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.

During the year Phillip Island is also home to many festivals, celebrating whales and shearwaters, food and wine, literature and jazz, fishing and fun and more.

Find your favourite Phillip Island events below.

Phillip Island Nature Parks September Holiday Activities

September 24/October 7, 2018
Various locations

Koala prowls, rock pool rambles, art and craft, scavenger hunt, digs and walks plus more from Phillip Island Nature Parks.

Suitable for primary aged children.
Free of charge.

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Best Phillip Island Accommodation here:

Disney Pixar Finding Dory Immersion Zone at The Nobbies

September 27/October 3, 2018
The Nobbies

Lots of Dory-related activities which promote learning at the Antarctic Journey, The Nobbies.

Entry fee applies.
Between 11.00am and 2.00pm

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Victorian State Circuit Racing Championship

September 29/30, 2018
Phillip Island Circuit

The final round of the VSCRC showcases an array of classes from sports sedan, Porsche 944 challenge, Formula Vees, Formula Fords to the popular HQ Holdens.

The Island Makers Market

September 29/30, 2018
YMCA (Leisure Centre)
10-14 Church Street, Cowes

This beautiful pop up design & makers market will be back to bring you a boutique design and makers market laden with quality brands, with a mix up brands at every event.
The perfect market to find that quality, unique and beautiful brands. Including Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Boho, Vintage, Designer options all from talented craft makers, bakers, growers and artists.

From 9.00am-2.00pm

Australian Superbike Championship

October 12/14, 2018
Phillip Island Circuit

Held at the iconic Phillip Island Circuit, this is Australia’s premier production bike racing series, producing many champions that have gone onto being World Champions.

The circuit combines sweeping turns with hairpin corners which ensures the exciting racing loved by riders and spectators alike.

Island Craft Market

October 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

Sunday Jazz

October 21, 2018
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 Outspoken Rule.

Bass Room
2.00pm to 5.00pm

Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix

October 26/28, 2018
Phillip Island Circuit

For motorcycling fans The Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix is the premier Phillip Island event. See the world’s best riders return to the island to defy the laws of nature with agility, courage and speed, as they battle it out around the most picturesque circuit in the world.

Watch the cavalcade of motorcycle enthusiasts arrive, then admire the bikes crowded into Thompson Avenue, Cowes and soak up the carnival atmosphere.

A highlight of the Phillip Island event calendar, this event is not to be missed!

Churchill Island Farmers Market

October 27, 2018
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

October 27, 2018
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

Australian Production Car Series

November 2/4, 2018
Phillip Island Circuit

The Australian Production Car Series displays the prowess and skills of vehicles which can be purchased in the domestic automotive market.

World Surf League

November 2/6, 2018
Cape Woolamai Beach

The QS1000 World Surf League returns to Phillip Island, bringing over 120 professional surfers to the island. The event will also include an Indigenous Challenge and Junior Challenge.

The event will be held at Cape Woolamai beach, moving to other Phillip Island locations if necessary.

150 Phillip Island 2018

November 2, 2018
Various Phillip Island locations

The sesquicentennial celebrations take place in Cowes during November.

There will be a Community Street Parade, a Historical Re-enactment of the Land Sales, and Gala Dinner on Saturday, 10 November.

Phillip Island Jazz Festival

November 16/18, 2018
Bass Room, Ramada Resort, Phillip Island Road

The 14th annual Phillip Island Jazz Festival returns and will feature a wide range of groups playing many different jazz genres.

Phillip Island Food & Wine Festival

November 23/24, 2018
Cowes Jetty Triangle, Phillip Island

Enjoy wonderful food and wine from Phillip Island and the surrounding region at the second Phillip Island Food & Wine Festival. EAT, DRINK and SING!

Friday from 4.00 pm - 9.00 pm and Saturday from 12.00 pm - 9.00 pm.

Island Magic

November 24/25, 2018
Phillip Island Circuit

Phillip Island Auto Racing Club brings another round of Island Magic motor racing.

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