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Willy Beer and Cider Fest SATURDAY NOVEMBER 25, 2017

Willy Beer and Cider Fest SATURDAY NOVEMBER 25, 2017
The Williamstown Heritage Beer & Cider Festival is back November 25th from 12pm to 7pm.  Showcasing Independent Brewers of Truly Great Beer & Cider the Festival will showcase over 50 Australian owned and operated breweries but also include local wine producers, the best local street food vendors, fun amusements and great entertainment.  SATURDAY NOVEMBER 25, 2017 is the date…… It will be held… read more →

Melbourne Frock Swap

Melbourne Frock Swap
Melbourne Frock Swap Second Hand Women’s Fashion Market   The next Melbourne Frock Swap event will be held on Sunday 26 November 2017. The Melbourne Frock Swap is a market for second hand and vintage women's clothing and accessories. There are over 70 clothing stalls covering all sizes, and they are complimented with food vans, coffee and pamper stalls to… read more →

Williamstown Beer & Cider Festival

Williamstown Beer & Cider Festival
http://willybeerfest.com.au/ Brews & Seaside Views: The Willy Beer Fest is Back! The Williamstown Heritage Beer & Cider Festival (20-21 November 2015) is a triple threat of beer, cider and seaside good times! Over 25 breweries and cideries from Melbourne and right across Australia will descend on the historic Seaworks maritime precinct for the event lovingly known as the Willy Beer… read more →

Resto’s & Rods Car Show

Resto’s & Rods Car Show
The Resto’s & Rods Car Show is run by the team behind Australia’s very own Car Resto TV Show - Resto my Ride. Held on Sunday the 10th of December 2017 at Seaworks in Williamstown Victoria.  With an exclusive car unveiling from Resto my Ride - The Xboss showcase for the last time on the Eastern Seaboard before retirement and… read more →

Jamaican Music & Food Festival

Jamaican Music & Food Festival
Watch reggae legends, and and international reggae superstar BUSHMAN  as The Jamaican Music & Food Festival returns with a huge celebration of roots music, culture & real Jamaican food. Returning to Seaworks, Williamstown onSunday 12 November, it features sound systems fit for reggae Kings & Queenz, world-class DJs spinning reggae, dub, and dancehall classics for those who know their Buju… read more →

SEA SHEPHERD THE STAND FAST TOUR 2017

SEA SHEPHERD THE STAND FAST TOUR 2017
THE STAND FAST TOUR 2017 CELEBRATING 40 YEARS ON THE FRONTLINE OF MARINE CONSERVATION! Saturday 23 September 2017 Sea Shepherd’s 40th Anniversary is a celebration for supporters, our ship's crew and onshore volunteers past and present, along with ocean lovers. Join us at our Stand Fast events, in support of Sea Shepherd’s 40th Anniversary, which returns to Australia this September and October.… read more →

World Beyond

World Beyond
The World Beyond is an immersive event, combining decor, music, technology, actors and games to build a futuristic city.  With a commentary on where we may be heading as a society, it also aims for us to question bigger issues like Climate Change, technological distraction and more. Details at culturejam.com.au enquires at: info@culturejam.com.au read more →

War at Sea / HMAS Castlemaine Exhibition

War at Sea / HMAS Castlemaine Exhibition
War at Sea / HMAS Castlemaine Exhibition 1 April - 31 May 2017 Every Wednesday and Sunday, 11am-3pm Tickets at the door, $3 Children, $5 Adults. (Tours/Groups outside of these hours available by appointment, contact seaworks.museum@gmail.com) War at Sea draws on the personal accounts of WWI Navy servicemen - through their diaries, mementoes, ship's logs and letters home - to… read more →

Visit Sea Shepherd

Visit Sea Shepherd
The SS Steve Irwin is back in port whilst the  SS Bob Barker SS Sam Simon are due soon. With free ship tours every  Sunday from 12pm - 4pm, info and merchandise stalls on make sure you come down to see these great ships. Contact Sea Shepherds on 1300 OCEANS (+61 1300 623 269) for further details or visit www.seashepherd.org.au read more →

