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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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Taylor Henderson Lovesomebody Summer Tour

FEBRUARY 2019 ~ Friday 1 > Friday 1 February

Taylor Henderson Lovesomebody Summer Tour

Taylor Henderson Lovesomebody Summer Tour

Date And Time

Fri, February 1, 2019

7:30 PM – 10:30 PM AEDT

Location

Colac RSL

21 Murray Street

Colac, VIC 3250

Taylor Henderson supporters are in for a real treat. The multi-platinum selling artist will be hitting the road this January 2019 to continue his National “Love Somebody Tour.” Taylor will be serenading you with all the hits and the yet to be released music off his upcoming Album.

These shows are going to be intimate and very personal, which will see Taylor in he’s shining element. Taylor stated, “I’m so excited to be touring again, and this time I want to connect with as many fans as possible.” I can honestly say that the best is yet to come and it starts with this tour. I haven’t worked this hard ever, so this tour and new music are so exciting for me. The last two years of my life, have been such a character builder and honestly, my commitment to my music and my fans have never been as committed as it is now.”

These shows will allow you to hear Taylor from the heart, so get ready for an intimate evening with Taylor Henderson.

In 2013, Taylor released his self-titled debut album, which debuted at No. 1 on the Australasian Aria Charts and was subsequently certified as Platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association. In addition to this the single from that album "Borrow My Heart" also debuted at No. 1 with triple platinum status. It is said in the Music Industry that you are only as good as your second album. If this is true then his second album "Burnt Letters" also debuted at No.1 yielding a Top 5 hit with the song "When You Were Mine". In August 2016 Taylor released his new song "Light Up The Dark" which was featured on the Australian Film, Spin Out. The past two years for Taylor have seen some major changes and selfanalysis drawing insight from some of his favourite artists such as Ed Sheeran, John Mayer and Michael Jackson, who all had one thing in common, being true to their art and passion. Taylor has hand-picked all of the important elements needed to get his music to his fans on his terms. Thus 2019 is shaping up to be a busy period for Taylor with his new hit single titled "Love Somebody" and a
National Tour of the same name, kicking off in Victoria and then throughout the country.

Dreaming the Makers Space

FEBRUARY 2019 ~ Saturday 2 > Sunday 3 February

Dreaming the Makers Space

Dreaming the Makers Space

 · Hosted by Colac Otway Arts Trail

Held at 139 Murray Street Colac

A workshop to determine what a makers space/ art studios would look like and who would use it

 

Joshua Batten - Free Live Music at the Great Ocean Road Brewhouse

FEBRUARY 2019 ~ Saturday 9 > Saturday 9 February

Joshua Batten - Free Live Music at the Great Ocean Road Brewhouse

Joshua Batten - Free Live Music at the Great Ocean Road Brewhouse

09 FEB 2019

08:30PM

09 FEB 2019

11:30PM

29 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay, VIC 3233 View map

Inspired by classic rock, blues, folk and progressive rock, 21-year old Joshua Batten is rising fast on the Melbourne music scene. Combining songwriting with aggressive guitar playing, powerful singing, live looping and a charismatic stage presence, he has played at over 30 venues covering all corners of Melbourne as well as major interstate cities. 

Whether you are looking for amazing craft beers, a place to eat delicious food, listen to free live music or watch some of Australia's best live sports while eating a chicken parmagiana, the Great Ocean Road Brewhouse has it all. The Brewhouse specialises in craft beer, craft cider, and local produce food.

Visitors to Apollo Bay will love dropping into the tasting room located behind the Brewhouse, known as Tastes of the Region. Here, people can sample local beer and wine and enjoy a produce platter showcasing locally produced cheeses, dips, bread, olive oil and more.

Australian Lamb Company Group - Colac Gold Cup

FEBRUARY 2019 ~ Sunday 10 > Sunday 10 February

Australian Lamb Company Group - Colac Gold Cup

Australian Lamb Company Group - Colac Gold Cup

Sunday, 10 February 2019 | 11:00 AM to 05:00 PM

The 2019 Australian Lamb Company Group Colac Gold Cup has got it all!!

