Festivals, markets, theater or sports, whatever you are interested in there is always something happening in Ballarat

Visit the Ballarat Regional Tourism website for more information or see below for upcoming events.

Plate Up Ballarat is a new and exciting month-long event celebrating Ballarat’s wonderful food offerings; craft beers, boutique wines and a whole lot more. Taking place throughout the month of May 2018, Plate Up Ballarat will showcase local producers whilst also promoting successful and supportive connections between producers, restaurants and cafes.

Western Bulldogs Vs Gold Coast Suns AFL match 5th of May

The Western Bulldogs will play the first of their two 2018 AFL games for premiership points in Ballarat when they take on the Gold Coast Suns on Saturday 5th May 2018.


Clunes Booktown Festival – 05 May 2018 TO 06 May 2018

Along with author talks, panel discussions and literary luncheons, festival-goers can discover the largest collection of rare, out-of-print and collectible books in Australia, go inside heritage buildings, listen to live music, watch street performers, take a horse and cart ride, try their hand in a scrabble tournament and immerse themselves in the State Library Victoria’s display, which includes one of Samuel Johnson’s original dictionaries from 1755.

Ballarat Heritage Weekend 26th – 27th of May

A huge program designed each year to showcase different elements of the shared heritage and the rich historic assets of Ballarat; including open buildings, tours, free entertainment, activities, performances and other heritage experiences.

In 2018, the focus is on 100 Years of Technology & Innovation, using modern technology (like VR and smartphones) to explore and celebrate the past, and looking at inventions and developments in technology over the past century.

Western Bulldogs Vs Port Adelaide 29th July

The Western Bulldogs will play the second of their two 2018 AFL games for premiership points in Ballarat when they take on the Port Adelaide Power on Sunday 29 July 2018.

On the back of last years hugely successful inaugural AFL game the City of Ballarat is expecting the games to be a sell out, for your chance to secure tickets check out the great package deals available online at Visit Ballarat.