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    July 2019

    The Gatsby Party

    July 20 @ 8:00 am - July 21 @ 8:00 am
    palais-hepburn, 111 Main Road
    Hepburn Springs,, 3461 Australia
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    $50 – $55

    SATURDAY 20th July. Tickets: palais-hepburn.com or Oztix.com.au Dress: 1920's attire if you desire. Super prize for best dressed. Immerse yourself, and let us transport you to our world of sophistication, glitz and glamour...This is The Gatsby Party. They didn’t call it the Roaring Twenties for nothing and when you meet our Gatsby family, you’ll understand why! Join us, The Gatsby Girls, as we welcome you and your guests and then.. let the party begin. A non stop night of entertainment,…

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    Ice Skating Ballarat 2019

    July 20 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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    An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until 21 July 2019

    Sturt Street, Armstrong Street Sth
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $8 – $22
    Ice Skating Ballarat

    A true highlight of the Ballarat Winter Festival is the amazing Crystal TM ice rink custom built right in the middle of town for all to enjoy. Bring your friends, bring your family, but make sure you head along for all the fun and then come back a second time for the neon disco nights. This year the season is 3 weeks and there are great group discounts in the 3rd week to help you come back again.

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    Kids rockclimbing at BALC

    July 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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    An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

    An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

    Ballarat Aquatic and Lifestyle Centre, Gillies Street Nth
    Lake Gardens, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $8

    Rock climbing is a fantastic way to keep fit while having fun at the same time! Come and give it a go for yourself! Our rock climbing wall features 6 auto belays with 18 different routes to choose from, varying in difficulty. Our rock climbing wall is ideal for the whole family. Children must be at least 5 years to climb. Children aged 5-12 years do not need to climb with an adult in the Saturday sessions. Children aged 5-10 years…

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    Acrylic Pouring for Tweens and Teens

    July 20 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, 3350 Australia
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    $70.00

    Got creative kids? Then this Acrylic Pouring for Tweens and Teens workshop is for you! During this two hour workshop we will create two paintings using the acrylic pouring technique. We will learn two techniques : a “dirty flip cup” and a “string pull”. The dirty pour will result in an abstract acrylic painting, and the string pull will result in a multi-colour field of flowers as pictured in the event pic. While creating our paintings we will also discuss…

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    Kids rockclimbing at BALC

    July 20 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

    An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

    Ballarat Aquatic and Lifestyle Centre, Gillies Street Nth
    Lake Gardens, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $8

    Rock climbing is a fantastic way to keep fit while having fun at the same time! Come and give it a go for yourself! Our rock climbing wall features 6 auto belays with 18 different routes to choose from, varying in difficulty. Our rock climbing wall is ideal for the whole family. Children must be at least 5 years to climb. Children aged 5-12 years do not need to climb with an adult in the Saturday sessions. Children aged 5-10 years…

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    Once Upon a Mattress

    July 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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    An event every day that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until 20 July 2019

    One event on 20 July 2019 at 1:00 pm

    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia + Google Map
    Once upon a mattress

    18/07/2019 until 20/07/2019 BALLARAT GRAMMAR SENIOR SCHOOL MUSICAL Love is in the air, but Prince Dauntless cannot catch himself a princess to rescue him from his ho-hum life. Welcome to the modern retelling of the Princess and the Pea fairytale. Once Upon a Mattress rewrites the storybooks as a courageous Princess Winnifred, comes to the rescue of her Prince and his kingdom in a raucous comedy filled with fabulous dance numbers and a happy-ever-after storyline. To find out whether love…

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    Once Upon a Mattress

    July 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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    An event every day that begins at 7:00 pm, repeating until 20 July 2019

    One event on 20 July 2019 at 1:00 pm

    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia + Google Map
    Once upon a mattress

