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Grampians Ride to Remember

The Grampians Ride to Remember is an annual event where the community comes together to ride their motorcycles from Ararat and around the Grampians...

Grampians Ride To Remember

Grampians Events

In addition to its many scenic attractions, the vibrant Grampians region hosts many events yearly.

Visitors to this region should check the local event calendar for detailed information about the Grampians’ popular festivals and events.

Grampians Events 2024/2025 Event, Festival & Market Calendar




The Grampians hosts a range of events, including community festivals, art exhibitions, sporting events, film festivals, and wildflower shows year after year.

The biggest event in the Grampians is the Stawell Gift, a 120-metre running race that attracts thousands of visitors annually. For horse lovers, check out the Great Western Cup, one of the most-admired racing events in the nation.

Some of the most popular events in the region are the various flower shows held in Spring and Summer, where some of the most beautiful Australian wildflowers and orchids are on display. Some seminars and presentations are also conducted during these events to promote the diverse natural attractions of the Grampians.

If food and wine are your thing, check out the Grampians Grape Escape, a food and wine festival showcasing the best the Grampians offer. If you are into music, there are plenty of live music shows and other entertainment festivals.

So come to the Grampians and check out the myriad of events they host yearly.



Hamilton Australia Day

Australia Day Hamilton

Hamilton Botanic Gardens, Hamilton, VIC
26 January 2025

One of the largest celebrations held throughout the country year after year is Australia Day. Celebrated on January 26th, Australia Day is a public holiday honouring the arrival of the first British Fleet on Australian...

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Rod Run

Rod Run

Horsham TBA, Horsham, VIC
16 February 2024 to 16 February 2024

The Grampians also hosts a popular hot rod event called Rod Run (the Old Skool Hot Rod Event). With many customs and hot rod car enthusiasts heading to Horsham for this fun day out, Rod Run is a major hit amongst all...

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Willaura Healthcare Outdoor Market

Willaura Healthcare Outdoor Market

Willaura Hospital Grounds, Willaura, VIC
TBA - March 2024

Come over to the small town of Willaura for the Willaura Healthcare Outdoor Market, held in March each year. There will be a huge range of market stalls for you to browse, as well as heaps of tasty food and...

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Wimmera Machinery Field Days

Wimmera Machinery Field Days

Wimmera Events Centre, Longerenong, VIC
TBA - March 2024

The Wimmera Machinery Field Days is a large community not-for-profit event which has been running since 1963. Hosted each year in the Wimmera Events Centre which is located near Horsham, it is one of the biggest...

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Pitch Music & Arts Festival

Pitch Music & Arts Festival

Pitch Festival, Willaura North, VIC
TBA - March 2024

The Pitch Festival is a popular art and music festival in a stunning rural location in Victoria. Held over a weekend in early March, the over-18s event features a dazzling array of artists and unique experiences that...

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Horsham Fishing Competition

Horsham Fishing Competition

Wimmera River, Horsham, VIC
TBA - March 2024

The Horsham Fishing Competition is an event held on the banks of the Wimmera River over the Labour Day weekend each year. There are cash prizes to be won, as well as a great variety of fresh Victorian fish to catch...

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Halls Gap School Craft Market

Halls Gap School Craft Market

Halls Gap Primary School, Halls Gap, VIC
10 March 2024

Apart from its many tourist attractions, the town of Halls Gap is also known for some of its unique events and amazing shows. Those who love to shop should come and check out the popular market at the Halls Gap Primary...

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Ararat Jailhouse Rock Festival

Ararat Jailhouse Rock Festival

Alexandra Oval, Ararat, VIC
TBA - March 2024

The Ararat Jailhouse Rock Festival was created in 1995 to celebrate rock’n’roll music, and today is one of Australia’s longest-running festivals. At this family-friendly festival, you will find great...

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Grampians Texture Festival

Grampians Texture Festival

Multiple Locations, Halls Gap, VIC
16 March 2024 to 21 March 2024

Set in the magnificent backdrop of the Grampians, the township of Halls Gap presents a one-of-a-kind event known as the Grampians Texture Festival. Grampians Texture is an annual workshop series for fibre artists and...

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Penshurst Art & Photography Exhibition

Penshurst Art Exhibition

Penshurst Memorial Hall, Penshurst, VIC
TBA - March 2024

The Penshurst Art Exhibition is one of the newest, most exciting art events to grace the local community. Its inaugural event in 2016 promises a fresh take on drawings and paintings made by artists from all over...

