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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.
At the bottom of this page we have incuded links to other events and festival calendars that are more about upcoming performances rather participatory music-making.


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.
Newstead Live A range of diverse and highly regarded international and national artists perform in live music venues, concert spaces, workshops, impromptu sessions, spoken word performances and open-mic sessions.  


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 a community market.  


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.


Newport Folk and Fiddle Festival Celebrate music and life with local musos, young and old, and enjoy artists from Melbourne and beyond.  
Festival of Voices Choirs travel  from across the country and the world to participate and perform. Learn new repertoire, improve your singing or just revel in the joy of group singing.   


Border Music Camp A special two-day musical event in Albury featuring fabulously inspirational tutors, and the opportunity to play great music with friends.  




Guildford Banjo Jamboree A lively Jamboree featuring concerts, workshops, children’s sessions, Gospel singalongs, bush dancing, open stage concerts, and various sessions around the town of Guildford.  
Foostcray Gypsy Orchestra Annual Camp Join the fabulous Footscray Gyspy Orchestra as they head to Queenscliff with their special guest artists to explore the intoxicating rhythms and melodies of the Mediterranean, Balkans and beyond...  
Rosewood Music Camp 3 days of music making, workshops, art, dance, outdoor activities and morning yoga. A family friendly camp for people of all ages and musical experience.


Briagolong Uke Muster A wonderful day of Ukuleles and community music making in Briagolong, Central Gippsland.  
CMVic Song Village Immesive weekend where singers and leaders gather to re-connect and sing your hearts full.


Maldon Folk Festival Experience the legendary festival atmosphere, showcasing an abundance of music and dance in the historic National Trust Classified Maldon township.  
Mountaingrass Bluegrass & Old Time Music Festival A festival gathering players & lovers of Bluegrass and Appalachian old-time music in November in high country, Victoria. Bring your instruments, tunes and songs and join our friendly and welcoming community of music lovers.
Whittlesea Uke Muster A day of ukulele and singing joy with workshops and  performances




For music festivals and events that are more about performance than participation see the following calendars:

Music Victoria's Gig Guide

Listening Through the Lens  – Festivals