Join the team as they recreate a 19th century ball in the sumptuous surrounds of Craigs Royal Hotel. This event has it all, from live music and dancing to magic and poetry. The main focus of the event is, of course, the BallaRat Orchestra who will be performing classical and modern repertoire for you to listen and dance to. Other fun activities include dancing and best-dressed competitions. So come join the fun and get ready to party like it’s 1899!

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  • 22 & 23 May


Craigs Royal Hotel

10 Lydiard Street South, Ballarat Central VIC 3350

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  • Actively welcomes people with access needs.

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Across Victoria’s Midwest, we acknowledge that we travel across the ancient landscapes of many First Peoples communities.

These lands have been nurtured and cared for over tens of thousands of years and we respect the work of Traditional Custodians for their ongoing care and protection.

We recognise the past injustices against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in this country. As our knowledge grows, we hope that we can learn from their resilience and creativity that has guided them for over 60,000 years.

As we invite people to visit and explore Victoria’s Midwest, we ask that alongside us, you also grow to respect the stories, living culture and connection to Country of the Ancestors and Elders of our First Peoples.


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