Ballarat Heritage Festival 2024

  • Fri May 17 - Sun May 26 2024
  • Family
    All Ages
  • $0.00

The Ballarat Heritage Festival delivers an immersive, engaging and fascinating blend of the past with the present, celebrating all that is unique about the goldrush city.

Walking tours, horse and carriage rides and steam trains make seeing everything Ballarat has to offer an experience in itself. Since 2006, Ballarat Heritage Weekend, hosted by the City of Ballarat, has been a cherished tradition. This vibrant community cultural festival is a highlight on Ballarat's calendar and a major draw for tourists. It's a time when we come together to celebrate the rich history of our beloved city, showcasing its heritage and inviting visitors to explore its fascinating past.

Ballarat Heritage Festival
Ballarat Heritage Festival

Held annually in May, right in the heart of Ballarat's CBD, this event promises two days packed full of excitement and discovery. From public access to selected historical buildings to vintage transport experiences, including visits to the iconic Ballarat railway station by Steamrail Victoria locomotives, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

You can hop aboard double-decker buses, take leisurely rides in vintage cars, or even experience the charm of horse-drawn carts. And don't miss the chance to explore Ballarat's preserved vintage tramway at the beautiful Botanical Gardens! Throughout the weekend, you'll encounter actors dressed in period garb, delight in architecture and history walking tours, and marvel at exhibits showcasing private and public collections of heritage treasures. Check out the round-up of the best family-friendly events at Ballarat Heritage Festival and start booking the ones that appeal to you most!

Get ready for a weekend filled with nostalgia, discovery, and endless fun.

For more information and to book, visit the website.

Where:   Various locations across Ballarat
When:    17 - 26 May 2024
Cost:      Various depending on the event. Book tickets on the website. 

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