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Storyfest – Central Geelong

The Story Garden is part of Storyfest 2018. A celebration of storytelling in all its forms. Step inside the enchanting Story Garden, a fairy tale themed place where families can come and hear amazing stories, enjoy entertainment and activities each day. Find the full list of Story Garden Activities here.

Dazzling Dan will be presenting The Magic of Stories on Thursday 5 April 2018.
centralgeelong.com.au/events/dazzling-dan

Session 1: 10am-10:30am (Magic of Stories)
Session 2: 10:30-11:30am (Roving Magic)
Session 3: 11:30am-12pm (Magic of Stories)

The Story Garden
111-115 Little Malop, Geelong, Victoria 3220
centralgeelong.com.au/storyfest
#STORYFEST2018
#LOVECENTRALGEELONG

Magician’s At Work – Arts Centre Melbourne

MAGICIANS AT WORK is an amazing partnership between The Australian Institute of Magic and the Arts Centre Melbourne, which allows magicians to test their newest or “in-developement” magic acts in front of a live public audience. After the show the magicians receive feedback notes from theatre professionals (and the audience via anonymous cards!)
It is always a fantastic night of magic and surprises.

See…NEW & ORIGINAL magic, AVANT-GARDE magic, and potentially magical mishaps! Opps!

Witness Dazzling Dan push his time-machine to its limits as he appears along side other professional (and part-time-professional) magicians.

Wednesday 14th March 2018
The Channel, Arts Centre Melbourne
Showtime is 7.30pm

Tell your friends to arrive early because it is FREE and often packs out!

Inverleigh Good Friday Appeal 2018

Come along and help raise funds for the Royal Children’s Hospital at the the Inverleigh and Districts Good Friday Appeal. FREE ENTRY!

Friday 30th March 2018
11am – 5pm

11:30am Dazzling Dan
12pm Easter Bonnet parade
1:30pm MikMaks

PLUS…Live Auction, Silent Auction, Animal Farm, Spinning wheel, Raffles, Faceprinting, Classic Car Display, Markets stalls, Lots of food and drinks!
PLUS…Rides, Jumping castles, Free Entertainment, roaming performers …
PLUS…a surprise visitor…?!

Facebook Event: Inverleigh and Districts Good Friday Appeal Family Fun Day

Lara Food and Wine Fair 2018

2018 is the 10th year for the Lara Food and Wine Festival and it is going to be BIG!!

Sunday 25th March 2018
10am-4pm

Join us for a relaxing day on the beautiful grounds of Pirra Homestead to enjoy all that is good about our region.

A tempting array of food and wine will be on offer for you to sample and enjoy while you listen to sound styling of very talented musicians. You might even want to dance!

A range of family friendly activities for kids, displays and, of course, the cooking stage with demonstrations and competitions for your viewing pleasure and entertainment.
Witness Dan dazzle the families between 1pm-3pm.

Pirra Homestead
108 Windermere Road, Lara
larafoodandwinefestival.com.au

 

KICFest 2018

Saturday 24th March 2018
2pm-8pm

Kardinia International College’s annual international food and wine festival!
Entertainment, rides and activities finishing with a wonderful fireworks display from Geelong Fireworks. Get an all-day ride pass for $25!

Featuring a great selection of food vans as well as College food stalls overseen by the talented Sam Nevin from Centrepoint Cafe. Be ready to have your taste buds tempted! The wine stand will be in full swing, again supported by our wonderful friends at Leura Park/Flying Brick/Jack Rabbit.
Witness Dan’s magic (on stage and roving) between 3pm – 5pm.

Facebook Event/kicfest 2018

Easter Family Fun Night – Bunnings Waurn Ponds

This is always an epic night, be sure to make a booking!!!
Thursday 22nd March
6:00pm – 8:00pm
“A wonderful evening of family entertainment; the headline act is the inimitable Dazzling Dan.”
Wow I’ve never been called inimitable before! 🙂
“Other activities : Petting Zoo, Crazy Bikes, Laughing Clowns & Jumping Castle , as well as Easter themed Craft and a visit from the Easter Bunny. Free Sausage Sizzle & Fairy Floss.”

www.bunnings.com.au

 

Rosewall Festival 2018

Dazzling Dan is delighted to be the master of ceremonies on the stage at this fantastic, free community festival.

