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Bass Coast Summer Agricultural Show

The Bass Coast Summer Agricultural Show is a yearly event held in the southern beach town of Wonthaggi near Phillip Island. This huge show draws...

Bass Coast Summer Agricultural Show

Phillip Island Events

The coastal paradise of Phillip Island is not only known for its serenity and natural wonders but also renowned for its unique and popular events.

The region is home to several internationally renowned festivals that include music festivals, art exhibitions, live shows, as well as the world famous MotoGP.

2020/2021 Phillip Island Racetrack & Island Events Calendar Guide


Come to Phillip Island to witness the biggest super bike race on Australia’s racing calendar, the MotoGP. See Honda and Yamaha battle it out against Ducati and Suzuki for place on the podium. The Superbike World Championship is another racing event which is held over three days. This huge racing event is guaranteed to bring thrills and spills and provides great entertainment for all ages.

For sporting enthusiasts, check out the range of triathlon, swimming, running and cycling event held on Phillip Island. The San Remo Channel Challenge is a racing event that includes a 500 metre swim across the channel between San Remo and Phillip Island. Hundreds of participants head to this small township to compete in this race year after year.

Visitors should also check out the Phillip Island Multisport Festival. This event is a combination of a triathlon event as well as separate cycling and running competitions. There is also a twilight fun run which is suitable for the whole family. There are races that are suitable for all ages and abilities, as well as a para-triathlon for athletes with a disability.

One of the biggest events held year after year on Phillip Island is Schoolies, the week-long holiday for students to celebrate the end of their high school exams. During the Schoolies celebration, there are plenty of parties with DJ’s, live music, beach parties, pool parties and so much more.

For music lovers, check out the Phillip Island Jazz Festival and at Christmas, don’t miss out the various Carols by Candlelight events held for free in various locations on Phillip Island. There is a range of events held all throughout the year, so check the event calendar to make sure you don’t miss out!



Phillip Island Schoolies

Phillip Island Schoolies

All Over Phillip Island, Cowes, VIC
21 November 2020 to 12 December 2020

Phillip Island Schoolies week is an Australian tradition that allows high school graduates to enjoy a week-long holiday just after their last high school exams finish. As one of the most popular events amongst...

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Island Magic

Island Magic

Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, Ventnor, VIC
28 November 2020 to 29 November 2020

As the home to the renowned Grand Prix Circuit, Phillip Island hosts an array of racing events including the popular V8 Supercars and Superbike championships. In November each year, Phillip Island plays host to another...

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Carols By Candlelight San Remo

Carols by Candlelight San Remo

San Remo Foreshore, San Remo, VIC
TBA: December 2020

Carols by Candlelight San Remo is an annual Christmas tradition on Phillip Island, attracting festive singers from the Bass Coast and beyond. Sponsored by the Lions Club, the event is great fun for the whole family as...

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Cowes Carols By The Bay

Cowes Carols by the Bay

The Amphitheatre, Cowes, VIC
TBA - December 2020

Every year, hundreds gather to share festive spirit and sing at Cowes Carols by the Bay, organised by the Inter-Church Council of Phillip Island and San Remo. Catch up with friends or bring the family as you make your...

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Island Foreshore Festival

Island Foreshore Festival

Cowes Jetty Triangle, Cowes, VIC
TBA - Summer/Autumn 2020 & 2021

The Island Foreshore Festival is an exciting showcase of music, crafts, and local food. Located right by the Cowes Jetty Triangle, on the foreshore headed to Erehwon Point, visitors will be delighted at the sheer array...

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Inverloch Sounds Of Summer

Inverloch Sounds of Summer

Thompson Reserve, Inverloch, VIC
28 December 2020

Inverloch Sounds of Summer is one of the hottest events during the festival season. Located just two hours away from the Melbourne CBD, the scenic surrounds of Thompson Reserve come alive with art, music, and relaxing...

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Phillip Island New Year’s Eve

Phillip Island New Year’s Eve

The Jetty Triangle, Cowes, VIC
31 December 2020 to 01 January 2021

Phillip Island New Year’s Eve celebrations are organised by the local council and are always highly anticipated during the holiday season. Ring in the new year in style with mind-blowing fireworks, performers that...

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Cape Paterson Aquathon

Cape Paterson Aquathon

Cape Paterson First Surf Beach, Cape Paterson, VIC
17 January 2021

The Cape Aquathon is an exciting swim race and is also a part of the Bass Coast Series. Together with the Cowes Classic, Phillip Island Penguin Swim Classic, and the Channel Challenge, this race is one of the most...

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Kilcunda Lobster Festival

Kilcunda Lobster Festival

Kilcunda Foreshore Car Park , Kilcunda, VIC
24 January 2021

The Kilcunda Lobster Festival is an annual community and fundraising event that occurs each January. Located on the foreshore area of Kilcunda, the full-day family-friendly festival invites everyone to enjoy lobster...

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