Madam MayorMayor Cr Samantha McIntosh

Ballarat Heritage Weekend invites you to unravel the mystery and discover the history of our unique and wonderful city.

In 2017, Ballarat Heritage Weekend movesto the final weekend in May and will be the highlight of a month-long focus on heritage in our region. We’re exploring and celebrating Ballarat’s mysterious past across two fun‑filled days of exciting activities, entertainment and events.

Families are a focus of the weekend and an interactive Mystery Trail has been developed so everyone can engage with some of the incredibly beautiful and historic buildings Ballarat has to offer in a fun and unique way.

The popular steam trains return, while the streets come alive with activities including bus tours, walking tours, horse & carriage rides and roving entertainment.

Don’t miss the fabulous 1950’s fashion on display in the Mining Exchange or the keynote addresses from Geoffrey Blainey and George Adams at the Ballaarat Mechanics Institute. There really is something for everyone.

The City of Ballarat is proud to present the 2017 Ballarat Heritage Weekend. Please join us as we celebrate our city’s unique past and present.