Saturday 10th March 2018, 11am – 3pm
The day includes: welcome to country, pottery activities & demos, live music from a choir & bands, delicious food and coffee, giant outdoor games, and much more! All welcome.
Rosewall Neighbourhood Centre, 36 Sharland Road, Corio
rosewallnc.org.au

Geelong’s Big Play Day

Geelong’s Big Play Day is a fun filled day out for families with preschool children, celebrating children as they live, play and learn.  This family friendly event offers free, fun, exciting activities and interactive entertainment.

Tuesday 27th March 2018, 10.00am – 1.00pm.
Exciting new all-weather location! This year, the event has moved indoors to Geelong’s GMHBA Stadium!

Dance and sing with The Mik Maks, Crazy Koala and Dazzling Dan the Magic Man.

This event is proudly presented by the City of Greater Geelong.
Find event details here 
GeelongAustralia.com.au

Wallington Primary School Strawberry Fair

Wallington Primary School’s Annual Fair!
Sunday 4th March 2018 from 10am to 4pm.
Music, Strawberries, Magic (Dazzling Dan on stage at 10:45am), Strawberries, fresh produce (including Strawberries), gourmet foods garnished with Strawberries, hand crafted goods (some look a lot like Strawberries, face-painting, rides, the auction and lots more including the famous poo lotto! Did I mention the Strawberries? *homemade strawberry jam *chocolate dipped *fresh punnets
*between pancakes *with scones & cream *on pavlovas
*strawberry milkshakes *sparkling strawberry wine…

Facebook: wallingtonstrawberryfair

The Peninsula Hotel – Childrens Night

Friday 16th February 2018
See Dazzling Dan roving the tables and up on stage, performing 6:00pm – 8:00pm.
Friday night is kids night in the Family Bistro. $3.50 Kids Meals between 5.30pm -7.00pm (conditions apply)
The Peninsula Hotel, 195 Bellarine Hwy, Newcomb, Victoria, 3219
thepeninsula.com.au
facebook @The.Peninsula.Hotel

Call now to reserve a table: 5248 2606

Celebrate with the People of Australia

Friday 26th January 2018 (to be confirmed)
Today you will find Dan entertaining communities at the following events…

Lara Australia Day Breakfast.
8:00am – 10am: Lara Sporting Club, 1 Mill Road, Lara, Victoria.
Hosted by the Lara Community Centre

laracommunitycentre.org.au

Little River Australia Day Breakfast.
8:00am-10:30am: Possy Newland Reserve, 8 Rothwell Road, Little River, Victoria
Hosted by the Lions Club of Little River
facebook @lionsclublittleriver

Free Family Fun Day at Rippleside Park (Geelong)
11am-4pm
Celebrate Australia Day at Rippleside Park with over 40 free activities and displays for families and children to enjoy. There will be stage entertainment all day long with roving entertainers including Dame Edna Average with give aways and Dazzling Dan with his magic show, Stilt Divas and Willow Star Entertainment.
Supported by the City of Greater Geelong & Lions Club of Corio Bay 

Gateway Plaza Leopold

Wednesday 24th January 2018
11am-2pm
Dazzling Dan will be creating magic as part of the School Holiday Fun at Gateway Plaza Leopold! Performing magic shows and roving magic in between!
Gateway Plaza Leopold, 641-659 Bellarine Highway, Leopold, Victoria, Australia
Phone: 5216 9744
gatewayplazaleopold.com.au
facebook @gatewayplazaleopold

Bellarine Railway – Day out with Thomas

Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st January 2018
10am-4pm

This event is also at other times during the year. Visit bellarinerailway.com.au for more dates.

Event tickets are inclusive of the following:

  • Thomas and those Troublesome trucks will be at Queenscliff, providing unlimited truck rides all day
  • A friend of Thomas will be pulling the big carriages from Queenscliff to Lakers Siding for a 45 minute return train ride at 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm
  • Meet Sir Topham Hatt and his Station Master
  • And soo much more…including Dazzling Dan as a special guest performer!

Book your tickets at bellarinerailway.com.au

Gateway Plaza Leopold – Summer Flicks

Enjoy a FREE pop up outdoor cinema experience! Starting Friday 19th January 2018 Gateway Plaza will offer weekly Summer Flicks in the Town Square.
To celebrate the start of the Summer Flicks, Dazzling Dan is the guest entertainment, bamboozling families from 6:00pm until the sun goes down and the movie begins (approx. 8pm).

