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


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


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


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

2.00pm - 4.30pm.

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.

Island Craft Market

October 10, 2020
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

Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix

October 23/25, 2020
Phillip Island Circuit


Churchill Island Farmers Market

October 24, 2020
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

Market on Chapel

October 24, 2020
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

Island Magic

November 28/29, 2020
Phillip Island Circuit

The 30th Island Magic car racing returns to Phillip Island Circuit.

PC 21 Aerial display at the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix

Phillip Island events - PC 21 Aerial display at MotoGP

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