Events in Bright

There is always something to do, see and experience in Bright and Surrounds! Events and festivals are programmed for every month of the year throughout our region. each season brings a new reason to celebrate if you are looking for a new adventure, sensation, taste or experience, our park is the place to stay so you can explore.

January:

Run in conjunction with the Audax Alpine Classic bike race, the Bonjour Bright Festival is packed full of free French fun. Celebrating French food, entertainment, and cinema as well as cycling.

Picnic in the Vines

Bring your picnic baskets and indulge in fine wines, music and beautiful surroundings. Events are happening throughout the region.

February:

Visit the mountains, go for a gallop or become a thrill seeker there are plenty of things to do in Bright and surrounds.

March:

Held on the Labor Day weekend in March, the Brighter Days Music Festival is a fundraising event with a focus on music, bikes, and cars. The music event raises hundreds of thousands of dollars for charity and attracts many big names bands and spectators from far and wide.

The High Country Charity Ride (HCCR) is a four-day cycling event which raises money for cancer research via the Tour De Cure charity.

The ride starts in Wangaratta and travels through the high country towns of Bright, Omeo, Falls Creek and Myrtleford. The first day starts in Wangaratta and follows the rail trail to Beechworth and Stanley, after some lunch in Myrtleford the riders follow the Rail Trail to Bright.

April:

Run during the Autumn Festival the Wandi Nut Festival is a celebration of locals nuts, local produce and the Wandiligong community this country festival not to be missed.

The Bright Autumn Festival is a ten-day celebration of the wonderful Autumn colours and Autumn produce of the valleys of Victoria’s Alpine High Country. The highlight is the Gala Weekend with a market, music in the streets and a grand gala parade.

May:

The La Fiera Italian Festival is a 6-day celebration of Italian produce, culture, art, and heritage, with cooking demonstrations, tastings, Italian feasts, entertainment and lots more.

July:

A family-friendly festival the Darker Days Beer Festival bring together local food producers with a celebration of dark beer, winter solstice, and music.

October:

The Bright Spring Festival is a 2-week celebration of Spring with open gardens, art and theatre shows, markets, local fetes and more.

The Swagger Music Festival is a festival of music like no other. Set in beautiful Wandiligong this 2 days festival is a nonstop weekend of music, dancing, markets, food, and fun.

November:

The iconic Bright Rod Run is a celebration of cars built prior to 1977 and is a weekend of music, food and of course cars.  In its 27th year, the Bright Rod Run draws car fanatics in their thousands to this not to be missed event.

December:

The Bright Brewery Tour of Bright is one of the most fiercely contested club races on the VRS Road Series calendar and attracts riders and spectators from around the world.