The Benalla Festival is celebrated every November on the foreshore of Lake Benalla and around the Rural City.

The Festival is a celebration of the local lifestyle. The program of fun and creativity aims to engage the community and visitors with street entertainment, music, theatre, art, dance, exhibitions, fireworks and more. Every event is a chance to celebrate our community spirit, create, consume and come together for two weekends of fun activities.

The 2019 Festival theme is Fiesta of Festivities…a celebration of events and festivals that bring the community together to interact, feel good, learn, celebrate and grow.

Save the dates: 2nd to 10th November 2019. Stay tuned for news and updates




Be part of the 2019 Benalla Festival

Are you interested in holding an event during the Benalla Festival this year?

This year’s Benalla Festival runs from 2-10 November 2019 with the theme “Fiesta of Festivities”.

If you would like to hold an event as part of this year’s program, please download an Expression of Interest form and return it to us by Friday 26 July 2019.

2019 Benalla Festival Event EOI fillable




A Day in the Gardens Market


Tatong Art Show


Benalla Festival Street Parade



A big thank you to our generous 2018 Benalla Festival sponsors listed below.

The involvement of the business community and individuals is critical to the staging of the Festival. Through the support of our partners, sponsors and friends, events within the Festival can be presented at little or no cost to patrons.

If you would like more information on becoming a sponsor of the 2018 Benalla Festival please download the 2018 Benalla Festival Sponsorship Prospectus








Amcal Max Benalla

AutoOne Benalla

Avondel Motor Inn

Benalla Golf Club

Benalla Residential Rural Real Estate

Benalla Signs & Designs

Benalla Veterinary Clinic

Bouwmeesters Bakery

Comfort Inn Benalla

Dodd Fuel Installations

Dosser Panels

Dr Paul Kelly & Mrs Robyn Kelly

Glider City Motel

Gliding Club of Victoria

Graeme Currie Electrical

Green 'n' Grow

Hide’s Bakery

Hollywood Café


J&A Gladstone Caltex

Jenny Milner - Marsha Watson Pharmacy

LJ Hooker Benalla

Lucy Lu Boutique

Miller’s Department Store

Mitre 10 Benalla

NJ Todd Funeral Services

North East Life Physiotherapy Services

Patersons Carpet Court

Smith Dosser Accountants

Smyth Seeds

Sole Step

Steph Ryan MP

Stolz Furnishers

Top of the Town Motel

Westpac Bank Benalla