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The Oxfam Trailwalker is a charity sporting event that involves walking from Endeavour Hills through to Heidelberg Park. Aside from being one of the...

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Dandenong Ranges Events

The Dandenong Ranges houses some of the most beautiful and colourful gardens that boast an inviting atmosphere, especially in summer. Visitors from different parts of the state head to the region to enjoy an array of popular events that the area has to offer.

Whether it is the popular spring fest or the many garden festivals, the events in the Dandenong Ranges include many choices to showcase the area’s intrinsic beauty and rich heritage.

2020/2021 Dandenong Ranges Calendar of Events & Festivals




With a number of breathtaking gardens, the Dandenong Ranges hosts an array of seasonal festivals. Set on the stunning landscape, adjacent fern gullies, beautiful cliffs and many scenic points, the area offers a number of unique event venues perfect for a family functions, community and corporate events.

Many people choose the quaint garden areas for their weddings and birthday parties. The Japanese garden festival at the National Rhododendron Garden and the Tesselaar Tulip Festival are two major tourist drawcards in this area.

Apart from the garden festivals, other events also include many seasonal community events; which boast an array of amusement programs, fun-filled shows, activities, shopping opportunities and educational programs. The area’s art galleries and museums also host annual community-based art and cultural festivals

No matter what your interest is, you’ll find something interesting amongst the events hosted in the Dandenong Ranges. Browse through the vibrant event calendar and explore the area’s popular festivals and seasonal events.



Oxfam Trailwalker Melbourne

Oxfam Trailwalker

Dandenong Police Paddocks Reserve, Dandenong North, VIC
27 March 2020 to 29 March 2020

The Oxfam Trailwalker is a charity sporting event that involves walking from Endeavour Hills through to Heidelberg Park. Aside from being one of the toughest physical feats, the walk is one that’s rewarding because it...

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Tesselaar KaBloom Festival of Flowers

Tesselaar KaBloom Festival of Flowers

Tesselaar Flower Farm, Silvan, VIC
28 March 2020 to 19 April 2020

The Tesselaar KaBloom Festival of Flowers is a yearly event held in autumn at the Tesselaar Flower Farm. There are over a million flowers in bloom spread out over a five-acre garden, the major highlight of this family...

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PAVE Festival

PAVE Festival

Emerald Township, Emerald, VIC
29 March 2020 to 05 April 2020

The PAVE Festival is an annual festival in the Dandenong Ranges that held in April each year. The PAVE Festival runs for eight days over the school holiday/ Easter period, which makes it a great family activity for all...

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Roller Coaster Run

Roller Coaster Run

SkyHigh Mt Dandenong, Mount Dandenong, VIC
18 April 2020

The Roller Coaster Run, a marathon held in the Dandenong Ranges, features a 21.5km trail and a 43km trail (consisting of two laps of 21.5kms). Visitors looking to participate in the Roller Coaster Run should check the...

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Kalorama Chestnut Festival

Kalorama Reserve, Kalorama, VIC
03 May 2020

The Kalorama Chestnut Festival is a beloved Dandenong Ranges community event that has been running for over 30 years. Come along with your friends and family and enjoy all things chestnut with food and festivities...

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Great Train Race

Near The Belgrave CFA Station, Belgrave, VIC
03 May 2020

The Dandenong Ranges’ Puffing Billy train is a must visit tourist attraction in the Dandenong Ranges. For fitness enthusiasts, what better way to explore this region by taking part in the Great Train Race against...

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Dandenong Ranges Open Studios

Burrinja Cultural Centre, Upwey, VIC
09 May 2020 to 10 May 2019

The Dandenong Ranges Open Studios is where talented artists open their doors to their usually hidden studios and visitors can get a sneak peek into the creative process. With heaps of studios open including painting...

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Belgrave Lantern Parade

Belgrave Lantern Parade

Belgrave Library, Belgrave, VIC
20 June 2020

The Belgrave Lantern Parade is a yearly event that celebrates the winter solstice, community and creativity at the Hills through a display of hundreds of beautiful candle-powered lanterns. The event takes place during...

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Christmas in July

Around the Dandenong Ranges, Dandenong Ranges, VIC
01 July 2020 to 31 July 2020

With the temperatures plummeting in winter, the Dandenong Ranges is a great place to celebrate Christmas in July with a number of restaurants hosting cosy lunches and dinners. With frost on the ground, and maybe even a...

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Kokoda Challenge

Kokoda Challenge

1000 Steps Kokoda Memorial, Tremont , VIC
22 August 2020 to 23 August 2020

Melbourne, will you rise to the Kokoda Challenge? Celebrating ten years in Melbourne this year, the Kokoda Challenge takes participants through the gorgeous Dandenong Ranges with a 15km, 30km or 48km course to choose...

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Tesselaar Tulip Festival featured

Tesselaar Tulip Festival

Tesselaar Tulip Farm, Silvan, VIC
12 September 2020 to 11 October 2020

Those looking to attend the Tesselaar Tulip Festival will be happy to know that it is only one hour’s drive from the Melbourne CBD. This popular yearly event is renowned for its amazing display of tulip flowers and...

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CherryHill Blossom Festival 1

CherryHill Blossom Festival

CherryHill Orchard, Wandin East, VIC
26 September 2020 to 02 October 2020

The Blossom Festival is an annual event at Cherryhill which highlights the beautiful cherry blossom trees. Located just an hour away from Melbourne, Cherryhill is the perfect spring getaway for families and visitors...

