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Ballarat Begonia Festival

Ballarat Begonia Festival

This free event is held annually over the Labour Day long weekend in March and is filled with entertainment, activities, talks, culinary delights, celebrity guests, and of course - begonias! Book your self-contained cabin or site today.
Nitro Circus: You Got This Tour

Nitro Circus: You Got This Tour

Get ready for the Nitro Circus team to blow you away on 29th February with an action-packed evening at Mars Stadium showcasing some of the most dangerous stunts in the world. Don't miss out, click through to read more about this awesome event.
Ballarat Swap Meet

Ballarat Swap Meet

Every year thousands flood to Ballarat for one of the biggest Swap Meets in Australia. This year taking place on the 28th and 29th of February Ballarat Swap Meet will be an event you don't want to miss!
Ballarat Beer Festival

Ballarat Beer Festival

On 15th February 2020, craft beer brewers from across the state will visit Ballarat for an unforgettable day of festivities. Expected to be a great day filled with beer, food, excellent local music and much more! Don't miss this fantastic family-friendly event.
Rock Ballarat

Rock Ballarat

Get a blast from the past on 7th to 9th of February at Ballarat's inaugural Rock Ballarat Rock 'n' Roll Rockabilly Festival 2020. If you're a fan of all things vintage this is the event for you. Expect iconic music, pinups, classic cars and a street party like no other!
White Night Ballarat

White Night Ballarat

Don't miss out on seeing Ballarat glitter from dusk to dawn in what is known as a world-famous festival all around the world - White Night Ballarat! It's a celebration of art, culture and creativity. You'll be amazed at what there is to see and do.
Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins

Ballarat's BLOC Music Theatre is bringing Mary Poppins to Ballarat. The production will take to the stage with a cast of 60 performers, featuring 14 children.
Easter & April Holidays!

Easter & April Holidays!

The April school holiday season and Easter long weekend will be an exciting and busy time here at BIG4 Ballarat Goldfields.
Professional Bull Riders Ballarat Invitational

Professional Bull Riders Ballarat Invitational

This is one huge night that you will not want to miss! The PBR’s (Professional Bull Riders) Monster Energy Tour will bring its thrilling, adrenaline-filled, edge-of-your-seat excitement to the Ballarat Showgrounds on Saturday 9 March, 2019.
Australian Jazz Convention

Australian Jazz Convention

From 27-31 December, 2018 Ballarat will come alive with the sounds and colours of Jazz.
Ballarat World's Longest Lunch

Ballarat World's Longest Lunch

Indulge in a degustation menu, hero'd by local ingredients, developed by Ballarat’s inner city circle of restaurants at the Regional World's Longest Lunch - Ballarat and Surrounds on Friday 16 March 2018.
SpringFest Market Sunday

SpringFest Market Sunday

SpringFest Market Sunday on 25 November 2018 will have almost 500 market stalls to browse through.
The Gnarrwirring Ngitj Festival

The Gnarrwirring Ngitj Festival

From the 26 May to 3 June 2016, the Sovereign Hill Museums Association is presenting a week of exciting activities including:

Cultural workshops
Lectures and special education programs for students and adults
Live street performances, and
Guided tours and walks
The 9 day festival is pronounced, 'naworring nitch' which means5
White Night 2018

White Night 2018

White Night Ballarat is back in 2018 on Saturday 17 March and will transform Ballarat's historical regional centre under the ephemeral cloak of night.
Royal South Street Competitions

Royal South Street Competitions

The Royal South Street Energetiks Dance Competition is one of Australia’s largest attracting dancers from right around the country for over 2 weeks of performances from 19 September to 7 October 2017.
Australian National Busking Championship

Australian National Busking Championship

Ballarat is hosting a regional final of the Australian National Busking Championships on Saturday 24 March 2018 with buskers performing throughout the CBD. Fabulous music with performers from all over Australia
Listen to rock, pop, jazz, blues, country, classic, freestyle and folk.
Mother's Day Special

Mother's Day Special

If you want to be known as the favourite, then reward your Mum this Mother's Day with a weekend away in beautiful Ballarat. Our Mother's Day Special is one to impress her with.
Ballarat International Foto Biennale

Ballarat International Foto Biennale

From 19 August to 17 September 2017, Ballarat International Foto Biennale (BIFB) presents a major exhibition of photographs by iconic American photographer David LaChapelle.
Ballarat Book Fair

