribee Park Heritage Orchard grafting day
Grafting demonstrations, orchard tours and other plant stalls. 
Homestead behind Werribee Park Mansion
11 February, 10am–3pm
Free entry. Gold coin donation for parking. 
werribeeparkheritageorchard.org.au/

In Harmony With Nature
Original paintings by Geelong artists, Margaret Muffet & Margaret Woodhead
Geelong Art Society Shearers Arms Gallery, 202 Aberdeen Street
14 February–18 March, Tuesday–Sunday 
muffetart@bigpond.com, 0417112102

Bruthen Blues and Arts Festival
Various venues will be putting on legendary local and international blues artists. You can dance the night away at the Big Blues Bash in the pub, or chill out at the blues café in the hall. Includes a variety of paid and free events over one big weekend, camping available. 
Bruthen Victoria
16–18 February 2018
bruthenblues.com.au

Bonnie Doon Music Festival
More than 20 artists over three days on three stages.
16–18 February
bonniedoonmusicfestival.com

Love + Light Wedding Festival
Showcases North East Victoria’s best venues and most creative wedding suppliers
Various locations around Rutherglen, Victoria
17–18 February
Entry fees apply
loveandlightweddingfairs.com.au

Book Fair 
Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Cnr Clarendon and Hotham Street, East Melbourne 
17–18 February 
Enquiries: 0438 087 976 

3MBS Bach Marathon
Australia’s finest classical musicians come together to present an all-day experience celebrating the works of the Bach family.  Proceeds support 3MBS Fine Music Melbourne
Melbourne Recital Centre, cnr Southbank Blvd and Sturt Street
18 February
Single tickets from $20, day passes from $150
melbournerecital.com.au

All American Car Display
Classic, vintage, veteran, hot rods and customs. Approx. 500 vehicles on display.
18 February
Gembrook Sports Ground, Belgrave–Gembrook Rd
emeraldrotary.org.au/all-american 

4WD Show
Australia’s longest running 4WD Show
Lardner Park
18 February, 9am–4:30pm
Admission $15, free entry for children under 16
vic4WDshow.com.au

Gellibrand River Blues and Blueberry Festival
A family festival celebrating Blues music, local blueberries and artistic treasures
Gellibrand River
23–25 February
Tickets: $30 adults, $70 family
bluesandblueberryfestival.com.au

David Hobson under the Stars
Barwon Heads Fine Music presents Australia's Premier Tenor singing in an outdoor setting
Thirteenth Beach Golf Club
24 February, 7pm (gates open 6:15pm)
$75/$80. Book via www.trybooking.com/SRUL

Midsummer Night Tours
Famous people interred in the cemetery include four Prime Ministers and explorers Burke and Wills. Also includes the only authorised Elvis memorial outside of America
Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton
24 February (multiple tours from 8.05 pm)
Adult, $25, Concession $20, Family $80
Bookings: www.mgc.smct.org.au

Contemporary by Nature.
Herring Island Summer Arts Festival 2018. Exploring aspects of nature in a wide range of media and art practices.
24–25 February, 3–4 March, 10–12 March, 11:.30am–4:30pm
Free entry
contemporaryartsociety.org.au

State Dahlia Show
The Victorian Dahlia Society's annual show is spectacular showcasing of a huge variety of dahlias from top growers in Victoria and other parts of Australia.
Mt Waverley Youth Centre, 45 Miller Cres
24-25 February
Adults $5, pensioners $2, free entry for children
dahliasaustralia.org.au

The Pottery Expo
A celebration of contemporary ceramics: 60 stands, demonstrations, children’s activities, live music, food and wine. 
On the riverbank cnr Webb and Yarra Streets, Warrandyte
24–25 February
Free entry
potteryexpo.com

Melbourne Begonia Society Show 2018
Displays and Sales of all types of Begonias
Moorabbin Senior Citizens Hall, 964  Nepean Hwy, Moorabbin
24–25 February, 10am
Entry $3
Enquiries: 9579 1697 or 9758 6642

Rochester Mural Festival – “Nature Her Beauty and Bounty”
Art Exhibition in the Old Court House
24 February–3 March
Enquiries: rochymuralfestival@rochester.org.au 

Rolls-Royce Owners’ Club of Australia Classic Showcase
The club will again be participating RACV Classic Showcase, with about 50 Bentley & Rolls-Royce cars from the club expected to take part
Yarra Glen Racecourse
25 February

