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.

Market on Church

March 25, 2023
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 Catamaran Challenge

March 25, 2023
Cowes Yacht Club, The Esplanade & Osbourne Ave,

The Around French Island Catamaran Challenge is a unique race that circumnavigates French Island in Westernport Bay. The race averages approximately four to five hours in duration and covers about 70 km, making this race a marathon.

11.00am start

For more info go to
Around French Island Catamaran Challenge boats on Cowes Beach.

Around French Island Catamaran Challenge

Sunday Summer Sessions

March 26, 2023
Churchill Island

Head to Churchill Island for an afternoon of live music supplied by local Dan Lunn. Relax with beverages and delicious food on the picturesque Churchill Island front lawn.

This is a free event and runs from 2.00pm to 5.00pm.

Cowes Sunday Market

March 26, 2023
The Esplanade/Erewhon Point, Cowes

Browse a variety of stalls offering local produce, crafts etc.

From 9.00am to 2.00pm.

Churchill Island Farmers Market

April 1, 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

Island Craft Market

April 8, 2023
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

April 8 & 22, 2023
Erewhon Point - The Esplanade, Cowes

Enjoy food trucks and live music as you browse a diverse selection of market stalls at this popular market.

From 2.00pm to 9.00pm.

Newhaven Market

April 15, 2023
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

April 16, 2023
Phillip Island Bowling Club, Dunsmore Road, Cowes

Join in the All Day Jazz Extravaganza featuring Dan Bolton Quartet, Skiffle Party, and Andrew Nolte & His Orchestra.

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

2023 Shannon's Speed Series

May 12/14, 2023
Phillip Island Circuit

Phillip Island hosts the third round of the Shannon's Speed Series. Featured will be 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, S5000 Australian Drivers’ Championship and V8 Touring Car Series.

Island Whale Festival

June 30/July 2, 2023
Various Phillip Island Locations

The Island Whale Festival offers a range of activities that entertain, but also allow visitors to appreciate the wildlife and natural habitats of Phillip Island and the Bass Coast region.

More information at a later date.

TIDAL Seafood Festival

September 15/17, 2023
San Remo Foreshore

The TIDAL Seafood Festival celebrates San Remo's history and quality local seafood. The festival includes demonstrations and activities for the whole family.

More details later.

PC 21 Aerial display at the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix

Phillip Island Events - PC 21 Aerial Display at MotoGP

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