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. All events are low or no cost. 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 2018 Festival theme is Our Backyard…a celebration of special places and spaces.

Festival dates are 3rd to 11th November 2018. Festival program coming soon...


Events listing coming soon...

Tatong Art Show

Official opening of the Art Show and announcement of winning works will be held on Friday 2 November at the Tatong Memorial Hall from 7pm - 9.30pm. The exhibition will be open from 3 -4 and 9-11 November, 10am - 4pm.

For further information, please contact the Coordinator of the Tatong Art Show, Sarah Nickels on 0417 595 193

Tatong Art Show 2018 Entry Form

Benalla Festival Street Parade

Be part of the fun of the Benalla Festival Street Parade on Saturday 10 November, 2pm as it makes its way down Bridge Street.  See the attached entry form for details. Applications close: Friday 19 October 2018.

For further information, please contact Council's Events Coordinator on 5760 2600.

2018 Street Parade entry

Food vendor Expression of Interest -

EOI food vendors The Village 2018


A big thank you to our generous 2017 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 Bowls Club

Benalla Auto Club

Benalla Veterinary Clinic

Big Bear Electrical Services Pty Ltd

Comfort Inn Benalla

Dosser Panels

Dr Paul Kelly & Mrs Robyn Kelly

Glider City Motel

Graeme Currie Electrical

Gumnuts Resort

Hide’s Bakery

Hollywood Café


Jenny Milner - Marsha Watson Pharmacy

Lucy Lu Boutique

Miller’s Benalla

Rambling Rose

Sargeants Benalla-Wangaratta

Sole Step

Smith Dosser Accountants

Smyth Seeds

Sports Power

Steph Ryan MP

Stolz Furnishers

Stuck on Stationery

The Royal Hotel

Winton Motor Raceway