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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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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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Geelong After Dark

Geelong After Dark

8 May 2015

Geelong

Discover Central Geelong as you have never seen it before! For one tantalising night in May, Geelong After Dark offers pop-up performances, art...

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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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Stonnington Jazz Festival

Stonnington Jazz Festival

14 - 24 May 2015

Malvern

Now in its tenth year, the award-winning Stonnington Jazz is firmly established on the national jazz calendar, proudly showcasing 100 per cent...

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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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Blackman's & Camden Town's Collaboration Street Food Degustation

Blackman's & Camden Town's Collaboration Street Food Degustation

16 May 2015

Torquay

From $75 - $75

Blackman's Brewery's Renn is tapping into his time that was well spent at Camden Town Brewery, he's invited the London lads over to Torquay to brew a...

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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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Ale School Excursion

Ale School Excursion

20 May 2015

South Geelong

From $80 - $95

The school bus is off to the Little Creatures brewery in Geelong to learn all about ales, the top fermenting friend. Together you will make your own...

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Crows Nest Paddock to Plate

Crows Nest Paddock To Plate

16 May 2015, 20 May 2015, 23 May 2015

Lavers Hill

From $85 - $85

The team from Crowes Nest Brewery and Otway Central Tavern in Lavers Hill aim to give you a Paddock to Plate and paddock-to-pint experience as they...

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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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Inside the Brick Geelong 2015

Inside the Brick Geelong 2015

6 - 8 Jun 2015

Geelong West

From $10 - $12

Rediscover the magic of building and join Inside the Brick for a major exhibition of Models made from thousands of LEGO Bricks, a large hands on...

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Inside the Brick Geelong 2015

Inside the Brick Geelong 2015

6 - 8 Jun 2015

Geelong West

From $10 - $44

Rediscover the magic of building and join Inside the Brick for a major exhibition of Models made from thousands of LEGO Bricks, a large hands on...

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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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Portland Winter Solstice Fun Run

Portland Winter Solstice Fun Run

21 Jun 2015

Portland

The Portland Winter Solstice Fun Run incorporates three challenging scenic runs and achievement walks. The day is full of family fun with a carnival...

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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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Warrnambool Undercover Market

10 May 2015, 17 May 2015, 24 May 2015, 31 May 2015

Warrnambool

Come and explore the original undercover weekly market. Open every Sunday at the Warrnambool Showgrounds, Koroit Street, Warrnambool. Toys, books,...

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Great Ocean Road Cooking Lodge Retreat - Winter 2015

5 Jun 2015, 6 Jun 2015, 12 Jun 2015, 13 Jun 2015

Johanna

From $495 - $495

Escape with an indulgent cooking and lodge retreat at the Great Ocean Road. OTAO Kitchen is now proud to offer a Great Ocean Road Cooking Retreat...

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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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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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Vue Grand Hotel, Queenscliff

Grand Afternoon Tea at the Vue Grand

28 Jun 2015, 26 Jul 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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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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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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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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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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Blue Whale and Art Installation

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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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

10 May 2015, 14 Jun 2015, 12 Jul 2015, 9 Aug 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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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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QMF 2014

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

6 Jun 2015, 4 Jul 2015, 1 Aug 2015, 5 Sep 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

7 Jun 2015, 5 Jul 2015, 2 Aug 2015, 6 Sep 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

9 May 2015, 13 Jun 2015, 11 Jul 2015, 8 Aug 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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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

31 May 2015, 27 Sep 2015, 25 Oct 2015, 29 Nov 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 Lady

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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Lorne Pier to Pub

Lorne Pier to Pub

9 Jan 2016

Lorne

Dive in with 5,000 other swimmers in the world's largest organised swim. Each year thousands of swimmers dive into a sea of history and race the 1. 2...

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Bells Bash Run

Bells Bash Cliff Run

15 Jan 2016

Jan Juc

The Bells Bash Cliff Run is a fun run/ walk or from Jan Juc Surf Life Saving Club along the cliff tops to Bells Beach and back. The course takes...

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Danger 1000 Start

Danger 1000 Ocean Swim

16 Jan 2016

Torquay

The Danger 1000 Ocean Swim at Point Danger (Torquay Front Beach) has become one of the biggest and most popular open water swims in Victoria. This...

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