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats Plus C.W. Stoneking 2017

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats Plus C.W. Stoneking 2017
“Rateliff isn’t simply resurrecting the ghost of R&B past like some garden-variety neo-soul necromancer: He’s out to shake the sheets, sermonize and get downright elemental.” NPR “(C.W. Stoneking) the hottest—and most enigmatic—blues artist in Australia” The Village Voice In what is sure to be a high watermark for Australian music fans partial to a little future retro flavour, American soul… read more →

Holi Tribe

Holi Tribe
Holi Tribe Festival 4th of March 2017. Celebrate the iconic festival of colours, delicious Indian food with live Bollywood, Jazz and Electronic music.  See website for full details www.holitribe.net read more →

Australia Day & Australia Day Eve

Australia Day & Australia Day Eve
Australia Day Eve 25 January 2017 6.00 pm—9.30 pm The Sun Theatre Presents: Movie Night in the Big Shed— BYO Chairs Ships tours of Tenacious (UK) and the Enterprize Tall Ships Family Fireworks 9.15pm BBQ Pirates Tavern Open   Australia Day 26 January 2017 10.00 am—4.00 pm Ships tours of Tenacious (UK) 1 hour sails on the Enterprize Tall Ships… read more →

Bikes by the Bay

Bikes by the Bay
Bikes by the Bay is a family day out, providing an opportunity for clubs and motorcycle enthusiasts to display their bikes.  Bikes, food, drinks and more.  $5 entry.  Kids under 12 free.  All funds raised will be donated to local charities.  Join us at Seaworks from 10am-3pm. read more →

Rotary Christmas Fair

Rotary Christmas Fair The Rotary Club of Williamstown invites you to our annual Family Christmas Fair at Seaworks on Sunday 4th December. We welcome all of our local community to get together and celebrate Christmas, Peace and Goodwill. All children can enjoy Free rides, Entertainment ,Face Painting ,Clowns, a Magician and of course a visit from Santa. There is also… read more →

The Captain’s Daughter & Spark – Art and Industry

The Captain's Daughter 24th November 2016, 6:00-8:00 pm The Captain's Daughter is a collection of contemporary jewellery reflecting personal histories of a seafaring Cptain's daughter. Using 3D printing Bin Dixon-Ward's jewellery recalls the sensations and objects that define her own experiences of the sea. For more information and other events in the Art and Industry program, see http://artandindustryfestival.com.au/ Spark: An… read more →

Corporate Sail Day

Corporate Sail Day
Book your End of Year Celebrations / Team Building  Corporate Day Sail Corporate team building and hospitality can be a difficult thing to get just right. You want to set the right tone, make the right impression, and ensure value for money at the same time. Bring your staff and clients down to historical Seaworks Maritime Precinct in beautiful Williamstown… read more →

Aces by the Bay

Our 5th Annual show & shine family festival "Aces By The Bay" is scheduled for Sunday 20 November. At the same picturest venue the Seaworks Precinct overseaing the Melbourne skyline. We at the Smokin'Aces have all agreed to improve our event every year, and this year will be no different. 2 live bands Itchy Fingers and Rosie & the Mighty… read more →

Jamaican Music and Food Festival

Jamaican Music and Food Festival
Legends and rising stars descend on Seaworks for the first ever Jamaican Music & Food Festival to take place in Australia. Four stages will serve up eight hours of live music in one vibrant celebration of music of Jamaican origin.  The festival features a world class line up of DJs spinning reggae, dub, and dancehall classics against the stunning dockside backdrop and Melbourne… read more →

Wine and Cheese Fest

Wine and Cheese Fest
23rd October 2016 Dear Wine and Cheese Lovers, The Wine and Cheese Fest is coming back to the Seaworks boat shed in Williamstown with fresh spring outlook. Showcasing 60+ exhibitors, live entertainment, jazz band, DJs, Grape Stomp Comp, Kids Zone, amazing seaviews and setting, this event has something for everyone! Don’t miss your opportunity to be part of this October's… read more →

