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What’s On This Long Weekend: Geelong & The Bellarine

What’s On This Long Weekend: Geelong & The Bellarine

It’s winter, it’s cold, but it’s the long weekend!

So let’s get rugged up and head out and about to discover what The Greater Geelong and The Bellarine has on offer.


National Celtic Festival

Friday 10 – Monday 13 June - Newcombe Street, Portarlington

Let’s get this party started.

The National Celtic Folk Festival is back for 2022 and ready to celebrate a top national line up and an opportunity to bring a community and the arts back together.

Portarlington on the northern Bellarine Peninsula will fire up again this weekend with the best Folk and Celtic live acts in Australia. So come and join the party.

Find out more here


Tastes of Central Geelong

Staring Friday 10 June – Across Central Geelong

Indulge your senses at Tastes of Central Geelong - it's a festival of food, flavours and fun.

You can sample the amazing tastes of Central Geelong, learn tricks of the trade from local chefs, wine, dine and participate in food-themed events. It doesn't matter if you're a seasoned foodie, or a newfound food lover, there's something for everyone.

Discover the program here


G&T Degustation - World Gin Day

Saturday 11 June – various times -  Anther Distillery

Get your gin fix and raise your glass to the humble G&T with award-winning local gins made by Geelong locals using local ingredients.

Guests choose between 8 Anther Gins, paired with FeverTree mixers and explore the amazing flavours of Australia!

Some delicious flavour combinations include Anther Geelong Dry Gin, Elderflower Fever-Tree tonic with mint and strawberry or Anther Cherry Gin, Aromatic Bitters Fever-Tree tonic with berries and rosemary.

Book your session here


Les Miserables

Wednesday 8 – Saturday 11 June

The epic tale of broken dreams, passion, and redemption is set against a nation in the throes of revolution. CentreStage Presents Les Miserables at Geelong Arts Centre.

Winner of over 100 international awards and seen by over 65 million people worldwide, Les Misérables is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit. This true modern classic is based on Victor Hugo's novel and features one of the most memorable scores of all time.

Book your ticket here


Live music @ The Elephant

Saturday night 11 June – The Elephant, 158 McKillop Street, Geelong

Ready for a night out? Gather your mates and enjoy the music in their Main Bar with MR MEANER from 9.30pm till 12 midnight

It’s free entry all night.

Find out more here


Swan Bay Express Train Rides

Sunday 12 June – Queenscliff Station

Travel across the Bellarine along Swan Bay and through remnant bushland. Sit back in the comfortable leather seats as the train traverses rural farmland on its way to Queenscliff and skirts the foreshore around Swan Bay during the 16-kilometre trip.

Book tickets here


South Geelong Farmers Market

Sunday 12 June - 200 Yarra Street, Geelong

Geelong is Victoria’s largest regional centre nestled in the confluence of three rich agricultural regions: The Otway Ranges, the Bellerine Peninsula and the Golden Plains of south western Victoria.

It is fast becoming the centre of a blossoming gourmet and artisan food culture and now the South Geelong Farmers market is proud to add its support to this growing economy, by providing a marketplace for authentic locally made and fresh grown produce to the communities of the Greater Geelong area.

More info here


New To You: Pre-loved Clothing Market

Sunday 12 June – 10am–3pm - Geelong West Town Hall

New To You Markets are all about sharing the love of pre-loved clothing, shopping for bargains, never paying retail, prolonging the life of clothing, having fun, and community. The markets have up to 65 stalls selling quality pre-loved contemporary, designer, vintage and retro fashion in all sizes.

The market is located indoors, perfect for the winter days.

More info here


Queen's Birthday Eve - Sunset Session

Sunday 12 June – from 5pm - Austin’s Wines

Watch the sun set over The Moorabool Valley as you sip on a glass of wine and listen to some awesome tunes.

Workers BBQ will be there serving up their delicious American barbecue fare.

With sessions booking out quickly, make sure you reserve your table.

Info can be found here