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Events

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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Alana Conway - Acoustic Sessions

Alana Conway - Acoustic Sessions at Port Fairy Lecture Hall

5 Sep 2015

Port Fairy

Join Australian Singer and Harpist Alana Conway in her new show Acoustic Sessions on her Town Hall Tour throughout Victoria this year. Performing...

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Dads Go Free at Otway Fly Treetop Adventures this Father’s Day

Dads Go Free at Otway Fly Treetop Adventures this Father’s Day

6 Sep 2015

Weeaproinah

Dads Go Free at Otway Fly Treetop Adventures this Father's Day, Sunday 6 September, 2015. To help celebrate Father's Day on Sunday 6 September, dads...

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Home to Home Digital Story Exhibition

8 - 15 Sep 2015

Geelong

Twenty-two powerful stories will uncover the hidden lives of young Australians with disability living in nursing homes because there is simply...

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Professor Tim Flannery

Word for Word Festival 2015

11 - 13 Sep 2015

Geelong

From $15 - $20

The Word for Word National Non-fiction Festival will be held at Deakin University's stunning Waterfront campus from September 11 to 13, 2015....

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Melbourne International Film Festival Travelling Showcase Geelong

11 - 12 Sep 2015

Geelong

From $10 - $60

MIFF2015 may be over but the MIFF Travelling Showcase rolls on. After a successful re-launch last year, MIFF are thrilled to once again be presenting...

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Heart & Soul at 360Q

Heart & Soul at 360Q

12 Sep 2015

Queenscliff

Join 360Q for a night of Heart & Soul, featuring the Sweethearts, plus a three course dinner. Sweethearts are the present and future of soul music....

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Wiggle Amy’s Gran Fondo

Wiggle Amy’s Gran Fondo

13 Sep 2015

Lorne

Wiggle Amy's Gran Fondo is your once-a-year opportunity to experience the thrill and safety of riding the fully closed Great Ocean Road. Held in...

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Wiggle Amy's Gran Fondo

Wiggle Amy's Gran Fondo

13 Sep 2015

Lorne

Wiggle Amy's Gran Fondo is your once-a-year opportunity to experience the thrill and safety of riding the fully closed Great Ocean Road. Held in...

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Surf Coast Century

Surf Coast Century

19 Sep 2015

Anglesea

100 or 50 kilometres - the Surf Coast Century is fast becoming one of the Southern Hemisphere's must-do trail run ultra events. Imagine running at...

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Warrnambool Undercover Market

6 Sep 2015, 13 Sep 2015, 20 Sep 2015

Warrnambool

Come and explore the original undercover weekly market. Open every Sunday at the Warrnambool Showgrounds, Koroit Street, Warrnambool. Browse through...

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