Australasian Orchestra
Tchaikovsky, Carmichael & Verdi
James Tatoulis Auditorium, MLC Kew.
25 February, 2pm.
Tickets: www.trybooking.com/SWCY

Girgarre Soldier Settlement Unveiling
Unveiling of informative panels on gabion wall of Closer Settlement and WW1 Soldier Settlement in Stanhope North and Girgarre
25 February, 1:30–2:30pm
Enquiries: girgarrersl@gmail.com  or 0437 438 077

Flinders Quartet Collins Street Concert
A lunchtime concert in the heart of the Melbourne, performing Beethoven and Mendelssohn
174 Collins Street
27 February, 1–2pm
Standard $38, Concession $28
flindersquartet.com

Flinders Quartet
A concert program of Mozart, Mendelssohn, Beethoven, and emerging Australian composer, John Rotar
Melbourne Recital Centre Salon, cnr Sturt Street and Southbank Boulevard
28 February, 7–9pm
Entry fees apply
flindersquartet.com

March

International Women's Day Photography Exhibition
The Melbourne Camera Club is celebrating International Women's Day by holding an exhibition of prints from female photographers
Cnr Ferrars St and Dorcas St, South Melbourne
Opening night 1 March at 8pm.
Exhibition March 3–4 and March 17–18, 11am–5pm
melbournephoto.org.au

Jesus Christ Superstar, the musical
Presented by Ballarat Lyric Theatre
Wendouree Centre for Performing Arts, 1220 Howitt Street
1–11 March
Buy tickets at the door or online
wcpa.com.au

Play On: the art of sport
The exhibition brings together diverse explorations of the personal and collective significance of sport and sporting culture from some of Australia’s most accomplished artists.  
Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery
2 March to 29 April
http://netsvictoria.org.au/exhibition/play-on-the-art-of-sport/

St Anthony’s Twilight Fair 
Rides, cake stalls, entertainment, silent auction and a bar
52 Austin Street, Alphington
2 March
3:30–8:30pm
stanthonys.com.au

South East Bendigo Anglican Parish Fair
14 Keck St, Flora Hill, Bendigo
2 March, 5–7pm
southeastbendigo.com

Rhyll Wooden Boat Festival
Fun for all ages, children’s activities, live bands, classic cars and caravans, wooden boats, art show, and craft market.
Rhyll Hall Lock Rd & Beach Rd
2–4 March, from 3pm
rwbf.com.au

4x4 Expo
Exhibits will include caravans, camper trailers, camping equipment, 4WD & Off Road, food & wine, and more
Ballarat Showgrounds
2–4 March
Enquiries: 03 5794 1418    

For the Love of Ale: Longwood Beer, Wine & Cider Festival
Craft breweries, local wineries and cider makers matched with food vendors, live music and children's activities
Longwood Recreation Reserve
3 March. 2–9pm. Entry $30, entry free for under 18s
longwoodfortheloveofale.com.au

Bayles Music Festival
Free community event. Headline act: Jugularity!
Bayles Hall & adjacent park. Main St.
3 March, 12–7:00pm 
badfolk.org

Monbulk Quilt Show
Cnr Moores Rd and Main St Monbulk
$5 entry. All money raised goes to Monbulk CFA
3 March, 9:30am–3:30pm
karen@mrsmartinsquiltshop.com

Nagambie On Water
Music, dance, food and wine extravaganza with unique events like grape stomping, reel racing, lake cruises and other activities.
3 March, 9am–4pm
nagambieonwater.com.au

Art & Craft Market
Free parking, free entry, artisan products in an air-conditioned hall. 
Clarinda Community Centre
The market will be held on 3 March and the 1st Saturday of each month, 10am–2pm.   
oakheat@bigpond.com

28th Annual Craigieburn Art Show
Craigieburn Function Room, 127, Craigieburn Road West
3–4 March, 10am–5pm
Free entry
craigieburnartgroup.com

Yarra Valley CWA Group Exhibition
Warrantina Lavender Farm, 105 Quayle Road, Wandin Yallock
3–18 March, 10am–4pm
warratinalavender.com.au

Marimekko: Design Icon 1951 to 2018 
An Australian exclusive, large-scale exhibition highlighting the history and relevance of the Marimekko brand 
Bendigo Art Gallery 
3 March–11 June 
Tickets & enquiries: www.bendigoartgallery.com.au

8th IMF Classic Car Day
All cars welcome. Heaps of trophies up for grabs. Fun for the whole family, including jumping castle, animal farm, face painting and lolly bags.
Bicentennial Park, Scotch Parade, Chelsea
4 March, 10am–3pm. Gates (open at 8:30am)

