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Free Heritage Walking Tours

2nd March to 29th May

Step back in time and unlock the secrets of Williamstown with free guided heritage walking tours. Held every Tuesday  and Friday at 11.45am. Meet at the Hobsons Bay Visitor Information Centre, Commonwealth Reserve, Nelson Place, Williamstown.  
For further information, call 9932 4310 or book directly on http://www.hobsonsbaytickets.com.au/


Cherry Lake Market                                                                                                 

1st April

Held beside Cherry Lake, Millers Road Altona.  For further information contact Lions Club of Altona Inc. Rick 9398 3946 or Ken 9749 3408


Hobsons Bay Libraries Autumn School Holiday Program 

3 April to 14 April

With special guests including the Australian Ballet bringing STEAM dance, and local author Claire Saxby sharing her newest book Dingo, these school holidays are going to be EPIC at Hobsons Bay Libraries.  Broccoli catapults, taster-bots and Morse-code bracelets are sure to keep the kids entertained! At various locations, to discover more visit www.libraries.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au


5x7 Art Prize 2018

7 to 26 April 

The 4th annual 5x7 Art Prize comprises works in a 5"x7" format created by artists from Melbourne's Western Region and Hobsons Bay Schools to the theme of seasons.  Louis Joel Centre, 5 Sargood Street, Altona. For more infomation visit www.hobsonsbayartssociety.org.au 


Farmers Market

8th April

Held in the Robertson Reserve, Cole Street, Williamstown from 9am - 1pm. http://www.rfm.net.au/


Kids Sailing Program

9 to 13 April

Fun and games on and off the water and ceritificate.  Aimed at 7 to 12 year olds, a great way to discover sailing. Royal Yacht Club of Victoria, 120 Nelson Place, Williamstown.  For more information visit www.discoversailing.org.au/tackers or phone 03 8383 1974. 


Arts at Your Doorstep - MACDETH

Wednesday 11 April

Macdeth, presented by Company 13 is Shakespeare with a twist.  A humorous take on a classic tale, the show is aimed at children eight years and over and appeals to both young and old.  Williamstown Town Hall, 104 Ferguson Street, Williamstown, 11am to 2pm.  For more information visit www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au 


Craft Market

15th April

Held in the Commonwealth Reserve, Nelson Place, Williamstown from 10am - 4pm. http://www.williamstowncraftmarket.com.au/


National Trust Heritage Festival

18 to 20 May

At various locations throughout Hobsons Bay and Victoria.  For more information please visit http://www.nationaltrustfestival.org.au/ or call 9656 9870.


Heritage Hobsons Bay - Part of the National Trust Heritage Festival 2018

18 April to 20 May

Explore Hobsons Bay during the Australian Heritage Festival.  Discover the history and heritage from waterfront Williamstown, the original port of Melbourne, to the 176 year old Altona Homestead built by the Langhorne family - early settlers in Melbourne's West.  Join us for a program of events and guided walking tours or travel along the 24-Kilometre coastal trail with interpretive markers that narrate our unique heritage stories along the route. At various locations - All events are Free. 


Spotswood - Industrial Heritage Walking Tour

Thursday 19 April

The tour includes a visit to the Pumping Station located within Scienceworks, and utilises the Museum Victoria Spotswood Industrial Tour App.  The app uses audio, video and historical photographs to show the evolution of Spotswood.  Non-app users are also welcome to attend. Tour departs from Scienceworks, 2 Booker Street, Spotswood, 9.30am to 1pm. Booking required, visit www.heritagehobsonsbay.eventbrite.com



Friday 20 April

Part music performance, part installation - ONO presents an evening of international and local guests exploring the undercurrents of music today; where the room, the artists and the audience all form part of the storyline. The Substation, 1 Market Street, Newport.  For more information and tickets www.thesubstation.org.au 


Farmers Market

22nd April 

Held at The John Morley Reserve, The Strand, Williamstown from 9am - 2pm. http://www.rfm.net.au/


ANZAC Day Commemorations and Celebrations

Wednesday 25 April

to find out more about the ANZAC Day commemoration services happening in your area please visit www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au


Williamstown - On the Beach.

In Partnership with the Williamstown Historical Society

Saturday 28 April

Presented by local historian Brian Haynes, this talk delves into the history and development of the Williamstown beach scene from the 1850s to the present day.  Williamstown Swimming and Life Saving Club, the Esplanade, Williamstown, 3 to 5.30pm.   Bookings required, visit www.heritagehobsonsbay.eventbrite.com


Block Party

Sunday 29 April

Free Workshops, great food, live music and much more.  This party is happening in and around the Woods Street Arts Space and Mesh Mash pop up shop.   Lohse and Woods Streets, Laverton, 11am to 4pm.  For more information visit www.facebook.com/woodsstreetarts






















































































































































For feedback and comments please contact the Tourism Officer at Hobsons Bay City Council on (03) 9932 1000 email visitorinformation@hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au