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Natimuk Annual Agricultural Show

Natimuk Annual Agricultural Show

Natimuk Showgrounds, Natimuk, VIC
TBA - March 2024

The Natimuk Annual Agricultural Show is a one-day agricultural show hosted in the Western Victorian town of Natimuk, nestled at the base of Mount Arapiles. Run by the Agricultural and Pastoral Society, the show has been...

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Lake Bolac Eel Festival

Lake Bolac Eel Festival

Lake Bolac Foreshore, Lake Bolac, VIC
22 March 2024 to 23 March 2024

The Lake Bolac Eel Festival is a celebration of the eel migration season in a sacred space. It’s a true one-of-a-kind festival, attended by local clans and highlighted by marriage, ceremony, and events. Lake Bolac...

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Dunkeld Polo Cup

Dunkeld Polo Cup

Dunkeld Racecourse, Dunkeld, VIC
TBA - March 2024

The Dunkeld Polo Cup is a family-friendly polo event at the Dunkeld Racecourse close to Easter. The Game of Kings, as polo is often referred to, is recognised as the oldest team ball sport in the world and was...

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Great Western Rodeo

Great Western Rodeo

Great Western Racecourse Reserve, Great Western, VIC
29 March 2024

The Great Western Rodeo, a yearly event held by the Great Western Football and Netball Club, has become a premier must-attend event in Victoria. With riders from Australia and rodeo lovers from all over the world, it is...

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Stawell Gift

Stawell Gift

Central Park, Stawell, VIC
30 March 2024 to 01 April 2024

The Stawell Gift is a running race with a long history dating back to the late 19th Century. Today, this iconic race has grown to be the most important event in Stawell’s sporting calendar. The event is usually...

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Horsham Car And Bike Show

Horsham Car and Bike Show

May Park, Horsham, VIC
TBA - March 2024

The Horsham Car and Bike Show is one of the most popular events in the Horsham calendar and attracts motor enthusiasts from all across Victoria. The organisers of the annual event use this event to raise funds for...

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Moyston Easter Market

Moyston Easter Market

Moyston Oval, Moyston, VIC
30 March 2024

The Moyston Easter Market is a family-friendly event every year on Easter Saturday. Filled to the brim with wholesome activities, everyone is welcome to celebrate Easter with the rest of the community. Moyston Easter...

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Natimuk Farmers Market

Natimuk Farmers Market

Natimuk Showgrounds Recreation Reserve, Natimuk, VIC
31 March 2024

The Natimuk Farmers Market is a popular market located in the Grampians and is held only a few times a year. It is tucked away at the foot of the stunning Mt Arapiles and Mitre Rock, making it easily accessible for...

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Dunkeld Festival Of Music

Dunkeld Festival of Music

Various venues in Dunkeld, Dunkeld, VIC
TBA - April 2024

The Dunkeld Festival of Music is where those interested in fine wine and chamber music can come together to enjoy both in the beautiful Grampians region. The festival is held over three days in Dunkeld, a small town...

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Horsham Market And Swap Meet

Horsham Market and Swap Meet

Horsham Showgrounds, Horsham, VIC
TBA - April 2024

The Horsham Market and Swap Meet is a massive event where collectors, motoring enthusiasts and everyone in between come together to grab a great bargain! The swap meet is put together by the Wimmera Mallee Historical...

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Murray To Moyne

Murray to Moyne

Mildura, Swan Hill or Echuca, Port Fairy, VIC
TBA - April 2024

Murray to Moyne is a cycling fundraising event for experienced cyclists that has been running for over 30 years. Founded in 1987 by the late Graham Woodrup and his wife Hester, the event has helped raise millions of...

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Cavendish Red Gum Festival

Cavendish Red Gum Festival

Multiple Venues in Cavendish, Cavendish, VIC
13 April 2024

The Cavendish Red Gum Festival is one of Victoria’s newest and most exciting biennial events. After the massive success of its inaugural event in 2018, this all-ages festival celebrates the iconic red gum tree...

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Grampians Grape Escape

Grampians Grape Escape

Halls Gap Recreation Reserve, Halls Gap, VIC
TBA - May 2024

Come to the Grampians Grape Escape in a beautiful setting and relish some of the finest meals and wines the Grampians offers. With more than 100 stalls worldwide, the Grampians Grape Escape offers delicious gourmet...

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Horsham Mothers Day Classic

Horsham Mothers Day Classic

Horsham Soundshell, Horsham, VIC
TBA - May 2024

Come participate in the Horsham Mothers Day Classic, a charity fun run held on Mother’s Day in Sawyer Park, Horsham. The Mother’s Day Classic event has been running since 1998 and has raised over $30 million...