French Car Festival

French Car Festival
16th October 2016 The French Car Festival is to be held at Seaworks Maritime Precinct, 82 Nelson Place, Williamstown.  Hobsons Bay Council is a major sponsor of the event. The Festival will feature over 250 French cars across all years and marques.  There will also be new car displays from Citroen, Peugeot and Renault; car club displays; an engine dismantling… read more →

Ship Tours – Steve Irwin & Tenacious Tall Ship

Ship Tours – Steve Irwin & Tenacious Tall Ship
Steve Irwin Sea Shepherd's Steve Irwin ship is back at Seaworks! Free tours will commence from September 5th every Sunday. The Sea Shepherd fleet is based at Seaworks. With free ship tours every Sunday from 12pm - 4pm, info and merchandise stalls on make sure you come down to see these great ships. Contact Sea Shepherds on 1300 OCEANS (+61… read more →

Rotary Art Show

Rotary Art Show
THE ROTARY CLUB OF ALTONA INC. PRESENTS FOR 4 DAYS IN 2016 The Hobsons Bay Art Show see http://www.hobsonsbayartshow.com.au/ for more details Characteristic of its seafaring charm the venue  complements the Exhibition of extraordinary works of Artist from across Victoria. In 2015 more than 500 paintings were hung. Seaworks offers the accessible space and the Rotary Club of Altona has exceptional… read more →

Tenacious Tall Ship

Tenacious Tall Ship
Tenacious is one of only two tall ships in the world designed to be sailed by a crew with widely varied physical abilities.  Every aspect of shipboard life is available to all, from setting the sails, going aloft and helming the ship. Come down to Seaworks at 2pm on the 14th of August to welcome the beautiful tall ship into… read more →

Family Fun @ The Shed

Family Fun @ The Shed
http://www.williamstownwaterfrontevents.com/ http://www.williamstownwaterfrontevents.com/ 30th June - 2nd July 2016 daily 10am till 3pm friday 5pm till 9pm Created by local Food & Event professionals that have extensive experience of School Holidays being nagged constantly by their kids who relentlessly deliver one liners like: “What are we doing today”? “There’s nothing to do”! “I’m bored”! WARNING: June School Holidays is known as a… read more →

Wine and Chocolate Festival

Wine and Chocolate Festival
Sunday 30 April 2016 11am - 6pm Wine & Chocolate Festival 2016, a food festival that combines the best of the best and allows you to experience beautiful artisan,high quality and local produced products and new sensational flaour combination. Wine, Beers, Cider, Liquor, Chocolate, Chocolate inspired coffees and cocktails, food vendor, entertainerment, master-classes, food pairing sation. for further details: www.wineandchocolatefest.com.au read more →

Young Endeavour

Young Endeavour
The Young Endeavour is docking at Seaworks from the 2nd to the 7th! It will be open for free tours on the 5th of March between 1pm and 5pm, during the Pier to Plate event. For more information about the Young Endeavour, check out their website at https://www.youngendeavour.gov.au read more →

Pier to Plate

Pier to Plate
The Pier to Plate festival at Seaworks on Saturday, 5 March 2016 12 noon to 9pm Part of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival and Eat Drink Westside. A day of festivities with seafood, beer, wine, demonstration kitchen and entertainment, all set in an enviable location with breathtaking views of the city. Music will take you into the night with the city… read more →

Northern Classic Cruisers

Northern Classic Cruisers
Northern Classic Cruisers will be organising their annual 'N.C.C. On The Bay' Charity Car Show at Seaworks, 82 Nelson Place, Williamstown on Sunday 6th. March 2016, 10am to 3pm. Bring your Classic and your Family the Original Family Friendly Charity Car Show whilst supporting Victoria Police Legacy. https://www.facebook.com/Northernclassiccruisers/ read more →

