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2015 Festival of the Sea

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The Barwon Heads Festival of the Sea returns to the banks of the beautiful Barwon River between the 11th and the 15th of March for 2015.

The major day is the Sunday when thousands are expected to visit the seaside township to enjoy the huge festival and the famous Duck Race that has become the major highlight of the event.


The duck race starts later in the afternoon around 4:30 PM and sees hundreds of yellow rubber duckies swimming on the Barwon River to the delight of hundreds of cheering spectators. The race is a major fund-raiser for the festival and helps keep the festival free to visitors.

2015 marks the 15th year of this event and it looks as it will be the biggest and the best yet with so much to see, do and enjoy. Sunday will see huge market stalls scattered through the tea trees beside the river. Also in this area there will be a large sustainability and environmental expo with some wonderful tips and ideas to help make your impact on this earth just a little smaller.

There will be several performance stages with music running all day with quite a variety of music. Highlights include Tiny Giants, Last Coast, The Big Bash Band and Shed Zepplin a Led Zepplin cover band who will close the event from 5:20PM. Food lovers are in for a treat with some great vendors attending, with everything from the bbq snag in a bun to the gourmet range of international foods. The festival will also feature some great beverages including some of our amazing local wines and beer.

Kids will love the kids area to the north of the bridge, here there will be rides and attractions, animal farm and even pony rides.

Art features have been a very popular attraction at the festival in recent years and this year they should be spectacular with large sculptures, paintings, weaves and other forms of art. This year the theme for the art fence and pole sculptures is titled “Look Beneath the Surface” so expect some amazing creations.


The Barwon Heads Festival of the Sea celebrates the unique environment and the relationship Barwon Head’s has with the sea and its great outdoors, with sustainability and environmentally themes and messages entwined throughout the festival. In the days leading up to the Sunday event there are walks, a film festival, art shows, exhibitions, musical and other performers plus many local groups and organisations holding small events that form part of the festival.