SEE WHAT OTHER INSPIRING EVENTS ARE COMING UP – EXPLORE NOW!FIND AN EVENTAllExposAwardsFarm WorldEventsMeetingMusic Event/Festival AllJanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember World Jousting Championships 1-2 June 20192019 brings the best jousting knights in the world today to Lardner Park for the World Jousting Championships. Competitors from as far away as France, Germany, England, Norway, Canada and Russia, plus a strong team from Australia including current WJC champion Phil Leitch. The World Jousting Championship is the culmination of a circuit including the European, Russian and Australian Qualifiers.Brutal and spectacular, come and see shining steel armour and real knights go at it with thundering hooves, steel armour and splintering lances in this ‘original extreme sport’. This family-friendly event will transport you back to the Middle Ages as you wander through the historical village. Other amazing attractions include a trebuchet (giant medieval catapult), birds of prey display, archery, kid’s knight school and much more.For information or to book tickets visit https://www.worldjoustingchampionship.com.au/ Pride Cup Roller Derby Game Saturday 15 June from 9.30am-2.30pmThe first ever Gippsland Pride Cup – Roller Derby, at the amazing Lardner Park – an action packed event that you won’t want to miss. Whilst this isn’t a “come and try” event for new members, it it a great opportunity to come and see what our sport is all about. We will have a number of stalls and partners present along with great food, fun and festival vibes!The exhibition game will be played between the Gippsland Power Ranges and The Gender Ending Story, a roller derby team for trans and gender diverse people from Australia and Aoteoroa, to promote visibility, inclusion and engagement of our LGBTQI community.Tickets available at the door: $5 adults, kids gold coin Contact email@example.com for any questions Gippsland Pride Gala Saturday 15th June from 6.30pm - 11.30pmA Gippsland-first, specifically for LGBTQI Gippslanders and our nearest and dearest to come together, socialise and celebrate. This evening is about connection and celebration. An event for our queer community and allies to dress up, enjoy a wonderful meal, witness fantastic local and international talent and entertainment, share a photo with their loved ones, and dance the night away. This extraordinary event will be an 18+, formal sit down dinner with entertainment. Early bird tickets: $50 until mid May, $75 after that.Bookings for the Gala at: https://www.gippslandprideinitiative.comContact firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions The Creators Collective Makers Market Sunday 23rd June 2019The Creators Collective Makers Market will be on Sunday 23 June from 9am – 3pm and bringing you over 140 craft and produce stalls, an abundance of food trucks/stalls for lunch and an array of activities, demonstrations and displays throughout the day.The collective is a volunteer run incorporation dedicated to providing opportunities to local small business. Our members all own and operate small businesses throughout Gippsland and encourage the local community to ‘support local’. Follow along on our Facebook and Instagram pages for all the exciting announcements as they come to hand. Psychic and Wellbeing Expo Sunday 25 August from 10am - 5pmThe Psychic And Wellbeing Expo is a 1 day event at Lardner Park near Warragul. This event showcases products like Candles, Cauldrons, Gemstones, Herbs, Incense used in Wicca rituals, Celtic Silver Jewellery, Oils, Mortar & Pestles, Ritual aids, Wicca spell kits, Tarot decks, Tarot Boxes, Silk Velvet Tarot bags etc Craft Markets Australia 20 July and 14 September 9.00am - 2.00pmCome along to the legendary Craft Markets Australia market at Lardner Park and experience the colour, atmosphere and excitement of this stellar event. The philosophy of Craft Markets Australia is simple – everything sold has to be fresh, good value and above all….great quality. So come along and enjoy yourself with a day out with Craft Markets Australia (sorry, no dogs allowed).Saturday 20th July – Winter Solstice Market | Saturday 14th SeptemberEntry cost: Free | Car parking: $3.00For more information visit http://www.craftmarkets.com.au Alpaca Show Saturday 14th SeptemberCome along and see these beautiful animals at the annual Alpaca Show. The show starts with animal inspections from 8am, judging commences at approximately 10am. There will be stalls selling authentic alpaca products such as scarves and jumpers – you will even find alpaca jewellery! General public welcome. Baw Baw Garden and Home Expo Sat 12 October 9am - 4pm | Sun 13 October 9am - 3pmThis annual event hosted by the Drouin Lions Club is the second largest expo of its kind in Victoria, with