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What is on in Castlemaine
What is on in Castlemaine Castlemaine VIC, Australia
Bubs on Bikes

Cargo Bike Expo - Family and Friends - Free Fun Day Out

This Sunday 10am til 2pm

Castlemaine Botanical Gardens

We are excited for our ‘Bubs on Bikes’ event this Sunday at the Castlemaine Botanical Gardens.

Enjoyment for family and friends who are interested in cargo bikes or are just looking for a great day out with wonderful fun on offer! Cargo bike obstacle course, coffee, MaCapella Choir, bike powered orange juicer, Paddy Toasty’s Improbable Velocopedes …….. oh and it’s looking like it’s going to be another beautiful autumn day!

Come on down this Sunday and join in this fantastic event.

It's a free event but you can register here

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Castlemaine Artists Market

This Sunday, May 22nd, is the Castlemaine Artists Market.

The Castlemaine Artists Market showcases more than 70 independent designers and artists each month.

Set in the grounds of the Western Reserve, the Castlemaine Artists Market is held throughout the year on the 4th Sunday of the month from 10am – 3pm.

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Castlemaine Circus Show

This Sunday 22nd May, Castlemaine Circus presents a family friendly variety show featuring the amazing talents of our circus trainers Erika Hansson, Caz Walsh and Nichola Hall, along with our Aerial Teen Troupe.

Joining the Castlemaine Circus crew will be comedian and MC Col Cameron, musician Jordan Scotney and live music from Kyneton Street Band.

A highly skilled and fun filled show for all ages.

Only $10 adults / $5 kids / free for under 3 yrs 

Book tickets here

When: Sunday 22nd May, 3pm

Where: Castlemaine Goods Shed, Kennedy St, Castlemaine

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Cuba then and Now - Castlemaine Free University

Tonight, Castlemaine Free University presents Cuba then and Now at the Northern Arts Hotel, 7pm-9pm.

WHAT? — As protests broke out mid-2021 in Cuban cities and towns, US media and others iterated the death of the Cuban Revolution. With decades of experience and research in Cuba, David Deutschmann and Deborah Shnookal explain the origins and significance of these protests and Cuba’s revolutionary project. They assess prospects for renewal of the normalisation talks begun under President Obama, then cancelled by President Trump and now in the hands of Joe Biden.

WHO? — David Deutschmann and Deborah Shnookal cofounded Ocean Press, an international book publisher of books from and about Latin America. David was adviser for Steven Soderbergh’s two-part bio-pic Che (2009), has regularly travelled to Cuba for 36 years and is editor of Che Guevara Reader (2005) and Fidel Castro Reader (2017). Similarly, Deborah is an editor and writer, including Operation Pedro Pan and the Exodus of Cuba’s Children (2020, University Press of Florida).

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Castlemaine Lions Swap Meet April 3rd

The annual Lions Club of Castlemaine Swap Meet is back this Sunday!!

One of the largest swap meets in the Southern Hemisphere!

The oval and grounds are packed with stalls of vintage veteran car parts, motorcycle parts, tools, collectables and memorabilia.

Situated at the Camp Reserve from 10am-3pm

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Circus at the Village Square, Castlemaine

Curbside Carnies will be at the Village Square this Sunday 3rd of April with a free circus program!!!

The 3-hour program will offer mini workshops in magic and circus arts, as well as roving entertainment & a circus play space - there's something for everyone!

Facilitated by Castlemaine Circus trainer Nichola Hall and Cath Jamison - Australia's Leading Female Magician.

Where: The Village Square, on Frederick St in Castlemaine town.

When: Sunday 3ed April, 12pm-3pm

Just turn up & play!

Supported by Mount Alexander Shire Council

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Jungle City at the Village Square, Castlemaine

Come down to the Village Square this Friday evening for a dance performance and workshop from Jungle City, a dance company representing street dance styles such as Jamaican Dancehall, Afro Dance styles, and Hip Hop.

When: Saturday 1 April 6pm onwards

Where: Corner of Lyttleton St and Frederick St, Castlemaine

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Castlemaine Artists Market this Sunday 27th March

Come down and see what amazing artisans have on offer!!! 

Sunday 27th March from 10am - 3pm on Western Reserve, Forest Street Castlemaine.

Click here for more info.

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Castlemaine Art Museum Book Fair

This weekend the Castlemaine Art Museum book fair is on!

