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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.

Water world
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.

Feel the beat
Get musical in March and attend the Port Fairy Folk Festival with international and national artists performing in a four-day celebration of folk, blues, jazz and country music, alternatively check out the smaller, more intimate Apollo Bay Music Festival.

Highlights

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Dinosaurs in the Otways

18 Mar - 30 Apr 2014

Cape Otway

Leaellynasaura, this amazing little dinosaur is currently back on her stomping ground. Discovered during digs in in this region during the eighties...

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Rip Curl Pro

16 - 27 Apr 2014

Bells Beach

Surf's up at Bells Beach every Easter, when the world's top ranked surfers carve up the waves and compete for the most sought after trophy in surfing.

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Easter Egg Trail

Easter Fun Day at Barwon Park

20 Apr 2014

Winchelsea

From $9 - $35

Take part in the egg hunts, explore the open houses, pack a picnic or why not treat yourself to some delicious treats from the food market at the...

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Ride for Recovery Route

Ride for Recovery

21 - 27 Apr 2014

Melbourne

Are you looking for a challenge? Spending a week with other cycling enthusiasts? Then join the Ride For Recovery over seven days, approximately 1,000...

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Geelong Half Marathon

Geelong Half Marathon

27 Apr 2014

South Geelong

From $30 - $50

The Geelong Half Marathon is run over a scenic course on the pathways bordering the Barwon River in Geelong. The race is held on the 27th April,...

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Giant Odyssey Mountain Bike Marathon

27 Apr 2014

Torquay

The Giant Odyssey is the pinnacle mountain bike marathon in Australia with challenging, scenic, fun and flowing mountain bike courses across the...

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Warrnambool May Racing Carnival

Warrnambool May Racing Carnival

29 Apr - 1 May 2014

Warrnambool

The Warrnambool Racing Club is the home of the internationally acclaimed Wheelie Waste Grand Annual Steeplechase. The Warrnambool Racing Club...

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Victorian Longboard Titles

Be The Influence Victorian Longboard Titles - Round One

3 - 4 May 2014

Ocean Grove

The 2014 Be The Influence Victorian Longboard titles presented by HIF showcases the best Longboard talent from around the state. There will be...

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Progressive Farmers Market

Progressive Farmers Market at Timboon Distillery

11 May 2014

Timboon

Every second Sunday of the month, the Progressive Farmers Markets is set up in the rustic rural towns of Cobden, Timboon or Simpson. Timboon markets...

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Great Ocean Road Marathon – Kids Gallop

17 May 2014

Apollo Bay

From $20 - $20

Part of Australia's most stunning marathon, the Great Ocean Road Marathon, is the Kid's Gallop, a 1. 5km run open to all children under the age of 13...

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Victorian Longboard Titles

Be The Influence Victorian Longboard Titles - Round Two

17 - 18 May 2014

Torquay

Come down to Point Impossible for a day of Long boarding as Round two of the Be The Influence Victorian Longboard Titles takes over the beach....

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Sip and Savour- a Standing Degustation

17 May 2014

Geelong

From $95 - $95

Ignite your senses, with six craft beers paired with delightful culinary combinations by Jesse Hughes of the Vue Grand. A slash of cabaret, hilarious...

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Great Ocean Road International Marathon

17 - 18 May 2014

Lorne

From $110 - $110

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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Carlton vs Adelaide, Australian Football League. Courtesy of AFL Media

Round 10 – AFL

23 - 25 May 2014

East Melbourne

Barrack hard as your team hits round 10 of the AFL Premiership Season, at the MCG and Etihad Stadium in Melbourne and Simonds Stadium in Geelong.

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The Blues Train - Blues & Brews

24 May 2014

Queenscliff

From $95 - $95

Australia's most unique music venue, The Blues Train, is hosting Blues & Brews. One steam train, four carriages, 208 people, meal, show and...

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Brews with a Vue

25 May 2014

Queenscliff

From $55 - $55

Brews with a Vue is one of the exciting regional events for Good Beer Week. The event features a lazy Sunday afternoon on the stunning Vue Grand...

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Australian Indigenous Surfing Titles

25 - 31 May 2014

Bells Beach

Surfing Victoria will again be hosting the Australian Indigenous Surfing Titles. The event will run from Sunday, 25th to Saturday, 31st May 2014 and...

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Australian Indigenous Surfing Titles - Open Men

25 - 30 May 2014

Jan Juc

Surfing Victoria will again be hosting the 2014 Australian Indigenous Surfing Titles at Bells Beach, Victoria. The event waiting period is Monday...

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Australian Indigenous Surfing Titles - Open Women & Men's Masters

25 - 30 May 2014

Jan Juc

Surfing Victoria will again be hosting the 2014 Australian Indigenous Surfing Titles at Bells Beach, Victoria. The event waiting period is Monday...

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Queenscliff Market

27 Apr 2014, 25 May 2014

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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Todd McKenney

Todd McKenney Sings Peter Allen

30 May 2014

Warrnambool

From $75 - $79

The Boy from Oz is back! This time in his own show. Todd McKenney is performing the songs of Peter Allen in a high energy, vibrant and entertaining...

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Clarice Beckett Art Award

7 - 8 Jun 2014

Casterton

This year's Clarice Beckett Art Award and Exhibition showcases art in a variety of subject matter and mediums over seven categories, including for...

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Carlton vs Hawthorn, Australian Football League. Courtesy of AFL Media

Round 13 – AFL

13 - 15 Jun 2014

East Melbourne

Barrack hard as your team hits round 13 of the AFL Premiership Season, at the MCG and Etihad Stadium in Melbourne and Simonds Stadium in Geelong.

