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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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Warrnambool May Racing Carnival

Warrnambool May Racing Carnival

5 - 7 May 2015

Warrnambool

From $20 - $30

The TAB Warrnambool May Racing Carnival is the one of the best racing carnivals in Australia and the only one that is held over three consecutive...

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The Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis Tribute Show Tour at the Lighthouse Theatre

The Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis Tribute Show Tour at the Lighthouse Theatre

9 May 2015

Warrnambool

On their first Australian National Tour, direct from Las Vegas, Tom Stevens as Dean Martin and accompanying him Australia's very own Tony Lewis as...

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The Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis Tribute Show Tour at the Geelong Performing Arts Centre

The Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis Tribute Show Tour at the Geelong Performing Arts Centre

10 May 2015

Geelong

On their first Australian National Tour, direct from Las Vegas, Tom Stevens as Dean Martin and accompanying him Australia's very own Tony Lewis as...

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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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Good Beer Week

Good Beer Week

16 - 24 May 2015

Melbourne

Good Beer Week is a nine day celebration of all that's great about beer. Melbourne and Victoria play host to 250 events at 180 venues, featuring...

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Vue Grand hotel

Faulty Towers - the Dining Experience

29 May 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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Clarice Beckett Art Award 2015

Clarice Beckett Art Award 2015

5 - 7 Jun 2015

Casterton

The fourth Clarice Beckett Art Award will be held in June in Casterton, Victoria. From small beginnings, the Award is growing in recognition as a...

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National Celtic Festival

National Celtic Festival

5 - 8 Jun 2015

Portarlington

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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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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