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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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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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Faulty Towers - the Dining Experience

10 Jul 2015, 21 Aug 2015, 25 Sep 2015, 6 Nov 2015

Queenscliff

From $130 - $130

Be abused by Basil, amused by Manuel and charmed by Sybil as the cast perform this fabulous, hilarious and truly chaotic show amongst the restaurant...

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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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Point Lonsdale Market

12 Jul 2015, 9 Aug 2015, 13 Sep 2015, 11 Oct 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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Geelong Revival Motoring Festival

Geelong Revival Motoring Festival

27 - 29 Nov 2015

Geelong

From $10 - $10

The Geelong Revival Motoring Festival run over two days and is based around a quarter mile single car drag race (sprint) on a curved public road. The...

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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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Terang

Terang Market

1 Aug 2015, 5 Sep 2015, 3 Oct 2015, 7 Nov 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

2 Aug 2015, 6 Sep 2015, 4 Oct 2015, 1 Nov 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

11 Jul 2015, 8 Aug 2015, 12 Sep 2015, 10 Oct 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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Bellarine Community Farmers' Market

Bellarine Community Farmers' Market

18 Jul 2015, 15 Aug 2015, 19 Sep 2015, 17 Oct 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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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 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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