Monday, January 24, 2022

Ballarat backs CBD summer of recovery

City of Ballarat Council has allocated funding to support the economic recovery of key industry sectors over the warmer months. 

Ballarat Mayor, Daniel Moloney said a key element to the economic recovery would be a series of outdoor creative performances and activations focused on the Ballarat CBD during summer and early autumn. 

These include: 

Boom Box:  

Get down to the Ballarat Boom Box – which is a gigantic cube for artists to perform in – and get your boogie on to some of the best local live music. From rock’n’roll to RnB, there is something for all tastes in this free series of performances.  

Sturt Street– Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from Thursday 20 January until Sunday 6 February 2022, 5pm – 8pm. 

Stay tuned for the March and April locations.

Pop-Up Park: 

Enjoy summer in the city at Ballarat’s very own Pop-Up Park.  

Pull up a deck chair and watch summer sports and movies on the big screen. 

Dance along to a Zumba class.  

Be entertained by a variety of live performances on stage, including music, comedy, roving performers and more.

The free, family fun program runs for January at Alfred Deakin Place, Camp Street Ballarat.  

Daily from 11am until 10pm from Friday 14 January until Sunday 30 January 2022.  

Ballarat Laneways: 

This summer, wander Ballarat’s laneways and discover new colourful street art and light installations.  

Hop Lane, Police Lane and McKenzie Street, Ballarat CBD.  

From Monday 17 January until Sunday 27 February 2022.  

For more information on all these summer activations, visit 

“The City of Ballarat is excited to deliver this event for our community, immersing locals in a uniquely Ballarat experience,” Mayor Moloney said. 

“We are also proud to support and empower our creative community through active collaboration, under the Creative Cities Strategy. 

“We are trying hard to help reactivate many of our sectors through the warmer months, particularly through fun activations for the family. 

“These activations will also support the economic recovery of local businesses by attracting customers into the CBD, encouraging them to stay longer and spend more.” 

Event Program links: 

Pop Up Park

Boom Box


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