Ballarat Book Fair

If you love books, then don't miss out on this great weekend where thousands of books will be up for sale at bargain prices.
Ballarat Cabaret Festival

Ballarat Cabaret Festival

The 2017 Ballarat Cabaret Festival has an exciting line up of stars and venues to match.
Earth Hour 2016

Earth Hour 2016

Join us here at BIG4 Ballarat Goldfields Holiday Park on 19 March for Earth Hour 2016. Climate change is real and we need to take action against it.
Sovereign Hill Timeless Summer Fun

Sovereign Hill Timeless Summer Fun

The world renowned and much loved Ballarat attraction, Sovereign Hill, is just a few minutes walk from our park and this Summer they have an action packed program right up until the 26 January.
Win $250,000!

Win $250,000!

Listen up! If you're staying here with us at BIG4 Ballarat Goldfields Holiday Park, between 10 December 2015 and 21 January 2016, you have the chance to win $250,000.
2015 Archibald Prize

2015 Archibald Prize

The Archies are coming to Ballarat from 2 October to 15 November 2015. The Archibald Prize is an extraordinary art event which showcases the talent of leading Australian artists who create portraits of some of the country's most notable celebrities, politicians and public figures.
Ballaarat Quilters Exhibition

Ballaarat Quilters Exhibition

Local quilt group, Ballaarat Quilters (yes, that's how they spell their name!) are celebrating 20 years this October and November and to commemorate they are having an exhibition of wonderful quilts and textile arts.
Free Concert for Charity!

Free Concert for Charity!

Singing legend Tania Kernaghan will headline a FREE concert for charity right here at BIG4 Ballarat Goldfields on Wednesday 4 November 2015 at 6pm.
Ballarat Cabaret Festival

Ballarat Cabaret Festival

The exciting Ballarat Cabaret Festival has an incredible line up of star and star venues.
Mother's Day Special

Mother's Day Special

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Ballarat Winterlude

Ballarat Winterlude

This winter in Ballarat, there are 50 events occurring during the annual Winterlude starting on 25 June and running through to 24 July 2016.
Christmas in July at Sovereign Hill

Christmas in July at Sovereign Hill

Christmas in July at Sovereign Hill is a full day of fun and family activities topped off by a magical evening Wonderlights show on from 25 June to 24 July 2016.
Kids Stay Free!

Kids Stay Free!

If you'd like to experience a magical holiday these June/July school holidays, come and enjoy the magic of Winter Wonderland at nearby Sovereign Hill and your kids can stay free!

To take advantage of the wonderful offer just stay 2 nights in one of our Two5
Ultimate Women's Weekend

Ultimate Women's Weekend

The Regional Women's Lifestyle and Wellbeing Expo is coming to Ballarat on the 12th to 14th August 2016.
Ballarat Cabaret Festival

Ballarat Cabaret Festival

Returning for a fifth year is the Ballarat Cabaret Festival being held 4-9 October 2016.
Ballarat Orchid Show

Ballarat Orchid Show

The annual Ballarat Orchid Show is being held this year from Friday 14 to Sunday 16 October and promises to be a visual delight for your eyes.
Ballarat Children's Week

Ballarat Children's Week

In October every year, Ballarat celebrates Children's Week and this year it's on from 22 to 30 October.
Ballarat Cup

Ballarat Cup

For Ballarat, the one day in November to place a bet on the horses in person is at the Ballarat Cup on Saturday 19 November 2016.
71st Australian Jazz Convention

71st Australian Jazz Convention

On 26th December to 31st December, the 71st Australian Jazz Convention will again transform our town of Ballarat into the centre of Australian Jazz for one fantastic week.
Ballarat Goldfields in 1st place!

Ballarat Goldfields in 1st place!

Have you heard the great news?  BIG4 Ballarat Goldfields has WON the award for Best Family Holiday Park in Victoria!!!!!  

This wonderful award was won through the Holidays with Kids Readers' Choice Awards and this year a record number of nominations were entered by readers.
Australia Day Fun!

Australia Day Fun!

Happy Australia Day! On Thursday 26 January 2017, BIG4 Ballarat Goldfields will be celebrating with our guests staying here for Australia Day.
Lakeside Twilights

Lakeside Twilights

Lakeside Twilights is returning to Ballarat on Sunday 19 February on the Lake Wendouree Foreshore featuring two of Australia''s most lauded and loved singer songwriters on their Sooner or Later tour!

