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Coconut prawns

Sip and Savour at RJM’s

Food and Wine

12 Mar 2023 to 26 Nov 2023

Distance from: 13.6 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...

colourful beads made of paper

Paper Bead Making with Faye Heininger

Community Event

12 Jul 2023 to 19 Jul 2023

Distance from: 12.7 kms | Price from: $110.00

Faye Heininger makes beads from paper and turns them into jewellery and accessories. The jewellery is lightweight, comfortable, beautiful and...

Butter churning at Inglenook

A Story of Fervour and Success at Inglenook Dairy

Food and Wine

5 Feb 2023 to 26 Feb 2023

Distance from: 19.0 kms | Price from: $45.00

Learn, churn and taste at a historic dairy farm amongst the countryside.Sold out 2022 and 2023.Discover the workings of a...

C1 generation Corvette

2023 Gold Rush Corvette Nationals

Exhibition and Shows

25 Feb 2023 to 27 Mar 2023

Distance from: 13.2 kms | Price from: Free

The annual Corvette Nationals are organised by and for members of Corvette Clubs across Australia. In 2023 Corvettes of Melbourne,...

Ballarat Beer Festival January 2016

Ballarat Beer Festival

Food and Wine

18 Feb 2023

Distance from: 10.5 kms | Price from: $20.00

The Ballarat Beer Festival is a family-friendly festival filled with Australia's leading craft beer brewers, a great range of live...

Barry Wemyss - ceramics

Hidden Gems – Open Artist Studios

Community Event

4 Feb 2023 to 7 Jan 2024

Distance from: 1.8 kms | Price from: Free

The Hidden Gems group of artists from the Ballarat region open their studios over the first weekend of each month....

Aunty Jacks

Aunty Jacks Tour and Taste

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

2 Feb 2023 to 30 Nov 2023

Distance from: 12.6 kms | Price from: $45.00

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

Wombat Classic

Brackenbury Challenge Mountain Bike Race

Sporting Events

21 Oct 2023

Distance from: 24.5 kms | Price from: Not Available

With a whole lot of new trials being built, a whole rebuild of the venue, and the announcement that Comm...

Close up of hook and sloyd knives resting on wooden spoon

Knife-making Workshop

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

18 Feb 2023 to 19 Feb 2023

Distance from: 12.8 kms | Price from: $840.00

Learn to work with wood and metal and make your own high quality carving tools with Peter Trott at the...

Drawing of front of a motel

Bren Luke: Streets of your town

Exhibition and Shows

30 Jan 2023 to 5 Feb 2023

Distance from: 12.7 kms | Price from: Free

Ballarat artist Bren Luke studied Fine Art at the University of Ballarat (now Federation University), majoring in painting and printmaking....

Bare hillside with track running through it, rear view of naked figure lying beside track

Who’s in the picture? with Peta Clancy, Siri Hayes, Jill Orr and Vanessa Gerrans

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

11 Feb 2023

Distance from: 12.7 kms | Price from: $10.00

Three contemporary artists featured in Beating About The Bush all address aspects of landscape and identity.Peta Clancy is a descendent...

CX Ballarat 2022

CX Ballarat

Sporting Events

19 Aug 2023 to 20 Aug 2023

Distance from: 9.6 kms | Price from: Not Available

CX Ballarat is a round of the AusCycling cycle-cross national series. With races over laps of a course for riders...

Sampler

Autumn Leaves Seminar – The Embroiderers Guild

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

12 Apr 2023 to 16 Apr 2023

Distance from: 11.8 kms | Price from: Not Available

Five days of textile heaven! Embroidery tutors will be coming from Western Australia, Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne to teach a...

Pint & a Plate

Hop Temple Pint and a Plate

Food and Wine

1 Feb 2023 to 26 Apr 2023

Distance from: 12.6 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...

group of 8 performers

Salon Sessions in partnership with the Melba Opera Trust

Community Event

4 Jun 2023 to 16 Jul 2023

Distance from: 12.7 kms | Price from: $19.30

Come along and meet the 2023 scholars, program coming soon.The Melba Opera Trust was established in 2008 to provide scholarships...

Painting of wood duck perched on a red chimney with cloudy sky

Robyn Fisher: Chimney Dwellers

Exhibition and Shows

1 Feb 2023 to 5 Feb 2023

Distance from: 12.7 kms | Price from: Not Available

'Chimney Dwellers' is a series of paintings which focus on the architecture and design of Ballarat chimneys and the native Australian Wood...

