Medieval Winter Fire Festival & Lantern Parade
Winter is coming and Bruthen is going medieval for the Winter Festival on Saturday 24th 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 bonfire.
Deep in the Weeds at Sailors Grave feat. C.W. Stoneking
Join Sailors Grave Brewing on Saturday 10th June for the return of ‘Deep in the Weeds Festival’ featuring C.W. Stoneking & His Primitive Horn Orchestra!!! Delicious food, wonderful beers and projection art that will bring the 130-year-old Butter Factory to life on the banks of the Snowy River.
The Phoenix Trail
Celebrate the creative spirit in East Gippsland with a (free) trail of galleries and open studios from Omeo to Mallacoota and towns in between.
Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow
The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow is Australia's biggest comedy festival hitting the road for a huge 25th year!
Cassilis Community Market
The Cassilis Community Market is held at the Cassilis Recreation Reserve and is open to all stallholders. It is a great day out with some fabulous produce to check out and live music to enjoy
Free Winter Aqua Run
Join us at the Lakes Entrance Aquadome for a FREE fun-filled Winter Night on the Aqua Run from 5pm-7pm. Children under 5 years old need to be accompanied by a responsible person over 16 years.
Lakes Lights – BOOK NOW!
Lakes Lights is back on Saturday 1 July for one night only! Book your free ticket and take a stroll over the Lakes Entrance Footbridge and explore a magical display of artist-made lanterns, art installations and projections. Lots of great food options in the winter foreshore market from 5pm, plus live music until 9:30pm, roving performers and more!
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. Prizes from Budgy Smuggler to be won!
Winter Light – Art and Lantern Exhibition
An exhibition of artwork and lanterns exploring the unique quality of light in winter. The exhibition runs for the whole of the Winter Festival, Thursdays through to Mondays, and the lanterns will light up in a glittering celebration on Friday 30th June.
Winter Light – Lanterns Light Up
Join us for a glittering evening event at the Great Alpine Gallery, Swifts Creek, with the lighting of gorgeous lanterns, hand-made by our creative community of artists and makers. Come to the gallery for a cosy evening of warmth, sustenance, art and conviviality, starting at 5.30pm.
Howitt Park Winter Market
Our Rotary market is in picturesque Howitt Park, beside the highway east of Bairnsdale. We have a wide variety of stalls, mostly run by locals selling their home produced goods and produce.
Growing and cooking with mushrooms
Fancy a mushroom workshop that includes Sunday lunch with fresh handmade pasta and a glass of wine? Join us, local grower and horticulturist Sena from DownUnder Mushroom and professional chef Christiane at Culinaire Cooking School.
ON FOOT: Ocean Entrance Nature Walk
Each Sunday morning, local tour guide Skipper Pete will host a small group of bushwalkers for a guided walk from the Lakes Entrance Footbridge to the Ocean Entrance (3km each way).
How to build a Pizza Oven & how to use it
Learn the ins & outs of building an outdoor entertaining space from somebody who does it for a living, then learn how to make a pizza from somebody who does it for a living!
Making Wood-Fired Pizza at the Clifton Creek Hall
Learn some tips & tricks on making thin crust wood-fired pizza at the Clifton Creek Community Hall
‘Celebrate the Local’ Degustation Dinner
Come and enjoy a night with Tambo Valley Honey with a mouth-watering five course Winter Feast with matched wine.
Camping under the stars at Echo Bend Camping Park
Echo Bend Camping Park, Glenaladale 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 & friends to mix and be creative whilst enjoying a relaxed camping atmosphere. Hosting a lantern workshop Saturday 10th June - King's Birthday Long weekend.
Shearing Shed Lamb Feast
An evening meal in the Shearing Shed. A variety of prime lamb cuts prepared and presented by Stuart from The Local Metung at the Forge Creek Lamb Shearing Shed.
Celebrate the Gold Rush with Celtic band Mollimor
Join us in Swifts Creek to celebrate the days of the Gold Rush with a live music performance by Celtic band Mollimor, round a bonfire with dampers on demand. Dancing is encouraged, and prizes for best dressed gold rush costumes to be had (including for dogs).
