Summer Activities

Summer in Harrietville is seriously rejuvenating. This is definitely one of the peak times to visit our region. The enviable alpine climate and long leisurely days are ideal for adventurous holidays and fantastic outdoor living.

The abundance of events including markets, cycle races, rallies, and much more, there is always going to be something exciting, or something relaxing to do when you visit Harrietville.

Officially 1 December to 28 February – daytime temperatures hover between 25° - 35°C. In the evenings cooler mountain air descends on the valley allowing for comfortable evenings around a barbeque or getting a good night sleep. Early mornings and long days provide plenty of time for play.

It's not all about trying paragliding, downhill mountain biking and white water rafting. Harrietville happily lends itself to everyone's idea of fun and there are plenty of laughs to be had around a game of Bocce in the gardens of Casbak or an invigorating sauna and then swim under the stars.

Summertime is also high season for the region's many stunning walking tracks up and around Mt Feathertop or Mt Hotham.

Summer events in the Alpine region include:-

Early December Every Year SP-Ausnet Tour Of Bright Cycle Race
Mid December Every Year Bright Art Gallery Christmas Carols
Late December Great Alpine Road Rally - Dinner Plain
December 24th Bright Sound Shell - Christmas Carols
Third Saturday in December Bright Market, Bright Community Center, Railway Avenue 9am to 1pm
From December 26th Mt Buffalo National Park Summer Activities Program. Contact 13 19 63
January 2nd Drive in movies at Pioneer Park, Bright. Open 7:30pm
January 7th Twilight Market Bright, Railway Avenue 3pm to 8pm
Mid to Late January Bright Student Art Gallery
Mid January Harrietville Historical Society Bush Market
Mid January Weekend Alpine Valleys Gourmet Weekend
3rd Saturday In January Bright Market, Bright Community Center, Railway Avenue 9am to 1pm
January 23rd to 26th Wandiligong Book Fair
Late January Australia Day Weekend Market
Mid January onwards Semaine Federale, Bonjour Bright, and Audax Alpine Classic. Riding the Great Alpine Valleys and high country.
February Bright Paragliding Championships
February Harrietville Italian Night - Held at Feathertop Chalet
3rd Saturday in February Bright Market, Bright Community Center, Railway Avenue