Regional Tourism Guide for The Grampians
Victoria , Australia  
Tennyson King Live
Date Sun 20th Jan 2019
Tennyson King is an international touring act from Hong Kong & Canada.

He is returning to Australia for the third time for a three month tour.

He was a feature act at Bendigo Blues & Roots Festival 2018 and has shared the stage with Aussie legends Paul Dempsey, Geoff Achison, Paul Woseen and Yirrmal.

Tennyson King will be playing new music from his new record 'COAST' so be prepared to be swayed, educated and moved by this artist who has a highly original way of describing the world around him.

His style of rock and roll is infused with earthy roots and blues while subtly laced in psychedelic ear candy.

It is a raw, gritty, and organic sound that makes the soul feel wild and the heart comforted.

Introduction to Botanical Illustration Workshop
Date Thu 24th Jan 2019
A fun two-hour introduction to drawing simple botanical illustrations with a friendly crew in a beautiful setting at the Hamilton Institute of Rural Learning.

You will learn to draw some simple flowers, leaves and botanical elements, and combine them to fill a letter or a shape of your choice. Whether it's the first initial of a new baby, a monogram linked to your name, or a shape that speaks to you, you'll be able to create something unique and lovely over a couple of hours with new friends one glorious weekday evening.

Thursday 24 January 2019 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Perfect pre-dinner creative time. Anyone welcome, suitable for artistic beginners.

$35 per person including all materials, tuition, drinks and a few sweet treats to keep you crafting. Online bookings essential.
Australian Production Sedan Title
Date Fri 25th Jan 2019 to Sun 27th Jan 2019
Production Sedan speedway cars are a road going sedan build before 2010 that has been barred and modified for speedway racing.

Come and watch 60 to 70 of these high-speed cars from Western Australia, Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia and Victoria contest this coveted National title.

Friday 25 January 2019 - Australian Production Sedan Scrutineering and Practice day .
Saturday 26 January 2019 - Australian Production Sedan Title Heats. Racing from 5:00pm.
Sunday 27 January 2019 - Australian Production Sedan Title Heats and Final. Racing from 5:00pm
Australia Day Celebrations in Horsham
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Whether you are a local, an interstate traveller or visiting from abroad, you will enjoy Australia Day celebrations in the Wimmera.

Head to Sawyer Park in Horsham, celebrations will be held on the banks of the Wimmera River. Horsham welcomes you to the Australia Day festivities of 2019.

Horsham Rural City Council with the wonderful support from the combined Service Clubs of Horsham, will provide a free barbecue breakfast from 7:00am which including bacon, eggs, orange juice and fruit.

The official ceremony will commence at 8:00am sharp. Followed by a naturalization ceremony, Australia Day Awards and other entertainment
Australia Day - Coleraine
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Members of the public are invited to attend the Southern Grampians Shire, Coleraine Australia Day Celebrations which will be held at the Coleraine Tourist Information and Exhibition Centre.

Activities include breakfast, flag raising, award presentation and music.

Guest speaker is to be confirmed.
Australia Day - Balmoral
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Members of the public are invited to attend the Southern Grampians Shire, Balmoral Australia Day Celebrations which will be held at Balmoral Swimming Pool on Glendinning Street.

Activities include guest speaker, award presentation, welcome to new residents and free community breakfast.
Australia Day - Tarrington
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Members of the public are invited to attend the Southern Grampians Shire, Tarrington Australia Day Celebrations which will be held at the Tarrington Community Park.

Includes flag raising and a free barbecue breakfast.
Australia Day 2019 - Cavendish
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Members of the public are invited to attend the Southern Grampians Shire, Cavendish Australia Day Celebrations which will be held on Saturday January 26, 2019 at the Town Square, Cavendish.

Activities include community recognition awards, shared morning tea, barbecue lunch at the Bunyip Hotel and music.

Guest speaker to be announced.
Australia Day - Byaduk and North Byaduk
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Members of the public are invited to attend the Southern Grampians Shire, combined Byaduk and North Byaduk Australia Day Celebrations which will be held on Saturday January 26, 2019, at the Byaduk Sports Pavilion.

