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Regional Tourism Guide for Gippsland
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Gardivalia Festival of Gardens
Date Sun 7th Oct 2018 to Sun 28th Oct 2018
The Gardivalia Festival of Gardens is a month-long celebration of everything gardening.

Gardivalia Festival of Gardens encompasses 19 open gardens and a myriad of garden related events, including community and school gardens, workshops and demonstrations, art exhibitions, music, Spring Festival, senior citizens walk, markets and sculpture displays.
Roy Orbison & Johnny Cash Reborn
Date Fri 19th Oct 2018
Internationally renowned Artist Dean Bourne and acclaimed country singer Chris Callaghan will take you on a magical celebration of the iconic hits of superstars Roy Orbison and Johnny Cash together in concert in The Men In Black Tour.

Direct from a sold out national tour, the sensational Dean Bourne has been described as 'the chosen one' both physically and vocally as he performs the iconic hits of music legend Roy Orbison – Pretty Woman, Crying, Dream Baby, Leah, Blue Bayou, Penny Arcade, Danny Boy, Only The Lonely, In Dreams, Candy Man, You Got It, Workin’ For The Man, Running Scared and many more.

Australian country music sensation Chris Callaghan is sensational with his rugged Johnny Cash looks and gravel voice he takes you back in time with hit after massive hit.

Come and hear legendary hits such as – Ring of Fire, Folsom Prison Blues, Walk The Line, Big River, Ghost Riders In The Sky, Orange Blossom Special, Get Rhythm, A Boy Named Sue, Man In Black, and many more.

This is one rock and roll event not to be missed.
Araluen Wheels Festival
Date Fri 19th Oct 2018
The Araluen Wheels Festival is a family friendly event featuring a whole host of great displays.

On the day there will be a Show and Shine competition, huge navy vehicles, emergency services, vintage cars, bikes and motorcycles.

There will also be plenty of food, entertainment, market stalls a photography competition and much more.

Be sure to keep the date free for an afternoon full of delicious food, great rides and a wheely good time.
Ride for Motor Neuron Disease Research
Date Sat 20th Oct 2018
Cox’s Bridge to Cox’s Place is a 64 kilometre (approximately) bike ride from Cox’s Bridge in Sale to Cox’s Place in Loch Sport.

Riders and the general public can enjoy food and refreshments, whilst relaxing and listening to the live entertainment and wonderful festival atmosphere. The event will offer catering for the whole family. Riders must register by 8:15am.
Heyfield Food and Wine Festival
Date Sun 21st Oct 2018
Central Gippsland is well known as being a hub for fine food and wine, and the Heyfield Food and Wine Festival is the place to get your fill.

The Heyfield Food and Wine Festival offers food and wine stalls as well as entertainment for an afternoon of relaxation and enjoyment.
The Last Night of the Proms
Date Sun 21st Oct 2018
The Sale City Band presents its second annual tribute to the famous BBC Proms. This year has a hint of World War I nostalgia in recognition of the armistice centenary. Sing along with snippets of the old time popular songs. Mixed with traditional flag waving favourites Rule Britannia, Land of Hope and Glory and Jerusalem will be an eclectic selection of music old and new. An entertaining afternoon to celebrate the best of being British.
Halloween at Old Gippstown
Date Fri 26th Oct 2018
Come along for a fun filled night for the whole family, trick or treat passes available, rides, haunted house, side shows, face painting and much more.

Dress up in your spookiest outfit and enter best dressed costume open to all ages.
Maffra Agricultural Show
Date Fri 26th Oct 2018 to Sat 27th Oct 2018
The Maffra Show Committee strives to provide a true Agricultural Show, also providing entertainment for the whole family throughout the day.



Activities include chainsaw carving, steam engine display, animal nursery, pet parade, food and wine court, roving entertainment and then during the night carnival, woodchop competition, “The Maffra Mile”, shetland derby and culminating with a spectacular fireworks display.

There is a very extensive program for Equestrian competitors including a full two day program for showjumping held on a purpose built arena which is well watered and topped with sand annually.



Livestock entries are received each year for dairy cattle, beef cattle, dairy goats and poultry. Individual beef cattle breeds are also featured at times.

