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.

Churchill Island Farmers Market

March 2, 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

Little Penguin Dash 2024

March 2, 2024
North Pier Hotel, The Esplanade, Cowes

The Little Penguin Dash comprises various age dependent swim distances from 150metres to 300metres.

10.30am to 11.30am.

Cowes Classic 2024

March 2, 2024
The Esplanade, Cowes

The Cowes Classic is the 3rd leg of the three part Bass Coast Series, comprising a 500metre swim and 4kilometre run.

From 2.00pm to 4.00pm.

Cowes Sunday Market

March 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31, 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.

VHRR Phillip Island Classic Festival of Motor Sport

March 8/10, 2024
Phillip Island Circuit

Recognised as one of the world’s largest historic motor racing events on the international calendar. With over 400 motor cars and races held over  three days, the Phillip Island Classic is expected to once again draw  vehicles from around the world.

There will be 11 different Motorsport Australia sanctioned categories with racing cars in period correct liveries.

Island Craft Market

March 9, 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

Island Foreshore Market

March 9 & 30, 2024
The Esplanade, Cowes

Enjoy a huge array of stalls from Phillip Island and the Gippsland region. Plus food, live music and children's entertainment.

From 2.00pm to 9.00pm.

Newhaven Market

March 16, 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

March 17, 2024
Phillip Island Bowling Club
40 Dunsmore Road, Cowes

Relax to the toe-tapping sounds of The Andrew Notte Dixieland Band.

From 2.00pm to 4.30pm.

Market on Church

March 23, 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

Around French Island National Catamaran Challenge 2024

March 23, 2024
Cowes Yacht Club,
Cnr The Esplanade and Osbourne Avenue, Cowes

Local Westernport and Australia wide catamaran sailors participate in a unique race that circumnavigates historic French Island in Westernport Bay.

The race averages approximately four to five hours in duration and covers about 100 km, making this race a marathon.

Briefing at 10.00am.

av events arounf french island cat challenge on beach

2024 Shannon's Speed Series

April 12/14, 2024
Phillip Island Circuit

Phillip Island will host the third round of the 2024 Shannon's Speed Series.

The event will feature some of Australia’s best motorsport championships and series including Supercheap Auto TCR Australia Series, National Trans Am Series, Fanatec GT World Challenge Australia powered by AWS, Monochrome GT4 Australia Series, Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge Australia and Workhorse Radical Cup Australia.

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.

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.

PC 21 Aerial display at the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix

Phillip Island Events - PC 21 Aerial Display at MotoGP

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