Gala Day is an annual family event hosted by the Barwon Health Foundation. The iconic event includes a family fun day through out the afternoon with lots of fun activities for the whole family to enjoy, followed by a twilight parade of floats and entertainers through the main streets of Geelong's CBD.

Gala Day is a highlight in the calendar of many Geelong families and is an opportunity for the Barwon Health Hospital Appeal to thank the community for their ongoing support throughout the year.

The parade attracts crowds of up to 20,000 people who line the streets to see the colourful funfair that is Gala Day.