Events in the Macedon Ranges

SUMMER is Party time in the Macedon Ranges

Experience the fabulous pastel colours through all the Seasons in the Macedon Ranges and the glorious gardens at Macedon and Mount Macedon.

Just as you thought that the green landscapes of the Macedon Ranges and the masses of flowers and their exotic colours will disappear with the end to the Spring season, take another look and you will be excited.

Visit the ranges and experience not just the Summer colours that take over the landscape at this time of the year but take time out and spend a day and even stay overnight and enjoy the abundance of events that are planned during the Summer.  See just some of the happenings in and around the Macedon Ranges that you can experience and be part of the occasion.  No need to pack a picnic there are a great and fantastic selection of eateries, parks and playground and facilities available for all to enjoy.

Visit some of the websites below to enjoy your Macedon Ranges experience.


Summer is party time in the Macedon Ranges.

Just like in the days of old, people flock to the Macedon Ranges for the cool shade of a tree, escaping the heat of the city, and looking for a new outlook on life.

The Macedon Ranges, particularly the area surrounding Mt Macedon and Macedon, was a traditional cool escape from the searing Melbourne Summer, and relaxing festive break around Christmas for many city siders.

Now, the summer season means so much more in the Macedon Ranges, with a range of fun-filled events that make full use of the glorious weather and magnificent landscape.

Hanging Rock Reserve takes centre stage for summer events, with an impressive and varied range of events that make the most of the stunning backdrop of the Rock.  The historic and ever-popular Hanging Rock race meetings are held on New Years Day and Australia Day at Hanging Rock Racecourse, the perfect way to start the new year.

The Macedon District Car Club holds their Picnic and Car Display at Hanging Rock in February, whilst the Rock transforms into a massive open-air theatre for the annual screening of the iconic film ‘Picnic At Hanging Rock’.   Hanging Rock is also fast becoming the must play venue for international bands, with the likes of Bruce Springsteen and Rod Stewart playing to sell out crowds and now Australian Band Cold Chisel.

Macedon Ranges Events Calendar for 2015/2016 – just a few are listed for your convenience
Wedding Food and Wine Tasting at Cleveland Winery
Friday 4 December 2015

New Years Day Races at Hanging Rock
Thursday 1 January 2016

Visit Country Racing


Australia Day Weekend Races
Saturday 23 January 2016

Visit Country Racing


Classic Car Display at Hanging Rock
Sunday 14 February 2016

Hanging Rock Film Night
Saturday 13 February 2016

Faulty Towers the Dining Experience, at Grange Cleveland Winery
Saturday 5 December 2015

Faulty Towers the Dining Experience, at Grange Cleveland Winery
Saturday 19 December 2015

New Years Eve at Cleveland Winery
31 December 2015

Hanging Rock Night Walk
11 December 2015

Night Walk at Hanging Rock
15 January 2016

Night Walk at Hanging Rock
Friday 26 February 2016


January 2016

New Years Day Race  1st January
Relax and recoup at the Rock after your New Years Eve celebrations.
Further information available at Country Racing.  GATES OPEN visit Country Racing.

Australia Day Races  26th January
Celebrate our Nation’s Birthday and join in the tradition and excitement of the Hanging Rock Cup.  GATES OPEN visit Country Racing.

HR Races

Further information about Hanging Rock Racing Events at or phone 1300 139 402



Classic Car Display 2016 Saturday 14th February 2016
The Macedon Ranges & District Motor Club’s Annual Picnic and Car Display is a must see for enthusiasts of all things motoring – classic, vintage, commercial, bikes – for vehicles over 25 years old.  It really is a great day out for the whole family.

For further information phone:  0419 393 023null or visit Car Club’s website or vistmacedonranges

Film Night  Saturday 13th February 2016
Celebrate Valentine’s Day under the stars at Hanging Rock.  Bring along a rug and a picnic and enjoy Peter Weir’s famous film “Picnic at Hanging Rock”.

For further information phone:  (03) 5421 1468null or bookings 1300 888 802 or


Cold Chisel Live in concert at The Rock Saturday 21st November 2015
The Australian Band Cold Chisel will play at the ultimate open air venue, Hanging Rock.  Brought to The Rock by Frontier Touring Company, get more information on tickets, event info and accommodation at or visitmacedonranges

Music Festivals 2016

Kyneton Music Festival 2016 – Check your Calender now!

Mount Macedon Harvest Festival 2016  – check dates for next event


A Market at the Rock – Craft Markets Australia 
Enjoy more than just a picnic at Hanging Rock at these special craft and produce markets. Visitors can find a variety of both local and regional stalls offering top quality Australian made products, gourmet foods and home grown produce.

For further information visit:


Camp Out at the Rock 
Experience an exciting overnight camp out at the base of the Rock. Great for families, school groups and couples.  Bookings Essential.

For further information & bookings phone: 03 5421 1468null

Hanging Rock Concerts
Legendary Bands love this venue so much they keep coming back coming back to perform again at the iconic Hanging Rock.

The ROCK is alive when it ‘it is movin and a shakin’ all over with the sound of Rock.

Ticket, event and accommodation information at or visitmacedonranges

GREAT Macedon Grand Tour 2016 – Cars and Motorcycles – check dates for next Tour or visitmacedonranges

Run the Rock 2016
The quiet country roads and picturesque surrounds of Hanging Rock provide the perfect setting for a morning run or walk.  Choose from a 2km kids run, 5km run/walk, 10km run or 19km run. Proudly supporting Cancer Council Victoria.

For further information: or phone: 03 9285 0600 or visitmacedonrangesnull

Centenary of Anzac 25th April, 2016

For Map and further information:

Bicycles – A fun day can be had by the many cyclist in and around the Macedon Ranges visit the Macedon Ranges web site for details

Open Gardens – Autumn and November

Night Walks
Friday 11th December 2015
Friday 15th January 2016
Friday 26th February 2016

Experience the mystery of Hanging Rock at night, with a guided tour of the Reserve. During the tour with our experienced ranger you may discover gliders, wallabies, native birds, bats, possums and many other native animals – and if you’re really lucky you may spot a koala.

Please Note: Tours will not operate on these dates unless appropriate tour numbers are filled.
Exclusions and Conditions Apply.

Numbers on each tour are limited and bookings are essential.
Group bookings and specialty tour packages are available upon request.

For further information and bookings please contact: 03 5421 1468null