Activities include free breakfast and flag raising ceremony.

Guest speaker: To be announced.
Australia Day - Glenthompson
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Members of the public are invited to attend the Southern Grampians Shire, Glenthompson Australia Day Celebrations which will be held on Saturday January 26, 2019, at Glenthompson Recreation Reserve.

Activities include the a flag raising and official ceremony with Guest Speaker.

Roast lamb lunch and fruit salad dessert.

Australia Day - Penshurst
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Members of the public are invited to attend the Southern Grampians Shire, Penshurst Australia Day Celebrations which will be held on Saturday January 26, 2019, at the Penshurst Botanic Gardens.

Activities include a flag raising, official ceremony with local awards and Guest Speaker and free barbecue breakfast.
Australia Day - Dunkeld
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Members of the public are invited to attend the Southern Grampians Shire, Dunkeld Australia Day Celebrations which will be held on Saturday January 26, 2019, at Dunkeld Memorial Park.

Activities include a flag raising, local award presentations and free breakfast.

Guest speaker: to be confirmed.
Australia Day - Branxholme
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Members of the public are invited to attend the Southern Grampians Shire, Branxholme Australia Day Celebrations which will be held on Saturday 26 January 2019 at the Old Railway Station Reserve, Railway Terrace, Branxholme.

Guest Speaker: TBA.

Enjoy cold meat and salads, but bring your own chairs.
Australia Day - Hamilton
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
You are invited to attend the Southern Grampians Shire Council official Australia Day celebrations in Hamilton.

Celebrations will also take place throughout the region where all members of the community, as well as visitors to the region, are invited to come together as a community for Australia Day 2019.

For further information, please contact the Southern Grampians Shire Council.
Australia Day Twilight Flights
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Join Grampians Helicopters at Best's Wines in Great Western between 4:00 and 8:00pm for live music, food, wine and twilight joy flights over the vines. From 4:00pm you can take a five, ten, fifteen or twenty minute flight over the vines as the sun goes down on Australia Day.

Flights start from $60 per person (minimum of two passengers) for five minutes. Book you flight in advance or just rock up to Best's Wines and enjoy the afternoon.
Saturday Sips Evening at Best's Wines
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Unique tasting with live music and food.

Opening up the underground cellars so people can come and enjoy a glass of rare and unique wines while listening to music.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar will be providing tasty homemade wraps from 3:00pm to 7:00pm, whilst Andrew Grahame, a guitarist from Melbourne will be playing from 3:00pm to 8:00pm.

Grampians Helicopters will be running Twilight flights over the vineyards from 4:00pm to 8:00pm.

Best's Wines also has Cubby Haus Brewery Beers available for those that would prefer a refreshing beer.

For more details please visit our website.

The Sapphires
Date Sat 9th Feb 2019
The Sapphires is one of the Australia’s best-loved stories. Winning multiple awards as a play, film and soundtrack album there was one challenge left and that was to undertake a national tour of Australia.

Writer Tony Briggs will direct his work in a version he promises will be the most intimate telling of The Sapphires story yet.

Four young women from regional Australia, who like singing country music, suddenly get the chance to change their tune, their clothes and their lives. Wearing uniforms of sequins and armed only with microphones they find themselves trying to spread joy in the hell that is the Vietnam War.

The Sapphires is a funny, heartwarming tale inspired by the true story of writer Tony Brigg’s mother.
Grampians Music Festival
Date Fri 15th Feb 2019 to Sun 17th Feb 2019
One spectacular location, one stage, 20 incredible new artists – Grampians Music Festival celebrates genre-spanning up-and-coming musicians from across Australia.

Small and intimate, with boutique wine, beer, cocktails and food, GMF is held in sunny Halls Gap, western Victoria. With no timing conflicts and 360 degree mountain views, Grampians Music Festival is one very unique festival in an insanely beautiful location.

Grampians Music Festival is located within the beautiful Grampians National Park / Gariwerd, a sacred part of Victoria, a place that has always been and always will be the land of the Djab Wurrung and the Jardwadjali people of the Kulin nations. Grampians Music Festival pay their respects to their elders, past, present and emerging.

