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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2022 Festival Program
From Paynesville on the Gippsland Lakes to Omeo in the High Country, and all the way to Mallacoota in the far east, our 2022 festival program is jam-packed full of family-friendly events, epicurean adventures, workshops and beautiful art installations for you to experience and explore during the East Gippsland Winter Festival.
Round up your family and friends, grab your jackets and beanies and book your spots now!
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2022 event planning is now closed and the festival program is being finalised.
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