Festivals calendar

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Hurstbridge Wattle Festival

Sunday 25 August 2019
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 14 September 2019
Marngrook Oval and Coventry Ovals, Diamond Creek


Eltham Mudbrick House Tour

Sunday 20 October 2019

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.


Nillumbik Pet Expo

Sunday 20 October 2019, 
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

October 2019
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.

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

Rotary Eltham Festival

Saturday 9 November 2019 12:00pm - 9:30pm 
Sunday 10 November 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm
Eltham Town Square and Alistair Knox Park

Eltham Rotary 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.

Upcoming events for 2020

Eltham Jazz, Food and Wine Festival

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

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 more

Warrandyte Festival