ChillOut Festival Celebrates 25 Years Of Queer Country Pride

Join the campers, glampers and pampered as ChillOut Festival, March 10-14, 2022, takes the message of diversity and inclusion to the main streets of Daylesford and Hepburn Springs, Victoria Australia in 2022.

Everyone loves a parade, and ChillOut’s annual street parade is a brash and colorful celebration of queer country pride. There's also a selection of free and ticketed events including a bushwalk, art exhibition, pool party, garden party, foam party, Bush Dance, Tea Dance, and much, much more.

Things to do & see

The festival program is packed with activities, from games to golf, horse riding to high tea — but the twin towns of Daylesford and Hepburn Springs are worth exploring for their Australian country charm.

Nestled in the Central Highlands at the foot of the Great Dividing Range an hour or so from Melbourne - these towns are the perfect home for the ChillOut festival. The land around there contains some 80 per cent of Australia’s natural mineral springs, and over the years, this has brought about the development of some of the best local day spas and natural therapy centers, including the famous Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa. There is also a well-equipped gymnasium, as well as many health food outlets to cater for every dietary need, not to mention art galleries, wineries, bookshops and fascinating retail outlets (many of which are gay owned).


Daylesford and Hepburn Springs (the epicentre of ChillOut) are an easy drive from Melbourne, but why limit yourself to just a day stay? Stay, play and ChillOut all weekend! It's a long holiday weekend, and events continue through Monday. Check out your accommodation options here:

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