Entries in arts and crafts are displayed in two pavilions and include open classes, secondary and primary student classes, senior citizens work and Country Women's Association.

On display will be flowers, floral art, plants, fruit and vegetables, cookery (including Maffra’s Rainbow Cake With a Twist), jams, sauces and provisions, beading, handmade cards, painting drawing, graphic design, woodwork, knitting, crocheting, scrapbooking and photography.

Cancer Council High Tea
Date Fri 26th Oct 2018
Join the Sale Branch of the Cancer Council Victoria for an afternoon of fun and friends at their High Tea fundraiser. The team will be hosting a traditional, elegant high tea service with delicious high tea treats and exquisite tea china. Lucky door prizes and raffles on the day. Contact the Sale Branch team for more information.
Ian Moss Live
Date Fri 26th Oct 2018
Ian Moss delivers an unforgettable sound – not only as a telling soloist on guitar but especially with his silken voice, ringing with clarity and resonating with pure soul. While primarily recognised as an axeman of tenacity and sweet melodic sensibility, Ian’s distinctive vocal is the essential signature of his soulful, bluesy muse – as it has been since his first tentative foray into music during the early 1970s.

2018 will bring a new chapter in Ian’s career as he releases the new self-titled studio album, his sixth, and heads to regional Australia armed with his acoustic guitar and incredible songs.
Halloween at Coal Creek
Date Sat 27th Oct 2018
Halloween at Coal Creek is a great festival for all the family.

Gold coin donation per person on gate.

Trick or treat available for everyone, bring your own bag to collect your goodies. The collection is from 5:30 to 8:00pm and is $6 per person. Other ticketed activities $6 per person.

There will also be ghost train rides, as well as many other activities including roving performers, snake busters, apple bobbing, monster bash disco and blazing bonfire.

There is also a best dressed competition with cash prizes.

Come down to Coal Creek for a fun filled Halloween.
Studio 54 Party
Date Sat 27th Oct 2018
Hey Party People - bring your dancing shoes, wear your most extravagant outfit, and be bold; because there's going to be a show. The world's most famous Studio 54 party from New York is coming to town.

Studio 54 was known for its wild nights full of sequins, glitter, satin, shoulder pads, fur coats, metallics, with celebs like Cher, Bianca Jagger and Diana Ross rolling up to the dance floor in the most lavish head-to-toe outfits.

For guaranteed good vibe disco tunes, your favourite man with a van DJ Nige has been booked, stacked the Champagne Tower to get the party started, and more surprises waiting for you.

One night only.
Gippsland Health and Wellness
Date Sat 27th Oct 2018
The Gippsland Health and Wellness Event have selected a tribe of producers, retailers, foodies and health professionals to bring you a hub for all things wellness.

They are passionate about helping their local community become more aware of their own health. This event will host over 20 businesses within Gippsland.

The event will have free Gippsland Health and Wellness calico reusable bags filled with vouchers from the wellness tribe attendees with entry (valued at over $100),
amazing and informative guest speakers from the likes of Dr Wayne Todd-SD Protocol, Suzie Coney from Radiant Health Investment , Tegan Mckay from The Mindful Hub, and many more throughout the day.

There will be free tasters and demonstrations on health foods and learn how to recreate these at home.

Food and lunch will be available to purchase from Avon Ridge with a special Gippsland Health and Wellness menu focusing on healthy local produce. And of course, organic coffee.
Songs and Tales of Angry Old Men
Date Sat 27th Oct 2018
The Songs and Tales of Angry Old Men, a celebration of rock 'n' roll and the songs that defined great moments throughout the decades.

The Songs and Tales of Angry Old Men features more than 20 great songs interwoven with tales that reveal surprising and unknown stories behind the music. Audiences can expect music from legendary artists including Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits, Jim Morrison, Nick Cave, Johnny Cash, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and many more.

The Songs and Tales of Angry Old Men will be led by Jeremy Edwards and Matt Ross performing vocals and guitar; supported by Wayne Kellett (bass and vocals), Di Solomon (keys and vocals) and George Brugmans (drums).

Featuring all the hits that defined an era.
Open Garden Weekend
Date Sat 27th Oct 2018 to Sun 28th Oct 2018
View stunning gardens from Mal and Chris Bartram (Won Wron), Bob and Faye Taylor (Won Wron), John Nicholson and Anne Collins (Langsborough), Mrs Rosemary Hamill (Alberton) and Kylie and David Bax.

