Major Events & Festivals

Hobsons Bay is home to a wide range of festivals and major events.


From family-friendly community festivals to flagship events like Midsumma, Melbourne Food and Wine Festival and the National Trust Heritage Festival, there is something for everyone in Hobsons Bay.

In 2023 Council has provided support for events including Laverton Festival, Monster Mayhem in the Meadows, Diwali, Williamstown Literary Festival, Seabrook Holi celebrations, Newport Folk Festival, The Pier Festival, Hobsons Bay Wetlands Centre events, the Classic Custom Car and Bike Festival, and the Jamaican Music and Food Festival.

Council delivers a year-round festivals and events program by:

  • supporting community organisations and groups to present their own events, through provision of funding or permit approval
  • partnering with major organisations to deliver flagship festivals and events
  • producing of a range of community events including summer activations, New Year’s Eve celebrations, and arts and culture activations.


Visit our What's On page to discover what's happening around Hobsons Bay, or subscribe to our e-news or follow us on Facebook for updates.