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Professional Bull Riders Ballarat Invitational

Professional Bull Riders Ballarat Invitational

Saturday, 9th March 2019
The PBR’s (Professional Bull Riders) Monster Energy Tour will bring its thrilling, adrenaline-filled, edge-of-your-seat excitement to the Ballarat Showgrounds on Saturday March 9. For one-night only, some of the best bull riders in the world will battle the sport’s toughest bovine athletes. The thrilling eight second rides and heart-stopping wrecks make the PBR’s Monster Energy Tour the toughest sport on dirt and one huge night that you will not want to miss. Choreographed with pyrotechnics, concert sound system and mega screen replays, with multiple camera angles that will take you behind the scenes and inside the bucking chutes as riders…
Jekyll & Hyde The Musical

Jekyll & Hyde The Musical

Thursday, 28th February 2019 - Sunday, 10th March 2019
Jekyll & Hyde is an award-winning musical with hits like “This is the Moment”. Don’t miss the Ballarat premiere. The epic struggle between good and evil comes to life on stage in the musical phenomenon, “Jekyll & Hyde”. The musical is based on the classic story by Robert Louis Stevenson and features a thrilling score of pop rock hits from multi-Grammy and Tony-nominated Frank Wildhorn and double-Oscar and Grammy-winning Leslie Bricusse. Jekyll & Hyde has mesmerised audiences the world over and has been described as “The Phanton of the Opera meets Les Miserables". Remember the amazing song: "This Is The…
Ballarat Beat Rockabilly Festival

Ballarat Beat Rockabilly Festival

Friday, 8th February 2019 - Sunday, 10th February 2019
The Ballarat Beat Rockabilly Festival is a three day event hosting events off The Lane in and around The George Hotel and in Alfred Deakin Place Ballarat. The Festival celebrates all things Rockabilly including the music, the fashion, the cars, the dancing and the fun. Ticketed events include Rockabilly and Rock and Roll bands from all over Australia. As well as fabulous music, the festival includes a Tiki bar, dance floors, Burlesque shows, fashion parades, best dressed competition and the much loved Ballarat Beat Pinup Competition. The free party held in Alfred Deakin Place is family friendly and includes a…
Ballarat Cycle Classic

Ballarat Cycle Classic

Sunday, 17th February 2019
Ballarat Cycle Classic is the primary fundraiser for Fiona Elsey Cancer Research Institute. 100 percent of all registration fees go directly to cancer research. There are a range of races to choose from, including: Road Rides (50km, 60km, 80km or 100km), Mountain Bike (33km or 50km) or Lake Ride (six kilometre) around Lake Wendouree or a Fun Run and Walk (pet friendly), 6kms around Lake Wendouree.
The Audreys

The Audreys

Sunday, 17th February 2019
Multiple ARIA award winning folk rockers The Audreys have spent most of the past 18 months traversing the country, and now come into 2019 with some new songs and a brand new show, building towards the release of their much anticipated fifth studio album. The impetuous pair play sets full of old hits, requests, new songs and unexpected (and sometimes poorly rehearsed) covers that feature Taasha’s gorgeous vocals and Tristan’s six-string mastery, way too many instrument changes, great frocks and plenty of charm. Grab your tickets early.
Ballarat Drop-In Meditation – Tuesday Evenings

Ballarat Drop-In Meditation – Tuesday Evenings

Tuesday, 3rd July 2018 - Tuesday, 26th February 2019
In each class a different aspect of meditation and Buddhism is explained. You can drop in any week. Classes begin with a simple guided breathing meditation followed by a teaching and a second guided meditation based on the topic. There is an opportunity for discussion, followed by refreshments. At Mindfulness and the Healing Power of Meditation, understand how to use challenges to develop inner strength and resilience. Heal your body and mind, and find peace through the practice of mindfulness. Class dates are October 9, 16. At Buddhism and the Meaning of Life, understand the essential principles of Buddhism, cultivate…
Catfish Summer Pop-Up Series at Mr Jones

