CresFest is a 3 day multi-generational celebration
by Annie Johnsson
TN154 Feb 23
Held in the beautiful Victorian town of Creswick, CresFest is a 3 day multi-generational celebration of music, arts and culture.
The festival sees the whole town throw open its doors and arms, with contemporary folk and roots artist performances from some of the best local, national and international artists hosted across a variety of locations, from gold rush era buildings and local pubs to cafes and outdoor venues.
From the giant festival parade featuring street bands from across Victoria, to 100+ concerts, music and dance workshops, family events, busking, markets, jam sessions, ‘Courthouse Conversations’ and so much more, there are plenty of activities to keep both the young, and the young-at-heart, happily occupied.
Just 90 minutes’ drive from Melbourne, Geelong and Bendigo, Creswick is nestled between Daylesford and Ballarat, easily accessible by road or public transport, both train and bus, and is the perfect place to spend a lazy weekend, or longer, with numerous accommodation and dining options nearby to suit most tastes and budgets.
Supported by most of the local businesses, a crucial CresFest partnership is with the RACV Goldfields Resort, with its lush grounds and golfing facility making a special weekend for all.
Founded to celebrate the town of Creswick, its people, and the joy of music and dance, CresFest showcases artistic talent and the natural beauty of the town.
With core values of community, creativity, inclusivity and sustainability, CresFest will again be a welcoming hub of music and art, programmed with our broad variety of audiences in mind.
Cresfest was the best regional festival finalist in the 2022 Music Victoria Awards.
It will be held from March 31 to April 2.
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