Held on Saturday 27 October and Sunday 28 October from 10:00am to 3:00pm.
Ladbroke's Sale Cup Day
Date Sun 28th Oct 2018
The Sale Cup is Gippsland’s signature race day and is traditionally run on the Sunday after the Cox Plate in October.

It is the premier race meeting in Gippsland featuring the listed $150,000 Sale Cup that attracts top class horses, trainers and jockeys from the biggest stables in Australia.

The Sale Turf Club is a great place to enjoy a day of country racing providing a relaxed and stunning environment for a day out and being an easy two hours drive from Melbourne. Sale Turf Club also has a fantastic viewing area of the horses in the mounting yard making you feel part of the action.

Fashions on the Field is always a hot contest; should you wish to enter on the day, please do so at the Fashions enclosure, located on the east side of the Laurels function Centre. Live music is also offered as well as kids activities to keep the young ones entertained whilst at TAB and bookies will be available for those having a punt.

Sale Turf Club also offer free transport, with buses running from Sale, Maffra, Stratford, Traralgon, Rosedale, Heyfield and Loch Sport whilst car park is free on course.

Olivia - Magic
Date Sun 28th Oct 2018
Celebrate the remarkable career of Olivia Newton-John. Hear some of her greatest hits, ‘If Not For You’, ‘The Banks of the Ohio’, ‘Let Me be There’, ‘I Honestly Love You’, ‘Physical’, the hits from Grease and many more.

Olivia – Magic! is brought to you by a talented team of musicians led by the gifted Seona Murley.

She is supported by the talents David Cameron on piano, Paul Cengia on drums and Pete Dacy on guitar with narration by Philip Wheeldon.

Do not miss this entertaining and touching story of Australia’s own Olivia Newton John.
Armistice Living Tribute - Warragul
Date Sun 28th Oct 2018
Armistice Living Tribute recognises the 100 year anniversary of the Armistice. The performance tells the story of the brave military musicians who, from 1914 to 1967, were also stretcher-bearers and medics.

The show pays tribute to and tells the little known story of the World War One musicians who also acted as stretcher bearers, an Australian Army tradition that started in the Boer War and continued through to the Vietnam War.



It highlights the significance of the Armistice and how the end of World War One was both a celebration and a time for reflection. It encourages Victorians to participate in commemorations and activities on Remembrance Day.

The free 20 minute street performance is a great opportunity for the whole community to come together and remember our proud wartime legacy. The acrobatic and musical performance is supported by the Victorian Government as the final event of the four year ANZAC Centenary campaign.

Bairnsdale Golf Club Centenary Tournament
Date Mon 29th Oct 2018 to Sun 4th Nov 2018
Bairnsdale Golf Club is celebrating 100 years of its annual golf tournament.

It is open to all golfers, male and female. This is an opportunity for golfers to experience East Gippsland 's venues, accommodation and activities within the region.
Heritage Network East Gippsland
Date Thu 1st Nov 2018 to Sat 1st Dec 2018
Timber is central to the story of East Gippsland, from its role in the region’s economic development, to providing housing, boats, bridges and jetties and was also exported around Victoria. Employment in the forests and sawmills brought prosperity to the region.
Sale Agricultural Show
Date Fri 2nd Nov 2018 to Sun 4th Nov 2018
Conducted in November annually and one of Victoria's oldest Agricultural Shows, the Sale Show (Gippsland Show -Sale) is a major event on the local calendar.



Featuring a major carnival on the Friday evening, culminating in a feature fireworks display and action packed arena entertainment, the Show is an annual favorite for families.

The Show features an extensive equestrian program together with all the usual agricultural show attractions including pavilions of grown, baked and decorated goods, sideshow rides and attractions, agricultural and leisure equipment and machinery over the two days of the Show carnival.

Rosehill Garden Concert
Date Sat 3rd Nov 2018 to Sun 4th Nov 2018
A truly spectacular and extensive private formal garden in the English style will be open on the weekend of 3 and 4 November 2018 from 10:00am until 4:00pm, the highlight being the two concerts on Sunday 4 November.

