City of Whittlesea

The Whittlesea and Plenty Valley region offers the perfect escape from the daily grind with a vast range of easily accessible attractions and activities. Become absorbed in the natural beauty of the Plenty Valley and Ranges with a scenic drive, bushwalk or horse-ride. Re-live the early history of the area by visiting heritage and aboriginal sites around the region. Kick up your heels at one of the many festivals or cultural celebrations. Or find that perfect gift at one of the many craft markets. And at the end of the day, immerse yourself in the aromas of good food and fine wine in one of the many quality restaurants in the region. Wherever you live, when you need a break from the day to day, Whittlesea and the Plenty Valley region can provide the right escape for you. SATURDAY 9th FEB 2019 WHITTLESEA COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL – FREE COMMUNITY EVENT The Whittlesea “Country” Music festival has been going for over 15 years. Run by volunteers for the benefit of the local community it offers a vast mix of musical styles as well as talent and busker competitions. 2019 Festival will kick off on Friday 8th February at Whittlesea Bowls Club for a night of music from 7pm entry is free, but if you would like to have dinner prior to the show please call the Bowls Club to make a reservation for a table on 9716 1966. Saturday 9th February the street festivities will be buskers along the main street, jumping castle, face painting and the animal farm, between 10am and 2pm for the kids. There will also be free horse and cart rides. The street will not be closed and no market stalls in the street, but local shops will be open on the day so please support them. Twilight Night will commence at 4pm at Walker Reserve with live music from artists to be advised. Rides in the carnival corner and food stalls available, so bring a rug, chair or picnic or purchase food from the stalls and enjoy the atmosphere of the night not forgetting the fireworks (weather permitting) later in the evening. Since its revamp in 2012 the festival has gone from strength to strength providing good quality entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.  So come out to Whittlesea “Country” and enjoy all our festival has to offer.

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