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A diverse list of events to get amongst!! – Surf Coast events

Good Afternoon Surf Coast Event goers, 

It was a stellar summer of events and we are now gearing up for a huge month of music events.

If you love live music, make sure you check out the Airey’s Inlet Music Festival and Sound Doctor gigs. Both of these events are delivered by a volunteer lead team, and we can’t thank them enough for their dedication to live music on the Surf Coast.

Be sure to check out our Upcoming Events section below ⬇️

Sarah, Jodie, Jim, and Katie 🎵🎷

World Surf League Announces 2024 Longboard Tour Schedule with first stop Bells Beach.

The WSL Longboard Tour celebrates traditional lines of surfing with updated and progressive approaches and crowns the men’s and women’s Longboard World Champions each season.

The 2024 Longboard Tour will feature four international events between July and October, starting at Bells Beach, Australia, and followed by Huntington Beach, California. The third event will take place in September and the location and exact dates will be announced in the coming months. The WSL Longboard Championship will take place in El Salvador in October.

“It’s great to see the continued growth of the WSL Longboard Tour,” said Jessi Miley-Dyer, WSL Chief of Sport. “We premiered the new one-day Finals format last season on the Longboard Tour and are excited to bring that back in 2024, this time in El Salvador. With the new structure, we hope to continue to offer more opportunities for our surfers, and we’ll continue that approach this season. For the 2024 schedule, we’re excited to announce details of three of the four events and will share more details about Stop No. 3 soon.”

Aireys Inlet Music Festival returns in 15 – 17of March 2024 with its most diverse line-up yet!

Some of Victoria’s favorite festival acts including Matt Walker and Ashley Davies, Henry Wagons and Kylie Auldist will headline the 18th Aireys Inlet Music Festival.

The boutique festival, now in its 18th year, takes place in 6 venues across the town, including the Aireys Pub, Great Ocean Road Gin Tasting Room, Sunnymead Hotel, The Captain of Aireys and the Lighthouse Tea Rooms. Great Ocean Road Mini Golf will once again will host the best local developing bands on the Push FReeZA stage.

The festival will host its first international act, with the Cambodian Space Project bringing their unique funky pop from Cambodia via Womad to the town on Sunday afternoon. In another coup for the festival, Matt Walker and Ashley Davies will play a rare show at sunset on the Saturday, while shimmering psychedelic rock band Sand Pebbles will provide the sunset soundtrack on Friday.

Author and musician Craig Horne will do a book reading about the Great Ocean Road music scene and perform songs at Great Ocean Road Gin Tasting Room. Rising local star Daniel Aaron leads the charge of locally based acts on the bill, including ska favorites The Resignators, Geelong’s Beans (featuring Murlocs drummer Matt Blach), Victoriana Gaye, Honk, Owlsey, the Aireys Rolling Stones All stars and the Anglesea Community Rock Choir.

‘’This is the event’s most diverse line-up yet. Aireys residents have pretty broad tastes and they love to dance so we have the booked some of the best purveyors of blues, ska, psychedelic rock, R ‘n’ B, folk, funk, country and disco” said festival Creative Director Patrick Donovan.

BELLS BEACH: 2 – 3 MARCH

Woolworths Victorian Junior Surfing Titles

The Woolworths Victorian Junior Surfing Titles is the exclusive qualification pathway for the State’s elite junior competitors for selection into the Victorian Junior Surfing Team, set to compete at the Australian Junior Surfing Titles later in the year.

Spectators welcome!

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ANGLESEA: 7 MARCH

International Women’s Day

Celebrate International Women’s Day at Anglesea Golf Club with guest speaker Tiffany Cherry and a delicious 2 course dinner.

Tickets on sale!

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ANGLESEA: 9 MARCH

Anglesea Primary School Village Fair

The much-loved Anglesea Primary Village Fair will be held on the Labour Day Long weekend and this year’s event is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever with plethora of activities will be on offer for young and old.