ON FOOT in the High Country – Oriental Claims Walk
The ‘highest alluvial gold mining site in Australia’ is one of the things we don’t have to tell you about Oriental Claims. Join Omeo Historical Society’s Sally Doyle and Graeme Deveson for a guided walk as we explore this amazing area.
ON FOOT in the High Country – Poets Walk
Poets Walk is named after poet John Butler, who set to create a walk here but died before completion. Join plant enthusiast and artist Sally Doyle for a curated walk where she will discuss the planting plan that was devised to create a series of ‘rooms’, along the walk, and lessons learnt.
ON FOOT in the High Country – King Cassilis
The Iconic King Cassilis is a big part of the gold rush story of East Gippsland, but there is much more to discover. Join Omeo Historical Society’s Graeme Deveson and Sally Doyle for a walk and talk about the gold mining activities along Long Gully.
Songs from the East
'Songs from the East' a concert that celebrates the original music born out of East Gippsland. Join eight original artists for a day of stories, songs and good times.
Paynesville Farmers’ and Makers’ Market
The Paynesville Farmers' and Makers' Market is hosted by the Rotary Club of Mitchell River, Bairnsdale and provides farmers and makers and opportunity to sell their quality produce to locals and visitors alike in a beautiful setting, on the Paynesville foreshore. The market attracts over 40 stall holders and there is always a great range of stalls to check out.
The Nature of the Bluff
Have you ever wondered who calls Red Bluff home? Come and learn about the amazing flora and fauna native to this special place. After a hearty lunch, join us for a guided walk through the Red Bluff coastal reserve and see for yourself!
Winter Wine and Dine at Wyanga
Five delectable courses of Wyanga deliciousness, paired with 5 of the best Wyanga Wines. Take a stroll through our wine making journey over the past 5 years. Expertly paired to a menu that showcases the best of Gippsland produce.
JUNKLANDIA Presents School Holiday program
In the hands of the Junklandians, ordinary recycled materials are transformed into extraordinary musical instruments and forgotten junk comes alive in exciting and surprising ways!
The Sunshine Club – Forge Theatre Presents program
Set in 1946 The Sunshine Club is a gloriously energetic, thought provoking and above all entertaining night of theatre about WW2 Aboriginal soldier Frank Doyle.
Yin & Gin
Bring some balance and connection into your Sunday at Metung Country Club. Be guided by Poeta Hope from House of Yoga Metung to release body and mind through a series of nourishing Yin Yoga postures. Finish with a Gin Cocktail and grazing platters.
Hot Springs Yoga
Enjoy a bathing session at Metung Hot Springs with the addition of a Hot Springs Yoga session. Let our experienced yoga teacher guide you through this unique Yoga class. Enjoy the benefits of geothermal bathing with stretching, strengthening and balancing yoga poses.
World Bathing Day Sunrise Bathe & Breakfast
Join our owners Rachel & Adrian Bromage to celebrate our very first World Bathing Day since being open. We invite you to the Hilltop Escarpment Bathing area at sunrise to bathe as people come together across the world to celebrate water. Completed with a nourishing breakfast at Metung Country Club
Gippsland Pelicans: Citizen Science
An educative presentation by Tour Guide Skipper Pete about Gippsland Pelicans. The one hour discussion will cover the current research and citizen science projects designed to increase knowledge about local Pelicans. Booking essential.
Essential Oil Distilling Masterclass
Come on this unique exploratory journey with Distilling Expert Jeff Allen. Jeff will guide you around the Metung Hot Springs property providing education on local flora and appropriate native plants to collect for distilling purposes. Then join us in our Emperor Tent for a hands-on experience learning how to create your very own essential oil from the cuttings you have collected.
Duck & Pinot Dinner at Northern Ground
A celebration of our regions award winning wines and the best Duck in Victoria at Northern Ground
Cassilis Estate Wine and Cider
Come along and visit our Winery which is set within our orchard and vineyard and taste some local wine and ciders, enjoy some great food and live music.
Stargazing & the Magical Milky Way Boat Cruise
Join us for 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 to Ocean Grange for a fun, interactive and insightful stargazing experience at the Ninety Mile Beach.
Rose’s Art Show
Rose’s third annual art show. All art is for sale and the money raised goes to the McGrath foundation who provide breast care nurses.
