Mornington Peninsula & Bellarine Peninsula
Victoria, Australia
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The 89th Red Hill Show
Date Sat 11th Mar 2017 to Sun 11th Mar 2018
This iconic Red Hill Show will be held at the Red Hill Showgrounds, Arthurs Seat Road on Easter Saturday.

The Red Hill Show is a traditional country Show, it is always one of the State’s most popular agricultural shows and 2017 will be no exception.



There will be Clydesdales, cattle, sheep, alpacas, poultry, rats and the opportunity to watch the working dogs. Pavilions will be filled with flowers, fruit, vegetables, cooking, homemade wines, craft, photography and art.

The woodchop is always sensational and the hot chainsaw races have become a crowd favourite. 2017 we will be hosting a Victorian Championship. As always there will be plenty of free attractions for the family, with the Australian Mountainboarders, Premiers Active April and Origin Tennis Hotshots will be running demos and workshops, wildlife encounters, rock climbing wall, pony rides, face painting, circus workshop, fairground rides and more.

Come an see the only Grand Parade left in any Victorian Agricultural Shows.

The event runs from 8:30am to 5:00pm.

For more information, please see the website.

'Flow' by artist Nikky Agnello
Date Mon 20th Mar 2017 to Thu 20th Apr 2017
‘Flow’ by artist Nikky Agnello

Feed your creative flow with an exhibition of fresh inspiring artwork by award winning local artist Nikky Agnello. ‘Those who flow as life flows know they need no other force’- Lao Tzu.

Featuring original paintings and Ltd edition prints with a spiritual, beachy theme. More details on Instagram and Facebook under Nikky Agnello or the artist's website.
Lights by DreamWorks - The Experience
Date Sat 25th Mar 2017 to Sun 30th Apr 2017
Shrek and Kung-Fu Panda will light up Rosebud’s Foreshore in April this year at an Australian-first exhibition with some of DreamWorks Animation’s best known characters in a large-scale lantern experience. Lights by DreamWorks is an interactive, walkthrough experience for all ages and is set to run for 30 days and visitors will be able to marvel at more than 100 of DreamWorks’ characters brought to life.

Modelled on the traditional Chinese Lantern Festival, Lights by DreamWorks features huge illuminated figures familiar to the fans of the Shrek, Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon and Madagascar movies. Visitors to the exhibition will also meet the stars and be treated to a variety of scenographic pieces, LED furnishings, themed technology and learning zones, children’s rides and an animatronic dragon.
Party in the Park
Date Tue 4th Apr 2017
Join Cruden Farm for a free fun day out for all the family at Party in the Park, with exciting activities for the kids including sports, face painting, animal farms and live interactive stage performances.

Bring your own picnic or treat yourself to the community barbecues and visit the stalls for more activities and information on local children's services.
The Wizard Of Oz Interactive Show - Frankston
Date Sun 9th Apr 2017
Click your heels together and follow a yellow brick road full of fun, adventure and wacky characters in this popular, interactive re-telling of Frank Baum's classic for kids now celebrating its 4000th performance worldwide with an International Yellow Brick Road Tour.

Kids can rap with the Tinman, roar like a Lion, wake up sleepy Shakey the Scarecrow and dance with Dorothy. "If great grandfather was alive, I'm sure he would be clapping, singing along and smiling with your show!" Robert Baum, great grandson of Oz author L. Frank Baum

3D animation on screen, catchy music and fantastic costumes bring this Yongstars2.com production alive on stage. Come dressed up as your favourite Oz character and create some oz-some photo memories. Don't forget to bring a toy for the Children's Hospital Toy Appeal.

The pre-show drama workshop offers an introduction to movement, voice plus a valuable opportunity to perform on stage as munchkins alongside the Oz cast. Only $10 per child. Limited spaces, book now to reserve your spot.
Mornington Peninsula Winery Walk
Date Sat 6th May 2017
Mornington Peninsula Winery Walk takes participants alongside local vignerons and friends to celebrate the end of harvest and experience current vintage wines.

Taste a variety of wines along the way complemented by a fine selection of food from Red Hill, to Merricks. A beautiful meandering historical rail track provides the perfect way.