Gateway Plaza Leopold, 641-659 Bellarine Highway, Leopold, Victoria, Australia
Phone: 5216 9744
gatewayplazaleopold.com.au
facebook @gatewayplazaleopold

Corio Central – Summer Shopping

Wednesday 17th & Thursday 25th January 2018
11:00am-2:00pm
Dazzling Dan is back! See Dan’s magic up close, or join in the magic show.
Corio Central, Crn. Bacchus Marsh Rd and Purnell Road, Corio VIC 3214
coriocentral.com.au
facebook @coriocentral

Portarlington Mussel Festival

The Portarlington Mussel Festival will be held on Saturday 13 January 2018 from 9:30AM to 5:00PM in the picturesque village of Portarlington. Too many actives and delicious produce to mention here! I encourage you to visit the website! You’ll find Dazzling Dan performing magic while roving the crowds, and also on stage. Weather permitting.
See you there!
portmusselfestival.com
facebook @port.musselfest

The Peninsula Hotel – Childrens Night

Friday 12th January 2018
See Dazzling Dan roving the tables and up on stage, performing 6:00pm – 8:00pm.
Friday night is kids night in the Family Bistro. $3.50 Kids Meals between 5.30pm -7.00pm (conditions apply)
The Peninsula Hotel, 195 Bellarine Hwy, Newcomb, Victoria, 3219
thepeninsula.com.au

Call now to reserve a table: 5248 2606

The 70th Moyneyana Festival – Port Fairy

Monday 8th January 2018
11:00am Morning session
2pm Afternoon Session
As part of Port Fairy’s Summer of Fun you will find Dazzling Dan presenting his pop-up magic class, followed by a Magic Show.

Fiddlers Green, Port Fairy, Victoria
moyneyana.port-fairy.com
facebook @MoyneyanaFestival

Bellarine Railway – Day Out With Thomas

Sunday 7th January 2018
10am-3pm

This event is also at other times during the year. Visit bellarinerailway.com.au for more dates.

Event tickets are inclusive of the following:

  • Thomas and those Troublesome trucks will be at Queenscliff, providing unlimited truck rides all day
  • A friend of Thomas will be pulling the big carriages from Queenscliff to Lakers Siding for a 45 minute return train ride at 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm
  • Meet Sir Topham Hatt and his Station Master
  • And soo much more…including Dazzling Dan as a special guest performer!

Book your tickets at bellarinerailway.com.au

Lorne Hotel

Thursday 4th January 2018
5:45pm – Dazzling Dan’s Magic Show
Witness Dazzling Dan as he mesmerises the whole family with fascinating magic. Relax while the children watch the magic show. After a long day on the beach, enjoy a cocktail from the Pimms Bar and finish off with a Pizza for the family from Joe’s Pizzeria.
Lorne Hotel, Lorne, 176 Mountjoy Parade (Great Ocean Road), Lorne, Victoria
lornehotel.com.au
https://www.facebook.com/lornehotelview/

Queenscliff Harbour NYE 2017

Event starts 6:30pm
Bring the family, and rock the night away at the Queenscliff Harbour! International artist Jordie Lane and the Sleepers will headline New Year’s Eve, supported by Baby Blue and local artist Holly Joyce and together we will welcome in the New year with two spectacular fireworks displays, the first at 9.30pm and the finale at midnight. Geelong’s favourite Magician Dazzling Dan will keep the kids entertained along with a host of other attractions.
Tickets are $20 per person, and available now from queenscliffharbour.com.au.
Children under 16 free. All ages event.
Queenscliff Harbour, Queenscliff, Victoria
queenscliffharbour.com.au
facebook @queenscliff.harbour

Lorne Hotel

Thursday 28th December 2017
5:45pm – Dazzling Dan’s Magic Show
Witness Dazzling Dan as he mesmerises the whole family with fascinating magic. Relax while the children watch the magic show. After a long day on the beach, enjoy a cocktail from the Pimms Bar and finish off with a Pizza for the family from Joe’s Pizzeria.
Lorne Hotel, Lorne, 176 Mountjoy Parade (Great Ocean Road), Lorne, Victoria
lornehotel.com.au
https://www.facebook.com/lornehotelview/