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Selbyfest

Selbyfest

Minak Reserve, Selby, VIC
TBA- October 2020

The charming village of Selby is nestled in the suburbs of the beautiful Dandenong Ranges. Selby is a town best known for a weekend getaway or a day trip as well as the popular event known as SelbyFest. SelbyFest...

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Cloudehill Spring Festivals

Cloudehill Spring Fair

Cloudehill Gardens, Olinda, VIC
TBA- October 2020

Get out in the garden with The Diggers Club at the Cloudehill Spring Fair this October! The bulbs are blooming, gardening experts are on hand for a series of exciting free workshops and Cloudehill’s creator, Jeremy...

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Stringybark Festival

Rowville Community Centre, Rowville, VIC
18 October 2020

The Stringybark Festival is a sustainability festival which is held at the Rowville Community Centre in October each year. This festival is all about empowering the local community to live sustainably with information...

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Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest

Cuckoo Restaurant, Olinda, VIC
TBA- October 2020

As thousands travel to Munich for Oktoberfest, Melbourne residents are treated to a huge range of events as they celebrate their own version of Oktoberfest in various venues around Melbourne. Why not make a day of it...

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Open Garden Weekend

Warratina Lavender Farm, Wandin North, VIC
21 October 2020 to 24 October 2020

Every year, the Warratina Lavender Farm opens its doors for the Open Garden Weekend which is held in November each year. The private gardens are open to the public where you can take walks through the beautiful gardens...

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Secret Gardens of the Dandenong Ranges

Karwarra Australian Native Botanic Garden & Nursery, Kalorama, VIC
21 October 2020 to 24 October 2020

Please note: we have been informed that there is no event scheduled for 2019. Please check back in 2020 for any new information. The Secret Gardens of the Dandenong Ranges is a tour event which takes visitors to some of...

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Draught Horse & YesterYear Festival

Draught Horse & YesterYear Festival

Mont De Lancey Historic Homestead, Wandin North, VIC

The Mont De Lancey Draught Horse & YesterYear Festival is a popular event that showcases draught horses, steam machinery, woodturners, and working blacksmiths who create a vast array of items. This event provides a...

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Kilsyth Festival

Kilsyth Festival

Elizabeth Bridge Reserve, Kilsyth, VIC
25 October 2020

The Kilsyth Festival is a family-friendly event that takes place for one day each October at the Elizabeth Bridge Reserve. Formerly known as the Chelodina Festival, this free festival is open for all ages. There will be...

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Giro Della Donna

Warburton Recreation Reserve, Warburton, VIC
21 November 2020 to 22 November 2020

The Giro Della Donna is a cycling race that occurs in November each year between Warburton and Mt. Donna Buang. The race takes place over 125kms of the road with a climb of more than 2,750 metres making this a...

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Kids Fun Run With Thomas Feat

Kids Fun Run with Thomas

Gembrook Train Station, Gembrook, VIC
29 November 2020

The Kids Fun Run with Thomas is an annual fundraising event which raises thousands of dollars for the Cerebral Palsy Education Centre in Glen Waverley. Each year, hundreds of kids aged between 3-12yrs take part in this...

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New Year Eve SkyHigh Mount Dandenong

New Year’s Eve at SkyHigh

SkyHigh Mount Dandenong, Mount Dandenong, VIC
31 December 2020 to 01 January 2021

Skyhigh invites everyone to ring in the New Year at the stunning SkyHigh in Mount Dandenong. The event starts at 7pm on December 31st and runs until around 1am. New Year’s Eve at SkyHigh 2020/2021 Prices, Menu &...

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Summer Jazz at Seville Hill

Seville Hill, Seville, VIC
TBA - February 2021

Summer Jazz at Seville Hill is a summertime outdoor music event that takes place at the Seville Hill Winery. It runs from October through April, the perfect time to enjoy live jazz music outdoors on the estate’s...

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Cloudehill Festival of Flowers

Cloudehill Nursery & Garden, Olinda, VIC
TBA- March 2021

Each year Cloudehill Gardens hosts an event to celebrate the arrival of the beautiful Autumn colours known as the Cloudehill Festival of Flowers. Each year the owners of this beautiful garden open their gates to welcome...

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Rotary Club of Belgrave Car Show 4

Rotary Club of Belgrave Car Show

Ferny Creek Reserve, Sassafras, VIC
TBA- March 2021

The Rotary Club of Belgrave Annual Car Show takes place every year at the Ferny Creek Recreation Reserve. Those who have cars are invited to display them or admire those that are on display. Car clubs are also welcome...

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The Herb And Chilli Festival

The Herb and Chilli Festival

Romantic Nursery, Wandin, VIC
TBA- March 2021

Thanks to its previous success, the Herb and Chilli Festival is back and bigger than ever. Taking place in March each year and held in Wandin, the festival will include exhibits, stalls and of course, a chilli cook-off...

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Celebrate Mooroolbark

Mooroolbark Community Centre, Mooroolbark, VIC
TBA- March 2021

Celebrate Mooroolbark is a community festival that takes place annually in March at the Mooroolbark Community Centre and the Red Earth Park. The festival provides a range of both affordable and free entertainment for...

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