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From world-class surfing and ocean swims to folk music and wine, the Great Ocean Road region hosts a diverse range of festivals and events.

On the peninsula
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. On the Bellarine Peninsula take in the best in Australian blues, rock, pop, funk and jazz music at the Queenscliff Music Festival in November.

Down the coast
Bells Beach is home to the Rip Curl Pro, the world's longest running professional surfing event and one of the most sought after titles on the World Championship Tour. Not content being a spectator? Get amongst the 4,000 people taking part in the Lorne Pier to Pub, the world's largest open water swim, or test your stamina on the gruelling Surf Coast Century course. Cyclists will love the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race, with its concept inspired by the prestigious Spring Classics of Europe.

Feel the beat
Get musical in March at the Port Fairy Folk Festival – a four-day celebration of folk, blues, jazz and country music or land in Queenscliff in November for a big weekend of music by local and international stars. Check out Pako Festa and join over 100,000 people for a smorgesboard of food, folk dancing, parades, workshops, exhibitions and free activities. Visit the Bellarine Peninsula in June for the National Celtic Festival, boasting all the magic of Celtic music, dancing, pipers and drummers. 

Something for the foodies
Summer in Portarlington brings the Portarlington Mussel Festival, with food and wine, music and lots of fun for the kids. Prefer something more grown-up? Celebrate the best of the region at Toast to the Coast, held at wineries in The Bellarine, Moorabool Valley and the Surfcoast.

Highlights

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VAP PORTLAND

The Virtual Arboretum Project Portland

28 Mar 2015 - 1 Jun 2020

Portland

The Virtual Arboretum Project is a virtual artistic pathway linking regions across Australia. The very first pilot of this artist led project is in...

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Fly Away Peter:  A Festival of Music in Geelong's Churches

Fly Away Peter: A Festival of Music in Geelong's Churches

1 - 3 May 2015

Geelong

Music at the Basilica's annual music festival 2015 commemorates the centenary of World War 1 and ANZAC with Fly Away Peter: A Festival of Music in...

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High Tea Appeal - Stop Family Violence

1 - 31 May 2015

Kensington

Have a High Tea to raise funds to stop family violence. This May Victorians have the chance to host a high tea and help change a woman's life by...

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Tour of the South West 2015

Tour of the South West 2015

2 - 3 May 2015

Wangoom

The Anchor Point Tour of the South West is an official fixture on the Cycling Victoria winter calendar and is one of ten events forming the Victorian...

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Warrnambool May Racing Carnival

Warrnambool May Racing Carnival

5 - 7 May 2015

Warrnambool

From $20 - $30

The TAB Warrnambool May Racing Carnival is the one of the best racing carnivals in Australia and the only one that is held over three consecutive...

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The Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis Tribute Show Tour at the Lighthouse Theatre

The Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis Tribute Show Tour at the Lighthouse Theatre

9 May 2015

Warrnambool

On their first Australian National Tour, direct from Las Vegas, Tom Stevens as Dean Martin and accompanying him Australia's very own Tony Lewis as...

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The Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis Tribute Show Tour at the Geelong Performing Arts Centre

The Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis Tribute Show Tour at the Geelong Performing Arts Centre

10 May 2015

Geelong

On their first Australian National Tour, direct from Las Vegas, Tom Stevens as Dean Martin and accompanying him Australia's very own Tony Lewis as...

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Athletes wind their way along stunning challenging course

Great Ocean Road Marathon

16 - 17 May 2015

Lorne

From $20 - $125

If only every marathon had views like this. Run, walk or ride along the rugged Great Ocean Road while looking out over the wild Southern Ocean.

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Good Beer Week

Good Beer Week

16 - 24 May 2015

Melbourne

Good Beer Week is a nine day celebration of all that's great about beer. Melbourne and Victoria play host to 250 events at 180 venues, featuring...

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Blackman's & Camden Town's Collaboration Street Food Degustation

Blackman's & Camden Town's Collaboration Street Food Degustation

16 May 2015

Torquay

From $75 - $75

Blackman's Brewery's Renn is tapping into his time that was well spent at Camden Town Brewery, he's invited the London lads over to Torquay to brew a...

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