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Robert Burns Festival

Camperdown's Robert Burns Festival

27 - 29 Jun 2014

Camperdown

Following the bagpipe blowing success that was the 2013 Robert Burns Festival, Camperdown and Corangamite Shire have now confirmed that the 2014...

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Aireys Inlet

Surf Coast Trail Marathon

28 Jun 2014

Torquay

From $80 - $150

The Surf Coast Trail Marathon is a new trail running event held on the Surf Coast, starting in Torquay and finishing in Fairhaven. Participants can...

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Fun4Kids Festival

Fun4Kids Festival

29 Jun - 6 Jul 2014

Warrnambool

Add some excitement to the winter school holidays and make sure you visit the award winning Fun4Kids Festival in Warrnambool 10am-5pm Sunday 29th...

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Essendon vs Western Bulldogs, Australian Football League. Courtesy of AFL Media

Round 16 – AFL

4 - 6 Jul 2014

Docklands

Barrack hard as your team hits round 16 of the AFL Premiership Season, at the MCG and Etihad Stadium in Melbourne and Simonds Stadium in Geelong.

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Terang

Terang Market

3 May 2014, 7 Jun 2014, 5 Jul 2014

Terang

Come along the first Saturday of each month to beautiful avenues of oak, cottonwood poplars and planes adorn the streets of Terang. Enjoy this...

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Golden Plains Farmers Market

3 May 2014, 7 Jun 2014, 5 Jul 2014

Bannockburn

Golden Plains and Moorabool Valley regions are famous for fresh food, award winning wines, gourmet food producers and breathtaking scenery. The...

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Extravaganza - Eat Drink Discover

12 - 13 Jul 2014

Geelong

From $10 - $50

Offering the Best of the Best, Extravaganza - Eat Drink Discover, is a celebration of the regions finest produce, wines, boutique beers and ciders....

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Skipton

Skipton Market

10 May 2014, 14 Jun 2014, 12 Jul 2014

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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Geelong Cross Country Anglesea 8km Footrace

27 Jul 2014

Anglesea

On Sunday, July 27th 2014 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 Craft Market

4 May 2014, 1 Jun 2014, 6 Jul 2014, 2 Aug 2014

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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Hawthorn vs Essendon, Australian Football League. Courtesy of AFL Media

Round 20 – AFL

8 - 10 Aug 2014

East Melbourne

Barrack hard as your team hits round 20 of the AFL Premiership Season, at the MCG and Etihad Stadium in Melbourne and Simonds Stadium in Geelong.

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Hawthorn vs St Kilda, australian Football League. Courtesy of AFL Media

Round 22 – AFL

23 - 24 Aug 2014

Melbourne

Don your team's colours and head to the hallowed MCG or Etihad Stadium to get caught up in the fervour of round 22 of the 2014 AFL Premiership Season.

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The Nymphs

Festival of Performing Arts, Lorne

29 - 31 Aug 2014

Lorne

From $75 - $75

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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Surf Coast Century 2014

13 Sep 2014

Anglesea

Imagine running at the foot of some of Australia's tallest coastal cliffs, while the low tide of the Southern Ocean laps the sand at your feet. Ahead...

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Salomon Trail Running Series

Salomon Trail Running Series: Race 4, Anglesea

14 Sep 2014

Anglesea

The Salomon Trail Running Series is designed to present trail running for all that it can be: scenic, accessible, not overly technical and fun for...

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Great Ocean 'Rode' Luxury Bike Ride

16 - 19 Oct 2014

Port Melbourne

Great Ocean 'Rode' Luxury Bike Ride is an annual four day bike ride taking in the best highlights of the Great Ocean Road. This is the official four...

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CopRice Cobden Spring Festival

CopRice Cobden Spring Festival

17 - 19 Oct 2014

Cobden

Come and visit a wonderful community celebration of Spring! The CopRice Cobden Spring Festival will run from Friday 17 October to Sunday 19 October...

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Camperdown Cruise Rockabilly Weekend

The Camperdown Cruise Rockabilly Festival

23 - 26 Oct 2014

Camperdown

The 2014 Camperdown Cruise Rockabilly Festival is on Thursday 23th October to Sunday 26th October throughout the historic tree lined main street of...

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Geelong Collectables Club display

Geelong Bottle and Collectables Show

24 - 25 Oct 2014

Geelong

From $5 - $5

Geelong Bottle and Collectables Show proudly presents their biennial event at the Geelong Showgrounds. Buy, swap, sell or display your collectables...

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Trick or Treat Kidfzfest

26 Oct 2014

Winchelsea

From $15 - $60

The Trick or Treat Kidzfest is a "Spooktacular" Hallloween Family Festival Celebrating All Things Spooky/ Awarded the prestigious Surf Coast Shire...

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Southern Exposure Surf MTB Festival

Southern Exposure Surf Coast MTB Festival

26 Oct 2014

Anglesea

Heading into its eighth year, the race's world class location overlooking the Great Ocean Road in Anglesea is second-to-none. The Southern Exposure...

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Blue Whale and Art Installation

Upwelling Festival Portland

1 Nov 2014

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

1 - 2 Nov 2014

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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Koroit Agricultural & Pastoral Show

8 Nov 2014

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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Noorat Show

Noorat Show

15 Nov 2014 (dates to be confirmed)

Noorat

There is something for everyone at the Noorat Show, whether it's watching the Yard Dog Trials, the chips flying at the Woodchop, or participating in...

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Lorne Adventure Festival

6 - 7 Dec 2014

Lorne

For one weekend every year Lorne, the 'Noosa of the South', explodes in a sea of adrenaline as adventure punters descend on the seaside haven to...

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Faulty Towers - the Dining Experience

23 May 2014, 27 Jun 2014, 29 Aug 2014, 12 Sep 2014

Queenscliff

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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