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  • Jul 19

    Buchan’s ‘Christmas in July’ Closing Event

    Our “Cool Yule” ends on Friday 19 July from 5:30pm with a huge Closing Night event at the Butter Factory featuring light displays, lantern display, live music from Delsinki & The Quiet Coachmen and so much more.

  • Jun 28

    Buchan’s ‘Christmas in July’ Lantern Walk

    Come and join the “Cool Yule” on Friday 28 June from 5:30pm with an Opening Night event at the Butter Factory featuring light displays, carol singers, lantern parades, live music and so much more.

  • Jun 29 - 30

    Crackers and Dip

    Are you CRACKERS enough to take a DIP in the Buchan Pool this East Gippsland Winter Festival?

  • Jun 30

    Bespoke Folk @ Nowa Nowa Hall

    Live folk music, Sunday sippers and grazing platters at Nowa Nowa Hall.

  • Jun 28 - Jul 19

    Young Artists Illuminated

    Based on a marine theme, art works created by the children from Paynesville Primary School will be on display for the Winter Festival. The art works will be illuminated each night with the clever use of black light.

  • Jun 29

    FROTH

    FROTH is an evening of local storytellers telling short personal stories about... festivals, friendships, fiascos. If you love ' Moth' style storytelling - you'll love our 'FROTH' version here at the Slipway Sheds. Darren McCubbin as MC, Dane Nicholls on music in between and Leanne Flaherty in charge! And an evening of the best local stories.

  • Jun 21 - Jul 13

    Free Lantern Making Workshops

    Come along for a free workshop and make a lantern to carry in one of the lantern parades during the festival to help light up East Gippsland this winter. Proudly supported by VicHealth.

  • Jul 5 - 8

    ‘Winter Light on the Lakes’ exhibition

    Immerse yourself in the tranquil waterscapes of the Gippsland Lakes and Mallacoota by local watercolour artist Rod Cross. Join us for his exhibition featuring the latest works, capturing the essence of waterways, boats and birdlife. Meet Rod in the picturesque village of Metung and experience his mesmerizing creations firsthand.

  • Jun 29

    Rose’s Art Show

    My name is Rose and I am 10 years old. This is the fourth year that I am hosting an Art Show to raise money for charity. this year I am aiming to raise $3000 for Trust for Nature. Come along to view some wonderful art, purchase some for yourself or as a gift, have some afternoon tea, there will even be some activities for the kids. There will be a raffle also. Thankyou for supporting me and Trust for Nature.

  • Jul 6

    Winter Chill with Misty Harlowe

    Country blues songstress, Misty Harlowe is a rising star hailing from the hills of Victoria’s high country. Misty will be entertaining us as a fundraiser for the Omeo Hall and Hub, which are an integral part of the Omeo township. Great music, great vibes and great company for an evening of enjoyment.

  • Jun 29

    Glo Ride Bairnsdale

    Join us on our Glo Ride of the Mitchell River Track. Have some fun decking out your bike as creatively as you can with fairy lights, glow sticks, neon, strip lights, whatever you can come up with! It's a party ride together for an hour on 5 - 8km of trail!

  • Jun 30

    Sew Your Own Recycled Blanket Coat

    Join the Bairnsdale Repair Cafe for a special Winter Festival workshop at The Hub. Sew your very own recycled blanket jacket! BYO blanket or delve into our stockpile.

  • Jun 28 - Jul 19

    Buchan Presents – Christmas in July

    Buchan Presents a three-week long program of events and festive fun in the Buchan Valley! Expect magical light displays, enchanting lantern parades, live music, cold plunges, craft workshops, long lunches and so much more!

  • Jun 21 - Jul 21

    Southeast NOW

    This much-anticipated group exhibition of Koorie artists with a connection to Gippsland includes the work of Alfie Hudson, Alice Ann Pepper, Bradley Brown, Jennifer Mullett, Patricia Pittman, Ray Thomas, and Ronald Edwards Pepper.

  • Jul 20

    Safe Keeping the Gippsland Lakes

    'Forever Chemicals': Are you exposed and should you be worried? Learn all about ‘forever chemicals’ (PFAS). East Gippsland Shire Mayor Cr. Tom Crook and Cr. Jane Greason will be in attendance.

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    Jul 2, 3

    Wire and Light Sculptures: Unleash Your Creativity!

    FREE School Holiday Workshops (5-12yo) Kid's hands-on sculpture workshop. Dive into a world of wire and light. Discover the endless possibilities of armature wire as you twist and bend it to bring your imagination to life.

  • Jul 13

    Paynesville Community Craft Centre – Meet the Makers

    Meet the Makers of the beautifully handcrafted gifts, products and creations at the Paynesville Community Craft Centre.

  • Jun 23, Jul 7, 14

    ON FOOT Ocean Entrance Guided Nature Walk

    Local sustainability leader Beth Ripper and other local Landcare folk will host a small group of bushwalkers on a 3 km walk from the Lakes Entrance Footbridge to the Ocean Entrance.

  • Jul 13

    A Postcard from Lakes Entrance

    A Postcard From Lakes Entrance Is an interactive workshop where you will use watercolours to explore your inner artist! Join us at the Slipway Sheds in the heart of the Lakes Entrance fishing fleet. A fun way to create memories! Enjoy a glass of bubbly and delicious nibbles provided by Pickler In The Woods! 

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    Jun 28

    Hot Honey Winter Feast

    Come and enjoy a locally inspired feast, created by head chef, Sam Mahlook. Sit back, relax, tantalize your tastebuds while listening to local musician, Brent Hodgkins.

  • Jun 29

    Southern Lights ~ group exhibition opening @ foundry

    Join us at Foundry ~ your favourite local artist collective ~ to launch our inaugural group exhibition in our miniature hallway gallery space. This year’s theme speaks to the beauty and magic we felt, knowing that the aurora australis was gracing our skies. Come along to enjoy mulled wine & good spirit aligning with the 3875Laneway event.

  • Jul 19 - 21

    Twin Rivers Bream Classic

    Join us for the Twin Rivers Bream Classic, a family-friendly fishing competition in the stunning Twin Rivers and Gippsland Lakes. With over 10+ Bream fishing categories and major draw prizes including a $25,000 boat package, it's fun for all ages!

  • Jun 29, 30, Jul 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13, 14

    Raymond Island Koala Tours

    A one hour guided walking tour of the Raymond Island Koala Trail to see koalas in their natural environment. Explore the trail with one of the team from Koalas of Raymond Island Wildlife Shelter who will share interesting information about our koalas and the environment.

  • 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. 

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    Jul 2, 9

    Sardine Curing Workshop and Lunch

    Learn to fillet, cure and preserve fresh sardines, then cook and share our sardine lunch with a glass of wine or beer, right by the lakeside in Slipway Shed #2

  • Jun 23, Jul 21

    Nourishing Traditions Sourdough making

    Learn the art and science of making a wild yeast starter and sourdough bread on an island in the Gippsland Lakes. Participate in the hands-on process and relax in between by the wood fire oven with seasonal harvest lunch provided and optional meditation and/or garden exploration.

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    Jul 5

    Saucy Soiree: Paynesville Hotel’s BBQ Spectacular

    Get fired up for the Paynesville Hotel's epic American BBQ Feast – three mouthwatering courses paired with a complimentary drink on arrival. Prepare for smoky flavour explosions and unforgettable moments! Don't miss out – book your seat now for one of East Gippsland Winter Festival's ultimate foodie events!

