Upcoming summer festivals at Phillip Island

Upcoming summer festivals at Phillip Island

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 11/26/2019

Reading time: 2 mins

Celebrate the season of festivals along the Great Ocean Road as you enjoy the beautiful summer air with the countless music, food, and marathon events.

Start planning your Phillip Island trip during the summer festival season! Enjoying a perfect blend of pristine beaches, glorious wildlife, and charming festive atmosphere. Celebrating the local produce and talent with a ton of musical events, holiday celebrations, as well as food festivals.

  • Phillip Island Food & Wine Festival

    Showcasing the best of Phillip Island’s food and beverage, the Food and Wine Festival is truly a wine and foodie’s dream. Hosted this year at Cowes Jetty Triangle, the festival is jam-packed with a range of restaurants, cafes, food trucks, and food stalls. Simply stroll about the area and fill your belly with the region’s greatest food, wine, and produce around!

  • Rhyll Christmas Market

    Celebrate the holiday season at Phillip Island’s grand Christmas Market, chock-full of over 70 stalls of Christmas holiday treats! The market is an annual holiday occasion, with both locals and travellers lining up to try the various goodies on offer. There is even a homemade “Makers & Bakers” section, which provide shoppers with the choice of homemade Christmas treats and presents in the whimsical Historic Rhyll Hall. The Bill’s Wine & Beer garden will also be there to provide excellent live music and fantastic food. Regardless of your choice, there really is something for everyone at the Rhyll Twilight Markets.

  • Live Music at Purple Hen Winery

    Enjoy every summer’s Friday’s night with upbeat music on the lawn in Purple Hen Winery. From 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm, folks come to enjoy the tunes and atmosphere, either parking themselves straight on the soft grass or bringing a picnic rug or camping chair. Enjoy the delicious food and drinks on offer with your friends and family, even bringing your dogs to enjoy the night out too!

  • Ocean Sounds Festival

    For a truly laidback beach experience, Ocean Sounds festival is for you. Bursting with an assortment of smiling faces, delicious local wines and food, as well as the greatest summer Australia musical lineup on offer!

  • Island Foreshore Market

    Wander through a maze of stalls, coming across fabulous food and unique goodies all the while humming along with the live entertainment in this beachside setting!

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Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.