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PAVE Festival

The PAVE Festival (formerly known as the Emerald Winter Fest and Emerald Funfest), is an annual festival in the Dandenong Ranges that held in April...

PAVE Festival

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.



PAVE Festival

PAVE Festival

Emerald Township, Emerald, VIC
07 April 2019 to 14 April 2019

The PAVE Festival (formerly known as the Emerald Winter Fest and Emerald Funfest), is an annual festival in the Dandenong Ranges that held in April each year. The PAVE Festival runs for 8 days over the school holiday/...

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Great Train Race

Near The Belgrave CFA Station, Belgrave, Victoria
05 May 2019

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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Kalorama Chestnut Festival

Kalorama Reserve, Kalorama, VIC
05 May 2019

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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Puffing Billy

Jazz on Puffing Billy

Belgrave Railway Station, Belgave, VIC
TBA - May 2019

Come down to Jazz on Puffing Billy and spend an evening on the iconic Puffing Billy Railway with a live jazz performance as you enjoy a delicious meal. Bring your friends and family as you will be treated to a fantastic...

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Christmas in July

Around the Dandenong Ranges, Dandenong Ranges, VIC
01 July 2019 to 31 July 2019

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
14 September 2019 to 13 October 2019

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 array of amazing display of tulip flowers...

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Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest

Cuckoo Restaurant, Olinda, VIC
TBA - 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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Secret Gardens of the Dandenong Ranges

Karwarra Australian Native Botanic Garden & Nursery, Kalorama, VIC
TBA - Oct 2019

The Secret Gardens of the Dandenong Ranges is a tour event which takes visitors to some of the finest private gardens in the Dandenong Ranges. Many of the gardens on the tour are not open to the public, so this...

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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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Open Garden Weekend

Warratina Lavender Farm, Wandin North, VIC
16 November 2019 to 17 November 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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Giro Della Donna

Warburton Recreation Reserve, Warburton, VIC
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 107kms of road with a climb of more than 2,700 metres making this a challenging...

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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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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
TBA - 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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Selbyfest

Selbyfest

Minak Reserve, Selby, VIC
TBA - March 2020

It doesn’t appear that Selbyfest ran in 2019. Stay tuned for details of a 2020 event The charming village of Selby is nestled in the suburbs of the beautiful Dandenong Ranges. Selby is a town best known for a...

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Dandenong Ranges Open Studios

Burrinja Cultural Centre, Upwey, VIC
TBA - March 2020

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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