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AIREYS INLET: 15 – 17 MARCH

Aireys Inlet Music Festival

The Aireys Inlet Music festival returns to the Surf Coast town in March, with its most diverse line-up yet. The boutique festival, now in its 18th year, takes place in 6 venues across the town, including the Aireys Pub, Great Ocean Road Gin Tasting Room, Sunnymead Hotel, The Captain of Aireys and the Lighthouse Tea Rooms. Great Ocean Road Mini Golf will once again will host the best local developing bands on the Push FReeZA stage.

Tickets on sale!

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TORQUAY: 16 MARCH

One Planet Festival

Discover your power to make a difference: a day of inspiration, education, and empowerment.

Location: Elephant Walk, Torquay.

11am to 5pm

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DEANS MARSH: 17 MARCH

Deans Marsh Festival

The Deans Marsh Mini Festival is a celebration of the Otway hinterland and the community surrounding Deans Marsh and district.

Location: Deans Marsh Recreation Reserve, 10 Pennyroyal Valley Road, Deans Marsh.

10am to 6pm

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TORQUAY: 20 – 21 MARCH

Targa Classica

A four-day carnival of motoring, the event travels from the RACV Goldfield down to Warrnambool via the Grampians and then along the Great Ocean Road to Torquay.

Location: Torquay Bell Street and The Esplanade.

3.00pm to 5.00pm

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ANGLESEA: 22 MARCH

Sound Doctor: Steve Poltz

A Steve Poltz show is truly a show – there will be plenty of folk and blues songs, but also stories, jokes, songs made up on the spot, sing-alongs and maybe even a hug. No two Steve Poltz shows are ever the same so expect the unexpected – but expect a rocking good time.

Tickets on sale!

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ANGLESEA: 23 MARCH

Sound Doctor: Mia Dyson

Australian music legend Mia Dyson is bringing her powerful grit and gravel voice, acclaimed guitar prowess and a band of stellar musicians to Anglesea as part of her new album tour.

Tickets on sale!

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BELLS BEACH: 26 MAR – 5 APRIL

Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach presented by Bonsoy

In its 61st year of competition, the event will open the Australian leg of the WSL Championship Tour.

The Pro takes place at world renowned Bells Beach, the home of Australian surfing and attracts the world’s best surfers to town to compete for professional surfing’s most treasured trophy – the Rip Curl Pro Bell.

Tickets on sale!

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TORQUAY: 30 MARCH

Here comes the sun

The coastal festival will see a haul of Aussie faves take to the stage, including Ocean Alley, Ball Park Music, Ruby Fields, Jack Botts, South Summit, and Clews, with more to be announced.

Tickets on sale!

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SURF COAST WALK: 13 APRIL

Surf Coast Trek

The Surf Coast Trek is a fundraising challenge along the Surf Coast Walk from either Aireys Inlet (40km) or Anglesea (26km) to Torquay and offers a unique opportunity to participate in a challenging and rewarding community event that takes place in the beautiful, diverse landscapes of Victoria’s Surf Coast.

Registrations open!

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TORQUAY: 27 APRIL

Great Ocean & Otway Classic Ride

Ride alongside some of Australia’s most iconic beaches! With 3 distances to choose from, there’s a ride to suit all abilities.

Distances: 60km family ride, 145km classic ride and 204km Amy’s ride.

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Markets!

Sample delicious food, be inspired by makers, creators and growers, spread the picnic rug against a stunning natural backdrop, or simply take a wander – there is something for everyone at a Surf Coast Market.

Find all markets

Torquay Farmers Market

Every Saturday

8.30AM to 1PM

Anglesea Riverbank Market

10 MAR, 31 MAR

9AM to 4PM

Lorne Market

30 MAR, 8 JUN

9AM to 4PM

Winchelsea Community Market

First Sunday of every month

9AM to 1PM

Aireys Inlet Market

10 MAR, 31 MAR, 14 APR, 5 MAY,          9 JUN, 14 JUL

9AM to 1PM

Anglesea Twilight Farmers Market

1 MAR, 15 MAR

4:30PM to 8PM

Cowrie Market

21 APR

10:00AM to 3PM

Deans Marsh Market

17 MAR

10AM to 4PM

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