Embrace the chill of the season with an abundant celebration of art, wine, craft beer, local produce and live music.

Be welcomed by friendly locals and creative communities for a series of collaborative events across three and a half weeks to discover the treasures of East Gippsland. The festival salutes winter’s long nights with pop-up events, lavish winter feasts, art installations, lantern parades, tours, workshops and more.

Jun 25

Lakes Entrance Lantern Festival

The Lakes Entrance Lantern Festival will be held on the foreshore on Saturday June 25th to celebrate the winter solstice and our wonderful part of East Gippsland. For the 3rd year we will 'Light up the Lake' with our parade of beautiful hand-made lanterns - many created by our local school children.

Jun 22 - Jul 3

Sardine Dining winter lunch series at Ocean Grange

Highly acclaimed hatted restaurant Sardine Dining are teaming up with the iconic Ocean Grange Homestead once again to bring you a sensational series of winter lunches as part of the 2022 East Gippsland Winter Festival.

Jul 2

Steph Strings LIVE at the Waterwheel Beach Tavern

Singer/songwriter Steph Strings will be playing live at the Waterwheel Beach Tavern with local duo Todd Cook & Martin Potts. Come along for a great night of live music next to Lake Tyers and the Ninety Mile Beach.

Jul 8 - Jul 10

Sailors Grave Brewing ‘Deep in the Weeds’ Festival

Join Sailors Grave for the return of ‘Deep in the Weeds Festival’ and 3 big days of weird & wonderful beers, live music and good food in Orbost alongside the famous Snowy River, with their mates from Bodriggy Brewing.

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