Be part of this year’s Benalla Festival!

Published on 18 June 2024

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Are you interested in holding an event as part of the 2024 Benalla Festival?

The Benalla Festival Advisory Committee is now taking expressions of interest from interested individuals, groups and organisations to run an event or activity as part of the Benalla Festival program.

A celebration of Benalla Rural City’s lifestyle, country living and community spirit, the Benalla Festival is a community collaboration to celebrate and embrace all that is great about our region through music, dance, art, history, sport, family attractions, exhibitions and much more.

Running for over 50 years, the festival is a major event on the Benalla Rural City community calendar. This year, commemorating with the theme ‘Hidden Gems.’

Cr Justin King, Chair of the Benalla Festival Advisory Committee, said the Benalla Festival provided a chance for the community to come together and celebrate.

“The Benalla Festival is a wonderful opportunity for us to come together and celebrate the incredible talent and creativity within our community. Our theme, 'Hidden Gems,' encourages everyone to discover and appreciate the unique aspects of our Rural City that make it so special.”

“We rely on the community to help us bring The Festival to life, this is your chance to share your hidden gem with the wider community.

“We are now taking an expression of interest for individuals, groups and organisations to run an event or activity as part of The Festival.

This year’s festival program will highlight our rural communities with events across our rural townships during the first weekend from Saturday 2 to Sunday 3 November. The second weekend will feature events in Benalla from Friday 8 to Sunday 10 November 2024.

Applications for event proposals close on Wednesday 31 July 2024. For more information and to complete the online registration form, please visit