Embrace the chill of the season with an abundant celebration of art, wine, local produce and live music.
East Gippsland will come alive this winter with the launch of its new East Gippsland Winter Festival that celebrates all things art, food, music, beer and wine.
Be welcomed by friendly locals and creative communities for a series of collaborative events across three 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 and workshops.
Join Us For The Launch
Bairnsdale’s laneway will come to life with art and light projection at the Laneway Launch (18 Jun, Bairnsdale) illuminating the town and creating a merry-festival-vibe with live music, roaming performers and food and wine offerings.Find out more
Food, Wine and Craft Beer
From collaborations between some of the region’s food and wine heavyweights, including Lightfoots & Sons and Sardine at the Pinot Picnic to a Deep Winter Event with Sailors Grave in Orbost to a long table dinner with Northern Ground at Kings Cove in Metung (that involves hot springs!) - Your tastebuds will be sated and your belly full and warm on these cold winter nights.Explore festival program
Lanterns and Installations
Be spellbound by the Lakes Light Festival (26 Jun, Lakes Entrance) with a parade of lanterns, weaving around lit-up sculptures that pay homage to the region’s flora and fauna. Bask in the glow of the laneway light projections and a jetty-side virtual reality installation.Find out more
Workshops and Tours
There are workshops for those who are young, to workshops for those who are interested in making and creating. We encourage you to take part and create while you are here.Explore festival program