The next festival will be on Saturday 11th January 2020.

The Portarlington Mussel Festival is held from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM on the second Saturday in January every year in the picturesque village of Portarlington on the Bellarine Peninsula in Victoria.

Entry is $5 cash donation per adult, kids are free. Please note dogs are not allowed in the festival due to large crowds.

All money raised is diverted directly back into the local community. The festival is run entirely by volunteers.

Since its inception in 2007, the festival has grown year on year and now attracts around 30,000 people. Initially established to promote the Portarlington Mussel Industry, the festival now boasts a full day of activities including:

  • Live entertainment
  • Kids activities
  • Cooking demonstrations
  • Art & Photo exhibitions
  • Classic car displays
  • Food & Wine producers
  • Products to try and buy!

Plus plenty of mussels!!!!

Please note: We ask that you don’t bring dogs to the festival, as it can be very crowded – Service dogs exempt.

We are proud of our community festival which is run solely by volunteers  for the benefit of the community.