The Grampians region is best known for its stunning natural assets, but we're also blessed with a diverse range of experiences and activities. Why not make the most of what remains of the summer weather by inviting a few friends or relatives to visit and enjoy these special events in your own backyard.
Halls Gap Music Festival
Returning to Halls Gap on February 28 and 29, the Grampians Music Festival will be held in the iconic Grampians National Park. Small and intimate, with boutique wine, beer, cocktails and food with no timing conflicts and 360° mountain views, this is one unique festival.
Wine & Symphony
If your taste stretches to something more refined, you might enjoy Wine & Symphony at Mt Langi Ghiran Winery on Sunday, March 8 for an afternoon of wine, cheese and live music. Wine & Symphony is held at the most exciting time of the year in the vineyard - harvest. The chief winemaker and viticulturist invite you to immerse yourself in the buzz of 2020 vintage with a tour at 2pm. Then prepare to be immersed and transported in a one-off performance by Shaun Keyt and Sarah Curro - all with a glass of Langi shiraz in hand.
Horsham Irish Festival
On Saturday, February 29 the Horsham Irish Festival will take place on the banks of the Wimmera River, starting with an Irish brunch and the popular artisans market along the walking track at 10am. Handmade craft and produce will feature alongside the O Danny Boy singing heats. At 2pm, gates open to the licensed Village Green where you will find the annual spud peeling competition, Snap Fitness Strongman and Arm Wrestling Championships, O Danny Boy singing final, Irish dancers and performances by the Horsham ukulele group. Kid activities include face-painting, a sandpit and water activities (weather permitting).
Lake Bolac Eel Festival
For something different try the Lake Bolac Eel Festival (Kuyang Lapakira). The festival is held biennially in March by picturesque Lake Bolac and takes place on March 20 and 21. It commemorates an annual gathering of up to 800 people from Aboriginal tribes who gathered at the lake through the millenia. Lake Bolac is a sacred site and during the eel migration the great clans gathered for special and important business. The 2020 festival program includes live music, weaving, bush foods, story-telling, eel leather tanning, cartooning, ukulele, and felt and wool creating.
For more details on these events and more, visit www.visitgrampians.com.au