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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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Tour of the South West 2015

Tour of the South West 2015

2 - 3 May 2015

Wangoom

The Anchor Point Tour of the South West is an official fixture on the Cycling Victoria winter calendar and is one of ten events forming the Victorian...

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Warrnambool May Racing Carnival

Warrnambool May Racing Carnival

5 - 7 May 2015

Warrnambool

From $20 - $30

The TAB Warrnambool May Racing Carnival is the one of the best racing carnivals in Australia and the only one that is held over three consecutive...

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The Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis Tribute Show Tour at the Lighthouse Theatre

The Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis Tribute Show Tour at the Lighthouse Theatre

9 May 2015

Warrnambool

On their first Australian National Tour, direct from Las Vegas, Tom Stevens as Dean Martin and accompanying him Australia's very own Tony Lewis as...

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The Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis Tribute Show Tour at the Geelong Performing Arts Centre

The Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis Tribute Show Tour at the Geelong Performing Arts Centre

10 May 2015

Geelong

On their first Australian National Tour, direct from Las Vegas, Tom Stevens as Dean Martin and accompanying him Australia's very own Tony Lewis as...

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Athletes wind their way along stunning challenging course

Great Ocean Road Marathon

16 - 17 May 2015

Lorne

From $20 - $125

If only every marathon had views like this. Run, walk or ride along the rugged Great Ocean Road while looking out over the wild Southern Ocean.

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Good Beer Week

Good Beer Week

16 - 24 May 2015

Melbourne

Good Beer Week is a nine day celebration of all that's great about beer. Melbourne and Victoria play host to 250 events at 180 venues, featuring...

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Faulty Towers - the Dining Experience

29 May 2015

Queenscliff

From $120 - $120

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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Clarice Beckett Art Award 2015

Clarice Beckett Art Award 2015

5 - 7 Jun 2015

Casterton

The fourth Clarice Beckett Art Award will be held in June in Casterton, Victoria. From small beginnings, the Award is growing in recognition as a...

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National Celtic Festival

National Celtic Festival

5 - 8 Jun 2015

Portarlington

From $125 - $125

The National Celtic Festival is widely recognised as the premier Celtic festival in the southern hemisphere. With a reputation that grows each, this...

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Queenscliffe

Queenscliffe Bricks

20 - 21 Jun 2015

Point Lonsdale

From $6 - $10

Queenscliffe Bricks is a display of Lego models provided by the Melbourne Lego User Group and organised by the Rotary Club of Queenscliffe. 2015 is...

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Robert Burns Festival

Camperdown's Robert Burns Festival

26 - 28 Jun 2015

Camperdown

Following the blowing success that was the 2014 Robert Burns Festival, Camperdown and Corangamite Shire have now confirmed that the 2015 Camperdown...

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Taylor Henderson - Fun4Kids Festival 2014

Fun4Kids Festival

28 Jun - 4 Jul 2015

Warrnambool

Add some excitement to the winter school holidays and make sure you visit the award winning Fun4Kids Festival in Warrnambool. Set in a sprawling 2. 5...

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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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The Nymphs

Festival of Performing Arts, Lorne

28 - 30 Aug 2015

Lorne

From $85 - $85

The loveliest length of the Great Ocean Road will come alive for the 3rd Annual Lorne Festival of Performing Arts, hosted by Love Lorne and...

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Lorne Festival of Performing Arts

Lorne Festival of Performing Arts

28 - 30 Aug 2015

Lorne

Set against a stunning coastal backdrop where the waves lap at the shore, the streets of Lorne are about to come alive for three days and three...

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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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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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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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