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Events & Festivals in Hobsons Bay

If you live in the inner west, chances are you have experienced more than one of our festivals and events.

If you live in the inner west, chances are you have experienced more than one of the festivals and events that take place each year in Hobsons Bay and its surrounding municipalities.

Council festivals and events funding and sponsorship programs support a number of organisations that present festivals and events(PDF, 198KB). Recently supported events include Waitangi Multicultural Day, the Mitchelton Bay Classic Criterion, Williamstown Literary Festival, Newport Folk Festival and Australia Day in Altona. 

Partnerships in flagship events such as GOWEST for Midsumma, Eat Drink Westside, part of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, and the National Trust Heritage Festival, round out the calendar, adding value to residents by bringing unique experiences (and lots of visitors) close to home.  

Council produces its own events, providing free summer music and film events in beautiful outdoor locations, and it has a role to play in the presentation of civic events such as Anzac Day, NAIDOC Week, Remembrance Day and the New Year’s Eve gathering.

Download our latest Summer events booklet(PDF, 1MB) for a full listing of all art events in Hobsons Bay. 

Featured Events

National Trust Heritage Festival

Williamstown Literary Festival

Newport Folk Festival(PDF, 692KB)

Plus recent events

Eat Drink Westside

List of supported events 2015-16(PDF, 198KB)


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Mitchelton Bay Classic

Hobsons Bay plays host to the finale of the Mitchelton Bay Classic

Summer Sounds

Summer Sounds is an annual favourite of the Hobsons Bay calendar, providing an afternoon of free quality entertainment at two locations.

Movies by the Bay

Free outdoor cinema at waterfront locations, Logan Reserve, Altona and Commonwealth Reserve, Williamstown in January every year.

Contact Us

Use this form to request further information on festivals and events.