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Ballarat Film Society – Smiley

Community Event

12 Dec 2024

Distance from: 5.1 kms | Price from: $30.00

To conclude this year marking their 70-year existence, watch a 1956 Australian film classic about an imaginative young boy who...

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CX Ballarat

Sporting Events

16 Aug 2024 to 18 Aug 2024

Distance from: 2.7 kms | Price from: Free

CX Ballarat is the AusCycling cyclo-cross (CX) national championships, the pinnacle event for CX in Australia. With races over laps...

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Ballarat Marathon

Sporting Events

26 Apr 2025 to 27 Apr 2025

Distance from: 4.5 kms | Price from: Not Available

A weekend running festival in stunning Ballarat featuring two days of running for all ages and abilities. Focused in the...

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3D Wood Animal Carving Workshop at the Rare Trades Centre

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

3 Aug 2024

Distance from: 5.0 kms | Price from: $375.00

This a day-long class where you will hand carve your own three-dimensional wooden animal, full of character and charm from...

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The Sunshine Club

Concert or Performance

14 Jun 2024

Distance from: 5.1 kms | Price from: Not Available

Hit Productions is proud to be presenting this important Australian work all around the country to metropolitan, regional and remote...

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Winter Wonderlights

Festivals and Celebrations

28 Jun 2024 to 21 Jul 2024

Distance from: 5.0 kms | Price from: $19.00

Experience the sound, lights and wintry delights at Sovereign Hill's Winter Wonderlights.With a dazzling light show, full theatre program, hands-on...

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Beginners Embroidery Workshop at the Rare Trades Centre

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

7 Jul 2024

Distance from: 5.0 kms | Price from: $205.00

Learn the art of Blackwork Embroidery with award-winning artist, Alison Cole.In this workshop, students will be working on an embroidery...

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Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Concert or Performance

20 Sep 2024

Distance from: 5.1 kms | Price from: Not Available

Australian Chamber Orchestra’s Satu Vänskä joins QSO Chief Conductor Umberto Clerici for a wonderful program that sees the MSO performing...

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Ballarat Film Society – EO

Community Event

14 Nov 2024

Distance from: 5.1 kms | Price from: $30.00

Described by critics as a ‘sensuous reimagining of Robert Bresson’s Au hazard Balthazar’ (1966), EO is the name of a...

Pint & a Plate

Hop Temple Pint and a Plate

Food and Wine

22 May 2024 to 29 May 2024

Distance from: 5.1 kms | Price from: Not Available

Hump day pint and a plate at Hop TempleWhy cook on a Wednesday when you can head to Hop Temple...

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Monuments – Ballarat Heritage Festival

Festivals and Celebrations

21 May 2024 to 26 May 2024

Distance from: 5.1 kms | Price from: Free

Cap off your Ballarat Heritage Festival evenings by savouring globally renowned outdoor video installation.In 'Monuments', by Australian artist Craig Walsh,...

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Beer and Bread by Aunty Jacks

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

21 May 2024 to 5 Jul 2024

Distance from: 5.1 kms | Price from: $45.00

Immerse yourself in a beer experience like no other as you familiarize yourself with a range of craft and accessible...

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Ballarat Farmers Market

Markets

25 May 2024 to 22 Feb 2025

Distance from: 4.6 kms | Price from: Free

Ballarat Farmers Market takes place in central Ballarat near the shores of beautiful Lake Wendouree. The market runs all year...

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Traditional Signwriting Workshop at the Rare Trades Centre

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

23 Aug 2024 to 25 Aug 2024

Distance from: 5.0 kms | Price from: Not Available

Paint your own property sign with signwriter Greg Chandler.This three-day workshop is an introduction to the theory and practice of...

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Saori Weaving Workshop at the Rare Trades Centre

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

22 Jun 2024 to 31 Aug 2024

Distance from: 5.0 kms | Price from: $405.00

Find your Zen at the loom.Join Prue Simmons, one of only three accredited Saori weaving teachers in Australia and discover...

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Basket Weaving Workshop at the Rare Trades Centre

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

19 Oct 2024

Distance from: 5.0 kms | Price from: $240.00

Learn the art of Random Weaving with Jodie Goldring.In this full-day workshop, you will learn how to create a basket...