Collage work

Murray Walker: Time traveller

Exhibition and Shows

30 Jan 2023 to 5 Feb 2023

Distance from: 12.7 kms | Price from: Free

Time traveller provides a glimpse into Murray Walker’s vast output of collage and assemblage sculpture over the past 40 years. Born...

Wooman standing in bushland, man in the distance

Beating About The Bush: A new lens on Australian Impressionism

Exhibition and Shows

30 Jan 2023 to 19 Feb 2023

Distance from: 12.7 kms | Price from: Free

Australian landscape images painted en plein air, or on site, from over 120 years ago still hold a powerful nostalgia...

Woman standing at a dorrway gesturing inwards

Beating About The Bush Auslan Tour

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

4 Feb 2023

Distance from: 12.7 kms | Price from: Free

Join an Auslan tour of Beating About The Bush with Deaf Art Educator Irene Holub. Engage with a selection of...

Two textured sterling silver rings sit on top of a jewellers bench peg

Jewellery Course for Beginners Intensive Two Day Workshop

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

18 Feb 2023 to 18 Jun 2023

Distance from: 11.9 kms | Price from: $995.00

The Accelerated Beginners Jewellery Workshop is an intensive specialised jewellery course taught by practicing jeweller and object maker Sylvia Nevistic....

Gravel roads Creswick

The Dirty Pig & Whistle

Sporting Events

20 May 2023 to 21 May 2023

Distance from: 24.4 kms | Price from: $20.00

Race or ride gravel course options through the picturesque fields, farms and forests of the Goldfields of central Victoria. Great...

Woman weaving with fibre threads

Indigenous woven jewellery with Tammy Gilson

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

12 Feb 2023

Distance from: 12.7 kms | Price from: $140.00

Learn about traditional Wadawurrung culture and then work with local Indigenous artist Tammy Gilson to make a piece of contemporary...

CresFest concert

CresFest – Creswick’s Folk & Roots Festival

Concert or Performance

31 Mar 2023 to 2 Apr 2023

Distance from: 24.3 kms | Price from: $90.00

Three days of the best folk and roots music in the forested gold rush town of Creswick, Victoria. Plus sessions,...

Angle view of a handcrafted wooden jewellery box made of red gum with veneer top finish.

UNESCO Summer Display – Ballarat makers working with wood

Exhibition and Shows

30 Jan 2023 to 28 Feb 2023

Distance from: 12.6 kms | Price from: Free

The City of Ballarat is a UNESCO City of Folk Art and Craft. The UNESCO display showcases our local creative...

Reading Room/Old Mining Exchange

BMI Building Tours

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

31 Jan 2023 to 28 Feb 2023

Distance from: 12.7 kms | Price from: $10.00

These popular tours are now being conducted againHear about the colourful history of the institute and its people, from J.B....

NOISEWORKS BALLARAT

Noiseworks – Take Me Back Tour

Concert or Performance

5 Feb 2023

Distance from: 12.6 kms | Price from: $79.75

80s rock legends Noiseworks are back after 30 years with the original members, in honour of their guitarist Stuart “Chet”...

DIESEL Ballarat

Diesel – Greatest Hits Alone with Blues Tour 2023

Concert or Performance

28 Apr 2023

Distance from: 12.6 kms | Price from: $79.75

Having crafted his homage, a killer solo blues album "Alone with Blues” (ARIA Top 20, #1 Australian Blues and Roots...

Rusty Pinto at Rock Ballarat

Rock Ballarat Rock ‘N’ Roll and Rockabilly Festival

Festivals and Celebrations

10 Feb 2023 to 12 Feb 2023

Distance from: 12.6 kms | Price from: Not Available

Rock Ballarat is Victoria's premier 50's lifestyle festival. Bands, cars, fashion, pin-ups and more, all in the heart of Ballarat....

AJ

Beer – Liquid Bread by Aunty Jacks

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

3 Feb 2023 to 26 Feb 2023

Distance from: 12.6 kms | Price from: $45.00

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

Belinda Michael & Tiffany Titshall A Gothic Tale, 2021 earthenware with slips, oxides, sgraffito

The Chosen Vessel: Belinda Michael and Tiffany Titshall

Exhibition and Shows

1 Feb 2023 to 3 Feb 2023

Distance from: 12.4 kms | Price from: Free

The Chosen Vessel is an exhibition showcasing the collaborative work of Belinda Michael and Tiffany Titshall, these two important central...

Three singers

Opera favourites in the Oddie Gallery

Concert or Performance

26 Feb 2023

Distance from: 12.7 kms | Price from: $10.00

Ballarat-based singer and vocal coach Cosimo Ciccone and the artists of Voci Classiche present an afternoon of beautiful opera in...

