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ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020

The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup is coming to Geelong with Kardinia Park to host six First Round matches in a week-long festival of cricket.

The fixtures include the opening match of the tournament, featuring 2014 champions Sri Lanka on 18 October.

Victoria is home to one of the biggest Sri Lankan communities in the world, so they’ll be feeling right at home for their three Group A matches in Geelong.

Each of the three match days will be double headers with one of the fixtures under lights. Sri Lanka will play night matches on October 20 and 22, with their opponents to be determined following a qualifying event to be played in late 2019.

Tickets for the men’s matches will go on sale in late 2019, but you can register online now to ensure you get early access to the best seats in the house.

We are also looking for volunteers! Could you help? Register as a volunteer now!

This event is proudly supported by the City of Greater Geelong.

18, 20, 22 October 2020

Kardinia Park Stadium 370 Moorabool Street, South Geelong

Facilities Undercover areas Wheelchair accessible


Toast to the Coast

Held over the Melbourne Cup long weekend, this iconic two-day festival is one of the most anticipated events on the local calendar, showcasing the very best cool-climate wines and gourmet food from around the Moorabool Valley, Surf Coast and Bellarine Peninsula.

This year’s event will offer an exciting format change, with more options to discover Geelong’s world-class wine.

Enjoy Day 1 of the event touring the wineries, visiting cellar doors and discovering the delights our region has to offer.

While Day 2 is at the iconic The Pier, where wine producers will come together to offer their finest drops at a beautiful showcase event under the one roof.

The two-day event, just an hour out of Melbourne, offers guests the chance to taste, drink and eat their way across a selection of award-winning wineries while enjoying the picturesque vineyard settings and live entertainment.

This year’s event is set to be a sell-out so make sure you take advantage and book early!

Pack a picnic rug and spend a beautiful Spring day touring our region’s finest wineries.

Now in its 19th year, the much-anticipated Toast to the Coast is a showcase of the diverse region’s premier cool-climate wines with tastings complimented by mouth-watering gourmet catering and food trucks, as well as thrilling live music across the Moorabool Valley, Surf Coast and Bellarine Peninsula.

Each cellar door will deliver a program highlighting the unique experience to be found at their venue, with plenty of free samplings, winery and vineyard tours, new wine releases and rare back-vintage tastings.

Unleash your senses and discover Geelong Wine and this enchanted epicurean region. . . it doesn’t get better!

There is a new look for Day Two of Toast to the Coast this year, conveniently bringing the region’s finest drops to one iconic Geelong venue!

Including all of the much-loved elements of the traditional Toast festival minus the travelling, you can enjoy more of the region without having to painstakingly choose – spend your day sampling wines from across all three regions, with stunning views of the Geelong waterfront.

Head to the Toast to the Coast website and register to be the first to know when Early Bird tickets go on sale. You will receive an email notification inviting you to purchase Early Bird tickets prior to general public release.

As always, Toast to the Coast is set to be a sell-out so get in quickly to avoid disappointment.

This event is proudly supported by the City of Greater Geelong via Geelong Major Events funding.

Daily from 07 November 2020 to 08 November 2020

Bellarine, Surf Coast and Moorabool Valley

Transport Pass
Participant Entry Fee
For wine tastings and samples
This is a free event
Entry into the venues

Facilities Seating/viewing areas Toilets available Undercover areas Wheelchair accessible


Associated organisation: Wine Geelong


Word for Word National Non-Fiction Festival

Welcome to Australia’s only non-fiction writing festival. Word for Word is a unique annual literary event showcasing non-fiction writing in all its many facets and forms with world-renowned writers, dynamic panel discussions and “in conversation” sessions.

Held in the iconic and multi-award winning Geelong Library & Heritage Centre, the Word for Word National Non-Fiction Festival takes full advantage of this stunning state-of-the-art facility known locally as “The Dome”.

Memoir, biography, journalism, blogs, history, travel, song-writing or poetry – non-fiction writing may take any number of forms. While the format can vary, one factor remains consistent throughout, and that is truth.

This event is proudly supported by the City of Greater Geelong via - 2019-2020 Community Grants Program.

Daily from 20 November 2020 to 22 November 2020

Geelong Library & Heritage Centre
51 Little Malop Street

Adult: $22.00
Day-time session
Concession: $18.50
Day-time session
Other/More Information: $110.00
Festival Pass: 6 sessions for $110 ($95 conc.)

Facilities Change room facilities First Aid available Seating/viewing areas Toilets available Undercover areas Wheelchair accessible

Word for Word Festival Administration


Phone: (03) 4201 0500

Associated organisation: Geelong Regional Library Corporation