over 150 attractive and innovative sites, displays and sales stands. Great family day out with children’s activities, music, demonstrations and catering. Special guest for 2019 is Tino Carnevale from Gardening Australia.Featuring over 40 specialist and general nurseries including rare bulbs, perennials, shrubs and trees | First class orchid display | Landscaping | Permaculture | Tanks and Water Saving Devices | Gardening Tools & Machinery | Shade & Hot Houses | Spas & Pools | Statues and Garden Features | Indoor & Outdoor Furniture | Windows & Doors | Home Finance & Building Products plus so much more! Tough Mudder – Full 2019 Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 October 2019Described as the ideal Tough Mudder location, Lardner Park provides the perfect mix of muddy flats, lush rolling hills and thick shrub for Tough Mudder Melbourne. Guaranteed to have more Melbourne Mud then ever before, your legs will be crying for some hard ground.16+ KM, 20+ OBSTACLES2019 is all about the obstacles. New obstacles, obstacles from the vault, this is an experience that new and legionnaires will love.https://toughmudder.com.au/ Ballet Under The Stars Saturday 26th October 2019The Australian Ballet’s free annual outdoor community program, Ballet Under The Stars, is coming to regional Victoria for the first time in October 2019 and will be exclusively staged at Lardner Park. Ballet Under the Stars has become a highlight in The Australian Ballet’s annual performance calendar and gives new audiences a rare opportunity to enjoy a world class, high-quality arts experience. The free family-friendly program was first launched in Melbourne, the home of The Australian Ballet, in 1966 and has since grown into a proud tradition performing in Sydney, Brisbane, Darwin and Canberra. The event, which was last presented in Melbourne in 2014, is expected to draw ballet fans from Victoria and beyond, catering for seasoned ballet aficionados, but also new audiences who otherwise may not have the opportunity, means or access to attend ballet in a traditional theatre setting. For further information please visit https://australianballet.com.au/event/ballet-under-the-stars-2019 Drouin Swap Meet & Show ‘n Shine Sunday 10 November 2019 from 8am - 1pmCome along to the 2019 Drouin Rotary Swap Meet & Show ‘n Shine at Lardner Park. Also includes market stalls and classic motorcycles. All proceeds go to Rotary and Local Projects. For more information call Gary on 0408 149 802. Craft Markets Australia – Twilight Market Saturday 23rd November 3pm - 8pmLardner Park lends itself as a fantastic venue for a CMA regional arts, craft and fresh produce market and is ideally located midway between Drouin and Warragul. From the traditional to contemporary, an eclectic mix of textures, materials and surfaces make up a huge range of distinctive products all hand made from original designs. Treat your taste buds to a thorough workout from the gourmet smorgasbord of foods on offer. Culinary delights include savories, scrumptious cheeses, wines, tasty pasta, freshly brewed coffee, tantalising teas, zesty fruit juices, home styles baking alongside modern cakes and enticing preserves plus seasonal injections of fruits and vegetables. Ample parking, large undercover pavilion and only 1-hour easy drive from Melbourne.Join us for this fantastic twilight market and stock up ready for the holiday season! Beyond The Valley Saturday 28th December 2019 - Wednesday 1st January 2020Beyond the Valley is a boutique Australian music festival that began in 2014, and runs annually over the New Year’s Eve period. Each year, a carefully crafted selection of world class local and international artists perform across three distinctly designed, purpose built stages. To bring to life the performances of the bands, electronic, dance, techno and hip-hop artists, Beyond the Valley collaborate with leading specialist lighting and production studios to create a spectacular 60-metre wide Main Stage, state of the art Dance Tent, and Central Park Stage. Beyond the Valley attendees experience breathtaking sounds and visuals, as well as a unique collection of art installations, sculptures, communal hubs, boutique bars, gourmet food trucks and morning yoga classes among other things. With everything from General Admission to our famous Luxury Camping and everything in between, you will find something for everyone.https://www.beyondthevalley.com.au/ Farm World 26 - 29 March, 2020Thursday - Saturday 8.30am - 5.00pm Sunday 8.30am - 4.00pm email@example.comFarm World, widely regarded as Victoria’s largest premier regional agricultural event, attracts more than 55,000 visitors and over 800 exhibitors, plus conference sessions, workshops, demonstrations, equestrian competitions, and great all round fun.