May 31, 2021

Love Winter in Aireys launched

The iconic Love Winter in Aireys Festival is back and set to ignite the Surf Coast with jam-packed weeks of creativity, celebration of local flavours and family fun.

Attracting locals and visitors alike, the annual festival, now in its 9th year, will be held from 4 June – 30 August 2021 and celebrate all the winter goodness Aireys has to offer.

Anne Dansick, one of the festival organisers says, “The festival is just a wonderful way to celebrate our businesses, artists and community generally.”

“Our businesses are incredibly proud to be involved in this year’s festival to share the wholesome and nurturing experiences Aireys Inlet is renowned for,” she says. “We invite everyone to explore our backyard, discover old and new favourites and support our community.”

And there is something for everyone on the program. Love Aireys in Winter will feature art exhibitions, local gin tastings, markets, a poetry competition, wellness retreats, mini golf and tennis tournaments and many more opportunities to connect with Aireys’ many friendly locals.

The program features events and culinary experiences for foodies of all ages, including a specially ‘Foodies’-themed market and progressive dinner, which take festival-goers to three different venues for each course and back home at the end of the night.

Coinciding with ‘World Gin Day’, craft gin aficionados will be able to taste the region’s finest gin while listening to live music performances in Aireys’ boutique tasting room. Aireys is also joining the ‘International Lighthouse Weekend’ celebrations with a specially themed poetry competition to celebrate and honour the iconic lighthouse.

The festival also has the school holidays covered! With an introduction to Kids Circus Arts, a morning dedicated to making crafts, winter markets, homemade soups in the local community gardens and mini golf championships, there aren’t many reasons left not to venture to Aireys this winter.

Finally, for those wishing to escape the daily grind to indulge their body and soul, Love Winter in Aireys will offer a Yoga & Ayurveda Retreat and Women’s Healing Circle to help us calm our minds and warm up from within. Bliss!

Anne invites everyone from far and wide to visit to fall in love with Aireys this winter, “Winter on the Surf Coast is such a special and cosy time of year. There are still so many things to do and see.”

Love Winter in Aireys is presented annually by the Aireys Inlet Tourism and Traders Association, with support from the Surf Coast Shire.

For event details, visit or follow the Aireys Inlet Facebook and Instagram pages for updates.

Surf Coast Times story here.

Image credit: James Taylor, Surf Coast Times

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