Looking for the Red Umbrella

Look for the Red Umbrella

Community Event

21 May 2024 to 26 May 2024

Distance from: 5.9 kms | Price from: Free

Embark on a journey through history as they celebrate the remarkable life of Mrs. Muller and the novel by author...

Wednesday Games Night includes games such as Pictionary, Uno, Shaky Shark, Line Up 4

BLC Games Night

Community Event

22 May 2024 to 26 Jun 2024

Distance from: 5.9 kms | Price from: $0.00

Every Wednesday night at Ballarat Leagues Club you can come and have a laugh with friends and family (or even...

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Sip and Savour at RJM’s

Food and Wine

26 May 2024 to 30 Jun 2024

Distance from: 6.0 kms | Price from: $60.00

Sip and Savour is the perfect way to spend your Sunday afternoon at RJM’s.Sit back and relax, enjoying five (60...

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Nan Goldin: The Ballad of Sexual Dependency

Exhibition and Shows

21 May 2024 to 2 Jun 2024

Distance from: 5.2 kms | Price from: Free

The Ballad of Sexual Dependency is a defining artwork of the 1980s. Nan Goldin’s extended photographic study of her chosen...

Trivia Monday

Trivia Monday’s at The Cattle Yards Inn

Community Event

27 May 2024 to 29 Jul 2024

Distance from: 1.8 kms | Price from: Free

Monday Night Trivia at The Cattleyards Inn with EM J!Welcome, trivia enthusiasts! It's time to dust off those thinking caps,...

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Underbar Autumn Vegetarian Tasting Weekend

Food and Wine

24 May 2024 to 25 May 2024

Distance from: 5.6 kms | Price from: $175.00

The team at Underbar is pleased to welcome vegetarian guests for a special event each season, where they can enjoy...

Blues at Hop Temple

Hop Temple Heritage Week – Blues, Brews and Barbecue

Food and Wine

26 May 2024

Distance from: 5.1 kms | Price from: Not Available

Every Sunday at Hop you can join in for Blues, Brews and Barbecue!Each week a favourite blues artists will take...

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Ballarat Film Society – Alcarràs

Community Event

13 Jun 2024

Distance from: 5.1 kms | Price from: $30.00

The Soles are peach farmers who have occupied their land for generations on the basis of a handshake deal with...

Victorian Opera

Parrwang Lifts the Sky Victorian Opera

Concert or Performance

24 May 2024 to 25 May 2024

Distance from: 5.1 kms | Price from: $16.00

Among the highlights of this year’s Ballarat Heritage Festival is the vibrant performance of Parrwang Lifts the Sky, making its...

Kaze Karaoke at The Sporting Globe ballarat - Thursday Nights from 7pm

Thursday Night Karaoke at The Sporting Globe Ballarat

Community Event

23 May 2024 to 27 Jun 2024

Distance from: 5.2 kms | Price from: Free

Kaze Karaoke is at The Sporting Globe Ballarat on Thursday Nights!Have you ever dreamed of being the next Mariah? Do...

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Ballarat Film Society – The New Boy

Community Event

11 Jul 2024

Distance from: 5.1 kms | Price from: $30.00

The New Boy is set on a remote mission for Aboriginal children in the 1940s run by a renegade nun,...

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Introduction to Indigo Workshop at the Rare Trades Centre

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

17 Aug 2024 to 17 Nov 2024

Distance from: 5.0 kms | Price from: Not Available

Give the gift of time spent together in this Mother’s Day workshop with natural dyer Jude Craig.In this full-day workshop,...

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Back of House Collections Tour: Chinese Cultural Collections

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

12 Jun 2024 to 19 Jul 2024

Distance from: 5.0 kms | Price from: $20.00

Go behind the scenes with Sovereign Hill's expert guides and explore their vaults of hidden treasures. On this tour, you...

Kaze Karaoke

Cocktails and Karaoke at JD’s Bar & Lounge

Community Event

24 May 2024 to 28 Jun 2024

Distance from: 5.2 kms | Price from: Free

Cocktails and karaoke!Kaze Karaoke is now at JD'S Bar & Lounge on Friday Nights. Release your inner Rockstar on JD's...

