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.

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 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).

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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.

Island Foreshore Market

April 11, 2020
Cowes Jetty Triangle to Erehwon Point


The Island Foreshore Market brings a host of stalls with variety products as well as hot and cold food. Sit back beach side and enjoy live music, kids entertainment and more.

3.00pm - 10.00pm

Rhyll Twilight Market

April 10, 2020
Rhyll Mechanics Hall, Rhyll


Browse the many stalls of the Rhyll Twilight Market plus enjoying some food and wine in a relaxing community atmosphere.

From 4.00pm to 8.00pm

Island Craft Market

April 11, 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

Easter Fun Festival

April 11/12, 2020
Churchill Island, Phillip Island


The popular Easter Fun Festival returns with lots of family fun. Favourite activities include various farm demonstrations, lawn games, face painting and wagon rides.

Wonder at the Wonthaggi Woodcrafters, Heritage Draughthorses and vintage cars and caravans.

Relax on the lawns with food from food trucks, and listen to live music.

The famous Easter Egg Hunt will be on Sunday.

Sunday Jazz

April 19, 2020
Ramada Resort, 2128 Phillip Island Road, Cowes


Sit back and relax in the Bass Room at Ramada Resort for Sunday Jazz. In December, enjoy the toe-tapping sounds of Melbourne Jazz Quartet.

2.00pm - 4.30pm.

Churchill Island Farmers Market

April 25, 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

Market on Chapel

April 25, 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

Victorian State Circuit Racing Championship

May 16/17, 2020
Phillip Island Circuit

The Victorian State Circuit Racing Championship showcases an array of classes from sports sedan, Porsche 944 challenge, Formula Vees, Formula Fords and the popular HQ Holdens.

Island Whale Festival

July 3/5, 2020
Various Phillip Island locations


Held during the Victorian school holidays, the annual Island Whale Festival celebrates the migration of whales from the Antarctic to warmer waters off northern Australia, and their connection to Phillip Island.

Shannons Nationals

August 22, 2020
Phillip Island Circuit

Round 6 of the Shannons Nationals will be at the iconic Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit.

Pirelli/Motul Victorian Road Race Series

August 29/30, 2020
Phillip Island Circuit

Round 3 of the motorcycling Road Race Series takes place at the famous Phillip Island Circuit.

San Remo Fishing Festival

September 19, 2020
San Remo Foreshore

Join in the fun at the annual San Remo Fishing Festival. The festival celebrates the fishing heritage of the San Remo village. There is the Blessing of the Fleet to ensure a safe and productive fishing season - an event which has been conducted since 1955. Entertainment includes a Deckies Race, and casting and float tossing competitions. Add to your culinary skills after watching fish filleting and cooking demonstrations.

Adults can enjoy tasting some of Gippsland's finest foods and wines.

For children, there is free face painting plus a closed off play area for the little ones.

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