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    Jun 22

    Bottomless Gin High Tea on the High Seas @ MYC

    Join Bancroft Bay Distillery at the Metung Yacht Club for a bottomless gin high tea on the high seas. You can enjoy bottomless G&T's from the Bancroft Bay Distillery range, Chinamans Creek Gin Mojito's and Limoncello Spritz. The high tea will be an assortment of sweet and savoury canapés.

  • Jul 5, 12

    Winter Storytime

    Winter Themed School Holiday Activities at Schoolworks, Bairnsdale. Various activities will be held at Schoolworks during the school holiday period.

  • Jul 13

    Yoga at the Cellar Door

    Join Melanie of Peace and Yoga for a nourishing slow flow to restorative yoga practice. Followed by wine tasting and antipasto as the sun sets at beautiful Nicholson River Winery.

  • Jul 13

    Metung Paddle to Market

    An adventure for those that want to brave the winter temperatures to spend time on the lake! Join us for a leisurely paddle from Chinamans Creek into Boxes Creek and across to the Metung Winter Market on the Village Green.

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    Jul 6, 13

    Creative Children’s Ink Drawing Adventure

    An engaging hands on Art activity combining fun and keen observation which will result in some beautiful ink drawings in a wonderful artist's studio overlooking Nungurner Jetty. A small group of maximum 8 children. Materials provided. Suitable for children aged between 8 and 13.

  • Jul 6

    Christmas in July – Paint, Sip & Fine Dine

    Join us at Three double8zero in Paynesville for this special Winter Festival event! Enjoy a mouth-watering traditional Christmas lunch followed by a relaxing painting session, facilitated by Bohdi Taylor Artist.

  • Jun 30

    The Gift of Deep Rest – Yoga Nidra

    A 90 minute immersion into the art and science of Yogic Sleep to align with this season of rest. We are so pleased to have Rayne Watkin come and share her expertise in the art and science of Yoga Nidra here at House of Yoga, Metung.

  • Jul 5, 6, 7, 12, 13

    A Lakeside Stroll & Fireside Sketching Session

    Learn to look with fresh eyes on a lakeside walk. Meet at the artist's studio above the jetty to explore mixed media sketching exercises. Inspired from your wintry lakeside wander, sketch in an inspiring setting -welcoming, supportive, cosy space, a glass of wine and some nibbles.

  • Jun 29

    Paddlers Progressive Picnic Lakes Entrance

    One of the unique features of Lakes Entrance, is being a town surrounded by lake! Make the most of it with us and join us for a guided progressive paddling picnic, as we sample some of the local flavours from our Kayaks & SUPs!

  • Jun 29, 30

    Cave Songs: Subterrane

    Raven & the Dove return to Buchan’s Fairy Cave for their new show of “Cave Songs: Subterrane” - an audio-visual experience blending original music, visual projections, soundscape and spoken word, all set within the natural ambiance and acoustics of the Blackwood Chamber.

  • Jun 22

    Welcome Winter Rail Trail Ride

    Enjoy an undulating ride on the East Gippsland Rail Trail between Nicholson and Bruthen. On this 23km ride, soak up the serenity of pedaling through our beautiful country side, with no traffic! Be supported by our local guide with tips on the local area and bike mechanic support.

  • Jun 22

    Karise Eden LIVE at the Cow & Fish Pub, Bairnsdale

    LIVE at The Cow & Fish Pub, Bairnsdale - Australia's Soul Queen Karise Eden is set to light up the opening weekend of the this year's East Gippsland Winter Festival! Book your tickets now.

  • Jul 13

    Cotton Tea Towel Weaving Workshop

    Intermediate Weaving workshop with all materials and supplies included, to make your own soft cotton cloth that you can take home with you. It is recommended that you are already somewhat comfortable with warping a loom. However, if you are an adventurous beginner you are welcome to join us, just be aware that you may not weave as fast and might end up with a shorter tea-towel.

  • Jul 13

    Paynesville Water & Lights Festival

    Join in a free lantern making workshop and Lantern Parade as part of our spectacular light installations along the Esplanade. The Parade will finish at Gilsenan Reserve with a family outdoor movie night, food vans and popcorn.

  • Jun 29

    Warren Miller’s ALL TIME Film Tour

    A world-renowned film tour right here in East Gippsland. Warren Miller’s ALL TIME, narrated by Jonny Moseley, brings 74 years of skiing filmmaking to Omeo. Celebrating the magic of winter, ALL TIME dives deep into elements that Warren himself first identified as the stuff of which snowy dreams are made.

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    Jul 12

    Tracks, traces and nightlife – LTB’s wild things

    Lake Tyers Coast Action invite you to explore the different tools and technologies you can use for wildlife spotting and citizen science - learn how to put your senses to work to detect the movements and activities of animals even when they can't be seen.

  • Jun 22

    Chai Blending Masterclass and High on Chai Supper

    Immerse yourself in the magic of spices and get high on chai with this masterclass. Learn the art of blending spices and create your own kind of beautiful chai blends. Master the stove top chai brewing all while filling your bellies with meticulously curated exotic supper menu.

  • Jul 5

    Live & Local at Chez Joe

    Dinner, live music and a local producer showcase at Cafe Chez Joe in Metung. Be entertained by talented Gippsland musicians Olivia Lay and Duncan Clark. The menu features local East Gippsland produce, plus a showcase of local wine, craft beer and gin.

  • Jul 7

    Tour de Tambo – Family Cycling

    A self-guided bike ride from Swifts Creek to Ensay beside the scenic Tambo River. The route winds through riverside eucalypts and lush farmland. Cyclists may decide to ride part of the way then catch a shuttle bus back to Swifts Creek, or complete the full return trip. The ride will be supported by Snowy River Cycling who have standard bikes and e-bikes available for hire.

  • Jul 5 - 7

    Tinamba Hotel Feast @ La Riva

    Roam the picturesque gardens of La Riva whilst enjoying canapes and a complimentary beer or wine. Breathe in the landscape overlooking the infinity edge swimming pool, then settle in for your feast, crafted, prepared and served by the award-winning Tinamba Hotel team.

  • Jul 20

    Outdoor Movie Night

    Come and enjoy a free outdoor movie night brought to you by the East Gippsland Youth Ambassadors and FReeZA crew. Remember to rug and keep warm this winter and join us at the Eastwood Oval, Howitt Ave 3875 on Saturday the 20th of July.

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    Jul 21

    Long Paddock High Tea @ La Riva

    Savour an unforgettable High Tea created by The Long Paddock at La Riva. Large range of Yarra Vally tea, accompanied by twists on classic sandwiches, homemade scones with clotted cream, jam & lemon curd, and a large selection of our best pastries.

  • Jul 4, 9

    Kids Skateboard Painting Workshop

    We have combined our two favourite kids courses to bring you fluid painted skateboards! Kids will experiment with fluid acrylic pouring techniques before executing a final design on their very own skateboard decks!

  • Jun 29, Jul 13

    Resin Art Workshop

    Less than zero experience needed, learn the art of epoxy resin painting in one of our community resin art workshops. Small to medium sized human gatherings, with all the know how and art supplies provided.

  • Jun 22, Jul 6

    Hand Building Pottery Workshop

    A one off clay sesh to ‘dip your toes’ into the amazingness that is claywork. Learn the fundamental skills of working with clay and develop your own personal creativity. We explore mindfulness meditation through the hand building method of clay play, while your create whatever your heart desires.

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    Jul 7

    Junior Ranger Campfire Capers

    Join a Ranger in the Buchan Caves Reserve to make damper and learn about campfire safety!

  • Jul 7

    Winter Warming

    Join the Bairnsdale Scouts and Girl Guides for a fun filled day of activities including lantern making, old-time games (tug-of-war, egg-and-spoon and sack races), campfire sing-alongs, face painting, scavenger hunt and more! Sausage sizzle, S’mores, and hot chocolate available to purchase.

