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  • From the Begonia Festival to Winterlude, Heritage Weekend and Summer Sundays, Ballarat has festivals throughout the year to keep you entertained. Check out our calendar of Ballarat festivals to find out what’s on, and enjoy everything that Ballarat has to offer!

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    August 2019

    Pose photographic exhibition

    12 August 2019 @ 10:00 am - 8 March 2020 @ 5:00 pm
    Gold Museum, Bradshaw Street
    Ballarat, 3350
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    $2 – $36.60

    Sovereign Hill’s Gold Museum will showcase a unique collection of photographic portraits in their new exhibition Pose, on now until Sunday 8th March, 2020. The Gold Museum’s photographic collection represents a variety of photographic studios which operated in Ballarat from the 1870s onwards. State-of-the-art studios sprang up across the city centre, and photography was embraced immediately by Ballarat locals who flocked to have their portraits taken. Each image represented their aspirations and status within the community, as well as a…

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    November 2019

    2019 Clunes Show

    November 16 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Clunes Showgrounds, 54 Victoria Street
    Clunes, Victoria 3370 Australia
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    $5 – $15
    Clunes Show

    The Clunes Showgrounds will come alive again on November 16th this year as Clunes welcomes locals and visitors alike to its 159th annual show. Come along to enjoy all the fun of a traditional family show, with livestock and homecrafts competitions, a full horse program, entertainment for the kids, and music on the stage. This year there will be a mechanical bull later in the afternoon for some hilarious country fun, along with old favourites the keg throwing, tug-o-war, ladies…

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    Spring in the Park

    November 16 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Victoria Park, Cnr Sturt Street and Gillies Street
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    Free

    The Youth Advisory Board (YAB) is proud to present an exciting new event this November in Ballarat... SPRING IN THE PARK! This is a FREE event for those of all ages. To stay up to date with our announcements, click interested or going! We are SO LUCKY to have live performances from the amazing Ruby Gill, and local legends Floc, Meraki Minds, Gangz and Roy Darby! 👩‍🎤👨‍🎤💯❗️ Stay tuned for more details in the following weeks... We will also have…

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    2019 Ballarat Rod Run

    November 22 @ 6:00 pm - November 24 @ 6:00 pm
    Ballarat Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia + Google Map
    Free
    Ballarat Road Rodders

    Friday 22 November: 6pm-8pm Registration, Bench session at the Caravan Park BBQ provided, Happy Hour 6-7pm (BYO after7pm) Saturday 23 November: 8am -9:30am Bacon & eggs, cereal & toast brekky at the Caravan Park 8am – 10am Registration at the Caravan Park 11am Poker/Observation Run commencing from Caravan Park. Cruise concludes at Ballarat Road Rodders Clubrooms. (Ballarat Airport) Hot Dog Lunch, Activities & Games @ Clubrooms. 5:30pm – 7:30pm Optional Dinner at The Golf House Hotel, 902 Doveton Street, North…

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    SpringFest Ballarat – Market Sunday

    November 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Springfest Ballarat, Lake Wendouree
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    Free
    SpringFest

    Visit Ballarat’s famous annual Springtime event. There’s something for the whole family! If you enjoy your retail therapy with a side of fresh air and picturesque surroundings, SpringFest Ballarat – Market Sunday is well worth a visit. Proudly presented by Optus – SpringFest Ballarat is a project of the Rotary Club of Ballarat and a must-do for the whole family. The annual market spans the entire six kilometres of the Lake Wendouree foreshore and features over 530 market stalls, serving…

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