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.


91-97 Thompson Avenue, Cowes

For a complete list of cultural events at Berninneit click on the link below.

Market on Church

July 27, 2024
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 Sunday Market

July 28, 2024
Cowes Jetty Triangle to Erewhon Point, The Esplanade, Cowes

Browse a diverse range of stalls from local produce to art and craft.

From 9.00am to 2.00pm.

Phillip Island Festival of Stories

August 2/4, 2024
91-97 Thompson Avenue, Cowes

Join in this thought-provoking festival which features many well-known names.

Rosalie Ham, author of The Dressmaker, and Sue Maslin, film director, will speak on the making of the film.

Well-known award-winning journalist Kerry O’Brien will speak on his life in journalism.

Other presenters include author and broadcaster Jacinta Parsons, author and radio host Wendy Harmer, former Australian of the Year and family violence advocate Rosie Batty, playwright and screenwriter Hannie Rayson, and authors Robyn Davidson and Rachelle Unreich.

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Churchill Island Farmers Market

August 3, 2024
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

Island Craft Market

August 10, 2024
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

Newhaven Market

August 17, 2024
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

August 18, 2024
Phillip Island Bowling Club
40 Dunsmore Road, Cowes

Relax to the toe-tapping sounds of Shaun Nihill & Friends.

From 2.00pm to 4.30pm.

Fanatec GT World Challenge Australia powered by AWS

August 23/25, 2024
Phillip Island Circuit

Rounds 8 and 9 return to Phillip Island Circuit.

2024 Australian Superbike Championship

September 7/8, 2024
Phillip Island Circuit

Round 5 of the 2024 Australian Superbike Championship includes action from the Superbike, Supersport, Supersport 300, YMF R3 Cup, along with Motorcycling Australia’s premier junior road racing academy, the bLU cRU Oceania Junior Cup.

TIDAL Seafood Festival

September 20/22, 2024
San Remo Foreshore Reserve, San Remo

Celebrate San Remo's fishing village history with quality local seafood, demonstrations and activities for the whole family.

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Rip Curl GromSearch Phillip Island

October 2/6, 2024
Phillip Island beaches TBA

Rip Curl GromSearch Phillip Island presented by the Bass Coast Shire will bring together the best Under 18, Under 16 and Under 14 junior surfers from around the country.
The event comes with a 10,000 point ranking and will be one of only five Marquee Junior events in the country as part of the Surfing Australia Junior Series.

Victorian State Circuit Racing Championship 2024

October 5/6, 2024
Phillip Island Circuit

Round 5 of the season returns to the Phillip Island Circuit.

Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix 2024

October 18/20, 2024
Phillip Island Circuit

The fastest sport on two-wheels returns to the most iconic of racetracks, Phillip Island Circuit.

Phillip Island Community GP Run 2024

October 19, 2024
Caldermeade BP Service Station, Caldermeade

The ride starts at the Caldermeade BP Service Station on the corner of Caldermeade Rd and South Gippsland Highway. Participating riders will ride to Phillip Island, with the option of heading off at the roundabout to the Phillip Island Circuit in time for the Moto3 qualifying.

From 11.00am to 4.00pm.

Australian SUP Titles

October 23/27, 2024
Woolamai Beach, Phillip Island

The Australian SUP Titles on Phillip Island will host multiple surfing and racing options and will offer competitors a great surfing and paddling experience. The event will be based at Woolamai Beach but will utilise the best beaches and racing options available around the island.

Phillip Island and Bass Coast Ukulele Festival 2024

November 16, 2024
Berninneit and Rhyll Park, Phillip Island

Phillip Island and Bass Coast Ukulele Festival will comprise
Saturday workshops at Berninneit in Thompson Avenue, Cowes and a Sunday Picnic at Rhyll Park, Rhyll.

Bookings required.

Island Magic 2024

November 22/24, 2024
Phillip Island Circuit

The Phillip Island Auto Racing Club (PIARC) annual Island Magic event is back this November with the best of the best in Australian Motorsport.

Ocean Sounds Music Festival

January 11, 2025
Churchill Island

Bring your picnic rug and watch the sun set while listening to great live music. Gourmet food and local wines available. 

From 12.00pm to 10.30pm.

Phillip Island Model Railway Exhibition

January 18, 2025
Cowes Senior Citizens Club, 6 Lions Court, Cowes

The Philip Island Model Railway Exhibition is an annual show that highlights the many complex aspects of building and running a miniature train-focused world. 

From 10.00am to 5.00pm.

PC 21 Aerial display at the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix

Phillip Island Events - PC 21 Aerial Display at MotoGP

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