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An annual themed event offering creative, artistic and community integrated programs, such as quality performances, exhibitions, workshops and forums in a diverse way. The festival kicks off on Friday night and runs through until Monday of the Queens Birthday long weekend.
03 5381 0297, 0428 810 296
PO Box 323, Horsham VIC 3402
Nati Frinj Festival
Biennially Melbourne Cup Long Weekend
The "Nati Frinj" Festival is a three day festival occuring on the November Melbourne Cup Weekend every two years. It is driven by the artistic endeavours of those who called Natimuk their home. The event features the incredibly successful Silo shows, Lake Shows, Rotunda events and the hugely popular and eccentric Hay and Thespian Mardigras Street Parade. Work from the Festival has toured to the Next Wave festival, the Commonwealth Games Cultural Program, The Regional Arts Australia Meeting Place Conference and the local companies and artists that show and develop their work tour through Australia, Asia, Europe and America. It has become known as the"artists art festival" of choice whereby many non Natimuk artists utilise the festival to develop their work while forming strong and enduring creative relationships with Natimuk artists. These connections are a valued part of the Festival and seen as very much informing the long term sustainability of the festival.
As a Cultural Tourism Product, it is hugely successfully drawing increasing the town's population from 500 to approx. 5000; most of whom came from Melbourne or Adelaide, with tents sprouting up everywhere and the Caravan and Arapiles campground being full.
PO Box 119, Natimuk, VIC 3409
Spring Garden Festival Horsham
Annually 2nd Weekend in October
Annual 3 day festival held in the Horsham Botanical Gardens on the 2nd weekend in October each year. Includes Floral Displays, Exhibits, Childrens Activities, speakers and Entertainment.
PO Box 138, Horsham VIC, 3402.
Ph: 03) 5382 6950
03) 5381 2811
0418 504 333
Horsham Country Music Festival
Annually 4th weekend of March
Annual Country Music Festival held at the Horsham Soundshell on the fourth weekend of March and monthly gigs normally held at Horsham RSL. A number of shows are also held at the Warracknabeal Community Centre.
PO Box 975, Horsham,VIC 3402
Secretary: Lyall Wheaton
03) 5381 1995
03) 5382 4585 President
The Kannamaroo Festival is a free community event held annually on the last weekend of November.
Firebrace Street comes to life with music and aromas from hotels and restaurants spilling into the air. Walk the main street to explore the late night shopping that Horsham CBD has to offer, just in time for Christmas.
Local businesses and community groups come together for the street festival on Friday 25 November 2016. The whole family is welcome to enjoy the activities including carnival rides, performances from local groups, displays, animals, shopping and food. This year there will be some activities at Sawyer Park by the river; a duck race, a raft building competition and more to come...