 With fantastic prizes on offer in the Melbourne Park View Fashions on the Field

Loads of children's activities with Chris Humphreys Wild Zoo and Kelly Sports to keep them entertained, back pack giveaways

Dr Crask and his swinging elixir band will be performing throughout the day

Off the Bench is the place to be with Dr Turf and Pickers entertaining you while dining in a fully catered marquee with a 5 hour Beer, Wine and Cider package.

Colac country racing has got it all!!  and then there is the racing ........

 

When

  • Sunday, 10 February 2019 | 11:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Location

Buses running from Memorial Square (12.30 - 2.00pm)
Returning to Memorial Square (5.00 - 6.30pm)

Colac Turf Club, 38 Colac - Lavers Hill Road, Elliminyt 3250

Birregurra Sunday Markets 2018/2019 Season

FEBRUARY 2019 ~ Sunday 10 > Sunday 21 April

Birregurra Sunday Markets 2018/2019 Season

Birregurra Sunday Markets 2018/2019 Season

The market is every 2nd Sunday of the month [9am-2pm] in the Birregurra Park (in the warmer months):

* Sunday 10 February 2019
* Sunday 10 March 2019
* Sunday 14 April 2019 and ...
* a special Easter Market will happen on Sunday 21 April 2019

Birregurra Park, 35 Main Street, Birregurra 3242

 

APOLLO BAY RSL LIVE MUSIC

FEBRUARY 2019 ~ Sunday 10 > Sunday 29 December

APOLLO BAY RSL LIVE MUSIC

APOLLO BAY RSL LIVE MUSIC

12 Gallipoli Parade, Apollo Bay 3233 VIC View map

Sunday arvo of music from 2pm. Local musicians & singers with a wide variety of genres. Free admission, snacks available.

Down the Hatch - Apollo Bay Seafood Festival

FEBRUARY 2019 ~ Friday 15 > Friday 15 February

Down the Hatch - Apollo Bay Seafood Festival

Down the Hatch - Apollo Bay Seafood Festival

15 FEB 2019

07:00PM

15 FEB 2019

11:00PM

21 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay, VIC 3233

The Apollo Bay Seafood Festival will kick off with the 2019 ‘ocean to plate’ gala feast Down The Hatch, at the Mechanics Hall on Friday, February 15 at 7:00pm.

Handcrafted by executive chef Nick Mahlook and his team of artisans from The Atlantic, the eight-course shared dinner will showcase locally caught fresh seafood and produce, and a selection of wines.

For the perfect finale, Om Nom’s executive chef Jo Ward, will reveal a magically sweet ocean themed dessert.

Ecstatic Festival - 3 Days of Ecstatic Arts by Sacred Event

FEBRUARY 2019 ~ Friday 15 > Sunday 17 February

Ecstatic Festival - 3 Days of Ecstatic Arts by Sacred Event

Ecstatic Festival - 3 Days of Ecstatic Arts

by Sacred Event

Date And Time

Fri., 15/02/2019, 2:00 pm –

Sun., 17/02/2019, 2:00 pm AEDT

Location

Krishna's Otway Retreat

1265 Winchelsea-Deans Marsh Rd, Bambra VIC 3241

Melbourne's first Ecstatic Festival is happening the 15 - 17 of Feb 2019! 

This is a CONSCIOUS FESTIVAL not to be missed


★International Ecstatic dance DJs ★ 
★Live musicians ★
★Sacred Cacao ceremony ★

★Wide range of ecstatic healing modalities ★ 

★Inspirational workshops ★
Ecstatic Breath-work
Rebirthing
Ecstatic Sound Healing
Ecstatic Yoga
SomaChi yoga
Meditation 
5Rythms
Inner dance
Tantra Ecstatic Presence
Ecstatic Sufi Whirling and much more...

Our full detailed prorgam will be launched soon. Stay tuned for more details. 

