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

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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Fanning, in his quarterfinal against Jordy

Rip Curl Pro

23 Mar - 3 Apr 2016 (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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VAP PORTLAND

The Virtual Arboretum Project Portland

28 Mar 2016 (dates to be confirmed)

Portland

The Virtual Arboretum Project is a virtual artistic pathway linking regions across Australia. The very first pilot of this artist led project is in...

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Cytotoxic Cyclists

Woody's Murray to Moyne Annual Cycle Relay

2 - 3 Apr 2016

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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Geelong Half Marathon

Geelong Half Marathon

3 Apr 2016

Belmont

From $55 - $55

The Geelong Half Marathon will be held on the first Sunday after Easter. The course follows the Barwon River paths to Breakwater and Fyansford before...

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Athletes wind their way along stunning challenging course

GMHBA Great Ocean Road Marathon

14 - 15 May 2016

Lorne

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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a 20 X 10 metre marquee will be used in 2016

Geelong National Bottle and Collectables Show

21 - 23 Oct 2016

Geelong

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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Australian International Airshow

Australian International Airshow

3 - 5 Mar 2017

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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Destinations

Great Ocean Road

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