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From world-class surfing and ocean swims to folk music, fine wine and seafood, the Great Ocean Road region hosts a diverse range of festivals and events.

Seaside action

Make your way to Bells Beach for 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.

Prefer to be in the game? There are plenty of challenging options for fitness fans. Get amongst the 4,000 people taking part in the Lorne Pier to Pub, the world's largest open water swim. Test your stamina on the Great Ocean Road Marathon or push even harder on the gruelling 100 kilometre 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.

The good life

Celebrate the best of the region at Toast to the Coast, held at wineries on the Surfcoast as well as The Bellarine and Moorabool Valley. The Apollo Bay Seafood Festival brings everyone together for a family-friendly day of music, entertainment and scrumptious seafood.

Usher in the new year at the Falls Festival with local and international stars, and discover the magic of the Port Fairy Folk Festival – a four-day celebration of folk, blues, jazz and country music held in March.

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Community

Love Winter in Aireys

Lighten up your winter with music, food, art and entertainment at this year’s 'Love Winter in Aireys' festival, hosted at local venues in the coastal...

Until 27 Aug 2017

Music

Dirt River Radio - Free Live Music at The Brewhouse

You may have been lucky enough to catch this awesome band at the Apollo Bay Music Festival in years gone by. We are super pumped to be bringing Dirt...

1 Jul 2017

Markets & vintage

Terang Market

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...

1 Jul 2017
5 Aug 2017
2 Sep 2017
7 Oct 2017

Music

Open Mic Sunday Session at Great Ocean Road Brewhouse

Have you got talent? Bring along your skills, voice, jokes, instrument of choice and take the stage and show punters what you are made of. The...

2 Jul 2017
6 Aug 2017
3 Sep 2017
1 Oct 2017

Markets & vintage

Friends of the Community Market

The Friends of the Community Market is held at the Sandford Football Reserve. Craft, plants, hand knitted items, country fare, refreshments, honey,...

2 Jul 2017
6 Aug 2017
3 Sep 2017

Makers markets

Camperdown Rotary Market

Held on the historic avenue of Camperdown's Manifold Street, the Camperdown Rotary Market is held on the first Sunday of each month. The market...

2 Jul 2017
6 Aug 2017
3 Sep 2017
1 Oct 2017

Family

Cobden Miniature Railway and Mini Golf Park

Cobden Miniature Railway Park provides miniature train rides, 18 hole Mini Golf, canteen, children's playground and barbecue facilities. The Park is...

2 Jul 2017
9 Jul 2017
16 Jul 2017
20 Aug 2017

Community

Port Fairy Winter Weekends Festival

Welcome to Port Fairy's uplifting community festival. This year Winter Weekends runs every second weekend in June and July. You are invited to get...

7 Jul 2017
8 Jul 2017
9 Jul 2017
21 Jul 2017

Produce markets

Skipton Market

The Skipton Market is conveniently located on the Glenelg Highway between Ballarat and Hamilton. Skipton is blessed with beautiful parks and gardens...

8 Jul 2017
8 Jul 2017
12 Aug 2017
12 Aug 2017

Produce markets

Port Fairy Community Market

The Port Fairy Community Market runs at Railway Place on the second and fourth Saturday of each month and weekly during January. It brings together a...

8 Jul 2017
22 Jul 2017
12 Aug 2017
26 Aug 2017

Music

Shitsville and Jason Coghill - Free Live Music

Bringing you a double dose of free live music for your Saturday night. Shitsville - Tight, catchy, rockin', a small bit of crooning and a little bit...

8 Jul 2017

Family

Fun 4 Kids Festival Warrnambool

Australia’s best children’s festival, Fun 4 Kids, welcomed over 80 live shows and an incredible array of kids activities throughout 18 amazing...

5 - 9 Jul 2017
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Pack the car and drive through the Great Ocean Road region with the kids and find a range of fun activities for the whole family both indoors and out.

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Outdoor activities

Get outdoors in the Great Ocean Road region and enjoy a wealth of things to do from adventure activities on the ocean to a gentle stroll on the beach.

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Food and wine

With a stunning coastline stretching for hundreds of kilometres, fertile farm country and wineries aplenty, there's lots for foodies and wine lovers.

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Art and culture

Stroll through historic towns and discover arts and culture inspired by the spectacular coastal scenery or the fascinating range of local museums.