Tatura Festival
Tatfest will provide fun, family entertainment for all ages. Includes food & wine, hot air balloon, variety stalls and more.
Hogan St
4 March, 10–4pm  
tatfest.com.au, info@tatfest.com.au

A Year of Madness - The Tandberg Exhibition
Contains a selection of cartoons from Tandberg’s last book and is a tribute to the Australian artist, Ron Tandberg
Media House Gallery, The Age, 655 Collins Street
5 March to April 19

Wall to Wall Festival
Twenty street artists from Australia and overseas will transform the city of Benalla.
9 to 12 March.
walltowallfestival.com

The 25th Inverloch Jazz Festival
A weekend featuring 40 Jazz bands and 200 musicians
9–12 March
inverlochjazzfestival.com

Modern Art & Photography Show
Presented by the Corinella & District Community Centre. Showcasing modern art & sculptures, mosaics, textiles & wearable art.
48 Smythe St, Corinella
9–12 March
Free entry 
cdcc@cdcc.asn.au

38th Annual Arts & Craft Exhibition
Presented by the Rotary Club of Numurkah
Numurkah Town Hall
9–12 March
numurkahartcraft@gmail.com, www.numurkahrotary.org

The Grapest 5k Run (images included)
An outdoor evening adventure. Run through the vineyards and trails of the winery at dusk, and finish the evening by enjoying fine wine and spectacular views.
Balgownie Estate, Bendigo
10 March
Tickets: grapest5krun.com.au/bendigo
balgownieestatebendigo.com

From Picture to Page and Beyond
Scrapbooking, Mixed Media Art and Papercrafts Show. See the latest products in real life, take a mini class and buy craft supplies.
Kangaroo Flat Primary School Basketball Stadium, 60-80 Olympic Parade
10–11 March
Adults $8, entry free for kids under 16

G. V. Woodworkers Show
Shepparton Eastank, Welford Street
10–11 March, 9:30–4pm
Entry $10, children enter free
secretary.gvwoodworkers@hotmail.com, woodturnersgv.com

50th Scoresby Steamfest 
Presented by Melbourne Steam Traction Engine Club. Steam, oil engines, earthmoving, vintage cars, vintage tractors and more
1200 Ferntree Gully Road, Scoresby
10–12 March, 10am–5pm
melbournesteam.com.au

Phoenix Macedon Ranges Art & Craft Exhibition  
A wide variety of arts and crafts, recycled metal assemblage, ceramics, paintings, glass art, pottery, textiles, paper-craft, jewellery, basketry.
Old Gisborne Courthouse
Opening night 9 March, 7:30pm
10–12 March,10am–4pm
Free entry
phoenixmrac.com

Model Railway, Craft & Hobbies Exhibition 
Sacred Heart College, Kyneton. Entry via New Street/Begg Street
10–12 March
Enquiries: Gary on 0408 996 541, Brian on 0427 047 411 

Taradale Mineral Springs Festival
A family friendly event featuring local food and wine producers, live music, African drumming workshops, whip cracking, free face painting and more. 
Taradale Mineral Springs Reserve, Old Calder Hwy
11 March,10am–4pm
Adults $5, entry free for kids under 15 
taradalewine@gmail.com

Gippsland Vehicle Collection Display Day
1a Sale Road (cnr Railway Pl), Maffra
11 March 2018
Entry by gold coin donation
gippslandvehiclecollection.org.au

Chryslers by the Bay Show 'n' Shine
All proceeds from the day are donated to Cottage by the Sea
Geelong Grammar School, Foreshore Rd, Corio
11 March
Terry Barker 5250 3132, Paul Allwood 0417 315 352

8th Annual Historic Vehicle Show
Vintage and classic vehicles of all types
Clunes Showgrounds
11 March, 9am–4pm
$5 entry, free entry for children
isbedford@bigpond.com

Early Holden Car Club Wangaratta 
Apex Park 
11 March 
Free Entry  
Enquiries: Lester.hilliville@bigpond.com 

Bellarine Agriculture Show
A family friendly event featuring a mechanical bull, free face painting, tractor selfies, pony rides, native animals, demonstrations, activities and vintage machinery.
11 March 
Entry fees apply
bellarineshow.com.au

Turkish Pazar Festival
Queen Victoria Market will be transformed into a Turkish Marketplace with entertainment, stalls, activities and fun for all ages.
11–12 March, 9am–4pm
Free entry
Enquiries: 0409 439 839

