What better way to kick-off PAVE 2019 than with Emerald’s biggest annual street festival, Funfest. Come and indulge in the festival atmosphere with your entire family and enjoy a stack of free entertainment and activities. Street performers, music and performance stages, workshops, kids activities, rides, street art, a diverse range of culinary delights and quality stalls, community activities and so much more. http://www.pave.org.au
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Extinction at the Gem Theatre Mar 8 – Mar 23 This is a play about passion, ethics and what it means to live with the shadow of death (our own and other species). Does it matter if the tiger quoll’s days are numbered? Perhaps extinction is just part of the cycle of life or is human intervention necessary? No one in this play is wicked. No one is entirely virtuous. What unites them all is the one urgent question, in the age of global warming, how are we to live? Buy tickets
There are lots of summer events to enjoy in the hills. Markets, musics, festivals and valentine dinners.
The 12.5k trail goes from Emerald to Gembrook and is truly unique. You’ll travel alongside Puffing Billy, take-in the magnificent Nobelius Heritage Gardens at Emerald Lake Park, the tall eucalypts and tree ferns in Wright Forest and the rolling hills and rich agricultural farmlands in Gembrook. Download Trail Maps
Cockatoo Country Market is on today from 8.30 – 1.30pm. Situated in the lush surrounds of Alma Treloar Reserve, this is a great market to pick-up some locally made goodies and enjoy a picnic with the family. While you’re there its worth a visit to the Ash Wednesday Bushfire Education Centre and a visit to artisan producers Medita Chocolates & Chieftains Smokehouse located in McBride Street.
July Business Breakfast. July 20 at Bam Bam. Enjoy a scrumptious breakfast and network with other local business. Training and tips in Leveraging the Facebook Algorithm, Signage for Success, PLAN (Promote Local, Act, Network). https://www.trybooking.com/399629
The Eastern Dandenong Ranges boasts some of the best walks to explore. You can walk or ride the new Eastern Dandenong Ranges trail taking in views of open spaces, tall eucalypt forests, heritage gardens and patchwork farmland. The walk is 12.5kms in length starting from Emerald or Gembrook.
Over 50 events to enjoy in the PAVE Festival programme for 2018. The 2018 theme Rejuvenate, Rediscover & Rethink has been inspired by the ABC series War on Waste.
Dandenong Ranges Food, Wine & Art Festival – March 17 at Hills Art Market, Cnr Memorial Avenue & Belgrave-Gembrook Road, Emerald
The summer music series is on every Sunday in February at Emerald Lake Park. Pack a picnic and enjoy the beautiful weather. Whiskey Dram are on today 4th Feb. A rock-folk band, with influences ranging from traditional folk, punk, blues and bluegrass, with a penchant for sea shanties and Australian folk songs.