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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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Geelong Collectables and Bottl

Victorian State Collectables and Bottle Show

24 Oct 1914 - 25 Oct 2014

Breakwater

From $5 - $5

Geelong Bottle and Collectables Club Inc. are hosting a Collectables and Bottles show at the Geelong Showgrounds. Friday evening will see a relaxing...

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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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Vanished Into Stitches

8 Aug - 9 Nov 2014

Geelong

These are not your usual animal skins! Australian artist Ruth Marshall has spent years researching museum collections and has transformed scientific...

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Victorian Concert Orchestra

10 Aug 2014

Queenscliff

From $2 - $2

The Victorian Concert Orchestra will be performing in the Queenscliff Town Hall on Sunday 10 August from 2. 00pm. Entry via gold coin donation. The...

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Geelong Book Fair

15 - 17 Aug 2014

Geelong West

The Geelong Book Fair is Geelong's, and perhaps Victoria's, largest charity second-handbook sale, a joint venture between Geelong West Rotary Club,...

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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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Lorne Festival of Performing Arts

Lorne Festival of Performing Arts

29 Aug 2014, 31 Aug 2014

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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Take 2 Market - Geelong West

Take 2 Markets - Geelong West

31 Aug 2014

Geelong West

From $3 - $3

Take 2 Markets offers over forty stalls of fabulous designer and vintage fashion. Stallholders will have a range of Australian and International...

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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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Amy's Gran Fondo

14 Sep 2014

Lorne

Amy's Gran Fondo means long distance or great endurance. Gran Fondo is a 500+ year old tradition that originated in Italy as a walking event, which...

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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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Simpson Progressive Farmers Market

10 Aug 2014, 14 Sep 2014

Simpson

Every Second Sunday of the Month, the Progressive Farmers Markets is set up in the rustic rural towns of Cobden, Timboon or Simpson. Make the most of...

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Supercroc

19 Sep - 30 Nov 2014

Geelong

What eats dinosaurs for breakfast? Meet Sarchosuchus Imperator, 'flesh crocodile emperor,' the largest crocodilian to ever roam the earth. Supercroc...

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Anglesea And Aireys Inlet Wildflower Show

20 - 21 Sep 2014

Anglesea

From $2 - $5

The annual Anglesea And Aireys Inlet Wildflower Show will be held on Saturday and Sunday 20th and 21st September 2014 from 10. 00 am to 4. 30pm at...

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Annual Wildflower Weekend and Art Show - Anglesea

20 - 21 Sep 2014

Anglesea

From $2 - $5

The biodiversity of the Anglesea Heathlands is vast. The ANGAIR Wildflower Show displays indigenous plants as well as environmental weeds. The...

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Vue Grand Hotel, Queenscliff

Grand Afternoon Tea at the Vue Grand

21 Sep 2014

Queenscliff

From $55 - $55

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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2014 Inline Hockey National Championships

26 Sep - 4 Oct 2014

North Geelong

Skate Australia, the Inline Hockey Australia National Executive Committee and Skate Australia Victoria Inline Hockey(SAVI) are proud to announce the...

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Bonjah

Bonjah Beautiful Wild Album Tour at the Torquay Hotel

3 Oct 2014

Torquay

Bonjah are thrilled to embark their most extensive national tour yet, supporting their brand new critically acclaimed record 'Beautiful Wild'....

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Drink Arts Food Torquay

Drink Arts Food Torquay

10 - 12 Oct 2014

Torquay

Drink Arts Food Torquay is a weekend celebration of all things local in Torquay; art, music, products and producers. So come to Torquay and get a...

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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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Royal Geelong Show

Royal Geelong Show

16 - 19 Oct 2014

East Geelong

The Royal Geelong Show is the biggest four day show in country Victoria. People come from all walks of life, growers of produce and animals, creators...

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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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Warrnambool Agricultural Show

24 - 26 Oct 2014

Warrnambool

Hosted by the Warrnambool Agricultural Society, the Annual Warrnambool Show features horse events (including showjumping); showing of animals...

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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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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

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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Jimmy Barnes

A Day On The Green at Mount Dundee Estate - Jimmy Barnes

15 Nov 2014

Waurn Ponds

From $105 - $105

To celebrate his 30th anniversary as a solo artist, Jimmy Barnes plays Mt Duneed Estate on Saturday 15 November with The Living End, Baby Animals,...

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Queenscliff Music Festival

28 - 30 Nov 2014

Queenscliff

The Queenscliff Music Festival has a veritable banquet of performers set to visit the charming coastal town this late Spring: ARIA Charting four...

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Queenscliff Market

28 Sep 2014, 26 Oct 2014, 30 Nov 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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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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Camperdown Craft Market

Camperdown Craft Market

2 Aug 2014, 7 Sep 2014, 5 Oct 2014, 2 Nov 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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Faulty Towers - the Dining Experience

29 Aug 2014, 12 Sep 2014, 17 Oct 2014, 21 Nov 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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Moyneyana Festival

Moyneyana Festival

24 Dec 2014 - 26 Jan 2015

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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The Falls Music & Arts Festival

28 Dec 2014 - 1 Jan 2015 (dates to be confirmed)

Lorne

The Falls Music & Arts Festival is one of the finest, longest running, boutique music events in Australia. Boasting intimate surroundings of sheer...

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Bluestone Blues Festival

31 Dec 2014 - 1 Jan 2015

Murgheboluc

Bluestone Blues Festival, an event by the Sleepy Hollow Blues Club in partnership with Taste. See. Explore - Visit Golden Plains. Held at Murgheboluc...

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Lake School of Celtic Music

Lake School of Celtic Music - Koroit

2 - 7 Jan 2015

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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Bells Bash Run

Bells Bash Cliff Run

2 Jan 2015 (dates to be confirmed)

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 Ocean Swim

3 Jan 2015 (dates to be confirmed)

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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Warrnambool Undercover Market

3 Aug 2014, 7 Sep 2014, 5 Oct 2014, 2 Nov 2014

Warrnambool

Come and explore the original undercover weekly market. Open every Sunday from 8am - 1pm at the Warrnambool Showgrounds, Koroit Street, Warrnambool....

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Lorne Pier to Pub

Lorne Pier to Pub

9 - 10 Jan 2015

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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Seaside Festival

Peterborough Seaside Festival

10 Jan 2015

Peterborough

From $10 - $30

The Peterborough Seaside Festival is a one day community event in January. The event is staged at the foreshore reserve in the coastal town of...

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Festival of Sails Geelong

Festival of Sails

22 - 26 Jan 2015

Geelong

Join over 100,000 spectators on Geelong's waterfront this Australia Day weekend for five days of yacht racing, live music, fireworks and lots more.

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Truck Show

Koroit Truck Show

24 Jan 2015

Koroit

Come down to the Koroit Truck Show and see a large display of trucks and prime movers of various categories along with vintage cars and motor bikes....

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Beer Fest

Great Australian Beer Festival Geelong

7 Feb 2015

Breakwater

From $39 - $39

The Great Australian Beer Festival (GABF) is returning bigger and better in 2015. Keep this date free! Saturday 7th February. More brewers and brews...

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