The historic city of Victoria, Ballarat is highly acclaimed with the tourists for its rich historical appeal. This city is famous for featuring attractions reflecting the rich history of the city. However, the appeal of the city is not only restricted to its heritage attraction and historic charm. While on a visit to Ballarat, you will also be introduced to the diverse range of events that takes place in the city. The city is also famous for witnessing a range of events that too reflect the cultural past of the city. Ballarat current events cover a comprehensive range that includes the variance of wine festival, music festival, bride festival, and other shows. Events in Ballarat offer great entertainment and fun featuring a great appeal among both the locals and tourists.
Recent Ballarat Events
The Ballarat events scheduled for the coming months of the year 2010 and months of January is all about fun and fiesta. Some of these popular events in Ballarat are famous for being held annually in the city. Here is a look at some of the Ballarat current events.
- Ballarat by the Glass
The Ballarat by the Glass is a popular annual event held annually in Ballarat. This event is held during the Glass wine weekend in Ballarat. While at this festival, you can get the opportunity of sampling the tastes exotic wines from renowned labels. The popular program over the weekend includes a diner with the winemakers and Open Cellar Door Event.
Date - 30 – 31 October 2010
- Ballarat Show
The Ballarat show in its 144th year is one of the most awaited Ballarat events scheduled for the month of November. This three-day festival is all about exhibits of livestock and birds. This festival includes the exhibits of goats, sheep, beef and dairy cattle along with displays of birds and cats. This festival also organizes for a display and competitions in needlework, homecrafts, knitting, and art and crafts. The festival also organizes for kids’ participation in the craft area. This Ballarat festival also features annual program over three days with Ridden and Led Classes.
Date - 12-14th November
- Ballarat Lakeside Farmers Market
The Ballarat lakeside Farmers Market is a popular festival in Ballarat. This festival features around 50 specialist boutique stalls. While at this festival, you can sample and buy food from the stalls that would offer you with a range of organic herbs, fruits, vegetables, and fruits. You can also have a taste of delicacies that would include a range of preparations. Smoked bacon, free-range poultry, sweets and licorice, along with salamis and olive oil. You can also have a taste of exotic wines. You can also take a ride along the Lake Wendouree or take a stroll in the nearby Botanical gardens. The festival also features live musical concerts for your entertainment.
- Venue - Wendouree Pde
- Location – Ballarat, Victoria 3350
- Date - 8th December 2010 (Saturday)
- Ballarat Brides
The Ballarat Brides is one of the most popular festivals in Ballarat. This festival witnesses the coming of wedding suppliers from all over the Western Victoria. This Ballarat event is solely meant for the brides to help them with their wedding plan. The festival will also feature a fashion parade throughout the day. The door prizes of the festival would include a wedding gown, fitness package, and a holiday package. This event is organized by Mercure Ballarat and Visionary events.
- Venue - 10 Main Rd, Ballarat, Victoria 3350
- Date - 30th January 2011 (Sunday)
- Organs of the Ballarat Goldfields
The Organs of the Ballarat Goldfields in its 16th year of celebration is another awaited events in the city of Ballarat. This festival, directed by Sergio de Pieri tries to bring together some of the finest classical musicians in Australia. This festival celebrates the talents of instrumentalist, singers, and ensembles. The festival also features the performance of international musicians. Performances are generally held in the wonderful churches and halls of the Central Highlands Goldfields. The festival of 2010 will witness the performance of Italian musicians that would include the names of Massimo Scattolin (classical guitar), Roberto Fabbriciani (flute), organist Pavel Kohout from the Czech Republic, and Michele Benuzzi (harpsichord).
Recitals are held over ten days of the festival with 23 recitals being held each day. During this time, visitors can enjoy the festival with exploring the region, festival breakfasts, and dinners along with picnics. The heritage pipe organs are used as a central theme in the festival. The festival witnesses an increase in the number of attendees each year.
- Venue - Corner Sturt and Dawson St
- Location – Ballarat, Victoria 3350
- Date -14th January 2011 (Friday) - 23rd January 2011 (Sunday)
Ballarat current events are highly acclaimed with the tourists, as these are events are sure to offer great entertainment and fun to you.
Ballarat Current Events are all about celebration and fun that offer great entertainment and attraction appealing to all age groups.
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