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Council Releases Spring/Summer Events Guide

23 August 2018

The new Spring/Summer edition of the Greater Hamilton Events Guide is now available, detailing over 90 events taking place in the region between September 2018 and February 2019.

From music festivals and country shows to art exhibitions, world-class performances, sporting fixtures and even two lawnmower events, visitors and locals alike are in for an action-packed Spring and Summer in Greater Hamilton.

There are a number of new events taking place, including the Hamilton Mower Grand Prix on 9 September, the inaugural Branxholme Jazz Festival on the last weekend in November and the Dawne Chorus Extravaganza, part of an ‘Off the Rails’ exhibition being held in conjunction with Dunkeld’s popular Three Peaks Festival.

Share in our region’s unique experiences, from sheep shearing, wood-chopping and sheepdog competitions at our five Country Shows, to enjoying local wines and live music at the returning Food & Wine Fiesta or at Pierrepoint Cellar Door.

Hearts will be racing track-side at this season’s five horseracing meetings at the Hamilton Harness Racing Track and at Coleraine’s iconic Pedal Car Grand Prix. Keeping the kids entertained is made easy at fun events like North Hamilton Kindergarten’s muddy NHK Obstacle Race and Tarrington’s German Laternenfest.

Feel the Christmas spirit at Street Parades in Coleraine and Hamilton, join in singing Carols by Candlelight in the Botanic Gardens and see in the New Year at the NYE Street Party and Fireworks.

The guide also details 18 events at the Hamilton Performing Arts Centre, upcoming exhibitions at the Hamilton Gallery, and contains a Market Guide you can cut out and keep.

The Events Guide can be downloaded from, Council’s website or via the @visitgreaterhamilton Facebook page. You can also pick up a hard copy from the Hamilton and Dunkeld Visitor Information Centres, from all Council offices or it can be mailed on request by contacting free call 1800 807 056.

For further information on upcoming events, or to register an event for inclusion in future marketing campaigns, please contact Council’s Events Marketing and Development Officer, Stacey Barnes on 5573 0239 or email

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