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Ballarat Winter Festival

30 JUNE - 29 JULY

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 Christmas in July : Winter Wonderlights 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!

 

Here's what winter looked like last year...

Winter Wonderlights

30 JUNE - 22 JULY

Christmas in July : Winter Wonderlights at Soverign Hill

Pop-up Ice-skating rink

30 JUNE - 15 JULY

Ballarat Winter Festival Pop-up ice-skating rink

Into Light

3 JUNE - 9 SEPTEMBER

Into Light : 19th and 20th Century Paintings from The Musee de la Chartreuse, Douai

Potato Festival

30 JUNE

Ballarat Potato Festival at the Ballarat Mining Exchange

Salumi Festival

21 JULY

Salumi & Charcuterie Festival at the Ballarat Mining Exchange

Ballarat Boutique

8 JULY

Ballarat Boutique at the Ballarat Mining Exchange

Plate Up Pies

JUNE - JULY

Plate Up Ballarat - The Pie Competition

Meet the Meerkats

PERMANENT EXHIBIT

The Meerkats of Ballarat at Ballarat Wildlife Park

The Red Series

28 JULY

The Red Series at the Ballarat Mining Exchange

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