Festivals & Events

Benalla Rural City is host to a range of community events, civic ceremonies and festivals throughout the year including the Benalla Festival


The much loved Benalla Festival is set to return for 2021 after COVID restrictions saw the Festival cancelled for 2020.

This year, the Festival's theme is Our Community, Our Future.  A chance to reimagine, reconnect and celebrate.

The Festival program will highlight our rural communities with events across our townships during the first weekend from 30 to 31 October.  The second weekend will feature events in Benalla from Friday 5 to Sunday 7 November.

We're taking Expressions of Interest from interested individuals, groups, organisations to run and event or activity as part of the Benalla Festival Program. 

For more details visit benallafestival.com.au 


Other community events, civic ceremonies and festivals in Benalla Rural City include:

  • Wall to Wall Festival
  • Australia Day celebrations
  • Thoona Wheelie Bin Championships
  • Molyullah Easter Sports
  • Happy Wanderer
  • Trails, Tastings and Tales - Glenrowan Wine Region
  • Supercar Championships - Winton Motor Raceway
  • Historic Winton - Benalla Historic Vehicle Tour
  • Swanpool Arts Festival
  • Benalla Spring Show
  • Benalla Gold Cup
  • Carols by Candlelight
  • Citizenship Ceremonies


To find out what's on in our community, visit the events calendar.