Goulburn Labour Day Market
Hosted by The Lions Club of Seymour
Goulburn Park
12 March, 9am–2pm

The Festival of Live Art
A thought-provoking program of works designed to enthrall, entertain and challenge. Presented by the Arts House, the festival will bring together some of the boldest artists at their experimental best.
13 – 25 March
Tickets: artshouse.com.au

Calamity Jane
Starring Virginia Gay. Presented by Arts Centre Melbourne in association with One Eyed Man Productions, Neglected Musicals and Hayes Theatre.
14–25 March
Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre Melbourne
artscentremelbourne.com.au

Kaleidoscope: Exhibition
An array of abstract acrylics and organic pastels by Mohamed Nazeer.
Highway Gallery, 14 The Hwy, Mt. Waverley
14–25 March, 12–4pm (except Mon/Tues)
Entry Free
info@picturesquearts.com.au

Quilt Show
There will be a raffle quilt, guessing competitions and quality handmade goods for sale.
Barwon Heads Community Hall, corner Hitchcock Avenue and Ozone Road
16–18 March
Entry $2, free for children under 15

Breaking Traditions: Exhibition
Contemporary and experimental embroidery and textile arts
Shearers Arms Gallery, 202 Aberdeen Street, Geelong
16 March–18 March, 10am–3pm
embroiderygeelong.org, gnorris@optusnet.com.au

Maffra Mardi Gras
Celebrating the 60th birthday of the Rotary Club of Maffra Mardi Gras. Market & food stalls, carnival rides, petting nursery, face painter and a street parade.
Johnston St, Maffra
17 March, 3–9pm
Enquiries rotaryclubmaffra@gmail.com

Quilt Show
Westernport Quilters Inc. present a display of members’ work, quilt raffle & lucky dip
Tyabb Community Hall, 1535 Frankston-Flinders Rd. Tyabb
17–18 March, 10am
Entry $5
westernportquilters.org

Kyabram Mack Muster & Vintage Machinery Rally
Displays of trucks, vintage engines, blacksmithing, sheep shearing, working machinery, vintage tractors and memorabilia.
17–18 March
Entry $5, entry free for children under 16
Enquiries: thomobarb@bigpond.com 

Lorne Sculpture Biennale 
Celebrates the best in contemporary Australian and international sculpture in a free, vibrant festival that enriches and transforms the Lorne foreshore and surrounds on the Great Ocean Road.
17 March–2 April 
lornesculpture.com

A4 Art Australia
Part of the Herring Island Summer Arts Festival.
Held each weekend from 17 March–15 April
Free entry
contemporaryartsociety.org.au

Art and Craft Show
St John the Baptist Anglican Church, Corner of Castella and Jones St, Lilydale
17 March, 10am–3:30pm
$5 entry
Enquiries: 9735 3541

Annual Autumn Show
Hosted by the Sunshine Golden Age Garden Club
Glengala Community Hall, Sunshine.
17 March, 11am–4 pm
Free entry
sunshinegardenclub.org  or 0418 543 649

The Knox Art Show
A wonderful selection of some of the best works by local and regional artists. Presented by the Rotary Club of Bayswater
Knox Art Centre, Corner of Mountain Highway and Scoresby Road, Bayswater
17–18 March
$5 entry, free entry for children and exhibiting artists
knoxartshow.org.au

Mack Truck Muster & Vintage Machinery Rally
Largest display of Mack trucks. Vintage engines, blacksmithing, working machinery, vintage tractors and memorabilia. 
Kyabram showgrounds
17–18 March 2018
$5 entry, free entry for children under 16

Peninsula in Peril
Rabbi Jonathan Keren-Black introduces the Australian Religious Response to Climate Change, with Al Gore's new film 'An Inconvenient Sequel', and discussion
Southern Mornington Peninsula Uniting Church, Murray-Anderson Road, Rosebud
18 March, 5pm
Entry (for tea) $10

Opera by the Lakes
Nyerimilang Heritage Park, 20 Cliff Road
18 March
Entry fees apply, free entry for children under 4
gsov.org.au

Yarra Vally Regional Food Group 20 Year Anniversary
Celebrities, face painters, live music, cooking demonstrations, a mobile reptile zoo, food stalls and jumping castles
Lawns at Yering Station
18 March
yarravalleyfood.com.au

Little River Primary School Country Fair
Entertainment, auctions, side show alley games, animal farm, pony rides, ice cream vans and lots more.
18 March, 10am–3pm
Free entry

