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Otway Events Happening Guide 2014

There is always something to see or do in the Otway Country to Coast region. Take a leisurely drive through the magnificent forests and you'll find something super, natural around almost every corner. From spectacular scenery, local native flora and fauna, taste tempting dining experiences and unique attractions to secluded hideaways you may never want to leave.

However if you are looking for an excuse to visit the Otway Region then here is a list of events that just might tempt you to come back again and again.

The Otway Country to Coast Event calendar is the best place to find what's on in the Otway region, from arts festivals and music festivals, to exhibitions and local markets, fresh local produce and dining experience, to nature walks, or sports events. It's all happening in the Otways. New Otway Events added regularly.

COPACC Cabaret

DECEMBER 2018 ~ Saturday 1 > Saturday 1 December

COPACC Cabaret

COPACC Cabaret

Saturday, 01 December 2018 | 08:00 PM to 10:00 PM


Expect a great variety for your entertainment.


Bring the family, bring your friends, bring a plate of food - this is a night for all people in the wider community to participate in and enjoy!


Venue: Civic Hall

Date/Time: Saturday December 1 at 8pm

Running Time: 2 hours, with interval

Tickets: All tickets $27


Proudly sponsored by Colac Herald & Dinny Goonan Wines


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COPACC, 95-97 Gellibrand Street, Colac 3250

The Suitcase Royal...Chronicles of a Sleepless Moon

DECEMBER 2018 ~ Saturday 1 > Saturday 1 December

The Suitcase Royal...Chronicles of a Sleepless Moon

Made up from our friends at Mighty Duke & the Lords and Miles & Simone....The Suitcase Royale are coming back to Birre.

Still hot and sweaty from their last sellout Birregurra show, The Ballad of Backbone Joe, Miles, Joseph and Glen return to Birre to bring us the next edition of their hilarious high-energy junkyard theatre shenanigans. Get ready for a hoot of a night with the madcap comedy theatre show followed by a boot stompin' rockabilly gig.

The Butcher and the Doctor are up to something, and the Newsman sniffs a story that will take him deep into the dead heart of Australia. Deliciously dark and exquisitely crafted, Chronicles of a Sleepless Moon is a funny, sad and surreal fairy tale for grown-ups. Inspired by 1920’s radio, backyard invention, and the unique dark setting of the middle of Australia.

The show will be followed by a boot stompin' gig from, The Suitcase Royale Band. 
This is a fundraiser for Birregurra Cricket Club

On Saturday 1 December 2018 at 7:00pm

Coragulac House Open Day

DECEMBER 2018 ~ Sunday 2 > Sunday 2 December

Coragulac House Open Day

Sunday, 02 December 2018 | 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

Coragulac House and Gardens will be open for visitors to wander through the homestead and gardens, ask questions and listen to stories of the past and present owners, both Sharyn and Garry will available to answer any questions visitors may like to ask.Market stalls will also be available including a sausage sizzle, coffee cart and cake

Please note:  CASH only - No EFTPOS

WhenSunday, 02 December 2018 | 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM


Coragulac House, 895 Corangamite Lake Road, Coragulac 3250

Morning Music - Santa Claus is Coming to Town

DECEMBER 2018 ~ Tuesday 4 > Tuesday 4 December

Morning Music - Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Morning Music - Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Tuesday, 04 December 2018 | 11:00 AM


“Don your Santa hats and strap your tinsel on. It’s going to be a bumpy sleigh ride!”


Morning Music favourites Melissa Langton and Mark Jones team up with opera and cabaret star David Rogers-Smith to wish you a very Merry Christmas!


You’ve never been to Christmas party quite like this! Mario Lanza’s pouring eggnog for Bette Midler while Nat King Cole plays swinging versions of Silent Night and Come All Ye Faithful!


Fabulous vocal arrangements, jokes about Three Wise Men walking into a stable - and it wouldn’t be Christmas without a good sing-a-long round the piano! Mary’s Boy Child, Cool Yule, Oh Holy Night, Santa Baby, Jerusalem and of course Santa Claus Is Coming To Town!


And let’s not forget classic Aussie Christmas songs like Deck the Sheds With Bits of Wattle and Have Yourselves a Ripper Christmas!


Venue: Auditorium

Date/Time: Tuesday December 4 at 11am

Running time: 75 minutes, no interval

All tickets $23


Free morning tea served from 10am in the Foyer


Proudly Sponsored by Colac Herald & Arundell, Murray and Ryan, Barristers and Solicitors.


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COPACC - Coloac Otway Performing Arts and Cultural Centre, 95-97 Gellibrand Street, Colac 3250

Otways Local Produce Swap

DECEMBER 2018 ~ Thursday 6 > Thursday 6 December

Otways Local Produce Swap

5:30pm @ The Community Garden, next to the Leisure Centre and pool in Costin Street


Food Swaps are local gatherings where people swap excess home grown produce and gardening extras.

Items may include fruit, jars, home made goods, vegetables, herbs, eggs, seeds, seedlings, gardening tips and worm juice, but may easily extend to skills shares, stories and seasonal recipes.

If you dont have anything to swap please feel free to drop in and say Hi! & check out what this event is all about!

18th Annual Beeac Community Carols

DECEMBER 2018 ~ Sunday 9 > Sunday 9 December

18th Annual Beeac Community Carols

Sunday, 09 December 2018 | 08:00 PM to 09:30 PM

Beeac Community Hall

Featuring Colac City Band, Beeac School Students & other guest artists.

Followed by supper





Beeac Uniting Church

5234 6351

Colac City Band - Carols By Candlelight 2018

DECEMBER 2018 ~ Friday 14 > Friday 14 December

Colac City Band - Carols By Candlelight 2018

Friday, 14 December 2018 | 07:30 PM to 10:00 PM


Colac City Bands 72nd Carols by Candlelight.

A family event involving local school choirs and scouts back by the Colac City Band. 

A more traditional carols experience following the Christmas story and finishing with a modern feel. 

 Bring your picnic blanket, chairs and picnic to enjoy a wonderful Christmas night. 

Battery operated candles are available on site. 



Friday, 14 December 2018 | 07:30 PM - 10:00 PM


Memorial Square, Muarry Street, Colac 3250

Colac City Band

0427 687 300

Friends of Colac Botanic Gardens - Twilight Christmas Market

DECEMBER 2018 ~ Thursday 20 > Thursday 20 December

Friends of Colac Botanic Gardens - Twilight Christmas Market

Friends of Colac Botanic Gardens - host Twilight Christmas Market

Family friendly fun by the lake.



Colac Lake Foreshore, Fyans Street, Colac 3250  View Map




Ros Scanlan

0417 597 186