Food & Table

Sweet Fern Fragrance Boutique – Perfume Masterclass

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

6 Jul 2022 to 31 Aug 2023

Distance from: 12.8 kms | Price from: $65.00

You're invited to enjoy an evening of indulgence at this Perfume Masterclass. Sip champagne whilst exploring the finest and most...

Colourful beads made of paper

Paper Bead Making with Faye Heininger for Beginners

Community Event

8 Mar 2023 to 15 Mar 2023

Distance from: 12.7 kms | Price from: $110.00

Faye started Lilli Pilli Beads (a paper bead jewellery and accessories company) after moving to Ballarat in September 2019. She...

Kaze Karaoke At The Robin Hood Hotel

Kaze Karaoke – Thursday Night’s at The Robin Hood Hotel Ballarat

Community Event

2 Feb 2023 to 21 Dec 2023

Distance from: 13.2 kms | Price from: Free

Every Thursday Night, The Robin Hood Hotel holds a regular Karaoke Night. Hosted by Kaze Entertainment, you will find yourself...

Woman looking at camera, images behind

Drawing in the Gallery with Lily Mae Martin

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

5 Feb 2023

Distance from: 12.7 kms | Price from: $20.00

Work with acclaimed artist Lily Mae Martin who will introduce participants to the art of drawing from other artworks. Spend...

Colourful collage

A Workshop in Collage with Toni Louise

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

6 Apr 2023 to 6 Jul 2023

Distance from: 12.7 kms | Price from: $25.00

Come join us for an afternoon of collage. With the guidance of Toni Louise, a skilled collage artist, you will...

Strange Garden Exhibition

ArtHouse Exhibition: Strange Garden – Eliza-Jane Gilchrist

Exhibition and Shows

30 Jan 2023 to 26 Feb 2023

Distance from: 22.4 kms | Price from: Free

Castlemaine based artist Eliza-Jane Gilchrist investigates the natural world inspired by shapes and patterns found in seedpods, bones, and shells....

Woman standing in front of a photograph on the wall

Anne Zahalka’s radical reimaginings with Kelly Gellatly

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

4 Feb 2023

Distance from: 12.7 kms | Price from: $10.00

The work of Anne Zahalka in reframing images of the Australia landscape is central to the exhibition Beating About The...

Road in foreground, market stalls with customers under tree

Ballarat Farmers Market

Markets

11 Feb 2023 to 24 Feb 2024

Distance from: 10.6 kms | Price from: Free

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

Kitty Flanagan

Kitty Flanagan Live – Ballarat

Concert or Performance

3 Feb 2023

Distance from: 12.6 kms | Price from: $54.90

You’ve seen her on Fisk, Utopia and Have You Been Paying Attention. She also wrote the best-selling book, 488 Rules...

Mitchell Moreno, BODY COPY, 2021 Ballarat International Foto Biennale

Ballarat International Foto Biennale

Festivals and Celebrations

26 Aug 2023 to 22 Oct 2023

Distance from: 12.6 kms | Price from: Not Available

The Ballarat International Foto Biennale is an immersive, world-class event that continues to evolve, expand and attract curious audiences and,...

Zine of man dreaming

Create your own Zine Workshop

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

8 Feb 2023

Distance from: 13.1 kms | Price from: $35.00

Join Charlie for an afternoon of creating Zines.What is a Zine? A Zine is a do it yourself and low-cost...

A view of the path beside Lake Wendouree with Autumn trees colouring the landscape

Explore – A View of Ballarat and Regions

Exhibition and Shows

5 Feb 2023 to 5 Mar 2023

Distance from: 11.7 kms | Price from: Free

Members of the Ballarat Society of Artists Inc., in collaboration with the Golden City Paddle Steamer Museum Society, present a...

Colourful papers

A Workshop in Book-Making and Photo Album

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

13 Apr 2023 to 4 May 2023

Distance from: 12.7 kms | Price from: $120.00

Two projects will be completed in these classes: one a classic photo album with the pages sewn into a concertina...

Choose Happiness

Choose Happiness – Ballarat Public Talk

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

1 Feb 2023

Distance from: 12.7 kms | Price from: Not Available

It’s not uncommon to feel you are wandering aimlessly through life. Searching for, but never truly finding the contentment and...

