Festivals and Events Festivals and events take centre stage in Greater Shepparton throughout the year showcasing our talent, creativity, arts and culture and celebrating all that is great about the region. Major Festivals and Events Australian National Piano Award Acclaimed for its standard of international excellence, this biennial Award showcases some of Australia’s most brilliant emerging classical pianists over a week of solo recitals at Riverlinks Eastbank in Shepparton. Shepparton Festival Held annually in March, Shepparton Festival commissions, develops and presents a thrilling 2-week program of events encompassing performance, music, literature, visual arts and food, bringing people together from all walks of life to celebrate our vibrant creative community. Converge Festival Held annually during Shepparton Festival, Converge brings together food, culture and performances from Greater Shepparton’s Aboriginal and multicultural communities to celebrate the richness of our community. Goulburn Valley Country Music Festival A celebration of all things country, this sister event to the hugely successful Gippsland Country Festival takes place annually in Shepparton and features some of Australia’s best country musicians as well as the most exciting up-and-coming live acts. Community Festivals and Events Goulburn Vibes Goulburn Vibes showcases outstanding performers every year in an intimate setting among the rustic bushlands behind Victoria Park Lake. Pasifika Festival A spectacular annual celebration of Pacific Islander arts and culture, dedicated to sharing culture and empowering Pacific Islanders in Shepparton. Shepparton Albanian Harvest Festival Held annually each March in Shepparton to share traditional Albanian music, dance and culture, along with a fruit and vegetable market that offers produce grown and packed by local farmers. St. George’s Road Food Festival A mouth-watering annual festival of food from around the globe held in the St Georges Road multicultural food and shopping precinct. OUTintheOPEN Festival Shepparton’s long running annual celebration of LGBTIQA+ pride and community diversity. Tatura Rotary Community Art Show This annual art show held in the small town of Tatura, brings together a breathtaking showcase of talented artists with everything from watercolours and oils to acrylics and mixed media.