Are children free? Yes, kids under 6 are free
Will there be music? Yes, all day. There will be two stages running from 11am to 9pm
DOWN THE HATCH – Friday 15th February 7 PM
Festivities will kick off with the 2019 ‘ocean to plate’ gala feast Down The Hatch, at the Mechanics Hall on Friday, February 15 at 7 pm. Handcrafted by executive chef Nick Mahlook and his team of artisans from The Atlantic, the eight-course shared dinner will showcase locally caught fresh seafood and produce, and a selection of wines. For the perfect finale Om Nom’s executive chef Jo Ward will reveal a magically sweet ocean themed dessert.
HARBOUR DAY – Saturday 16th February 8:00 AM
The Apollo Bay Harbour will transform into an ‘Off the Boat’ Seafood Market on Saturday, February 16, from 8 am – 9.30 am festival punters will be able to buy fresh seafood straight off the fishermen who caught the catch. The festival has always been about championing the spirit of our local fishing community and being able to buy direct is as fresh as you can physically get and a great way to share the world-class seafood that our fisherman source locally. Just before lunchtime the
CONVERSATIONS IN THE LITTORAL – Sunday 17th February 10:00 AM
Following the success of ‘Conversations’ in 2018, join us for a day of ‘Conversations in the Littoral’. Stories from the littoral zone are stories of connections: connections between land and sea; past, present and future, culture and nature; stories from farmers, fishers, future makers, and Indigenous culture keepers, moderated again by the ineffably passionate team of Richard Cornish and Hillary McNevin. Like the mythical African bird Sankofa, we will look to the past as a guide to the future.
We acknowledge the Aboriginal custodians of this land and pay
respects to their culture, their people and elders past, present and future.