2015 Festival of Sails
The Festival of Sails returns to the Corio Bay and the Geelong Waterfront for a spectacular week of sailing and entertainment leading up to the Australia Day weekend.
The sailing leg of the festival dates back to 1844 making it one of the oldest continually run sporting events held anywhere in the world and this year’s competition promises to be one of the best on record.
Onshore the festival that runs Saturday through until Monday is expected to attract tens of thousands of families each day with so much to see and do. There will be market stalls, gourmet foods, rides for the kids and a whole festival running the entire length of the waterfront from Cunningham Pier to Eastern Beach. The slopes of Transvaal Square will house a huge kids zone with jumping castles, water rides and plenty of fun for the young.
Club Marine will once again hold a wonderful Boat Show outside Fisherman’s Pier Restaurant showing off the latest and greatest in marine craft.
Inside the Royal Geelong Yacht Club will once again be the place to be with hundreds expected to enjoy some great music and cheer overlooking the magnificent marina full of sail. This area is ticketed after 5:00 PM during the main days.
Saturday night will see the Kite Machine followed by Bob Evans also known as the frontman for indi group Jebediah perform on the Steampacket Gardens stage.
Sunday night will be the most popular night of the festival on shore with some amazing musicians including Imogen Brough, and Johnny Rollins entertaining the crowd before the massive fireworks display exploding over Corio Bay in spectacular colour.