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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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Colac Show "N" Shine

MARCH 2019 ~ Saturday 2 > Saturday 2 March

Colac Show "N" Shine

Colac Show "N" Shine

From 8:30am at Memorial Square, Colac

COUNTRY RACES IN COLAC - BIRREGURRA CUP

MARCH 2019 ~ Sunday 3 > Sunday 3 March

COUNTRY RACES IN COLAC - BIRREGURRA CUP

COUNTRY RACES IN COLAC - BIRREGURRA CUP

03 MAR 2019

11:00AM

03 MAR 2019

05:00PM

Colac Turf Club, Colac-Lavers Hill Road, Colac 325

Relax at the country Races at the Colac Turf Club to celebrate the Birregurra Cup!!

Sunday 3 March 2019 - Gates open at 11am

Umbrella Package $20 per person. *Admission not included. 

Free Entry for kids. Relaxed Country atmosphere.

'Beard of the Day' - $200 Cash Prize

Tickets Available!! - Book now - country.racing.com/colac

Colac Turf Club, Colac-Lavers Hill Road, Colac 3250 View map

Email: colac@countryracing.com.au
Website: Visit Website

CAROLYN THEATRE 2019 ‘FIVE SHOWS ONE SEASON

MARCH 2019 ~ Monday 11 > Monday 11 March

CAROLYN THEATRE 2019 ‘FIVE SHOWS ONE SEASON

CAROLYN THEATRE 2019 ‘FIVE SHOWS ONE SEASON'

Morning Music - Frankly Sinatra

MARCH 2019 ~ Wednesday 13 > Wednesday 13 March

Morning Music - Frankly Sinatra

Morning Music - Frankly Sinatra

Wednesday, 13 March 2019 | 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM

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Frankly Sinatra - A Tribute to Ol' Blue Eyes

Frankly Sinatra weaves the fascinating story of Ol’ Blue Eyes through skilful narration and the songs of an unforgettable era.

Australian music theatre star Philip Gould and award winning singer and actress Michelle Fitzmaurice come together to sing and dance their way through 22 hits of the man they called the ‘Chairman of the Board’.

The show also contains hits from the leading women in Sinatra’s life, including Nancy Sinatra, Liza Minnelli and Judy Garland.

If you loved hits such as ‘My Way’, ‘Three Coins in the Fountain’, ‘Fly Me to the Moon’ and ‘High Hopes’ – Frankly Sinatra is not to be missed.

Venue: Auditorium

Date/Time: Wednesday 13 March, 11am

Running time: 70 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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When

  • Wednesday, 13 March 2019 | 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Location

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

Corangamite Rural Women

MARCH 2019 ~ Friday 15 > Friday 15 March

Corangamite Rural Women's Forum

Corangamite Rural Women's Forum

*BOOKINGS NOW OPEN*
A fun and educational day not to be missed, FOR local rural women, ALL ABOUT local rural women, from Ballarat to the Heytesbury and Great Ocean Road; Surf Coast to Geelong and surrounds.

Program, speaker bios and tickets are available at: https://bit.ly/2DdaU0c

For more information about the venue: https://www.nationaltrust.org.au/places/barwon-park/

APOLLO BAY & OTWAY DISTRICT AGRICULTURAL SHOW 2019

MARCH 2019 ~ Saturday 16 > Saturday 16 March

APOLLO BAY & OTWAY DISTRICT AGRICULTURAL SHOW 2019

APOLLO BAY & OTWAY DISTRICT AGRICULTURAL SHOW 2019

16 MAR 2019

10:00AM

16 MAR 2019

04:00PM

Apollo Bay 3233 VIC

Agricultural Show showcasing local produce, livestock, arts and crafts and much more.

Family entry Ticket $20 (or $15 pre- purchased) Adults $10, Concession $8, Under 15 $5.

Colac KANA Festival 2019

MARCH 2019 ~ Saturday 16 > Saturday 16 March

Colac KANA Festival 2019

Saturday, 16 March 2019 | 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

Colac’s 61st KANA Festival opens at 10am with the traditional street parade starting at 1pm from the top end of Murray St.
This is a festival for all the family to enjoy!

The Kana committee is currently working hard on this fabulous milestone event. 

A new theme will be announced later in the year.

When

Saturday, 16 March 2019 | 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Location

Memorial Square, Murray Street, Colac 3250

Wye Peak Challenge 2019

MARCH 2019 ~ Saturday 16 > Saturday 16 March

Wye Peak Challenge 2019

Saturday, 16 March 2019 | 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

The Wye Peak Challenge is not for the faint hearted. Its a unique 7.1km scenic trail run/walk that involves significant elevation, curving up and around the township, taking in views of the ocean, bush and the quaint Wye River itself. 

The run starts at 11am with an estimated time finish at 12.30pm.  Followed by a BBQ. 

Community fundraising event supported by the local businesses to help bring life back into the town after the 2015 bushfire and help the Surf Lifesaving Club rebuild its much loved and needed bunkhouse. 