Trivia and Tunes – Nowa Nowa – NEW DATE
Join us at the Nowa Nowa Hall for a night of fun, food, Trivia and Tunes by folk/indie-pop duo ‘Ally Row’. Prizes for best beanies. Local food van. Lots of laughs and good times to be had!
Cacao & Sound Meditation
Join Lydia as she weaves the magic of cacao with intuitive movement and sound to support you in a safe and intimate journey, opening your heart and guiding you home to yourself.
Weaving Taster Class
Come learn about the ancient craft of weaving cloth with Happywattle Handweaving. This is a hands-on class where you will get to use modern rigid heddle looms to make your own piece of woven fabric.
A six hour workshop with all materials and supplies included, and you will get to take home your own handwoven cloth. Depending on your finished length this cloth could be used for a cowl or a scarf / bag / pouch / coasters / table runner etc.
East Gippsland Live and Local: Lakes Entrance
Free live and local music program with 18 musicians / bands playing across four pop-up venues in Lakes Entrance CBD. Come along and support local musicians and local venues: Basically Local, Iceworks Studio, Surf Shack and Prime Tourist Park.
Bruthen Music Cafe with the Merindas
A Music Cafe Bruthen style featuring the Indigenous pop stars The Merindas who will wow you with their infectious energy and soaring vocals! Local solo musician Christine Waterson will get you into the mood for more before the Merindas take the stage.
Band Weaving Inkle Workshop
Learn the historical craft of inkle-weaving and take home your own woven band to use in future projects! A simple and yet versatile craft with many different pattern options to choose from.
Rustic Rug Weaving Workshop
Rug Up for winter with this 6 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.
Sunday Sippers at Northern Ground
Sunday Sippers - Celebrating local Gippsland produce, wine and beers, accompanied by live acoustic music.
ON FOOT through the Gorge, Glenaladale
A holistic experience connecting and immersing in beautiful country with the opportunity to rest, restore and rejuvenate yourself and nature. Join us for a day of getting your hands dirty tree planting, environmental and historical education, nature photography, cultural experience, forest therapy, and sound meditation.
Candlelight Self-Care Immersion
Gift yourself some quality time with gentle breathwork and relaxing Yin Yoga in the dim light of candles, followed by a beautiful cacao ceremony with Reiki infused cacao to connect, feel and heal.
Yoga, Sound Meditation and Vegetarian Feast
Allow yourself to reconnect, unwind, slow down, recharge, restore and reset with this YIN Yoga class focused on nurturing gentle movement. Followed by a nourishing vegetarian Ayuredic lunch.
Candlelight YIN Yoga
This unique candlelight Yin Yoga & Sound meditation session as a peaceful, restorative way to wind down, stretch, relax, rejuvenate and focus on inner sensations surrounded by the delightful glow of candlelight.
Children’s Scratch Art Projector Lamp Workshop
Unleash your creativity and let your imagination shine at our Projector Lamp Workshop! Join us for a unique experience of creating stunning artwork on a lamp using scratch art technique. All materials provided, you'll create a beautiful lamp that will light up any room.
Slime Time – Children’s Workshop
Get ready for some ooey-gooey fun at our Children's Slime Making Workshop! Join us for a messy, sensory experience where your child can create their own slime. All materials provided. Book now for a slime-tastic time!
Glass Etched Lantern
Create a beautiful glass etched lantern with us! Come and joins us in our craft studio and learn the basic art of glass etching. Perfect for beginners, you'll take home a stunning lantern to add a cosy touch to your home décor. Book your spot now!
Salute the Solstice
Yoga, meditation, fire and djembé drums will alive this night and your spirit. Join Poeta & Mollie from House of Yoga, Metung, in welcoming the darkness on the longest night of the year & celebrating the rebirth of the sun with its opportunities for new beginnings.
Winter Seafood Feast’ival at Sodafish
Join us at Sodafish for an evening packed with some of the region’s finest seafood, producers, beers and wines. Enjoy free flowing seafood with an oyster station, hibachi bbq and roaming canapes all night. Local wine and beer available all night to purchase and live entertainment from Ryan Shore. Rug up and come down for an evening of great food, fine wine and good times!
Experience the magic of a special show created for the East Gippsland Winter Festival written by Buchan local musicians Raven & the Dove (Cindy Lee & David Swift) and performed amongst the natural ambiance and acoustics of the Blackwood Chamber inside the famous Buchan Caves.