Grampians Music Festival is building a safe space, promoting good vibes and encouraging you to discover all that regional Victoria has to offer.

Big mountains and huge sounds – come boogie in the sunshine.

Line up includes: Sampa the Great, Angie McMahon, Wafia, Slum Sociable,Jade Imagine, Body Type, Planet, Milan Ring, Alice Skye, BATTS, Huntly, Sunscreen, Seaside, Rat!hammock, Benny Walker, Kat Edwards, Hobsons Bay Coast Guard, Cool Out Sun, Bones and Jones, White Bleaches, Sagamore, MzRizk and Sweat Dreams DJs.
Lake Charlegrark Country Music Marathon
Date Sat 16th Feb 2019 to Sun 17th Feb 2019
The Lake Charlegrark Country Music Marathon is held on the foreshore of Lake Charlegrark, near Minimay in Victoria.

This is the 28th annual event, where the foreshore comes alive with fantastic country music from talented artists – this year featuring Adam Harvey, The Wolfe Bros, Brothers 3, Sandra Humphries, Fine Form, Sandie Dodd, Caitlyn Shadbolt, Graeme Hugo, Gavin Chandler, Rodney Vincent, Rohan Austin and more.

The atmosphere at the event is very relaxed, easy listening and family friendly with all ages from the youngest of babies to the oldest of grandparents coming to listen to the music.

Free camping is available in the “Paddock”, and limited powered sites are available in the Caravan Park as well as camping around the lake (fees apply).

This event is fully licenced and our food stalls cater to suit everyone’s taste buds, all at reasonable prices.

Bar facilities available- continuous barbecue Saturday and Sunday.

Tickets are available online and at the gate. For more information and frequently asked questions, go to the website.

Leo Sayer - Just a Boy at 70
Date Fri 8th Mar 2019
Leo celebrates his 70th birthday year with a series of special concerts around the world.

After the Sold Out success of his 2015 and 2017 UK tours, Grammy award winning, international chart-topping, British music legend Leo Sayer is touring Australia and NZ with his all star Australian band for a short series of concerts and festival appearances before returning to the UK, Europe and the USA again for the northern summer 2019 touring season.

Known the world over for his army of hits which include Thunder In My Heart, More Than I Can Say, Moonlighting, The Show Must Go On, One Man Band, I Can’t Stop Loving You, Orchard Road and the transatlantic number ones, When I Need You and You Make Me Feel Like Dancing; Leo is very excited to be back on tour in his adopted homeland and looking forward to giving his audience a high energy concert of his much loved greatest hits, and more.

With 16 hit albums and 26 hit singles to his credit, Leo Sayer is one of the most successful acts the UK has ever produced and remains hugely popular worldwide.
Romeo & Juliet - Under the Stars
Date Sat 9th Mar 2019
In a picturesque garden setting, and with some playful additions to the text, the pressure is off and you can lie back, sip a wine, and enjoy.

A timeless classic celebrating the joy of young love, the power of family, the value of friends and the futility of hate. You will swoon at the romance and cry at the tragedy. For never was there a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo.

Come and experience Shakespeare’s greatest love story in one of Victoria’s most beautiful Botanic Gardens in Hamilton. The Australian Shakespeare Company celebrates its 30th anniversary of Shakespeare Under the Stars with this brand new production.

Directed by Glenn Elston OAM with Music by Paul Norton
Natimuk Farmers Market Plus
Date Sun 10th Mar 2019 to Sun 8th Dec 2019
Natimuk is nestled at the base of Mt Arapiles and Mitre Rock, a peoples Market comprising of three distinct sections, the Natimuk Farmers Market Plus has something for everyone.

Showcasing local and regional produce, quality local art and craft, sausage sizzle, crepes, coffee and live music, organic vegetables, jams and more.

Be sure to also stop by the Arapiles Historical Society Trash and Treasure and Boot Sale - opposite the market.

