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5th January Michelton Bay Cycling Classic Criterium See who wins the final stage of this classic cycle race featuring some of Australia’s most elite riders. Held at Nelson Place, Williamstown from 12.30pm – 3.30pm.
10th January Movies by the Bay – Iron Man 3(M) Enjoy classic open air cinema in the park. Held in Commonwealth Reserve, Nelson Place, Williamstown 8.45pm (or at dark). 9932 1000 www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au
12th January Farmers Market Held in Robertson Reserve, Cole Street, Williamstown from 9am – 1pm. www.rfm.net.au
19th January Craft Market Held in the Commonwealth Reserve, Nelson Place, Williamstown from 10am – 4pm. www.williamstowncraftmarket.com.au
24th January Movies by the Bay – Red Dog (PG) Enjoy classic open air cinema in the park. Held in Commonwealth Reserve, Nelson Place, Williamstown 8.45pm (or at dark). 9932 1000 www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au
26th January Australia Day Williamstown Surf Lifesaving Club Annual Swim The 24th annual Australia day Swim in picturesque Williamstown is one of Victoria’s best open water swims. held atWSLSC, Corner of Victoria St and Esplanade, Williamstown from 7.45am to 2pm. For more information call 9397 5493 or visit www.wslsc.com
9th February Farmers Market Held in the Robertson Reserve, Cole Street, Williamstown from 9am – 1pm. www.rfm.net.au
23rd February Farmers Market Held in the Robertson Reserve, Cole Street, Williamstown from 9am – 1pm. www.rfm.net.au
13th February to 1st March Almost, Maine All is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost Maine. Held at Williamstown Little Theatre, 2 Albert Street.For bookings, and all ticket enquiries, call 9885 9678 or visit www.wlt.org.au
15th February Summer Sounds – folk, blues and roots music. Free event featuring Collard Greens and Gravy with special guests Alanna and Alicia Egan and Sherry Rich with guitarist Rick Plant. Bring a picnic and enjoy musical mix tape of folk, roots and heading to the blues music in the great outdoors. Held in Commonwealth Reserve, Nelson Place, Williamstown from 2pm to 5pm. For more information call 9932 1000 or visit www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au
16th February
Craft Market Held in the Commonwealth Reserve, Nelson Place, Williamstown from 10am – 4pm. www.williamstowncraftmarket.com.au
23rd February
Jalna Big Bay Swim 3.2 km Port Melbourne to Williamstown The Annual Big Bay Swim starts at Sandridge Life Saving Club Port Melbourne at 9am and finishes at Gem Pier Williamstown. For more information or to pre register visit www.bigbayswim.com.au
9th March Farmers Market Held in the Robertson Reserve, Cole Street, Williamstown from 9am – 1pm. www.rfm.net.au
14th March to 30th May
Free Heritage Walking Tours Step back in time and unlock the secrets of Williamstown with free guided heritage walking tours. Held every Tuesday at 2.15pm and Fridays at 11.45am. Meet at the Hobsons Bay Visitor Information Centre, Commonwealth Reserve, Nelson Place, Williamstown.
23rd March
Farmers Market Held in the Robertson Reserve, Cole Street, Williamstown from 9am – 1pm. www.rfm.net.au
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Bikes by the Bay – Vintage motor cycle display from Williamstown Motorcycle Club in aid of local charities.Their will be live music, a suasage sizzle and a major raffle drawn on the day. Held at Seaworks, 82 Nelson Place, Williamstown. www.seaworks.com.au
16th March
Craft Market Held in the Commonwealth Reserve, Nelson Place, Williamstown from 10am – 4pm. www.williamstowncraftmarket.com.au
29th and 30th March
Ozact A performance of classic Shakespeare in the beautiful surroundings of Williamstown Botanic Gardens, corner of Osborne Street and Giffard Streets, Williamstown. www.ozact.com 0419 330 516
6th April
Hop Along With Easter Bunny Meet the Easter Bunny at Commonwealth Reserve and join him as he hops long the streets of Williamstown looking for Easter eggs
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14th March to 30th May
Free Heritage Walking Tours Step back in time and unlock the secrets of Williamstown with free guided heritage walking tours. Held every Tuesday, except Good Friday April 18th, at 2.15pm and Fridays at 11.45am. Meet at the Hobsons Bay Visitor Information Centre, Commonwealth Reserve, Nelson Place, Williamstown. For further information, call 9932 4310 book directly on www.hobsonsbaytickets.com
13th April
Farmers Market Held in the Robertson Reserve, Cole Street, Williamstown from 9am – 1pm. www.rfm.net.auCraft Market
20th April
Craft Market Held in the Commonwealth Reserve, Nelson Place, Williamstown from 10am – 4pm. www.williamstowncraftmarket.com.au
23rd April
Restoration Tours of Williamstown Town Hall About the Work – a look behind the scenes at restoration works at the Williamstown Town Hall’ 10.30am and 6.30pm Part of National Trust Heritage Festival
27th April
Farmers Market Held in the Robertson Reserve, Cole Street, Williamstown from 9am – 1pm. www.rfm.net.auCraft Market
26th & 27th April
Busk A Move Music Program Spontaneous Buskers showcase their talents along Ferguson St, Douglas Pde & Nelson Place.
