International Airshow, Avalon, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia
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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.


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Chef Jesse Hughes

Chef's Table - Winter Lunch Series

9 Aug 2015


The talented Vue Grand chefs are taking some time over the winter months to play with ideas, work on some old menu favourites and get creative with...

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Jenny Watson, 'He'll be my mirror', 2013,

Jenny Watson - Creative Art Workshop

11 - 14 Aug 2015

Swan bay

From $440 - $440

Kiltynane Wines are extremely privileged to be conducting a Creative Art Workshop, with acclaimed Australian contemporary artist Jenny Watson. The...

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Kiltynane Wines - Bellarine Peninsula

Create Your Own Organic Edible Garden Workshop

15 Aug 2015

Swan bay

From $35 - $35

Visit Basils Farm, the home of Kiltynane Wines on the shores of Swan Bay (Bellarine Peninsula), for a pre-spring gardening workshop. They are...

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15 Aug 2015

Waurn Ponds

TEDxDeakinUni celebrates the amplitude of pervasiveness. Everything that unites and transforms has the quality of traversing across boundaries. Winds...

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Artist - Veronica McDonald

Surf Coast Arts Trail 2015

15 - 16 Aug 2015


Come and meet local artists in their private studios, galleries and creative venues for The Surf Coast Arts Trail 2015. Make a weekend of it! With 44...

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Last Afternoon of the Proms

Last Afternoon of the Proms

16 Aug 2015


The Geelong Chorale conducted by Allister Cox will present a program of songs and anthems from the British Isles. Come and hear old favourites such...

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Kenneth Jack - Metropolis Gallery

Kenneth Jack - Artist at Home and Abroad

14 - 15 Aug 2015, 17 - 22 Aug 2015, 24 - 29 Aug 2015


Join Metropolis Gallery on opening night, Friday 14 August 6:00 to 8:00pm, for Kenneth Jack - Artist at Home and Abroad. Kenneth Jack's passion for...

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Hakuna Matata Experience 2015 tour

Hakuna Matata Experience 2015 Tour

21 - 22 Aug 2015, 25 Aug 2015


St Johns College Zimbabwe present the Hakuna Matata Experience 2015 Tour. The College's multi award winning music department is touring Victoria. The...

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The Best of British with Alexander Sitkovetsky and ACO2

The Best of British with Alexander Sitkovetsky and ACO2

27 Aug 2015


The Australian Chamber Orchestra presents 'The Best of British' performed by ACO2 and starring international director and violinist Alexander...

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Djuki Mala

Lorne Arts Festival

28 - 30 Aug 2015


From $20 - $85

The Lorne Arts Festival has announced its line-up for 2015, a kaleidoscope of the best in arts by the seaside Now in its fifth year, the winter time...

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