Geelong hosts an amazing array of events throughout the year. From iconic events like the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race and the Geelong Royal Yacht Club Festival of the Sails to Music festivals and farmers markets.
We are lucky at Bayside Geelong to be able to view many events at our Geelong hotel front door, such as the Cadel Evans race right past us on the Geelong Esplanade! This makes us your premium choice for Geelong accommodation.
Toast to the Coast 20th Anniversary
31st October - 1st November 2020
Held over the Melbourne Cup long weekend, this iconic two-day festival is one of the most anticipated events on the local calendar, showcasing the very best cool-climate wines and gourmet food from around the Moorabool Valley, Surf Coast and Bellarine Peninsula. Enjoy Day 1 of the event touring the wineries, visiting cellar doors and discovering the delights our region has to offer. While Day 2 is at the iconic Pier, just walking distance from our hotel, where our wine producers will come together to offer our finest drops at a beautiful showcase event under the one roof. Click here if you're looking for Geelong accommodation including hotel rooms or apartments for Toast to the Coast in Geelong 2020 Official Website
World Blackball Championships 2020
Friday 20th until the 27th November
This is the first international eight ball pool championships to be held in Australia.
This tournament will bring hundreds of the world’s best pool players to Australia.
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November 27th - 29th 2020
The Geelong Revival Motoring Festival, held on Geelong’s picturesque waterfront, is an event not to be missed! Held only walking distance from our front door, witness over 500 motor show cars, 400 competition cars, vintage boats, and 2200 participants over this weekend. Take pole position for the historic quarter-mile sprints, as classic and exotic cars and motorcycles sprint down Ritchie Boulevard at full throttle. Join us in the park for the Revival Hillclimb! Click here if you're looking for Geelong accommodation including hotel rooms or apartments for The Geelong Revival in Geelong 2020
Festival of Sails
Our Bayview rooms are in perfect position to view the largest annual keel boat regatta in the Southern Hemisphere, right from the comfort of your own balcony! The Festival of Sails was first held in 1844 and this event has consistently attracted both brilliant yachts and a public keen to soak up the essence of the event. Join in on the free community Waterfront Festival including food, wine, live music, entertainment, market stalls and a family friendly kids zone spread along the stunning Geelong foreshore. We are situated walking distance from the action and boast incredible views to be enjoyed all throughout the long weekend. Click here if you're looking for Geelong accommodation including hotel rooms or apartments for The Festival of Sails in Geelong 2021
Cadel Evans Road Race
Dates TBC January/February 2021
Watch the race speed right past our doorstep over the 4 days of cycling action! Plus we are just walking distance from the start and finish line at Eastern Beach Road. Inspired by Europe’s prestigious one-day classic races, the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race is the first of its kind in Australia. Over 3,0000 participants of all ages and abilities take part every year. Click here if you're looking for Geelong accommodation including hotel rooms or apartments for The Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race in Geelong 2021
Nightjar Festival Geelong
5th, 12th, 19th & 26th February 2021
Nightjar Geelong creates a wonderland of Friday night markets celebrating the arts, food and entertainment.Located within Johnstone Park, the Nightjar is the perfect event for families or individuals looking to kick start their summer weekend! Click here if you're looking for Geelong accommodation including hotel rooms or apartments for Ironman Triathlon in Geelong 2021
IRONMAN 70.3 Geelong Triathlon
February 2021Baker Institute IRONMAN 70.3 Geelong has long been the best-kept secret on the Oceania circuit, with a stunning venue, world-class course, vibrant community and loads of local support. No surprise then that this race was voted #1 in the world for Overall Athlete Satisfaction ... it's the ideal race to kick-start your year. Plus, watch all the action right from our front door! Click here if you're looking for Geelong accommodation including hotel rooms or apartments for Ironman Triathlon in Geelong 2021 Official Website
Dates TBC 2021Celebrate the centenary of the Royal Australian Air Force!
Marvel as jet fighters, strike bombers and heavy lift leviathans are joined by swarms of attack helicopters, from home and abroad, for a series of breathtaking routines and simulated combat manoeuvres. The event will feature the best collection of aerobatic daredevils ever to be gathered together for an Australian air show.
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Head of the Schoolgirls Rowing Regatta
Over 1,800 competitors from Year 9 to Year 12 represent their schools in this pinnacle event on the girls rowing calendar!Click here if you're looking for Geelong accommodation including hotel rooms or apartments for Head of the Schoolgirls Regatta in Geelong 2020