Saturday events cancelled


We are extremely disappointed to announce that we are having to cancel the festival on Saturday the 14th. This was a joint decision between the Festival of the Sea and Barwon Coast and was not an easy decision to make.

We feel that we have a responsibility to our participants and our community for their health and well being. 

We acknowledge and thank you for your ongoing support and time to date. We will continue to provide outstanding environmental activities into the future and look forward to your ongoing participation.

Activities still going ahead include live music At the Heads on Friday the 13th from 4-6pm, the Seachange Quilter’s Exhibition from 10am-4pm on Saturday and our Moonah Arts Exhibit that is open until the 22nd of March.

Film Night – Cancelled


Due to the unfavourable weather conditions predicted for Friday the 13th of March, we have decided to cancel our film night featuring the Turn the Tide film tour. We are hoping to screen these amazing films at a later date.

If you would like to be added to an email list for this event, please email naomicwells@gmail.com

Catch us on Instagram


We want to share more with you, more often! To follow the festival events, activities and news; search @festivalofthesea on Instagram.


2020: Celebrating 20 years

The Festival of the Sea has a long and rich history in Barwon Heads. The 2020 festival will be particularly special as it will mark 20 years of celebration, education and connection. Activities and events will closely resemble the 2019 festival with more focus on education, sustainability and engagement.



Grants, sponsors and supporters

We are very lucky to announce that the 2020 festival will be funded and supported by the following organisations:

  • This project is supported by the City
    of Greater Geelong through its ‘Community Investment and Support Fund (funder)
  • Barwon Heads Community Bank (funder)
  • Barwon Coast Committee of Management Inc. (funder and supporter)
  • Bellarine Catchment Network (co-organiser and supporter)
  • Barwon Water (sponsor)
  • The Barwon Heads Association (sponsor and supporter)



New Facebook page

Due to administration issues, we have had to create a new Facebook account. To stay updated on the activities and events for this years festival, please visit: http://www.facebook.com/festivaloftheseabh or search @festivaloftheseabh