There is a lively music scene in the region, with many towns and villages hosting some of the country's favourite concerts and music festivals. Falls Festival at Lorne, the Queenscliff Music Festival, Apollo Bay Music Festival and Meredith Music Festival are all popular destinations, attracting quality performers and supportive crowds. The Blues Train, based in Queenscliff, transforms the vintage steam trains of the Bellarine Railway into a rockin' and rollin' good time. Four of Australia's best blues acts perform in the four train carriages, making it a progressive party you'll never forget.
Geetroit rocks on the March long weekend with Motor City Music Festival hitting town on 5 stages over 3 days. Friday and Saturday are for grown ups, while the Sunday family day includes cool tunes, carnival rides and fireworks.
Theatre buffs will find something of interest across the region. As well as the main performing arts centres in larger towns that host a variety of plays, shows and concerts, there are many small theatres in towns and villages where local theatre groups and travelling performers can be seen.
The Geelong Gallery houses a fantastic collection of art including well known pieces by Eugene von Guerard, Frederick McCubbin, Tom Roberts and Arthur Streeton. Entry is free. The Geelong Gallery is just one of the places to visit on the Central Geelong Arts & Culture Walking Trails map, which is available at local visitor information centres. The guide also has details and maps for public art, iconic heritage buildings, museums, galleries and the Geelong Botanic Gardens. It is also available for download by clicking here.