The Easter Parade is on Easter Monday and is a wide ranging collection of things Maldonian, from fire trucks to the Garden Club, penny farthing bicycles to occasional political statements.
Afterwards there is much merriment in the shopping areas of the village with an egg tossing competition, and all cafes and restaurants are open for business.
The Castlemaine State Festival is a biennial ten-day multi-arts celebration. The Festival showcases works from the region’s finest artists and performing arts companies, alongside those by national and international artists.
Only a short drive from several of our beautiful BnB’s Taradale yet again celebrates with their Mineral Springs Festival.
Something for everyone including handcrafted local wines, produce including olives, oils, preserves, puddings and more. Multi-cultural food stalls and an Aussie BBQ.
Entertainment all day for young and old including African drumming workshops, acoustic, Indonesian, Cuban and SKA>
Enjoy a range of children's activities including jumping castles and face painting.
BYO picnic blanket and basket to fill.
We’ve got a bad case of Gold Fever!
The beautiful township of Blackwood once again will host The Gold Panning Championships
A celebration of Australia’s gold rush history where many towns were born in our region.
With several categories organised to cater for all ages and skill levels. Finals between the fastest recorded times will be conducted for Men’s and Women’s skilled, and the Eureka challenge.
Finish the day off with the Gold Panners Dinner at the Greendale Hotel.
Great Family Day Fun!
Experience old school Australian fun with Lyonville’s Annual Woodchop.
Australia’s Best Axeman…$1000 1st Prize Championship 325mm Standing Block
Entry $5 (Kids Free).
Free Jumping Castle, Food Stalls, Bar, Refreshments,
Explore the region this weekend and get a taste of country life.
Entry via gold coin donation!
Treasures to be found!
Malmsbury Town Hall, Mollison Street, Malmsbury VIC, Australia
This years La Primavera festival will be an intimate affair that continues Lavandula’s tradition of celebrating the Swiss Italian history and influence of the area.
This year highlights the region's health-giving underground mineral waters and the dedicated healing practitioners that are so important to the Hepburn Shire.
Make a date with one or more of the region's best healing practitioners who'll be available to help you relax, rejuvenate and reinvigorate. Explore the original 1850s stone farmhouse for an in depth tour conducted by the original descendants. Take a leisurely stroll around the gardens and deeply breathe in the clean, country air and take in wide views of the grounds and beyond. It is a day for the whole family to come together and celebrate the birth of spring.
The 15th Biennial Castlemaine & District Festival of Gardens.
For just over 25 years the gardeners of Castlemaine & District have opened their front gates and welcomed visitors in to enjoy the fruits of their labours.
Every two years, in Melbourne Cup Week, around 25 selected gardens are offered for your enjoyment. As always there is a variety of gardens, from grand and historical gardens to small cottage plots and gardens which will intrigue and inspire.
This year there will be 22 Gardens of the Goldfields open.
KCAT2018 is a celebration of contemporary art and the energies that resonate in place and community. Buy a KCAT PASS (which includes a map) and head out on a treasure hunt to find artworks by ten Australian artists on display in unusual sites all over Kyneton, indoor and outdoor.
Wander the heritage fruit orchard and be inspired, taste the best of heritage fruit and learn to cultivate your own organic produce at the free mini workshops and buy produce from local stallholders. Or book into an expert masterclass at an additional cost (bookings essential).