It’s official – White Night will shine bright again in Ballarat on Saturday, September 21.
For the third year, the famous night of lights will illuminate Ballarat from 7pm until 2am on the first day of the Victorian school holidays.
Under the artistic direction of David Atkins OAM, White Night Ballarat will invite visitors and locals to journey around the city’s iconic buildings and cultural institutions, streets and parks in celebration of reclaiming and reimagining Ballarat through projection, installations, performance and music.
Last year’s event drew crowds of more than 60,000 people to the Ballarat CBD, including over 15,000 from out of town.
“It’s events like White Night Ballarat which contribute to our growing reputation as one of Australia’s leading creative cities,” Ballarat Mayor Cr Samantha McIntosh said.
“The shoulder-to-shoulder crowds that fill our streets and the chatter on social media that follows is a good indication of how much this event is appreciated.”
“As a council, we’re extremely proud of the part we’ve played in getting White Night back to our city.”
“We are looking forward to working with artistic director David Atkins as he brings our community and visitors a new experience that tells Ballarat’s unique stories in an even more unique way.”
White Night Ballarat will take the lead as Victoria’s regional White Night this year, with Melbourne set to host White Night Reimagined across three nights in August.