Whitehorse City Council

Festivals & Events

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Every year, more than 50,000 residents and 150 community groups enjoy Whitehorse City Council’s free festival program that runs from spring to autumn.

Download the pdf icon Whitehorse Festival Brochure 2017-2018 (3.43MB) for information about the upcoming festival program.

If you would like to register for the food vendor mailing list for next season, please email festivals@whitehorse.vic.gov.au

Sponsorship Opportunity: Be the Star of the Community Stage

Grow your brand identity and actively engage with over 50,000 Whitehorse locals as a Sponsor of the Whitehorse Festival Season.

Sponsorship Expressions of Interest are now open for the 2017/18 Whitehorse Festival Season.

Make your mark in the community by using the long-term success of the Whitehorse Festival Season to build your brand identity and promote your business. Enjoy access to the 57,200 homes within the municipality, as well as at-event exposure across the City of Whitehorse. Sponsoring the Whitehorse Festival Season provides unique promotional platform that is community focused and a whole lot of fun.

To download the 2017/18 Whitehorse Festival Season sponsorship pack, please click here: pdf icon Festivals Sponsorship Pack - 2017/2018 (1.34MB)

To discuss sponsorship opportunities, please contact Council's Festival Coordinator on 9262 6429 or festivals@whitehorse.vic.gov.au.   

2017/18 Whitehorse Festival Season

Australia DayWhitehorse Australia Day Concert and Fireworks
Friday 26 January 2018

Concert:    6pm - 10pm
Rides:        5pm - 9.40pm
Whitehorse Civic Centre, Nunawading

Stunning night of stage entertainment, rides and food vendors capped off by an amazing fireworks display.

Swing Pop Boom 2017Whitehorse Swing Pop Boom! Event Series
There is something for everyone with these three different events dotted across the City of Whitehorse.

Whitehorse Global Fiesta
Global FiestaSunday 18 March 2018

Box Hill Gardens

Celebrate our cultural diversity at Global Fiesta, Council's Harmony Day event.

The 2017/18 festival season offers a diverse range of events and includes some of the very best local and national performers as well as activities, rides and amusements for all ages.

For programming updates, follow the Whitehorse Festival Season Facebook page.

Past Festival Season Events

Spring FestivalWhitehorse Spring Festival
Sunday 15 October 2017

Whitehorse Civic Centre, Nunawading

Spring Festival is a free, fun-filled day that celebrates our vibrant community and offers family-friendly day out, with a variety of activities, performances and workshops to enjoy!

Whitehorse Carols

Whitehorse Carols  
Sunday 17 December 2017
Concert:   5:30pm - 9:30pm
Rides:       4:30pm - 8:30pm 
Whitehorse Civic Centre, Nunawading

Santa Claus is coming to town and so will a host of wonderful performers


Other Events

Heritage Week
A week of heritage-themed events in Whitehorse.

Chinese New Year Festival
One of Melbourne’s biggest Chinese New Year celebrations takes place each year in Box Hill.

Whitehorse Sustainable Living Week
A week of sustainability-themed events and activities.

Whitehorse Seniors Festival
Free events and activities as part of the annual Victorian Seniors Festival.



Whitehorse Farmers' Market
Farm-origin and organic food market held at the Whitehorse Civic Centre, Nunawading, on the second Sunday of each month.

Nunawading Market – Craft & Produce
Art, craft and fresh produce market held at the Whitehorse Civic Centre, Nunawading, on the fourth Sunday of each month (February – November) and Christmas market on the second Sunday of December.

For more events, visit Council's Community Events Calender to find out what's on in Whitehorse.


Season Sponsors 

Principal Sponsor

 Associate Sponsor

Associate Sponsor

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 Healthy Smile logo

Philip Webb


Media Partner

Media Partner

Media Partner

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 Light FM

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