Geelong Highland Gathering
Goldsworthy Recreation Reserve, Corio
18 March, 9:30am–5pm.
Entry fees apply
www.geelonghighlandgathering.or.au

Opera by The Lakes
Nyerimilang Heritage Park, Near Lakes Entrance
18 March, 12–4:30pm
Bookings: 0409 771526, discount for RACV Members
gippslandopera.org.au

HTPAA Hand Tool Sale
60 tables of user and collector hand tools from modern to antique
172 Neerim Road, Carnegie
18 March, 9am–12:30pm
Entry $5
toolsales@htpaa.org.au, facebook.com

Maroondah Symphony Orchestra
Mozart Piano Concerto No 27 - Soloist Hannah Shinn
George Wood PAC, Yarra Valley Grammar, Kalinda Road, Ringwood
18 March, 2:30pm
Enquiries: 0418 620 479
Bookings: www.trybooking.com

Herald Sun CityLink Run for the Kids
Melbourne’s most loved fun run, raising money for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal. 15.3km Super Course general entry $60, 5km Family-friendly Short Course general entry $55
Start/Finish: Kings Domain, Alexandra Avenue
18 March
runforthekids.com.au

Swanpool Swap Meet & Village Market
Local produce, live music and food stalls. Incorporating a Swap Meet, along with a Show and Shine
Albert Heaney Oval, 2426 Midland Highway
18 March
Entry fees apply
swanpoolanddistrict.com.au 

Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show 
Featuring workshops, competitions, an impressive botanical line-up and an all-around good smell. RACV members can get a discount on Early Bird tickets here.  
Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton Gardens 
21–25 March 
melbflowershow.com.au 

Dressage & Jumping with the Stars
See the best young horses and ponies of Australia compete in dressage, jumping and eventing
170 K Road, Werribee South
22–25 March
Entry $10
djwts.com.au

Exhibition: Women of Empire  
Women from Australia and New Zealand whose lives were transformed by their experience in the First World War.
Kyabram Town Hall Gallery, 199-209 Allan Street
23 March–23 April  
www.kyabramtownhall.com.auinfo@kyabramtownhall.com.au

Reimagine - the world according to children's books
A selective survey of Australian children’s literature and book illustration, showcasing some of the most acclaimed and loved Indigenous and non-Indigenous illustrators of the past twenty years
Geelong Gallery, Little Malop St
24 March to 27 May
Entry free
geelonggallery.org.au

Moonee Valley Art Show
Food, beverages, entertainment and craft stalls set in a beautiful, historic mansion
69 Woodland St, Essendon
23 March, 6.30pm - Opening Gala Cocktail Party
24–25 March - Exhibition and sales
Tickets from $5
mooneevalleyartshow.com.au

Donkey Society of Victoria Championship Show
See donkeys & mules competing in a variety of events. Day 2 will be an information and demonstration day.
Cressy Recreation Reserve, Cnr Brown & Tennant St
24–25 March
pstreef@bigpond.com

Open Houses
Five private homes of historical, design or architectural significance  
St Joseph’s School, 571 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn
25 March, 11:30–4:30 
Tickets: $20–$50
openhouses.org.au

Ringwood Highland Games
Big Scottish Festival with pipe bands and dancing 
E. Ringwood Sports Ground, Mt. Dandenong Rd
25 March, 10–4:30pm
Entry fees apply
Ringwoodhighlandgames.org.au

Ecotopia Earth Festival
Celebrating cultural diversity and sustainability. Includes eco market, recycled fashion parade, flying fox, live multicultural stage performers.
Yarra Junction Parklands
25 March, 10am–4pm
www.ecoss.org.au, info@ecoss.org.au

Deans Marsh Festival 
Live music, performances, local food, wine and a unique market.
10 Pennyroyal Valley Rd
25 March, 10am–5pm
Entry by gold coin donation 
deansmarshfestival.com.au

Bunside Fete
Popular event that includes a monster raffle, spinning wheel, bric-a-brac, books, sausage sizzle, garden and plants stall, and Devonshire teas will be on sale.
Burnside Retirement Village, 16 Nicol Avenue
25 March, 9am–3pm
Enquiries to Village 83610499.