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    Jul 11

    Rustic Rug Weaving Workshop

    Rug Up for winter with this 5 hour beginner workshop with all materials and supplies included. You will create a thick-textured woven floor rug/ hall runner using wool yarn and unspun wool tops. This is a beginner-friendly workshop, no prior experience needed.

  • Jun 29

    Handwoven Houndstooth Workshop

    Beginner weaving workshop, all materials and supplies included, and you will get to take home your own handwoven cloth in the classic 'Houndstooth' colour pattern.

  • Jul 7

    Tambo River Tapestry Weaving Workshop

    Beginner Tapestry Weaving workshop inspired by the Tambo River and valley. All materials and equipment supplied.

  • Jul 20

    Bruthen Band Hall Bash

    Bruthen Band Hall Bash! Local acts from East Gippsland and beyond showcasing original Australian music. Surgeon General Warning: Floorboards will be bouncing! Get your gear on and get ready to party.

  • Jul 20

    Deep in the Weeds

    Join Sailors Grave Brewing for their infamous ‘Deep in the Weeds Festival’ at a special venue in 2024, the Marlo Hotel!! Come along and celebrate the final weekend of the month-long East Gippsland Winter Festival in style with great tunes, delicious food and of course, Sailors Grave's weird and wonderful beers!

  • Jun 23

    Decorate Your Own Tote Bag Children’s Workshop

    Get crafty at our kids' workshop! Decorate your own tote bag with our special fabric markers and once completed we will lock in your masterpiece with our heat presses. Join the fun at our craft studio today!

  • Jun 22, Jul 21

    Paint & Decorate a Flower Pot Plant

    Unleash creativity at our children's workshop! Paint and decorate plaster flower pots. Fun for all ages. Join us at our craft studio for a blooming good time!

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    Jun 22

    Spanish Fiesta Night – Flamenca Music and Paella

    Paynesville Wine Bar presents a special Spanish Fiesta featuring Flamenco music and paella. Special Guests Karavana Flamenca will keep you entertained with their Flamenco, Gypsy and Latin styles of music. Sangria available to purchase!

  • Jul 13

    Winter Skate at Cann River

    Experience Winter Skate: Celebrate community and youth culture at Cann River Community centre and the new skatepark. As part of the East Gippsland Winter Festival, enjoy skating, interactive activities, delicious food, and live performances by Regional Arts Victoria's Bad Kids Project and local talents. Let's create unforgettable memories together!

  • Jul 1, 3, 5, 9, 11

    Murrindal Cave – Soft Adventure Caving

    Join Parks Victoria staff from Buchan Caves on an adventure into one of the lesser-known caves in the Buchan area. Although not hardcore caving, be prepared to get up close and a little dirty.

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    Jul 2, 9

    Junior Rangers: Build a campfire and make damper

    This is a hands-on Junior Ranger event for kids. Numbers are limited, and children must be accompanied by an adult.

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    Jul 21

    Cape Conran Ranger Talk

    Cape Conran is one of the favorite places for visitors and locals alike, with tens of thousands of people each year coming to stay or for day visits! Have you ever wondered about the important role this granite outcrop plays in the ecosystem?

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    Jul 12

    Damper and lantern making under the stars

    Join Parks Victoria rangers by the fireside at Nyerimilang Heritage Park to mix up and cook damper and then create your own, unique lantern for a walk around the cliff tops and the pioneer cottages.

  • Jun 29, Jul 5, 12

    Children’s Scratch Art Projector Lamp Workshop

    Illuminate creativity with our Children's Scratch Art Projector Lamp Workshop! Kids can design their own night lights using scratch art techniques. Fun for ages 5 and up. Let imaginations shine! Register now for a glowing experience.

  • Jun 30, Jul 13, 20

    Children’s Workshop – Slime Time

    Come and join us for 1 and a half hours of Slime Time Fun! All the slime you make you get to keep. Recommended age group 6+

  • Jun 23

    Jazz and Pizazz

    East Gippsland Music at their best! Every ensemble will perform on their own, highlighting their talents. Combined for one massed number with over sixty artists on stage at once! The afternoon will be a hive of musical activity with a gold coin afternoon tea.

  • Jul 7

    Embodiment Retreat – Connecting to your body

    This retreat will lead you back into your body and show you a way to create safety within again. Using different embodiment practices, meditation and breathwork will encourage the trust into your own body and intuition and open a new perspective on your whole life.

  • Jul 17

    Mums & Bubs Circle

    Enjoy some connection time with your little one and other mums. A circle filled with laughter, mindfulness, movement, and exchange. Everything a busy mummy needs.

  • Jun 25, Jul 2

    Lake Tyers Beach Bush Picnic, Stroll & Activities

    Bush Picnic, guided stroll and art activities in the heart of Lake Tyers Beach.

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    Jun 23

    Winding Down for Winter

    Allow yourself to wind and slow down in the cold season. Relax your body, mind and soul in this gentle Yin Yoga session accompanied by Reiki Energy and Sound Healing.

  • Jun 30

    Woolshed Lamb Feast – By The Lake

    Enjoy a relaxing late afternoon, fireside soiree, overlooking the Gippsland Lakes. Chef Stuart Dehram, will showcase a lamb feast at the woolshed on the farm of Forge Creek Lamb. Stuart’s menu, accompanied with local produce, beer and wine from East Gippsland will be an event to indulge the senses.

  • Jul 13

    A night of blues: The Buddy Knox Project – Mallacoota

    Buddy Knox delivers a show alongside his band showcasing his unique style by blending a mix of soul and blues favourites. Don't miss this opportunity to witness Buddy Knox, a true Australian icon, as he shares a night filled with soulful blues and heartfelt narratives.

  • Jul 12

    A night of blues: The Buddy Knox Project – Orbost

    Buddy Knox delivers a show alongside his band showcasing his unique style by blending a mix of soul and blues favourites. Don't miss this opportunity to witness Buddy Knox, a true Australian icon, as he shares a night filled with soulful blues and heartfelt narratives.

  • Jul 11

    A night of Blues: The Buddy Knox Project – Bairnsdale

    Buddy Knox delivers a show alongside his band showcasing his unique style by blending a mix of soul and blues favourites. Don't miss this opportunity to witness Buddy Knox, a true Australian icon, as he shares a night filled with soulful blues and heartfelt narratives.

  • Jul 10

    Music Workshop with blues legend, Buddy Knox

    Immerse yourself in this workshop and discover the heart and soul of blues guitar with Buddy Knox.

  • Jul 6

    Lakes Lights: Enchanted Shores

    This year's Lakes Lights theme is "Enchanted Shores: Roaming Giants & Mythical Beasts". Take part in the community lantern parade and 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. Food trucks and live music will be next to the Rotunda!

  • Jul 12

    Winter Harvest – a Farmer’s Feast

    Dine on the very best produce from our local Gippsland farms cooked in an open kitchen as you watch on. Warm by the fire as the night air is filled with the sounds of local musicians and sip away at locally produced beers and wines.

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    Jun 24 - 26

    Lunch at Moscow Villa

    Venture up in to the hills for a lunch at one of the High Country’s iconic huts. Enjoy a simple lunch from local chef Stuart Derham, with a chat about local history, the high country and the fabulous characters who have called the region home.

  • Jun 24 - 28

    Art Classes On Show

    You are invited to come and see artwork being created by members of the Bairnsdale and District Art Society.

