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.


Some events on Phillip Island may be cancelled. Please check before attending.

Wild Sand Sculpting

December 26, 2019 onwards
Penguin Parade, Phillip Island

CLOSED

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


Phillip Island Surfing Reserve 7th Annual Surfing Teams Challenge

March 28, 2020
Woolamai Beach, Phillip Island

POSTPONED UNTIL SPRING

Teams battle for prizes in various surfing disciplines, gender and age groups.

Food will be available for purchase, plus massages, and t-shirts.

From 8.00am to 3.00pm.


Sunday Jazz

Ramada Resort, 2128 Phillip Island Road, Cowes

CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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

2.00pm - 4.30pm.


Island Craft Market

July 11, 2020
St Phillips Parish Hall, Thompson Avenue, Cowes

CANCELLED

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


Churchill Island Farmers Market

July 25, 2020
Churchill Island

CANCELLED

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


Market on Chapel

July 25, 2020
St Johns Uniting Church
86 Chapel Street, Cowes

CANCELLED

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


Shannons Nationals

August 22, 2020
Phillip Island Circuit

CANCELLED

Round 6 of the Shannons Nationals will be at the iconic Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit.


Pirelli/Motul Victorian Road Race Series

August 29/30, 2020
Phillip Island Circuit

Round 3 of the motorcycling Road Race Series takes place at the famous Phillip Island Circuit.


San Remo Fishing Festival

September 19, 2020
San Remo Foreshore

Join in the fun at the annual San Remo Fishing Festival. The festival celebrates the fishing heritage of the San Remo village. There is the Blessing of the Fleet to ensure a safe and productive fishing season - an event which has been conducted since 1955. Entertainment includes a "Deckies Race", and casting and float tossing competitions. Add to your culinary skills after watching fish filleting and cooking demonstrations.

Adults can enjoy tasting some of Gippsland's finest foods and wines.

For children, there is free face painting plus a closed off play area for the little ones.


Victorian State Circuit Racing Championship

September 26/27, 2020
Phillip Island Circuit

Showcasing an array of classes from sports sedan, Porsche 944 challenge, Formula Vees, Formula Fords to the popular HQ Holdens.


Australian Superbike Championship

October 2/4, 2020
Phillip Island Circuit

Round 4 of Australia’s premier production bike racing series, producing many champions that have gone onto being World Champions.


Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix

October 23/25, 2020
Phillip Island Circuit

CANCELLED


PC 21 Aerial display at the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix

Phillip Island events - PC 21 Aerial display at MotoGP


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