Phillip Island Events

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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.

Find your favourite Phillip Island events below.

Cowes Classic (Swimming)

March 18, 2018
Cowes Jetty

(postponed from February 3)

The Cowes Classic comprises a 500 metre swim around the Cowes Pier and a 4km run.  The Start/finish line is outside North Pier Hotel on The Esplanade.  Race start time is 12.00pm.

There will be prize money for the winners of various nominated categories.

Sunday Jazz

March 18, 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 The Swamp Dogs.

Bass Room
2.00pm to 5.00pm

Best Phillip Island Accommodation here:

Churchill Island Farmers Market

March 24, 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

March 24, 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

Fascinating Science at The Antarctic Journey

March 30/April 15, 2018
The Nobbies

During the Easter school holidays, The Nobbies will play host to a range of intriguing and interactive experiences as part of the Fascinating Science travelling exhibition, created by Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre in Canberra.

Music with milk bottles, disappearing pencils and optical illusions are just a few of the hands-on activities in which families can  participate.

Aimed primarily at children aged 8 to 14, activities cover topics of logic, balance, fluids, illusions and mathematical puzzles of varying complexity.

Admission free with The Antarctic Journey or 4-Park Pass Ticket.

From 10.00am to 4.00pm

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San Remo Easter Fishing Competition

March 30/April 3, 2018
Marine Parade, San Remo

Have a fun weekend while supporting a good cause in the Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday Appeal.

Categories include Adult, Junior and Small Fry with prizes for heaviest squid, whiting, flathead and gummy.

For more info contact Jim's Bait and Tackle, San Remo.

Easter Fun Festival

March 31/April 1, 2018
Churchill Island

Every Easter Churchill Island Heritage Farm comes alive with activities, demonstrations, and entertainment to suit all ages.

Kids activities include mini golf, arts and craft activities, face painting, giant games and Old Time games, as well as roving puppetry perfprmances.

The Heritage Farm will host demonstrations of the much-loved working horses, courtesy of the Victorian Heritage Draught Horse Club, plus a whole range of traditional hands on farming activities and demonstrations including scheduled tractor rides, cow milking, sheep shearing, working dogs and whip cracking. Step into yesteryear with a wonderful display of vintage cars and caravans.

The Festival Lawn is a great place to sit back, relax and enjoy a bite to eat or a drink while listening to the sounds of local musicians

The popular Easter Egg Hunt will take place on Sunday morning from 10am – 1pm.

Festival from 10.00am to 4.00pm

Admission free with Churchill Island Heritage Farm or 4-Park Pass Ticket.

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The Island Makers Market

March 31, 2018
Cowes YMCA, 10 Church Street

A beautiful boutique shopping event - showcasing only the best independent, most unique local artisan designers, brands & makers.

9.00am to 2.00pm

Island Craft Market

April 14, 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

Phillip Island National Surfing Reserve Tag Team Surfing Challenge

April 14, 2018
Cape Woolamai Surf Beach

This favourite Phillip Island event celebrates surfing and also the community.

Teams of nine members including open men and women, long board, twin-fin, junior etc. compete for the title.

2018 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship

April 20/22, 2018
Phillip Island Circuit

Supercars will return to ignite the Island with three days of Supercars action at the WD-40 Phillip Island 500.

Experience the race format with a gruelling 250 kilometre race on Saturday and Sunday as the Supercars drivers battle it out to mark their place in round three of the 2018 Virgin Australia Championship.

Victorian State Circuit Racing Championship

May 5/6, 2018
Phillip Island Circuit

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

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