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Music Making Festivals Calendar

Welcome to CMVic's (work-in-progress) calendar of annual festivals and events that champion participatory music making. To add your event to this calendar please fill out this form.
As we're still building this page, at the bottom you will find an alphabetical list of opportunities to make music.


Cygnet Folk Festival  A showcase of eclectic music genres featuring both local and international talent, dance, poetry, masterclasses, film, kids' entertainment, food, wine, art and local handicrafts all set in the breathtaking scenery of Tasmania's Huon Valley.


Port Fairy Jazz Festival

An opportunity for Port Fairy’s jazz groups to come together and perform and for the public to come and get involved jazz related activities.

Blue Mountains Ukulele Festival A weekend filled with plenty of fabulous ukulele workshops, strum along’s and the opportunity to see world class performances.
Pako Festa A free event in west Geelong celebrating cultural diversity within the Geelong community.


Cobargo Folk Festival Join over 4000 folk music lovers at the Cobargo Showground to enjoy great music, workshops, spoken word events and to celebrate folk music and culture from Australia and beyond.
Chill Out Festival Australia’s longest-running and largest regional pride festival.
Boolara Folk Festival A free annual community Folk Festival held in the beautiful country township of Boolarra.
Sandford Bush Festival A celebration of Bush & Country Living featuring Bush Ballads, Folk, Gospel, Celtic, Reggae, Bluegrass and Aussie Country music performed by professionals, amateurs and some very talented younger performers.
Yackandandah Folk Festival The Greenest Music Festival in Australia. A vibrant celebration hosting guests from a wide range of musical genres.
The Basin Music Festival Music, dancing and the community market. Normally in March, the 2021 event may take place on 12-14 November pending lockdown restrictions.  


CresFest Join celebrated contemporary folk and world music artists for a weekend of joyful musical encounters in the forested gold rush town of Creswick.  
National Folk Festival A nationally recognised, annual exposition and celebration of folk culture held in the ACT over the Easter Weekend.  
Turramurra Folk Music Bush Camp After 38 years of meeting Pennyroyal Valley, Turramurra is moving to a new home in Glemore. More details on their website soon!
Kororoit Irish Festival A celebration of great Irish music and Koroit's proud Irish heritage - a winning combination of original, signature entertainment, and exciting new talent.


Woodend Winter Arts Festival (throughout Winter) Enjoy concerts, performances and visual arts events with plenty of time to wander the High Street, and discover the best that the Macedon Ranges has to offer.


More events added soon! See alphabetical list below.  








Apollo Bay Music Festival 
Apollo Bay Music Festival Newsletter  
Association of Eisteddfod Societies of Australia 
Australian Festival of Chamber Music 
Australian Music Association

Bendigo Competitions 
Bennetts Lane Jazz Festival 
Bluestone Blues Festival 
Boite Singers Festival @ Daylesford 
Boolarra Folk Festival 
Border Music Camp

Casey Concert Band Festival 
ChillOut Festival 
Cobargo Folk Festival 
Cygnet Folk Festival  

Dandenong Ranges Ukulele Festival

Earthcore Events 
Eltham Jazz, Food and Wine Festival 
Eisteddfod by the Bay

Festival of Original Music 
Festival of Voices - Tasmania  

Guildford Banjo Jamboree 

Hamilton Eisteddfod 

Inverloch Jazz Festival 


Koroit Irish Festival 

Latrobe Valley Eisteddfod 
Living Instruments 

Maldon Folk Festival 
Manningham Eisteddfod - Winter Festival of the Arts 
Melbourne Fringe 
Melbourne International Festival of Arts  
Melbourne International Singers Festival 
Meredith Music Festival
Melbourne Jazz Fringe Festival 
Mildura Eisteddfod 
Monash University Philharmonic Festival 
Monash Youth Music Festival
Moonee Valley Festival 
Moorambilla - a Festival of New Australian Music 
Mossvale Music Festival 
Mount Beauty Music Festival 
Moyneyana Festival 
Music Australia 

National Folk Festival 
Newport Fiddle and Folk Festival 

Organs of the Ballarat Goldfields 

Pacific Music Festival 
Pako Festa 
Pattisons Lancefield Winery 
Port Fairy Folk Festival - Director's Office 
Port Fairy Jazz Festival

Queenscliff Music Festival 

Sale Eisteddfod 
Sandford Bush Festival 
St Albans Folk Festival  
Sustainable Living Festival 
Sydney Spring International New Music Festival 

Ten Days on the Island 
The Basin Music Festival
Thredbo Annual Blues Festival 

Women's International Jazz Festival 
Woodend Winter Arts Festival 

Yackandandah Folk Festival