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 Craft Market

December 10, 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


Ocean Sounds Music Festival

December 10, 2022
Churchill Island

Join Tash Sultana, Pierce Brothers, Kim Churchill, Kee'Ahn and more at Ocean Sounds Music Festival. Relax with picnic rugs, local wines and gourmet food with the sun setting over Westernport Bay.

From 1.00pm to 10.00pm


Cowes Sunday Market

December 11,18 & 26, 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.


Cowes Carols By The Bay

December 13, 2022
Cowes Amphitheatre at Erewhon Point

Bring in the festive season with Cowes Community Carols. From 5.30pm to 7:30pm there will be children's activities, free rides, face painting, and an animal farm. Santa will arive at 6.30pm. At 7.30pm sing along at Carols by Candlelight. The evening will conclude with a fireworks display at 9.30pm.

From 5.30pm to 9.30pm.


San Remo Celebrates Christmas

December 16, 2022
San Remo Foreshore

San Remo Christmas festivities include a Lions BBQ, children's activities and food stalls. Santa will arrive on a fire truck at 6.45pm followed by carols from 7:00pm. BYO picnic rug or chair.

The event starts at 5.00pm.


Newhaven Market

December 17, 2022
Newhaven Primary School
School Avenue, Newhaven

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

9.00am to 2.00pm


Phillip Island Jazz Club

December 18, 2022
Phillip Island Bowling Club, Dunsmore Road, Cowes

Join in for a toe-tapping session of Jackson Four.

From 2.00pm to 4.30pm.

For further information Ring Robin 0432 814 407 or Jill 0417 416 300.


Market on Church

December 24, 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


Cowes New Year's Eve Fireworks

December 31, 2022
Cowes Jetty, The Esplanade, Cowes

Enjoy a family friendly fireworks display from 9.30pm to 10.30pm at Cowes Jetty area.


Ocean Sounds Music Festival

January 7, 2023
Churchill Island

Headlined by John Butler, enjoy music by various artists and relax on the lawns with local food and wines.


Churchill Island Farmers Market

January 14, 2023
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


PC 21 Aerial display at the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix

Phillip Island Events - PC 21 Aerial Display at MotoGP


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