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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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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.

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.

 

Cobden Miniature Railway

FEBRUARY 2019 ~ Sunday 17 > Sunday 16 June

Cobden Miniature Railway

Cobden Miniature Railway

11:00 AM to 04:00 PM

 

Cobden Miniature Railway Park provides miniature train rides, 18 hole Mini Golf, canteen, children's playground and barbecue facilities.

The Park is open to the general public on the third Sunday of every month, as well as all Sundays during school holidays.   Please note that the Park is not open on Sundays of long weekends unless these fall in school holidays.

Opening hours are from 11 am to 4 pm. 

Train rides last approximately 10 minutes, leaving as required, and cost $2.50 each for adults and children over 2 years old.

Total track length is approximately 1.8km and includes an underpass and an overpass, trestle bridge, two tunnels and two stations.

Private bookings are available at most other times, apart from the months of June, July and August.

Bookings can be made by contacting Bob Wason on 03 5593 2362 or by email at trainbookings@bigpond.com

 

When

  • Sunday, 17 February 2019 | 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
  • Sunday, 17 March 2019 | 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
  • Sunday, 21 April 2019 | 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
  • Sunday, 19 May 2019 | 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
  • Sunday, 16 June 2019 | 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM

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Location

Cobden Miniature Railway Park, Graylands Street, Cobden 3266  View Map

Cobden Rotary Club
Apollo Bay Farmers Market

FEBRUARY 2019 ~ Sunday 17 > Sunday 15 December

Apollo Bay Farmers Market

19 - 21 Moore Street, Apollo Bay, Victoria

Third Sunday of the month 9am-1pm

Come and enjoy the market atmosphere; shop for your groceries in a relaxed environment, meet the producers face to face to chat about their wares and feel good knowing that you are supporting local businesses.

The market offers fabulously fresh local produce including: wine, cheese, meat, freshly baked bread, fruit, vegetables, honey, salami, cakes, organic tea, coffee, cordials, preserves, olives & oil, wool, plants, ice cream a dry store food co-op and lots more.

Sunday, 17 February 2019 | 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Sunday, 17 March 2019 | 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Sunday, 21 April 2019 | 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Sunday, 19 May 2019 | 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Sunday, 16 June 2019 | 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Formidable Vegetable @ Apollo Bay Community Garden: 5pm

FEBRUARY 2019 ~ Wednesday 20 > Wednesday 20 February

Formidable Vegetable @ Apollo Bay Community Garden: 5pm

Wed. 20th
- 5pm
Formidable Vegetable @ Apollo Bay Community Garden

Sausage sizzle and warm up music from 5pm.

Formidable Vegetable on from 6pm.

$5 per adult, children free.

Presented by....

ab p12

 

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

Apollo Bay Discussion Group @ the SS Casino Room, Apollo Bay Hotel: 6.30pm

FEBRUARY 2019 ~ Thursday 21 > Thursday 21 February

Apollo Bay Discussion Group @ the SS Casino Room, Apollo Bay Hotel: 6.30pm

Apollo Bay Discussion Group @ the SS Casino Room, Apollo Bay Hotel

Kleopatra VII, the last ruler of the mighty Ptolemaic Empire, is one of the most instantly recognisable figures from antiquity. Her deeds or legends, legacy and identity are debated around the world. The image that predominates is of a beautiful, extravagant seductress, often clad—if clothed—in very little at all, and played by Elizabeth Taylor (or Vivien Leigh).

But what did ancient historians and archaeologists know about the “real” Kleopatra? Building on surviving literature, everyday texts preserved on papyrus, sculpture, coinage, and more, we will view Kleopatra as ruler of a vast, still-powerful monarchy and associated bureaucracy, as a powerful woman in a time of nearly unbridled patriarchy, as a survivor in a real-life “game of thrones,” and as a target of vicious Roman propaganda blaming her for the outbreak of war between Augustus and Marc Antony. How was she remembered by a Roman culture that hated and was captivated by her, and by later works - mediaeval Islamic scholars, Renaissance painters, and modern filmmakers? In short: once we strip away the layers of confusion, misogyny, and legend, who really was Kleopatra? 

Andrew Connor is the Lecturer in Ancient History in the Centre for Ancient Cultures at Monash University. His work focuses on the temples of Roman Egypt - their economic infrastructure, relationship with the Roman state, and eventual collapse in the 3rd century CE. He completed his PhD in Ancient History in the Department of Classics at the University of Cincinnati, and taught at the Cincinnati and Xavier University before heading to Australia. He currently teaches Roman, Classical Greek, and Hellenistic history and archaeology, along with Greek and Latin language, at the 1st year through Honours levels. He publishes editions of documentary texts preserved on papyri on topics from the Ptolemaic, Roman, and Byzantine periods in Egypt. He lives in Elwood, and in his free time is a member of the Port Melbourne Football Club.

The meeting opens at 6.30pm to allow you to place your food order and be seated for Andrew to commence at 7pm. The Hotel offers a fixed price menu of $20 but you may order from the regular menu. Pink bowls are on each table for donations. Donations are optional but all received are distributed back into the local community.

This event is open to everybody.  If you would like to attend, please contact Margaret Murphy by email or phone (03) 5237 6640.

Bowling with Babies

FEBRUARY 2019 ~ Thursday 21 > Monday 4 March

Bowling with Babies

 

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.

Rank Outsiders - Album Launch @ Apollo Bay Hotel: 8pm

FEBRUARY 2019 ~ Friday 22 > Friday 22 February

Rank Outsiders - Album Launch @ Apollo Bay Hotel: 8pm

Rank Outsiders - Album Launch @ Apollo Bay Hotel

Matty Orchard's band, The Rank Outsiders, is launching their new album.

It's coming out on CD and a special limited edition vinyl.

With special guests...

- Ted O'Neil & Fitzy duo

- Georgia Howell - EP launch

The Rank Outsiders' and Georgia's releases were both recorded right here in the Apollo Bay P-12 College House Of Rock studios.

We'd love to see you there.

Saturday Night Live - Gellibrand River Blues & Blueberry Festival

FEBRUARY 2019 ~ Saturday 23 > Saturday 23 February

Saturday Night Live - Gellibrand River Blues & Blueberry Festival

Saturday Night Live - Gellibrand River Blues & Blueberry Festival

Live music in a family friendly atmosphere all part of the Gellibrand blues & blueberry festival. Bar and food available (no BYO alcohol) as well as camping that can be booked through the Otway tourist park.

Corangamite Model Aircraft Club

FEBRUARY 2019 ~ Saturday 23 > Saturday 23 February

Corangamite Model Aircraft Club

Corangamite Model Aircraft Club

Saturday, 23 February 2019 | 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

Public display and flying of all types of radio controlled model aircraft.

When

  • Saturday, 23 February 2019 | 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Location

Camperdown Racecourse, Racecourse Road, Camperdown 3260  View Map

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

Apollo Bay Community Market

FEBRUARY 2019 ~ Saturday 23 > Saturday 29 June

Apollo Bay Community Market

The weekly Apollo Bay market is an excellent opportunity for a pleasant morning with quality handmade wares, conversation, coffee from nearby cafes and the beach all on offer. Apollo Bay Market stall holders are from the local area, making or growing what they sell.

www.visitapollobay.com

Location

Apollo Bay Foreshore, Foreshore Reserve, Apollo Bay 3233  View Map

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