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Bohemian Rhapsody – Ballarat

Concert or Performance

21 Jun 2024

Distance from: 5.1 kms | Price from: Not Available

Staring Thomas Crane on the 2024 "Made in Heaven" tour. Direct from sell-out theatres, Australia’s longest-running Queen Tribute since 1993,...

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Learn to Spin at the Rare Trades Centre

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

14 Sep 2024

Distance from: 5.0 kms | Price from: Not Available

Learn to spin fleece into yarn with spinner and weaver Dawn Lim.In this introductory full-day workshop, you will learn the...

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Ballarat Film Society – Stop Making Sense

Community Event

12 Sep 2024

Distance from: 5.1 kms | Price from: $30.00

Viewing a filmed music concert has been a tradition of the BFS, so this year we are fortunate to have...

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Jimeoin

Concert or Performance

8 Jun 2024

Distance from: 5.1 kms | Price from: Not Available

Jimeoin, who's your man? Presented by A-list Entertainment.Ever wondered why dogs get so excited around 6pm? Or what the point...

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Chinese Silk and Gold Embroidery Workshop at Rare Trades Centre

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

26 Oct 2024 to 27 Oct 2024

Distance from: 5.0 kms | Price from: $350.00

Learn the art of embroidery with award-winning artist, Alison Cole.In this two-day workshop, you will be working on an embroidery...

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Ballarat Green Drinks

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

20 Jun 2024 to 17 Oct 2024

Distance from: 3.2 kms | Price from: Free

Ballarat Green Drinks is a regular event that occurs every third Thursday of the month. This is a free event...

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Itinerant Spirits The Explorer Masterclass

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

25 May 2024 to 27 Jul 2025

Distance from: 5.4 kms | Price from: $70.00

At Itinerant Spirits, they’re about the journey as much as the destination. They refer to their masterclass as ‘explorer sessions’...

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Locksmithing Workshop at the Rare Trades Centre

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

9 Nov 2024

Distance from: 5.0 kms | Price from: $390.00

Learn the ancient art of locksmithing with locksmith Aaron Smith.In this full-day workshop, you will make your own brass padlock...

Aunty Jacks

Taste the Taps at Aunty Jacks

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

22 May 2024 to 6 Jul 2024

Distance from: 5.1 kms | Price from: $30.00

Discover the history of brewing in Ballarat with a beer paddle and a tour of the Aunty Jacks Brewery.Immerse yourself...

Crowd at Christmas Market

Ballarat Farmers Market Twilight Christmas Market

Markets

20 Dec 2024

Distance from: 4.6 kms | Price from: Free

On a Friday night just before Christmas, Ballarat Farmers Market holds a very special market focusing on gifts, artwork, jewellery,...

Alfresco in Autumn at RJMS

Autumn Local Wine Tasting Experience at RJM’s

Food and Wine

26 May 2024

Distance from: 6.0 kms | Price from: $25.00

Spend a relaxing afternoon sampling local wines on Sunday afternoons during autumn at RJMs. Enjoy an experience of alfresco wine...

Kaze Entertainment

Saturday Night Karaoke at The Cattleyards Inn

Community Event

25 May 2024 to 21 Dec 2024

Distance from: 1.8 kms | Price from: Free

Kaze Karaoke every Saturday night at The Cattleyards Inn Ballarat! Custom stage, excellent sound, the best mics, the most extensive...

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John Williamson in Concert

Concert or Performance

29 Nov 2024

Distance from: 5.1 kms | Price from: Not Available

Back by popular demand, John Williamson will again return to the stage at the Civic Hall Ballarat for one show...

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Back of House Collections Tour: Fashion and Textiles

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

22 May 2024 to 31 Jul 2024

Distance from: 5.0 kms | Price from: $20.00

Go behind the scenes with Sovereign Hill's expert guides and explore their vaults of hidden treasures.See some of their most...

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Victorian Goldfields World Heritage Bid Roadshow information booth

Community Event

25 May 2024 to 26 May 2024

Distance from: 5.2 kms | Price from: Free

Join the Victorian Goldfields World Heritage bid team as part of the Victorian Goldfields World Heritage Roadshow. Their in-person roadshow...

