Easter Saturday – Yarram Market at Scout and Guide Hall 8.00am. New and old goods for sale plus food and plants.
Easter Saturday – Venus Bay Farmers Market 8.00am-noon Jupiter Boulevarde Venus Bay. Local produce and food.
Easter Sunday – Promontory Home Produce and Craft Market, Foster Showgrounds, Station Road Foster. Crafts, produce, clothing, food and plants. Daylight onwards!
Easter Monday – Yarram Monster Market at Yarram Recreation Reserve. Everything!
Easter Monday – Tarwin Lower Market 8.00am Next to Tarwin Lower Community Hall.
Good Friday – Inter-denominational Walk of Witness around Foster starting at 11.00am. Meet corner Main Street and Station Road Foster.
Good Friday – Tarra Festival Official opening 2.00pm-4.00pm at Yarram Memorial Park. Music, children’s activities and Easter egg hunt. Details of full Festival program at www.tarrafestival.com.au/pages/program/program.htm or drop into Yarram Courthouse for visitor information.
Good Friday Appeal – South Gippsland Fire Brigades – collectors in fire vehicles around the locality collecting on behalf of the Royal Children’s Hospital’s major annual appeal.
Easter Saturday – Back to Charlie Brown’s Family Picnic Races at Waratah Bay.
Old-fashioned races (hula-hoop skipping, sack races, three-legged race, flat races and egg-and-spoon race) in age and gender categories for children.
Adult events include Tug-of-War, relays with unusual batons and flat races.
Whether you are a camper at Waratah Bay Caravan Park (Campers Team) or a resident, a resident’s family/friend, or a day visitor to Waratah Bay (Warratites Team), there is a shield to be won and honour upheld by helping accumulate the greatest number of points over the day.
An excellent event for spectators too with music and food – including strawberries and cream – to enjoy.
The picnic starts with registration at 10.30am at the Waratah Bay Recreation Reserve (corner Gale and Moongana Streets) then moves to the beach at 11.00am for the first event – a 30-minute sand castle competition – before returning the recreation reserve where games start at 12.30pm.
The day ends with a lolly scramble for the children and presentation of the Charlie Brown Shield to the winning team.
The event is named in honour of a reclusive but legendary beachcomber who came to live at Waratah Bay and is still remembered more than 50 years after his death – notably for selling strawberries and cream to beach visitors and for having a vision of the location as a wonderful place for families to enjoy themselves.
Please note no alcohol in public place regulation.
Easter Saturday – Tarra Festival at Yarram 9.00am includes street parade and roving performers.
Easter Saturday – Tour de Tarwin Cycling & walking for all starting at 9.00am: Registration outside Venus Bay General Store. Cost $7 per person or $15 per family, includes show bag.
Easter Saturday – Felice Brothers at Meeniyan Hall courtesy of Lyrebird Arts Council. Event Sold Out!
Easter Sunday – Stony Creek Races, South Gippsland Highway Stony Creek. Horse racing, children’s activities (giant slide, tug-of-war and Easter eggs) and food. (No BYO alcohol). Gates open 11.30am, first race 1.15pm. For hospitality package bookings call 5664 0099.
Easter Sunday – Family Fun Afternoon at Sagasser Park, Victoria Street Toora. Barbecue at 1.00pm followed by an Easter Bonnet Parade (with prizes), Easter Egg Hunt and lucky dips for children. Easter Egg raffle drawn at 3.30pm.
Easter Sunday – Easter Egg Hunt at Coal Creek Community Park, South Gippsland Highway Korumburra from 10.00am -4.30pm. $5 per ‘hunting licence’ plus free children’s activities. Inquiries 5655 1811 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.coalcreekvillage.com.au.
Arc Yinnar, Main St Yinnar Victoria – Teases the Line Gippsland artists including Ann Parry (Foster), Pat Dale (Leongatha), Werner Theinert, Fiona West and Janine Good. Open until May 7. For more information call 51 631310 or visit www.arcyinnar.org.au.
Bush Haven Garden Studio, 85 Sandy Point Road Sandy Point. Oil, pastel and watercolour paintings by resident artist Margaret Lacey. Open over Easter when the sign is out. Call 5684 1379 for inquiries.
Gecko Studio Gallery, 15 Falls Rd Fish Creek – David Frazer printmaker Lost and Found. Open until May 21. For more information call 5683 2481 or visit www.geckostudiogallery.com.au.
Hilltop Gallery, Keanes Rd Fish Creek – resident artist Bianca Biesuz-Stefani. Open 10.30am-4.30pm over Easter. Contact the gallery on 5683 2253.
Meeniyan Art Gallery, 84 Whitelaw Street Meeniyan – Helen Maslin & Pauline Bailey Different Views open until May 26. Rural landscapes and urban scenes. Open weekdays (except Tuesdays) 10.0am-4.00pm and weekends 11.00am-5.00pm. For inquiries call 5664 0101 or visit www.meeniyanartgallery.com.au.
Mt Best Community Hall, corner Toora-Gunyah Road and Tin Mine Road Mt Best. Exhibition ‘with a difference’ The Five Senses Easter Saturday to Easter Monday 10.00am – 4.00pm daily. Art (including tribute exhibition of all works by the late Mary Lucy), craft, photography, music/song, (Monday) health talks, scents, tastings of local products and hands-on therapies including massage (Saturday/Sunday). Children’s pet parade 3.00pm Easter Monday. Refreshments all three days. Call Meryl on 5681 6335 for details. Proceeds from sale of Mary’s work will be donated to Motor Neurone Disease Association. Entry $3 adults, students $2, young children free.
Ride the Wild Goat Gallery, 5 Falls Road Fish Creek. Resident artist Andrew McPherson. Salvaged wood furniture and sculptures, paintings and more. 10.30am -4.30pm. Call 5683 2661 or visit www.ridethewildgoat.com.au.
Sandy Point Gallery, 33 Beach Parade Sandy Point. Resident artist Mary Shaw Paintings, photography textiles. Call 5684 1094 or visit www.sandypointgallery.com.au.
Stockyard Gallery, Main Street Foster – Boobies & More Ann Smith and Pam Mathieson, April 21 to May 10. Pastels and photography inspired by the Galapagos Islands. Official opening Easter Saturday 2.00pm-4.00pm. For information call 5682 1125 or visit www.stockyardgallery.org.au.
The Studio, 96 Beach Parade Sandy Point. Resident artists Andrew & Marlene Kasper. Metal sculpture and glasswork. Open over Easter 10.00am-5.00pm or when the sign is out. Call 5684 1123 for inquiries.
Yarram Courthouse Gallery April 21 – May 10 Where Are They Now? Work by 12 artists who studied in Yarram from approximately 1976-2011.
Official opening Good Friday 5.30-7.30pm by John Rojo.
Includes ceramics, paintings, glasswork, photographs, film and more, from well-known artists now interstate such as Margaret Roberts, Robert Wynne and Helen Joyce through to locals Warren Curry, Naomi Sylvester and Margaret Booth.
For more information call 5182 6553 or visit www.yarramchgallery.blogspot.com
Yarram Rotary Art Show – Yarram Regent Theatre Commercial Street Yarram. Official opening 7.00pm Good Friday; Open Saturday & Sunday from 10.00am.