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.

Details on the upcoming 2019/20 Whitehorse Festival Season will be released in September 2019. To keep up to date follow our Facebook page.


Sponsorship Opportunities: 

Whitehorse Festival Season sponsorship offers a unique promotional platform for your business, providing access to the 60,000 homes within the municipality through pre-season advertising. Sponsors enjoy additional brand exposure through on site activations, having the ability to engage directly with the more than 50,000 residents who attend our series of free, family friendly events. 

Get involved today for community focused engagement opportunities that are a whole lot of fun.

A variety of sponsorship opportunities are available from fully-integrated season packages to sampling and one-off arrangements.  We also create bespoke, tailored sponsorship solutions and in-kind agreements.

Check out the 2019/20 Sponsorship Prospectus the review the various opportunities on offer.

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

Special Announcement: We are excited to announce this year's Spring Festival will be themed around STEM learning, celebrating all things Science, Tech, Engineering and Maths - Your Passport to the Future! 

Food Vendor Applications

Thousands of people attend Whitehorse Festival Season each year, and you could be part of it.

Applications are now open!

The applications close on Sunday 18 August 2019. Successful applicants will be notified by Wednesday 28 August 2019.

Whitehorse Festival Season  

Whitehorse Spring Festival

Sunday 20 October 2019

Spring Festival is a free, fun-filled day that celebrates our vibrant community and offers a family-friendly day out, with a variety of activities, performances and workshops to enjoy! With this year’s theme revolving around STEM Learning, expect to discover more about the fascinating worlds of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths – Your Passport to the Future! 

Whitehorse Carols

Whitehorse Carols

Sunday 15 December 2019


Santa Claus and his elves are coming to town and so are a host of
wonderful performers!


Australia DayWhitehorse Australia Day Concert and Fireworks

Sunday 26 January 2020

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


Whitehorse Swing Pop Boom! Event Series

Your endless summer of fun doesn’t have to end! Make sure you put the following dates in your diaries - our Swing, Pop, Boom! event series is scheduled for March 2020.  

Town Hall Tunes, Sunday 1 March 2020

Shake at the Lake, Sunday 22 March 2020 

Moonlight Movie Night, Date TBC

More information regarding locations and times will be announced by September 2019.  Ensure you keep up to date with all the news by following our Facebook page.

Whitehorse Global Fiesta Global Fiesta  

For Global Fiesta 2020 updates follow the Whitehorse Festival Season Facebook page.

Global Fiesta is Council's national Harmony Day event and is a celebration of our wonderful, culturally diverse community. Enjoy a day of free cultural performances, face painting, rides and amusements.


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 Calendar to find out what's on in Whitehorse.

Season Sponsors 

Principal Sponsor

Deakin Logo

Major Sponsor

Barry Plant Logo

Media Partner

Media Partner

Media Partner

 Light FM

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