Ballarat Begonia Festival

Festivals and Celebrations

6 Mar 2021 to 28 Mar 2021 Annual Event

The Ballarat Begonia Festival has a long and rich history, beginning in 1953 and has now become an innovative garden-based horticultural festival that showcases the city’s natural assets, including its unique and rare collection of Begonias.

This year’s Covid-safe festival will be celebrated differently with an extended period over three weeks, including four weekends, from Saturday 6 to Sunday 28 March 2021. 

Ballarat’s historic streetscapes will bloom with festivities – enjoy creative cutting edge installations before diving into the city’s delicious eat and drink scene. You’ll also spot floral art in many of the Ballarat’s beautiful parks and gardens, profiling the city’s natural assets.

Of course, the iconic display of over 700 Begonias in the Conservatory at the Ballarat Botanical Gardens will continue to be a festival favourite.

New festival highlights include;
A giant Illuminated Garden
Floral Frame Trail
Pop-up Urban Garden (6 to 14 March)
Begonias plus more


Bar Broadband Internet Access Cafe Carpark Coach Parking Family Friendly Non Smoking Parents Room Pet Friendly Public Toilet Restaurant Shop / Gift Shop


Free Entry

Event Dates

Annual Event

6 Mar 2021 to 28 Mar 2021

Nearby Accommodation

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Junior Suite Room

Mercure Ballarat Hotel

Golden Point, Ballarat

Elsworth Street Apartments


Canadian, Ballarat

Entrance to Motel

Comfort Inn Main Lead


Executive King Room

Best Western Plus Ballarat Suites


Ballarat Premier Apartfments

Ballarat Premier Apartments


Front entrance

Quest Ballarat


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