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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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Izzy Losi and the Auracles - EP Fundraiser Launch

Izzy Losi and the Auracles - EP Fundraiser Launch

26 Sep 2015

Geelong

Geelong singer/songwriter Izzy Losi and her band the Auracles will be raising funds at Wintergarden Cafè Geelong, to help produce their brand new EP....

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Zac wild koala on tour in You Yangs

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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The Dirty Cowboy

The Dirty Cowboy

18 - 20 Sep 2015, 22 - 27 Sep 2015, 29 Sep - 3 Oct 2015

North Melbourne

From $20 - $25

A man, a bottle of whiskey, a guitar, and a memory of love. The event has already happened. the only thing he is waiting for is himself. Teeming with...

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Magnificat!

Magnificat - St. Patrick's Cathedral Choir

4 Oct 2015

Geelong

St. Patrick's Cathedral Choir, Melbourne, will present a concert of sacred choral and organ classics from Palestrina to Rutter. This program will...

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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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Long Lunch

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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