Listen to the haunting and beautiful voice of Kasey Chambers
Hear the incredible vocals of Bernard5
Melbourne Food & Wine Festival in Ballarat

Melbourne Food & Wine Festival in Ballarat

Ballarat is preparing for the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival by gathering produce from nearby paddocks that will be crafted into a menu that can only be described as indulgent.
World Sideshow Festival

World Sideshow Festival

This biannual event is a celebration of post modern sideshow - incredible! This year it'll be held from 11-13 May at the Ballarat Mechanics Institute.
Ballarat Apron Festival

Ballarat Apron Festival

Stitching together a love of sewing, baking, and nostalgia is the highly successful Ballarat Apron Festival from 27-28 May 2017.
July School Holidays

July School Holidays

Over the July school holidays we have heaps on offer for children as well as adults. A fun kids club every day that your children will be begging to be part of. Movie marathons showing family favourites.
Doctor Blake's Ballarat Exhibition

Doctor Blake's Ballarat Exhibition

Until the 3 September, don't miss seeing a new exhibition of the popular ABC and BBC series, The Doctor Blake Mysteries.
Glow in the Park

Glow in the Park

Ready, set. . . . GLOW! BIG4 Ballarat Goldfields is holding a fun Glow in the Park event on 29-30 September 2017.
Timeline Festival Kryal Castle

Timeline Festival Kryal Castle

On the 27-28 October 2017 come to Ballarat for the incredible Timeline Festival at Kryal Castle.
Lakeside Twilights

Lakeside Twilights

The place to be on Saturday 18 November 2017 is right here in Ballarat for live music at Lakeside Twilights featuring three iconic, amazing Australian bands.
Ballarat Beat Rockabilly Festival

Ballarat Beat Rockabilly Festival

Rock on down to Ballarat for the Ballarat Beat Rockabilly Festival from 8-11 February 2018! This four day event celebrates all things Rockabilly including:

Toe tapping music with an exotic themed Tiki bar
Fun fashion parades
Free street parties and live entertainment
A classic and hot rod car show
Trust5
Ballarat Begonia Festival

Ballarat Begonia Festival

More than 60,000 visitors will flock to Ballarat for regional Victoria's largest flower festival, the Ballarat Begonia Festival, 10-12 March 2018.
Ballarat Winter Festival

Ballarat Winter Festival

The Ballarat Winter Festival has a pop up ice rink in central Ballarat from 30 June to 15 July 2018!

This fun winter activity is on during the school holidays and is the perfect excuse for getting the kids out of the house to take to5
Ballarat Winter Wonderlights

Ballarat Winter Wonderlights

All your Christmases will come at once from 30 June to 22 July during the Ballarat Winter Wonderlights spectacular.
A Victorian Silhouette

A Victorian Silhouette

From 28 May to 4 November, 2018 is a new fashion exhibition - A Victorian Silhouette, opening at the Gold Museum at Sovereign Hill.
Summer Memories Competition

Summer Memories Competition

If you're one of the lucky ones who've had a holiday here in our park, then make sure you enter this competition.  

~COMPETITION CLOSED! Take a look at all the entries here on our YouTube channel~

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Summer Exhibition of Art

Summer Exhibition of Art

The Summer Exhibition of Art is on display at the Trades Hall Camp Street, Ballarat from 30 November to 23 December 2018.
2019 FedUni Road National Championships

2019 FedUni Road National Championships

The 2019 FedUni Road National Championships is your chance to watch the best Aussie riders battle it out for the ultimate glory of the green and gold jersey.
Ballarat Heritage Weekend

Ballarat Heritage Weekend

The Ballarat Heritage Weekend, 25-26 May 2019, will give a glimpse of yesteryear and explore the stories and tales of our iconic city.
Wonderful Things Exhibition

Wonderful Things Exhibition

Into strange things? Then you won't want to miss out on Wonderful Things at the Sovereign Hill Gold Museum. Remember, BIG4 Ballarat Goldfields Holiday Park is within walking distance so there's no need to worry about where to park your car.
BIG4 Ballarat Goldfields has a carefully designed Sensory Room developed for families with a child or children on the autism spectrum.
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