Scenes on the Yarra

Scenes on the Yarra
Scenes on the Yarra @ Williamstown Interdisciplinary site-specific and landscape performance maker, Jeminah Alli Reidy has developed this project to work with artists and communities along the Yarra River to create art on the banks of the river that responds to the intrinsic qualities of the site. Convicts were set ashore from great hulks moored in Port Phillip Bay to work in the quarries at… read more →

Small Ford Day

Small Ford Day
Small Ford Sunday (SFS) 2016 @ Seaworks is just around the corner. Sunday the 7th February 9am to 4pm Small Fords, whether Sierra, Escort, Cortina, Capri, Anglia, Focus… the list goes on, from all over Victoria and interstate will assemble in Williamstown. This year’s event will feature small Fords from the 80s and 90s with the spotlight on the iconic Sierra RS… read more →

The Black Ship in Williamstown

The Black Ship in Williamstown
THE BLACK SHIP IS COMING TO WILLIAMSTOWN   Notorious is a full size sailing recreation of a caravel from the Age of Discovery.   Notorious was researched, designed and created single handedly by Graeme Wylie, at his home near Warrnambool in S/W Victoria.   Her keel was laid in 2001, and the ship launched at Port Fairy in February 2011.   This… read more →

Frederick McCubbin – 100 Year Anniversary

Frederick McCubbin – 100 Year Anniversary
2015 marks the centenary of the McCubbin painting The Old Slip, Williamstown, which features the Williamstown Patent Slip, where Seaworks is today. Join us to celebrate this significant work and the legacy of Frederick McCubbin. Date: Saturday 14 November 2015 When: 12pm to 4pm Where: Seaworks, 82 Nelson Place, Williamstown Featuring: • Guest speakers including David McCubbin, Landscape Architect and… read more →

Inside the Brick – Lego Expo

Inside the Brick – Lego Expo
Question - What do you do at an Inside The Brick LEGO Fan Expo? Answer - When you arrive take your time to enjoy the creations on display. There is soooo much detail to be admired. Photograph your favourite creations to show your friends. Watch the trains racing down the track and have a chat to the builders. Once you've had… read more →

Hobsons Bay Tourism Award

            Seaworks Foundation has won the Tourism category of the 2015 Hobsons Bay Business Excellence Awards. At a dinner in the Williamstown Town Hall on October 9, Seaworks took the Tourism award from three other finalists. Seaworks Foundation chairman Trevor Huggard said the award was great recognition for the achievements the maritime heritage site had… read more →

Hobsons Bay Art Show

Hobsons Bay Art Show
Hobsons Bay Art Show 38th Rotary Club of Altona’s Annual Show 26th  – 27th September 10-5pm Seaworks , 82 Nelson Place, Williamstown Contact: Therese McKenney Mobile No: 0412 315 450 - See more at: http://www.hobsonsbayartshow.com.au/ read more →

EID Festival (Newport Islamic Society)

EID Festival (Newport Islamic Society)
The Newport Eid Festival celebrates the Muslim religious holiday Eid al-Adha, also known as the Festival of Sacrifice on 3rd and 4th of October 2015. The festival runs from 10.00 am - 10.00 pm both days. Entry is free and the kids will have a ball, a $30 ticket will get you unlimited entry to every ride in the festival between… read more →

Health and Wellbeing Festival

Health and Wellbeing Festival
The Williamstown Health & Wellbeing Festival is set to be a great day out for people of all ages with a focus on all things health and wellbeing related. The event will be held on Sunday 6th September 2015 at Seaworks Maritime Precinct from 10am – 4pm with FREE ENTRY. The venue is located right on the water with a… read more →

Williamstown Literary Festival

Williamstown Literary Festival
Swimming In Ink kicks off the 2015 Williamstown Literary Festival with three fiction writers sharing their thoughts on writing and the magnetic pull of the sea.   Fiction writers Favel Parrett,  Enza Gandolfo and Jock Serong will share their thoughts with Williamstown writer, and daily swimmer, Vin Maskell. How does the sea shape the narratives and the characters of these authors’ novels? How does the sea shape the rhythms and the tensions… read more →

