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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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Fun4Kids Festival

Fun4Kids Festival

28 Jun - 4 Jul 2015

Warrnambool

Fun4Kids Festival is Australia's best children's festival made up over 80 live performances and an incredible array of kids activities throughout a...

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Sungold Junior Golf Tournament

Sungold Junior Golf Tournament

6 - 7 Jul 2015

Warrnambool

The Sungold Junior Golf Tournament is a premier junior tournament which includes the district championships. This tournament includes divisions for...

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Be amazed by Professor Brains onboard Searoad Ferries - Queenscliff

Be Amazed by Professor Brains Onboard Searoad Ferries - Queenscliff

7 Jul 2015

Queenscliff

From $66 - $66

Is it science or magic? Kids participate in their very own science experiments conducted by Professor Brains onboard Searoad Ferries. Super science...

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Searoad Ferries

Be Mesmerized by the Magic of Dazzling Dan onboard Searoad Ferries - Queenscliff

9 Jul 2015

Queenscliff

From $66 - $66

Dazzling Dan the Magic Man will trick and beguile you with his roving magic show. Suitable for all ages Enjoy free school holiday activities onboard...

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The National Youth Choir of Australia - 20th Anniversary Concert

The National Youth Choir of Australia - 20th Anniversary Concert

9 Jul 2015

Geelong

From $10 - $20

The National Youth Choir of Australia celebrates its 20th anniversary with special guests, The Australian Boys Choir. The concert features Benjamin...

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Wine Degustation Dinner - Austins & Co

Wine Degustation Dinner - Austins & Co

17 Jul 2015

Geelong

From $95 - $95

Austins & Co, Oakdene and Novotel Geelong present a six course wine degustation dinner. Featuring the cooking skills of Executive Chef, Joideep Dutt...

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

Jenny Watson - Creative Art Workshop

20 - 24 Jul 2015

Swan bay

From $550 - $550

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

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Bellarine Lighthouse Films

Bellarine Lighthouse Films

24 - 26 Jul 2015

Queenscliff

The fourth annual Bellarine Lighthouse Films Winter Program again promises a highly entertaining, thought provoking and indulgent festival including,...

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Rick Price

Rick Price Great Ocean Road Tour

25 Jul 2015

Geelong

Don't miss this rare opportunity to get up close and personal with one of Australia's most amazing talents when he performs at Geelong Performing...

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Chef Jesse Hughes

Chef's Table - Winter Lunch Series

5 Jul 2015, 12 Jul 2015, 2 Aug 2015, 9 Aug 2015

Queenscliff

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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Hakuna Matata Experience 2015 tour

Hakuna Matata Experience 2015 Tour

21 - 22 Aug 2015, 25 Aug 2015

Geelong

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

Warrnambool

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

Lorne

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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Geelong Cross Country Anglesea 8 kilometre Footrace

30 Aug 2015

Anglesea

On Sunday, 30 August 2015 the Geelong Cross Country Club will conduct a handicap race for runners 16 years and older starting near the Anglesea Surf...

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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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Vue Grand Hotel, Queenscliff

Grand Afternoon Tea at the Vue Grand

26 Jul 2015, 23 Aug 2015, 27 Sep 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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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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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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CopRice Cobden Spring Festival

CopRice Cobden Spring Festival

17 - 19 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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