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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.

2019/2020 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.



Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest

Cuckoo Restaurant, Olinda, VIC
19 October 2019

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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Stringybark Festival

Rowville Community Centre, Rowville, VIC
20 October 2019

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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Giro Della Donna

Warburton Recreation Reserve, Warburton, VIC
23 November 2019 to 24 November 2019

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
24 November 2019

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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Open Garden Weekend

Warratina Lavender Farm, Wandin North, VIC
30 November 2019 to 01 December 2019

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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Roller Coaster Run

Roller Coaster Run

SkyHigh Mt Dandenong, Mount Dandenong, VIC
22 February 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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Cloudehill Festival of Flowers

Cloudehill Nursery & Garden, Olinda, VIC
TBA - March 2020

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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The Herb And Chilli Festival

The Herb and Chilli Festival

Romantic Nursery, Wandin, VIC
14 March 2020 to 15 March 2020

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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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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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, Victoria
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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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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Tesselaar Tulip Festival featured

Tesselaar Tulip Festival

Tesselaar Tulip Farm, Silvan, VIC
TBA- September 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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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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Kokoda Challenge

Kokoda Challenge

1000 Steps Kokoda Memorial, Tremont , VIC
TBA- October 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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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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Secret Gardens of the Dandenong Ranges

Karwarra Australian Native Botanic Garden & Nursery, Kalorama, VIC
TBA - Oct 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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