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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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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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Third Australian Wildlife Tourism Conference

29 Sep - 2 Oct 2015

Hamlyn Heights

Third Australian Wildlife Tourism Conference presents "Wildlife Tourism: a Force for Biodiversity Conservation and Local Economies?" Principal...

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Camperdown Show

The Camperdown Aussie Farmers Annual Show

10 Oct 2015

Camperdown

The Camperdown Aussie Farmers Annual Show will be held on Saturday 10th October 2015 with a full and exciting program for the whole family. The show...

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Drink Arts Food Torquay

10 - 11 Oct 2015

Torquay

From $20 - $89

Come to Torquay and get a little DAFT at Drink Arts Food Torquay, a weekend celebration of all things local in Torquay; art, music, products and...

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Bell Street Fiesta

Bell Street Fiesta

11 Oct 2015

Torquay

From $5 - $5

There is so much to do and see at Bells Street Fiesta, including free kids entertainment, skate ramp, some of the region's best produce, live bands...

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CopRice Cobden Spring Festival

CopRice Cobden Spring Festival

16 - 18 Oct 2015

Cobden

Come and visit a wonderful community celebration of Spring at the CopRice Cobden Spring Festival this October, 2015. More information on the live...

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Sheep Shearing Competition

Sheep Shearing Competition

17 Oct 2015

Moriac

The sixth annual sheep shearing competition is on again at Mt Moriac, after the community event's inaugural event in 2010. If you have already been...

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William Hill Geelong Cup 2015

William Hill Geelong Cup 2015

21 Oct 2015

Breakwater

From $30 - $30

William Hill Geelong Cup 2015 will be held in October at the Geelong Race Course. They have a variety of hospitality packages available. There will...

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Camperdown Cruise Rockabilly Weekend

The Camperdown Cruise Rockabilly Festival

22 - 25 Oct 2015

Camperdown

The 2015 Camperdown Cruise Rockabilly Festival is on Thursday 22nd October to Sunday 25th October along the historic tree lined main street of...

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Warrnambool Agricultural Show

30 - 31 Oct 2015

Warrnambool

The 162nd Annual Warrnambool Show, hosted by the Warrnambool Agricultural Society will be packed with lots to see and do. Enjoy the with competition...

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2014 Upwelling Festival

Upwelling Festival Portland

31 Oct 2015

Portland

The Upwelling Festival in Portland offers a fantastic and vibrant way for visitors and Portland locals to celebrate and showcase the unique...

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Toast to the Coast

Toast to the Coast 14 Year Anniversary

31 Oct - 1 Nov 2015

Geelong

From $40 - $40

Charge your glasses and Toast to the Coast; cool climate wines from The Bellarine and the Surf Coast, across to the Moorabool Valley and surrounds.

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Shipwreck Coast Golf Classic

Shipwreck Coast Golf Classic

7 - 8 Nov 2015

Warrnambool

From $90 - $90

The Warrnambool and Port Fairy Golf Clubs proudly present the 15th Shipwreck Coast Golf Classic over 36 holes. The Shipwreck Coast Classic is fast...

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Golden Plains Farmers' Market Sumptuous Luncheon 2015

7 Nov 2015

Bannockburn

From $120 - $120

The Golden Plains Farmers' Market invites you to indulge in its Sumptuous Luncheon with an exclusive banquet prepared by award winning chef, Matt...

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Point Lonsdale Market

13 Sep 2015, 11 Oct 2015, 8 Nov 2015

Point Lonsdale

The Point Lonsdale Market is one of the larger and more popular markets on the Bellarine Peninsula. The market features local produce from locally...

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Koroit Agricultural & Pastoral Show

14 Nov 2015

Koroit

Experience all the spectacle, excitement and fun of a country show including cattle competitions,horse events and art and craft competitions....

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Conserving Koala habitats in the Great Otway National Park

Conserving koala habitats in the Great Otway National Park

9 - 18 Sep 2015, 18 - 27 Nov 2015

Cape Otway

From $3,195 - $3,195

In the Great Otway National Park, the koala population have been increasing and destroying the native tree species. Earthwatch Australia is an...

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Noorat Show

Noorat Show

21 Nov 2015

Noorat

From $10 - $15

There is something for everyone at the Noorat Show, with over 30 different competitions on offer you won't be disappointed. See the Yard Dog Trials,...

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Rokewood

Rokewood Rodeo

21 Nov 2015

Rokewood

The Rokewood Rodeo & Country Festival are again hosting The Rokewood Rodeo at Elder Park in Rokewood in November. The rodeo will attract competitors...

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QMF 2014

Queenscliff Music Festival

27 - 29 Nov 2015

Queenscliff

The Queenscliff Music Festival (QMF) hits the shores of Queenscliff this November 27 to 29. An array of music guests to be announced in the coming...

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Geelong Revival Motoring Festival

Geelong Revival Motoring Festival

27 - 29 Nov 2015

Geelong

The Geelong Revival Motoring Festival will be back in 2015 bigger and better than ever. Held on Geelong's picturesque waterfront precinct on Friday...

