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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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Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

16 Dec 2014 - 1 Mar 2015

Geelong

Take a look at the world's most amazing wildlife photography, in Geelong until 1 March.

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NightJar Festival Torquay

NightJar Festival Torquay

29 Jan 2015

Torquay

From $5 - $5

The NightJar is the first of its kind on the Surf Coast. This is a designer/artisans festival with a great Surf Coast vibe. The festival is bringing...

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Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race

The Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race

31 Jan - 1 Feb 2015

Geelong

See Australia's Cadel Evans in full flight and take in spectacular coastal scenery on this elite one day cycle race. Leave early to grab a good spot.

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Koala

Conserving Koala habitats in the Great Otway National Park

4 - 13 Feb 2015

Cape Otway

From $3,095 - $3,095

In the Great Otway National Park, the koala population have been increasing and destroying the native tree species. Earthwatch Australia is an...

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Great Ocean rd cycle

Great Ocean Road cycle

8 - 10 Feb 2015

Geelong

The Great Ocean Road cycle is an annual cycle tour that begins in Geelong Victoria and ends in Warrnambool. The Great Ocean Road is world renown for...

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Some of the state reps for the Aust  Dog of the Year

Commonwealth Championship Sheepdog Trials

9 - 15 Feb 2015

Port Fairy

The Commonwealth Championship Sheepdog Trials will be held from 10th - 16th February 2014. These trials are open to all registered sheep dog workers...

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The Great Eastern Beach Paddle

The Great Eastern Beach Paddle

15 Feb 2015

Geelong

From $20 - $45

Eastern Beach is the jewel of Geelong's magnificent waterfront. With its popular swimming spots, lush grass and children's playground it is the...

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All Ford Day

All Ford Day - Geelong

15 Feb 2015

Waurn Ponds

From $5 - $22

Come down to Deakin University for the largest display of Ford vehicles anywhere in Australia. The day will include: - Over 1,000 Ford vehicles on...

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Vue Grand Hotel, Queenscliff

Grand Afternoon Tea at the Vue Grand

15 Feb 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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2015 Festival of Glass

2015 Festival of Glass

15 Feb 2015

Drysdale

At the heart of the 2015 Festival of Glass is a glass Expo that features stalls from more than 50 local and interstate exhibitors, demonstrations of...

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For Five. A Gala for five year olds with Julia Donaldson in Geelong.

For Five. A Gala for five year olds with Julia Donaldson in Geelong.

18 Feb 2015

Geelong West

From $5 - $20

The Wheeler Centre has invited children's author and entertainer Julia Donaldson, creator of The Gruffalo, to take young readers on a musical and...

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The ultimate seafood lunch overlooking the Apollo Bay Harbour

Apollo Bay Seafood Festival

21 Feb 2015

Apollo Bay

Seafood lovers take note! Mark Saturday 21 February 2015 in your diary and grab your family, friends and picnic rug and head on down to Victoria's...

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Great Australian Beer Festival Geelong

Great Australian Beer Festival Geelong

21 Feb 2015

Breakwater

From $39.50 - $39.50

The Great Australian Beer Festival (GABF) is returning bigger and better in 2015. More brewers and brews from all around Australia, loads more space...

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Australian International Airshow

Australian International Airshow

24 Feb - 1 Mar 2015

Lara

Bring the family, meet the pilots and celebrate the power of flight with stunning aerial displays of vintage, commercial and military aircraft.

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Speedcar

74th Lucas Oils Australian Speedcar Championship

27 - 28 Feb 2015

Warrnambool

In an exciting and welcome announcement, the Premier Speedway club and Speedcars Australia are pleased to announce Warrnambool's Sungold Stadium will...

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Mower Racing

Heywood Wood, Wine & Roses Festival

28 Feb 2015

Heywood

From $15 - $20

Heywood Wood, Wine & Roses Committee will be celebrating their 22nd Annual Festival on 28th February 2015. Entertainment is available for all...

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Motorhead Kroozers Third Annual Car, Bike and Tattoo Show 2015

Motorhead Kroozers Third Annual Car, Bike and Tattoo Show 2015

28 Feb 2015

Portarlington

From $2 - $5

Motorhead Kroozers is having its third annual Car, Bike and Tattoo Show with food stalls, plenty of entertainment on offer for the kids and various...

