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Your ultimate guide to winter in Ballarat

Visit Ballarat

01 Jun 2022

Filed underSee & Do

When the air is crisp, the walks are brisk, the fires are crackling, dishes are hearty and the wines are full-bodied, there’s no better time to visit Ballarat.

Centred around the Ballarat Winter Festival (25 June – 17 July) is a diverse range of events, experiences, workshops, tastings and hands-on activities that are guaranteed to warm both the body and soul.

Sovereign Hill’s Winter Wonderlights

Ballarat Winter Festival (25 June – 17 July)

Click here for the full Ballarat Winter Festival line-up


Waubra’s new Wayward Wines. Image: Media Provided

New openings

  • Pencilmark Wine Bar at 3 Doveton Street North, Ballarat (opens 17 June)
  • Wayward Wines at Waubra (due to open late June)
  • Little Vine Cafe at 805 Mair Street, Ballarat (due to open late June)
  • The Robert Clark Conservatory‘s new winter display at the Ballarat Botanical Gardens (opens 10 June)
  • Pathway of Remembrance at the Eureka Stockade Memorial Park
  • Creswick’s RACV Goldfields Resort (reopening 23 June)
  • European-style degustation restaurant Peasant at 13 Lydiard Street North (opening 22 July)

Restaurant Lola

Food & drink


The world-renowned Harlem Globetrotters

Live shows


Australian indie pop singer/songwriter Amy Shark

Music

  • Velvet Bloom at The George Hotel (Friday 1 July)
  • Fanny Lumsden’s Deep in the Fallow tour at the Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute (Friday 1 July)
  • Tex Perkins and The Fat Rubber Band at Volta (Saturday 9 July)
  • Salon Sessions in partnership with the Melba Opera Trust at the Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute (Sunday 17 July)
  • Amy Shark at the Wendouree Centre for Performing Arts (Thursday 21 July)
  • The World of Musicals concert at the Wendouree Centre for Performing Arts (Friday 22 July)
  • The Pierce Brothers at Volta (Friday 5 August)
  • Bjorn Again at the Wendouree Centre for Performing Arts (Friday 5 August)
  • C.W. Stoneking and His Primitive Horn Orchestra at Volta (Thursday 11 August)
  • The Australian Bee Gees Show at the Wendouree Centre for Performing Arts (Thursday 25 August)
  • Frenzal Rhomb at Volta (Saturday 27 August)
  • Thirsty Merc at Volta (Wednesday 31 August)

Trevor Smith: A Fanciful Feast at the Art Gallery of Ballarat

Exhibitions, festivals and fairs

  • Ballarat Record Fair at the Ballarat Golf Club (Sunday 3 July)
  • Eureka Arms and Militaria Fair at the Ballarat Equestrian Centre (9 – 10 July)
  • 13 Moons Collective’s Honour a Woman exhibition at Art Space Ballarat (until 10 July)
  • Poco Film Fest at Regent Cinemas (Saturday 30 July)
  • Lionel’s Place at the Art Gallery of Ballarat (until 7 August)
  • Trevor Smith: A Fanciful Feast at the Art Gallery of Ballarat (until 28 August)

Jewellery making with Sylvia Nevistic

Workshops and masterclasses

Main image: Mr Jones as captured by Matt Dunne

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The City of Ballarat acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land we live and work on, the Wadawurrung and Dja Dja Wurrung People, and recognises their continuing connection to the land and waterways. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging and extend this to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.