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November 2017

Clydsdale Heavy Horse & Heritage Festival

November 20 - November 21

The Heavy Horse Festival started in 2007 with the idea of retaining  Australia’s heritage by holding a heavy horse show in conjunction with the working draft group – the prominent breeds being shown were only Clydesdale & Shire horses.

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One Electric Day

November 26
Werribee Park

Aussie music royalty perform at Werribee Park.

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December 2017

Summer Twilight Picnic

December 1 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Summer Twilight Picnic will feature multicultural live performances, kids’ activities, handmade Christmas gifts and scrumptious food.  There will be food trucks, market stalls and great live music, the Summer Twilight Picnic will have something for everyone.

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Christmas at the Lakes

December 2 @ 2:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Breezewater Reserve,
25 The Breezewater, Point Cook VIC 3030
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Now in its 12th year, this community event is a must for families. Stall holders will be able to operate from 2pm until 10:30pm on Saturday, 2 December 2017 at the Breezewater Reserve, Sanctuary Lakes. The event will include a firework display followed by more great entertainment.

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Williamstown Christmas Night Market

December 9 @ 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Unnamed Venue,
Ferguson St and Douglas Parade
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Enjoy face-painting, music and a visit from Santa – plus all the best shops in Williamstown ready for Christmas.

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Melbourne Toy-Run

December 17
various

The Melbourne Toy Run has always been a popular ride with Victorian motorcyclists. Riders dress up their bikes, trikes and scooters with Christmas decorations and ride to a destination to give toys and food for the kids for Christmas. The Salvation Army trucks will be waiting to receive these generous gifts from the bikers.

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January 2018

A sense of place, a sense of space: by Dovey Dee

January 1, 2018 - January 19, 2018
Joel Gallery,
5 Sargood St
Altona,
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Dovey Dee’s vision of the Australian landscape shared with friends, colleagues, and the art audience at the Joel Gallery as part of a ‘cultural’ exchange exhibit destined for southern California (in June 2017) through a collaboration with the dA Center for the Arts in Pomona California. These new works are part of her embracing and exploring her adopted country and her desire to share that vision with my homeland.

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Let Them Eat Cake

January 1, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Werribee Mansion

Rollicking into its sixth year, how time flies when we are having fun. So far from the norm yet so close to the CBD, Cake is an architecturally abstract and indulgent gathering. Featuring a carefully curated cabal of the finest electronic DJ’s and live performers on plushly exotic hand built stages. Cake tastes surreptitiously indulgent. Artisinal food and cocktail bars will satisfy your every whim and there is art and fun to explore in the majestic grounds of our friend…

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Melbourne Aces

January 4, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Melbourne Ballpark, Merton Street, Laverton

Australian Baseball League season starts and continues during January. For a summer of top level sport and family fun. For further details and a game schedule visit website.

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So Frenchy So Chic

January 14, 2018
Werribee Park,
K Road
Werribee South , VIC 3030 Australia
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A party and a picnic in the park celebrating life and culture, the Frenchy way. Live in the moment, make new memories and get lost in joie de vivre. A summer French escape of music, food and friends.

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GOWEST as part of Midsumma Festival

January 14, 2018 @ 8:00 am - February 4, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Various Locations

Showcasing the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer community from Melbourne’s west. Check website for events.

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National Clydesdale and Heavy Horse Festival

January 20, 2018 - January 21, 2018
Werribee Park National Equestrian Centre

Learn about beautiful heavy horse breeds such as Percherons, Clydesdales, Gypsy Cobs and more. Enjoy working horse demonstrations, see heavy harness trade vehicles and much more at this unique event, celebrating its 10th birthday.

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WSTC Australia Day Triathlon

January 26, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Esplanade, Altona Beach

Start your Australia Day holiday with a swim, run or ride – this event is fun for children and adults.  

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February 2018

Summersault 2018

February 10, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Town Centre, Recreation Reserve, Caroline Springs.

Summersault is summer showcase of sensational music, food, artisan market shopping, rides and amusements – all topped off with a spectacular fireworks finale. Time: 4pm -10pm ( Main Event)     2pm – 10pm (Carnival) Fireworks finale at approx 10pm, fireworks time is dependent on weather conditions (Please ensure you arrive nice and early to ensure you don’t miss out).

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The Moonee Valley Festival

February 25, 2018
various

Residents of Moonee Valley have been coming together each year for a fun summer day in Queens Park since 1977.  

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March 2018

Pier to Plate – part of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

March 16, 2018 - March 25, 2018

Live cooking demonstrations, fresh fish, events for the kids and gourmet pop-ups at a stunning waterfront location.

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Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

March 16, 2018 @ 8:00 am - March 25, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
various,
VIC 3013

The west is home to some of Melbourne’s most diverse food scenes. The annual rickshaw run is now a staple.

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April 2018

Mansion Fun Run

April 27, 2018
Werribee Park

Set on the grounds of Werribee Mansion and Werribee Park, The MyPhysio Werribee Mansion Run starts and finishes on the lawns of the magnificent Werribee Mansion. The event caters for all levels of fitness and all members of the family with a two lap half marathon and 10km runs for the experiences runner, 5.5km Run/walk event for the less experienced. There is also a 1.2km kids dash, to ensure no one misses out.

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November 2018

Lost Lands

November 3, 2018 - November 4, 2018
Werribee Park

The Lost Lands is a two-day festival of music, art and theatre for the very young, the old and the in-between.

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In addition to the above Calendar there is a large range of venues with ongoing programs of exhibitions, performances, events, tours, screenings, holiday programs, sports events. These venues include: