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Ballarat Heritage Weekend 11th – 12th May, 2013

By Phillip Lee

Ballarat Heritage Weekend, held over the Mother’s Day weekend on 11th – 12th May, 2013 offers a huge program of free entertainment, activities, tours, and experiences.

Designed each year to showcasing different elements of our shared heritage and the rich historic assets of Ballarat, this year the event will showcase Stories of Entertainment.

Starting from the historic Lydiard Street Mining Exchange, follow the trail through Ballarat’s most impressive heritage buildings, many of which are not normally open the public. Along the way, activities, live music and street performers will amuse the young and young at heart. If you are willing they will take you on a nostalgic journey of the City’s bygone entertainment highlights and past times.

For a faster tempo, you can ride a double decker bus, cruise the Lake on the Begonia Princess or get on Steamrail Victoria’s Y Class Steam Engine out to Lal Lal and back. Take a National Trust guided tour along our famous streetscapes, explore our murky past on the night time Ghost tour, or simply wander along at your own pace.

With a wide range of events on offer to suit those of all ages, the 2013 Heritage event is sure to be an unforgettable experience.

Click Here to visit the Ballarat Heritage Weekend website

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