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2014 Blokes Day Out Festival

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A beachside festival with a focus on the blokes
The 2014 Blokes Day Out Festival will be held on 30th March at Eastern Beach Reserve on the beautiful Geelong waterfront.

This free family-friendly event is in celebration of boys and men with a particular focus on male health, well-being and community connections. Organised by Barwon Health and supported by a large array of community groups and health organisations, everyone is welcome and there's plenty of music, entertainment, food stalls, showbags, giveaways, games and fun activities for all ages to enjoy.

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Image courtesy of Barwon Health

Attractions include a gumboot throwing competition, a fishing workshop and volleyball, soccer and disc golf on the beach. There's also sailing, dragon boating and motorhome and motorbike displays. The kids are well catered for with a mobile farm, face painting and a large range of engaging activities, games and workshops.

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Image courtesy of Barwon Health

Music and dance are also features of the day with performances by the Geelong Sings Choir, Acabella Fellas Choir, the SIMMA band and a demonstration and tango workshop by Community Tango in Geelong to name a few.

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Image courtesy of Barwon Health

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Image courtesy of Barwon Health

In keeping with the theme of male health, wellbeing and community connections, a plethora of community groups, as well as government, health and commercial organisations will be on hand offering displays, activities, information and advice on subjects ranging from physical and mental health through to finance, career, sporting, volunteer and leisure activities.

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Image courtesy of Barwon Health

In the lead up to the main festival day on 30th March, from the 24th March there's a host of mostly free events and activities running across the region for Blokes Week . From a football night to a Bunnings DIY workshop, from discussions on becoming a Dad to learning more about amateur radio, health tune-ups and trying dragon boat racing, there's an activity to interest every bloke. Click here for the full listing of Blokes Week activities.

For more information and updates on the Blokes Day Out Festival on 30th March and on Blokes Week events, see the website, Facebook and Twitter.
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Why? To celebrate all things blokish
When: Main festival day 30th March 10.00am-3.00pm, Blokes Week activities from 24th March
Where: Eastern Beach Reserve, Geelong
Cost: Free
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