Welcome to the Bonney Upwelling a celabration of the natural wonders brought to the town of Portland by the Bonney Upwelling.

The Upwelling Festival is a free one day event in Portland Victoria which offers a fantastic and vibrant way for the community and visitors to celebrate this unique feature of our coastal town.

Held on the first Saturday in November the festival starts the day with the Blessing of The Fishing Fleet, on the Trawler Wharf.

From 9 am – 5 pm there are markets on the Bentinck Street lawns and Henty Beach with over 100 stalls to browse.

10 am see the commencement of the street parade. Come along to see an amazing array of local floats from community groups and schools to much much more. Located on Bentinck. Road closures are in place from 8-30 am till noon from Tyres to Gawler Street.

11.15 am – 4-30 pm there is live entertainment on two stages. The main stage on the beautiful foreshore lawns and the second at Henty Beach. In the evening the evening the entertainment continues at the Mac’s Hotel.

12.00 noon – 4 pm  Whale Boat Races. Races can be viewed from Henty Beach or the Bentinck Street Lawns

10 am – 5 pm You can view the Rotary Club of Portland’s Art Show. On display at the Civic Hall in Bentinck Street. Also open on Sunday 10 am – 3 pm.

All Day  Bonney the Inflatable Whale is located on the Foreshore.


Sunday sees the running of the Three Bays Marathon,