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Hurstbridge Wattle Festival - 2020 festival cancelled

Location: 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.

For festival information visit Wattle Festival.



Diamond Creek Rotary Town Fair - 2020 festival cancelled

Location: Marngrook Oval and Coventry Ovals, Diamond Creek

Enjoy yourselves with the exciting events planned at the Diamond Creek Rotary Spring Town Fair.

Australia is a diverse, multicultural, multi-ethnic and multilingual country, with this in mind, we invite all groups to come along and enjoy our vast range of crafts, activities, foods and entertainment from different corners of the world.  

From our rich heritage, we can experience and taste a variety of foods from many different countries. So, hop in and enjoy the extensive selection of food experiences that will be on show at this year’s Spring Town Fair!
For festival dates and program details visit Diamond Creek Town Fair.



Eltham Mudbrick Tour - 2020 tour cancelled

Location: Various locations

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.

For event date and program details visit Eltham Mudbrick Tour.

Nillumbik Pet Expo - 2020 expo cancelled

Location: 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.

For expo date and program details visit Nillumbik Council website.

On the Hill Festival - 2020 festival cancelled

Location: Firefighters Memorial Park, Main Road, Panton Hill

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

Made On the Hill is a celebration and exhibition of craft, baking, local garden produce, preserves, floral art and writing. 

For festival information visit On the Hill Festival



Rotary Eltham Festival - 2020 festival cancelled

Location: Eltham

The Rotary Eltham Festival 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.

For festival dates and program details visit elthamfestival.org.au


Events in 2021



Eltham Jazz, Food and Wine Festival

Location: 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.

For festival dates and program details visit Eltham Jazz Festival.



Warrandyte Festival

Location: Banks of the Yarra, Warrandyte Township and Stiggants Reserve, Yarra Street, Warrandyte

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

For festival dates and program details visit Warrandyte Festival.