    18/07/2019 until 20/07/2019 BALLARAT GRAMMAR SENIOR SCHOOL MUSICAL Love is in the air, but Prince Dauntless cannot catch himself a princess to rescue him from his ho-hum life. Welcome to the modern retelling of the Princess and the Pea fairytale. Once Upon a Mattress rewrites the storybooks as a courageous Princess Winnifred, comes to the rescue of her Prince and his kingdom in a raucous comedy filled with fabulous dance numbers and a happy-ever-after storyline. To find out whether love…

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    Ballarat Market

    July 21 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Sunday, repeating until 28 February 2021

    Ballarat Showgrounds, Cnr Creswick Rd & Howitt St
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $2
    Ballarat Events - Ballarat Market

    The Ballarat Market (formerly the Trash and Trivia Market) opened on the 18th November 1979 and has been conducted at the Ballarat Showgrounds for all that time. The market is a fun day out with stalls laden with second hand wares, hand made crafts, home grown plants and vegetables, sweet treats, food stalls and trestles of toys, trinkets, trash and treasure. Members of the Rotary Club of Ballarat South initiated the project and have since been responsible for its operation…

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    Daylesford Sunday Market @ the Station

    July 21 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Sunday, repeating until 28 February 2021

    Daylesford Railway Station, 18 Raglan Street
    Daylesford, Victoria 3460 Australia
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    Free
    Ballarat Events - Daylesford Sunday Market

    Rain, hail or shine, the Daylesford Sunday Market operates every Sunday from 8.00 am until 3.00pm or 4.00pm at Daylesford Station. You’ll find stalls with everything from books to spare parts for the car, fresh local produce, clothing and collectables. Dogs on a leash are welcome. Plenty of free parking.

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    Talbot Farmers Market

    July 21 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until 31 January 2021

    Heritage Precinct, Scandinavian Crescent & Camp Street
    Talbot, Victoria 3371 Australia
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    Free
    Ballarat Events - Talbot Farmers Market

    On the third Sunday of every month the tiny town of Talbot comes alive as thousands of visitors enjoy the vibrant village atmosphere of the 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 chickens, stockfeed, cut flowers, plants and seedlings. An  ATM is available in Talbot, inside the…

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    Ice Skating Ballarat 2019

    July 21 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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    An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until 21 July 2019

    Sturt Street, Armstrong Street Sth
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $8 – $22
    Ice Skating Ballarat

    A true highlight of the Ballarat Winter Festival is the amazing Crystal TM ice rink custom built right in the middle of town for all to enjoy. Bring your friends, bring your family, but make sure you head along for all the fun and then come back a second time for the neon disco nights. This year the season is 3 weeks and there are great group discounts in the 3rd week to help you come back again.

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    Faraway Storytelling

    July 23 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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    An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until 17 December 2019

    Collins on Lydiard, 22 Lydiard Street Nth
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    Free
    Ballarat Events - Faraway storytelling

    Step into the magical world of children’s adventures with Faraway Storytelling where you will travel from a world of dinosaurs to a toadstool village for fairies and all the places in between. Faraway Storytelling at Collins Booksellers will be held every Tuesday at 10am. It is ideal for children aged 3 - 5 years and for parents who want to relax for a moment while their children listen to a story for half an hour. The heritage-listed location of ‘Collins…

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    Mums & Bubs Drop in Days (Dads welcome too)

    July 23 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until 8 October 2019

    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, 3350 Australia
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    $15.00

    Drop in Sessions for mums & bubs, toddlers & pre-schoolers - Dads Welcome Too! Every Tuesday between 11-3pm drop in anytime with your bub, toddler or pre-schooler and have a clay play. This is a great way to spend creative time with your child and also to meet other parents, and no bookings are required. The fee is $15 per child. This includes 500gm clay (additional clay is available at $2.00 per kilo), access to studio tools and equipment and…

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    Early Start: Art to Grow Up With

    July 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
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    Every Wednesday during school terms
    Art Gallery of Ballarat, 40 Lydiard Street North
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $5
    Ballarat Events - kids art events