The Natimuk Farmers Market Plus operates on Sunday from 10:00am to 1:30pm on selected dates.
Moyston Sheepdog Trials
Date Thu 14th Mar 2019 to Sat 16th Mar 2019
The 91st Moyston Sheepdog Trials are the oldest annual sheepdog trials in Victoria, possibly Australia. They are being held at the picturesque Moyston Oval adjacent to the main Ararat Halls Gap Road in Moyston.

Four obstacles, three sheep and one dog - sounds easy, what could possibly go wrong? It is set up to mirror tasks of the farm and skills a good sheepdog needs to possess.

The dog must do all the work, unaided by the handler, who only can give instruction by whistle or words. The obstacles are a gate, a race, a bridge and a pen. Time allowed is 15 minutes. There are of course rules, and a scoring system.

Most of the dogs are beautiful Border Collies, with a few Kelpies. The handlers are men and women of all ages, quite often retired farmers.

Excellent country catering is available everyday. Morning and afternoon tea is $5. Two course lunch is $12.00.

Spectators are most welcome for a gold coin entry.

Hamilton Relay For Life
Date Fri 15th Mar 2019 to Sat 16th Mar 2019
Hamilton Relay For Life is an overnight community event that raises vital funds for Cancer Council Victoria’s research, prevention and support services.

Everyone is welcome to join to celebrate local cancer survivors and remember loved ones lost, walking together throughout the night to fight back against cancer.

There are no age limitation or fitness requirements - Relay for Life is suitable for everyone and anyone can join in the fun.
Grampians Texture 19
Date Sat 16th Mar 2019 to Thu 21st Mar 2019
Grampians Texture 19 is where you can develop your interest in fibre arts and textiles. An opportunity to work with Australian and international textile tutors in two, four and six day workshops.

Fantastic Australian and international tutors cover topics of felting, jewellery, print making, books, dyeing, knitting, leather, stitching by hand and machine, fabric and fibre.

Please visit the website for more information.
Horsham Country Music Festival
Date Thu 21st Mar 2019 to Sun 24th Mar 2019
The 12th Horsham Country Music Festival will be held from Thursday 21 March to Sunday 24 March 2019, with another excellent artist line up.

The line up will include Peter Coad and the Coad Sisters, Brian Letton, Johanna Hemara, Sandie Dodd, Col Perkins, Graham Rodger, Kiara Rodrigues, Venessa Warra, Justin Standley and many more.

The official program will be available in 2019.
Natimuk Show
Date Sat 23rd Mar 2019
The Natimuk Agricultural and Pastoral Society present the 2019 Natimuk Show. This is a one day Agricultural and Pastoral Show, featuring activities and attractions for everyone. Please contact organiser for full schedule.
Australian Booty
Date Sat 23rd Mar 2019
Candy B knows your pain. She knows the strain of being female and curvaceous with a body made for touching and a booty most bodacious. She understands feeling like your body is wrong and the pants are right, like you have to fight for food, magazines, and Australian television.

In her debut stand-up comedy show Candy B will get to the bottom of things and leave everyone feeling that little bit more comfortable in their skin.
By a Thread
Date Wed 27th Mar 2019
Seven acrobats and 30 metres of rope. Long spools of white rope run through pulley sheaves and wrap around bodies, explicitly connecting the artists’ movements above and off the ground. Like the booms and sheets of a sailing ship the performers are hoisted and swung by one another to create striking tableaux and breath-taking dynamics.

The actions of one acrobat affect and implicate the movements of others in a precise negotiation of cause and effect.

By a Thread offers rich visuals of inventive aerial acrobatics from some of Australia’s best emerging circus artists. With intense training in a breadth of contemporary circus disciplines, the performers have pooled their knowledge and skills, and then exploded the traditional boundaries of these disciplines to create a show where classic techniques are used in expansive ways.
Australian String Quartet - Dunkeld Festival of Music
Date Fri 5th Apr 2019 to Sun 7th Apr 2019
Tranquility and calm in the Southern Grampians of Victoria. Australian String Quartet with guest artists Li-Wei Qin, cello and Konstantin Shamray on piano.

The divine music of Schubert, Brahms, Bartók, Shostakovich, Kodály and a world premiere by Kate Moore will pulse through Victoria’s Southern Grampians across these effervescent three-day festivals.

