Mother Nature stars as snow melts, creeks and rivers roar, spring colours burst forth and locals proudly show off their gardens.
ABC gardening guru Angus Stewart will run workshops; Patrizia Simone of Simone's Restaurant (two chefs hats in The Age Good Food Guide 2009) will demonstrate her skills at the Herbs and Flowers Spring Luncheon ($45 a person). The Bright Art Gallery showcases handmade crafts, with quilters welcome at the Stitch and Quilt Exhibition tutorials.
Alpine wine tastings are popular, as is the huge Rotary street market. The Alpine Four Peaks Climb will shake off winter lethargy and there's bush poetry and local beers around open fires at the Bright Brewery.