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!
(Credit to @nationalcelticfestival for the cover shot)
The 'Coming Soons'...
Get your diaries handy because you are going to want to pencil in these dates!
25 May – 17 June
Geoff Hocking; artist/designer/author/sculptor/illustrator brings his striking painting exhibition of non-specific landscapes to Geelong for a must-see exhibition.
30 May – 23 June
Making its debut in Geelong, Spiegeltent - an array of multi-faceted talent including comedy, music, cabaret, dance and the award-winning LIMBO (an intoxicating show that mixes cabaret, circus and acrobatics).
30 May – 1 June
Returning to Geelong for their 40th year is the extraordinary Circus Oz, this time with their physical-defying show Precarious; juggling, aerials, Chinese pole, hula hoop and so much more are woven together with original music from the live Circus Oz band.
1 June onwards
An immersive theatrical production performed at night while roaming the grounds of the historic Werribee Park Mansion. The show artfully combines history, comedy and a few scary factors.
1 June onwards
Join the Dinosaur Rangers at Werribee Open Range Zoo for a one-hour guided expedition where you will look for clues to discover nearby dinosaurs! You will come face-to-face with life-sized dinosaurs, complete a fossil dig and then have the opportunity to explore the rest of the zoo at the end of the archaic journey.
A name synonymous with skiing, snowboarding and film making; Warren Miller. This year, the 69th instalment from Warren Miller Entertainment will bring new and veteran athletes together to pay tribute to the late and great man.
7 – 10 June
An epic winter folk festival that spans three days and the entire town of Portarlington. The National Celtic Folk Festival embraces all things Celtic in the form of concerts, master classes, workshops, theatre/spoken word, competitions, forums, singing sessions, dance, gatherings and so much.
8 – 9 June
LEGO creations, master classes and competitions all make up the bricks and mortar of Queenscliff Bricks.
Sample your way through five of the Bellarine’s most renowned gins whilst learning where they originate from and how they are created at this enriching masterclass.
These legends were the toast of Vegas and arguable the world. In this fitting tribute show, Garry Johns and Issi Dye perform the incomparable tunes of these great men.
Back by popular demand Olivia Hemphill recreates the music of soul sensation and pop idol Adele. Included in the ticket price is a scrumptious three-course dinner from Jack Rabbit’s a la carte menu.
The fifth record of Ball Park Music (Good Mood) debuted at number six on the ARIA charts and now they are coming to rock out Costa Hall.
A show highlighting the glitz and glam of the 80s, where the paparazzi stalked, watched and captured the perfect shot. Conceived, written and performed by Andy Howitt who brought you Of Mice and Men and Sunshine Boy.
Enjoy a vivid journey of the senses at Lon Retreat with an engaging session of fireside yoga, a soul-warming dinner and a hearty winter wine & cider.
21 – 22 June
Clever and entertaining one-act plays along with live music, open fires, mulled wines and the starry night sky make for the cosiest of nights.
28 June – 14 July
As winter sets in so does the ice and the fun at Queenscliff Harbour. Housed within a giant marquee is an ice rink and toboggan run. Go on, get your skates on!
And exhale at Yoga at the Winery… This full-day experience includes a 60-minute indoor Yoga class, guided wine-tasting & relaxed lunch at Bellarine Estate and transportation (ferry ride and bus transfers).
The 'Almost Overs'...
Post haste, get to it, don't miss out! These events are happening right now.
22 March – 24 July
On loan from London’s Natural History museum is the world-renowned exhibition; Wildlife Photographer of the Year 54. One hundred award-winning, captivating images are currently displayed at the National Wool Museum.
30 March – 2 June
The beauty and fragility of the earth and its ecosystems is seamlessly captured in the works of this exhibition. Currently on display at The Geelong Gallery.
11 – 26 May
Panels, conversations, performances, workshops and dinners make up the bumper program of the Queenscliffe Literary Festival that reveres the works of Australian writers and artists.
Weekends in May and June
A boutique Fringe Festival that brings the finest international and local artists and culinary talents to Queenscliff. Public spaces, galleries, cafes, bars and restaurants of Queenscliff play host to a dazzling array of art exhibitions, film premieres & screenings, spoken word, literary readings and music performances.
6 April – 14 July
Walk with the dinosaurs at the Werribee Open Range Zoo. There are 12 life-sized dinosaurs to discover within the grounds of the zoo.