  • Jul 6, 7, 12, 13

    Nature’s Wonderland

    Embark on a virtual journey and immerse yourself in the captivating displays orchestrated by Mother Nature. Through large screens, immersive projections, and tangible exhibits, you can delve into a multitude of perspectives that showcase the awe-inspiring beauty of the natural world.

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    Jun 29

    Inverno ~ an Italian feast by Guy Grossi & Nick Mahlook

    Hosted by renowned chef Guy Grossi and Sodafish owner and chef Nick Mahlook. Join us for an exclusive event that will take you on a journey into the heart and soul of Italian winter cuisine at ‘Inverno’ an Italian lunch feast.

  • Jul 14

    Omeo Region Kite Day

    Join the residents of the Omeo Region for a fun-filled Kite Day, with stalls, food and fun. Everyone very welcome, kites in hand or not.

  • Jul 12

    Winter Wonderland Ball

    The Wy Yung Pub invites you to come along an experience a night of fun, food, drinks and dancing at the Winter Wonderland Ball, an event created especially for the East Gippsland Winter Festival. Get ready to dance the night away with music from 'iO'.

  • Jul 13

    Songs From The East

    'Songs from the East' is a concert that celebrates the original music born out of East Gippsland. Join nine original artists for a afternoon and evening of stories, songs and good times at the Bruthen Inn Hotel.

  • Jun 29, Jul 5, 6, 12

    Stargazing & the Magical Milky Way Boat Cruise

    A magical night cruise on the Gippsland Lakes for Stargazing and to see the marvellous Milky Way. As the night sky lights up we will cruise from Paynesville to Ocean Grange for a fun, interactive and insightful stargazing experience at the Ninety Mile Beach.

  • Jun 23

    Fun, Food & Golf on the Tambo Valley Golf Greens

    Visit the Tambo Valley Golf Green for a fun day of activities for the whole family. Enjoy a free Round of Party Golf, Paint & Sip Art Class, Junction Creek "Duck Cup", Putting Competitions and Family Games. Two PGA Professional Golf Instructors will conduct Junior & Adult Golf Clinics.

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    Jul 7

    Nicholson River Trestle Bridge Long Lunch

    Enjoy a unique dining experience in the most picturesque of locations - a Long Table Lunch on the Nicholson River Trestle Bridge. Celebrating local food, wine and craft beer, guests will enjoy lunch and live music while perched 50 metres above the Nicholson River with spectacular views up and down the river.

  • Jun 21 - Jul 21

    Cecile Michel Open Studio – Pencil Realism

    Open studio in Paynesville. Pencil drawings of objects from the 40s, 60s and 80s. Every Saturday and Sunday during the festival from 10:00am - 2:00pm

  • Jun 22

    Paynesville Farmers and Makers Market

    The Paynesville Farmers and Makers Market is a popular monthly market held on the Paynesville foreshore. Quality produce and craft is on offer.

  • Jun 28

    Neon Jungle – Orbost

    The Winter Festival is back in town for its fourth year, this year's event NEON JUNGLE will be a feast for the eyes, heart and soul! Don't miss out on this opportunity to experience the magic of the season in a truly unique and captivating way.

  • Jul 13

    Metung Winter Market

    Come along to the Metung Winter Market held on the Metung Village Green on the waterfront of Bancroft Bay from 8am - 12.30pm. Local stallholders will be in attendance with winter produce including fresh fruits and vegetables, preserves, breads and baked goods, ready-to-eat meals, plus handmade clothing, woodwork and artisan items.

  • Jun 22

    ‘Amazing Kerala’ South Indian Cooking Classes

    "Amazing Kerala" South Indian Cuisine. Cooking Class, Lunch, and a copy of the award winning cookbook "Nazeemas Kerala Kitchen" signed by our guest Nazeema herself all the way from Kerala.

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    Jul 13

    White Night Dinner Party

    Wear your best ‘white attire’ and come along to the Kingfisher Dragon Boat Club Paynesville’s White Night Dinner Party on Saturday 13th July at GLYC Paynesville. A delicious three course meal prepared by popular local chef Jenny Boyle, mystery entertainment, spinning wheel and music will make a memorable night.

  • Jul 13 - 14

    Crystal Shamanism

    Is it time to wake up your Shamanic gifts? Spend the weekend with spiritual mentor, crystal shaman and author, Rachelle Charman from Byron Bay and remember your own deep connection to the earth and the healing that can come from this.

  • Jul 12

    Medicine Drum Making Workshop

    Make your own Sacred Medicine drum with spiritual mentor, crystal shaman and author; Rachelle Charman from Byron Bay. At the end of the transformational day, you'll go home with your very own healing tool that will awaken you to new gifts.

  • Jun 23, Jul 7

    Metung Yacht Club Paint & Sip

    Metung Yacht Club is hosting two Paint and Sip afternoons with local artist Helen Crossley. Sunday afternoon sessions from 2pm - 4:30pm on Sunday 23rd June and Sunday 7th July. $75.00pp - Includes all art material, drink on arrival and shared grazing platter.

  • Jul 5

    Nungurner Fungi Walk, Fungi Flan & Fungi Latte

    NUNGURNER Fungi Walk, Flan & Latte. Walk with mycologist Natasha Vorogushin of Mycommunity to identify local edible and poisonous fungi. Then Sena Goztepeli of ‘Down Under Mushrooms’ shares her Fungi Flan & Latte made with Reishi, Chaga, Cordyceps and Maitake medicinal mushrooms.

  • Jun 21, 22, Jul 19, 20

    Koho Sauna Full Moon Night Sessions

    NEW DATES ADDED! Sit in our beautiful wood-fired sauna looking out onto the peaceful Gippsland Lakes lit up by the full moon light and enjoy an invigorating cold plunge from our illuminated deck!

  • Jul 5 - 7

    In the Shadow and Light of Mount Wills

    The Omeo Historical Society present a photo exhibition in the "New Courthouse" in Omeo focusing on Sunnyside, Mt Wills and Glen Wills.

  • Jul 6

    A Suite Afternoon with Friends

    A celebration of 4-hand piano repertoire and sparkling flute interludes. This concert features Marian Bisset and Wendy Burns piano duettists and joined by Nick Williams, flute. Join the artists after the concert for afternoon tea in the Swifts Creek Community Hall.

  • Jun 29 - 30

    EMERGE Winter Retreat – To Release – Reset – Reconnect

    A gentle wellbeing retreat lasting two days supporting an Emergence of the body, mind and soul. Local facilitators will share nourishing practices and enriching ceremony to engage participants and enable them to deepen self awareness and self care practices.

  • Jul 6

    Cassilis Community Market

    The Cassilis Community Market is held each season at the beautiful Cassilis Recreation Reserve which is located just off the Cassilis Road. The market hosts a range of stalls, has live music and delicious food available to purchase.

  • Jun 28

    Winter Fiesta: Sip & Savor

    The Stables Cafe and Guac On have joined forces to bring you an evening of winter cocktails and Mexican street food.

  • Jul 6

    Fire & Ice @ Metung

    BOOK YOUR TICKETS NOW! Gather with locals & visitors on the Metung Village Green to enjoy the amazing spectacle of a live ice carving performance and a breathtaking fire breathing & juggling show. Be entertained with music and warm your belly with tasty culinary delights.

  • Jul 6

    Camping Under the Stars at Echo Bend Camping Park

    Winter is a great time to stay at Echo Bend Camping Park. This is a unique location with open spaces, lovely bush setting, with an abundance of wildlife, birds, frogs and amazing sky in the evenings. An ideal venue for family and friends to mix and be creative whilst enjoying a relaxed camping atmosphere. We're hosting a decorative stones workshop on Saturday 6 July during the School Holidays.

