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.

The next festival will be on Saturday 13th January 2018.

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.