Winter Wellness @ Grandview
Come and join the Wellness @ Grandview team for a morning of yoga, meditation, sound healing and breath work.
Wy Yung Quartet Winter Festival Concert – ITET
The Wy Yung Quartet, a group of young local musicians mentored by Artistic Director John Noble of the ITET programme will be performing a repertoire of chamber music. Gold coin donation at the door.
Solstice Candlelight KundaDance
KundaDANCE Yoga includes therapeutic moves that relax the body by moving it in a gentle, kind and loving way for your unique body. The class will finish with a restorative yoga nidra experience.
Candlelight Yin Yoga
Move gently and slowly in the soothing candlelight. Gain clarity and find that peace of mind we all crave!
Full Moon Candle light Yin Yoga
Yin Yoga focuses primarily on meditative breaths and long held passive stretches. Move gently and slowly in the soothing candlelight and the energy of the full moon.
Full Moon KundaDance by Candlelight
KundaDance is all about balancing the glandular system! It’s a blend of Kundalini Yoga, Tai Chi and Qigong and is suitable for everyone.
Sourdough Bread workshop and lunch
Learn the art and science of making a wild yeast starter and sourdough bread on an island in the Gippsland Lakes.
Marlo Bush Dance
Come along for a night of fun at the Marlo Bush Dance with special guests the Briagolong Bush Band. Wear your best "Country" outfit and enjoy a light supper afterwards. Fun for all ages.
Local Live Busking @ Sailors Grave Brewing
Iceworks showcase stage proudly presents: Local Live Busking @ Sailors Grave Brewing Tap Shack, featuring Camilla Rose Sullivan, Old School from Orbost, Ashley Carmody and Bonnie Edwards. Grab one of the amazing beer creations on tap and hear some great local performers.
Resin Art Workshop – Homewares
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.
Resin Art Workshop – Create a beach scene
Let us take you on an experiential Friday Night Wonderland while you create your own ocean inspired Resin cheese board & matching coasters in this hands-on group environment.
Metung Winter Market
Rug up and come along to our Winter Market set on the edge of Bancroft Bay in beautiful Metung Village. Shop for a variety of goods including Winter produce - fruit & vegetables, mushrooms, organics & flowers. Beautiful preserves, breads, cakes & biscuits, gin & liquers, soap, clothing, artisan items & more.
Live and Local in the Cellar
Launching the East Gippsland Live and Local Music program, Wyanga proudly presents the first annual “Cellar Party”. Featuring local artists Todd Cook and the Rufous Whistlers, IO and Ryan Shore. Warm up with hot tasty food, toe tapping tunes, fire drums, warm winter cocktails - in Wyanga's brand new event space “The Cellar”.
ON FOOT in the Emerald Link – Orbost
Immerse yourself in culture, creative art, sound resonance, environmental education and nature therapy in the heart of Orbost. Grab a coffee and a local beer while you’re there!
Paint, Sip & Toddy
Paint your own original artwork with a toasty blanket over your knees, under a sky of fairy lights and fire. Finished with a steaming ‘Hot Toddy’ with fresh raw local honey from our friends at Wild Coast Honey, to really get you in the mood.
Mallacoota FOOD VAN FEAST and Glowtastic Disco
The annual FOOD VAN FEAST and Glowtastic Disco is an evening of great food, fun activities and a black light disco. Think glow in the dark face paint, photo booth, kids games and groovy music.
Fire & Ice @ Metung
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. Take part in an enchanting lakeside lantern parade, be entertained with music and warm your belly with tasty culinary delights.
Cape Conran Ranger Talk
Join highly experienced and knowledgeable Ranger Mike Irvine at Sailors Grave at Cape Conran (not to be mistaken with the popular brewery in Orbost!) to hear about the connection between land and sea, and the importance of this eco-system for wildlife of the area.
Paint & Sip @ MYC
Explore your creativity at our Paint & Sip event at Metung Yacht Club overlooking the marina and Bancroft Bay. Perfect for all skill levels, but more ‘fun art’ than ‘fine art’! Relax with a drink on arrival, enjoy a shared grazing platter and get ready to paint your jellyfish or seahorse masterpiece. Local artist Helen Crossley will be present to guide you whilst giving you creative licence to make it your own!
