Once tasted, never forgotten. Following an amazing inaugural event in 2017, White Night 2018 returns to the streets and laneways of the beautiful regional city of Ballarat on Sunday 17 March 2018, from 7pm to 2am, Mon 18 March. Head to the Program of Events and start earmarking which event is going to be YOUR party town! Though 5 hours short of its sister city Melbourne's White Night in February, it's nonetheless going to be jam-packed with fun things to see and do.
A smash hit from last years White night, the Messenger is back with its tidings of peace and unity. Over 5 metres high and a wingspan of 6 metres, this is an awe-inspiring futuristic archangel that transcends nationality and religion to spread its message of love and compassion. It takes 8 talented puppeteers and performers that draw on light, colour, cross-cultural iconography and human diversity to act as a guardian of the night, that ensures a round of WOWs!
Flying back from the USA, be there to welcome the UKI: Utility Kinetic Insect (performance times to be advised) after its adventure at this years Burning Man and Global Eclipse Gathering, which brought the crowds to its knees in awe in Nevada and Oregon. This mutant insectoid with an exposed metallic exoskeleton and aerodynamic wings that span more than six metres, also appears in Melbourne, and is bound to sweep you off your feet with its majesty, as it moves with lifelike motion, responding to rhythmic music and light and welcoming interaction from passers-by.
While in Ballarat, whether you head out earlier in the day or stay overnight, discover this thriving hub through its contemporary arts, emerging food scene, renowned wineries and fascinating gold rush history with a heritage backdrop. Follow the Facebook Page of Ballarat White Night or its Facebook Event Page and keep up with the conversation for updates.