Ballarat is set to transform into a winter wonderland this July, with a myriad of experiences to warm your heart, soul and belly as part of the Ballarat Winter Festival!
Visit Sovereign Hill and experience the magical Winter Wonderlights: Christmas in July display; lace up your skates and take to ice at the pop-up ice-skating rink; or admire the fiery jousting clash at Kryal Castle.
Wander through the Art Gallery of Ballarat and marvel at the old and new art, as well as the Into Light exhibition, featuring treasured 19th and 20th century Parisian works from the Musée de la Chartreuse in northern France.
Indulge in the goodness of locally-grown potatoes cooked to perfection at the Ballarat Potato Festival, or delight in the sausages, salami and craft brews at the inaugural Salumi and Charcuterie Festival.
Whether it’s school holiday fun, a cultural getaway, or a romantic rendezvous that you seek, there’s a day out to enthral everyone as you explore all the glistening winter offerings!
Below is a snapshot of our highlights. More information coming soon!
30 JUNE - 22 JULY
Christmas in July : Winter Wonderlights at Soverign Hill
30 JUNE - 15 JULY
Ballarat Winter Festival Pop-up ice-skating rink
3 JUNE - 9 SEPTEMBER
Into Light : 19th and 20th Century Paintings from The Musee de la Chartreuse, Douai
Ballarat Potato Festival at the Ballarat Mining Exchange
Salumi & Charcuterie Festival at the Ballarat Mining Exchange
Ballarat Boutique at the Ballarat Mining Exchange
JUNE - JULY
Plate Up Ballarat - The Pie Competition
The Meerkats of Ballarat at Ballarat Wildlife Park
The Red Series at the Ballarat Mining Exchange