Events in Areas

Aireys Inlet Open Mic Music Festival

Annual event in March
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Well loved local annual music event featuring well over a 100 acts - free entry - The Aireys Inlet Open Mic Music Festival is poised for another successful year. The festival presents over 160 performances... of all types of music from full rock bands to solo acoustic acts on a number stages over three days. Held in a variety of venues throughout Aireys.

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    Aireys Inlet Market

    Sunday
    4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

    Aireys Inlet Market, on every second Sunday during the warmer months, from Spring through to Easter, at the local hall. 9am onwards. The market specialises in fresh produce, locally made goodies and art... and craft. Take the opportunity to meet the maker!

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      Lorne Pier to Pub

      Annual event in January
      10:00 am to 9:00 pm

      Dive in with 5,000 other swimmers in the world's largest organised swim. Each year thousands of swimmers dive into a sea of history and race the 1.2 kilometre course of the Lorne Pier to Pub. The Lorne... Pier to Pub started as an informal challenge among Lorne Surf Life Saving Club members. It's now an action-packed weekend attracting people from near and far to both participate in the race and soak up the carnival atmosphere. Over the past 33 years the event has grown in size and stature and now claims centre stage of a two day program that includes the Mountain to Surf Fun Run and Surf Boat Race Classic. Since 3071 swimmers took to the water in 1998, the swim has been entered into the Guinness Book of Records as the world's largest open water swim.

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      Lorne Film

      Usually mid November
      3:00 pm to 7:00 pm

      Film Festival event held in existing venues in Lorne - film, workshops, projection art and more. Featuring a range of intimate venues against the backdrop of Lorne’s unique coastal beauty, Lorne Film... s a four-day celebration of international film for the people who make, watch and love film.

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      Anglesea Riverbank Market

      Melbourne Cup weekend - New Year's Day - Labour Day weekend - Easter

      Anglesea Riverbank Market - On the Banks of the Anglesea River. A Sprawling treasure trove over 200 eclectic stalls and stallholders.

        Great Ocean Road Marathon

        Usually middle weekend in May

        The Great Ocean Road International Marathon, Festival of Running, Walking and Wheeling is a six-race concept caters for runners, walkers and wheelchair participants of all ages and abilities over two days.... The Half Marathon will also be held on Sunday, starting from Kennett River and finishing in Apollo Bay. The road from Lorne to Apollo Bay provides the most spectacular and challenging course of any marathon in the world.

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        Rip Curl Pro

        Annual event - Easter
        9:00 am to 9:00 pm

        The Rip Curl Pro will this year be celebrating the 53rd anniversary of the Bells Beach Easter Rally and the Rip Curl Pro in Australia's surfing home of Torquay. The ASP World Tour's best surfers will be... at Bells over Easter to compete in the year's second ASP World Tour contest. But it will be only one deserving winner who will get to ring the prized Bell on the final day of competition. Joining the Men and Women of the ASP will be the world's hottest 16-year-old junior talent, who will be in town competing in the international final of the Rip Curl Grom Search Series. In tow with the action in the water, there will be plenty happening on land for fans, visitors and surfers alike, between the famous Bells contest site, the local pubs and legendary parties around town.

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        Great Ocean & Otway Classic Ride

        Saturday
        3:00 pm to 7:00 pm

        Spectacular recreational bike ride through the stunning Otway Ranges and along the magnificent Surf Coast

          Torquay Cowrie Market

          3rd Sunday of every month from September until April
          3:00 pm to 7:00 pm

          Handmade home produced products, environmentally friendly products, promoting local artists and crafts, bands, busking, and food.