Dress Up - Bring your instrument of music - 
Family friendly - Drug & alcohol free - Vegan 

LOCATION 
Krishna's Otway Retreat
1265 Winchelsea-Deans Marsh Rd, Bambra VIC 3241

CAMPING or share room available.

WHAT ARE THE TIMES?
Gate opens Friday 15th of Feb 2pm. First workshop and Music from 5pm.
We are opening early to allow everyone time to arrive and setup tent before night.
Last workshop and Music Sunday 17th 2pm.

Celebrate with your spirit tribe and soul family with a line-up of Ecstatic Dance DJs, musicians and ecstatic healing arts. Connect with your beautiful community and go deep with a tribe of Heart-centred beings.

Apollo Bay Seafood Festival 2019

FEBRUARY 2019 ~ Friday 15 > Sunday 17 February

Apollo Bay Seafood Festival 2019

Friday, 15 February 2019 | 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM

The festival is designed to champion the spirit of the local fishing community, the world-class seafood sourced locally from the water and the rugged beauty of the coastal town of Apollo Bay.

The festival aims to bring together, engage and profile those who share its vision - from local fishers to marine scientists, chefs through to food writers, local townsfolk to seafood lovers throughout Australia.

 

When

Friday, 15 February 2019 | 12:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Saturday, 16 February 2019 | 12:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Sunday, 17 February 2019 | 12:00 AM - 12:00 PM

 

Location

Apollo Bay Harbour, 1 Breakwater Road, Apollo Bay 3233

Harbour Day - Apollo Bay Seafood Festival

FEBRUARY 2019 ~ Saturday 16 > Saturday 16 February

Harbour Day - Apollo Bay Seafood Festival

Harbour Day - Apollo Bay Seafood Festival

16 FEB 2019

08:00AM

16 FEB 2019

09:30PM

1 Breakwater Road, Apollo Bay, VIC 3233

The Apollo Bay Harbour will transform into an 'Off the Boat' Seafood Market on Saturday, February 16. From 8:00am - 9:30am, festival punters will be able to buy fresh seafood straight off the fishermen who caught the catch.

Just before lunchtime the harbour will launch into packed day of music and pop up restaurants, boasting delicious lobster rolls, seafood dumplings, huge paella pans, southern rock lobster, abalone sashimi and much more.

Kids will be able to get in on the fun with a hands-on educational program featuring interactive demonstrations and displays, sailing lessons, casting competitions and harbour expeditions.

With some Australia’s best musical acts (to be announced) the festivities will wind up late into the evening.

Mike Elrington - Blistering Blues - Live at the Brewhouse

FEBRUARY 2019 ~ Saturday 16 > Saturday 16 February

Mike Elrington - Blistering Blues - Live at the Brewhouse

Mike Elrington - Blistering Blues - Live at the Brewhouse

16 FEB 2019

09:00PM

16 FEB 2019

11:59PM

29 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay, VIC 3233

Join the Great Ocean Road Brewhouse for a night of blues, rock and folk with Mike Elrington.

Mike Elrington is a gifted singer-songwriter with incredible guitar skills. Standing at almost two metres tall, delivering his signature, gut-wrenching vocals like an instrument all on its own, very few people forget a performance from this man. The commitment to his live shows and the well-earned reputation for leaving nothing behind but sweat has seen him invited to perform at some of Australia’s finest festivals, including the iconic Byron Bay BluesFest, Bendigo, Sydney Blues and Roots Festivals and Blues on Broadbeach to name but a few.

Elrington has proven himself as one the hardest-working artists currently on the Australian scene, and over the last 17 years since the inception of his career as an 18-year old in Adelaide, has released nine albums and toured excessively throughout Australia, the United Kingdom and New Zealand.

Trestle 10 2019 - Timboon

FEBRUARY 2019 ~ Sunday 17 > Sunday 17 February

Trestle 10 2019 - Timboon

Trestle 10 2019

 · Hosted by The Trestle 10'
 

The Trestle 10 is a 9.6km event that follows the train trail down and over the trestle bridge constructed in 1892. Upon crossing the bridge, the Trestle 10 then winds its way under the bridge back onto the trail to return back to event central (skate park precinct).