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Hook and Vine Festival

Sustainable Hook & Vine Festival

28 Feb 2015

Torquay

The popular tourist town of Torquay will host the very first Sustainable Hook & Vine Festival, promising to be one of the biggest events of the...

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Pako Festa A Celebration of Cultural Diversity

28 Feb 2015

Geelong West

Pako Festa, now in its thirty second year is Geelong's much loved, award-winning, free annual community cultural festival and the biggest of its kind...

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Geelong Highland Gathering

1 Mar 2015

Waurn Ponds

From $8 - $40

The Geelong Highland Gathering has won the right to host the Victorian Highland Pipe Band Championships for the first time since the event was moved...

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Geelong Highland Gathering

Geelong Highland Gathering

1 Mar 2015

Waurn Ponds

From $8 - $40

Enjoy the Geelong Highland Gathering and see the spectacular South Pacific Heavy Games Championships, the Western Martial Arts Academies of Australia...

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Appetite for Destruction - Guns n' Roses Tribute Show

Motor City Music Festival

6 - 8 Mar 2015

East Geelong

From $39 - $97

Geetroit Rocks as Motor City Music Festival celebrates Geelong's past and present, with a great live soundtrack. Held over the (Victorian) Labour Day...

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Backstage

Port Fairy Folk Festival

6 - 9 Mar 2015

Port Fairy

Twenty venues host one of Australia's largest music festivals presenting roots, celtic, folk, country, bluegrass, blues, jazz, rock, crossover and...

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Aireys Inlet Open Mic Music Festival

13 - 15 Mar 2015

Aireys Inlet

The 8th annual Aireys Inlet Open Mic Music Festival will be held from 13th to 15th March 2013. The festival is intended to be an open forum and will...

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Terang Country Music Festival

Terang Country Music Festival

13 - 15 Mar 2015

Terang

Terang will put itself on the country music festival map when it hosts a major event in March. The festival program runs from 11am until 6pm at the...

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Corangamite Foodies Feast

Corangamite Foodies Feast

13 Mar 2015

Camperdown

From $115 - $115

The Corangamite Foodies Feast is back in 2015 for its fourth year. The Corangamite region is fast becoming renowned for quality local produce. The...

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Derrinallum Market

Derrinallum Market

15 Feb 2015, 15 Mar 2015

Derrinallum

The Derrinallum Market takes pride of place in the main street under the elms and has an average of 45 stalls with lots to offer. Vendors will be...

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Arts Trail in the Studio

Clyde Park 2015 Golden Plains Arts Trail

21 - 22 Mar 2015

Bannockburn

The Clyde Park 2015 Golden Plains Arts Trail is a weekend adventure showcasing the work of artists of the Golden Plains region. Visit usually private...

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Cytotoxic Cyclists

Woody's Murray to Moyne Annual Cycle Relay

28 - 29 Mar 2015

Port Fairy

Woody's Murray to Moyne Annual Cycle Relay is an annual cycling relay with approximately 1500 riders and support crews. Around 100 teams from...

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Markets and vintage

Golden Plains Farmers' Market

7 Feb 2015, 7 Mar 2015, 4 Apr 2015

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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Faulty Towers The Dining Experience - MICF 2015

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience - MICF 2015

7 - 19 Apr 2015

Fitzroy

From $79 - $99

They're back - Basil, Sybil and Manuel return for their ninth consecutive MICF with 16 performances, appearing at the start of yet another...

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Geelong Half Marathon

Geelong Half Marathon

12 Apr 2015

Belmont

From $55 - $55

The Geelong Half Marathon will be held on Sunday, 12th April, 2015 which is the first Sunday after Easter. The course follows the Barwon River paths...

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Fanning, in his quarterfinal against Jordy

Rip Curl Pro

15 - 26 Apr 2015 (dates to be confirmed)

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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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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National  Celtic Festival

National Celtic Festival

5 - 8 Jun 2015

Portarlington

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

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Point Lonsdale Market

8 Feb 2015, 8 Mar 2015, 12 Apr 2015, 10 May 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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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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Vue Grand hotel

Faulty Towers - the Dining Experience

20 Feb 2015, 27 Mar 2015, 29 May 2015, 19 Jun 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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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

16 - 18 Oct 2015 (dates to be confirmed)

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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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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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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Terang

Terang Market

7 Feb 2015, 7 Mar 2015, 4 Apr 2015, 2 May 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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