12th Annual Swap Meet Show & Shine
Organised by the Lions Club of Koroit and Warrnambool and District Drag Racing Association
Victoria Park, Koroit
25 March, 7am 
Entry fees apply
Enquiries: Bruce 0435 366 451, koroitlionsswapmeet@live.com.au

Morwell Swap Meet
Hosted by the Latrobe Valley Branch of Gippsland Historical Automobile Club
Toners Lane, Morwell
25 March, 7am
Entry $5, free for children under 16
Enquiries: 0407 839 039

Bright Autumn Art Show
One of Australia's oldest. Up to 800 quality paintings.
Bright Art Gallery
29 March–13 May, 10am–4pm
Entry $5
brightartgallery.org.au

Trentham Easter Art & Craft Show
Mechanics Hall, 85 High St, Trentham
Opening night 29 March, show 30 March–2 April, 10am–4pm
$2 Entry
mclarenjr@bigpond.com

Inverleigh & District Good Friday Appeal
All proceeds raised to go to Royal Children’s hospital. Live auction, entertainment, classic cars, spinning wheel, market stalls, rides, jumping castle and more.
Victoria Park
30 March, 11am–5pm
Free entry
facebook.com/ihdgfa

Bendigo Easter Fundraiser
Exhibition of Cross Stitch, Embroidery, Quilting, Crochet. Fundraiser for Intensive Care Auxiliary
Bendigo North Bowling Club, Fenton St
30 March–1 April, 10am–4pm
0429 011 447

BMW Car Club Victoria RCH appeal 
A display of BMW and other fine cars in aid of Royal Children's Hospital 
Birrarung Marr Lower Terrace
30 March, 10am 
Entry by donation 
bmwccv.wildapricot.org/events/ 

Box Hill Miniature Steam Railway
Good Friday Children's Hospital Appeal 
Cnr Elgar and Belmore Roads, Mont Albert North 
30 March, 11am–4pm 
bhmsrs.org.au

Viewpoints: Two artist journeys along the Great Ocean Road
Art of Val Parker and Michelle Endersby inspired by the Great Ocean Road
St Luke's Anglican Church Hall, Torquay
30 March–9 April
Free entry
valparkerart.com

Annual Art Show
The Ballarat Society of Artists Inc. presents a wide selection of original artwork from local artists.
The Robert Clark Centre, Botanical Gardens, Ballarat
30 March–1 April, 10am–5pm & 2 April, 10am–4pm
Free entry
johnatbsa@yahoo.com.au, facebook.com/bsa.ballarat/

Wheatlands Warracknabeal Vintage Machinery Rally
Henty Highway
31 March– 2 April
Enquiries: 0429146597 

Maldon Easter Fair Quilt Show
Community Centre, Francis Street
31 March–1 April, 10am–4pm
facebook.com/maldoneasterfair

Murrabit Country Market
Gonn Avenue, Murrabit
31 March, 8:30am–1pm
Free entry
www.murrabit.com.au, 5457 2205

Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition
The world-renowned exhibition, on loan from the Natural History Museum in London, has opened at the National Wool Museum with 100 extraordinary images celebrating the diversity of the natural world
National Wool Museum, Geelong
1 December–13 May
Entry fees apply
geelongaustralia.com.au

April

Another Look 
William Johnston: his residence & collection. Featuring many significant items that antique dealer William Johnston acquired on his frequent buying trips to India
12 February to 22 May  
www.johnstoncollection.org

New works by Lou Xiang 
Lou Xiang works with acrylic on paper
East and West Art 665 High street, East Kew
April, free entry 
eastwestart.com.au

Faure Requiem and Mozart Requiem
with Victoria Chorale and the Graz Boys Choir, Austria. Soloist’s Sally-Anne Russell and Jud Arthur will be joining the performance conducted by Mario Dobernig with The Art of Sound Orchestra
St Paul’s Cathedral
7 April, 5pm
Tickets $30-$45, www.trybooking.com/TUHL 
0438 071 001

Annual Bass Group creative arts exhibition
Showcasing members cooking, preserves, needlework, knitting, crochet, flora and many other crafts
Loch Public Hall, Smith Street
7 to 8 April, 10am–4pm
Entry $5, free for children 
Gwen 5997 6372 or Betty 0418 396 863 

The Diggers Club Apple Festival 
A weekend of learning, food and fun
The Garden of St Erth, Blackwood
7 to 8 April, 9am-5pm both days 
Free entry for Diggers Club members, non-members $10 
diggers.com.au/whats-on

5X7 Art Prize
A community art initiative and exhibition featuring works of artists in Melbourne’s West and Hobsons Bay schools in a 5” x 7” format
Joel Gallery, 5 Sargood St, Altona
7 to 26 April, 10am–4 pm (Mon-Fri), 11am-3pm (weekends)
www.hobsonsbayartssociety.org.au

Myrniong Car Sprint & Classic Car Display
Korobeit Road, adjacent Western Freeway
8 April, 9:15am–4:15pm
Entry $10
9827 8124.

