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.

Island Foreshore Market

January 1, 8, 15 & 22, 2022
The Esplanade, Erewhon Point, Cowes

Browse stalls showcasing local produce, crafts, wine and beer, clothes and more, plus enjoy live music and hot food.

Sunday Summer Sessions

January 2, 23 & 30, 2022
Churchill Island

Head to the Churchill Island front lawn for an afternoon of cool tunes, drinks, and food as the sun sets over Westernport Bay.

Bookings required.

Music @ The Hen - Cancelled

January 7/8, 14/15, 21/22, 28/29, 2022
Purple Hen Winery
McFees Road, Rhyll

Music @ The Hen returns in 2022, with live music every Friday and Saturday evening in January.

BYO food, rugs or chairs. No BYO alcohol please.

Numbers are limited so bookings required.

6.00pm - 8.30pm

Wine and food platter at Purple Hen Winery.

Market on Church

January 22, 2022
St Phillip's Parish Hall
Thompson Avenue, Cowes

Browse over 30 indoor and outdoor stalls offering local produce, craft, plants, trash and treasure, plus hot food and drinks.

From 9.00am to 2.00pm

Churchill Island Farmers Market

February 5, 2022
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

Cowes Classic and Little Penguin Dash

February 5, 2022
The Esplanade, Cowes

The Cowes Classic is an aquathon run by Woolamai Beach SLSC. The event is a part of the Bass Coast Series.

The Little Penguin Dash is an inshore kids aquathon for 7 to 14 year olds, part of the Bass Coast Series. A NEW junior aquathon for 7 to 14 year olds, will be held immediately before the Cowes Classic.

Beach run + inshore swim (150m for 7-10 year olds, 300m for 11-14 year olds).

All funds raised will support the Phillip Island Football Netball Club and Woolamai Beach SLSC.

All day.

Cowes Sunday Market

February 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2022
Erewhon Point, The Esplanade, Cowes

Browse the stalls for gourmet foods, crafts, clothes and lots more on the waterfront at Cowes Beach.

9am to 2.00pm.

(No Sunday Markets during January 2022)

Phillip Island Pro QS1000

February 10/14, 2022
Woolamai Beach, Phillip Island

Phillip Island Pro QS1000 will return in 2022 bringing the next generation of pro surfers to the region.

From 8.00am to 5.00pm.

Island Craft Market

February 12, 2022
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

San Remo Channel Challenge

February 19, 2022
San Remo Foreshore

The San Remo Channel Challenge consists of a 550 metre swim across the channel to Newhaven, followed by a 2 kilometre run back over the Phillip Island bridge to San Remo.

Newhaven Market

February 19, 2022
Newhaven Primary School
School Avenue, Newhaven

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

8.00am to 1.00pm

Phillip Island Jazz Club

February 20, 2022
Ramada Resort, 2128 Phillip Island Road, Cowes

Relax to the sound of Sarah Maclaine - outdoor lunch and show.

From 11.00am to 5.30am.

Australian Superbike Championship

February 26/27, 2022
Phillip Island Circuit

The Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit will open the 2022 mi-bike Motorcycle Insurance Australian Superbike Championship presented by Motul (ASBK).

Phillip Island Classic Festival of Motorsport

March 11/13, 2022
Phillip Island Circuit

The popular classic car racing returns to Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit.

Shannons Motorsport Australian Championships

March 18/20, 2022
Phillip Island Circuit

Phillip Island once again hosts the best motorsport categories in Australia.

Around French Island Catamaran Challenge

March 19, 2022
Cowes Yacht Club, Cnr The Esplanade & Osbourne Ave, Cowes

Cowes Yacht Club is hosting potentially the biggest Catamaran race in Australia. The Around the French Island Catamaran Challenge will attract sailors from Victoria and interstate to vie for the big prize money on offer, for what is sure to become an iconic event.

Off-the-beach boats along the shore at Cowes Yacht Club, Cowes, Phillip Island.

Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix

October 14/16, 2022*
Phillip Island Circuit

MotoGP is scheduled to return to Phillip Island Circuit in 2022.

Well-known as a favourite amongst riders, the fast-flowing Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit will once again set the stage for a thrilling weekend, as teams push their machines to the limit.

* date subject to approval by various racing/government authorities.

PC 21 Aerial display at the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix

Phillip Island events - PC 21 Aerial display at MotoGP

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