Confetti Fair Junior

Confetti Fair Junior
http://confettifair.com.au The popularity of throwing a gorgeous soiree, rather than a simple get together is on the increase. As a host you want to have a theme running throughout the whole event from the guests’ invites, to the delicious sweets on the dessert table, to the decor in the room, or out in the garden. There are new blogs popping… read more →

Maritime Bazaar

Maritime Bazaar
Book a Stall This is your chance to sell or upgrade your unwanted or excess fishing boating and outdoor gear. It’s all about boating, fishing and the great outdoors so only related goods will be sold at the Bazaar. Team up with your angling buddies or go it alone. This is a great opportunity to clean out the shed. http://maritimebazaar.com.au/ Melbourne’s… read more →

Northern Classic Cruisers

Northern Classic Cruisers
Visit our Facebook Page. We, at the Northern Classic Cruisers are proud to announce our Next Car Show, "Northern Classic Cruisers On The Bay" at Seaworks Williamstown, 82 Nelson Place, Williamstown on Sunday 12th April 2015, 10am to 3pm. Thankyou to our Sponsors who have come on board so far to support this Family, Friendly Charity Car Show such as… read more →

Bikes by the Bay

Bikes by the Bay
BIKES BY THE BAY “It’s all about the bikes!” Held each year on the 4th Sunday in March Bikes By The Bay is WMCC’s biggest annual event. The aim’s of BBTB is two-fold. The first is to promote motorcycling in a family friendly environment that appeals to both the enthusiast and those who have a less intense knowledge. The second is to… read more →

Pier to Plate

Pier to Plate
The Pier to Plate festival at Seaworks on Saturday, 28 February 2015 12 noon to 9pm  Part of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival and Eat Drink Westside. A day of festivities with seafood, beer, wine, demonstration kitchen and entertainment, all set in an enviable location with breathtaking views of the city. Music will take you into the night with the city… read more →

The Seaworks Maritime Festival

The Seaworks Maritime Festival
[embeddoc url="http://www.seaworks.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/SMF2015-Program-11-Jan.docx" height="250px" viewer="google"] The Confederate raider CSS Shenandoah’s visit to Port Phillip in January, 1865, is one of the greatest stories of early colonial Melbourne and Australia’s only significant link to the American Civil War. The ship arrived unannounced in Hobsons Bay on its way to the north Pacific Ocean to destroy the Union whaling fleet. While docked in Melbourne, it… read more →

Oswald Brett and Richard Linton

Oswald Brett and Richard Linton
Together for one night only at SEAWORKS Williamstown World-renowned maritime artist Oswald Brett will visit Melbourne direct from New York and join with our Richard Linton to speak of their life experiences Friday the 14th of November 2014  6.30pm for 7.00 start SEAWORKS Williamstown  Tickets including door entry and light snacks can be purchased for $20 at http://www.trybooking.com/110645 . Refreshments may… read more →

Aces by the Bay – 16th November 2014

Aces by the Bay – 16th November 2014
Come join us for the 3rd Annual Show and Shine Festival Aces By The Bay 2014 at Seaworks Williamstown 16th November. Fun for the whole family. Open to public from 10am - 4pm. There will be raffles & giveaways, food & trade stands, rock'n'roll dancing and kids activities. Trophies given for ROD, MUSCLE, CUSTOM and CLASSIC car and best dressed… read more →

Blurst of Times Festival Sunday 19 October 2014

After debuting in 2013 with a bang, The Blurst Of Times is back for 2014, not only with the already announced Brisbane event, but also with the exciting news that the festival will travel south to make inaugural appearances in both Sydney and Melbourne. The festival, spearheaded by Brisbane’s The Fans Group, have made the 2014 return of Blurst a tri-state shebang-proper, quenching the thirst… read more →

Second Hand Heaven Sunday 28 September 2014

Second Hand Heaven Sunday 28 September 2014
Second Hand Heaven is a community mega-garage sale held at Seaworks in Williamstown, Melbourne.  It’s a great way to recycle, reduce and reuse as well as making a nice little profit.  It’s cheap to be involved and you’re able to find a massive collection of items for sale.We have books, furniture, clothing, bric-a-brac, records, game consoles, light fixtures, magazines, postcards,… read more →

Tenth Anniversary Pirates’ Party!