Glen Eira City Choir presents: ‘By George’
Glen Eira City Auditorium, Caulfield
8 April, 2:30pm.  Enquiries 0423 129 371

Tracey’s Speedway reunion
Vintage Bikes, hot rods, sprint cars,  
Maribyrnong Reserve, Raleigh Road  
8 April, 10am–4pm  

Belgrave Big Dreams Market 
Design, produce, street food. playground and jumping castle for kids. Dog friendly.
St Thomas More P.S., Reynolds Lane
8 April
belgravebigdreamsmarket.com

Autobella Italian Automotive Festival
Italian food and coffee all day. Promoted by the Fiat Car Club of Vic 
Como Park, South Yarra
8 April. 9am–3:30pm 
Peter: 0414 867 280  

Peter Combe: Live It Up... and Bellyflop in a Pizza 
Peter Combe will entertain kids with his new show, featuring a unique mix of new songs plus plenty of old favourites.  
Hawthorn Arts Centre, 360 Burwood Road
12 April, 11:30am–12:20pm  
Entry $20 each or $16 each for groups of 6 or more  
boroondara.vic.gov.au/events/peter-combe-live-it-upand-bellyflop-pizza

Kilmore Art Expo
An annual exhibition featuring paintings from metro Melbourne and Regional Victoria. Includes photography, glass art & woodwork.
Memorial Hall, 14 Sydney St
13–15 April
0428 410 041, www.kilmoreartexpo.com

New Histories 
10 contemporary Australian artists reimagine historic works from the Bendigo Art Gallery
13 April to 29 July  
bendigoartgallery.com.au

Cavendish Red Gum Festival 
A celebration of the mighty Red Gum through an Environmental Forum, art, photography, sculpture, woodwork, live music, food and wine. 
14 April 
Entry by donation 
cavendishredgumfestival.com

Annual Stamp Fair
Stamps, postal history and covers
St Johns Uniting Church Hall, Essendon
14 April, 9am–4pm 
Entry free

Brighton Festival of Flowers 
Celebrating 40 years of Competitive Floral Art  
St. Leonards Hall, 2 Wolseley Grove
14 April, 1–4pm
0413 998 407 

Western Port Craft Expo 
Talks, displays and demonstrations of diverse heritage and indigenous crafts
Hastings Community Hub, 1973 Frankston/Flinders Rd
14 April, 10am-4pm
info@wpcraftexpo.com

Echuca Swap Meet 
Presented by The Echuca & District Historic Vehicle Club Inc. 
Rotary Park, Rose Street
14 April, Gates open for sellers at 5:00am, buyers 7:00am 
Entry $5, entry free for children under 15 
0456 010 665, echucaswap@outlook.com

Mt. Alexander Vintage Engine Club 22nd Annual Rally
See a range of historic machinery. This year the featured engine is Blackstone and the featured tractor is Nuffield.
Dave Bennett Reserve and Muckleford Railway Station
14 to 15 April
Entry $5.00, children admitted free
0448 888 256 or 5472 2202

Gippsland Hills CWA Exhibition 
Crafts, cookery, photography, horticulture, jams & preserves 
Mirboo North Hall, Ridgway 
14–15 April, 10am–3:30pm 
Entry $3 
Facebook: CWA of Vic Gippsland Hills Group Exhibition 

Uncharted: Exhibition
Textile, mixed media, and fibre works from Collective Notions.
 Steps Gallery, 62 Lygon Street, Carlton
14–22 April, 10am–4 pm
Free entry 
collectivenotions.com

Lancefield Swap Meet & Show ‘n Shine 
Lancefield Park
15 April, 7am 
Entry $6 
0414 491 749

Scoresby picnic
Trade displays, steam machine displays and an animal farm. The 2018 theme is ‘Volkswagen and Kombi’ 
National Steam Centre, 1200 Ferntree Gully Rd
15 April, 10am
Free entry
Gary on 0418140844, Graham on 0407512686

Arthur Streeton: War Artist
Illustrated talk by family member, Julie Dodds-Streeton
Auburn Uniting Church Hall, Hepburn Street, Hawthorn
19 April, 7:30pm
Tickets $35/$30 conc. (includes wine and supper)
trybooking.com/UENM 
auburntowerfriends.org.au

