White night to delight in Ballarat

May 20, 2024 BY

Featured artists around Ballarat during White Night will include local, Deborah Klein.

BALLARAT will beam brightly this winter with the popular White Night event set to light up the city in an all-encompassing illumination on Saturday 1 June from 6pm to midnight.

White Night Ballarat will transform the CBD streets, laneways and heritage venues with dazzling laser beams and almost 40 projections in an inspiring program featuring a light spectacular, two stages of music, interactive works, family-friendly entertainment and activities and a feast of delicious food and drinks from local restaurants and cafes.

Artistic Director and Creative Producer Andrew Walsh AM of renowned major events organisation Accolade.art said Ballarat’s White Night is for the adventure-seeker, attracting visitors and locals alike.

“This is a celebration of the unexpected,” he said.


The late Josh Muir, who was a Ballarat artist, will be celebrated. His work, Still Here, is to be projected across Sturt Street.


“Ballarat is set for six hours of illuminated magic, ready to glow bright for this alluring winter experience.

“We encourage everyone to explore, discover and be dazzled and to take yourself, your friends, your family on a serendipitous adventure.”

Stretching along Armstrong and Doveton Streets, Ballarat’s culinary delights will be in the spotlight with many award-winning eateries taking part in White Night Bites and providing a snack or two for the late-night adventurer.

Over 100 artists and performers – many of them from Ballarat and surrounds – will take visitors on a serendipitous adventure, illuminating the streets, laneways and heritage venues of the Ballarat CBD grid, embracing the adventurous, encouraging the curious.

Local musician Sami is one of many performers set to entertain the masses from two main stages on Sturt and Mair Streets all night.


Featured artists around Ballarat during White Night include Still Here by the late Josh Muir whose work will be projected across Sturt Street, a series of joyful projections by local artist Deborah Klein and the sublime work Slow Curtain by renowned photographer Lisa Walker.

JAZZPARTY, Tek Tek Ensemble, The Rechords, Troy Firebrace, Parvyn, The Counterfeit, James Ellis and the Jealous Guys and local Ballarat artists Yacht Club DJs, Sami and Lashes will entertain the masses from the two main stages located on Sturt and Mair Streets in an all-night music program.

White Night Ballarat is free to attend and takes place on Saturday 1 June 2024 from 6pm to 12 midnight in Ballarat, Victoria, approximately 90 minutes from Melbourne.

To explore the White Night Ballarat program visit whitenight.com.au/ballarat.