Pettman’s Beach Junior Field Naturalist’s Excursion
A guided walk for kids (and their parents) exploring the bush and dune system around the Pettman's Beach area at Tostaree, east of Nowa Nowa. There will be ecosystem discussion and a nature treasure hunt based on the local plants, animals and landscape of the area.
Night Adventure at Nyerimilang
Join Parks Victoria Rangers on a guided walk after dark, searching for the sights, sounds and signs of our nocturnal wildlife. Then warm up by the campfire, cooking your own traditional damper.
Winter Night Sky Meditation & Bathe
Rhonda James, International Yoga Teacher will lead you through a winter night sky meditation whilst bathing at the Hilltop Escarpment area at Metung Hot Springs. Come and connect with yourself, others and nature.
Winter Solstice Fire Ceremony and Bathing Ritual
Mark this years winter solstice with an exclusive event designed to release and renew at a deep level. Be skillfully guided by Yogini Deborah Langley through meditation, journaling, fire ceremony and bathing ritural to release the old and step into the new.
Beautiful Landscapes by Kelly Asmus Albornoz
Kelly Asmus Albornoz is a professional photographer based in Bairnsdale. Her Landscape Photography Exhibition will showcase East Gippsland's beauty and also Antarctica where she worked as a wildlife researcher and sea-ice analyst, and where she fell in love with photographing landscapes.
Nicholson River Trestle Bridge Long Table Lunch
FOUR LAST MIN TICKETS AVAILABLE! We are pleased to be presenting a Long Table Lunch on the Nicholson River Trestle Bridge (the East Gippsland Rail Trail Bridge) on Friday 16 June. With spectacular views up and down the Nicholson River, 120 lucky guests will enjoy a delicious collaboration lunch between The Local Metung and The Nicholson General Store.
Flute and Piano Concert – Rebecca Stephens
Local musician Rebecca Stephens will perform on flute (with accompaniment by pianist Carryn Caithness) in a range of styles, including classical, romantic, jazz and an original work. Come along for an evening of beautiful and relaxing music, featuring pieces old and new.
Fire Spinning Workshop
You have seen the shows, now learn the skills!! Learn Fire spinning skills with Wacky Wombat Entertainment Open to beginners and novices, to learn core skills and fire safety, followed by setting the props on fire!
Pear tarte tatin with Stuart & Chris
Make Shannon Bennett’s pear tarte tatin in a wood fired oven with some luxe home made ice cream.
Paint & Sip @ MYC
Explore your creativity at our Paint & Sip event at Metung Yacht Club overlooking the marina and Bancroft Bay. Perfect for all skill levels, but more ‘fun art’ than ‘fine art’! Relax with a drink, enjoy a shared grazing platter and get ready to paint your masterpiece.
Picnic & stroll in the heart of Lake Tyers Beach
Locals will help you to find animals, birds, plants and frogs in this bush oasis. An opportunity for adults and children to discover the bush in a safe, all-weather environment. BYO picnic lunch.
Southeast NOW 2023 Exhibition Launch
Southeast NOW 2023 @ East Gippsland Art Gallery Opening event 5.30pm Friday 16 June | All welcome FREE You are invited to the opening of the much-anticipated group exhibition featuring the artwork of Koorie artists with a connection to Gunnai Kurnai Country.
Lantern Making Workshop – Lake Tyers Beach Hall
Come along to a free lantern making workshop at the Lake Tyers Beach Hall, led by local artists. No experience necessary and all materials provided.
School Holiday Lantern Making Workshops
Come along to free lantern making workshops at Iceworks Studio in Lakes Entrance, led by local artists. No experience necessary and all materials provided.
Youth(ful) Orchestra Open Rehearsal
Join CRASHENDO! East Gippsland’s Youth(ful) Orchestra for an open rehearsal suitable for all ages and skill levels. Bring your orchestral instrument, eg clarinet, violin, trumpet, cello, percussion. We’ll supply music, leadership and afternoon tea at OPEN REHEARSAL. Learn about playing your instrument or mentor others.