The Distillery Dash is a 5km event designed for those that are starting their journey into trail running or for families that want to walk their way from the trestle bridge to the township of Timboon.

The Icecream Mile is a 1.6km event targeted at getting kids active, it will start at event central (skate park central) and make its way 800m down the trail, before marshals will assist in the kids turning and making their way back to the town of Timboon

Conversations in the littoral - Apollo Bay Seafood Festival

FEBRUARY 2019 ~ Sunday 17 > Sunday 17 February

Conversations in the littoral - Apollo Bay Seafood Festival

Conversations in the littoral - Apollo Bay Seafood Festival

17 FEB 2019

10:00AM

17 FEB 2019

04:00PM

50 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay, VIC 3233

Following the success of 'Conversations' in 2018, join for a day of 'Conversations in the Littoral'. Stories from the littoral zone are stories of connections: connections between land and sea; past, present and future, culture and nature; stories from farmers, fishers, future makers, and Indigenous culture keepers, moderated again by the ineffably passionate team of Richard Cornish and Hillary McNevin. Like the mythical African bird Sankofa, they will look to the past as a guide to the future.

Ticket price includes lunch prepared by the team at Apollo Bay Catering and Events.

Full program and speakers to be announced closer to the event.

 

13 The Musical

FEBRUARY 2019 ~ Thursday 21 > Wednesday 23 January

13 The Musical

13 The Musical

When

  • Thursday, 21 February 2019 | 07:00 PM - 09:15 PM
  • Friday, 22 February 2019 | 07:00 PM - 09:15 PM
  • Saturday, 23 February 2019 | 01:00 PM - 03:15 PM
  • Saturday, 23 February 2019 | 07:00 PM - 09:15 PM

 

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Red Door Dance and Theatre Co proudly presents   13 The Musical

Evan Goldman is about to turn thirteen, and he can't wait.   His life seems full of possibilities - that is, until his parents get divorced, and he is forced to move with his mom from big-city New York to backwater Appleton, Indiana.   If Evan can't get the coolest kids to come to his bar mitzvah, how is he going to survive the school year, not to mention the rest of his life? 

As Evan navigates the world of cool kids and nerds, jocks and cheerleaders, first kisses and heartbreak, he comes to understand "What it Means to Be a Friend."  

With a bright, catchy pop score from Jason Robert Brown, equal doses of humour and pathos, and a cast of wildly talented teens, 13  is irresistible to grown ups and almost-grown ups alike.

At COPACC for 4 shows only!

Thursday 21 February, 7pm
Friday 22 February, 7pm
Saturday 23 February 1pm & 7pm

Tickets available from 11am on Tuesday 15 January  -  Adult: $32, Child under 15yrs: $26

Proudly sponsored by MIXX FM and COPACC

Location

Colac Otway Performing Arts & Cultural Centre, 95-97 Gellibrand Street, Colac 3250

Ziggy - Live at the Brewhouse

FEBRUARY 2019 ~ Friday 22 > Friday 22 February

Ziggy - Live at the Brewhouse

Ziggy - Live at the Brewhouse

22 FEB 2019

08:00PM

22 FEB 2019

10:00PM

29 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay, VIC 3233

After many successful gigs at the Queenscliff Brewhouse, Ziggy is now coming to Apollo Bay. Come and Jiggy with Ziggy. Great Live Music Vibes that will have you wanting to get up and dance. This is a free event.

Situated on the Great Ocean Road in Apollo Bay where the hills meet the ocean, the Great Ocean Road Brewhouse is a craft beer haven with over 100 craft beers on offer. Beer, wine and cider tastings are available in the tasting room along with fabulous regional produce. Dine in their award-winning bistro with a family-friendly atmosphere and a delicious menu that has something to suit everyone. Warm yourself by the fire or enjoy the beer garden with ocean views. Open seven days. Free Wi-Fi available.

