- Festival of Sails (January): The Festival of Sails, Geelong has been delighting visitors since 1844. The Royal Geelong Yacht Club hosts this festival and the races draw locals and visitors from all over the world for this iconic display. There are numerous activities and entertaining events lined up for visitors over the Australia Day Long Weekend.
- Great Australian Beer Festival (February): An ideal summer festival where visitors get to sample over 150 local craft beers and ciders, meet the brewers and sample delectable food from local produce. This alfresco Geelong beer festival is held at the Geelong Racecourse.
There are also several music festivals, sporting events and community events held in Geelong every year.