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Mark Your Calendar – A Big List of Events to Head to in Geelong & The Bellarine

Mark Your Calendar – A Big List of Events to Head to in Geelong & The Bellarine

Geelong and The Bellarine plays host to a dazzling calendar of events that stretches throughout the seasons and across the full spectrum of entertainment.

Here are some highlights of the local events scheduled.

 This information is provided as a guide. Events may continue to be impacted by COVID-19 and restrictions in 2022. Keep an eye on for fresh updates and date confirmations, as dates & events may change*.

Geelong & Surrounds

Sport makes the most of the city as a playing surface. With world-class sailing while the streets become racetracks for bikes, cars and triathletes.

The city is unapologetically parochial about local AFL team, the Geelong Cats, and every home game at GMHBA Stadium brings an event feel to town.

As a UNESCO City of Design, creativity is highly valued here too. Fabulous exhibitions of national and international significance are a regular feature at Geelong Gallery and the National Wool Museum.

Geelong Arts Centre is in the midst of an upgrade that will deliver a performance and arts space to attract the very best creative minds and venues across the city host live music and shows.

Wildlife Photographer Of The Year Currently running until 15 May

Geelong Cats AFLW Season Commences weekend of 6 January

Pako Festa 26 February 2022

Foo Fighters at GMHBA Stadium 4 March

Midnight Oil - A Day On The Green 5 March

Geelong Revival Motoring Festival 4-6 March

Wooden Boat Festival 11-14 March

Geelong Cats AFL Season Commences weekend of 17 March

Geelong Design Week 17-27 March

Rod Stewart A Day On The Green 19 March

Head Of The School Girls Regatta 18-20 March 2022

Offshore Powerboats 25-27 March 2022

Toast To The Coast 15 May

Great Australian Beer Festival 2 April

All Ford Day 3 April

Surround Sounds Geelong & the Bellarine Music Festival  7 – 28 April

The Squeeze A Day On The Green 16 April

Geelong Half Marathon 24 April

Crowded House & Angus & Julia Stone 23 April

Winter Shiraz Festival 3-4 July 2022

Geelong Cup 19 October

The Killers A Day on The Green 10 December




The Bellarine events calendar is impressively packed. From music festivals featuring global stars to productions celebrating the best local talent. You can set your own pace on foot by participating in athletic endeavours or pursue a belly full of fresh blue mussels grown within gawking distance.

Portarlington Market 4th Sunday of the month (Dec-Mar)

Potato Shed Drysdale Performing arts shows throughout the year

The Q Train Sat dinner, Fri & Sun lunch (summer), Fri, Sat & Sun lunch (winter)

Bellarine Agricultural Show 13 March 2023

Wallington Strawberry Fair 15 May

National Celtic Folk Festival Portarlington 10-13 June

Barwon Heads Community Market Last Saturday every month (Feb to Nov)

Rotary Ocean Grove Market First Sunday of the Month (Oct to Apr)

Bellarine Farmers’ Market Third Saturday of the month




There’s always something happening in Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale. The towns consistently hit the right notes, from the much-loved annual Queenscliff Music Festival, the regular progressive party on The Blues Train and venues hosting musicians alongside their menus laden with local produce. If ears and bellies are feasting there’s also nourishment for the eyes, hearts and minds with exhibitions and festivals celebrating all manner of art and creativity.

Queenscliffe Community Market Last Sunday of the month from September to May

The Blues Train Shows to be announced soon

Bellarine Railway Heritage train rides, Day Out with Thomas and other seasonal themed events

Searoad Ferries High Tea on the High Seas, Brunch on the Bay, Captain’s Lunch

By The Pier Queenscliff music festival 25 – 27 March  

Queenscliffe Literary Festival 13 – 29 May

Queenscliff Music Festival 25 – 27 November



The hills and valleys are alive with the sound of music and, every second year, aircraft. The biennial Australian International Airshow at Avalon Airport is much loved, and the region is home to two famous music festivals: Meredith and Golden Plains.

 There are regular motorsport events at the Avalon Raceway and tasty and vivacious events roll around regularly too, from local produce at the Golden Plains Farmers’ Market, to regional wine celebrations and the Lara Food and Wine Festival..

Werribee Cup & Racing Club Regular thoroughbred meets and events

Golden Plains Farmers’ Market First Saturday of each month (except January)

Avalon Raceway Regular motorsport racing

Meredith Music Festival 9-11 December

Australian International Airshow 3-5 March 2023