About the Benalla Festival

Festival combined collage

The Benalla Festival is celebrated every November. It is set on the foreshore of the beautiful Benalla Lake, in the historic Botanical Gardens and at venues throughout the municipality.

It is a celebration of the local lifestyle, with events being low or no cost. The Festival program of fun and creativity aims to engage the community and visitors with street entertainment, music, theatre, art, dance, exhibitions, fireworks and more.

The Benalla Festival is run by the community-based Benalla Festival Advisory Committee, with contributions from Council staff.

Local businesses sponsor the event and many individuals are Friends of the Festival, contributing in financial and non-financial ways. The Benalla Rural City Council is the major funding body.

We look forward to sharing the fun of the Festival with you.