How to do GAD

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Event Ready!

Here’s a handy guide to help you on the night – 6pm to 10pm, Friday 3 May. Best bit? Geelong After Dark is FREE.

How Do I Get There?

You can drive, catch a train or park and walk into the City for Geelong’s own home-grown night of art in the heart. Celebrating five years of bringing you interactive art; street performances; installations; music; exhibitions; projections and more.


The two main City of Greater Geelong carparks will be open on the night. Civic Centre Car Park (closes at 1:30am) and Busport  (closes at 12:30am) Car Parks are free after 6pm. You can also park at Westfield Geelong,  Ground Floor only, Malop Street entrance, free after 6pm and Market Square (closes 11pm, casual rates apply).

What Should I Wear?

Layers, layers and more layers is the mantra you should live by when you head into Central Geelong for Geelong After Dark. Think scarves, beanies, gloves, jackets, jumpers. A lot of our projects are in doors at our cultural venues and they will be warmer than outside. Comfortable shoes too, especially if you are going to do the Amazing Arts Adventure.

Amazing Arts Adventure

Designed to keep the young and young at heart keen to learn about all things art in our heart, you can collect cards from 6pm at any of the participating venues – and there are some amazing prizes on offer!

Food Options

Most of Central Geelong traders will be open for business. There will also be a selection of food trucks for operating to keep the munchies at bay and your little ones happy. The Gozeleme Station Salt & Peppa and Humans Drink Coffee will be based in Johnstone Park.

GAD @Renew Geelong

Our mates at Renew Geelong are hosting us! It will be the spot for Lost Property. Have a chat about all things GAD at Renew Geelong – and if you have an idea for a creative hub, have a chat to them about leasing a spot for your artistic endeavour.

Event and Tourist Information

Get up-to-date tips on all things Geelong After Dark from one of our Customer Service Officers. Located throughout the site (check the programme map for locations), they’ll be on hand to give you the inside track on what not to miss at Geelong After Dark.