Tenth Anniversary Pirates’ Party!
It’s been 10 years since the first Williamstown Maritime Association Boat Show, and we’re holding the biggest Pirate Party of all time to celebrate the event that saved the site from development. FREE Admission – Vintage Boats – Fire Engines – Art – Museum – Cannons – Tours – Prizes – $5 Ferry Cruises – Food – Refreshments – and… read more →

Williamstown Literary Festival at Seaworks

Williamstown Literary Festival at Seaworks
The Spoke 'n' Word Join local writer Vin Maskell as he explores the pleasure and the pain of long-distance cycling with authors who have pedalled across Africa, Australia, Mongolia and Siberia. Sharing their stories with him will be Tom Doig (Moron To Moron), Kate Leeming adventurer, Out There and Back) and Greg Foyster (Changing Gears) and Sophie Chishkovsky (celloist, cyclist… read more →

Rotary Children’s Xmas Party

Rotary Children’s Xmas Party
The Rotary Club of Williamstown is presenting a Children's Xmas Party this year at Seaworks and you can come down with your kids for a fun day of FREE activities. Activities include: - FREE Rides - FREE Entertainment - Face Painting - Food Court - Display Stalls PLUS a special visit from Santa!! Entry for Children is free and a… read more →

Aces By The Bay

Aces By The Bay
Seaworks is pleased to be hosting the Inaugural Show & Shine Event "Aces By The Bay". This Classic Hot Rod, Muscle Car and Custom Car event is a must see for all members of the family with events to cater for anyone!. (Click on the image above to view the full details.) read more →

Sea Shepherd

Sea Shepherd
The Seaworks Foundation has entered into a five-year lease with the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society which will see Seaworks become the international base for the anti-whaling group. The SSCS will lease two buildings within the developing Seaworks maritime precinct at Williamstown and regularly berth its vessels at the piers. Seaworks Foundation chairman Trevor Huggard said having SSCS as a tenant… read more →

Lego Fan Expo

Lego Fan Expo
Seaworks is proud to present the 2012 Lego Fan Expo in Williamstown. Come along to see an exciting display of Toy & Plastic Brick Models including Pirates, Trains, Wizards & Sci-Fi! (Click on the image above to view the full details.) read more →

Melbourne International Tall Ship Festival 2013

Melbourne International Tall Ship Festival 2013
Victoria celebrates the spirit of voyages and adventurers, past and present, as it welcomes the arrival of nine tall ships into the historic seaport of Williamstown in the inner west of Melbourne, creating the city’s first major international tall ships festival. The event will draw crowds to the shoreline and to the various dockside locations along Nelson Place, Williamstown where… read more →

Cheeky Monkey Market

Cheeky Monkey Market
The Cheeky Monkety Market is coming to Williamstown on Sunday the 4th of August. With tons of activities for all members of the family it is sure to be a great day down at Seaworks. Please see the flyer above or go to www.cheekymonkeymarketmarket.com for more information. read more →

Lego Fan Expo

Lego Fan Expo
Rediscover the magic of building and join us for the Inside The Brick LEGO Fan Expo at Seaworks Williamstown on the 9th and 10th of November. The Expo will be open from 9am on Saturday and Sunday (last session at 4pm). Sessions start every hour and once inside you can stay and play as long as you wish. See amazing… read more →

Small Sunday

Small Sunday
Come down on the 2nd of February for the Small Sunday!. Show and shine wards with 20 trophy categories! click on the image above for more information. read more →