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 Benalla Festival is usually celebrated in November and includes a program packed with street entertainment, music, theatre, art, dance, exhibitions, fireworks and more. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Council has decided to cancel the 2020 Festival. 

For more details visit enjoybenalla.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.