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Craft Lab 24

Markets

25 May 2024 to 26 May 2024

Distance from: 5.2 kms | Price from: Free

Returning to the Ballarat Mining Exchange over two weekends, Craft Lab 24 marks traditional artisanal skills matched with contemporary treatment....

The World of Musicals in Concert

The World of Musicals in Concert – Wendouree

Concert or Performance

10 Jun 2024

Distance from: 5.3 kms | Price from: $59.90

Following a sell out 2022 Australia tour - The World of Musicals in Concert Returns to Australia in 2024 featuring...

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Ballarat Film Society – Army of Shadows

Community Event

8 Aug 2024

Distance from: 5.1 kms | Price from: $30.00

Jean-Pierre Melville is the ultimate cult auteur in the French cinema, acknowledged as a key influence on directors such as...

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Natural Dye Workshop at the Rare Trades Centre

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

3 Aug 2024 to 4 Aug 2024

Distance from: 5.0 kms | Price from: $510.00

Learn to create a world of colour using natural dyes with Churchill Fellow, Heather Thomas!In this two-day workshop, you will...

Musical Bingo

Hop Temple Musical Bingo

Food and Wine

23 May 2024 to 26 Dec 2024

Distance from: 5.1 kms | Price from: Not Available

Every Thursday night at Hop Temple it's Bingo with a twist- Musical Bingo!Instead of your standard old bingo numbers, they...

Painting showing scene from the Eureka Stockade

Back of House Collections Tour: Treasures from the Collection

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

24 May 2024 to 24 Jul 2024

Distance from: 5.0 kms | Price from: $20.00

From proud Wadawurrung Elder Marlene Gilson’s artwork to Eureka rebel Peter Lalor’s chair, discover some of the most intriguing, significant...

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AURA Sound and Light Show at Sovereign Hill

Exhibition and Shows

21 May 2024 to 21 Jul 2025

Distance from: 5.0 kms | Price from: Not Available

From a place you know comes a story you don’t — AURA immerses you in the story of gold in...

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Vesta x Jigs Degustation

Food and Wine

23 May 2024 to 21 Dec 2024

Distance from: 5.4 kms | Price from: $110.00

With a menu changing every two weeks, Vesta x Jigs presents a six or eight course degustation menu from Thursday...

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Festival of Australian Queer Theatre

Festivals and Celebrations

22 Aug 2024 to 25 Aug 2024

Distance from: 5.1 kms | Price from: Not Available

Australian Theatre has a celebrated and relatively recent history of queer theatre. From censorship furors over The Boys in the...

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Frame Drum Making Workshop at the Rare Trades Centre

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

14 Jun 2024 to 16 Jun 2024

Distance from: 5.0 kms | Price from: $1195.00

Handcraft your own Zilli-Tar frame drum with instrument maker Matt Stonehouse.Over three days, you will use traditional hand tools and...

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Ballarat Film Society – L’Ombra di Caravaggio

Community Event

10 Oct 2024

Distance from: 5.1 kms | Price from: $30.00

The famous 17th century Italian artist Caravaggio is well known for his intense realism and use of strong contrasts of...

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Vintage Vibes Weekend

Markets

25 May 2024 to 26 May 2024

Distance from: 4.7 kms | Price from: Free

Vintage Vibes Weekend held during the Ballarat Heritage Festival!Including stalls, and vintage cars and on the Saturday night, enjoy Jake...

Gin School

Distill Your Own Gin at Kilderkin Distillery

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

15 Jun 2024 to 13 Jul 2024

Distance from: 3.9 kms | Price from: $210.00

The session will take you into the world of gin, learning about the different botanicals and how they harmonise to...

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Junior Keeper Program

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

21 May 2024 to 30 Sep 2024

Distance from: 7.7 kms | Price from: Not Available

The Ballarat Wildlife Park’s ‘Junior Keeper Program’ is an incredible three-hour experience hosted by some of the Wildlife Park’s experienced...

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Beginner Sewing Workshop at the Rare Trades Centre

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

11 Aug 2024

Distance from: 5.0 kms | Price from: $285.00

This one day class is perfect for the beginner sewer. Students will be introduced to sewing and pressing equipment and...

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