  • Jun 22

    Bruthen Medieval Winter Fire Festival

    Winter is coming and Bruthen is going medieval for the Winter Festival on Saturday 22 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 22

    Gippsland Jersey Winter Solstice Sunrise Swim

    The Winter Solstice Sunrise Swim is a yearly ritual that involves jumping into the chilly waters of the Gippsland Lakes to greet the sun on the shortest day of the year. It's said to provide mental clarity, boost immunity, and promote overall well-being.

  • Jul 6 - 21

    Dance of the Water Dragon – Exhibition

    Dance of the Water Dragon is an artistic response to the life of the Gippsland Water Dragon. Enjoy an immersive sound and videoscape experience at The Great Alpine Gallery in Swifts Creek.

  • 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.

  • Jun 21

    Festival Opening Party

    Join us at the Slipway in Lakes Entrance from 5pm to celebrate the official opening of the 2024 EGWF! Enjoy a mini showcase of what’s to come throughout the month-long festival including live music, lanterns. roaming characters and more - plus a guest DJ playing old school party tunes. Slipway Shacks and pop-up stalls will have food and beverages available.

  • Jun 22

    World Bathing Day Sunrise Bathe & Breakfast

    We invite you to Metung Hot Springs at sunrise to bathe as people come together across the world to celebrate water on World Bathing Day. Followed by a delicious breakfast at Metung Country Club.

  • Jun 22, 29, Jul 6, 13, 20

    Yoga with Kristina

    Yoga class every Saturday morning at 9.30am for one hour. Either on the foreshore near the footbridge in Lakes Entrance (pending weather) or at Lakes Entrance RSL upstairs in the function room. $15 per person.

Buchan’s ‘Christmas in July’ Closing Event

Our “Cool Yule” ends on Friday 19 July from 5:30pm with a huge Closing Night event at the Butter Factory featuring light displays, lantern display, live music from Delsinki & The Quiet Coachmen and so much more.

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Buchan’s ‘Christmas in July’ Lantern Walk

Come and join the “Cool Yule” on Friday 28 June from 5:30pm with an Opening Night event at the Butter Factory featuring light displays, carol singers, lantern parades, live music and so much more.

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Crackers and Dip

Are you CRACKERS enough to take a DIP in the Buchan Pool this East Gippsland Winter Festival?

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Bespoke Folk @ Nowa Nowa Hall

Live folk music, Sunday sippers and grazing platters at Nowa Nowa Hall.

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Young Artists Illuminated

Based on a marine theme, art works created by the children from Paynesville Primary School will be on display for the Winter Festival. The art works will be illuminated each night with the clever use of black light.

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FROTH

FROTH is an evening of local storytellers telling short personal stories about... festivals, friendships, fiascos. If you love ' Moth' style storytelling - you'll love our 'FROTH' version here at the Slipway Sheds. Darren McCubbin as MC, Dane Nicholls on music in between and Leanne Flaherty in charge! And an evening of the best local stories.

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Free Lantern Making Workshops

Come along for a free workshop and make a lantern to carry in one of the lantern parades during the festival to help light up East Gippsland this winter. Proudly supported by VicHealth.

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‘Winter Light on the Lakes’ exhibition

Immerse yourself in the tranquil waterscapes of the Gippsland Lakes and Mallacoota by local watercolour artist Rod Cross. Join us for his exhibition featuring the latest works, capturing the essence of waterways, boats and birdlife. Meet Rod in the picturesque village of Metung and experience his mesmerizing creations firsthand.

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Rose’s Art Show

My name is Rose and I am 10 years old. This is the fourth year that I am hosting an Art Show to raise money for charity. this year I am aiming to raise $3000 for Trust for Nature. Come along to view some wonderful art, purchase some for yourself or as a gift, have some afternoon tea, there will even be some activities for the kids. There will be a raffle also. Thankyou for supporting me and Trust for Nature.

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Winter Chill with Misty Harlowe

Country blues songstress, Misty Harlowe is a rising star hailing from the hills of Victoria’s high country. Misty will be entertaining us as a fundraiser for the Omeo Hall and Hub, which are an integral part of the Omeo township. Great music, great vibes and great company for an evening of enjoyment.

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Glo Ride Bairnsdale

Join us on our Glo Ride of the Mitchell River Track. Have some fun decking out your bike as creatively as you can with fairy lights, glow sticks, neon, strip lights, whatever you can come up with! It's a party ride together for an hour on 5 - 8km of trail!

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Sew Your Own Recycled Blanket Coat

Join the Bairnsdale Repair Cafe for a special Winter Festival workshop at The Hub. Sew your very own recycled blanket jacket! BYO blanket or delve into our stockpile.

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Buchan Presents – Christmas in July

Buchan Presents a three-week long program of events and festive fun in the Buchan Valley! Expect magical light displays, enchanting lantern parades, live music, cold plunges, craft workshops, long lunches and so much more!

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Southeast NOW

This much-anticipated group exhibition of Koorie artists with a connection to Gippsland includes the work of Alfie Hudson, Alice Ann Pepper, Bradley Brown, Jennifer Mullett, Patricia Pittman, Ray Thomas, and Ronald Edwards Pepper.

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Safe Keeping the Gippsland Lakes

'Forever Chemicals': Are you exposed and should you be worried? Learn all about ‘forever chemicals’ (PFAS). East Gippsland Shire Mayor Cr. Tom Crook and Cr. Jane Greason will be in attendance.

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Wire and Light Sculptures: Unleash Your Creativity!

FREE School Holiday Workshops (5-12yo) Kid's hands-on sculpture workshop. Dive into a world of wire and light. Discover the endless possibilities of armature wire as you twist and bend it to bring your imagination to life.

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Paynesville Community Craft Centre – Meet the Makers

Meet the Makers of the beautifully handcrafted gifts, products and creations at the Paynesville Community Craft Centre.

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ON FOOT Ocean Entrance Guided Nature Walk

Local sustainability leader Beth Ripper and other local Landcare folk will host a small group of bushwalkers on a 3 km walk from the Lakes Entrance Footbridge to the Ocean Entrance.

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A Postcard from Lakes Entrance

A Postcard From Lakes Entrance Is an interactive workshop where you will use watercolours to explore your inner artist! Join us at the Slipway Sheds in the heart of the Lakes Entrance fishing fleet. A fun way to create memories! Enjoy a glass of bubbly and delicious nibbles provided by Pickler In The Woods! 

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Hot Honey Winter Feast

Come and enjoy a locally inspired feast, created by head chef, Sam Mahlook. Sit back, relax, tantalize your tastebuds while listening to local musician, Brent Hodgkins.

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Southern Lights ~ group exhibition opening @ foundry

Join us at Foundry ~ your favourite local artist collective ~ to launch our inaugural group exhibition in our miniature hallway gallery space. This year’s theme speaks to the beauty and magic we felt, knowing that the aurora australis was gracing our skies. Come along to enjoy mulled wine & good spirit aligning with the 3875Laneway event.

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Twin Rivers Bream Classic

Join us for the Twin Rivers Bream Classic, a family-friendly fishing competition in the stunning Twin Rivers and Gippsland Lakes. With over 10+ Bream fishing categories and major draw prizes including a $25,000 boat package, it's fun for all ages!

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Raymond Island Koala Tours

A one hour guided walking tour of the Raymond Island Koala Trail to see koalas in their natural environment. Explore the trail with one of the team from Koalas of Raymond Island Wildlife Shelter who will share interesting information about our koalas and the environment.

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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. 

