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.
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.
Daylesford Macedon Produce Harvest Festival is a bi-annual celebration of the harvest, dating back to the time when the success of the crops dictated the lives of the people.
Every autumn our festival brings locals and visitors together to enjoy a showcase of unique product from the region’s best growers, provedores, chefs, restaurateurs and vignerons.
Festival goers can try experiences as varied as hands-on permaculture to sausage making; visit farm gates throughout the region and take advantage of the many special harvest week offers. Many become a ‘local’ for a night, shop with the locals at the farmers markets, or taste their way around the region with regional tasting plates and their matched local tipples. We also hold forums on sustainable communities; classes on everything from composting, preserving to bread making; to special winemaker and chef’s dinners and classes.
Taste of Kyneton proudly showcases the best Kyneton restaurants, foodies, producers and vignerons. Spend the day sampling signature dishes from some of Kyneton’s most reputable restaurants, sipping local wines, beer and cider, and enjoy a hamper of local produce by the river or take home for later.