Fri 7 June 7-8:30pm
Fri 22 June 7-8:30pm
Fri 5 July 7-8:30pm
Fri 19 July 7-8:30pm
Port Fairy Yacht Club, Battery Point
Designed by Donella for people at all levels, come along for a special session of asanas, yoga nidra (relaxation), pranayama (breathing) and meditation. A peaceful and authentic way for all levels to explore and connect with yourself in a beautiful riverside setting.
Entry at the door or pre-book by phone on 0428 654 570. Read More
Friday 7 June 4-5:30pm
Friday 21 June 4-5:30pm
Friday 6 July 4-5:30pm
Friday 19 July 4-5:30pm
Driftwood Espresso and Eatery, 10 Bank St
Perfect the art of espresso making in this intense, hands-on class. Guided by Ally from Port Fairy’s small-sized but big-hearted Driftwood Cafe, learn how to make the perfect latte and understand precisely which beans to select. With detailed instruction on dialling in your grinder, dosing beans and heat and action required for milk texturing, this exclusive class takes coffee-making to a whole new level. Includes all beans, instruction and equipment. Also includes delicate, tasty treats to take home.
Small classes, places are limited. Bookings essential. Book via Instagram message or phone 0435 750 105. Read More
Fri 19 July until 8pm
Shops along Bank and Sackville Streets
While the buskers create the scene outside, you can pop in store to shop local, sip some bubbly and enjoy an evening of winter retail therapy. Port Fairy’s beautiful boutiques and shops are open late with a mix of stylish sales, exclusive offers and new stock. The perfect night to grab a bite to eat and see the Wishart St lights too! Read More
$25, includes high tea and entertainment
Fri 19 July 5:30-7:30pm
Sat 20 July 5:30-7:30pm
St John’s Church Hall, Barclay St
Join the Mad Hatter, Alice and the White Rabbit for a Tea Party never to be forgotten! Be immersed in this interactive production where taste buds will tingle in an evening of riddles, jokes and poems as the Mad Hatter and his friends have tea with you. A wonderful high tea from Yani’s popup will be served as the entertainment surrounds you. Hurry up, don’t be late!
For two nights only. Suitable for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets online only. Bookings encouraged (we think these events will be popular!)
This event is proudly sponsored by Seacombe House Comfort Inn. Read More
Fri 19 July 5:30-8pm
All along Bank and Sackville Streets
Let’s fill the footpaths with song, comedy, poetry readings, breakdancing, mime, frozen statues, opera, instrumental music or whatever else you feel like performing live! All are welcome to bring out the mic (well, not the mimes) for a chance to win $500 in cash and prizes, including a master class with local former busker, singer-songwriter Flynn Gurry (who’ll also be judging on the night). Take it from the shower to the street, throw out the hat and bring the unsuspecting crowd to their knees with your unbridled talent. And to the audience: bring lots of change and show some love to these brave winter buskers!
For buskers: registrations are essential as Winter Weekends will organise your busking permit. Sheltered spots under the shop awnings will be allocated. Registrations are free. Read More
$39 full $35 concession
Fri 19 July 7:30pm
Lecture Hall, Sackville St
The UK is in crisis! Spiralling debt, rising unemployment and a fragile cabinet at breaking point. But, salvation may exist in a deal with oil-rich Kumranistan. Can the PM save Europe, avoid national scandal, and (more importantly) save his job? From the writers of the original TV series comes this equally sharp and satirical stage version.
Presented by Melbourne-based touring theatre company, Highway 1. Read More
Opening night talk and drinks, Sat 8 June 5-6pm
Exhibition open every festival night from 4:30pm
Coffin Sally, 33 Sackville St
In a first for regional Victoria (or anywhere outside of Melbourne in fact!), the Melbourne Collage Assembly get out of the city for an exclusive exhibition in Port Fairy. The freshly formed group (est 2018) demonstrate the infinite possibilities of the collage art medium, where hand-dissected images are reassembled or placed to create new meaning. Come along to meet five artists who have exhibited or published works across the globe, and who now bring their new collection of original works to Winter Weekends.
This exhibition runs till Sunday 30 June. Check them out on insta @melbournecollageassembly Read More