Major events return to Geelong

Friday, 8 July 2022

The return of White Night Geelong in October will kick-off a bumper month of events, including the ICC Men’s T20 Cricket World Cup and the return of local favourites the Royal Geelong Show and the Geelong Cup.

In the wake of the pandemic, we’ve been working closely with event organisers to bring major events back to the region. Following are some highlights of the upcoming season: White Night Geelong, 8 October 2022.

Experience the sparkle and spectacle of White Night Geelong as streets, laneways, parks and the foreshore are lit up with colourful projections and installations that pay respect to our region’s past and present.

This spectacular cultural event was last held in Geelong in 2018 with more than 70,000 people injecting $6.1 million into our economy. ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022, starting 16 October Geelong is the only regional city in Australia hosting games as part of this global sporting celebration of cricket, culture and community.

The event is expected to bring thousands of visitors to our region, with matches featuring Sri Lanka, United Arab Emirates and Namibia. Starts 16 October.

2026 Commonwealth Games

Early planning for the 2026 Commonwealth Games is now underway as the region prepares to host aquatics, beach volleyball, gymnastics, hockey, triathlon and paratriathlon, T20 cricket, table tennis and para-table tennis.

The Games are expected to attract over 5,000 athletes from more than 70 nations to venues across four regional hubs in Geelong, Bendigo, Ballarat and Gippsland.

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