NAIDOC Week Launch

Join in to celebrate the start of Mansfield’s NAIDOC week with Taungurung elder Aunty Bernadette Franklin welcoming you to Country as they conduct a cleansing ceremony and raise the flags to acknowledge the past and the future. Followed by a morning tea alongside NAIDOC art display by Aunty Angela Ten Buuren (Franklin) in the Visitor…

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NAIDOC Week

A celebration of the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples with a range of week-long events and attractions as well as a number of unique daily events, all of which are free. The NAIDOC art display by Aunty Angela Ten Buuren and the Aboriginal Art Exhibition at the Visitor Information…

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NAIDOC Week film: Croker Island Exodus

1942, Croker Island, as Japanese bomb the north, 95 aboriginal children and their missionary carers make a remarkable journey to safety 3000 miles across the Australian continent. Join in at Mansfield Armchair Cinema to view this special film. Free popcorn, candy bar and drink included. This film forms part of Mansfield Shire Council’s NAIDOC Week…

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Pyrography Workshop

Award winning artist Iluka Sax-Williams freehand burns traditional designs and stories. Pyrography translates from Greek to ” writing with fire”. This workshop forms part of Mansfield Shire Council’s NAIDOC Week celebration. Events are free but registration is essential as spots are limited.

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NAIDOC Weaving Workshops

Artist, storyteller and weaver Isobel Morphy-Walsh will guide you through traditional weaving practices, their usage and the significance behind them. Two 2 hour workshops available – 10.30am-12.30pm and 2pm -4pm. These workshops are part of Mansfield Shire Council’s NAIDOC Week celebrations. Events are free but registration is essential as spots are limited.

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Murrindindi Beanie and Fibre Festival

The Murrindindi Beanie and Fibre Festival is a community event, a feast of fibre art, fabulous beanies, winter warmers and more. Expanding to become the Fibre Festival of the North East, the event features an arts precinct full of market stalls, yummy treats, pre booked workshops, quilt displays and fibre art over multiple sites, all…

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Horsepower in the High Country

Enjoy a family day out with a spectacular array of cars, motorbikes and boats on display, with children’s rides, food, beverages and live music. A program of events for car enthusiasts with speakers and demonstrations. Vehicle registrations for entry and spectator’s gold coin donation.

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Live Music – Joshua Batten

Joshua Batten is a modern-day troubadour, using music as his language to connect with his audience. Based in Melbourne, Joshua’s personal brand of Alternative Roots Rock is characterised by passionate vocals, accomplished guitar playing, layered arrangements and insightful lyrics. Come along and support live music!

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Rotary Club of Alexandra Easter Art Show

The 55th Alexandra Rotary Easter Art Show will showcase the works of many talented artists, both local and from further afield. The Show has returned to its spiritual home, the Alexandra Shire Hall, a grand old building in walking distance from the commercial hub of Alexandra. The works on display include paintings in oil and…

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Sunday Family Fun Day at Kerrisdale Mountain Railway

The two foot gauge tourist railway in the foothills of the Tallarook Ranges offers spectacular views, 35 minute return journey is followed by a demonstration in the steam museum. Come and have a fun filled day for all the family. Kiosk, disabled facilities, loco and workshop tours are all included in your ticket price. Eftpos…

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