Highlights

Vintage Fashion

Ballarat’s Civic Hall will come to life over Ballarat Heritage Weekend, showcasing some of the most incredible garments from The Charlotte Smith Fashion Collection (formerly known as The Darnell Collection). Iconic stories and moments in time will be captured and explored through dazzling dresses, glamorous garments and fantastic fabrics!

Ballarat's Beard & Stache Competition

They say every beard has a story to tell and The Ballarat Beard & Moustache Union once again return to Ballarat Heritage Weekend to not only share these stories, but to also deliver one of the greatest ‘Beard Competitions’ in the land! This iconic event continues to grow like the glorious hair on everyone’s chin, and it’s going to be bigger and better than ever. More categories, more fun, more engagement – you won’t want to miss this!

Ballarat Heritage Weekend Tweed Ride

The Tweed Ride is one of the most celebrated events on the Ballarat Heritage Weekend program. This immersive and unique experience is unlike anything else. Dress in your best dapper and elegant tweed, ride through Ballarat’s beautiful streets, listen to some of the amazing stories that the city’s unique and iconic architecture holds.

Where: Departs Fed Uni Arts Academy. Camp Street.
When: 11.00am, Sunday
Registrations opening soon!

Tours of the Old Ballarat Gaol

Come and visit the old Ballarat Gaol on a guided tour exploring Ballarat’s criminal history including a look at the goal tunnels and turrets in Virtual Reality. Uncover the colourful history of the former gaol and its inmates and explore Ballarat’s criminal underworld of the 19th century through artifacts, blueprints and images as part of an extensive exhibition. Includes new material on the lives of the women held in the Ballarat Gaol and their stories.

Where: FedUni SMB Campus, Lydiard Street South
When: Every hour from 11am – 5pm, Saturday and Sunday
Cost: Free

Stardust & The Mission

For 25 years, a locked cupboard sat in a family garage. So what was inside? A “Fighting Gunditjmara” man returns home from war only to be forced from his traditional lands. What drove him to fight for a country that didn’t even recognise him. The Space Company presents a double bill of documentary theatre: ‘Stardust’ and ‘The Mission’. Starring multi-award winning ABC presenter & performer, Joel Carnegie, and award winning actor, Tom Molyneux and the Creswick Brass Band  these two are unforgettable stories about love, music and war, and all the things that people leave behind…

Where: The Minerva Space, Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute, 117 Sturt Street
When: Saturday 25 May & Sunday 26 May, 11.00am & 2.00pm daily
Cost: Adult – $35, Concession – $32, Her Maj Member – $30, Child – $15
Bookings: http://hermaj.com/events/mission

Come along to the event

25-26 May 2019