Victoria is much more than vintage wineries, undulating landscape and the rolling greens outlining the perimeter of the state. There are some fascinating events held throughout the year, and here are a few coming up in the month of July. Choose premium coach hire in Victoria to attend these events!
Ballarat Potato Festival
Go beyond the tradition of potato salad and the fries, as this festival scheduled on the 1st of July in Ballarat will break all your conventions surrounding potato. The Ballarat Potato Festival will take place at the Ballarat Mining Exchange with an objective to stimulate all of your senses and display the versatility of the spud. The major produce of this region will be put under the spotlight, as you get an opportunity to experience potato in a variety of forms and dishes that you may not get to taste in those high end restaurants down the street.
Fun 4 Kids Festival Warrnambool
Happening at the Civic Green from 2nd to 8th of July, the Fun 4 Kids Festival is one of the best children’s festivals in the country welcoming over eighty live shows and a wide range of kids activities at fantastic activity zones. As a parent, you can also enjoy this week long extravaganza with your own adventure. Just like a theme park, there is only one admission fee for interactive games, activities, workshops and themed zones. Not to forget the best selection of children’s entertainment from across the globe on the performance stages.
Koolin ngargee – NAIDOC Family Celebration Day
On the 6th of July, celebrate the indigenous culture and language of Australia during the NAIDOC week at the Melbourne Gardens on the historic lands of the Koolin people. There will be a grand smoking ceremony which will be followed by ancestral stories around the bonfire with Aunty Faye and Uncle Ron. The intense stories will connect you with all the aboriginal people that call Australia their home. Make an ochre hand-print or decorate your own boomerang before setting yourself off.
The Australian Ballet Regional Tour Presents Giselle
One of the most loved ballets in the world will be taking the centre-stage on the 8th of July, presenting Giselle. The cast includes students from the Australian Ballet School and starring artists from The Australian Ballet. Ever since its premier in the year 1841, Giselle has detained the torn and imagination at the heart. This inspiring love story follows a naive village girl turned into a spirit after being killed of a wrecked heart. With its heartbreaking romance, elegant technique and eloquently beautiful ensemble of white tutus, it’s a must-watch ballet for people of all ages.
White To Wild Art Exhibition – Wildlife Art Society of Australasia
Due to be held on 12th,13th and 14th of July at Camberwell, the White to Wild Art Exhibition will be an event to raise attentiveness about the problem of balloon pollution. There will be a fantastic display of 2D artworks by leading and award-winning artists from across the country, along with 3D Artworks by Barry Mousley, featuring birds. If you are an avid art lover, this is a golden opportunity to witness many artists, many skills and many passions on display under one roof.
Twin River’s Bream Classic Fishing Competition
Running for over 2 decades in the East Gippsland area, the standout fishing event, Twin River’s Bream Classic Fishing Competition will take place on the 15th and 16th of July at the Johnsonville Boat Ramp. The Mitchell, Nicholson and Tambo Rivers of this region are hot fishing spots, and this time of the year is perfect to spread the nets. New categories will be released in 2017 event, to make it even more exciting. Some of the great prizes that you can win include an Aluminium boat from All Power Marine or a Jeep Renegade from Dwyers. Grab your mates to grab some fishes on the 21st anniversary of this competition.
Boroondara Farmers Market
A dedicated group of locals and farmers will be putting up the show at Boroondara with one of the longest running farmers markets in the Melbourne. This market doesn’t compromise with the quality and you can buy fresh vegetables, fruits, meat, eggs, honey, herbs, sauces, dips, cakes, olives and even wine. You can interact directly with the producers and know the secret recipe behind everything. The event is hosted in support of Victorian farmers and is open to one and all. Each and every penny raised by this market goes towards the community projects run by Foundation Boroondara and Rotary of Glenferrie.
Basils Farm Winter Gardening Workshop
On the 22nd of July, Basils Farm will be hosting a winter gardening workshop where you will come to know everything about fresh and healthy organic food throughout the season. Using sustainable practices and design principles, coupled with expert skills of gardening gurus Igor and Ben, they will guide you to transform your garden into one of beauty, health and abundance. There will be free froday sessions as well. Topic include garden designing, orchard designing, soil health and nutrition, pruning deciduous trees and shrubs, winter propagation, kitchen garden harvests, farming worms in the garden and species selection.
The Melbourne Collective Design Market
Peninsula Community Theatre in Mornington will be hosting the creative, exclusive and unique design market on the 23rd of July with an exceptional display of uniqueness. This will be a get together of independent designers and high end brands, coming face to face in terms of style and classiness.
This lifestyle event is a feast for the eyes and thoughts of the beholder. You will be literally spoilt for choice with a wide array of innovative design, fashion, decor, art, homewares and great food. A must-visit event for people of all ages!
Winter Blues Festival
Mark the dates 27th to 30th of July on the calendar for the annual Winter Blues Festival in Echuaca Moama. It has become a feature event on the Australian calendar, with a sorted selection of artists converging for a fantastic weekend of music and entertainment in the streets, restaurants, hotels and clubs. Soak up the roots and blues atmosphere from every corner of the street with lots to cherish for!