May 2024 - Events - What's On

Wed 1st May 2024


Learn how to preserve your precious memories like a museum at our FREE Public Digitisation Day on Wednesday, 1 May as part of the Australian Heritage Festival.

Bring in one of your sentimental, three-dimensional treasures to be photographed by the team at the Emerald Museum. This could be a family heirloom, an antique, or a meaningful keepsake. Each person will receive high-resolution TIFF and lower-resolution JPEG files to keep.

Sat 4th May 2024 Sun 5th May 2024

$0 - $10

Welcome to the FINAL WEEKEND of our Bellevue Orchard You-Pick event !

Located in Officer, Victoria, our event offers a unique and fun-filled experience for the whole family that you don't want to miss. Our event takes place in our rustic orchard. Surrounded by lush greenery, Bellevue Orchard is the perfect place to spend a day amongst the trees and enjoying the simple pleasures of picking your own fruit.

Sat 4th May 2024

8.30am to 1.30pm Free

Come and join our MOTHER’S DAY and STAR WARS MAY THE 4th market!!

Monthly artisan market showcasing local wares including craft, preserves, baked goods, refurbished tools, pet products, poultry, candles, clothing, woodcraft, jewellery and much much more!

Tasty hot food, great coffee and fun atmosphere!

Come and support your local stallholders and community groups!

Fri 10th May 2024

5pm to 9pm Free

In keeping with tradition, Erimus Jewellers (previously known as the Star of Emerald) is putting on another fabulous event and special to celebrate Mother's Day.

Sat 11th May 2024 Sun 12th May 2024

Sat 11 May 1.30pm-3.30pm, Sun 12 May 10am-12.30pm & 1.30pm-3.30pm From $18 to $95

Grab a loved mother in your life and show her how much she means to you this Mothers Day.

High Tea Selection of sweets and savouries,Bottomless scones with jam and cream, choice of glass of Moscato or Cider for adult, Bottomless Summer Snow Fruit punch, Bottomless Tea and Coffee

Devonshire tea Bottomless Scones with jam and cream, Bottomless Summer Snow Fruit punch, Bottomless Tea and Coffee

and a Kids meals Nuggies and chips or Burger and chips, Bottomless Summer Snow Juices

Sat 11th May 2024

9am to 2pm Free

Nestled within the picturesque grounds of Puffing Billy Park in Emerald, The Lost Woods Market features the very best makers and creators hand picked from all over Victoria.

The Lost Woods Market is for all ages, featuring face painting, animals, diverse food stalls offering delectable treats, vibrant market stalls, live music, a bustling flea market, and countless surprises waiting to be discovered. We can’t wait to see you there! Dog Friendly Market

Sat 11th May 2024

8am to 1pm Free

Emerald & District Rotary runs this popular flea market monthly on the Emerald Primary School oval.

Sat 11th May 2024

8.30pm $10

For two decades Geoff Achison has performed alongside the celebrated Souldiggers. Head to Micawber Tavern for a night of classic blues and funky soul performed by Melbourne music legends and hall of famers Geoff Achison and The Souldiggers. 

Sat 11th May 2024

9am to 2pm Free

This month's market is all about Mum including making a posie for mum.

Sun 12th May 2024

Open from 8am–9pm Individiaul breakfast pricing / Choose any 2 lunch or dinner courses for $52, or 3 courses for $65

Yes, Bam Bam Italian in the picturesque Dandenong Ranges is hosting a special Mother's Day breakfast this year, as well as a budget busting lunch and dinner, with 2 courses for $52, or 3 courses for just $65!

Treat that special person in your life to Bam Bam Italian's much loved breakfast favourites such as Chilli Fried Eggs on Italian flatbread, their famous Struffoli (tiny doughnuts), Ricotta Hotcakes with bacon and maple syrup, Potato Rosti with smoked salmon, or perhaps Corn Fritters, the list goes on.

After the kids have had their fill, let them burn off steam on the covered playground. Bam Bam Italian is surrounded by beautiful countryside and is a short drive from Puffing Billy's Emerald, Lakeside, and Gembrook stations.

Make a day of it and visit nearby attractions such as Emerald Lake Park, Nobelius, Cardinia Reservoir, or the Eastern Dandenong Ranges Rail Trail (great for walking and cycling).

To see the menus and to book a table, click on the link supplied. Dietary friendly options are available.

445 Belgrave-Gembrook Road, Avonsleigh VIC 3782

Sun 12th May 2024

10.30am to 1.30pm & 2.30pm to 5.30pm $80 adult, $40 child

Treat the Queen's in your life to an afternoon delight of savoury & sweet treats and tea selections.

Sun 12th May 2024

Lunch & Dinner $87 Adult, $25 Child

Spoil Mum this Mother's Day with a seven course food experience. Menu includes six savoury dishes with a dessert to finish.

$87 per adult, Children's menu is available for $25 per child

We can only cater for Vegan & Gluten Free dietary requirements within this menu.

The menu will contain onion, garlic, capsicum, chilli, nuts & other allergens.

Sun 12th May 2024

4pm to 7pm Free

Come along and join us for an afternoon with Jason Vorherr & Gary Young.

Fri 17th May 2024 Sun 19th May 2024

7.30pm to 10.30pm May 17 & 18, 2pm to 5.30pm May 19 $15 per session

Every year hundreds of amazing authors submit their ten minute plays and only the top ten are performed and published.

Here are the top ten plays for 2024.

Our Selected plays are as follows ( in no particular order at this time)

The Search for Petrichor by Michael Olsen, Ghost of Boyfriends Passed by Katie Lee, Snow Cherries From France by Tanya Dawes, The Institute of Love by Jack Rushton, Good Morning by Diane Jenkins, Jump by Suzy Wilds, Love is the Strangest Thing by Suzy Wilds, Night Angel by Gerard Lewis Fitzgerald, Ma by Paula Armstrong, Me Time by Jennifer Pacey

Sat 18th May 2024 Sun 19th May 2024

$70 full festival pass, $25 Concert pass & Children's Pass

Headlined by the wonderfully talented artists - The Tuck Shop Ladies, The Ukulele Scotsman and The Poet & The Fool. Join us on Saturday the 18th of May for Workshops and Concerts Galore. Your Festival Ticket grants you access to all Workshops and All Concerts. There is also a Concert Only Ticket available.

Sunday the 19th of May is again a huge extravaganza of FREE ukulele enjoyment as Uke Groups from around Victoria come together to strum their stuff across three stages. There will be a Ukulele Market, Strumalongs, Raffle, Barista Coffee, Licensed Bar and Food buzzing along the whole weekend.

Tue 21st May 2024

7pm to 9pm $22 EDRA Members, $44 Non-members

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Leveraging AI in Tourism session will focus on marketing, direct booking strategies, collaborating with partners, and effectively managing reviews for all businesses. You won't want to miss this.

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