Winter Nights @ Laneway3875
Join us for a night of street food, pop up bars, dancing and live music @laneway3875
The FAT ride. Nowa Nowa to Orbost
The Rail Trail Ride with Food, Art & Tunes. Forty kilometres meandering through the East Gippsland bush & farmland on the East Gippsland Rail Trail, supported by a mobile pizza oven, a DJ and some art in unexpected places.
Light up Orbost
Join us in parading the beautiful lanterns that have been created by Orbost community, Immerse yourself in the warmth, light, art and culture. Take a stroll down main street for some tasty treats and beautiful window displays.
Ammil – Foundry Winter Tiny Hallway Exhibition Opening
Join us to celebrate mid winter magic in East Gippsland with Ammil - a group show from Foundry friends and makers. Opening in the Foundry tiny hallway gallery Saturday 8 July at 5pm as part of the Bairnsdale3875 Laneway event.
Koala Island Night Tours
Join a small group on a one hour night tour of Raymond Island Koala Trail from early dusk until after dark. Walk the Koala Trail, hear interesting information about koalas, ask questions and see the koalas after dark in their natural habitat.
Tree Planting with Landcare – Kalimna
You can help the Festival help our environment! EGLN has many native indigenous seedlings to plant on properties around the area this month. Spend an hour or two getting your hands dirty, and help grow important native habitat - there's even a free lunch!
Tree Planting with Landcare – Glenaladale
EGLN has many native indigenous seedlings to plant on properties around the area this month. Spend an hour getting your hands dirty, and help grow important native habitat - there's even a free lunch!
Tree Planting with Landcare – Flaggy Creek
You can help the Festival help our environment! Spend an hour getting your hands dirty, and help grow important native habitat - there's even a free lunch!
Tree Planting with Landcare – Kalimna
You can help the Festival help our environment! Spend an hour getting your hands dirty, and help grow important native habitat - there's even a free lunch!
CRASHENDO! School Holiday Music program
Join with other orchestral musicians and learn from professional musicians. If you don’t play a string, woodwind or brass instrument, join percussion! More advanced players mentor less experienced players in the morning, gaining teaching experience, and enjoy higher level music later in the day.
Buchan Valley Foothills Festival
Come and experience HOW WE WINTER. It’s a great night for the whole family with a truly magical lantern walk from the Buchan Caves Reserve to the Butter Factory, live music echoing through the valley, an exciting fire show, and the most sumptuous food vans around.
Ecstatic Dance, Dinner and Tibetan Bowls
Join us for an evening of ecstatic bliss as we dance to unwind the body (free form), sit together to share a delicious vegetarian meal, and deepen into a peaceful sound meditation with Tibetan bowls.
Sake, Sushi & Soak at Metung Hot Springs
Inspired by the ancient Japanese culture of Onsen, come on a journey with well-known author and founder of The Fermentary, Sharon Flynn. Pop on a cosy robe and let Sharon immerse you in a Sake making workshop in our Wellness Tent, followed by applying a nourishing sake kasu facial mask. Soak up the goodness of this mask in the surrounds of our Hot Springs whilst enjoying a glass of sake paired with delicious sushi. Wash off under geothermal showers and then enjoy a relaxing hot soak in our pools. Take home your Sake ferment and instructions to continue this process.
Class, Brass and Song
The whole of East Gippsland Music, Brass, Symphonia, Training Band and the Bairnsdale Gentlemen's Choir with special guests The Bunbury Men of Song. The afternoon will be an feast of entertainment with each ensemble performing on their own and combined with special attention on Chorals.
The Sea Shanty Spectacular – Bairnsdale
Following a multi-award-winning debut in 2021, The Shanties Choir are coming to Bairnsdale! Inspired by the #1 viral trend on TikTok which saw sea shanties catapulted back into popular culture and rocketing up the charts, this vocal ensemble is putting a modern pop spin on these folk classics. Includes specially created local choirs in both the Lakes Entrance and Bairnsdale locations coordinated by Choirmaster Eva Grunden!
ON FOOT with Floating Threads
Come visit Marlene Rees’ FLOATING THREADS studio overlooking beautiful Lake Bunga. Discover her stunning fashion studio, admire those classic seamstress skills. Fashion inspired by place. And those retro, upcycled lamps she creates here in the studio. Hear the stories of growing up here with her pioneer farming family. Stroll to the Lake’s edge then return to the studio for wine and chat.