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Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow – Horsham

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow – Horsham

Horsham Town Hall Theatre, Horsham, VIC
TBA - May 2024

Australia’s biggest and best comedy festival is hit the road for a huge 25th year! Featuring the best and brightest of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, we’re bringing the funny to you! Get ready for a...

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Run The Gap

Run the Gap

Opposite the Visitor Information Centre, Halls Gap, VIC
TBA - May 2024

Run the Gap is a fun run held every year at Halls Gap in the scenic Grampians National Park and provides the opportunity to run while enjoying the natural outdoors. This run-and-walk event incorporates different...

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Rspca Million Paws Walk

RSPCA Million Paws Walk

Lakes Edge Adventure Playground, Hamilton, VIC
TBA - May 2024

The Hamilton Million Paws Walk is the largest annual dog event in Hamilton. The yearly one-day event is filled with exciting activities and food for you and your pooch to raise awareness and fight dog cruelty. RSPCA...

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Hamilton Eisteddfod

Hamilton Eisteddfod

Hamilton Performing Arts Centre, Hamilton, VIC
TBA - June 2024

The Hamilton Eisteddfod is an annual event held at the Performing Arts Centre in Hamilton and offers a platform for musicians to perform before a live audience. What sets this event apart from other music festivals is...

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Serra Terror

Serra Terror

TBA, Dunkeld, VIC
TBA - June 2024

Serra Terror is an endurance event hosted in the Grampians National Park over the Queens Birthday weekend in June each year. The event is held over two action-packed days where teams join together to try and battle the...

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Ararat Hill Climb

Ararat Hill Climb

One Tree Hill, Ararat, VIC
TBA - June 2024

The Ararat Hill Climb is one of the most exciting motorsport events that takes place twice a year on the outskirts of Ararat. Recognised as the hardest and steepest on the Victorian Hill Climb Championships circuit...

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Sheepvention

Sheepvention

Hamilton Showgrounds, Hamilton, VIC
04 August 2024 to 05 August 2024

Sheepvention, the biggest farming event in Victoria, brings together farmers and fashion enthusiasts for a 2-day one of a kind event. The Hamilton Pastoral and Agricultural Society runs sheepvention and is the...

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Mount Abrupt

Peaks & Trails Run

Royal Mail Hotel, Dunkeld, VIC
TBA - August 2024

Peaks & Trails Run is a massive weekend of foot racing starting and finishing in the picturesque town of Dunkeld, just south of the Grampians National Park. This community-run event is powered by passionate local...

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Wonderland Run

Wonderland Run

Centenary Hall, Halls Gap, VIC
TBA - August 2024

Wonderland Run is held annually in late August and is based in Halls Gap, Victoria. There are five major races held as part of this exciting event. The Wonderland Run is now organised by Adelaide Trail Runners / Detour...

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Grampians Brushes

Grampians Brushes

Various Locations, Halls Gap, VIC
TBA - September 2024

Set in the gorgeous hillside setting of the Grampians, Halls Gap & Township boasts many popular exhibitions, shows and events throughout the year. Visitors to this region often come here to indulge in the lush...

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Horsham Agricultural Show

Horsham Agricultural Show

Horsham Showgrounds, Horsham, VIC
TBA - September 2024

The Horsham Agricultural Show attracts competitors from all over Australia. The show is held each year at the Horsham Showgrounds and is ideal for families as it offers numerous activities for kids. Horsham Agricultural...

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Stawell Orchid Society Summer Show

Stawell Orchid Society Spring Show

Stawell Entertainment Centre, Stawell, VIC
TBA - September/October 2024

In spring each year, the Grampians host an amazing wildflower event called the Stawell Orchid Society Spring Show. Many visitors visit the Grampians region to enjoy this stunning orchid show and explore the amazing...

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Coleraine Cup

Coleraine Cup

Coleraine Racecourse, Coleraine, VIC
27 September 2024

The Coleraine Cup is an important local racing event in Victoria. It has been taking place since 1903, and the same racecourse is home to one of the oldest jumps races in the country, The Great Western Steeplechase...

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Pomonal Native Flower Show

Pomonal Native Flower Show

Pomonal Hall, Pomonal, VIC
TBA - September 2024

The Pomonal Native Flower Show is a yearly event showcasing iconic, exquisite Australian plants. It has been taking place for over three decades now; it is a highly anticipated event by all in the gardening community...

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Horsham Spring Garden Festival

Horsham Spring Garden Festival

Horsham Botanical Gardens, Horsham, VIC
TBA - October 2024

Horsham Spring Garden Festival is a garden lover’s paradise for those who want to learn innovative ways to improve their gardening skills. At the festival, visitors can learn ways to adapt their gardening...

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