Ballarat’s inaugural Ballarat Laneways: Local and Live continues to party on like there is no tomorrow. For those thinking of a day trip, this is as good a reason as any to pack up the car and forget about the winter blues. Taking place in Alfred Deakin Place, Police Lane and the George Hotel Laneway, the event combines interactive and immersive light installations by local artists Beth Lamont, Damien Orriss, Diokno Pasilan and Saeed Salimpour, while Friday evenings provide live music performances. Ballarat Laneways: Local and Live finishes up on August 2, so you don’t have much time to think about things. Hit up visitballarat.com.au/winterlude for further information.