Lake Bolac Eel Festival
This is a bi-annual festival held in late March or early April. The festival concurs with the season when eels traditionally begin their migration to the sea to sprawn. When this was an aboriginal country indigenous people from surrounding areas used to gather around Lake Bolac and along Salt Creek to harvest eels. Ceremonies were conducted during that time. The festival is promoted as a significant gathering place for people who care for the environment and respect Aboriginal cultural heritage
Jailhouse rock festival
A true celebration of everything great about 50’s and 60’s era, Jailhouse rock festival is one of Australia’s longest running Rock n Roll Festivals. Began in 1995, the festival is usually organised in the month of March in Ararat.
Great Western Rodeo
The Great western Good Friday Rodeo is an annual event run by the Great Western Football Club Inc. It is organised at the Great Western Racecourse Reserve Moyston Rd Great Western. It is one of the premier rodeo events in Victoria.
Stawell Easter Gift
The Stawell Gift organised by Stawell Athletic is one of world’s most famous foot races run on grass track. Athletes are handicapped according to form and ability and start off varying marks accordingly. It is been held in all but four years since 1878.
Grampians Grape escape: Wine and food festival
Grampians Grape Escape is staged at the Halls Gap Recreation Reserve nestled in the foothills of the magnificent Mount William. It is a celebration of food and wine.