What’s on

Bendigo
Summer in the Parks


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1 Dec. 2018 – 28 Feb. 2019
Various days, times and locations
Cost: Free or low cost
Bendigo


February is music month in the Summer in the Parks program with live bands playing every Friday night across the region’s parks and gardens. There is also a number of other free or low cost events including celebrations for the Chinese New Year with traditional Chinese Dance performances from the Central Victorian Lions Team.

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Maryborough
Relay for Life


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22 Feb. 2019 – 23 Feb. 2019
4pm Friday – 10am Saturday
Registration: $35 per adult
Princes Park (Park Road)


Celebrate, Remember and Fight Back in a fun and moving overnight experience that raises vital funds for the Cancer Council’s research, prevention, information and support services. Relay is a chance for the Central Goldfield’s community to recognise and celebrate local cancer survivors, patients and their carers, to honour and remember loved ones lost to cancer and raise money to help save more lives.

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Ballarat
Begonia Festival


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9 Mar. 2019 – 11 Mar. 2019
10am – 5pm
Cost: Free
Lake Wendouree (Gillies Street North)


A highlight in many calendars, there is something for everyone at the 2019 Begonia Festival, from children’s activities, gardening tips and displays, to live comedy, craft and garden markets, food and beverage outlets, floral demonstrations and displays, and more.

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Daylesford
The ChillOut Festival


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7 Mar. 2019 – 11 Mar. 2019
Various locations and times
Cost: Free with some ticketed events
Daylesford


The ChillOut Festival is the biggest and longest-running Country Queer Pride in the southern hemisphere and features live performances, art, carnival day, children’s activities and a parade. ChillOut has a relaxed, down-to-earth atmosphere with plenty of opportunities to let your hair down.

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Castlemaine District
Harcourt Annual Applefest


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9 Mar. 2019
9am – 5pm
Cost: FREE
Stanley Park (High Street)


The Applefest is a great day out for the entire family with a market, kids carnival, art show, apple pie, regional wines, craft beer and cider, and live entertainment. There is also a CWA rest area in the shady ambience of Stanley Park with a “Show-n-Shine” for car enthusiasts in James Park and the renowned Applefest Art Show in the ANA Hall.

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Kyneton
Lost Trades Fair


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9 Mar. 2019 – 10 Mar. 2019
10am – 4pm
Cost: $20 per adult, $5 per child
Kyneton Racecourse (Campaspe Place)


See over 100 makers practising their crafts and trades including wheelwrights, coopers, silversmiths, gunsmiths, makers of tools, rocking horses, penny farthings, woodworkers, musical instrument makers, clockmakers and many more. The trades and the incredible artisans, workers and makers who continue to pursue these trades as a career will showcase their skills, craftsmanship and share their knowledge.

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Loddon
Minelab Wedderburn Detector Jamboree


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9 Mar. 2019 – 10 Mar. 2019
9am Saturday – 3pm Sunday
Cost: Free for non-event participants
$50 for the Senior Detector Token Hunt
Hard Hill Tourist Reserve (Hard Hill Court)


The Minelab Wedderburn Detector Jamboree is an annual two day event introducing gold panning and detector demonstrations. Bring along the family for a fun filled prospecting weekend and participate in all the activities to do with detecting and gold panning. There will be major gold detector draws and many lucky draw prizes up for grabs.

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