2018 Vintage Caravan Nationals
100+ vintage and classic caravans from all over Australia
Painters Island Caravan Park, Wangaratta
20 to 27 April, open day on 22 April
vintagecaravans.proboards.com/board/18/vintage-caravan-runs-events

South East Feast 
A multicultural food, wine and music festival for the whole family
Nossal High School, Clyde Road Berwick 
21 April, 10am-4pm 
Entry $5, entry free for children under 12
southeastfeast.com.au

Yarrawonga Lioness Craft Expo
Club Mulwala, Melbourne St
21 April, 10am­–5pm
Entry $5
margaretbest@bigpond.com

Mount Beauty Music Festival 
Australian music, local groups, food and drink
Mount Beauty Community Centre, Kiewa Crescent
21 April
Entry fees apply 
mountbeautymusicfestival@gmail.com, 0407797228

Gippsland Vehicle Collection Swap Meet
1a Sale Road, Maffra
22 April
Info & booking: 0402 084 302
gippslandvehiclecollection.org.au    

Rochester Fine Art Exhibition 
The exhibition raises funds for our local health facility, the Rochester and Elmore District Health Service
Rochester Shire Hall, Mackay Street 
26 to 29 April 
Entry $5, concession $2, free entry for children 
redhs.com.au

National Rove
Presented by the Rover Car Club of Australia
Shepparton 
27 to 30 April  
Enquiries: 0431 858 582

Wandiligong Nut Festival
Large range of gourmet food stalls, fresh new season chestnuts, walnuts, hazelnuts, apples, cider, beer and much more local produce as well as home made products, arts and crafts all made with love in the surrounding district. 
Pioneer Park
28 April, 9am 

Jamieson Autumn Festival 
Autumn trees, live music, artisan demo, food and drinks, classic car displays, gold nugget throwing competition, hay bale race, cow poo lotto, gold panning and more
Perkins Street, Jamieson
28 April, 10am–5:30pm
Entry free
jamieson.org.au  

Antique and Collectables Fair 
Mullauna Secondary College’s Hall 
28 April 
Entry $5, free admission for children under 12 
Nunawading@lionsclubs201v5.org  

Native Plants & Book Sale
Senior Citizen's Centre, 903 Main Rd, Eltham  
28 April, 10am–4pm
apsyarrayarra@gmail.com

Australian chrysanthemum and floral art championship 
Plant sales, light refreshments and raffle draw 
Bendigo Exhibition Centre, Bendigo showgrounds 
28 April to 29 April, 9am
Entry $3, free entry for children under 14
5439 7211 or 0438 439 108

Growing Friends Autumn Plant Sale
Royal Botanic Gardens. Enter the Gardens through Gate E on Birdwood Ave
28–29 April, from 10am
Free entry
friends@frbgmelb.org.au

Screen Blockbusters +
Presented by Legends of Brass and East City Sound Chorus 
Doncaster Secondary College Performance Centre, 123 Church Road
29 April, 2pm
Entry $20 
9370 7046

A Family Affair
The Melbourne Musicians play music of Bach and sons, including Bridget Bolliger in a CPE Bach Flute Concerto
St Johns Southgate
29 April, 3pm 
melbournemusicians.com

City of Whitehorse Brass band
With special guest artist, Daina Jowsey
City of Whitehorse Centre, 397 Whitehorse Rd, Nunawading. 
30 April, 8pm 
9262 6555 

May

Great Alpine Arts Trail
Drive the Great Alpine Road from Ensay to Omeo/Benambra, visiting artists’ studios and galleries, and sampling local food and wine.
5–6 May
greatalpinegallery.org.au

Geelong Patchwork & Quilting Guild 'Quilt In'
Club Italia, 515 Bellarine Hwy, Moolap
19 May, 10am–4pm
Entry $10
geelongpatch.org.au, 0411 308 145

Great Ocean Road Running Festival
The course stretches from Lorne to Apollo Bay, with seven distances ranging from the 1.5km to the 60km.
Lorne and Apollo Bay
19–20 May
Entry fee varies for each distance
greatoceanroadrunfest.com.au  

June

Horsham East Rotary Art Fair
Horsham Town Hall
8–10 June
Entry fees apply
hreartfair.com

Australian Woodturning Exhibition
Kingston City Hall, 985 Nepean Highway, Moorabbin
22–24 June
Enquiries or volunteering opportunities: Rachelle Leaver, 0416 656 786 or Soren Grejsen, 0412 265 552. rachelle.leaver56@gmail.com