The Bridge Market Ballarat April 2021

Farmers Market – Bridge Mall – Ballarat Central

Markets

4 Feb 2023 to 2 Dec 2023

Distance from: 13.0 kms | Price from: Free

The Bridge Market is a Ballarat Farmers Market held on the first Saturday of the month at Ballarat Bridge Mall.Ballarat...

Two people painting Native Flowers

Still Life Natives Acrylic Paint and Sip Workshop

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

5 Feb 2023

Distance from: 12.6 kms | Price from: $69.00

These gorgeous natives aren’t just for display; admire and paint the beauty of Australian natives live in the Pinot and...

Person standing on BMI Stage in front of large MICF banners

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow – Ballarat

Festivals and Celebrations

30 Apr 2023

Distance from: 12.7 kms | Price from: $40.00

Grab a mate, grab a date... grab a ticket to the Roadshow!Australia’s biggest and best comedy festival is hitting the...

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CraftAlive Ballarat

Exhibition and Shows

24 Mar 2023 to 26 Mar 2023

Distance from: 12.6 kms | Price from: $15.00

CraftAlive is in Ballarat for 3 big days.Featuring both local and interstate craft experts, the show is packed full of the...

Enjoying the gin

A Journey of Gin Through the Ages by Kilderkin Distillery

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

11 Feb 2023

Distance from: 11.8 kms | Price from: $125.00

Experience the spirits of yesterday, today and tomorrow. Develop a deep appreciation for the flavours and stages of the distilling...

Crowd at Christmas Market

Twilight Christmas Market

Markets

15 Dec 2023

Distance from: 10.6 kms | Price from: Free

On a Friday night leading up to Christmas, Ballarat Farmers Market will be holding a special market focusing on gifts,...

Shuklay Tahpo, ‘Self portrait with stripes’, 2020 (detail), cotton and acrylic, Photo: Tim Gresham

Weaving a New Life: Karen Tapestry Weavers’

Exhibition and Shows

30 Jan 2023 to 26 Mar 2023

Distance from: 15.0 kms | Price from: Not Available

The Karen people (pronounced Kah-Ren) are an ethnic minority group from Myanmar (Burma) who were forced to escape to Thailand,...

Class

Malaysian and Indonesian Cooking Experience

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

3 Feb 2023 to 20 Aug 2023

Distance from: 13.6 kms | Price from: $150.00

Indulge your tastebuds in this authentic cultural experience. In these classes, you will be guided by Lilly, who will use...

Christmas decorations

Handmade Christmas decorations with Faye Heininger – Lillipilli Beads

Community Event

8 Nov 2023 to 15 Nov 2023

Distance from: 12.7 kms | Price from: $110.00

Faye Heininger makes beads from paper and turn them into jewellery. Her jewellery is lightweight, comfortable, beautiful and are bespoke...

Cirque Mother Africa

Cirque Mother Africa – Ballarat

Concert or Performance

5 May 2023

Distance from: 11.3 kms | Price from: $59.00

Celebrating 15 years and direct from a sell-out Broadway Season, Cirque Mother Africa is returning to Australia in 2023 with...

Two women dressed in tweed and fur standing in front of brick building looking stylish

Ballarat Tweed Ride

Festivals and Celebrations

20 May 2023

Distance from: 10.4 kms | Price from: $10.00

Social cycling and timeless style.A Tweed Ride is a bike ride where a group of cyclists dress up in historic...

Winston the dog sniffing truffle

A Summer Truffle Immersion at Black Cat Truffles

Food and Wine

4 Feb 2023 to 25 Feb 2023

Distance from: 24.1 kms | Price from: $60.00

Forage and extract edible gold on a gorgeous summer’s day.Find yourself amidst the beautiful truffiere that is Black Cat Truffles....

Backyard Beekeepers

Secret Life Of Bees: Open Hive Experience

Food and Wine

19 Feb 2023

Distance from: 11.6 kms | Price from: $65.00

Immerse yourself in a curious experience held at an urban apiary in the centre of Ballarat - Backyard Beekeeping Ballarat....

The Crafty squirrel Japanese Retreat

The Crafty Squirrel Japanese Craft Retreat

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

19 Mar 2023 to 21 Mar 2023

Distance from: 13.2 kms | Price from: Not Available

Join designer/maker Morgan Wills from the Crafty Squirrel on a fabulous Japanese themed craft retreat. Not in Japan but in...

Market and Circus

Ballarat Market

Markets

5 Feb 2023 to 11 Jun 2023

Distance from: 13.1 kms | Price from: $1.00

The Ballarat Market is a not for profit community market, run by volunteers in the Rotary Club of Ballarat South....

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