With intimate concerts in the charming Mt Sturgeon Woolshed and Myers’ Library and the warm hospitality of the iconic Royal Mail Hotel, tickets to this festival are in high demand.

Dunkeld is a truly magical regional environment within the Southern Grampians and lends a unique charm to this sought-after highlight of the ASQ’s touring calendar.
Woody's Murray to Moyne
Date Sat 6th Apr 2019 to Sun 7th Apr 2019
Woody's Murray to Moyne Annual Cycle Relay is an annual cycling relay with approximately 1,500 riders and support crews travelling 520 kilometres from the Murray to the Moyne rivers.

The 33rd Murray to Moyne Cycle Relay will pass along major roads through the Southern Grampians Shire with a stopover at the Hamilton Showgrounds, as teams raise funds for health related causes.

Cheer on the riders as they depart on Sunday morning for Port Fairy.
The Coat of Many Colours - The Songs of Dolly Parton
Date Sat 6th Apr 2019
From rags to riches, Dolly’s life story has remained humble and honest in her performance. After 60 years she continues to be America’s sweetheart of Country Music.

The Coat of Many Colors is performed by Brooke McMullen. At just 23 Brooke is a Superstar in the making. Her performance will feature all your favourites, from â€ء to 5”, “Jolene” and the award winning, “I Will Always Love You”

A performance not be missed by all fans of country.

Backed by a six piece band.
Y Fest Easter Festival
Date Fri 19th Apr 2019 to Mon 22nd Apr 2019
Held over the Easter weekend, Y Fest offers activities to suit a wide range of age groups and interests including a three-day vintage machinery rally starting on Easter Saturday, Horse Racing on Easter Saturday, four-day golf tournament starting on Good Friday and an art show starting Good Friday.

There is also a busking competition Saturday afternoon, armed bowlers triples tournament on Easter Sunday, along with the major attraction of the Annual Street Parade on the Easter Saturday morning.
Moyston Easter Market
Date Sat 20th Apr 2019
Are you looking for something to do on Easter Saturday? Why not head to the annual Moyston Easter Market.

The Moyston Easter Market features a wide range of stall holders will be selling homemade, homegrown and pre-loved items.

Children are catered for with a free Easter Egg Trail for under 12 year olds. There will also be various art activities for children.

Moyston is credited as being the birthplace of Australian Rules Football, Tom Wills spent his formative years at Lexington Station.

Why not try your skills in the Longest Football Kicking Competition? There are many classes, including juniors and ladies. This kicks off at 11:30am.

Sit down in the Pavillion and enjoy Devonshire Tea or a light lunch, or enjoy a gourmet barbecue run by the local Football Netball Club.

Vintage cars will also be on display on the Oval and live music provided by local duo S.O.F.T.

A great day out for the whole family.

A Taste of Ireland - The Irish Music and Dance Sensation
Date Thu 25th Apr 2019
After performing to thousands of audience’s nation-wide, The Irish Music and Dance Sensation A Taste of Ireland is touring nationally in 2019.

Witness the World Champions directly from the West End’s Lord of the Dance, as they tell the tale of the World’s most loved nation in one incredible live performance.

Told through Irish music and dance, A Taste of Ireland reveals the magical tale of two star crossed lovers leaving their Emerald home forever.

Produced by Australia’s golden duo, Brent Pace and Ceili Moore, A Taste of Ireland transports the audience to a time and place where tunes, taps and tradition are all the very essence of celebrating the Irish spirit.

Featuring an unparalleled cast of World, All Ireland and National Champion Irish dancers, and musicians from around the globe, A Taste of Ireland is unique for a production in this genre and features music and dance reflected through raw talent, which is impressively 100 per cent live.

Choreographed and led by ex-Gaelforce Dance and Rhythms of Ireland Lead Principal, World Medallist and six time Champion Brent Pace, A Taste of Ireland is the quintessential Irish tale, a show never to be missed.
Marina Prior and David Hobson - The 2 of Us Encore Show
Date Sat 27th Apr 2019
After selling out their 2018 show well in advance, Soprano and Tenor powerhouse legends of Musical Theatre and Opera, Marina Prior and David Hobson announce their 2019 Encore Show at the Horsham Town Hall on Saturday 27 April 2019.