Enjoy a meander amongst aged oaks, roses old and new, lawns and hedges. Individual areas including kitchen and picking gardens, formal rose garden and borders. Watch the sheep in the arboretum which borders the garden proper, and look over the tree tops to the distant mountains beyond.

Whilst soaking up the spectacular surrounds, entertainment will be delivered through two Warragul Municipal Band performances. The learners/junior band are combining forces with our Senior band, performing at 11:30am and again at 1:00pm on Sunday 4 November. They have been told this will be the final time that this breathtaking private garden will open to the public.

With a sausage sizzle and tea and coffee available, this garden concert event is sure to satiate your senses and refresh your soul.
Glenmaggie Country Rock Festival
Date Sat 3rd Nov 2018
The Glenmaggie Country Rock Festival 2018 promises a standout lineup. Join The Mason Boys, Innocent Eve, Della Haris, Alberta & The Backroads, Nikki Nicholls with Boys and Rose Zita Falko for a full day of Australian Country Rock Music.

Bring a chair, bring your family, but do not bring your own alcohol. There will be a range of food vendors and a bar are on site. Kids are free.
Arj Barker - We Need To Talk
Date Sat 3rd Nov 2018
You had better sit down for this.

Hey, you got a hour? Look, Arj Barker has been doing a lot of thinking, and where the world is headed. It is not easy easy, but he needs to be 100% honest with you, even if what he says makes you laugh, very, very hard.

Australia's adopted son of comedy returns with his brand new show We Need To Talk.
Glenmaggie Cup
Date Sat 3rd Nov 2018 to Sun 4th Nov 2018
Lake Glenmaggie will come alive with the sound of boats at this years Glenmaggie Cup. Held annually, the Glenmaggie Cup features Powerboat racing - all classes of boats - Inboard, Outboard, Juniors, Hydroplanes and Displacements.

It is a great weekend of entertainment, with Australian Championships run over the two days.

Glenmaggie and District Boat Club being one of five circuit power boat racing clubs in Victoria and affiliated with the Australian Power Boat Association (APBA) at both state and national levels.
Woodside Wildcats Fishing Competition
Date Sat 3rd Nov 2018 to Sun 4th Nov 2018
The Wildcats Fishing Comp is happening on Melbourne Cup weekend from 2 to 4 November.

Meals, bar facilities, raffles, jumping castles and a complimentary bus will be available on Friday night and Saturday.

Huge '$2000 Catch of the Comp' giveaway and lots of other prizes and categories, including tiddler and junior prizes.

Presentation of award winners on Sunday 4 November.
Restricted Access
Date Sat 3rd Nov 2018
Celebrate the long weekend with Jack Ryan's Irish Bar as they play host to one of Gippsland's favourite cover bands Restricted Access.

Restricted Access are a three piece cover band performing classic songs from a diverse range of genres and eras, so there will be something for everyone to enjoy.
Loch Sport Community Market
Date Sun 4th Nov 2018
A Loch Sport Public Hall market will be held on the Sunday of the Melbourne Cup long weekend. There will be all sorts of stallholders selling arts, crafts, bric-a-brac, plants, cakes, jams, pictures and more.

There will also be a great raffle being sold and sausage sizzle will be available.
Harvest Fest 2018
Date Fri 9th Nov 2018 to Sun 11th Nov 2018
Over three action-packed days, Lardner Park will be transformed into Harvest Fest; Gippsland’s newest farming and lifestyle event.

Expecting to draw crowds in excess of 20,000, the pillars of Grow, Make, Eat and Live will be brought to life through hands-on experiences, exciting retail opportunities, entertainment and educational activities.
Australian Paper Tyers Art Festival and Tyers Food and Wine Festival
Date Fri 9th Nov 2018 to Sun 11th Nov 2018
The Australian Paper Tyers Art Festival is held on the second weekend of November each year and this year will be on Friday 9, Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 November and will include the inaugural Tyers Food and Wine Festival on Sunday 11 November from 10:00am to 3:00pm.

The Tyers Art Festival includes an exhibition of over 500 artworks from across Gippsland and beyond across a range of mediums, including Oil, Acrylic, Watercolours, Mixed Media, Pastel, Drawing, Photography, Scratch Art, Designer Craft and the Young Artist Awards.