 

When

Saturday, 16 March 2019 | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Location

Wye River Township, Great Ocean Road, Wye River 3234

 

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Otway Trail Run 2019

MARCH 2019 ~ Sunday 17 > Sunday 17 March

Otway Trail Run 2019

Sunday, 17 March 2019 | 08:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Events within the Fun Run area consists of:

 (No road closures however there are traffic treatments by Traffic Controllers)

16km run from Barongarook - commences at 8.30am

16km Relay Fun run

6km run/walk from kawarren - commences at 10am

16km mountain bike ride

Expected completion by all competitors by 12 noon. 

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When

Sunday, 17 March 2019 | 08:30 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Location

Barongarook to Gellibrand, Old Beechy Rail Trail, Barongarook 3249

The Traffic Light Party - Farmers Arms Hotel Beeac

MARCH 2019 ~ Saturday 23 > Saturday 23 March

The Traffic Light Party - Farmers Arms Hotel Beeac

🚦🚦The Traffic Light Party is back!! 🚦🚦

After the HUGE SUCCESS of our first event, we've taken your feedback and we're doing it again, making it BIGGER AND BETTER!!

We all know a farmer, friend or family member who is looking for that special someone and we're giving you the opportunity to mingle with other singles in the area!

Entry is $10 with $5 going towards Buy a Bale to help drought stricken farmers.

https://www.ruralaid.org.au/buy-a-bale/

For those new to the concept of a traffic light party:
💚 Single and ready to mingle 💚
💛 Maybe, available but not actively looking but can be persuaded 💛
❤️ Stop! Taken, not keen as a bean ❤️

This time round we'll have:
✔️$10 entry which gets you your coloured wristband and nibbles ❤️💛💚
✔️2 BARS to get those drinks to your faster and easier! 🍺🍸🍻🍹🥂🍾🍷🥃
✔️MORE toilets so lines are shorter so you can get back to mingling! 🚽🚽🚽
✔️Later finishing time, because let's be honest, the party was just getting started! 🎉🎊
✔️SPEED DATING HOUR commencing at 6pm
✔️BACHELOR AND BACHELORETTE AUCTIONS because we like to throw our friends under the bus and watch them squirm! But help them in the process
✔️CLEAN 🤦🏻‍♀️ and ON TIME 🤦🏻‍♀️ buses to and from Geelong and Colac for $10 return
✔️LIVE MUSIC 🎵🎶🎵🎶 we haven't locked anyone in yet but we enjoyed the docile tones of Pat Lowrey and Jeffrey Jordan last party 🎵🎶

💚 SPEED DATING HOUR starting at 6pm for $20. What do you get you ask? This includes your entry, a drink and nibbles for the hour.
Register by messaging Nina on 0425728911 with your full name, age, occupation and whether you're interested in men or women (and an age range). Payment will be required at the time of registration and details will be sent upon contact.

💚BACHELOR AND BACHELORETTE SILENT AUCTION💚
Our bachelors and bachelorettes from the first traffic light party were majority successful!!

Bachelors/Bachelorettes auctioned on the night will receive their drinks FREE on the evening and the opportunity to attend an evening for 2 with the winning bidder at the Farmers Arms Hotel!

Nominate an eligible bachelor or Bachelorette by sending a Facebook message to the Farmers Arms Hotel or emailing farmersarmsbeeac@gmail.com with their name, age, occupation, a brief description and whether their interested in meeting men/women!

More details to follow!! Will see you there!!

Tag an eligible bachelor/Bachelorette for their chance to win a $50 voucher to spend on the night!

18+ event

A Taste of Ireland - The Irish Music & Dance Sensation

MARCH 2019 ~ Wednesday 27 > Wednesday 27 March

A Taste of Ireland - The Irish Music & Dance Sensation

A Taste of Ireland - The Irish Music & Dance Sensation

Wednesday, 27 March 2019 | 07:30 PM to 09:20 PM

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Witness the World Champions directly from the West End's Lord of the Dance, as they tell the tale of the World's most loved nation in one incredible live performance.

Told through Irish music and dance, 'A Taste of Ireland' reveals the magical tale of two star crossed lovers leaving their Emerald home forever.

Produced by Australia's golden duo, Brent Pace & Ceili Moore, 'A Taste of Ireland' transports the audience to a time and place where tunes, taps and tradition are all the very essence of celebrating the Irish spirit.

Featuring an unparalleled cast of World, All Ireland and National Champion Irish dancers and musicians from around the globe, 'A Taste of Ireland' is unique for a production in this genre and features music and dance reflected through raw talent, which is impressively 100% LIVE!

Irish accordion, paired with raw guitar and rhythmic banjo, combined ballads and songs from across the counties and provinces transport the audience on a journey through the Celtic motherland.

Choreographed and led by ex-Gaelforce Dance & Rhythms of Ireland Lead Principal, World Medalist and Six Time Champion Brent Pace, 'A Taste of Ireland' is the quintessential Irish tale, a show never to be missed!

Date/Time: 
Wednesday 27 March 2019, 7.30pm

Ticket Prices:      
Adult: $69.90, Senior/Concession/Full Time Student: $62.90, Child 3-13yrs: $49.90, 
Family (2adults+2children): $225.00, Group Booking (8+): $62.90 per ticket    

 

When

  • Wednesday, 27 March 2019 | 07:30 PM - 09:20 PM

Location

COPACC, 95-97 Gellibrand Street, Colac 3250