Such is their vast repertoire and collective careers, there will be new songs and stories, so best you come along.

The 2 Of Us, Up Close and Personal is accompanied by renowned pianist David Cameron, in a two-hour intimate performance.

Marina and David will perform their classics from productions such as The Phantom of The Opera, Les Miserables, West Side Story, Guys and Dolls, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and La Boheme, to name but a few, as well as favourites from their award-winning albums.

Hear the classics, their recorded favourites and a hint of humour thrown in. Definitely a show not to be missed.

Grampians Grape Escape
Date Sat 4th May 2019 to Sun 5th May 2019
Rediscover the majesty of the Grampians and journey to the heart of Halls Gap for a festival of regional wine, food and music.

Meet the winemaker, learn from the producer, support the family owner and taste the best artisan wine and food on offer in Western Victoria.

Gather your tribe together and embrace your inner food floozy while you wander through a village of 120 stalls that will indulge all the senses.

Enjoy cooking demonstrations, masterclasses, live music, guest chefs plus plenty of free fun for kids of all ages.

There is no better place to celebrate the end of vintage than at Grampians Grape Escape. It is the ultimate experience for any wine, food and music lover.

Stay in touch on the Facebook page or check the website for details.
James Reyne: A Crawl To Now
Date Fri 24th May 2019
A Crawl To Now is a 90 minute live show featuring songs selected from over twenty albums. James will be joined on stage by renowned guitarist Josh Owen in acoustic duo format.

James Reyne’s songs have provided the soundtrack to endless Australian summers, including ‘The Boys Light Up’, ‘Reckless’, ‘Beautiful People’, ‘Lakeside’, ‘Daughters Of The Northern Coast’, ‘Fall Of Rome’, ‘Hammerhead’, ‘Motor’s Too Fast’ and ‘Slave’.

Join James Reyne and his guitarist for an unforgettable acoustic celebration of his career – A CRAWL TO NOW !
Charlton Badminton Club Ladies Tournament
Date Fri 26th Jul 2019
The Charlton Badminton Club conducts an annual Ladies Badminton Tournament on the second Friday of school term three in each year.

Commencing at 9:30am, and finishing by mid afternoon; it is a graded, round robin tournament, so you will have a variety of partners and opponents.

A pleasant day's exercise is assured.

There are five badminton courts in the stadium.
Peaks & Trails
Date Sat 3rd Aug 2019 to Sun 4th Aug 2019
Peaks and Trails is a trail running event, starting and finishing in the heart of picturesque Dunkeld in the southern Grampians.

This event offers a range of distances including 6.4, 11, 22, 26 and 50 kilometre trail runs.

The longer distances take in sections of the Grampians National Park.
Wonderland Run
Date Sat 24th Aug 2019 to Sun 25th Aug 2019
Travel to the Grampians for one of Victoria's most scenic running events, Wonderland Run.

New Ultra distance event for 2019, plus 30ish, 20 kilometres, 8 kilometres and 2 kilometre distances.

With a level of intensity not experienced in any other event, you will be engulfed by a whole different world. You are in the landscape. It will chew you up and spit you out, and you will love it.

All events based from Halls Gap in the mighty Grampians.

Please visit the website for more information including how to register.

Murtoa's Big Weekend
Date Fri 4th Oct 2019 to Sun 6th Oct 2019
Come and explore Murtoa’s Big Weekend, held during the first weekend of October, which provides visitors with a stunning three day annual event loaded with attractions.

The program’s large range of features includes tours of the National Heritage-listed Stick Shed, the Annual A&P Agricultural Show, Saturday morning’s Monster Street Market and Show’n’Shine, Murtoa Cup Race Meeting, Dunmunkle Sumpoilers Historic Engines display and the Water Tower Museum.

Each year, fresh and exciting features are introduced to this massive line-up of events.

Murtoa’s Big Weekend also provides an excellent opportunity for all to experience the beautiful Lake Marma and Rabl Park surrounds.