With a rich history and a bright future Ballarat is perfectly placed for future events. We have a world class facilities for visitors seeking to experience Ballarat and a vibrant community actively supporting the great things happening here.
“ We're directly benefitting the community one event at a time ”
Ballarat is renowned for great events. The annual Begonia Festival held since 1953 is a community cultural festival and a stellar example of the strength of community groups working together over many years to share things that are valued in the Ballarat community.
The Begonia Festival is celebrated every labour day weekend in March at Lake Wendouree and the Botanical Gardens and after many years it remains a major highlight for families local and afar.
Small events and gatherings are equally important to a city the size of Ballarat. Smaller events can engage with specific groups and areas of interest in the community whilst supporting local services and businesses and groups. Ballarat Event's JAZZ series is such an example of special interest audiences regularly attending the performances of emerging local Jazz talent and internationally known musicians.
“ Music is life itself.
What would this world be without good music?
No matter what kind it is ”