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2019 Full Frolic Festival Trailer with program details

The time has come to reveal our full 2019 Ballarat Frolic Festival trailer! So we may have been a little cheeky when we said there were clues in the teaser trailer. There wasn’t really… except for the dates 🤣 But there’s definitely some obvious clues in our full trailer with some of our key events highlighted. 😝 Our…


Meet the other Jay in our next Frolic Volunteer profile!

Jay is the next volunteer we are profiling as part of our Frolic Festival profiles. No, you’re not seeing a double post! This is the OTHER Jay that volunteers with Frolic. Jay joined the Frolic Volunteers just before last year’s festival and is on our Art Show Working Group. Read our interview with her below.…


The countdown has begun!

The countdown until our full 2019 Frolic Festival program launches and ticket sales open has started! We’re super proud of the program we’ve put together this year. We hope you love it as much as we do. Our full program will be revealed and ticket sales will open THIS coming weekend. Before then, look our…

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Ballarat Queer History Exhibition and NEW video!

Earlier this year 632 people engaged with our Ballarat Heritage Weekend exhibition and 78 people took our Ballarat queer history tours! Watch this video by the very talented Akasha Temple to find out more about our Exhibition and Frolic Festival. This November our history exhibition from Heritage Weekend will be on display in Lucas at…

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Another special event announcement!

This year we’re partnering with the Art Gallery of Ballarat to bring you a very special event – Queering the Gallery with Frolic! Featuring Lance DeBoyle and special appearances by Gabriella Labucci, it’s going to be an event not to be missed! Did we mention there’s super limited tickets?! Don’t miss out… Find out more info by…

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Meet Jay in our next Frolic Volunteer profile!

Jay is the next volunteer we are profiling as part of our Frolic Festival profiles. Jay joined Frolic the beginning of last year and sits on our Committee of Management. Read our interview with him below. Preferred first name: Jay Pronouns: He, his How do you identify? Gay and queer Your role: Director of Media and Communications What…

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Looking for cabaret performers!

Yes, Frolic Cabaret will be making its return to the 2019 Frolic Festival. After a very successful sold out run as part of Ballarat Winter Festival we’re bringing it back for one night only! The great thing about our Frolic Cabaret is that we keep it fresh – with singers, drag artists, circus, and burlesque…

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Share our Teaser Trailer and win!

What have you got planned for the weekend? Personally, we’re watching this Frolic teaser trailer over and over again to pick up the secret hidden clues as to what expect. 🤔 Check it out for yourself below. Want to win some tickets to our Frolic Warm Up event at No Lights, No Lycra announced earlier…

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Come out, come out for our Frolic WARM UP event!

Come out, come out, wherever you are! This year we have a SPECIAL event happening a few days before the Frolic Festival. Consider it a festival WARM UP where you can meet your Ballarat Frolic Festival BFF before the main festival. That way, you’ll always have someone to go to a Frolic event with. Last…


EOIs open for a stall at Frolic Carnival Day

Are you a local business or community group that’d be interested in having a stall at the 2019 Frolic Carnival Day? We’re seeking Expressions of Interest from groups wanting a stall space. What you need to know The Carnival is on Saturday November 9 from noon to 4pm at Alfred Deakin Place. The day will…

Volunteer Max

Meet Max, Frolic volunteer

Frolic Volunteer Profile – Max Max (and Maxene!) are an absolute delight and unmissable whether down the street, at an event, or in a parade. Max joined us earlier this year after attending one of our Frolic Volunteer information sessions. Always an ideas man, he keeps us on our toes with the grandiose ideas he…

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Frolic Festival Announcement

The Ballarat Frolic Festival Committee of Management would like to announce that committee member Melissa ‘Mel’ Whitaker has decided to step down from her role on the committee. We want to thank Mel for all the work she’s done over the past couple of years – first as a volunteer with the organisation and then…