    Early StART is an exciting new program which introduces very young children to the Gallery environment for experiences that are both fun and creative. Join a fun session in the Gallery itself, looking at images and themes in the art around you, creating artworks in response to what you see, and discovering some great tips on engaging with your child through art. After the session, head to Kittelty’s for a coffee and a babyccino, with a 10% discount for Early StARTers.…

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    Christmas in July | Ballarat Trotting Club

    July 26 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Ballarat & District Trotting Club Inc., Bray Raceway Bell St
    Ballarat, 3350
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    $40

    Enjoy a night out with your friends, family or work colleagues for Christmas in July in the Terrace Restaurant on Friday 26th of July. $40pp includes a Christmas themed 3 course meal, race book, admission, table service and a night out at the Trots. Situated at the top of the grandstand, the Terrace Restaurant offers breathtaking panoramic view, making it an enticing dining option while experiencing the excitement of harness racing. Book through the racing office (03) 5335 9041 Kids'…

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    Kids rockclimbing at BALC

    July 27 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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    An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

    An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

    Ballarat Aquatic and Lifestyle Centre, Gillies Street Nth
    Lake Gardens, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $8

    Rock climbing is a fantastic way to keep fit while having fun at the same time! Come and give it a go for yourself! Our rock climbing wall features 6 auto belays with 18 different routes to choose from, varying in difficulty. Our rock climbing wall is ideal for the whole family. Children must be at least 5 years to climb. Children aged 5-12 years do not need to climb with an adult in the Saturday sessions. Children aged 5-10 years…

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    Kids rockclimbing at BALC

    July 27 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

    An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

    Ballarat Aquatic and Lifestyle Centre, Gillies Street Nth
    Lake Gardens, Victoria 3350 Australia
    + Google Map
    $8

    Rock climbing is a fantastic way to keep fit while having fun at the same time! Come and give it a go for yourself! Our rock climbing wall features 6 auto belays with 18 different routes to choose from, varying in difficulty. Our rock climbing wall is ideal for the whole family. Children must be at least 5 years to climb. Children aged 5-12 years do not need to climb with an adult in the Saturday sessions. Children aged 5-10 years…

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    Ballarat Market

    July 28 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Sunday, repeating until 28 February 2021

    Ballarat Showgrounds, Cnr Creswick Rd & Howitt St
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $2
    Ballarat Events - Ballarat Market

    The Ballarat Market (formerly the Trash and Trivia Market) opened on the 18th November 1979 and has been conducted at the Ballarat Showgrounds for all that time. The market is a fun day out with stalls laden with second hand wares, hand made crafts, home grown plants and vegetables, sweet treats, food stalls and trestles of toys, trinkets, trash and treasure. Members of the Rotary Club of Ballarat South initiated the project and have since been responsible for its operation…

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    Daylesford Sunday Market @ the Station

    July 28 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Sunday, repeating until 28 February 2021

    Daylesford Railway Station, 18 Raglan Street
    Daylesford, Victoria 3460 Australia
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    Free
    Ballarat Events - Daylesford Sunday Market

    Rain, hail or shine, the Daylesford Sunday Market operates every Sunday from 8.00 am until 3.00pm or 4.00pm at Daylesford Station. You’ll find stalls with everything from books to spare parts for the car, fresh local produce, clothing and collectables. Dogs on a leash are welcome. Plenty of free parking.

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    Avoca Riverside Market

    July 28 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until 27 June 2021

    Avoca River, Cambridge Street
    Avoca, Victoria 3467 Australia
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    Ballarat Events - Avoca Riverside Market

    The Avoca Riverside Market is held along the banks of the Avoca River and in Cambridge St. The tranquility of the venue adds to the enjoyment of meandering around the market. Between 50 and 70 stallholders provide a varied range of goods, including wine, crafts, fresh food, soaps, candles, plants, garden art, clothing, jewellery, lollies and more. Local community groups are encouraged to run the BBQ each month to raise funds for their organisation. The day starts with a bacon…

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