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Sardine Curing Workshop and Lunch

Learn to fillet, cure and preserve fresh sardines, then cook and share our sardine lunch with a glass of wine or beer, right by the lakeside in Slipway Shed #2

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Nourishing Traditions Sourdough making

Learn the art and science of making a wild yeast starter and sourdough bread on an island in the Gippsland Lakes. Participate in the hands-on process and relax in between by the wood fire oven with seasonal harvest lunch provided and optional meditation and/or garden exploration.

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Saucy Soiree: Paynesville Hotel’s BBQ Spectacular

Get fired up for the Paynesville Hotel's epic American BBQ Feast – three mouthwatering courses paired with a complimentary drink on arrival. Prepare for smoky flavour explosions and unforgettable moments! Don't miss out – book your seat now for one of East Gippsland Winter Festival's ultimate foodie events!

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Bottomless Gin High Tea on the High Seas @ MYC

Join Bancroft Bay Distillery at the Metung Yacht Club for a bottomless gin high tea on the high seas. You can enjoy bottomless G&T's from the Bancroft Bay Distillery range, Chinamans Creek Gin Mojito's and Limoncello Spritz. The high tea will be an assortment of sweet and savoury canapés.

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Winter Storytime

Winter Themed School Holiday Activities at Schoolworks, Bairnsdale. Various activities will be held at Schoolworks during the school holiday period.

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Yoga at the Cellar Door

Join Melanie of Peace and Yoga for a nourishing slow flow to restorative yoga practice. Followed by wine tasting and antipasto as the sun sets at beautiful Nicholson River Winery.

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Metung Paddle to Market

An adventure for those that want to brave the winter temperatures to spend time on the lake! Join us for a leisurely paddle from Chinamans Creek into Boxes Creek and across to the Metung Winter Market on the Village Green.

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Creative Children’s Ink Drawing Adventure

An engaging hands on Art activity combining fun and keen observation which will result in some beautiful ink drawings in a wonderful artist's studio overlooking Nungurner Jetty. A small group of maximum 8 children. Materials provided. Suitable for children aged between 8 and 13.

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Christmas in July – Paint, Sip & Fine Dine

Join us at Three double8zero in Paynesville for this special Winter Festival event! Enjoy a mouth-watering traditional Christmas lunch followed by a relaxing painting session, facilitated by Bohdi Taylor Artist.

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The Gift of Deep Rest – Yoga Nidra

A 90 minute immersion into the art and science of Yogic Sleep to align with this season of rest. We are so pleased to have Rayne Watkin come and share her expertise in the art and science of Yoga Nidra here at House of Yoga, Metung.

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A Lakeside Stroll & Fireside Sketching Session

Learn to look with fresh eyes on a lakeside walk. Meet at the artist's studio above the jetty to explore mixed media sketching exercises. Inspired from your wintry lakeside wander, sketch in an inspiring setting -welcoming, supportive, cosy space, a glass of wine and some nibbles.

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Paddlers Progressive Picnic Lakes Entrance

One of the unique features of Lakes Entrance, is being a town surrounded by lake! Make the most of it with us and join us for a guided progressive paddling picnic, as we sample some of the local flavours from our Kayaks & SUPs!

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Cave Songs: Subterrane

Raven & the Dove return to Buchan’s Fairy Cave for their new show of “Cave Songs: Subterrane” - an audio-visual experience blending original music, visual projections, soundscape and spoken word, all set within the natural ambiance and acoustics of the Blackwood Chamber.

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Welcome Winter Rail Trail Ride

Enjoy an undulating ride on the East Gippsland Rail Trail between Nicholson and Bruthen. On this 23km ride, soak up the serenity of pedaling through our beautiful country side, with no traffic! Be supported by our local guide with tips on the local area and bike mechanic support.

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Karise Eden LIVE at the Cow & Fish Pub, Bairnsdale

LIVE at The Cow & Fish Pub, Bairnsdale - Australia's Soul Queen Karise Eden is set to light up the opening weekend of the this year's East Gippsland Winter Festival! Book your tickets now.

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Cotton Tea Towel Weaving Workshop

Intermediate Weaving workshop with all materials and supplies included, to make your own soft cotton cloth that you can take home with you. It is recommended that you are already somewhat comfortable with warping a loom. However, if you are an adventurous beginner you are welcome to join us, just be aware that you may not weave as fast and might end up with a shorter tea-towel.

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Paynesville Water & Lights Festival

Join in a free lantern making workshop and Lantern Parade as part of our spectacular light installations along the Esplanade. The Parade will finish at Gilsenan Reserve with a family outdoor movie night, food vans and popcorn.

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Warren Miller’s ALL TIME Film Tour

A world-renowned film tour right here in East Gippsland. Warren Miller’s ALL TIME, narrated by Jonny Moseley, brings 74 years of skiing filmmaking to Omeo. Celebrating the magic of winter, ALL TIME dives deep into elements that Warren himself first identified as the stuff of which snowy dreams are made.

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Tracks, traces and nightlife – LTB’s wild things

Lake Tyers Coast Action invite you to explore the different tools and technologies you can use for wildlife spotting and citizen science - learn how to put your senses to work to detect the movements and activities of animals even when they can't be seen.

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Chai Blending Masterclass and High on Chai Supper

Immerse yourself in the magic of spices and get high on chai with this masterclass. Learn the art of blending spices and create your own kind of beautiful chai blends. Master the stove top chai brewing all while filling your bellies with meticulously curated exotic supper menu.

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Live & Local at Chez Joe

Dinner, live music and a local producer showcase at Cafe Chez Joe in Metung. Be entertained by talented Gippsland musicians Olivia Lay and Duncan Clark. The menu features local East Gippsland produce, plus a showcase of local wine, craft beer and gin.

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Tour de Tambo – Family Cycling

A self-guided bike ride from Swifts Creek to Ensay beside the scenic Tambo River. The route winds through riverside eucalypts and lush farmland. Cyclists may decide to ride part of the way then catch a shuttle bus back to Swifts Creek, or complete the full return trip. The ride will be supported by Snowy River Cycling who have standard bikes and e-bikes available for hire.

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Tinamba Hotel Feast @ La Riva

Roam the picturesque gardens of La Riva whilst enjoying canapes and a complimentary beer or wine. Breathe in the landscape overlooking the infinity edge swimming pool, then settle in for your feast, crafted, prepared and served by the award-winning Tinamba Hotel team.

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Outdoor Movie Night

Come and enjoy a free outdoor movie night brought to you by the East Gippsland Youth Ambassadors and FReeZA crew. Remember to rug and keep warm this winter and join us at the Eastwood Oval, Howitt Ave 3875 on Saturday the 20th of July.

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Long Paddock High Tea @ La Riva

Savour an unforgettable High Tea created by The Long Paddock at La Riva. Large range of Yarra Vally tea, accompanied by twists on classic sandwiches, homemade scones with clotted cream, jam & lemon curd, and a large selection of our best pastries.

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Kids Skateboard Painting Workshop

We have combined our two favourite kids courses to bring you fluid painted skateboards! Kids will experiment with fluid acrylic pouring techniques before executing a final design on their very own skateboard decks!

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Resin Art Workshop

Less than zero experience needed, learn the art of epoxy resin painting in one of our community resin art workshops. Small to medium sized human gatherings, with all the know how and art supplies provided.

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Hand Building Pottery Workshop

A one off clay sesh to ‘dip your toes’ into the amazingness that is claywork. Learn the fundamental skills of working with clay and develop your own personal creativity. We explore mindfulness meditation through the hand building method of clay play, while your create whatever your heart desires.

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Junior Ranger Campfire Capers

Join a Ranger in the Buchan Caves Reserve to make damper and learn about campfire safety!