continuing until the 30th May
Free Heritage Walking Tours Step back in time and unlock the secrets of Williamstown with free guided heritage walking tours. Held every Tuesday, except Good Friday April 18th, at 2.15pm and Fridays at 11.45am. Meet at the Hobsons Bay Visitor Information Centre, Commonwealth Reserve, Nelson Place, Williamstown. For further information, call 9932 4310 book directly on www.hobsonsbaytickets.com
2nd – 17th May
GYPSY by Williamstown Theatre Company Williamstown Musical Theatre Company is proud to present GYPSY the Musical running from the 2nd to 17th May 2014 at the Williamstown Mechanics Institute Theatre. Bookings at www.wmtc.org.au or by calling 1300 881 545
TBC
Williamstown Literary Festival 10th Anniversary Williamstown Library and Town Hall, 104 Ferguson Street.
Immerse yourself in all things literary in one of the country’s most respected word-fests, now celebrating its 11th anniversary. Buy a ticket for a session, make a day of it, or plan to stay for the whole weekend. Other venues will host lead up events. For full program details and T icketing information on www.willylitfest.org.au or email info@willylitfest.org.au
8th May
AAYD – Djuki Mala (Chooky Dancers) Djuki Mala is a dance group hailing from Galiwin’ku Community (Elcho Island) in North East Arnhem Land marrying traditional physical languge with acrobatics and diverse flavours of dance/theatre. You Tube senstaion made famous for their Zorba the Greek Yolngu style and apeared on Australias got Talent. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzhZr-uKTlc
9th June
Farmers Market Held in the Robertson Reserve, Cole Street, Williamstown from 9am – 1pm. www.rfm.net.au
4th May
Psychic Expo Williamstown Town Hall
23rd May
Farmers Market Held in the Robertson Reserve, Cole Street, Williamstown from 9am – 1pm. www.rfm.net.au
9th June
Farmers Market Held in the Robertson Reserve, Cole Street, Williamstown from 9am – 1pm. www.rfm.net.au
23rd June
Farmers Market Held in the Robertson Reserve, Cole Street, Williamstown from 9am – 1pm. www.rfm.net.au
TBA
Williamstown Toddlers Tweens & Teens Festival Presented by the Williamtown Chamber Of Commerce. Enjoy a fun day out with your toddlers, tweens at teens and discover everything Williamstown has to offer our youngest locals. Lots of free activities.
