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6th – 12th October 2014

We are into the last few weeks of winter but there is still plenty to do around the Geelong region and this week is no exception.

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Friday 10th – Sunday 12th October 2014
Birregurra Festival and Art Show
The beautiful rural township of Birregurra holds their annual Festival and art show in what is an event that takes over the whole town. The festival this year should be bigger than ever with markets, dog jumping, wood chopping, and activities for the family. There will also be some incredible entertainment, this year Dave Steel and Tiffany Eckhart will perform as well as ‘The Voice’s’ Imogen Brough, Melbourne Based The Pierce Brothers, and the Elvis inspired King Seven and the Hound Dogs. Food is also a highlight of the festival and some of the local breweries and wineries will also be on hand for refreshments. Birregurra is easily reached from the Colac – Geelong Road, and is around an hours drive from central Geelong.

Monday 6th October 2014
Julia Gillard – My Story
Former Prime Minister of Australia Julia Gillard will be in Geelong for a special evening promoting her new book My Story. The evening will be held at Costa Hall at Deakin University on Geelong’s Waterfront. This is a chance to listen to one of the most interesting and controversial leader Australia has ever seen, and hear firsthand a little of the stories that made headlines during the turbulent years leading up to and during her leadership. For bookings 5225 1200.

Saturday 11th October 2014
Leukaemia Foundation’s Highton Light the Night
You can help to create a brighter future for people with blood cancer by supporting the Leukaemia Foundation’s Light the Night walk. Gather at twilight with family and friends to shine a beautiful lantern of hope. This moving event takes place at the Highton Recreation Reserve at 6:00 PM for Read More

Sunday 12th of October 2014
Queen – It’s a kind of magic!
One of the biggest bands of the last forty years, Queen will be celebrated in an amazing show at GPAC’s Playhouse Theatre when Queen- It’s a kinda magic! comes to Geelong. This huge stage performance with amazing sound and lighting features over 20 of Queen’s biggest hits including We Will Rock You, Bohemian Rhapsody, We are the Champions and more.

Sunday 12th October 2014
JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes
JDRF are holding walks all around Australia to raise funds and awareness of juvenile diabetes and Geelong is joining in the action hosting a walk on the 12th of October at Rippleside Park. There is a 2 km or 5 km walk along Geelong’s magnificent waterfront. Registration and more information can be found at