Event postponements and updates

Given the current restrictions in place due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, events are unable to be staged at this time.

Some of our favourite events have chosen to postpone rather than cancel while others are getting creative (check out our new Virtual Events category)!

We are excited to say they will be rescheduled to a later date.

We will update the list of postponed events below, adding updates and rescheduled dates as they are announced.

We've going virtual!

Events Geelong has launched a new online destination, 'Virtual Events' - bringing events to you in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, while we can't catch up in person, you can explore and participate in a range of local community gems from the comfort of your home!

Just like the annual events you look forward to, there's a wide range of topics on offer with events for kids and adults alike.

Some events are designed for fun. Others have been created to support our health and well-being or further our education.

Many of these Virtual Events have been developed by creative event organisers keen to continue connecting and engaging within our community.

In addition to participating in a Virtual Event, if you know of other creative people hosting such an event, please encourage them to share what they are doing by listing the event on Events Geelong's website.

Postponed events in 2020 (new dates to be confirmed)

18 March Member Health Series - Feeding the Family 28 March to 3 April Geelong Nature Forum
Parenting Forum - The Teen Brain 3 to 13 April Rip Curl Pro
19 March Wada-ngal (Closing the Gap) 8 April Diversity Symposium
20 March World's Longest Lunch 13 April La Pasquette Easter Monday Festival
21 March The Sidemen Show 14 April The Music of The Shadows - The Bayside Drifters
22 March Walk to D Feet MND 16 to 19 April Australian Canoe Open Championships
23 March to 13 April Eroni’s Circus 16 to 20 April Gymnastics Victoria Senior Victorian Championships
24 March Geelong's Big Play Day 18 April Memoirs And Mullets
27 to 29 March Cosi 19 April Geelong Offshore Superboat Race
28 March Trivia For Wildlife (fundraiser for Wildlife Victoria) Hot Mustangs & Hot Dogs
28 to 30 March 3x3 Hustle (basketball)    

The Blues Train have postponed all events postponed until further notice.

Rescheduled events

Cancelled events

19 to 29 March 2020 Geelong Design Week (City-led events) 15 to 18 October 2020 Royal Geelong Show
21 to 28 March 2020 2020 ILCA Laser Masters World Championships 17 to 18 October 2020 Junior Victorian Gymnastics Championships
28 March 2020 This Girl Can regional event, GMHBA Stadium 7 to 8 November 2020 Toast to the Coast
28 March to 3 April 2020 Geelong Nature Forum 20 to 27 November 2020 2020 Blackball International World Championships
25 April 2020 ANZAC Day services and marches 27 to 29 November 2020 Geelong Revival Motoring Festival
1 May 2020 Geelong After Dark 5 December 2020 Denis Walter Carols by the Bay
5 to 8 June 2020 National Celtic Festival 9 January 2021 Portarlington Mussel Festival
6 to 8 June 2020 Victorian State Junior Football Country Championships 16 January 2021 Great Australian Beer Festival
12 to 13 June 2020 Disability Expo 23 to 26 January 2021 Festival of Sails
22 to 28 June 2020 Seamaster 2020 ITTF World Tour Platinum - Australian Open 26 January 2021 Australia Day at Portarlington
16 August 2020 Vietnam Veterans Day March 26 January 2021 Australia Day Free Family Fun Day
4 October 2020 Festival of Sport 30 to 31 January 2021
Bay Cycling Classic
    7 March 2021 Bellarine Agricultural Show
    21 March 2021 Geelong Highland Gathering

Details on listed individual events can be found on our Events Geelong page.

Taking care of business

Are you an event organiser or business owner needing help? We have fast-tracked a Business Support Package for COVID-19 impacted businesses within our region. Go to our Coronavirus Support page for information on this and support available from the State and Federal governments.

Are you in the tourism industry?

Tourism Greater Geelong and the Bellarine have created a Resource Centre specifically for those within the Tourism Industry.

You can help too

Local businesses are adapting their products and services so they can keep working. Head over to Central Geelong Marketing to find out how local businesses are innovating, get inspiration and ideas for your business, and see how you can help.

Page last updated: Wednesday, 16 December 2020