Port Arlington Mussel Festival

The Portarlington Mussel Festival started as a street festival back in 2007 as a way to celebrate and promote the local mussel industry. Today it’s grown into one of the most popular community festivals in Victoria with over 30,000 visitors, live music all day long, hundreds of market stalls and a whole lotta delicious mussels. A great day out for the whole family!
Port Arlington Mussel Festival
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As a community event, it is run entirely by a team of dedicated volunteers who volunteer their time to ensure the festival is a success year after year. Thanks to their efforts, the event has already redirected over $230,000 to community initiatives.

Set against the backdrop of picturesque Portarlington beach, this one-day festival is the perfect reason to explore the Bellarine Peninsula this summer. And best of all, leave the car at home and catch the ferry that runs directly between Docklands and Portarlington!

For a very reasonable $5 cash donation per adult (kids are free), you can enjoy a full day of activities including:

Live music over three main stages all day long
Mussels cooked in a variety of styles
Kids activities
Cooking demonstrations
Art & Photo exhibitions
Classic car displays
Beer and wine tasting
Over 200 market stalls