With so much happening every single day in Geelong and The Bellarine, we figured we'd try and round up a bunch of the upcoming events for your planning pleasure. Every single month.
It's not a full list, but it's a start!
(Cheers to @queenscliffdistillery for the lovely cover shot.)
Various dates - 4 January, 18 January, 15 February and 7 March 2020
Flying Brick Cider Co perfectly partner with Wonder Yoga to bring you the third in the series of the very Zen and much-loved ‘Yoga in the Vines’. The morning will see you indulging in a 60 minute yoga lesson followed by breakfast and bubbles.
Saturday 11 January
Now in its 14th year, the Portarlington Mussel Festival features 120 food and drink stalls, market stalls, five stages showcasing live and local talent, roving performers, cooking demonstrations, local tastings, art exhibitions and of course mussels, so many mussels!
Sunday 12 January
Australia’s one-of-a-kind French music and culinary festival sets itself up so chicly on the sprawling lawn of Werribee Mansion. This garden party festival will transport you to France with its music, wine, cuisine, culture and conviviality.
Various dates - 16 January, 25 January and 30 January
Delve into the wonderful world of gin at Queenscliff Brewhouse’s Gin Masterclass. Learn from the best Gin experts, tuck into a selection of carefully chosen finger food canapes and take home a bottle of your very own blended gin.
Saturday 18 January
Bring out your inner Picasso at Geelong’s popular boozy art class. Taking place at The National Hotel, sit across from your mate, glass of wine in hand and follow along as talented artists guide you step-by-step on how to paint each other Picasso style.
Saturday 18 January
It’s a beer bonanza at the Great Australian Beer Festival (GABF). Now into it’s 8th year, the GABF has found itself a new home at the iconic Johnstone Park, right in the heart of Geelong CBD. Waiting for you to sip and sample are hundreds of amazing beers and ciders. There will also be smoking slow-cooked meats and Geelong’s best burgers, a rocking piano-bar, a gin bar, slushies and wine just to mix it up.
25 to 27 January
Held over the Australia Day long weekend is the largest regatta in the Southern Hemisphere. This annual festival sees world-class sailing action take to the water and entertainment, activities, food and fireworks take to the shore.
30 January to 2 February
Delivering premier cycling action is the 2020 Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race. Events take place across four epic days and include the always popular Swisse People’s Ride and the Vegemite Family Ride. Be a sports fan, cycling enthusiast, participant or spectator, you will undoubtedly love all the thrills of this pedal-powered event.
Various dates until 8 March
Experience Werribee Open Range Zoo like you have never before at this exclusive after-hours event. Adventure onto the Savannah for a guided sunset tour, feast with friends at an intimate dinner, and enjoy an immersive performance of the rhythm of Africa.
Until 26 April
Returning to the National Wool Museum is the 55th Wildlife Photographer of the Year; a breathtaking exhibition showcasing the diversity of the natural world. Presented on 100 stunning lightbox displays are these award-winning, vibrant and captivating masterpieces.