12 of the most exciting events in regional Victoria this Summer

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12 of the most exciting events in regional Victoria this Summer

Words by Benjamin Lamb

Bring on a busy summer of events.

It’s hard to believe that Summer is almost upon us, it felt like yesterday we were all emerging from our lockdown cocoons and getting back out there into the world.

Today we’re looking around the grounds in regional Victoria for some of the best events to get out and enjoy the soon-to-be warm weather. 

A Day on The Green

It’s an all-year event, but A Day on The Green really comes alive during these summer months. You can catch some of the world’s greatest musicians and bands in the nicest Victorian locations.  Over the coming months, there’s music from Crowded House, Sting, The Killers, and plenty more. Find out more info and book in your tickets here

Great Australian Beer Festival Geelong

There’s an exciting show coming to Geelong this Summer, celebrating one thing we all love, beer. The GABF celebrates a selection of the best local breweries, you’ll be able to taste some of the best hop juices from spots like Bridge Road Brewers, Farm Dog, Burnley Brewing, Fox Friday, and plenty more. On top of that, you’ll be able to enjoy music from legends Telenova, Jolyon Petch, and Ash Grunwald. 

Always Live: Hometown – Alice Skye

The new Always Live campaign has allowed live music to move into spaces that don’t usually get it. Horsham will become a live music hub with a performance from the talented Alice Skye, a Horsham native who has gotten a lot of attention with her unique folk pop stylings. She’ll perform December 10 2022. You can find more info about this Always Live show here.

Warrnambool Quilt Show

The Victorian Quilters Inc are a group dedicated to bringing like-minded quilters together and bond in their shared interests of all things in the blanket space. The group will host a show in January, taking place at Warrnambool’s Brauer College, and will feature some of the nicest designs in the industry. More info on the Warrnambool Quilt show can be found here

One Electric Day

Another cool music festival is making its way to regional Victoria over the coming months, one of which is the classic music celebration, One Electric Day. Suzi Quatro, Noiseworks, The Angels, Baby Animals, The Screaming Jets and Chocolate Starfish will be making their way to Werribee Park for what is sure to be an enjoyable day. More info on One Electric Day can be found here.

Guy Sebastian – T.R.U.T.H

For all music fans in regional Victoria, there often needs to be a little bit of travel to catch any of their favourite musicians. But lately, there seems to be a bit more of a movement throughout regional Victoria with tours, with Aussie star Guy Sebastian recently announcing shows in Geelong, Ballarat and Warrnambool. 

Guy Sebastian announces T.R.U.T.H. On The Eastside Tour with shows in Geelong, Ballarat and Warrnambool

City and Colour 

Continuing the journey through live music in the region, talented acoustic performer City and Colour will be making his way to Bendigo for a massive show at the Ulumbarra Theatre. This comes after he was announced to perform alongside Angus and Julia Stone, Ben Harper, The Rubens and Alex The Astronaut at the popular Summersault festival. More info about City and Colour in Australia can be found over on his website here.

By The C

By The C – the travelling music festival renowned for featuring an array of enduring Australian bands – is back this summer to deliver another season of live music in some of the most scenic locations in the country! Taking to the Torquay Common on Saturday, February 4 2023, the coastal venue promises to deliver a picturesque backdrop for a music-drenched soiree with some of the best Aussie favourites featuring Jimmy Barnes, The Living End, Wolfmother, Noiseworks, Baby Animals and Dallas Crane.

By The C: Jimmy Barnes, The Living End, Wolfmother and more are coming to Torquay in 2023

Regional Victorian Fishing Expo

Fishers and fishing fans unite; an expo is coming to regional Victoria celebrating your favourite pastime on 18th – 19th February 2023. The Horsham Showgrounds will feature stalls, shops, and many cool things that will expand your fishing repertoire. Tickets are only $13, you can book them and find more info on the Regional Victorian Fishing Expo here.  

Peter Biram Exhibition

The Frankston Arts Centre is often home to some of Victoria’s most interesting and original works, Art from Peter Biram, a painter who is influenced by the environment and land ownership. Some of his best work is coming to the Frankston Arts Centre this Summer, more info about the exhibition and tickets can be found on the Frankston Arts Centre’s website here

Chamber Music Dining

Victoria’s never a stranger to doing new and cool things when it comes to dining experiences. One of them is coming to regional Victoria this December, you’ll be able to enjoy a meal alongside some live Chamber Music at the Narkoojee Winery. It’s a three-course meal, and it includes a glass of Sparkling when you get there. For around $155, it’s a great deal. More info can be found here

So Frenchy So Chic

So Frenchy So Chic, Australia’s favourite celebration of French culture, will return for a 12th year in 2023, to Melbourne’s Werribee Mansion on January 15 and Sydney’s Bicentennial Park on January 21. The only French music festival of its kind outside of France, SFSC is a unique social and sensory experience of live music, gourmet food, fine wine, and joie de vivre on tap, channeling pure Euro-summer escapism without the plane ticket.

Werribee garden party So Frenchy So Chic returns with a full French line-up for 2023