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6 Huge Events Happening this Month in Ballarat

February may be the shortest month with a humble 28 days (29 when it’s feeling self-indulgent), but this year it’s the month of festivals and fun with a stack of major events scheduled for Ballarat.

We’ve compiled 6 of the biggest so you don’t miss a moment.

Number 1: Ballarat Road Nationals

When: Wednesday Feb 3rd to Sunday Feb 7th.

The Ballarat Road Nationals will see world class cycling on our door step, including the Criterium event on Sturt Street and the iconic Mount Buninyong Hill Climb.

Number 2: Rock Ballarat Rock N Roll Rockabilly Festival

When: Friday Feb 12th to Monday Feb 15th

This iconic celebration of 1950s cars, fashion and rock is back, making use of the refurbished Civic Hall and boasting a jam packed line-up of live music from local and visiting artists.

Number 3: Head of the Lake

When: Friday Feb 19th

Always a highlight of the Ballarat rowing calendar, Head of the Lake returns to Lake Wendouree on Friday the 19th with schools competing to be crowned the ultimate champions.

Number 4: Ballarat Beer Fest

When: Saturday February 20th

More than 150 craft beers and cider to sample, regional wines, food trucks and live music – Ballarat Beer Fest has all the right ingredients for a splendid day out at Ballarat’s North Gardens

Number 5: Ballarat Cycle Classic

When: Sunday Feb 21st

The Ballarat Cycle Classic raises money for the Fiona Elsey Cancer Research Institute. This year’s calendar features more ride options than ever before with your entry fees directly supporting FECRI.

Number 6: Summersalt Festival

When: Sunday Feb 28th

Ending the month on a high, Summersalt will see a mammoth line-up take the stage at Ballarat’s North Gardens including The Cat Empire, The Teskey Brothers and John Butler just to name a few.