Catfish Summer Pop-Up Series at Mr Jones

Wednesday, 12th December 2018 - Wednesday, 13th February 2019
Enjoy award winning Thai restaurant Catfish is back for a short time. Book now for one of three banquets on Wednesday 12 December, Monday 31 December and Wednesday 13 February. This event is set menu. Dietary requirements and allergies will be catered for by prior arrangement only. No children's prices. See Mr Jones dining website for full details.
Olaf and Kerstens Exhibition

Olaf and Kerstens Exhibition

Saturday, 10th November 2018 - Sunday, 24th February 2019
Ballarat International Foto Biennale in collaboration with Craig's Royal Hotel Ballarat presents a Regional Victoria exclusive of two significant Dutch photographers, Erwin Olaf and Hendrik Kerstens, paying homage to the traditional Flemish masters of the 16th Century. This exhibition is toured by the Kingdom of the Netherlands. This exciting exhibition is open seven days and is free to attend.
The Magic of Gold

The Magic of Gold

Wednesday, 26th December 2018 - Sunday, 27th January 2019
Step back in time and experience the Magic of Gold with Sovereign Hill’s summer holiday program. From the dazzling feats of a magician, to panning for real gold, the program is jam-packed with new activities for the whole family to enjoy.
Ashram Getaway – Authentic Day Retreat

Ashram Getaway – Authentic Day Retreat

Sunday, 10th February 2019
Treat yourself to a day of self-exploration and soulful practice. Join for a Sunday full of connecting to nature and the traditional roots of Yoga. Rocklyn Ashram is a beautiful space nestled within the depths of Wombat State Forest (approximately 90 minutes from Melbourne) and welcome over 5000 visitors per year to experience traditional aspects of Yoga and Yogic lifestyle programs. The Rocklyn Yoga Ashram believe in the vision of sharing a diverse range of wellbeing programs to suit people from all walks of life seeking Yogic lifestyle and awareness practices. In a world that is time poor, they believe…
Writing and Wellness Full Retreat

Writing and Wellness Full Retreat

Monday, 25th March 2019 - Wednesday, 27th March 2019
Join Cath Crowley and Alison Arnold at the Lake House, Daylesford, for a different kind of retreat focusing on the wellbeing of writers, supporting your creative practice, and the link between creativity and wellness. In the full retreat (March) expect three half days of ‘work’, solo time with Cath and Ali, conversation with like-minded people, lake walks, a massage, and time to enjoy everything the Lake House is renowned for: seasonal food, gorgeous (single occupancy) rooms, six acres of gardens. In May, the mini retreat offers highlights of this program and a short sharp burst of luxury.
ChillOut Festival Daylesford

ChillOut Festival Daylesford

Thursday, 7th March 2019 - Monday, 11th March 2019
The ChillOut Festival is the biggest and longest-running Country Queer Pride in the southern hemisphere and has found a special place in the hearts of the LGBTIQ community across Australia and the world. ChillOut retains a relaxed, down-to-earth atmosphere with plenty of opportunities to let your hair down. Please see the website and view the festival guide for all information relating to performances and times.
Todd Cook Live

Todd Cook Live

Saturday, 16th February 2019
Todd’s emotive lyrics, earthy tones and raw appeal connect to a wide variety of listeners. His songs float from intricate folk fingerpicking styles to driving rhythms that stir the soul. His stories of Australian landscapes and people are accompanied with mesmerising didgeridoo and a depth that always engages and entertains. Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the first Australian Cricket team (also first international sporting team) to tour England in 1868, Todd Cook has created a new EP, ‘The Silent Boat’, to convey this epic and relatively untold part of Australian History. The team, predominately made up of indigenous players from…
Movement in Bromoils

Movement in Bromoils

Wednesday, 23rd January 2019 - Sunday, 17th March 2019
Joy’s work has been on the cover of Silvershots, she has written articles for View Camera and Photolife on the Bromoil process, published in Zoom Magazine in Italy, a spotlight in B&W magazine and on the cover of Eyemazing. The exhibition runs from 23 January to the 17 March 2019.
Beaufort Market

Beaufort Market

Saturday, 1st December 2018 - Saturday, 4th May 2019
Held in Memorial Park, the Beaufort Market offers a range of goods for sale from local produce and plants to second-hand goods and jewellery. The market also includes a sausage sizzle raising money for local charities. Stay for lunch and see what this great little town has to offer. The market is held on the first Saturday of every month.
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