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Toast to the Coast

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

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.

Now in it’s 17th year, Toast to the Coast is a true celebration of our unique Geelong wine region, the perfect day out or weekend away, and also includes a multitude of family-friendly venues.

Weekend passes include a commemorative take-home Geelong Wine glass which doubles as your passport to free wine tastings at all host vineyards.

This year’s event is set to be a sell-out so make sure you take advantage of the Early Bird Offer.

More than 25 wineries will be showcasing their premium cool climate wines in a weekend of sensational wine, food, music and fun! $40 per weekend pass includes a $10 commemorative Geelong Wine glass – your passport to free wine tastings at all host vineyards.

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

Tickets now on sale:

Touring maps and shuttle bus details will be available soon.

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

When: Daily from 03 November 2018 to 04 November 2018
Next on: 03 November 2018, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
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Where: Bellarine, Surf Coast and Moorabool Valley
Costs: Free
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Participant Entry Fee
Facilities: Seating/viewing areas Toilets available Undercover areas Wheelchair accessible
Associated Organisations: Wine Geelong
Contact: Nicola Dore
Phone: 0438 234 449

2018 Deakin Diwali Festival of Lights

Join us in celebrating Deakin's 10th Diwali Festival of Lights. This free community event includes cultural performances, a DJ, Indian market stalls, traditional food, henna tattoos, face-painting and free children's activities followed by a spectacular fireworks display on Geelong's Waterfront.

Diwali is one of the most significant Hindu festivals celebrated around the world. The prevailing theme is the triumph of light over darkness, goodness over evil and knowledge over ignorance.

Please register early to guarantee entry.

When: 08 November 2018, 05:45 PM - 09:00 PM
Next on: 08 November 2018, 05:45 PM - 09:00 PM
Where: Deakin University Geelong Waterfront Campus
1 Gheringhap Street
Costs: Free
Facilities: Catering and/or dining (Indian market stalls showcasing traditional food, ) Children's activities (DJ, henna tattoos, face-painting, children's activities and more) Toilets available Wheelchair accessible
Associated Organisations: Deakin University
Contact: Kirby Lucas

Queenscliff Music Festival

Joining the music lineup will be the eclectic combo of Aussie electro-folkster Forever Son, triple j Unearthed darling Nancie Schipper, folk blues duo Jack The Fox, songwriting sisters The Sideshow Brides, alt-country troubadour Nathan Seeckts, Geelong rockers The Kite Machine, George Wilson’s musical alter-ego Pollyman, legendary American drummer Bernard Purdie and more.

Meanwhile, the QMF Comedy Show has booked four prominent LOLsmiths for this year’s festivities including Anne Edmonds, Tom Ballard, Corey White and Danielle Walker.

Elsewhere, previously announced act Teeny Tiny Stevies will be spearheading the annual kids program, with help from friends The Mik Maks and kids’ comedian Nicholas Ridiculous performing alongside roaming clowns, giant seagulls, Big Rory & Ochie the Dog and the Snuff Puppets.

Kids aged 13 years and under get in for free, and the kids’ carnival rides are free too.

They all join the likes of Courtney Barnett, Sarah Blasko, The Whitlams, rocker Dan Sultan, singer-songwriter Jen Cloher, Nigerian singer Bombino and triple j fave Ali Barter on the bill for the Victorian event’s 22nd annual extravaganza.

QMF 2018 will run from the 23rd to the 25th November. Peep the full lineup, festival dates and all the ticket details, below.

Queenscliff Music Festival 2018 Lineup
Anne Edmonds (comedy)
Corey White (comedy)
Danielle Walker (comedy)
Fenn Wilson
‘Find Your Voice (All-Abilities Choir)’
Finnigan August
Forever Son
Heath Robertson
Jack The Fox
The Kite Machine
Nancie Schipper
Nathan Seeckts
The Refuge
The Sideshow Brides
Sweethearts with Bernard Purdie
Tides of Welcome
Tom Ballard (comedy)
Tom Richardson
Yoga Loves Music

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