The Exhibition commences with the gala opening on the evening of Friday November 9 at 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm with live music, food and wine and announcement of awards.
The exhibition continues on Saturday November 10 from 10:00am to 4:00pm with the opportunity to partake of Devonshire teas and have time to view the exhibition in full.

On Sunday November 11 the exhibition is open from 10:00am to 3:00pm and will include the inaugural Tyers Food and Wine Festival with live music and fine food and wine and beer.
Sister Cities Festival
Date Fri 9th Nov 2018
Experience Japan and China at the 2018 Sister Cities Festival. Celebrating Chinese and Japanese Culture on Friday 9 November, be at the Moe Botanical Gardens between 4:00pm and 9:00pm for lion dancing, manga portraits, Japanese drumming, a Japanese tea ceremony, ribbon dancing, an origami workshop, Japanese blues styling's from George and Noriko, plus a jumping castle and face painting.

Spend an evening indulging in free family fun and enjoy mouth-watering Japanese and Chinese cuisine.
Maffra Makers Market
Date Sun 11th Nov 2018
With over 45 stalls, the popular, Maffra Makers Market, showcases some of the best produce and home made goods from the area. Barista made coffee and a variety of food will be available all day. Come for breakfast, come for lunch and come to shop.

Hosted by Boisdale Consolidated School for the third consecutive year.
Maffra Makers Market 2018
Date Sun 11th Nov 2018
With over 45 stalls, this popular market showcases some of the best produce and home made goods from the area. Barista made coffee and a variety of food will be available all day. Come for breakfast, come for lunch, come to shop. Hosted by Boisdale Consolidated School for the third consecutive year.

Entry by gold coin donation, which will support the Boisdale Consolidated School.
Gippsland Vehicle Collection - 1930's to 1950's Display Opening
Date Sun 11th Nov 2018
Gippsland Vehicle Collection will be hosting a huge display day to open their newest display of 1930 to 1950's pieces.

Everyone is encouraged to bring their vintage, classic, bike, horse and jinker. It does not even need to be pre-1960's for the day.

There will be trophies for peoples choice.

Onsite catering will be available.

Summit Survivor
Date Sat 17th Nov 2018
Summit Survivor is the most obstacle-dense mud-run course in Victoria. There are an epic 39 obstacles across five kilometres. This will be the most fun, challenging, crazy day of your life. Walk, run or sprint your way through this epic course. Take on the giant slide, tunnels, mud, nets, beams, walls, zaps and so much more.

Summit Survivor is for adventurous 12 to 60 year olds. 87 percent of participants said they found it the 'ideal difficulty'. Beginners through to hard-core racers will get an awesome buzz and be pushed by the physical and mental challenges.

There is the five kilometre adult course and kids course for four to twelve year olds, with 23 obstacles across 1.3 kilometres. This is like Tough Mudder, but more fun. Build your team, dress up and really have fun with it - there are prizes for the best dressed. Summit Survivor is located only 90 minutes from Melbourne in Trafalgar East. You will not want to miss this. Rally together your friends and visit the website to enter.
Gippsland Antiques and Collectables Fair
Date Sat 24th Nov 2018 to Sun 25th Nov 2018
This weekend event is now in its 23rd year and has grown into a major event in Gippsland with a huge range of antiques and collectables on display and for sale.

There will be something for everyone including historical displays, collections to view and plenty of bargains to be purchased, with over 50 local and interstate dealers in attendance. Free antique appraisals will be available on both days, so if you have something old and interesting bring it a long for Ross Roycroft to appraise for you. This Fair is a great opportunity for collectors to get together and socialize over the whole weekend or just drop in for an hour or so to look at items of interest. Full catering will be available. The Fair is organised by the Gippsland Antique Bottles and Collectables Club Inc.

The 2018 Fair is open on Saturday 24 November from 9:30am until 5:00pm and Sunday 25 November 9:30am until 3:00pm at Kernot Hall, Princes Drive, Morwell.

For all enquiries please call Wayne on the phone number provided.
Yarram Agricultural Show
Date Sat 24th Nov 2018
The Yarram Agricultural Show is a day of fun and entertainment for the whole family, including horse events, arts and craft displays, and much more.

