Other local upcoming events

 
Feb
22
Sat
Eltham Jazz, Food & Wine Festival
Feb 22 @ 12:00 pm – 10:45 pm

This festival, held across three stages within Eltham, features a mixture of both established and up-and-coming jazz, blues and soul acts. As well as the music, there will be free children’s entertainment, gourmet foods and beverages. Read the program.

Feb
23
Sun
Eltham Jazz, Food & Wine Festival
Feb 23 @ 11:15 am – 6:30 pm

This festival, held across three stages within Eltham, features a mixture of both established and up-and-coming jazz, blues and soul acts. As well as the music, there will be free children’s entertainment, gourmet foods and beverages. Read the program.

Mar
1
Sun
Healthy and active ageing expo @ Eltham High School
Mar 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The inaugural Healthy and Active Ageing Expo is a free event for Nillumbik and Banyule residents to showcase a range of health and wellbeing activities and services within the local community including: healthy cooking demonstrations, tastings and recipes; bike n blend smoothies; health checks; massages; information sessions; fun exercise activities; and giveaways.

Home Harvest Picnic @ Edendale
Mar 1 @ 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm

This will be the ninth annual home harvest picnic, where trained cooks produce a shared meal from homegrown produce. As well as the meal itself, there will be community stalls, music and family activities. You have three options:

  1. Register as a grower ($0): supply some of your homegrown produce and receive a prepared basket for you and up to three guests.
  2. Purchase a picnic basket ($10 per person).
  3. Bring your own picnic ($0).
Mar
22
Sun
Open Farm Day @ Various around
Mar 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Open Farm Day is your chance to visit working farms and meet local farmers. The activities will include farm tours, live demonstrations, farm animals and product tastings. The farms participating in 2019 included Apted’s Orchards (Arthurs Creek), Balashi Flowers (Doreen), Edendale Community Environment Farm (Eltham), Easthill Estate (Kangaroo Ground), Hildebrand Ridge Organic Vineyard (Cottles Bridge), Kings of Kangaroo Ground (Kangaroo Ground), Nillumbik Estate (Smiths Gully), Omaru Alpacas (Cottles Bridge), Shaws Road Winery (Arthurs Creek), Sugarloaf Produce (Strathewen), Turners Bakehouse Eatery (Mernda), Weeping Grevillea Nursery (Kangaroo Ground), Yarrambat Estate Vineyard (Yarrambat) and Yarra Valley Custom Meats (Dixons Creek).

Incredible Edible Eltham – Winter vegetable planting workshop @ Old Eltham Courthouse
Mar 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

It’s time to think about your Winter veggie planting. As a prelude to the early April Winter planting at the Incredible Edible Eltham planter boxes at the railway station and outside healthAbility, presenters Guy Palmer and Evan Gellert will discuss what could be planted and why. They will compare and contrast this with what they will be planting in their home veggie patches. The discussion will include broad beans, garlic, peas, brassicas, root vegetables and leafy greens, including particular considerations when growing some of these veggies. They will also demonstrate some of the tools that they use (soil blockers, temperature probes, etc). The history, and possible future, of Incredible Edible Eltham will be touched on.

Refreshments will be provided.

Click here to read about Incredible Edible Eltham.

Numbers are limited so please register.

Apr
18
Sat
Native plant and book sale @ Eltham Community & Reception Centre
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Organised by Australian Plants Society – Yarra Yarra, there will be sales of native and indigenous plants plus books.

The plant sellers will include: APS Yarra Yarra growers; La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary nursery; Natural Plantscape Nursery; Sunvalley Plants Nursery; and Vaughan’s Australian Plants.

May
2
Sat
Artists Open Studios @ Various around
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

27 studios will be open to the public, displaying a wide range of techniques and art forms. Download the brochure.

May
3
Sun
Artists Open Studios @ Various around
May 3 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

27 studios will be open to the public, displaying a wide range of techniques and art forms. Download the brochure.

Aug
30
Sun
Hurstbridge Wattle Festival
Aug 30 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Hurstbridge Wattle Festival has its roots firmly planted in our early rail history and is a celebration of our heritage, environment and community. Festival goers view the wattles in a blaze of glory along the Diamond Creek as they approach the township of Hurstbridge. As visitors stroll the main street, they enjoy an extensive array of entertainment, events and activities for all the family, many of them free.

Oct
25
Sun
On The Hill Festival
Oct 25 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

This annual festival celebrates the craft, writing, food and produce created locally. It includes live music, food and a variety of entertainment to suit the whole family.

Nov
21
Sat
Rotary Eltham Festival
Nov 21 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm

This annual festival is a celebration of the Nillumbik community including its education, arts, music, sports and community scenes. It includes live music, food, more than 100 stalls, fireworks and much more.

Nov
22
Sun
Rotary Eltham Festival
Nov 22 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This annual festival is a celebration of the Nillumbik community including its education, arts, music, sports and community scenes. It includes live music, food, more than 100 stalls, fireworks and much more.