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Beach Fest

Join the fun at Beach Fest

News Article Date: 
Wednesday, 21 December 2016

A warm day in January spent at Warrnambool’s main beach. Could things get any better? As a matter of fact, yes, they can!

The Warrnambool City Council and South West TAFE are proud to present Beach Fest from January 8-12, 2017.

Warrnambool City Council Events and Promotion Coordinator Rebecca Elmes said that Beach Fest is a series of events held at the main beach that is easy to get involved in while being lots of fun.

“It’s that time of year where everyone is looking for a fun activity to bring the family to,” she said.

“We are making the most of one of Warrnambool’s most iconic locations with beach-themed activities that will both improve the experience for visitors while enhancing liveability for locals.

“Most of the activities are free so come down and have some fun in a relaxed atmosphere.”

Sunset on the Green
Sunday January 8 , 3-6pm (Civic Green)

See some of the region’s best young musicians before they’re famous!

Sunset on the Green is a stage for musicians of all genres to show off their talents in the relaxed atmosphere.


Tunes in the Dunes
Monday 9 – Tuesday 10 January, 3-7pm, Wednesday 11 January, 11am-3pm, Thursday 12 January, 2-6pm

Over four afternoons the Cheese Brothers (Jordan Lockett and Gus Franklin) will take beachgoers on a musical journey and explore music from across the globe.

Their DJ sets will be fresher than a sea breeze, incorporating Afro and worldbeat, exotica, lover’s rock, reggaeton, hip-hop, pop and other summer classics. Wondering what half of those genres even sound like?

You’ll have to come down and find out!


Beach Volleyball
Monday January 9, 11am-3pm

Channel your inner Maverick or Goose and get involved in a game of beach volleyball.

Run by the Warrnambool Volleyball Association, no volleyball experience is necessary. Bring some mates and dig, set and spike with the soft sand lending itself to some amazing diving shots.


Sand Sculpting Workshops
Tuesday January 10, 11am-3pm

Learn about the fascinating world of sand art from a professional sand sculptor who will teach you the secrets of creating stunning sand sculptures.

Then it’s your turn to create your own masterpiece as part of our temporary sculpture garden on the beach.


Surfside Big Beach Bash
Wednesday January 11, 11am-3pm

We don’t like cricket… we love it! If you’re the same, grab your friends and family and join us on the beach for a super fun, social beach cricket tournament.

Of course, standard beach cricket rules apply: it’s tippity runs and one hand one bounce! Games will be either six or eight-a-side with everyone getting a bat and a bowl. There will also be fun skill games running between matches.

Free. Registrations open from 10am.

Snags on the Sand
Wednesday January 11, 12-2pm and Thursday January 12, 4-6pm

Is there anything better than an Aussie barbecue on the beach? Enjoy some delicious hot food with proceeds going to the Lions Club.

Kids and Family Aquathons
Thursday January 12, 4-6pm

An Aquathon is a beach swim followed by a run, with different distances to suit kids aged from under seven up to 11 years of age.

There’s also the family Aquathon for teams of two, three or four members. The course includes two 200m swims and two 1km runs, so a team of two could tackle a swim and a run each, or a team of four could do one leg each. This is a great way for families to have some
active fun together in a social and casual environment.

Cost: $10 for kids’ Aquathon, $15 per team in the family Aquathon. Registrations open from 3pm.

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