The Yarram Agricultural Show is an iconic event within the Wellington Shire; attracting large numbers of visitors from all demographics within the community and from afar.

As part of our cultural heritage for over 125 years the Yarram Agricultural Show brings the traditions of the country to one central showcase.

It celebrates all things within the regional and agricultural areas of our community and ownership of this event is vitally important to securing it to continue for generations to come.

Maffra Truck Show
Date Sat 24th Nov 2018 to Sun 25th Nov 2018
Maffra Truck Show is brought to you by the American Truck Historical Society. Heritage and working trucks, hot rods, vintage tractors, steam and stationary engines.

There will be fun for the kids, live music and full catering. There will also be a live auction on Saturday at 2:00pm. Exhibitor Camp Sites available.
Symphonic Adiemus in Warragul
Date Sun 25th Nov 2018
The Latrobe West Gippsland Chorales and the Heidelberg Choral Society and Orchestra present Sir Karl Jenkins' Symphonic Adiemus and Giacomo Puccini's Messa di Gloria .

Sung in an entirely invented language, Jenkins’ major new work, Symphonic Adiemus features choir, orchestra and unusual percussions with influences from world music.

Puccini's Messa di Gloria sets the Latin Mass to some truly operatic melodies for choir, soloists and orchestra. The performance will conducted by Peter Bandy. Soloists for the Puccini will be Jeremy Kleeman (bass baritone) and Timothy Reynolds (tenor) .

This project is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.
Toy Run
Date Sat 1st Dec 2018
Latrobe Valley Christmas Toy Drive Family Festival Day.

Come along to a family fun day and donate a new toy to the Salvation Army and St Vincent's De Paul's Christmas Appeal.

Motorcyclists, vehicle clubs and members of the community are invited to be part of this year's Christmas Toy Drive.
TenOrZ Downunder - A TenOrZ Christmas
Date Wed 5th Dec 2018
Three proud Australian tenors of formidable vocal force performing your old favourites that you have grown to love and know over the years.

Songs such as Silent Night and O Christmas Tree, along with a collection of Australian Christmassongs, both old and new, from WG James’s The Northwind, Carols of the Birds and The Three Drovers to The Little Drummer Boy and Walking in the Air.
EGAG WRAP
Date Thu 6th Dec 2018 to Sat 19th Jan 2019
Wrapping up 2018 with an eclectic mix of visual art proudly sponsored by Simon Anderson Consultants, this small works exhibition is open to any medium any subject and showcases some of Gippsland’s best. 100% of artwork sales goes direct to the artist.

Special opening event 5.30pm Friday 7 December.
East Gippsland Art Gallery: Small Artwork Prize
Date Thu 6th Dec 2018 to Sat 19th Jan 2019
Wrapping up 2018 with an eclectic mix of visual art. Proudly sponsored by Simon Anderson Consultants, this small works exhibition is open to any medium any subject and showcases some of Gippsland’s best.

Special opening event at 5:30pm on Friday 7 December.

All welcome. Free entry.
Bronze Camp - Lakes Entrance
Date Sun 9th Dec 2018 to Sat 15th Dec 2018
During the summer school holidays - second or third weeks of December - join the Bronze Camp at Surf Life Saving Lakes Entrance.

The Surf Bronze Camp provides an excellent opportunity to learn new skills in an activity, which not only offers personal and physical development but also an invaluable community service while having fun at the beach.

Applications close 30 November, so make sure to book early.
Carols in the Park
Date Fri 14th Dec 2018
Carols in the Park is a free community Christmas event with a special visit from Santa and Mrs. Clause. Carols to be performed at 6:30pm.

There will also be live music, hot food, face painting and entertainment.
Sale Greyhound Cup
Date Wed 26th Dec 2018
The Sale and District Greyhound Racing Club (SDGRC) will host some of Victoria’s best staying greyhounds on Boxing Day as they compete over 650 metre for the TRFM Sale Cup. The Sale Cup acts as the first leg of the Gippsland Carnival that includes four clubs and their Cups.

The Sale Greyhound Club has something for everyone on and off the track, with kids zones, food and beverage and some exciting racing action.
Inverloch Sounds of Summer
Date Sat 29th Dec 2018
Inverloch Sounds of Summer is a family friendly music food and wine festival. A chance to relax and enjoy the sounds of local and national musicians and the tastes of festival fare and local wine at Thompson Reserve in Inverloch.

