2024 Festival Program coming soon!

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The East Gippsland Winter Festival will return in 2024! Save the dates....
21 JUNE - 21 JULY, 2024

Experience HOW WE WINTER in East Gippsland as the region comes alive in a festival of light, food, music, art and culture.

Featuring more than 100+ spectacular events right across the region, the East Gippsland Winter Festival presents one of the largest and most diverse winter festival programs in Australia.

The fourth annual EGWF will be a month-long celebration of regional art, food, culture and nature. From Bairnsdale to Benambra, Metung to Mallacoota and virtually everywhere in between, the 2024 Festival Program will have something for all ages and will once again incorporate Winter Solstice and the Winter School Holidays.

Expect beautiful hand-made lanterns, projection art that augments reality, live music in unexpected places, wellness experiences overlooking lakes, long lunches and winter feasts in spectacular locations, creative hands-on workshops, on-foot adventures and more!

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In the meantime, here's a few highlight events already locked in...

Jun 22

Bruthen Medieval Fire Festival

Winter is coming and Bruthen is going medieval for the Winter Festival on Saturday 22nd June.  There will be fun for all ages with sword fighting, great costumes, food and drink stalls, music, drumming, lanterns, fire sculpture and a good old fashioned bonfire.

Jun 29

Winter Nights @ Laneway3875

Laneway3875 in the heart of Bairnsdale will come to life after dark with live music, art, street food, pop-up bars and more. 

Jul 5

Dance of the Water Dragon - Launch Event

Dance of the Water Dragon is an artistic response to the life of the Gippsland Water Dragon. A delightful afternoon of picnicking, art activities and a lantern parade leading back to the Gallery where you will be immersed in a video and soundscape installation.

Jul 6

Lakes Lights: Enchanted Shores

This year's Lakes Lights theme is "Enchanted Shores: Roaming Giants & Mythical Beasts". Marvel at artist-made lantern sculptures, roaming performers, and mythical creatures as the Lakes Entrance foreshore transforms into a whimsical wonderland. Immerse yourself in projection art and soundscapes for an unforgettable community celebration.

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