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Otway Events Happening Guide 2014
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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.

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Friends of Colac Botanic Gardens - Wattle Day

SEPTEMBER 2018 ~ Saturday 1 > Saturday 1 September

Friends of Colac Botanic Gardens - Wattle Day

Wattle Day

Guided walk to enjoy and learn more about acacias

 

Location

Colac Botanic Gardens, Fyans Street, Colac 3250  View Map

Hiking for Bowel Cancer Prevention 2018

SEPTEMBER 2018 ~ Friday 7 > Saturday 8 September

Hiking for Bowel Cancer Prevention 2018

Friday, 07 September 2018 | 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Event Name: 

The JLF Trek VIC 2018

Date:

Friday 7 and Saturday 8 September 2018

Description:

This September explore the magic of the Great Ocean Walk between Ryans Den and Apollo Bay by taking part in The JLF Trek VIC. Experience the dramatic coastline, stunning scenery and breath-taking cliff top vistas, all in the name of bowel cancer prevention and raising essential funds for the Jodi Lee Foundation. 

Set yourself a personal challenge, get fit, have fun with friends and meet new people while enjoying the camaraderie and experiencing an adventure in the great outdoors. The JLF Trek ends with a celebration party at the finish line, with food, drinks and music! 

Choose from three distances - 72 kilometres, 22 kilometres or 8 kilometres. 

For more info and to register, head to the website - https://app.jodileefoundation.org.au/events/the-jlf-trek-vic-2018

 

Entry Fees:

75km - $275 (hiking Friday and Saturday)

22km - $185 (hiking Saturday only)

8km - $25 (hiking Saturday only)

 

Location:

Great Ocean Walk, Apollo Bay

When

Friday, 07 September 2018 | 12:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Saturday, 08 September 2018 | 12:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location

Great Ocean Walk, Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay 3233

Elissa O'Donohue

0407 599 809

elissa@jodileefoundation.org.au

https://app.jodileefoundation.org.au/events/the-jlf-trek-vic-2018

The Jodie Lee Foster Trek

SEPTEMBER 2018 ~ Friday 7 > Saturday 8 September

The Jodie Lee Foster Trek

The Jodie Lee Foster Trek

07 SEP 2018

06:00AM

08 SEP 2018

07:00PM

Apollo Bay, VIC 3233

 

This September explore the magic of the Great Ocean Walk between Ryans Den and Apollo Bay on the Jodie Lee Foundation Trek.

Experience the dramatic coastline, stunning scenery and breath-taking cliff top vistas, all in the name of bowel cancer prevention.

Set yourself a personal challenge, get fit, have fun with friends and meet new people while enjoying the camaraderie and experiencing an adventure in the great outdoors. The JLF Trek ends with a celebration party at the finish line, with food, drinks and music! 

Choose from three distances - 72 kilometres (two days), 22 kilometres (one day) or 8 kilometres (one day). 

 

For more info and to register, head to the website.

Phone: 08 8363 1920
Email: enquiries@jodileefoundation.org.au
Website: Visit Website

  

BIRREGURRA MUSIC SALON PRESENTS JESS FAIRLIE

SEPTEMBER 2018 ~ Sunday 9 > Sunday 9 September

BIRREGURRA MUSIC SALON PRESENTS JESS FAIRLIE

BIRREGURRA MUSIC SALON PRESENTS JESS FAIRLIE

09 SEP 2018

05:00PM

09 SEP 2018

07:30PM

7 Sladen Street, Birregurra 3242

A quick venture into newfound Melbourne pop prodigy Jess Fairlie's stirring and straight-forward 'Senses' immediately evokes R&B by-lines of old. Inspired by the likes of Stevie Wonder and modern heroes like Regina Spektor, Fairlie finds effortless beauty in her debut single, which is sure to create some positive buzz for the contemporary pop community.

Fairlie's ballad, behind the empowering piano and rousing vocals, is an endearing simple song of love and distance, as she realizes, "I'll just stay here as your friend/Hoping that you come to your senses." While the territory is familiar, the execution sounds like it's from an industry vet - not someone completely brand new to the scene.

Listen to 'Senses' below and look out for Fairlie's upcoming self-titled EP

Website: Visit Website

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Paris Underground - Encore

SEPTEMBER 2018 ~ Friday 14 > Friday 14 September

Paris Underground - Encore

Paris Underground - Encore

Friday, 14 September 2018 | 08:00 PM to 09:50 PM


Madotti and Vegas presents

PARIS UNDERGROUND - ENCORE

 

ENCORE - a new production by Madotti & Vegas, it’s still crazy, still sexy, still cool!

 

A CABARET EXTRAVAGANZA!

Journey again into the dark delights of the underground of Paris with more comedy, more astounding magic and illusion, more burlesque, greater feats, flesh and feathers, surprises and seductions, more incendiary song, spectacular dance, brilliant, beautiful and strange circus and cabaret and introducing new performers and new routines.

 

Featuring the magic of Madotti & Vegas, Australia’s most unique magicians, the beauty and grace of aerialist, dancer and circus artist Hannah Trott; the rare skill of tap-dance king Monsieur Eden Read; the dangerously charming and risqué repartee of chanteuse Aurora Kurth; and new to the underground, international dancer and burlesque artiste extraordinaire Miss Mimi Le Noire and the gravity defying talent of cirque specialist Monsieur Mark Graham!

 

If you missed them last time, this is your chance!

