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Ballarat Frolic Festival


Frolic Festival is a week long celebration of regional Victoria’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, asexual (LGBTIQA+) arts and culture.

There are a huge range of events for the festival’s third year – more than double of last year.

Frolic Festival prides itself on being intimate, friendly and accessible, and has an exciting array of events catering to the whole community – from the very young to the very young at heart.

The festival will kick off with the Launch and Art Show Opening with special guests, including Gender and Sexuality Commissioner Ro Allen.

Then over the next week there is everything from the Bush Dance featuring Northcote String Band; the first ever Carnival Day with live entertainment, stalls and food trucks all afternoon at Alfred Deakin Place; Granny Bingo bringing the laughs at Trades Hall; an afternoon of jazz and wine tasting; one of the most popular events ever Frolic Cabaret making a return; and Uptown Girl – a night of drag featuring Philmah Bocks, Jojo Zaho and Maude Boate.

There is truly something for everyone in this years program. So, head out west and join in to celebrate diversity and show your support for queer Ballarat.


07 Nov 2019 - 13 Nov 2019

, Ballarat, VIC 3350Get directions

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