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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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Jazz

Hot Club Swing

The finest in French Gypsy Swing. Music from the heady days of 1930’s Paris, featuring a violinist and French vocals and an all string band playing...

29 Jul 2017

Festivals

Tastes of Central Geelong

Indulge your senses at Tastes of Central Geelong – it’s a 24 day festival of food, flavours and fun. Held in various locations throughout Central...

Until 30 Jul 2017

Exhibitions

Scarf Festival 2017: Galaxies

Scarf Festival is the National Wool Museum's annual celebration of all things scarf. The Scarf Festival 2017 theme is Galaxies: a textile journey to...

Until 27 Aug 2017

Community

Tales of Queenscliff Harbour

Help to chronicle the many stories of Queenscliff Harbour with your camera. It moods, its activities and the many stories that happen daily. Winter...

Until 1 Sep 2017

Community

Tales of Queenscliff Harbour Photographic Competition

Chronicle the many stories of Queenscliff Harbour with your camera. It moods, its activities and the many stories that happen daily. Winter is a...

Until 1 Sep 2017

Festivals

Great Australian Beer Festival Geelong

The sixth annual Great Australian Beer Festival returns to the Geelong Racecourse. Over 200 Australian and International beers and ciders, along with...

17 Feb 2018

Dining

Christmas in July - Marty @ Oakdene

Celebrate Christmas in July with the award winning Marty @ Oakdene restaurant team. Indulge in a month of exceptional Sunday Lunch dining, designed...

30 Jul 2017

Makers markets

Piccadilly Market

Piccadilly is an indoor artisans market located on the Geelong Waterfront showcasing over 80 stalls of beautiful jewellery, adults and children’s...

30 Jul 2017
2 Dec 2017
3 Dec 2017

Contemporary

Blues Musician Chris Wilson - Free Live Music

Come and join in with one of Australia's best blues musicians who plays harmonica, saxophone, guitar and vocals. Chris Wilson never disappoints with...

30 Jul 2017
27 Aug 2017

Dining

Sunday Roast Special at 360Q

Winter is coming, and 360Q are warming up the kitchens with their super-cosy Sunday night roast dinners just like mum used to make. The team at 360Q...

30 Jul 2017
6 Aug 2017
13 Aug 2017
20 Aug 2017

Makers markets

South Geelong Farm and Yarn Market

The South Geelong Farm and Yarn Markets is a collaboration between South Geelong Farmers Market and local and regional craft people and Artisans....

30 Jul 2017

Contemporary

A Tribute to Bing Crosby

Harry Lillis ‘Bing’ Crosby was arguably the most popular recording artist of the 20th Century. White Christmas and Silent Night still top sales...

2 - 3 Aug 2017
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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.

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Entertainment

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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Tours

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.

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.