Learn how to grow and use herbs and chillis, food stalls with international dishes, cooking demos, entertainment, and of course a chilli cook off!
Always something happening.
Nature performs for you all year round, in the gardens and parks, and occasionally the locals get stuck in too! The Dandenong Ranges are renown for artists and performers adding to it's rich history. Need an excuse to go away? Find an event, book a hills cottage and join us. You'll go home feeling rejuvenated.
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.
Performing and visual arts comes alive in Emerald with live music, dance and art at various venues and a street fair with entertainment.
Loads of entertainment and activities for the kids. Bouncy castle, treasure hunts, pony rides, face painting mini golf, train rides and more.
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.
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.
Scrumpy cider, great live bands, loads of great food and smiles all round is what it's all about. With a strong focus on families, it’s an event for everyone.
Attracting over 3,000 runners each year it's not just a race amongst the competitors but against Puffing Billy! 13.5 km's through the hills and fern gullies.
Celebrate the winter solstice, the turning point and the new beginning with an incredible spectacle. Marvel at the beautiful lantern creations on parade.
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!
Tulip season is truly beautiful and the entertainment is great. Themed weekends like Dutch, Turkish, Food & Jazz, Irish and a special week for Children.
Marvel at the incredible cherry blossoms in Mid September to the Floral Festival in October with prized rhododendron and azalea blooms on display.
All things gardening! Take a tour of Cloudehill Gardens with owner Jeremy Francis, join a free garden workshop, speak to experts and kids fun.
Showcasing working steam machinery, draught horses, working blacksmiths and woodturners making a range of beautiful timber objects.