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Attend high profile festivals and community events across the Geelong and Bellarine region and enjoy everything from world-class cycling races and music festivals to fine wines, local delicacies and aerial acrobatics.

Blue skies, blue water

In Geelong see stunning aerobatics at the Australian International Airshow or watch colourful spinnakers fly on Corio Bay in Geelong during the Festival of Sails – Australia's largest regatta.

Race for the prize

Cyclists will love the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race, with its concept inspired by the prestigious Spring Classics of Europe. Get your lycra on and join in or watch from the sidelines as the race weaves its way across the peninsula from Geelong to Barwon Heads and then on down to Torquay and Bells Beach.

Festival fun

Cruise into Queenscliff in November for a rollicking weekend of music from local and international stars. Join over 100,000 people at Geelong's Pako Festa, a heady mix of international food, parades, folk dancing, workshops, exhibitions and loads of other free activities. June on the Bellarine Peninsula brings with it the National Celtic Festival, with all the colour and fun of Celtic dancing, music, drummers and pipers.

Surf, sun and seafood

Celebrate summer the Portarlington way at the Portarlington Mussel Festival, with fresh seafood and local wines, music and lots of fun for the kids. Sample the region's finest reds, whites and rosés at Toast to the Coast, held at wineries in The Bellarine, Moorabool Valley and the Surfcoast.


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May Madness at Mr Grubb - $1 Oysters

May Madness has come to Oakdene, with the cafe Mr Grubb at Oakdene offering oysters for only $1 per oyster. Served with a range of condiments, these...

Until 31 May 2017



This selection of contemporary prints, acquired through recent presentations of the Gallery’s Geelong acquisitive print awards, recognises the...

Until 16 Jul 2017


Still life painting — Adam Pyett

This survey exhibition of works spanning over ten years charts Adam Pyett’s long-standing interest in the still life genre. Mining traditional...

Until 16 Jul 2017


Bellarine Secondary Music Students at Queenscliff Brewhouse

Every Wednesday from 7:00 to 9:00pm, Year 11 and 12 Bellarine Secondary music students are performing at the Queenscliff Brewhouse. Support the local...

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Musical Mornings - Ian Stenlake

Australian musical theatre and television star Ian Stenlake makes a welcome return to GPAC with this new show. Well known for his many television...

31 May - 1 Jun 2017

Food & wine

Terindah Estate Winter Cooking Class Series

The Winter Cooking Class series is back at Terindah Estate. Beginning in June, you are invited to take part in an interactive and relaxed cooking...

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Geelong Cats v Adelaide Crows

Come see Geelong Cats and the Adelaide Crows play against each other in another Friday night blockbuster under lights in Geelong. Bring the whole...

2 Jun 2017


Wildlife of Gondwana: Beasts of the Great Southern Supercontinent

The National Wool Museum welcomes some of the most unusual dinosaurs to have ever roamed the planet and they are all from our own backyard. Meet...

2 Jun 2017
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Plays & musicals


Coranderrk is about what might have been. At a Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry in 1881, the men and women of the Coranderrk Aboriginal Reserve went...

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World Cider Day Celebration at Flying Brick Cider House

Flying Brick Cider House are ready to celebrate World Cider Day, Saturday June 3 from 11am to 9pm. Get your party boots on for a day of fabulous...

3 Jun 2017

Produce markets

Golden Plains Farmers' Market

Held on the first Saturday of every month the Golden Plains Farmers’ Market, located in Bannockburn, is an award winning, authentic farmers' market...

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DJ Matt Mclean - Free Dance Party

Get on your dancing shoes. DJ Matt Mclean will be playing some funky soul retro sounds. Whether you are looking for amazing craft beers, delicious...

3 Jun 2017

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Unwind at a beachfront bar or lively pub in downtown Geelong, hop aboard the Blues Train in Queenscliff or get your sporting fix.

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Take a joy ride flight, an invigorating bushwalk, or head into winery country. Choose one of many of tours celebrating the region's natural beauty.

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Art and culture

Wander through galleries and artist studios, check out public artworks, and delve into the local history at villages up and down the peninsula.

Food & wine

Bellarine Taste Trail

Treat your tastebuds to the best of the Bellarine Peninsula. Savour the local flavours at wineries, farmgates, provedores, restaurants, cafes and more.