Here's your guide to activities across the south-west

Wednesday, January 3

BEACHFEST: Warrnambool's Harry Jenkins, 11, swings hard at the ball during a beach cricket game. Picture: Rob Gunstone

BEACHFEST: Warrnambool's Harry Jenkins, 11, swings hard at the ball during a beach cricket game. Picture: Rob Gunstone

Beachfest: Defy Fitness are hosting a Kids Coastal Rock Ramble from 10am. Meet at the Pavilion Cafe for a trek along the coast to 12.30pm.

Beachfest: McGennans Beach will be the home of Warrnambool’s Big Beach Bash from 11am.

Sail: The Warrnambool Yacht Club is hosting its annual New Years Social Regatta from January 2 to 5.

Clay: Fletcher Jones’ Outlaw Gallery are hosting Clay Club each Wednesday of the holidays. Kids aged over four can try their hand at getting creative with clay from 12 noon to 1pm.

Kids: Flagstaff Hill’s Summer Holiday Program will feature Groovy Washer Necklaces at 11am and Suffolk Puffs at 2pm.

Flagstaff: Wednesdays on the Wharf is hosting Russ Goodear & The Bucks, Folk Ballads, Irish, Rock & Alt Country at Flagstaff Hill from 5 to 8pm at Flagstaff Hill.

Beachfest: Warrnambool’s Beachfest program features beach volleyball at McGennans Beach from 11am to 3pm.

Beachfest: Warrnambool’s Beachfest program will kick off with ‘Tunes in the Dunes’ at McGennans Beach from 2 to 6pm. Join the Cheesebrothers in exploring Afro and world beat, hip hop, summer classics and other music from across the globe.

Beachfest: To follow the cricket action, volunteers will be offering ‘Snags on the sand’ from 12 noon.

Beachfest: Come and Try Fishing at the Breakwater from 4.30pm to 6.30pm.

Moyneyana: ​Children’s entertainers the Mik Maks will be in full swing on the Fiddler’s Green stage.

Athletics: Warrnambool Athletics Club starts its four-week five-kilometre summer series. Walk from 5.45pm and run from 6pm, starting at Flagstaff Hill.

Thursday, January 4

Kids: Flagstaff Hill’s Summer Holiday Program will feature Painted Paper Ornaments at 11am and Magnificent Mosaics at 2pm.

Sail: The Warrnambool Yacht Club is hosting its annual New Years Social Regatta from January 2 to 5.

Dogs: Warrnambool Greyhound Racing Club is presenting a Circus Night as part of their annual seaside festival. Kids entertainment will include a jumping castle, sports games, mini hot rods, juggling and tightropes from 5.30pm.

Netball: The Beachfest program is featuring Netball Victoria Beach Netball at McGennans Beach from 11am to 3pm.

Friday, January 5

Fishing: Warrnambool Offshore and light game fishing is hosting its annual fishing competition at the Breakwater precinct from January 5 to 13.

Beachfest: Daktari Surf and Dive are hosting a snorkelling morning at Stingray Bay from 9am. Wetsuit and snorkel provided.

Sand: McGennans Beach will be home to Sand Sculpting workshops from 11am to 3pm as part of Beachfest.

Volleyball: Beachfest activities will include Beach Volleyball at McGennans Beach from 11am to 3pm, followed by Snags on the Sand, beach barbecue from 12 noon.

Beachfest: Defy Fitness presents a Coastal Encounter for kids aged 7 to 16. Join the hike from Killarney Reserve to Thunder Point from 10am to 2pm.

Kids: Flagstaff Hill’s Summer Holiday Program will feature Cooking up a Storm at 11am and Crazy Crows at 2pm.

Markets: The Summer Night Markets at Lake Pertobe is a weekly market featuring an array of live music, food stalls, gifts, clothing, fresh produce, toys and books from 4.30pm to 8.30pm.Tonight’s music Kayla Dwyer and Cooper Lower.

Movie: Beachfest is presenting the second of its Twilight Movies in the Park. The PG-rated drama Lion about an Indian boy adopted by an Australian family will screen from 8.30pm.

Sail: The Warrnambool Yacht Club is hosting its annual New Years Social Regatta from January 2 to 5.

Film: Dennington’s newest film club The Esplanade Cinema is screening Back to the Future from 7pm.

Saturday, January 6

Fishing: Warrnambool Offshore and light game fishing is hosting its annual fishing competition at the Breakwater precinct from January 5 to 13.

Yoga: Warrnambool Yoga Project is hosting a family yoga event on the Civic Green from 10am, or try Kimberley Erin Yoga at the Warrnambool Surf Club from 9am.

Kids: Flagstaff Hill’s Summer Holiday Program will feature Bead Bugs at 11am and Groovy Washer Necklaces at 2pm.

Poetry: South-west poets EA Gleeson and Ray Liversidge will be launching their latest books at Port Fairy’s Blarney Books and Art from 4pm.

Gems: The Warrnambool Gem Club is hosting its 50th annual gem show at Warrnambool Primary School from 9am to 5pm.

Tri: Defy Fitness are hosting a junior triathlon for kids aged 5 to 12 years. BYO bike to Worm Bay at 4pm.

Sail: Beachfest is presenting a Discover Sailing activity at the Pavilion from 10am to 4pm.

Beachfest: Beachfest presents beach volleyball at McGennans Beach from 11am to 3pm and beach tennis from 2pm to 3pm.

Swimming: Shipwreck Coast Swim Series to run its second leg at Warrnambool beach, from 11am.

Dogs: Warrnambool Greyhound Racing Club is presenting a Games Night as part of their annual seaside festival. Kids entertainment will include a jumping castle, sports games, plaster painting and competitions from 5.30pm.