Annual Festivals & Events

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Chainsaw Carving Campionships

Don’t be misled by the use of chainsaws, the sculptors wield them like a conductor’s baton, turning plain logs into amazing works of art. Brought to you by STIHL.

January Explore
The Roller Coaster Run The Roller Coaster Run The Roller Coaster Run

The Roller Coaster Run

A great introduction to trail running you can do a 21.5km or 43km run. The trails roll up and down and take in many picturesque landscapes.

Late February Explore

Always something happening.

Nature performs for you all year round, in the gardens and parks, and occasionally the locals get stuck in too! The Dandenong Ranges are renown for artists and performers adding to it's rich history. Need an excuse to go away? Find an event, book a hills cottage and join us. You'll go home feeling rejuvenated.

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Herb and Chilli Festival Herb and Chilli Festival Herb and Chilli Festival

Herb and Chilli Festival

Learn how to grow and use herbs and chillis, food stalls with international dishes, cooking demos, entertainment, and of course a chilli cook off!

Mid March Explore
Belgrave Car Show Belgrave Car Show Belgrave Car Show

Belgrave Car Show

Bring your car or just yourselves. Enjoy a spectacular range of vintage, classic and custom cars, food, face painting, jumping castle, sausage sizzle and more.

Mid November Explore
Pave Festival Pave Festival Pave Festival

PAVE Festival

Performing and visual arts comes alive in Emerald with live music, dance and art at various venues and a street fair with entertainment.

April Explore

Dandenong Ranges Open Studios

Meet the artists hidden all over the Dandenong Ranges as they open their studios for you to see them at work for just one weekend.

Mid April Explore
The Great Train Race against Puffing Billy The Great Train Race against Puffing Billy The Great Train Race against Puffing Billy

The Great Train Race

Attracting over 3,000 runners each year it's not just a race amongst the competitors but against Puffing Billy! 13.5 km's through the hills and fern gullies.

First weekend in May Explore
The Lantern Festival The Lantern Festival The Lantern Festival

The Lantern Festival

Celebrate the winter solstice, the turning point and the new beginning with an incredible spectacle. Marvel at the beautiful lantern creations on parade.

Winter Solstice Explore
Christmas in July Dandenong Ranges

Christmas in July

Get cosy by the fire in one of the gorgeous B&B’s. Catch Christmas lunch at one of the restaurants. Do some early Christmas shopping - it might even snow!

Throughout July Explore
Oktoberfest at The Cuckoo Oktoberfest at The Cuckoo Oktoberfest at The Cuckoo

Oktoberfest

Get your lederhosen and dirndls on and get ready for a thigh slapping time! Music and a floor show, cow bell ringing & yodeling equal to any in Bavaria.

Throughout October Explore

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