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 is Saturday 11th January, 2020.
It costs just $5 cash per adult, and free for kids, to enter the Portarlington Mussel Festival with all surpluses redistributed to local charities and community organisations for the benefit of the community.
YES! The event is run solely by volunteers, including the organizing committee, so we are always on the look out for volunteers, for the set up, on the day, and pack down of the festival. Please register your interest here.
Each year we strive to become more eco-friendly, and from 2019 we will be removing plastic straws and encouraging the use of reusable bags. We also have a water fountain on site where you can fill up your drink bottles, and we have recycling bins throughout the festival site.