Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the Festival held?

Torquay – on the Torquay Common – Surf Beach Drive – enter near the corner of Bell St and the Great Ocean Road or walk across from Spring Creek Reserve

Geelong – Johnstone Park – enter near the corner of Fenwick St and Gordon Ave


How much does it cost to get in?

$5 per adult, U12 Free

Minors must be accompanied by an adult at the Nightjar in the City – Geelong due to liquor licensing requirements


Is it a Market or a Festival?

We are a Festival! The Nightjar Festival brings together amazing musicians, emerging designers and taste sensations from around the world, with award winning street performers and a great boutique bar. Come pull up a stool, and have a drink over the Driftwood bar. Relax and be immersed into the magical atmosphere of The Nightjar. Shake out the picnic rug, bring the family, get your toes tapping on the dance floor, feast and shop. Check out the incredible art installations. Catch up with friends for coffee and cake in the Raj Jar tent, and let the kids be captivated in the new children’s area with magical fairies and storytelling. Many attending the festival have described it as entering into another world. We encourage you to leave your worries at the gate, step inside and celebrate life, family, friends, music, dancing and shopping.


Can I bring my dog?

Yes, well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome. Bring a bowl for water. Please be aware that the Nightjar Festival can become quite crowded.


Is there parking available?

Torquay – parking is available at Spring Creek Reserve (Torquay Football Oval) which is opposite the festival site. Torquay’s Rotary Club collect a gold coin donation for parking your cars on the oval. The money goes to helping the Rotary Club.

Geelong – ample street parking is available around Johnstone Park as well as in the multi-storey car park on Gheringhap St opposite the Geelong Town Hall


How can I become a Stallholder/Musician/Street Performer at the Nightjar Festival?

Applications open in August of the year before each Festival season. Please keep an eye on our Social Media pages and our website for details.


Is there a Lost Property?

Lost property is collected at the end of each night, please send us a message with a description of the item/s that you have lost and we will endeavour to get back to you asap. If you lost something on the night, please head to the Communication Tent. All Nightjar staff and security will be able to point you in the right direction.


Which musicians will be performing at the Nightjar Festival?

We have a list of the musicians on our website

Also keep an eye on our Facebook and Instagram pages for updates.


Which Stallholders will be exhibiting at the Nightjar Festival?

Find a list of our Stallholders on our website


Do you have vegetarian/vegan/gluten free/nut free/dairy free/paleo/healthy food options?

We have food options to suit everybody! Find the list of our Food Stalls on our website


Can I smoke at the Nightjar Festival?

The Nightjar Festival is a smoke-free event.