The event showcases the natural beauty, creative talents and unique character of the Bass Coast and broader Gippsland region. The festival has been thoughtfully curated by Events by Kate to attract families and to relish the cultural delights at Inverloch's doorstep.

This event brings local businesses together as well as involving local community groups and service clubs assisting in their fundraising efforts.

Sounds of Summer was born to bring an overall experience of the beautiful coastline for all to enjoy!.

Mirboo North Italian Festa
Date Sun 10th Feb 2019
The Mirboo North Italian Festa is a free family day celebrating all things Italian. Set in Baromi Park, the day will feature over 40 fabulous food stalls of Italian favourites with a full afternoon of on stage entertainment including music, singing, dancing, comedy, as well as spaghetti eating and grape stomping competitions.

The highlight will be performances by the Sbandietori di Faenza - 14 Flag throwers all the way from Italy who will perform the medieval art of tossing and catching flags, dressed in costumes accompanied by trumpets and drums. This first time in Victoria spectacular demonstration can only be seen in the towns of villages of Italy.


Food is the hero with cooking demonstrations by real Italian Nonnas and a guest chef with Nonna's Secret Recipe cookbook available for sale.

Add free kids activities, market stalls, and outdoor drinks areas selling Italian beers, wines and the ever popular Aperol Spritz.

For those interested the day starts at 10:00 with an outdoor Mass celebrating St. Paul - Patron Saint of the many Italians who migrated to Mirboo North in the 1950s, a tradition still alive in Italy and carried on in Australia today.

Opera by the Lakes
Date Sun 17th Mar 2019
Gippsland Opera proudly present Opera by the Lakes at Nyerimilang Heritage Park. Nyerimilang is a beautiful National Park with stunning views over the Gippsland Lakes, set in a natural amphitheater.

Opera By The Lakes 2019 features international Bass opera singer Teddy Tahu Rhodes, multi Aria-winning group - The Idea of North, Coloratura Soprano - Georgia Wilkinson and Madeline Crombie.

East Gippsland Symphonia will play prior whilst you munch your lunch. Pre-order a delicious boxed picnic, with profit going to Bairnsdale Regional Health Services, or bring your own picnic, chairs provided. No BYO drinks. However wine can be purchased at the venue, plus tea, coffee, ice cream and cakes.

Tickets on sale now by contacting booking office by telephone. This is a ticketed event and it does sell out.
Farm World
Date Thu 11th Apr 2019 to Sun 14th Apr 2019
Farm World, widely regarded as one of Victoria’s premier regional agricultural events, attracts more than 55,000 visitors and over 800 exhibitors over four days.

The event offers a strong focus on the latest in technology, equipment and information and provides an ideal opportunity to get up close and chat with the experts.

There is plenty at Farm World for both urban pioneers and lifestyle farmers interested in equipment, do it yourself passions, sustainable gardening and horticulture, drone innovation and masses of must-have tools.

Demonstrations and presentations are activated throughout the entire event including those attributed with the Food and Fibre Fiesta.

The Fiesta provides a festive ambience of exhibitor sales, demonstrations and workshops running free-of-charge throughout the weekend.



Information and ticketing for Farm World and functions are available online now from the website, purchase ahead and save time at the gate.

Grantville Pirate Festival
Date Sat 13th Apr 2019
Enjoy a great day out at the award winning Maru Koala and Animal Park at the annual Grantville Pirate Festival.



Pirate games and roving entertainers, jumping castles, face painting, dress-up competitions, play mini-golf and enjoy the animal park all for the one low entry fee.

Meet Pirate Pete along with other roving pirate entertainers and get your face painted or take a ride on the giant slide. See the live stage show and join in the pirate games .

The kids will love the jumping castles and pirate show bags. Then meet, pat and hand feed the koalas, kangaroos and other animals in the animal park. Relax at 'Tortuga' and enjoy a bite to eat and drink in the Homestead Bistro. One low entry fee gives you access to all areas and activities on the day.

See the Maru Koala and Animal Park website for more information about the venue. The exact date is still to be confirmed but will be in October this year. See the Maru website for full details and date closer to the event.