ChillOut Festival (Daylesford) (Vic) – Held on the Labour Day Weekend in early March, the ChillOut Festival in Daylesford, one hour north of Melbourne, is one of the largest and longest-running Queer Pride events in regional Australia. Mar 9-13, 2017
From humble beginnings, ChillOut has grown to become the biggest and longest-running Country Queer Pride event in regional Australia, and the largest festival in Hepburn Shire. While events in the capital cities might be a lot bigger, ChillOut retains a relaxed, down-to-earth atmosphere with plenty of opportunities to let your hair down, and has found a special place in the hearts of gay men and lesbians across Australia – and the world
ChillOut began as an annual festival of the Springs Connection, a local gay and lesbian business group in Daylesford. The first festival was staged in 1997 and each year the festival has been hosted over the Victorian Labour Day long weekend in March.
ChillOut is a not-for-profit community-based organization dedicated to celebrating gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer pride within the unique setting of regional Victoria. We’re about building community, celebrating diversity, and sharing our love for this beautiful part of Australia while helping raise money every year for a dedicated worthy cause.
To engage with all members of the LBGTI community and to take that community to a wider audience.
To provide a conduit for expression and celebration of the LGBTI community through the presentation of events and festivals across the year and across the region. These events will:
• Maximize broad community involvement in the Daylesford, Hepburn and regional areas
• Assist in the economic growth of the region through tourism and promotion
• Be responsive to the changing LGBTI community demographics
• Encourage and plan for excellence in performance, arts and event delivery
• Be inclusive while addressing the needs of individual community and cultural groups
To advocate in the region for LGBTI inclusion, overcoming the isolation of the community by showcasing the best of the community.
To ensure ChillOut’s future development, viability, and long-term sustainability.
To attract positive and responsive promotion for the region, the LGBTI community and the events which we present.
Seasons of Pride is pleased to present the Gay Pride or LGBTQ Pride Calendar for 2017. You will find Gay Pride events, LGBT Film Festivals, and the Gay Travel Events like Gay Ski Weeks. We do our best to try and keep up with all the events, but sometimes we miss one or two.
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