International Airshow, Avalon, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia
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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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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

25 Oct 2015, 29 Nov 2015, 27 Dec 2015


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


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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Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic

Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic

1 - 4 Jan 2016


Launched in 1989, the Bay Cycling Classic has become recognised as the world's fastest criterium series. Taking the sport of cycling to the people,...

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Lake School of Celtic Music

Lake School of Celtic Music - Koroit

2 Jan 2016


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


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


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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Festival of Sails Geelong

Festival of Sails

22 - 26 Jan 2016


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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The Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race

The Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race

30 - 31 Jan 2016


From $95 - $138

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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