Festivals calendar

Hurstbridge Wattle Festival

Sunday 27 August 2017, 10am - 4pm
Hurstbridge Township

The Hurstbridge Wattle Festival is a significant cultural event for Melbournians that has its roots firmly planted in our early rail history. It’s a joyous celebration of our heritage, environment and community.

Festival goers view the wattles in a blaze of glory along the Diamond Creek as they approach the township of Hurstbridge. As visitors stroll the main street and the various Festival precincts, they enjoy a fabulous and extensive array of entertainment, events and activities for all the family, many of them free.


Diamond Creek Rotary Town Fair

Saturday 9 September 2017, 10am - 10pm
Marngrook Oval and Coventry Ovals, Diamond Creek


Practically Green Festival

15 October 2017, 10am - 4.30pm
Edendale Farm, 30 Gastons Road, Eltham

Practically Green Festival

Eltham Mudbrick House Tour

22 October 2017, 10am - 4pm
The tour starts at Montsalvat, 7 Hillcrest Crescent, Eltham

Join us in celebrating our architectural heritage. Nillumbik Shire is unique in its mudbrick architecture that has accumulated over more than half a century of experimentation, design and construction.

Local architects today estimate that there are over 1,300 mudbrick houses within the shire. The tour invites you to discover our local architectural heritage with homes open for one day only.

Cost: Adult: $25, Concession (Seniors/Students/Health card holders): $20 and children under 16 are free.


Nillumbik Pet Expo

October 2017
Marngrook Oval, Diamond Creek

The Nillumbik Pet Expo attracts thousands of pet owners and animal lovers.

Attractions include dog obedience displays, pet competitions, an animal nursery, snake handling display and a chance to meet Council’s rangers and local vets to have all your pet questions answered.

On the Hill Festival

22 October 2017
Firefighters Memorial Park, Main Road, Panton Hill

The On the Hill Festival is a day of free activities, nature, culture, music and fabulous food for the whole family

Rotary Eltham Town Fair

Saturday 11 November 2017, 12pm-9.30pm
Sunday 12 November 2017, 9am-5pm
Eltham Town Square and Alistair Knox Park

The Rotary Eltham Town Fair has great music, fun for all the family, BBQ. Music and entertainment for all tastes and ages, stalls, activities for kids, food and wine, carnival. Spectacular fireworks display at dusk 

Eltham Copper Butterfly Festival

date to be confirmed
Edendale Farm, 30 Gastons Road, Eltham

Come and enjoy performance by local primary school children to celebrate the Eltham Copper Butterfly and the community effort spanning more than 25 years to protect this extraordinary species.

There will be activities for children, music and plenty of space to spread out a picnic rug in the beautiful natural surrounds. Cafe Eden will also be open for coffee, cakes and ice creams.

Eltham Jazz, Food and Wine Festival

Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 February 2018
Eltham Town Square and Commercial Place

Enjoy fabulous music, delicious local food and top rating wines in a laid back atmosphere at this family-friendly festival.

Eltham Jazz Festival

Warrandyte Festival

Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 March 2018
Banks of the Yarra, Warrandyte Township and Stiggants Reserve, Yarra Street, Warrandyte

Come and join us as we eat, drink, dance, billy-cart, parade, create, sing, watch films and celebrate on the banks of Yarra River in beautiful bushy Warrandyte.

There will be a craft market, delicious food stalls, live music, a light sculpture competition, dance classes, street parade and loads more!

Warrandyte festival