The Peninsula Hotel – Childrens Night

Friday 22nd December 2017
See Dazzling Dan roving the tables and up on stage, performing 6:00pm – 8:00pm.
Friday night is kids night in the Family Bistro. $3.50 Kids Meals between 5.30pm -7.00pm (conditions apply)
The Peninsula Hotel, 195 Bellarine Hwy, Newcomb, Victoria, 3219
Call now to reserve a table: 5248 2606
thepeninsula.com.au

Kingston Estate Community Christmas Celebration

Thursday 21st December 2017
6pm-8pm

After you enjoy listening to the Mik Maks…come and find Dazzling Dan performing eye popping magic at the Kingston Twilight Christmas Party this year!
It’s a great opportunity to meet your neighbours (or potential neighbours…there is still property available at Kingston Estate Ocean Grove *at the time of writing this in 2017), bring your family & friends & celebrate christmas 2017 with Kingston Ocean Grove.

Holdburn Rise Reserve
Oakdene Blvd, Ocean Grove, Victoria
kingstonoceangrove.com

Busking for a Change

Sunday 10th December 2017
Event begins 2:00pm; Dazzling Dan’s performance @ 7:30pm
Give a genuine gift this Christmas – Last year’s “Busking for Change” event saw Jordan, along with co-organiser Erick Dela Paz (EDP) raise over $1600, which went directly into purchasing hampers that were distributed to the homeless in Melbourne, filled with socks, food, water, and even Christmas cards to help spread the Christmas cheer.
Beau’s Bar, 77-79 Little Malop Street, Geelong, Victoria, 3220
READ THE FULL ARTICLE @ fortemag.com.au
Further reading @ humansingeelong.com

Phoenix Hotel – Geelong

Friday 8th December 2017
7:15pm – 8:00pm
Witness the magic right under your nose and in your own hands!
Phoenix Hotel, 55 Moorabool Street, Geelong Victoria.
Call now to reserve a table: 5229 5577
phoenixgeelong.com
facebook @phoenixhotelgeelong

Keebles Summer Fair

Sunday 11th February 2018
Event Time: 10:30am – 4:00pm

A celebration of the garden in summer, featuring food, wine, coffee, artists and artisans. Bringing families and friends together in beautiful surrounds. Attend for lunch and you will be sure to catch Dazzling Dan performing his unique magic.
Keebles Country House, 114 Bailey St, Clunes, Australia
facebook @keeblescountryhouse

Lara Hotel

Friday 8th December 2017
6:00pm – 6:45pm
Dazzling Dan will be performing magic up close, at the tables in the bistro and entertaining the children in the Kids Play Room.
Lara Hotel, 10 Hicks Street, Lara, Victoria.
Call now to reserve a table: 5282 1260
thelarahotel.com.au
facebook @TheLaraHotel

 

Gateway Plaza, Leopold

Friday 6th October 2017

Dazzling Dan will be creating magic as part of the School Holiday Fun at Gateway Plaza Leopold!
11am – 2pm. Magic shows and roving magic!
www.gatewayplazaleopold.com.au

Bellarine Railway – Children’s Magic Train and Workshop

Thursday 5th October 2017

Join Dazzling Dan the Magic Man for a magical experience the kids will not forget!

Dan’s workshop for the Spring School Holidays will be on Card Tricks! This family special is perfect for parents and grandparents with children who love to watch and learn about and perform magic.

We highly recommend booking on-line to avoid disappointment. Tickets may be purchased at the gate on event days, unless sold out prior.

Train leaves Queenscliff Station at 11:00am, visits Drysdale Station and returns at 1:00pm.
The Bellarine Railway – Queenscliff Station, 20 Symonds Street, Queenscliff VIC 3225
Please visit the website for full details.
bellarinerailway.com.au

Bellarine Railway – Children’s Magic Train and Workshop

Thursday 28th September 2017
Thursday 5th October 2017

Join Dazzling Dan the Magic Man for a magical experience the kids will not forget!

Dan’s workshop for the Spring School Holidays will be on Card Tricks! This family special is perfect for parents and grandparents with children who love to watch and learn about and perform magic.

We highly recommend booking on-line to avoid disappointment. Tickets may be purchased at the gate on event days, unless sold out prior.

