Top Choice Music in Port Fairy

Port Fairy Folk Festival

Australia’s premier folk-music festival is held on the Labour Day long weekend in March. It includes an excellent mix of international and national acts, while the streets are abuzz with buskers. Accommodation can b…
Music in Lorne

Falls Festival

A four-day knees-up over New Year’s on a farm just out of town, this stellar music festival attracts a top line-up of international rock and indie groups. Past headliners include Iggy Pop, Spiderbait, Kings of Leon …
Sailing in Geelong

Festival of Sails

This week-long sailing regatta began in 1854 and these days brings sailing to the public along Geelong's Waterfront, where around 450 yachts compete. There’s a heap of shore-based entertainment as well.
Cultural in Geelong

Pako Festa

A celebration of cultural diversity that livens up Pakington St annually.
Aircraft in Geelong

Avalon Airshow

Held in Avalon, 20km north of Geelong's city centre, this display of sky-bound might and power is held every two years and attracts thousands of viewers.
Wine in Geelong

Toast to the Coast

This wine festival, held on Melbourne Cup weekend, takes place at wineries from Geelong to the Bellarine. Shuttle service is an additional $25.
Film in Lorne

Lorne Film

This new three-day boutique film festival screens local and international docos and features, mostly with a coastal theme.
Horse Racing in Geelong

Geelong Cup

Melbourne's not only the town that gets the day off for a horse race, with this sporting event a big day on Geelong's social calendar.
Music in Queenscliff

Queenscliff Music Festival

One of the coast's best festivals features big-name Australian musos with a folksy, bluesy bent. Held late November.
Sports in Lorne

Pier to Pub Swim

This popular event in January inspires up to 4500 swimmers to splash 1.2km across Loutit Bay to the Lorne Hotel. It’s a photo opportunity for local politicians and celebrities.