Phillip Island Events

Vintage cars at Phillip Island

There are so many Phillip Island events during the year, especially over the summer months.

From small local markets to the hype of the International Motorcycle Grand Prix, there is something for everyone.

Find your favourite Phillip Island events below.

San Remo Celebrates Christmas

December 15, 2017
San Remo Foreshore

Celebrate Christmas at San Remo with a community event including children's rides, an appearance from Santa and Christmas carols.

From 5.00pm

Sunday Jazz

December 17, 2017
Ramada Resort, 2128 Phillip Island Road, Cowes

Get down to Ramada Resort for another edition of Sunday Jazz. This month sit back and relax to the toe-tapping sounds of the Le Jazz Hot.

Bass Room
2.00pm to 5.00pm

Best Phillip Island Accommodation here:

Cowes Community Christmas Celebration

December 19, 2017
The Esplanade, Cowes

Celebrate Christmas with Carols by Candlelight, children's activities, petting zoo, face painting, Santa, music and fireworks display.

Rhyll Twilight Market

December 22, 2017
Beach Road, Rhyll

The Rhyll twilight summer market is situated in a lovely location with Swan Bay as a backdrop.

Visitors can enjoy live music, food vans and stalls selling local gourmet goods and creative crafts.

Tempting browsers will wines, cheese, fruit and vegetables, soaps, clothing, jewellery and lots more.

Kids activities included.

From 4.00pm

Churchill Island Farmers Market

December 23 and 30, 2017
Churchill Island

The picturesque setting for this farmers market is enticing with lots of stalls with a huge variety of goodies.

Look for local fresh produce including seasonal fruit and vegetables, the potato man with lots of potato varieties, and artisan breads.

Sample and buy olive oils, wine and beer.

Add local honey to your pantry.

For the green fingered there are plants and cut flowers.

Enjoy a relaxing coffee from the market kiosk.

Open 8.00am to 1.00pm

Market on Chapel

December 23, 2017
St Johns Uniting Church
86 Chapel Street, Cowes

Lots of variety can be found at this market, with local and imported goods for sale.

Second-hand books, soap, new and vintage clothes, collectables and plant stalls to name a few.

Inside the hall are arts and crafts, including jewellery, knits and clothes.

Fresh produce such as fruit and vegetables and free range eggs are available.

The "shed" at the back has a great array of children's books and toys and second-hand kitchenware with lots of retro items.

For the hungry there is hot food for sale.

From 8.00am to 1.00pm

Cowes New Years Eve Celebrations

December 31, 2017
The Esplanade and Jetty, Cowes

From 5.30pm there will be family friendly activities along the Esplanade including a petting zoo, face painter, jumping castle and carnival rides, followed by a fireworks display at the Cowes Jetty at 9.30pm.

San Remo New Years Eve Celebrations

December 31, 2017
Lions Park, Back Beach Road, San Remo

600 tea light candles will light up the park for a place families can come together to celebrate the old and new years.

Wild Island Discoveries

January 2 - January 25, 2018
Various Phillip Island locations

Phillip Island Nature Parks present their annual holiday activities program. Rock pool rambles, koala prowls, rock pool spotlights, shearwater sunsets, walks plus workshops entertain and educate young and old.

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Kustom Nationals

January 5/7, 2018
San Remo, Phillip Island Circuit and Cowes

The 16th Kustom Nationals start with the Beach Party at San Remo on Friday January 5.

Saturday is the Rockabilly Festival at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit and also a chance to check out the machines in Thompson Avenue in Cowes.

 Art at the Kustom Nats

Phillip Island Model Railway Exhibition

January 13, 2018
Cowes Cultural Centre
Thompson Avenue, Cowes

This annual exhibition captivates young and old. See layouts of trains. Enthusiasts have the opportunity to buy trains etc.

Island Craft Market

January 13, 2018
Thompson Avenue, Cowes

Browse the outside stalls selling fresh produce, clothing, plants, olive oil, preserves, decorative items and more.

Inside the hall visitors will find arts and crafts with lots of hand knitted goods, jewellery, and cards plus other original handmade items.

Hot food is available.

St Phillips Parish Hall, Thompson Avenue, Cowes

Open 9.00am to 2.00pm

Cowes Night Market

January 13 & 27, 2018
Erehwon Point, Cowes

A lovely summer evening market where visitors can browse stalls offering all manner of goods from food and wine to collectables and crafts. Enjoy food from food trucks and relax to live music.

2018 AMCN International Island Classic

January 26/28, 2018
Phillip Island Circuit

The southern hemisphere’s largest historic motorcycle meet will be celebrating 25 years of this most iconic of Phillip Island events.

Kilcunda Lobster Festival

January 28, 2018
Foreshore Car Park, Kilcunda

Celebrate the Australia Day weekend at the family friendly Kilcunda Lobster Festival.

Win a lobster on the Lobster Spinning Wheel or browse the market stalls. Children's amusements and rides, live music plus food and drink outlets make this a great day.

From 9.00am

San Remo Channel Challenge

February 17, 2018
San Remo Foreshore

The iconic San Remo Channel Challenge is a swim/run event and is the highlight of a day-long festival.

Competitors swim across the channel at slack tide and return to San Remo by running over the Phillip Island bridge.

There is fun for everyone with children’s rides, market stalls, food vendors, the famous “Hole-in-One” golf challenge, live music plus lots of other festivities.

Awaiting the starter's gun at the San Remo Channel Challenge

2018 Superbike World Championship

February 23/25, 2018
Phillip Island Circuit

This weekend brings the fastest, closest World Superbike action on one of the world's best tracks.

See recently crowned, and Phillip Island favourite, Superbike World Champion Jonathan Rea in action.

Really Rhyll Art Exhibition

March 2, 2018
Rhyll Mechanics Hall, Rhyll

Rhyll Mechanics Hall Committee Art Exhibition in cooperation with The Rhyll Wooden Boat Festival celebrating 150 years of settlement on Phillip Island.

Phillip Island Nature Parks Community Open Day

March 4, 2018
Various locations, Phillip Island

Bass Coast Shire residents are invited to join the fun of Phillip Island Nature Parks’ annual Community Open Day.

There will be free general admission to all attractions throughout the day including the evening Penguin Parade, Koala Conservation Centre, Churchill Island and the exciting ‘Antarctic Journey’ at the Nobbies Centre.

Proof of residency required.

At one of the most popular Phillip Island events - the PINP Community Open Day

Phillip Island National Surfing Reserve Tag Team Surfing Challenge

April 14, 2018
Cape Woolamai Surf Beach

This favourite Phillip Island event celebrates surfing and also the community.

Teams of nine members including open men and women, long board, twin-fin, junior etc. compete for the title.

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