Events to get you out and about this winter

Learn about the life and style of Elvis Presley in Bendigo.

With a packed calendar of events on offer around the state, there is something to delight Victorians of all ages. 

From learning more about the life and style of Elvis Presley in Bendigo to admiring the accomplished foot skills displayed by English Premier League clubs Manchester United and Crystal Palace at the MCG, here are some of our top picks:

The Goldfields region

Elvis: Direct from Graceland

Location: Bendigo

When: On now until 17 July

This exclusive exhibition explores the extraordinary life and style of Elvis Presley and features a wide range of costumes and ultra-cool outfits, vintage memorabilia, and treasured items from his beloved Graceland home.

For more information and tickets, visit: Bendigo Art Gallery.

Castlemaine Documentary Festival

Location: Castlemaine

When: 1 to 3 July

A weekend of eight carefully selected feature-length documentary films, 6-star studded discussion panels and a festival party, this annual film and industry event explores stories of the world, and the stories behind the stories.

For more information and tickets, visit: Castlemaine Documentary Festival.

Melbourne metro

Melbourne Winter Masterpieces

Location: The National Gallery of Victoria

When: 10 June to 9 October

The National Gallery of Victoria presents The Picasso Century for its annual major exhibition Winter Masterpieces series.

For more information and tickets, visit: The National Gallery of Victoria.

Light: Works from Tate’s Collection

Location: ACMI, Federation Square

When: 16 June to 13 November

Curated by the Tate in the UK, this collection celebrates groundbreaking moments from over 200 years of art history, and the artists who harnessed this elemental force through painting, photography, sculpture, drawing, installation and the moving image.

For more information and tickets, visit: ACMI.

Manchester United Tour

Location: Melbourne Cricket Ground

When: 15 July and 19 July

Manchester United Football Club, one of the most popular and successful sports teams in the world, takes on local A-League men’s team Melbourne Victory and Premier rivals Crystal Palace in two exhibition matches.

For tickets, visit: Manchester United Tour.

The Murray region

White Night Shepparton

Location: SheppartonA photograph of a dark space with rainbow neon glowing flower artwork

When: 25 June

From Melbourne to regional Victoria, White Night will transform the city of the Shepparton for the first time through illuminations, projections, music and interactive works from talented local and national artists.

For more information, visit: White Night Shepparton.

Winter Blues

Location: Echuca

When: 28 to 31 July

With a lineup made up of over 36 artists performing over one weekend, the roofs of Echuca’s favorite venues are expected to be lifted off!

For more information and tickets, visit: Echuca Moama Winter Blues.


East Gippsland Winter Festival

Location: East Gippsland

When: 17 June to 10 July

Saluting winter’s long nights with treasures of East Gippsland. From pop-up events to lavish winter feasts, art installations, lantern parades, tours, workshops and more.

For more information, visit: East Gippsland Winter Festival.

Geelong and the Bellarine region

National Celtic Festival

Location: Portarlington

When: 10 to 13 June

Four days of music, arts and culture, markets and workshops that gather the best Folk and Celtic artists and performers in the coastal town of Portarlington.

For more information and tickets visit: National Celtic Folk Festival.

Daylesford and Macedon Ranges region

Borealis on the Lake

Location: Lake Daylesford

When: Every Thursday to Sunday from 15 July to 4 September

The immersive outdoor art installation will beam lasers over Daylesford Lake to recreate the natural phenomenon of the northern lights.

For more information and tickets, visit: Borealis on the Lake.

Winter Sounds

Location: Daylesford

When: 15 to 17 July

A weekend that lights up the most unique and beautiful spaces in Daylesford and surrounding hills for performances by some of Australia’s finest artists.

For more information and tickets, visit: Winter Sounds.

These winter events are proudly supported by the Victorian Government through the Regional Events Fund and Major Events Fund.