EVENTS ALL YEAR ROUND
THE MOYNEYANA FESTIVAL PORT FAIRY
The Moyneyana Festival is known for its enduring tribute to community spirit. The festival runs over five weeks from Christmas Eve through to Australia Day each year. Initiated in 1947, the festival helps to raise funds for the local hospital, and attracts crowds of 15,000 visitors each year.
GMHBA LORNE PIER TO PUB
Saturday 13th January 2018
The GMHBA Lorne Pier to Pub is the largest open water swim in the world and is organised and run by volunteers from Lorne Surf Life Saving Club. The course is 1.2km from the Lorne Pier to the foreshore in front of the LSLS clubhouse.
APOLLO BAY SEAFOOD FESTIVAL
February 18th & 19th 2017
Delivering everything you would expect from a town famous for seafood, the Apollo Bay Seafood Festival and Local Produce Festival is an aquatic smorgasbord serving up all the deliciousness supplied in abundance from the local waters. In 2017 the festival will run over two days and be held on weekend of February 18th & 19th, 2017 on the Apollo Bay foreshore.
PORT FAIRY FOLK FESTIVAL
March 10th - 13th 2017
Since its inception the festival will have presented around 3,500 acts including over 500 Internationals and over 12,000 musicians to an audience of beyond 240,000 ticket holders and 1,000,000 attendances to the wee village of Port Fairy. The 2017 Festival will once again be an immersive celebration and showcase of music and culture which consumes the magnificent township of Port Fairy every Labour Day weekend.
CASTERON KELPIE FESTIVAL
10th & 11th June 2017
The start of the Long Weekend in June is the Street Parade, followed by various novelty events, Kelpie High Jump, Kelpie Dash, animal nursery, Kelpie Pinball, Stockman's Challenge, Kelpie Hill Climb to mention a few of Saturdays highlights.
FUN FOR KIDS FESTIVAL, WARRNAMBOOL
June/July 2017 (dates to be confirmed)
Fun4Kids Festival is Australia’s BEST children’s festival made up of 17 incredible fun zones full of kids’ entertainment and activities. With so many things to do in one location, you can choose your own adventure and enjoy the festival at your own pace.
FESTIVAL OF PERFORMING ARTS-LORNE
2017 dates to be confirmed
From breathtaking cabaret, junkyard theatre and comedic genius to powerhouse harmonies, heartbreaking ballads and howling late night jazz, FOPA 2017 will bring exciting emerging and seasoned performers to Lorne for a weekend of intoxicating shows.
UPWELLING FESTIVAL, PORTLAND
29th October 2016
A celebration of the natural wonders brought to the town of Portland by the Bonney Upwelling. A free, one-day event in Portland, Victoria which offers a fantastic and vibrant way for the community and visitors to celebrate the unique features of our beautiful coastal town.
TOAST TO THE COAST FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL
October 29 & 30 2016
Take the opportunity to explore one of Australia’s truly iconic wine regions and taste your way across The Bellarine, Moorabool Valley and Surf Coast, as our region’s producers showcase the best Geelong winery experience on offer while you relax and enjoy our acclaimed wines.