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Lantern Ghost Tours - Ghosts of the Old City Williamstown

Friday and Saturdays 8.30pm to 10.30pm

Explore King William's Town, the original capital of Victoria, by lamp light. Steeped with history, apparitions, alleyways and lager it was once a thriving town full of colourful ladies, drunken sailors and convicts. Visit abandoned morgues, forgotten burial grounds and hidden laneways in Victoria's most historic seaport. Visit Victoria's oldest morgue and Australia's Timeball Tower. Meet at Hobsons Bay Visitor Information Centre, Nelson Place, Williamstown. For more information and bookings contact 1300390119 or visit http://www.lanternghosttours.com


Newport Folk Festival 

29th June to 1st July

Newport Folk Festival is back for its 11th year with a wonderful line-up of local and national performing artists.

Discover and enjoy loads of music, workshops, kids’ activities, join-in sessions, spoken word, storytelling, street performers and much more.

 Music lovers will be treated to music from The Angelicats, Tall Boys, Josh Maynard, Stella Delmenico, Grumpy Neighbour, Georgia and Garry Rose, The Narrownecks, Rare Child, Harmaniax, and Moosejaw Rifle Club, to name a few! Dance to the Blackberry Jam Bush Band at the Australian Bush Dance on Market Street and experience cross-cultural dance moves with The Galata Express. Join a music workshops, and bring the kids to see The Concerteenies - a classical program specifically directed to toddlers and their parents.

Over at the Substation, Music for a Warming World brings music and climate change together, and Newport Strings and our local choirs will take you back to the truly ‘unplugged’ roots of music.

 There’s so much to discover at this popular local festival.

http://www.nffc.org.au/. Event is held at various venues in and around Mason and Market Streets Newport.


Neon Dog Park

29th June to 8th July

One of the hits  from White Night 2018 was neon Dog Park and its coming to Williamstown. Created by melbourne visual artist Carla O'Brien, Neon Dog Park is a playful arts installation of furry friends using neon lights. Set in the beautiful waterfront location, Nelson Place, you'll want to grab the kids, the dog, a coat, camera, and enjoy a family night out. 


Cherry Lake Market

1st July

Held beside Cherry Lake, Millers Road Altona. Market is open from 9am to 3 pm. For further information contact Lions Club of Altona Inc. Rick 9398 3946 or Ken 9749 3408


Craft Market                                                                                                             

15th July

Held in the Commonwealth Reserve, Nelson Place, Williamstown from 10am - 4pm.  For more information visit www.williamstowncraftmarket.com.au


Farmers Market                                                                                                         

22nd July

Held in the John Morley Reserve, The Strand, Williamstown from 9am - 1pm. For more information visit http://www.rfm.net.au/ 


New To You: Pre Loved Clothing Market (Formerly Melbourne Frock Swap)

Sunday 29 July 10am to 4pm

New to You Market is excited to be back in Williamstown this July.  With 65+ stalls of quality pre-loved women's fashion, you'll be sure to find something to style and make your own.  Indoors and undercover, with food trucks and coffee on site, its's great girl's day out.  Seaworks, 82 Nelson Place, Williamstown. Entry is $2. 









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