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Summer in Ballarat

2 November 2017

Lake Wendouree: A great spot for getting out in the boat and spending some time out on the water, but beware, you can’t swim in the lake! Close to the centre of town and with plenty of calm shady spots to enjoy a picnic and watch the sun set, it’s a perfect spot for some relaxation time.

Lake Wendouree

Markets: Ballarat and the surrounding areas play host to a plethora of outstanding local markets. Fresh local produce, homemade goodies, and lots of other items for sale as well as providing a fun time out for all the family. Check out our favourites; Bridge Mall Markets, Talbot Farmers Markets, Creswick Market and the annual Ballarat Swap Meet.

Bridge Mall Market

Local Attractions:  There’s always so much to do in Ballarat, from Sovereign Hill to Kryal Castle, Museum of Australian Democracy to the Ballarat Regional Art Gallery.  There’s something for everyone in the family, fun, culture, knowledge and beauty. Spend some time wandering the city and check out all our great places for visitors.

Sovereign hill

Summer Sundays: Ballarat will turn up the volume on its live music scene during Summer Sundays, with an eclectic mix of musical styles and diverse genres from local, regional and metropolitan acts. Accompanying the exciting line-up of music will be a delicious selection of food vendors, and Bean Bag Mania will return due to popular demand, with 100 free bean bags available for anyone looking to enjoy the music in comfort.
This year a fully-licensed pop-up garden bar set up in full sight of the stage will give music-goers an alternative experience while enjoying the best of local wine and brews. Held in the beautiful surrounds of the Ballarat Botannic Gardens the free community event is presented by the City of Ballarat.

Summer Sundays

Cool Off: Beat the heat in summer at one of many Ballarat’s swimming pools. New to the Eureka Precinct is the Eureka Swimming Centre with several pools, water play and water slides. The kids will have a great time, and they even have BBQ’s to make a full day of things.

Eureka Pool