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Ballarat News & Events

See below for all the latest events and happenings in historical Ballarat as well as in our very own BIG4 Ballarat Goldfields.

Click here to read about past events our great town has held.

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!
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.
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.
Earth Hour 2020

Earth Hour 2020

Every year in March, hundreds of millions of people around the world in more than 7,000 cities in over 180 countries take part in this amazing global conservation movement. We support Earth Hour by switching off all non-essential lighting from 8pm on the 28th.
Kids Club

Kids Club

Here at BIG4 Ballarat Goldfields we know that when kids are happy, everyone is happy which is why every school holiday period we have an action packed Kids Club program. Find out more here and why our place is such a great spot to be for the holidays!
BIG4 Social Script

BIG4 Social Script

BIG4 have teamed up with Amaze and Emma Watkins from The Wiggles to launch a very special BIG4 Holiday Parks social script. Find out more here about this very special initiative. ⁠
Ballarat Heritage Weekend

Ballarat Heritage Weekend

This year's annual Ballarat Heritage Weekend will run for the 29th to 31st May. Come along to experience the rich heritage of our beautiful area and participate in the great activities and shows on offer over this family-friendly weekend.
Readers' Choice Awards

Readers' Choice Awards

We are proud to announce that we've been named the 4th best holiday park in Victoria as voted by you in the Readers' Choice Top Holiday Park Awards 2019. It's such an honour to be nominated and recognised not just by the industry but by our guests who are the heart of our park.
Ballarat Winter Wonderlights

Ballarat Winter Wonderlights

Running from 27th June to 19th July, Winter Wonderlights in Ballarat is an annual event celebrating Christmas in July! You can easily walk to the event at Sovereign Hill from our park so pack your winter woolies to enjoy a night like no other. Find out more here.
Ballarat Farm Experiences

Ballarat Farm Experiences

Get a taste of farm life and soak up the Ballarat region’s fresh air, fertile land and wide open spaces. Make your next Ballarat holiday one to remember at one of the nearby farms, farm-gates, and farmer's markets. Find out more here.
Ballarat Winter Festival

Ballarat Winter Festival

Every year, all through the cool month of July, Ballarat comes alive as part of the Ballarat Winter Festival. Whether it's school holiday fun or a romantic rendezvous you're seeking, there's a day out for everyone to enjoy and be part of.
Royal South Street Eisteddfod

Royal South Street Eisteddfod

The Royal South Street Eisteddfod is one of the largest and longest-running performing arts eisteddfods in Australia. Many participants stay at BIG4 Ballarat Goldfields between the months of July and November and we hope you decide to as well.
Timeline Festival

Timeline Festival

The annual Timeline Festival, held in October at Kryal Castle, all started with a dispute over a stolen pig! It's great fun for the entire family with re-enactments, historical guests and merchants, castle jousters, viking combat, and other traditional castle activities.
SpringFest Ballarat

SpringFest Ballarat

SpringFest Ballarat is a project of the Rotary Club of Ballarat with two events held during the wonderful spring months. Find out more here why you shouldn't miss it!
Restart a Heart Day

Restart a Heart Day

BIG4 Ballarat Goldfields is proud to support the annual Restart a Heart Day. Seconds count in a cardiac arrest and our park has a defibrillator on-site to help travellers exploring Australia feel safer knowing that medical assistance is nearby.
Ballarat Cup

Ballarat Cup

Enjoy the atmosphere and excitement of the premier sporting and social event on Ballarat's calendar - the Ballarat Cup. It's ideally placed at the end of the popular Spring Racing Carnival, so if you didn't go to Melbourne for that, come to Ballarat for ours!
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Our park has proudly been awarded a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor. Our goal here at BIG4 Ballarat Goldfields is for each and every guest to have an exceptional experience and this is proved by the wonderful reviews we continue to receive.
Top 3! Caravan & Camping with Kids

Top 3! Caravan & Camping with Kids

BIG4 Ballarat Goldfields has been voted into the Top 3 of the Caravan & Camping with Kids Holiday Parks for families! We are thrilled to have been awarded this for our park's appeal, facilities and guest service for holidaying families.
Gumnut Awards

Gumnut Awards

As part of our ongoing commitment to the environment, Watts Holiday Parks participate in the Gumnuts environmental accreditation scheme. We encourage our guests to join us in our commitment to the environment by participating in this program.
Thank you! We've been nominated as the 4th best holiday park in Victoria by Caravan and Camping with Kids and it's thanks to your vote.
Read storytelling techniques that explain the experiences, the environment and what autistic people and families can expect during their time here.
Seconds count in a cardiac arrest. Our park is proud to support Restart a Heart Day by having a defibrillator on site.

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