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Winter Warming

Join the Bairnsdale Scouts and Girl Guides for a fun filled day of activities including lantern making, old-time games (tug-of-war, egg-and-spoon and sack races), campfire sing-alongs, face painting, scavenger hunt and more! Sausage sizzle, S’mores, and hot chocolate available to purchase.

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Rustic Rug Weaving Workshop

Rug Up for winter with this 5 hour beginner workshop with all materials and supplies included. You will create a thick-textured woven floor rug/ hall runner using wool yarn and unspun wool tops. This is a beginner-friendly workshop, no prior experience needed.

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Handwoven Houndstooth Workshop

Beginner weaving workshop, all materials and supplies included, and you will get to take home your own handwoven cloth in the classic 'Houndstooth' colour pattern.

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Tambo River Tapestry Weaving Workshop

Beginner Tapestry Weaving workshop inspired by the Tambo River and valley. All materials and equipment supplied.

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Bruthen Band Hall Bash

Bruthen Band Hall Bash! Local acts from East Gippsland and beyond showcasing original Australian music. Surgeon General Warning: Floorboards will be bouncing! Get your gear on and get ready to party.

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Deep in the Weeds

Join Sailors Grave Brewing for their infamous ‘Deep in the Weeds Festival’ at a special venue in 2024, the Marlo Hotel!! Come along and celebrate the final weekend of the month-long East Gippsland Winter Festival in style with great tunes, delicious food and of course, Sailors Grave's weird and wonderful beers!

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Decorate Your Own Tote Bag Children’s Workshop

Get crafty at our kids' workshop! Decorate your own tote bag with our special fabric markers and once completed we will lock in your masterpiece with our heat presses. Join the fun at our craft studio today!

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Paint & Decorate a Flower Pot Plant

Unleash creativity at our children's workshop! Paint and decorate plaster flower pots. Fun for all ages. Join us at our craft studio for a blooming good time!

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Spanish Fiesta Night – Flamenca Music and Paella

Paynesville Wine Bar presents a special Spanish Fiesta featuring Flamenco music and paella. Special Guests Karavana Flamenca will keep you entertained with their Flamenco, Gypsy and Latin styles of music. Sangria available to purchase!

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Winter Skate at Cann River

Experience Winter Skate: Celebrate community and youth culture at Cann River Community centre and the new skatepark. As part of the East Gippsland Winter Festival, enjoy skating, interactive activities, delicious food, and live performances by Regional Arts Victoria's Bad Kids Project and local talents. Let's create unforgettable memories together!

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Murrindal Cave – Soft Adventure Caving

Join Parks Victoria staff from Buchan Caves on an adventure into one of the lesser-known caves in the Buchan area. Although not hardcore caving, be prepared to get up close and a little dirty.

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Junior Rangers: Build a campfire and make damper

This is a hands-on Junior Ranger event for kids. Numbers are limited, and children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Cape Conran Ranger Talk

Cape Conran is one of the favorite places for visitors and locals alike, with tens of thousands of people each year coming to stay or for day visits! Have you ever wondered about the important role this granite outcrop plays in the ecosystem?

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Damper and lantern making under the stars

Join Parks Victoria rangers by the fireside at Nyerimilang Heritage Park to mix up and cook damper and then create your own, unique lantern for a walk around the cliff tops and the pioneer cottages.

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Children’s Scratch Art Projector Lamp Workshop

Illuminate creativity with our Children's Scratch Art Projector Lamp Workshop! Kids can design their own night lights using scratch art techniques. Fun for ages 5 and up. Let imaginations shine! Register now for a glowing experience.

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Children’s Workshop – Slime Time

Come and join us for 1 and a half hours of Slime Time Fun! All the slime you make you get to keep. Recommended age group 6+

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Jazz and Pizazz

East Gippsland Music at their best! Every ensemble will perform on their own, highlighting their talents. Combined for one massed number with over sixty artists on stage at once! The afternoon will be a hive of musical activity with a gold coin afternoon tea.

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Embodiment Retreat – Connecting to your body

This retreat will lead you back into your body and show you a way to create safety within again. Using different embodiment practices, meditation and breathwork will encourage the trust into your own body and intuition and open a new perspective on your whole life.

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Mums & Bubs Circle

Enjoy some connection time with your little one and other mums. A circle filled with laughter, mindfulness, movement, and exchange. Everything a busy mummy needs.

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Lake Tyers Beach Bush Picnic, Stroll & Activities

Bush Picnic, guided stroll and art activities in the heart of Lake Tyers Beach.

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Winding Down for Winter

Allow yourself to wind and slow down in the cold season. Relax your body, mind and soul in this gentle Yin Yoga session accompanied by Reiki Energy and Sound Healing.

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Woolshed Lamb Feast – By The Lake

Enjoy a relaxing late afternoon, fireside soiree, overlooking the Gippsland Lakes. Chef Stuart Dehram, will showcase a lamb feast at the woolshed on the farm of Forge Creek Lamb. Stuart’s menu, accompanied with local produce, beer and wine from East Gippsland will be an event to indulge the senses.

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A night of blues: The Buddy Knox Project – Mallacoota

Buddy Knox delivers a show alongside his band showcasing his unique style by blending a mix of soul and blues favourites. Don't miss this opportunity to witness Buddy Knox, a true Australian icon, as he shares a night filled with soulful blues and heartfelt narratives.

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A night of blues: The Buddy Knox Project – Orbost

Buddy Knox delivers a show alongside his band showcasing his unique style by blending a mix of soul and blues favourites. Don't miss this opportunity to witness Buddy Knox, a true Australian icon, as he shares a night filled with soulful blues and heartfelt narratives.

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A night of Blues: The Buddy Knox Project – Bairnsdale

Buddy Knox delivers a show alongside his band showcasing his unique style by blending a mix of soul and blues favourites. Don't miss this opportunity to witness Buddy Knox, a true Australian icon, as he shares a night filled with soulful blues and heartfelt narratives.

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Music Workshop with blues legend, Buddy Knox

Immerse yourself in this workshop and discover the heart and soul of blues guitar with Buddy Knox.

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Lakes Lights: Enchanted Shores

This year's Lakes Lights theme is "Enchanted Shores: Roaming Giants & Mythical Beasts". Take part in the community lantern parade and 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. Food trucks and live music will be next to the Rotunda!

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Winter Harvest – a Farmer’s Feast

Dine on the very best produce from our local Gippsland farms cooked in an open kitchen as you watch on. Warm by the fire as the night air is filled with the sounds of local musicians and sip away at locally produced beers and wines.

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Lunch at Moscow Villa

Venture up in to the hills for a lunch at one of the High Country’s iconic huts. Enjoy a simple lunch from local chef Stuart Derham, with a chat about local history, the high country and the fabulous characters who have called the region home.

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Art Classes On Show

You are invited to come and see artwork being created by members of the Bairnsdale and District Art Society.

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Nature’s Wonderland

Embark on a virtual journey and immerse yourself in the captivating displays orchestrated by Mother Nature. Through large screens, immersive projections, and tangible exhibits, you can delve into a multitude of perspectives that showcase the awe-inspiring beauty of the natural world.

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Inverno ~ an Italian feast by Guy Grossi & Nick Mahlook

Hosted by renowned chef Guy Grossi and Sodafish owner and chef Nick Mahlook. Join us for an exclusive event that will take you on a journey into the heart and soul of Italian winter cuisine at ‘Inverno’ an Italian lunch feast.

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Omeo Region Kite Day

Join the residents of the Omeo Region for a fun-filled Kite Day, with stalls, food and fun. Everyone very welcome, kites in hand or not.

