Festivals & Events

There is a plethora of events and festivals staged on the northern Bellarine foreshore throughout the year. Some long-standing, very popular events include the Gatorade Triathlon, National Celtic Festival, Portarlington Mussel Festival and the Bellarine Sunset Run, to name but a few! All these events attract thousands of locals, holidaymakers and visitors alike who can take full advantage of all that our beautiful coastline has to offer.

National Celtic Festival

Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend in June.

Experience all the music and excitement of Australia’s premier Celtic celebration at Portarlington on the June long weekend. For three jam-packed days and nights the National Celtic Festival will feature the very best Celtic performers gathered from across the world, performing in more than a dozen undercover heated venues with ample seating provided. The festival is family friendly and has something for all ages and musical tastes including an extensive workshop program for adults and children.

The 2020 National Celtic Festival has been cancelled due to COVID-19.