Annual Festivals & Events

Dandenong Ranges > Belgrave to Emerald

Puffing Billy Running Festival

Attracting over 3,000 runners each year it's not just a race amongst the competitors but against Puffing Billy! Up to 25 km's through the hills and fern gullies.

Dandenong Ranges > Silvan

The Tulip Festival

Tulip season is truly beautiful and the entertainment is great. Themed weekends like Dutch, Turkish, Food & Jazz, Irish and a special week for Children.

Dandenong Ranges > Great food and family fun!

Herb & Chilli Festival

Learn how to grow and use herbs and chillis, food stalls with international dishes, cooking demos, entertainment and of course a chilli cook off!

Kalorama > Kalorama Memorial Reserve

Kalorama Rally

One of Melbourne’s pioneering motoring events running since 1956 featuring veteran and vintage cars and bikes.

Dandenong Ranges > Locations across Emerald

PAVE Festival

Performing and visual arts comes alive in Emerald with live music, dance and art at various venues and a street fair with entertainment.

Kalorama > Kalorama Memorial Reserve

The Roller Coaster Run

A great introduction to trail running you can do a 12km, 21.5km or 43km run. The trails roll up and down and take in many picturesque landscapes.

Dandenong Ranges > Parade of Light

Belgrave Lantern Festival

Celebrate the winter solstice, the turning point and the new beginning with an incredible spectacle. Marvel at the beautiful lantern creations on parade.

Dandenong Ranges > Selby Community House

Selby Fest

Selby Fest is a free music and arts festival which is a celebration of our community and the Dandenongs.

Mt Dandenong > Best views of Melbourne

SkyHigh Mount Dandenong

SkyHigh is a lookout with majestic views, 2 cafes, restaurant, function room, summer beer garden, Maze, English garden and walking trails in the state forest.

Kalorama > An Annual Hills tradition

The Chestnut Festival

Chestnut icecream anyone? Lots of stalls showcasing food made with chestnuts and local arts and crafts. Fun rides and adventure play space for the kids.

Mt Dandenong > School Holiday Fun

SkyHigh Children's Festivals

Loads of entertainment and activities for the kids. Bouncy castle, treasure hunts, pony rides, face painting mini golf, train rides and more.

Ferny Creek / Sherbrooke / Kallista > Ferny Creek Reserve

Belgrave Car Show

Bring your car or just yourselves. Enjoy a spectacular range of vintage, classic and custom cars, food, face painting, jumping castle, sausage sizzle and more.

Dandenong Ranges > Mont De Lancey Homestead

Draughthorse & YesterYear Festival

Showcasing working steam machinery, draught horses, working blacksmiths and woodturners making a range of beautiful timber objects.

Dandenong Ranges > Events throughout the Villages

Christmas in July

Get cosy by the fire in one of the gorgeous B&B’s. Catch Christmas lunch at one of the restaurants. Do some early Christmas shopping - it might even snow!

Dandenong Ranges > Visit the Artists Studios

Dandenong Ranges Open Studios

Meet the artists hidden all over the Dandenong Ranges as they open their studios for you to see them at work for just one weekend.

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