Sat 20 July 10am-1pm
Community House,Railway Place
Enhance your creativity through journaling, dreams, drawing, painting and meditation. In this session, laugh and enjoy yourself, learn artistic skills and traditional art techniques, connect with like-minded others and explore awareness of the self. Hosted by multi-form artist Catherine Bailey, these workshops have evolved from her experience as an artist, the Atelier Studio Method (National Art School), the work of Jungian Therapist Sally Gillespie and meditative techniques from Catherine’s Qi Gong teacher, Li Ying. Workshops are suitable for beginners to those with intermediate art experience.
Bookings essential. Book here or phone 5568 2681. Read More
Gold coin donation
Sat 20 July 1-5pm
The Wharf, 29 Gipps St
Vinyl hoarders, music collectors, crate diggers and closet DJs...gather with your people for an arvo of swapping, selling and spinning. Take home awesome albums from some of the best collectors in the record game. Swap or sell your loved-but-unplayed records. There’ll be DJs on the decks, mixing classics and numbers you’ve never heard before. Plus, the superbly priced bar’s open for a winter’s ale.
To lock in a stall email firstname.lastname@example.org
This event is proudly sponsored by Prehistoric Sounds. 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
Sat 20 July 8am-1pm
Railway Place, Bank St
Our fabulous farmers market featuring local and delivered fruit, vegetables, bread, great coffee and more. There’s also a quality selection of organic or handmade preserves and small goods, plus eggs and homemade cakes. Wind, rain, hail or shine, the committed stallholders are there on the third Saturday of every month with fresh, seasonal offerings. Read More
Sat 20 July 10am-12pm
Battery Hill, meet near the car park
Winter is the PERFECT time to plant trees. Join Conservation Volunteers Australia at picturesque Battery Hill to help celebrate National Tree Day (July 28). If you want to learn about native plants and animals and do your bit for the local environment then this is the activity for you! Suitable for all ages. All trees and equipment provided. Dress warm and ready for digging in the dirt. Read More
Sat 20 July 4-5pm
Reardon Theatre, Bank St
Baroque string specialist Ben Singh (violin, viola, cello) with Peter Cheng Yu-Jen (flute) and Julie McErlain (piano) and guest soprano Linda Thompson present a truly gorgeous variety of classical treasures from the Baroque era. Be early for this one – there was a full house last year! Read More
$70, includes three courses
Sat 20 July 6pm
Bank St + Co, 28 Bank St
It’s a fave local brekky/lunch joint that opens after dark only for very special nights. Bank Street + Co have heard your demands and are back with this delicious instalment in their popular Fusion Dinner series. Places are limited for Dinner #4, so book early and beat the winter chills with rice and spice, drinks and more.
Bookings essential. Call 5568 1610. Read More
Sat 20 July 6pm for 7pm screening
Reardon Theatre, Bank St
Port Fairy Adventure FilmFestival is a new festival for our town, launching in November 2019. But…we can’t wait! So they’ve compiled the world’s best adventure short films from 2018 for an evening of beauty and awe. Crack a beer and immerse yourself in an incredible selection of short films about climbing, biking, skiing and kayaking. Inspiration and reactions of needing to explore someplace or do something new guaranteed. Doors and bar open at 6pm for screening at 7pm.
Tickets available at the door or via www.portfairyfilmfest.com Read More
Every festival Saturday, 8am
Russell Clarke Reserve, James St
Start the weekend right with a jog around on of the prettiest parts of Port Fairy. A timed 5km event for people of all ages and abilities to walk or run around the lake and parklands in the morning winter light. Register online, print out your barcode and meet at the amenities block 7.50am for the briefing. Dogs (on a lead) are also welcome!
Register to run at www.parkrun.com.au/portfairy Read More
Every festival Saturday 4-5:30pm
Port Fairy Public Cemetery, Princes Highway, Port Fairy (meet at entrance gates)
You guys sure love a spooky tale! So the Ghost Tours are back, with more goosebumps than ever. Visit the graves of the historical people featured in the hugely popular Port Fairy Ghost Stories book. Explore the unexpected, dark circumstances surrounding their deaths in this fundraiser event for the Port Fairy Genealogical Society. This event is not recommended for children.
No bookings required, just rock up to the cemetery gates. Cash only. Dress warm. There will be chills! Read More
Every festival Sat 5.50-6:30pm
Wishart St, meet at cnr of Cox St
The best in the west? With its own heritage conservation criteria, the streetscape of Wishart St provides an excellent understanding of Port Fairy’s varied and characterful housing styles. There’s no-one more passionately qualified than street resident and historian Marten Syme to walk and talk you through the residential designs, rich histories and stories of some of the characters who lived in these dwellings well over a century ago. A special tour of a very local place. Read More