21st June
Winter Solstice Night Market An iniative of the Williamstown Chamber of Commerce. Details forthcoming
12th – 13th July
The Way We Wear Fair – Frock Up Melbourne Antique, Vintage and Retro fashion, textiles, accessories, jewellery and collectibles exhibition. Held at the Williamstown Town Hall, 104 Ferguson Street, Williamstown from 10 am to 5pm. For more information visit www.frockupmelbourne.com
13th July
Farmers Market Held in the Robertson Reserve, Cole Street, Williamstown from 9am – 1pm. www.rfm.net.au
20th July
Craft Market Held in the Commonwealth Reserve, Nelson Place, Williamstown from 10am – 4pm. www.williamstowncraftmarket.com.au
10th August
Farmers Market Held in the Robertson Reserve, Cole Street, Williamstown from 9am – 1pm. www.rfm.net.au
17th August
Craft Market Held in the Commonwealth Reserve, Nelson Place, Williamstown from 10am – 4pm. www.williamstowncraftmarket.com.au
24th August
Farmers Market Held in the Robertson Reserve, Cole Street, Williamstown from 9am – 1pm. www.rfm.net.au
6th September
Health & Wellbeing Festival Exercise classes, healthy cooking demos, health checks, kids activities
9th September – 28th November 2014
Step Back in Time with Williamstown Heritage Walking Tours – FREE event Unlock the secrets of this historic seaport. Explore hidden lanes, an abandoned morgue, aburial ground,
14th September
Farmers Market Held in the Robertson Reserve, Cole Street, Williamstown from 9am – 1pm. www.rfm.net.au
14th September
Craft Market Held in the Commonwealth Reserve, Nelson Place, Williamstown from 10am – 4pm. www.williamstowncraftmarket.com.au
28th September
Farmers Market Held in the Robertson Reserve, Cole Street, Williamstown from 9am – 1pm. www.rfm.net.au
9th September – 28th November 2014
Step Back in Time with Williamstown Heritage Walking Tours – FREE event Unlock the secrets of this historic seaport. Explore hidden lanes, an abandoned morgue, aburial ground, historical buildings and monuments. Every Tuesday and Friday from September 9th to November 28th, local guides with an excellent knowledge of the area will run one tour each day.Tours depart from the Hobsons Bay Visitor Information Centre located in Commonwealth Reserve, Nelson Place, Williamstown at 11.45am Fridays and 2.15pm Tuesdays. Free. For more information or bookings contact 9932 4310 or visit www.hobsonsbaytickets.com.au
11th October
Dog Day In Dog Town Presented by the Williamstown Chamber of Commerce. Bring your dog down to Commonwealth Reserve and enjoy doggie stalls and activities all day. Click for full info.
12th October
Farmers Market Held in the Robertson Reserve, Cole Street, Williamstown from 9am – 1pm. www.rfm.net.au
19th October
Craft Market Held in the Commonwealth Reserve, Nelson Place, Williamstown from 10am – 4pm. www.williamstowncraftmarket.com.au
31st October
Commonwealth Reserve 2pm – 4pm
Halloween Party
Costume Parade, Giveaways & Best Dressed Prize.
Free family fun for the whole family brought to you by The Williamstown Chamber Of Commerce and Mamma Knows West
9th September – 28th November 2014
Step Back in Time with Williamstown Heritage Walking Tours – FREE event Unlock the secrets of this historic seaport. Explore hidden lanes, an abandoned morgue, aburial ground, historical buildings and monuments. Every Tuesday and Friday from September 9th to November 28th, local guides with an excellent knowledge of the area will run one tour each day.Tours depart from the Hobsons Bay Visitor Information Centre located in Commonwealth Reserve, Nelson Place, Williamstown at 11.45am Fridays and 2.15pm Tuesdays. Free. For more information or bookings contact 9932 4310 or visit www.hobsonsbaytickets.com.au
9th November November
Farmers Market Held in Robertson Reserve, Cole Street, Williamstown from 9am – 2pm. www.rfm.net.au
16th November
Craft Market Held in the Commonwealth Reserve, Nelson Place, Williamstown from 10am – 4pm. www.williamstowncraftmarket.com.au
23rd November
Farmers Market Held in Robertson Reserve, Cole Street, Williamstown from 9am – 2pm. www.rfm.net.au
23rd November
Farmers Market Held in Robertson Reserve, Cole Street, Williamstown from 9am – 2pm. www.rfm.net.au
29th November
Williamstown Heritage Beer Festival Details forthcoming
5th December Williamstown Christmas Night Market Presented by the Williamstown Chamber of Commerse. A fun and exciting night for the whole family, including face painting, live music, a visit from Santa and lots of local stores open for business. Held from 6pm to 9pm in Ferguson Street and Douglas Parade.
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Rotary Club of Williamstown Christmas Fair Face painting, rides, entertainment and a special visit from Santa. Children free entry, gold coin donation for adults to raise money fro community health projects. held from 11am to 4pm at Seaworks, 82 Nelson Place, Williamstown.
7th December
One Market Held at the Holy Trinity Church, 225 Nelson Place, Williamstown from 12 noon – 5pm. www.onemarket.com.au
14th December
Farmers Market Held in the Robertson Reserve, Cole Street, Williamstown from 9am – 1pm. www.rfm.net.au
21st December
Craft Market Held in the Commonwealth Reserve, Nelson Place, Williamstown from 10am – 4pm. www.williamstowncraftmarket.com.au
TBA
Carols by Candlelight Williamstown Outdoors at Commonwealth Reserve Nelson Place, Williamstown from 6.00pm Children’s activities 8.00pm Carols. Candles for sale. Bring a picnic rug or chair. In the event of inclement weather carols will take place in St Mary’s Catholic Church, Cecil Street, Williamstown.