Events & Festivals

Hobsons Bay City Council has a rich history of supporting arts, cultural, community, sporting, tourism and special interest events.

From neighbourhood initiatives to major events, Hobsons Bay supports a diverse and expanding calendar of events that create vibrancy and contribute to making the city a great place to live and visit. 

Events and festivals play an important role in fostering a strong sense of community, local pride and cultural identity and provide a greater understanding and appreciation of where we live. They can generate a range of tourism and economic benefits, helping build the profile of our city and showcasing its key attributes.

Our Events and Festivals Plan 2016 to 2021 has been developed to support the sustainability of the events program, and to ensure events and festivals can continue to evolve, and meet the needs of the community.

The plan provides a strategic direction for the development of events and festivals, as well as a framework for decision-making and planning. It is currently under review, with community consultation opening in late 2024. For more information, visit Participate Hobsons Bay