 

Venue: Civic Hall

Date/Time: Friday September 14 at 8pm

Running time: 90 Minutes, 20 minute interval

Tickets:

Adults: $45

Concession: $41

Under 30s: $27

Groups of 4 or more: 10% discount

Warning: Partial nudity, adult themes, M15+

Proudly sponsored by Colac Herald, Dinny Goonan Wines & Colac Landscape Supplies

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Location

COPACC, 95-97 Gellibrand Street, Colac 3250

Amy

SEPTEMBER 2018 ~ Saturday 15 > Saturday 15 September

Amy's Gran Fondo 2018

Saturday, 15 September 2018 | 12:00 PM to 07:00 PM

Join over 5,500 riders as they take on Australia's Grandest Fondo riding on Australia's greatest road, the Great Ocean Road. 

Now in it's eighth year, Amy's Gran Fondo offers an impressive endorphin-inducing weekend of cycling to watch in awe or participate with vigour all on fully closed roads with the spectacular natural backdrop of the Great Ocean Road.

With events and distances to appeal to everyone in the family.  Here's a snapshot:

* Go Long - 45km Medio Fondo or 120km Gran Fondo with 2021m vertical climbing.

Go Short - 14km Family Fondo at both Lorne and Apollo Bay.

Go Gravel - 65km Amy's Gravel Fondo The perfect ride for those who want to take their riding off bitumen and onto the gravel including 1,500 metres of climbing, ideal for those that prefer mountain or cyclocross bikes to road bikes in Lorne.  

Go CycloCross Taking place on Saturday 16 September Lorne foreshore, this CycloCross takes place on the beach and the foreshore.

Go Wall Challenge yourself to the vertical climb of Amy's Wall 110 metres with an average gradient of 15%, the ultimate hill sprint.

With the full road closures and an online safety briefing for every rider, the event has a strong safety focus.  Now in its eighth year, Amy’s Gran Fondo is held in memory of Australian cycling team member Amy Gillett, who was killed while training in Germany in 2005.

Register to enter

For all other enquires please head to Amy's Gran Fondo

 

Colac Otway Shire Roads closure details are:

Between Birregurra-Deans Marsh Road & Neade Street Lorne.  6am to 11am

Between Deans Marsh-Lorne Road and Bushes Road 7.30am to 11am

Between Birregurra-Deans Marsh Road & Pennyroyal Station Road.  8am to 12pm

Between Bushes Road & Murroon Road.  8am to 12pm. 

Between Pennyroyal Station Road & Division Road.  8am to 12pm

Between Division Road & Colac Forrest Road. 8am to 12pm. 

Between Colac Forest Road & Beech Forest Road (Turtons Track).  8.30am to 1.30pm

Between Beech Forest Road (Turtons Track) GOR.  8.30am to 2pm

GOR - Between Skenes Creek Road, Skenes Creek & Bay Street, Lorne.  8am to 3.30pm. 

GOR - Between Hardy Street, Apollo Bay & Skenes Creek Road, Skenes Creek.  10.30am to 11.30am. 

 

 

When

Saturday, 15 September 2018 | 12:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Sunday, 16 September 2018 | 07:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Location

Apollo Bay, Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay 3233

03 9595 3000

granfondo@amygillett.org.au

Colac Garden & Lifestyle Expo 2018

SEPTEMBER 2018 ~ Saturday 22 > Saturday 22 September

Colac Garden & Lifestyle Expo 2018

Saturday, 22 September 2018 | 09:00 AM to 03:00 PM

The 28th Annual Lifestye and Garden Expo at Colac showgrounds has something for everyone;

  • Displays and Stall holders
  • Live Entertainment
  • Kids Activities
  • Garden & Lifestyle Expo Raffle

Sponsored by Barwon Water

 

When

Saturday, 22 September 2018 | 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM

Location

Colac Showgrounds, Bruce Street , Colac 3250

Red Racing Hood

SEPTEMBER 2018 ~ Tuesday 25 > Tuesday 25 September

Red Racing Hood

Red Racing Hood

Tuesday, 25 September 2018 | 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM

 

Terrapin Puppet Theatre

RED RACING HOOD

The appeal of Red Racing Hood covers many generations, keeping the young children in the audience as engaged as their parents, grandparents and friends.”

 

Stage Whispers

“It’s eye-poppingly rich and complex…..they mine all the humour and the genuine drama of this entertaining tale.”

 

The Mercury

School Holiday fun for the kids!

 

Welcome to the town of Grinalong! Grinalong was once famous for the car race, The Grinalong Classic.

 

Fifty years ago the race stopped when a wolf that lived in nearby Tangled Woods destroyed racing cars and the drivers fled in terror. Now, the new Mayor has a plan to bring back Grinalong’s glory days, and re-launches the race. But it soon becomes obvious that he is more interested in furthering his own ambitions and lining his pockets than helping the town. And he doesn’t mind hurting Red and Gran in the process.

 

Director: Sam Routledge

Venue: Civic Hall

Date/Time: Tuesday September 25 at 10am and 1pm

Running time: 45 minutes, no interval

 

All tickets $20

Suits ages 5 years and above

 

Proudly sponsored by Colac Herald, Cow Lick Bookshop & Otway Fly Treetop Adventures

 

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When

  • Tuesday, 25 September 2018 | 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
  • Wednesday, 26 September 2018 | 01:00 PM - 01:45 PM

Location

COPACC, 95-97 Gellibrand Street, Colac 3250