Phillip Island Events

Ploughing the field with horse-drawn plough at Churchill Island Heritage Farm
Vintage cars on display at Kustom Nats, Cowes
Motorcycle competitor at Superbikes event at Phillip Island Circuit

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.

Wild Sand Sculpting

December 26, 2019 onwards
Penguin Parade, Phillip Island

CLOSED for SUMMER 2020/2021

On the beach at the Penguin Parade go on safari and see elephants, monkeys, whales and more, brought to life through incredible sand sculptures.

Explore this diverse exhibition of mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians, fish and invertebrates spanning across the earth’s 7 continents.

Entry fee includes children's activity book, sand sculpting workshop and more.

Daily between 10.00am and 6.00pm (last entry at 4.00pm from December 26 to January 5).

A sample of the Wild Sand Sculpture display at the Penguin Parade Visitor Centre, Phillip Island

Wild Sand Sculpture

Sunday Jazz

Ramada Resort, 2128 Phillip Island Road, Cowes


Sit back and relax in the Bass Room at Ramada Resort for Sunday Jazz.

2.00pm - 4.30pm.

Market on Chapel

December 26, 2020
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

Island Foreshore Market

December 28, 2020; January 2 & 23, 2021
Cowes Jetty Triangle to Erehwon Point, Cowes

Browse stalls selling local and regional produce, gourmet foods, arts and craft, and handmade merchandise, plus enjoy food trucks, live music and kids entertainment.

From 3.00pm to 9.00pm.

Churchill Island Farmers Market

January 3, 2021
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

Stalls and shoppers at the Churchill Island Farmers Market.

Churchill Island Farmers Market

Newhaven Market

January 3/10/17/24/31, 2021
Newhaven Primary School
School Avenue, Newhaven

Purchase local and seasonal produce and a range of specialty items.

8.00am to 1.00pm

Island Craft Market

January 10, 2021
St Phillips Parish Hall, 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.

Open 9.00am to 2.00pm

Australian All Wheels Race Fest

February 19/21, 2021
Phillip Island Circuit

The 2021 motorsport year begins with the inaugural "Australian All Wheels Race Fest" in February 2021.

Motorsport Australia and Motorcycling Australia will conduct the event, which will feature motorcycles and cars in what will be the ultimate 2+4 motorsport event for all race fans.

World Superbike Championship

February, 2021
Phillip Island Circuit


Australia's season-opening round of the 2021 MOTUL FIM World Superbike Championship has been postponed.

Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix

October 22/24, 2021
Phillip Island Circuit

After being cancelled in 2020 due to Covid-19, MotoGP is scheduled to return to Phillip Island Circuit in 2021.

PC 21 Aerial display at the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix

Phillip Island events - PC 21 Aerial display at MotoGP

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