The group will proceed to amble along a purpose built walking track to Red Hill South. After stopping at Red Hill, you will walk along a beautiful historic rail trail to a private vineyard to meet winemakers showcasing a range of their wines and then down to Stonier and Merricks General Wine Store in Merricks.

Join local vignerons to celebrate the end of the 2017 harvest from Red Hill to Merricks; around ten kilometres.
Mother's Day at Woodman Estate
Date Sun 14th May 2017
Just an hour from Melbourne, Woodman Estate is the perfect Mother's Day destination on the Mornington Peninsula.

Delight Mum with outstanding service and lakeside dining.

Breakfast: Make Mum's morning with gourmet cooked breakfast and buffet with seasonal fruit, fresh muffins, bircher muesli and berry trifles. Unlimited coffee and tea is provided in the service.

Deluxe High Tea: Indulge in decadent desserts, tantalising savoury pastries and gourmet finger sandwiches served on a traditional three tiered stand. Enjoy a glass of Woodman Estate Sparkling in the service to mark the occasion. Coffee, T2 Tea and hot chocolates are all included. Conclude with fresh scones served with estate made jam and cream.

Lunch: Whether you choose to dine beside the lake or next to the fireplace, this special three course lunch is sure to impress Mum. The charming gardens and stunning lake make for the perfect Mother's Day destination.

Dinner: Choose to dine in the elegant Formal Dining Room or stylish Brasserie Restaurant, whatever suits you best. The restaurant offers formal degustation and a la carte dining options.
Melbourne Coastrek
Date Fri 26th May 2017
Join Melbourne Coastrek to trek with a team of four along the stunning Mornington Peninsula, raising money for The Fred Hollows Foundation.

Take the team trekking challenge and explore the magic of Mornington Peninsula’s rugged coastline– thrilling 30 kilometres or super 60 kilometres, from Cape Schanck or Koonya Beach to Point Nepean Quarantine Station.

Melbourne Coastrek has seen thousands of people trekking to restore sight over the years and raised over $14 millions of dollars for The Fred Hollows Foundation.

2017 will be the third Melbourne Coastrek and the goal is to raise $1.35Million to help restore sight. Be part of the fun, take the challenge and get fit with friends while supporting our amazing cause.
Winter Wine Weekend
Date Sat 10th Jun 2017 to Mon 12th Jun 2017
Winter Wine Weekend is held during the Queens Birthday long weekend in June every year.

The opening event is the Winter Wine Festival - an exhibition and tasting which traditionally marks the beginning of the extensive Winter Wine Weekend program.

One place, on one day. All undercover, where you can taste more than 200 premium wines from around 50 wineries.

Tickets include all tastings, Riedel wine glass, tasting book which includes all wines on exhibition and two entree size dishes.
Frankston and South Eastern Wine Show 2017
Date Sun 27th Aug 2017
Come down to the open amateur wine making competition organised by Frankston amateur Winemakers Guild, showcasing home-made wines from fruit, vegetables, flowers, herbs and red white grape wines. Competition categories to be judged include still, sparkling, fortified wines and liqueurs.



Tasting the many wines available, you may meet the winemakers and learn the techniques required to make your own wine. Wine making information is available and applications for new members are most welcome.



Sample wines made from citrus fruits, stone fruits, berries, guavas, carrots, parsnips, herbs and many other exotic ingredients. Red and white wines such as Shiraz, Cabernet, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Chardonnay and Muscat are usually well represented.

Main Street Mornington Festival
Date Sun 15th Oct 2017
The Main Street Mornington, Food, Wine and Performing Arts Festival is a local favourite event.

Many visitors from afar are also attracted to the Festival, where the best of Mornington Peninsula's gourmet produce, boutique wineries, visual artists, musicians, dance troupes, circus, fashion boutiques, singer songwriters, cooks, and theatre groups are proudly showcased.

This free family friendly event will host lots of exciting music and entertainment throughout the day, with local artists and performers performing on various stages throughout the day.

Mornington is infamous for its exclusive boutiques, and the high fashion shopping on the main strip is an experience in itself, so there is plenty of shopping to be done at the Festival!

Food and wine stalls will be set up throughout the Festival, and the children's arcade will be back once again to entertain all the youngsters.