The full program for the Castlemaine Art Museum Book Fair held in partnership with NGV's Melbourne Art Book Fair is now available via Facebook and Eventbrite.

Click here for program and here for tickets

We look forward to celebrating book culture and design with the community, next Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 March in the gallery from 12-4pm.

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Castlemaine Fringe Fundraiser - Fantastico Variety Show!

This Saturday evening is the The Fringe fundraiser Fantastico Variety Show!

When: Saturday 26th March, 7pm

Where: Castlemaine Town Hall, 25 Lyttleton St, Castlemaine

Book tickets here 

Featuring a fabulous line up of talented locals performing a variety of captivating song, dance, theatre as well as raffles, games & prizes!

A super fun night out on the town and a chance to dress up fancy!!

A light supper and drinks available to purchase on the night, including cocktails ?

All proceeds go towards fundraising for the next Festival!

See FAQ in Facebook event discussion for more deets..or ask us any questions..

This is a COVID safe event & Green Ticks apply to all attendees.

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Japanese Kamibashibai Storytelling

This Friday, 2pm-2:45pm, the unique and wonderful Japanese Kamibashibai storytelling with be showing at the Castlemaine Library.

Playful and magical, this 'peek-a-boo' style of storytelling brings gleeful gasps and gentle surprises to the entire audience.

It takes you back to a time when entertainment was slow, and attention was focused.

Ages 3-8 years.


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Parenting in the Modern World: Tweens and Teens

This Thursday 24th March, Castlemaine library will be presenting Parenting in the Modern World seminar.

Tweens and Teens touches on topics that most parents can relate to. Information and tips on communicating, negotiating the world of porn, media and technology, and talking about sex with teens. Also included are current statistics on each topic that may surprise you.

Presented by highly experienced community health nurse Bron Grieve - a passionate health communicator and youth advocate.

Q&A and refreshment break included.

Presented in partnership with Mount Alexander Shire Council and Castlemaine Health.


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Castlemaine Idyll Sunday 20th March

Castlemaine's annual talent contest returns to Lot19!

Local singers. Live band. Famous judges. A family friendly event. Food. Bar. Fun for miles...

When: Sunday 20th March, 1pm-7pm

A competition like no other, spectators can expect brilliant singing and performances by local legends, and legends in the making. Each contestant will have a professional band to back them, and, as always, a crowd full of enthusiastic supporters in the audience.

Castlemaine Idyll is held at Lot 19 Art Space - a not-for-profit creative space and events venue committed to supporting local talent and the Mount Alexander Community. Castlemaine Idyll is an uplifting, collaborative community event which brings joy and connection to a wide cross section of our community.

No BYO, no pets, no idiots.

Lot 19 will be adhering to Covid-safe guidelines, and ticket holders 16+ will be required to show that they are double-vaxxed. By purchasing a ticket, you agree to follow these, and any updates on the day. In event of cancellation (let's hope not!) - refunds will be issued.

Please note, this year we have introduced a "sliding scale" of ticket prices. Castlemaine Idyll is not only a fun event, but it also raises money for the community art and performance space that is Lot 19. If you are in a position to pay a higher ticket price, we would appreciate that gesture immensely, as it not only supports Lot 19, but helps ensure that Castlemaine Idyll returns again next year.


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Carers Morning Tea

Every third Wednesday of the month, Castlemaine Community House will be hosting a Carers Morning Tea. A welcoming place to share a cuppa and a chat, a time for self-care and mutual support.

The purpose of the Carers Morning Tea is to bring together people who support a person with a disability, illness and/or other needs that require care. An informal and welcoming space for carers to share knowledge and resources, whilst sharing a cuppa and a chat together.

When: The next morning tea is on this Wednesday 16th March from 10am-11am

Where: Castlemaine Community House

Bookings essential, click here to book.

Proof of vaccination is required to attend

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Castlemaine Community Lunch is back on Tuesdays!

Castlemaine Community Lunch is back! 

12.30pm, Tuesday 15 March at the Castlemaine Town Hall.

To dine-in the hall, attendees over 16 years old must check-in and be double vaccinated. For those unable to dine-in, take-way packs will be available.

Cost: $7 suggested donation. 

After many years of running Community Lunch on the smell of an oily tea-towel, we’ve needed to increase the suggested donation slightly, to $7. If can meet this, great, if not, that’s all good too ?

Thank you everyone for your continued support and we’re really looking forward to seeing your fabulous faces again soon!

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