From the high-speed thrills of the Moto GP and V8 Supercars to the rhythm and melody of the Phillip Island Jazz festival, there's a lot more to the island than just friendly wildlife and stunning coastlines. Soak up the island's festival atmosphere, join in at community activities, and get the whole family together at gatherings all year round.
Join motorbike enthusiasts from around the world as they converge on the famous Phillip Island Grand Prix track for the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix and World Superbike Championship.
Absorb the non-stop action and thunderous sounds of the V8 Supercars or slow down and check out the incredible machines on show at the Phillip Island Classic Car Festival of Speed – the largest historic car meet in the southern hemisphere.
Usher in the New Year with the sounds of top-line international and local artists at the Beyond the Valley Festival, or dip your toes into the sublime grooves of the Phillip Island Jazz Festival.
Surf and turf
The coast is peppered with annual sailing, swimming and surfing competitions, while the fertile inland soils inspire a range of gardening, food and wine events.
Sign up to be a swimmer in the San Remo Channel Challenge or just join in the seaside fun and mayhem at the day long festival. Get back to nature and learn more about the local Indigenous culture's strong connection to the land at the Shearwater Festival, an annual event celebrating the return of the shearwaters from their migration.