Town Centre Events

 

COMING SOON

 

 

 

 

JANUARY

Belgrave Survival Day

 

 

January 26th

Australia Day concert to celebrate survival of indigenous culture locally and nationally.

This event is run by volunteers with support from Yarra Ranges Council.

www.belgravesurvivalday.org

FEBRUARY

 

 

Belgrave Buskers Festival  

last weekend of summer

 

The Belgrave Buskers Festival was an initiative of the Belgrave Traders Association in partnership with 3MDR 97.1FM Mountain District Radio. The inaugural event was held on the last Saturday of Summer 2012 and quickly earned its place on the annual calendar of events.  The next Festival will be held on Saturday February 22nd 2014.

 

Now with support from Burrinja under the Belgrave Community Arts Partnership, the Belgrave Buskers Festival is building a strong network in nsupport of live performance and celebrating diversity.

To keep up to date with the progress of the Belgrave Buskers Festival

and join the conversation, VISIT the Belgrave Buskers Festival

on facebook and LIKE the page.

 

SPONSORS

.To become a sponsor of this event, please contact

Marina on 9754 1027, email buskersfestival@belgrave.net.au

or visit http://buskersfestival.belgrave.vic.au

MARCH

Cultural Diversity Week

15th March - 23th March 2014

Cultural Diversity Week is a time when Victorians come together to share aspects of their culture, faith and language and celebrate the benefits multiculturalism brings to our state. Through this interaction and exchange of ideas, we endeavour to maintain our harmonious community and create a society built on understanding, acceptance and mutual respect.

 

Belgrave joins in the celebration. Community Groups from the region are invited to use the main street as their stage and share with us their joy. This is also an opportunity for us to learn more about the local activities available in our community. Be prepared to be flashmobbed during Cultural Diversity week in Belgrave's Town Centre - with anything from dance or martial arts, to singing or Africal Drumming.  Email Marina at Belgrave Traders Association to find out how to get involved in this annual event.  Phone 9754 1027 or email beltraders@belgrave.net.au

APRIL

Belgrave Carnival

 

Good Friday 18th April, 2014

 

Belgrave Traders Association (BTA) is proud to host the inaugural Belgrave Carnival.  We are very fortunate to have Bek Milikins - BTA committee vice chair from Hugs for Kids, coordinating this important event which will raise money for the Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday Appeal.

The Belgrave Carnival is set to become an annual event bringing together support from local businesses, kids entertainment, rides, Easter Egg Hunt, kids activities, food stalls and much more. Volunteers are very welcome to jump on board to help raise awareness and contribute to making it a great success. Please phone Bek on 9754 1122 or email carnival@hugsforkids.com.au for more information on how to get involved.

MAY

Belgrave turns Back Time

21st May - 26th May 2013

Celebrating Belgrave's History ~ the area once known as the valley of tall trees. Belgrave Region Action Group took on the task of developing the History Walking Trail.  Commemorative Plaques mark significant sites around the town centre, now the vibrant heart of the hills and home of Puffing Billy.  

During Educatuon Week each year, school tours can be conducted by volunteer tour guides from Sherbrooke Foothills Historical Society. Self Guided tour maps are also avaialble from Belgrave outlets for everyone to enjoy at anytime.

JUNE

An annual WINTER knitting project supporting our neighbours in need through the Dandenong Ranges Emergency Relief Service

www.drers.org.au

An initiative of the Belgrave Traders Assocation in partnership with the Belgrave CWA.  Donations of wool and needles can be made to Belgrave Opportunity Shop (next to Bensons).  Register at the op shop to choose from the community stash to start knitting.

Donations of handknitted items can be delivered to the Belgrave Drycleaners and the Belgrave Library. The items will then be collected for DRERS to distribute to our neighbours in need.

Contact for the Belgrave CWA ~ President Phyllis 9753 6756

Contact for creating or joining a circle ~ Marina 9754 1027

 

 

Click on the image to see a youtube clip of the 2011 parade

Belgrave Lantern Parade

at winter solstice

The Belgrave Lantern Parade is an annual event celebrating Winter Solstice.  An initiative of the Belgrave Community Arts Partnership (under the auspice of the Dandenong Ranges Community Cultural Centre ~ Burrinja), the project is funded by the Yarra Ranges Council Festivals and Events program. The Belgrave Traders Association is proud to be a major sponsor.

 

The 2014 Parade will be held on Saturday June 21st.   Music on the street starts at 4pm and the parade starts from Hayes Car Park at 5:30pm, doing a loop of the main street.  Spectators can view the parade along the main street between Terry's Avenue and Reynolds Avenue. 

          

For more information about the event and lantern making workshops visit the website    www.belgravelanterns.org.au.

To keep up to date with all the news, like the facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/belgravelanterns   

Belgrave Traders Association Inc is proud to be a sponsor

of this annual community event.

JULY

During the month of JULY, Belgrave CWA hosts Learn to Knit sessions at the Belgrave Library on Saturday morings from 11am to 1pm.

Evening knitting cirlces hosted by local traders at Main Street venues are accompanied by local choirs or musical trios.

All enquires about the July Belgrave Knitting Circles program can be made to Marina 9754 1027

or email beltraders@belgrave.net.au

AUGUST

Children's Book Week

Belgrave Traders join in the August celebration

and host an annual competition to encourage young writers.

By the time we're into August, the Dandenong Ranges Emergency Relief Service are distributing the beautifully hand knitted items that have been created at our Belgrave Knitting Circles and homes across the Ranges.  This is such a heart warming project and everyone involved is encouraged by the community spirit being fostered and shared.

 

Items such as canned foods and personal items can be donated to the Dandenong Ranges Emergency Relief Service all throughout the year

Contact Tania at the DRERS Belgrave office on 9754 7777

email drers@optusnet.com.au

 

SEPTEMBER

OCTOBER

 

Belgrave's Annual

Halloween Treat Trail

 

last Saturday in October

11am to 1pm

 

Mums and Dads can join in with the kids for this fun event.

Everyone is encouraged to dress up for the occassion.

Free face painting is available on the street to help you look the part.

Pick up a treat chart, find the answers on the pumpkins along the trail

and learn some interesting facts about the local traders.

Participating traders display balloons to help you on your journey

and provide treats along the way.

 

Weedbusters Month

in Belgrave

 

October

 

In partnership with Southern Dandenongs Landcare Group and Yarra Ranges Council, Belgrave Traders are out and about during October with a focus on helping the community beautify Belgrave, protect our wildlife and protect our creeks.

A focus week sees a Yarra Ranges Council display at the Belgrave Library and Landcare volunteers offering advice at Information tables on the street. All are busy on the Weed Trade Day where a skip is provided in the town centre at Hayes Car Park so Belgrave residents can dump their weeds in exchange for free indigenous plants.

NOVEMBER

   

 

End of the Line

Community Arts Festival

 

last Saturday in Spring

The End of the Line festival is a one day community arts event, put together by Belgrave Community Arts Partnership volunteers.  The aim of the event is to develop opportunities and connections between artists and the wider community, strengthening a community spirit by engaging us all through art exhibitions, craft workshops, entertainment and market stalls showcasing the handmade work by local artisans and craftspeople.

 

www.endofthelinefestival.com

DECEMBER

Christmas Carols

 

Friday 13th December 2013

starts at 7pm

 

hosted by

Belgrave Region Action Group

 

Belgrave Traders Association is proud to be a sponsor of this annual community event.