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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.


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National Celtic Festival

National Celtic Festival

10 - 13 Jun 2016


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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Grand Afternoon Tea in the Grand Dining Room

Grand Afternoon Tea at the Vue Grand

6 Dec 2015, 13 Dec 2015, 14 Feb 2016, 20 Mar 2016


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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International Lighthouse Weekend at Point Lonsdale Lightstation

International Lighthouse Weekend at Point Lonsdale Lightstation

20 - 21 Aug 2016

Point Lonsdale

From $5 - $10

Tour to the top of Point Lonsdale Lighthouse which overlooks the dangerous entrance to Port Phillip, and see and hear the historic foghorn in action...

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Geelong Cross Country Anglesea Eight Kilometre Footrace

28 Aug 2016


On Sunday, 28 August 2016 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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Surf Coast Century

Surf Coast Century

3 Sep 2016


Welcome to the Surf Coast Century. This is ultra trail running at its best: surf coast location, diverse and challenging course, stunning scenery,...

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a 20 X 10 metre marquee will be used in 2016

Geelong National Bottle and Collectables Show

21 - 23 Oct 2016


From $5 - $5

Geelong Bottle and Collectables Club is proud to announce it will host the 2016 National Bottle and Collectables Show. The first time Geelong has...

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2015 Upwelling Festival

Upwelling Festival Portland

29 Oct 2016


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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Australian International Airshow

Australian International Airshow

3 - 5 Mar 2017


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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