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Terang

Terang Market

5 Sep 2015, 3 Oct 2015, 7 Nov 2015, 5 Dec 2015

Terang

Come along the first Saturday of each month to the Terang Market under beautiful avenues of oak, cottonwood poplars and plane trees. Enjoy a friendly...

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Camperdown Craft Market

Camperdown Craft Market

6 Sep 2015, 4 Oct 2015, 1 Nov 2015, 6 Dec 2015

Camperdown

Held on the historic avenue of Camperdown's Manifold Street, the Camperdown Craft Market is held on the first Sunday of each month. The market offers...

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Skipton

Skipton Market

12 Sep 2015, 10 Oct 2015, 14 Nov 2015, 12 Dec 2015

Skipton

The Skipton Market is conveniently located on the Glenelg Highway between Ballarat and Hamilton. Skipton is blessed with beautiful parks and gardens...

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Grand Afternoon Tea in the Grand Dining Room

Grand Afternoon Tea at the Vue Grand

27 Sep 2015, 11 Oct 2015, 22 Nov 2015, 6 Dec 2015

Queenscliff

From $65 - $65

It is said that class and style are things to be savoured, enjoyed and never rushed, so why not savour and enjoy your afternoon amongst the majestic...

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Bellarine Community Farmers' Market

Bellarine Community Farmers' Market

19 Sep 2015, 17 Oct 2015, 21 Nov 2015, 19 Dec 2015

Ocean Grove

The Bellarine Community Farmers' Market main aims is to bring together local farmers, growers, producers, community groups and passionate 'foodie'...

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Derrinallum Market

Derrinallum Market

18 Oct 2015, 15 Nov 2015, 20 Dec 2015

Derrinallum

The Derrinallum Market takes pride of place in the main street under the elms and has an average of 45 stalls with lots to offer. Vendors will be...

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Moyneyana Festival

Moyneyana Festival

24 Dec 2015 - 26 Jan 2016

Port Fairy

The Moyneyana Festival is in its 67th year and is known for its enduring tribute to community spirit. The festival runs over five weeks from...

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Queenscliff Market

27 Sep 2015, 25 Oct 2015, 29 Nov 2015, 27 Dec 2015

Queenscliff

Experience the true laid-back atmosphere at one of the hidden gems. Situated in picturesque Princess Park which is only a stone's throw from the...

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Bluestone Blues Lady

Bluestone Blues Festival

31 Dec 2015 - 1 Jan 2016

Murgheboluc

Bluestone Blues Festival is an event by the Sleepy Hollow Blues Club in partnership with Taste. See. Explore - Visit Golden Plains. Each year the...

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Lake School of Celtic Music

Lake School of Celtic Music - Koroit

2 Jan 2016

Koroit

Lake School of Celtic Music annual event where you learn to play Irish Music, learn Irish dance steps and sing Celtic songs. Learn to play Irish...

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Lorne Pier to Pub

Lorne Pier to Pub

9 Jan 2016

Lorne

Dive in with 5,000 other swimmers in the world's largest organised swim. Each year thousands of swimmers dive into a sea of history and race the 1. 2...

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Bells Bash Run

Bells Bash Cliff Run

15 Jan 2016

Jan Juc

The Bells Bash Cliff Run is a fun run/ walk or from Jan Juc Surf Life Saving Club along the cliff tops to Bells Beach and back. The course takes...

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Danger 1000 Start

Danger 1000 Ocean Swim

16 Jan 2016

Torquay

The Danger 1000 Ocean Swim at Point Danger (Torquay Front Beach) has become one of the biggest and most popular open water swims in Victoria. This...

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Festival of Sails Geelong

Festival of Sails

22 - 26 Jan 2016

Geelong

Join over 100,000 spectators on Geelong's waterfront this Australia Day weekend for five days of yacht racing, live music, fireworks and lots more.

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The Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race

The Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race

30 - 31 Jan 2016

Geelong

From $95 - $138

See Australia's Cadel Evans in full flight and take in spectacular coastal scenery on this elite one day cycle race. Leave early to grab a good spot.

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Sustainable Living Festival

Sustainable Living Festival

6 - 28 Feb 2016

Melbourne

The Sustainable Living Festival raises awareness and provides tools for change by showcasing leading solutions to the ecological and social...

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Commonwealth Championship Sheepdog Trials

8 - 14 Feb 2016

Port Fairy

From $5 - $5

The Commonwealth Championship Sheepdog Trials are open to all registered sheep dog workers throughout Australia. Novice, Open and Improver trials...

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Great Ocean rd cycle

Great Ocean Road Cycle

8 - 10 Feb 2016

Geelong

From $175 - $175

The Great Ocean Road cycle is an annual cycle tour that begins in Geelong Victoria and ends in Warrnambool. The Great Ocean Road is world renown for...

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Great Australian Beer Festival Geelong

Great Australian Beer Festival Geelong

13 Feb 2016

Breakwater

From $39.50 - $39.50

The Great Australian Beer Festival (GABF) is returning bigger and better in 2016. More brewers and brews from all around Australia, loads more space...

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