Train leaves Queenscliff Station at 11:00am, visits Drysdale Station and returns at 1:00pm.
The Bellarine Railway – Queenscliff Station, 20 Symonds Street, Queenscliff VIC 3225
Please visit the website for full details.
bellarinerailway.com.au

Phoenix Hotel – Geelong

Friday 15th September 2017
Witness magic live! See Dazzling Dan 7:15pm-8:00pm.
Phoenix Hotel, 55 Moorabool Street, Geelong ,Victoria
phoenixgeelong.com

Lara Hotel

Friday 15th September 2017
Witness Dazzling Dans magic up close! See cards visually change and coins melt away to nothing, all while you enjoy your meal. Dazzling Dan appearing 6:00pm-6:45pm.
Lara Hotel, 10 Hicks Street, Lara, Victoria
thelarahotel.com.au

Gateway Plaza Leopold

Saturday 9th September 2017
Come and support Relay For Life – Bellarine, there will be activities, face-painting, balloon modelling and Dazzling Dan performing his magic right under your nose. And while you’re being entertained, maybe you will consider entering a team into the Bellarine Relay For Life?
You will find Dazzling Dan roving the town square 3:00pm -4:00pm.
Gateway Plaza Leopold, 641-659 Bellarine Hwy, Leopold VIC 3224
gatewayplazaleopold.com.au

The Peninsula Hotel – Childrens Night

Friday 1st September 2017
See Dazzling Dan roving the tables and up on stage, performing 6:00pm – 8:00pm.
Friday night is kids night in the Family Bistro. $3.50 Kids Meals between 5.30pm -7.00pm (conditions apply)!
The Peninsula Hotel, 195 Bellarine Hwy, Newcomb, Victoria, 3219
P: (03) 5248 2606
www.thepeninsula.com.au

Father’s Day Night – Bunnings Waurn Ponds

Thursday 31st August 2017
6pm – 8pm. Bring the family for a great night of fun! Hope to see you there, bookings essential! Bunnings Waurn Ponds: 5244 8200
www.bunnings.com.au

Geelong Relay For Life 2017

Saturday 1st April 2017
Dazzling Dan returns again, to perform with gratitude. Dazzling Dan will be on the main stage at 6:30pm. Geelong Relay For Life is an overnight 24 hour event where teams walk the track in a Relay style to help raise important funds to educate, prevent, and research cancer and to support those who have been touched by cancer in Geelong.
Grinter Reserve, Coppards Rd, Moolap VIC 3221, Australia
www.facebook.com/GeelongRelayForLife/

“KIDS DAY OUT” Leopold Good Friday

A fantastic family fun day with an Egg Hunt and too many activities to list here! Dazzling Dan will be on stage at 10:30am, with a wonderful warm up act from The Mik Maks at 9:30am!
Leopold Primary School, Kensington Road
Event runs 9am-1pm

STORYFEST presented by Central Geelong Kids Fun Program!

Witness Dazzling Dan performing his original show
“The Magic Of Stories”
11:30am & 1:00pm, in the Food Court, Market Square, Geelong

Storyfest, our multi-arts storytelling festival for children, is happening in Central Geelong these autumn school holidays, 1st to 13th April 2017.

CentralGeelong.com.au/storyfest

Children can take part in fun and educational events, activities, workshops and exhibitions hosted by Central Geelong businesses and led by artists, storytellers, educators and entertainers.
Click here to download the Storyfest Program

Children’s Night at The Peninsula!

Children’s night! Enjoy a meal and watch Dan’s magic on the stage and up close at your table! See Dan perform 6pm – 8pm.
The Peninsula, 195 Bellarine Highway, Newcomb, Victoria
thepeninsula.com.au/entertainment

“Classic Magic” at Wyndham Libraries!

Dazzling Dan will be presenting his Classic Magic this school holidays at Plaza Library & Wyndham Vale Library! Unfortunately, these sessions are now BOOKED OUT.

10:00am – 10:45am Plaza Library: Pacific Werribee Shopping Centre, shop MM20 Level 1 Derrimut Road, Werribee, Victoria
SOLD OUT

11:45am – 12:30pm Wyndham Vale Library: 86 Manor Lakes Blvd. Manor Lakes, Victoria
SOLD OUT

“Easter Family Night Event” Bunnings Waurn Ponds

FREE family event with something for everyone! Kids Easter craft and games, face painting, magic show with Dazzling Dan at 7pm, petting zoo, Crazy Bikes, jumping castle, sausage sizzle, prize raffle and a visit from the EASTER BUNNY! Bookings essential.
6:00pm – 8:00pm
bunnings.com.au/stores/vic/waurn-ponds