Phone: 03 5237 6240
Email: info@gorbrewhouse.com.au
Website: Visit Website

 

Locals Night - Gellibrand River Blues & Blueberry Festival

FEBRUARY 2019 ~ Friday 22 > Friday 22 February

Locals Night - Gellibrand River Blues & Blueberry Festival

Locals Night - Gellibrand River Blues & Blueberry Festival

At Otways Tourist Park

 

This is a chance for the locals to come and see the locals! Local musicians and bands will be playing on the main stage.

Bring a picnic or buy from the Camp Kitchen at the Otways Tourist Park (could be high demand for this, so be sure to give them a call and order!). Bring your drinks or buy from the Prickly Moses caravan on-site. Tables and seating aren't guaranteed (depending on numbers), so bring a camp chair just in case.

Gold coin donation entry goes to the Long Road Appeal.

Jason Heerah

FEBRUARY 2019 ~ Saturday 23 > Saturday 23 February

Jason Heerah

Jason Heerah

23 FEB 2019

08:30PM

23 FEB 2019

11:30PM

29 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay, VIC 3233

An event not to miss.

Jason Heerah was named 'the best singing drummer in the world" by the 2014 Australian X Factor, where he finished in the top six. Jason Heerah’s rendition of Pharrell Williams’ smash hit track 'Happy' at the X-Factor Audition 2014, has had over 1.4 million views on YouTube.

At current Jason has an extended passion writing/producing and releasing music on iTunes, Spotify, Deezer, Amazon and Youtube from his JHRecords studio. His debut independent album ‘Chasing Love’ recorded in Melbourne (AUS) was released in 2016 with the official clip by Island Music Label on YouTube, which captures the story of the Mauritian Kreol History. This received rave media attention for Jason’s music and connection with Mauritius.

Gellibrand River Blues and Blueberry Festival 2019

FEBRUARY 2019 ~ Saturday 23 > Sunday 24 February

Gellibrand River Blues and Blueberry Festival 2019

Saturday, 23 February 2019 | 12:00 PM to 08:00 PM

Held annually this festival includes Blues music on the Saturday from top Australian Blues talent.

Market day on Sunday include food from local procures featuring blueberries, local blueberry products, artists and of course more blues music.

For more information head to  http://www.bluesandblueberryfestival.com.au/

 

When

Saturday, 23 February 2019 | 12:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Sunday, 24 February 2019 | 09:30 AM - 02:00 PM

Location

Otway Tourist Park, 25 Main Road, Gellibrand 3239

Flynn Gurry at Otway Estate - Blues & Blueberry Festival

FEBRUARY 2019 ~ Sunday 24 > Sunday 24 February

Flynn Gurry at Otway Estate - Blues & Blueberry Festival


Phone: 03 5233 8400
Email: info@otwayestate.com.au
Website: Visit Website

  

Market Day - Gellibrand River Blues and Blueberry Festival

FEBRUARY 2019 ~ Sunday 24 > Sunday 24 February

Market Day - Gellibrand River Blues and Blueberry Festival

Market Day - Gellibrand River Blues & Blueberry Festival

 · Hosted by Gellibrand Community House and Gellibrand River Markets

The Festival Market will be held on Sunday the 24th February from 9:30 -2pm.

There will be local food producers, artists and artisans, scrumptious food, new exciting activities for the children and of course Blueberry products in Rex Norman Reserve right in the centre of Gellibrand.

Music will continue with local performers entertaining you while you browse.

Our region supports some amazing food and produce, so come along for a taste sensation.

Terang Races

FEBRUARY 2019 ~ Wednesday 27 > Wednesday 27 February

Terang Races

Terang Races

Wednesday, 27 February 2019 | 12:00 PM to 05:30 PM

 

When

  • Wednesday, 27 February 2019 | 12:00 PM - 05:30 PM

Location

Terang Racecourse, Keilambete Road, Terang 3264