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Picks of the Week Jan 30 to Feb 5

There is plenty of great stuff to see do and experience around the Geelong, Bellarine, Surfcoast and Great Ocean Road region this week here are a few of our picks. See our gig guides, and what’s on pages for more details and an extensive listing.

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We have got through the Australia Day holiday and summer is in full strength. Here’s some of the best the region has to offer.


Run Colac Charity Day
The 3rd of February sees a charity run for runners chosen charity Starting at the Botanical Gardens in Colac.

Heritage Festival
Colac P&A Society hosts a huge heritage festival at the Colac Showgrounds on the 4th and 5th of February. this festival will feature crafts, vintage machinery and plenty of fun activities.

Races at Geelong
The Geelong Race club hosts a meet on the 3rd of February at the Geelong racecourse in Breakwater. Pack a picnic, put on some fancy clobber and have a small flutter on the ponies.

Geelong Street Rodders at Queenscliff
There will be some magnificent machines around Queenscliff this weekend when the Geelong Street Rodders display their hot rods at the Queenscliff Recreational Reserve. This annual climaxes on Sunday with a Show and Shine on Sunday.

Rugby in Geelong
Friday night the 3rd sees the FxProo Super Rugby Trial Match between the RaboDirect Rebels and the Chiefs at Simons Stadium Kardinia Park


The Geelong Night Market – Johnstone Park
The third in the series of night markets at Johnstone Park takes place this Friday evening from about 5PM. This market is not to be missed, it’s got a great selection of international cuisine, wide selection of market stalls and the entertainment over the past few weeks has been sensational, and this week is set to be just as good. More Info.

Apollo Bay Community Market
For some beautiful homemade cooking and organic produce the Apollo Bay Community Market is the place to go on the Saturday morning the 4th of February. There will be plenty of crafts including jewellery, and clothing and fun for the kids. Find the market on the Apollo Bay foreshore from 8AM.

Bands & Shows

The Bended Elbow hosts D12 the hip hop group from Detroit Michigan and has spawned the career of legendary rapper Eminem. Geelong is one of only 8 shows D12 are doing in Australia this tour.

The amazing Andrew Lloyd Webber classic musical Cats continues is successful run at the Geelong Performing Arts Centre until the 11th of February.

The 39 Steps
The Woodbin Theatre in Coronation Street Geelong West is featuring the Alfred Hitchcock classic until the 18th of February. Adapted by Patrick Barlow and directed by Kelly Clifford this show features Ed Dolista, Cassia Webster, Lachy Joyce and Jules Hart.