Saturday 2 July | 4pm - 9pm

Brew & Bite Opening Night

WHERE: Winter Playground, Kings Parade 

We kick off the fun each year with a great Opening Night.

Starting from 4pm, join in the fun with ice skating, carnival rides, roving street performers on stilts and live music to get you dancing in the street.

Be there as we turn on the lights for the first on the newly renovated Bathurst Court House with the Opening Ceremony at 5:45pm.

A special Smoking Ceremony will take place at Keystone thanks to our Wiradyuri and First Nations Elders.

Indulge in delicious food served up by:

All Flossed Out
Carousel Café
The Cheesecake Co
Crepe Lovers
Epic Wedges
I Love Churros
I Love Corn
Little Vintage Blends
Mr Fish & Chips
Paddock to Plate (Woodfired Pizza)
Robi's Kitchen - J Thankavel
Lets Do Yum Cha
Rolling Schnitzel
Saffron Indian
Swirl & Dip
Twisted Chip Orange

Enjoy mulled wine, cider and brews from:

Badlands Brewery
Bathurst Grange Distillery
Bellbrook Friends Wines
Pioneer Brewing
Renzaglia Wines
Small Acres Cider

Live Entertainment:

4:00 - 5:45pm: Ska Ramouche

6:30pm - 9:00pm: Barabbas

WHERE: Tremain’s Mill

In addition to the event in Kings Parade, Tremain’s Mill will be another hot spot for locals wanting to enjoy light, film, music, art and enjoy a lantern parade.

Immerse yourself into the arts and culture of Bathurst at Tremain’s Mill with the FAST CARS Lantern Parade and drum circle, live music, a mini film festival, mulled wine and delicious food. This magical event features a stunning collaboration between local artist Nicole Welch and, Leanna Carr-Smith Wiradyuri Elder Wirribee, Kate Smith and drummer Rob Shannon, showcasing their works from 5pm.

Food and wine to tantalise your tastebuds:

Smoking Brothers Catering
The Original Fairy Floss Company
Renzaglia Wines
Cosmo Brewing

Live Music by Charlotte Twistle & Lauren Cant
5pm - 6pm, then 7.45pm - 9pm

This event is supported by a Regional Arts Fund Accelerator Grant + Arts OutWest and Local Stages at BMEC.

Community Lantern Making and Procession
Workshop: 12noon - 4pm | Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre (BMEC)
Lantern Procession: 6.30 - 7.30pm | Tremain's Mill

Learn how to make beautiful, awe-spiring lanterns and giant puppets in one afternoon with Ikara Celebratory Events.

Join the LANTERN PARADE with your hand-made lantern at Tremain’s Mills as part of Bathurst’s Winter Festival after the workshop and light up the night!

It's FREE and ALL ages are welcome. No experience necessary.

Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (02) 6333 6161

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Opening Night is proudly supported by Armada Bathurst

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