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Winter Wonderland Ball

The Wy Yung Pub invites you to come along an experience a night of fun, food, drinks and dancing at the Winter Wonderland Ball, an event created especially for the East Gippsland Winter Festival. Get ready to dance the night away with music from 'iO'.

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Songs From The East

'Songs from the East' is a concert that celebrates the original music born out of East Gippsland. Join nine original artists for a afternoon and evening of stories, songs and good times at the Bruthen Inn Hotel.

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Stargazing & the Magical Milky Way Boat Cruise

A magical night cruise on the Gippsland Lakes for Stargazing and to see the marvellous Milky Way. As the night sky lights up we will cruise from Paynesville to Ocean Grange for a fun, interactive and insightful stargazing experience at the Ninety Mile Beach.

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Fun, Food & Golf on the Tambo Valley Golf Greens

Visit the Tambo Valley Golf Green for a fun day of activities for the whole family. Enjoy a free Round of Party Golf, Paint & Sip Art Class, Junction Creek "Duck Cup", Putting Competitions and Family Games. Two PGA Professional Golf Instructors will conduct Junior & Adult Golf Clinics.

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Nicholson River Trestle Bridge Long Lunch

Enjoy a unique dining experience in the most picturesque of locations - a Long Table Lunch on the Nicholson River Trestle Bridge. Celebrating local food, wine and craft beer, guests will enjoy lunch and live music while perched 50 metres above the Nicholson River with spectacular views up and down the river.

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Cecile Michel Open Studio – Pencil Realism

Open studio in Paynesville. Pencil drawings of objects from the 40s, 60s and 80s. Every Saturday and Sunday during the festival from 10:00am - 2:00pm

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Paynesville Farmers and Makers Market

The Paynesville Farmers and Makers Market is a popular monthly market held on the Paynesville foreshore. Quality produce and craft is on offer.

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Neon Jungle – Orbost

The Winter Festival is back in town for its fourth year, this year's event NEON JUNGLE will be a feast for the eyes, heart and soul! Don't miss out on this opportunity to experience the magic of the season in a truly unique and captivating way.

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Metung Winter Market

Come along to the Metung Winter Market held on the Metung Village Green on the waterfront of Bancroft Bay from 8am - 12.30pm. Local stallholders will be in attendance with winter produce including fresh fruits and vegetables, preserves, breads and baked goods, ready-to-eat meals, plus handmade clothing, woodwork and artisan items.

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‘Amazing Kerala’ South Indian Cooking Classes

"Amazing Kerala" South Indian Cuisine. Cooking Class, Lunch, and a copy of the award winning cookbook "Nazeemas Kerala Kitchen" signed by our guest Nazeema herself all the way from Kerala.

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White Night Dinner Party

Wear your best ‘white attire’ and come along to the Kingfisher Dragon Boat Club Paynesville’s White Night Dinner Party on Saturday 13th July at GLYC Paynesville. A delicious three course meal prepared by popular local chef Jenny Boyle, mystery entertainment, spinning wheel and music will make a memorable night.

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Crystal Shamanism

Is it time to wake up your Shamanic gifts? Spend the weekend with spiritual mentor, crystal shaman and author, Rachelle Charman from Byron Bay and remember your own deep connection to the earth and the healing that can come from this.

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Medicine Drum Making Workshop

Make your own Sacred Medicine drum with spiritual mentor, crystal shaman and author; Rachelle Charman from Byron Bay. At the end of the transformational day, you'll go home with your very own healing tool that will awaken you to new gifts.

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Metung Yacht Club Paint & Sip

Metung Yacht Club is hosting two Paint and Sip afternoons with local artist Helen Crossley. Sunday afternoon sessions from 2pm - 4:30pm on Sunday 23rd June and Sunday 7th July. $75.00pp - Includes all art material, drink on arrival and shared grazing platter.

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Nungurner Fungi Walk, Fungi Flan & Fungi Latte

NUNGURNER Fungi Walk, Flan & Latte. Walk with mycologist Natasha Vorogushin of Mycommunity to identify local edible and poisonous fungi. Then Sena Goztepeli of ‘Down Under Mushrooms’ shares her Fungi Flan & Latte made with Reishi, Chaga, Cordyceps and Maitake medicinal mushrooms.

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Koho Sauna Full Moon Night Sessions

NEW DATES ADDED! Sit in our beautiful wood-fired sauna looking out onto the peaceful Gippsland Lakes lit up by the full moon light and enjoy an invigorating cold plunge from our illuminated deck!

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In the Shadow and Light of Mount Wills

The Omeo Historical Society present a photo exhibition in the "New Courthouse" in Omeo focusing on Sunnyside, Mt Wills and Glen Wills.

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A Suite Afternoon with Friends

A celebration of 4-hand piano repertoire and sparkling flute interludes. This concert features Marian Bisset and Wendy Burns piano duettists and joined by Nick Williams, flute. Join the artists after the concert for afternoon tea in the Swifts Creek Community Hall.

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EMERGE Winter Retreat – To Release – Reset – Reconnect

A gentle wellbeing retreat lasting two days supporting an Emergence of the body, mind and soul. Local facilitators will share nourishing practices and enriching ceremony to engage participants and enable them to deepen self awareness and self care practices.

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Cassilis Community Market

The Cassilis Community Market is held each season at the beautiful Cassilis Recreation Reserve which is located just off the Cassilis Road. The market hosts a range of stalls, has live music and delicious food available to purchase.

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Winter Fiesta: Sip & Savor

The Stables Cafe and Guac On have joined forces to bring you an evening of winter cocktails and Mexican street food.

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Fire & Ice @ Metung

BOOK YOUR TICKETS NOW! Gather with locals & visitors on the Metung Village Green to enjoy the amazing spectacle of a live ice carving performance and a breathtaking fire breathing & juggling show. Be entertained with music and warm your belly with tasty culinary delights.

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Camping Under the Stars at Echo Bend Camping Park

Winter is a great time to stay at Echo Bend Camping Park. This is a unique location with open spaces, lovely bush setting, with an abundance of wildlife, birds, frogs and amazing sky in the evenings. An ideal venue for family and friends to mix and be creative whilst enjoying a relaxed camping atmosphere. We're hosting a decorative stones workshop on Saturday 6 July during the School Holidays.

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Bruthen Medieval Winter Fire Festival

Winter is coming and Bruthen is going medieval for the Winter Festival on Saturday 22 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.

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Gippsland Jersey Winter Solstice Sunrise Swim

The Winter Solstice Sunrise Swim is a yearly ritual that involves jumping into the chilly waters of the Gippsland Lakes to greet the sun on the shortest day of the year. It's said to provide mental clarity, boost immunity, and promote overall well-being.

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Dance of the Water Dragon – Exhibition

Dance of the Water Dragon is an artistic response to the life of the Gippsland Water Dragon. Enjoy an immersive sound and videoscape experience at The Great Alpine Gallery in Swifts Creek.

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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.

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Festival Opening Party

Join us at the Slipway in Lakes Entrance from 5pm to celebrate the official opening of the 2024 EGWF! Enjoy a mini showcase of what’s to come throughout the month-long festival including live music, lanterns. roaming characters and more - plus a guest DJ playing old school party tunes. Slipway Shacks and pop-up stalls will have food and beverages available.

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World Bathing Day Sunrise Bathe & Breakfast

We invite you to Metung Hot Springs at sunrise to bathe as people come together across the world to celebrate water on World Bathing Day. Followed by a delicious breakfast at Metung Country Club.

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Yoga with Kristina

Yoga class every Saturday morning at 9.30am for one hour. Either on the foreshore near the footbridge in Lakes Entrance (pending weather) or at Lakes Entrance RSL upstairs in the function room. $15 per person.

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