Regional Tourism Guide for Mornington Peninsula & Bellarine Peninsula
Victoria , Australia  
Peter Pan - Sand Sculpting Australia
Date Sat 15th Dec 2018 to Tue 29th Jan 2019
Sand Sculpting Australia presents Peter Pan opening at their new home on the Mornington Peninsula, Boneo Maze.

This summer, you will will be guided through the magical story of Peter Pan. Spend the day in Neverland exploring this classic story told in sand. See 3,500 tonnes of sand transformed into incredible sculptures by the world's best artists.

Make your way to the kids zone where the youngest visitors can enjoy themed activities and workshops, or take off on one of the pedal boats and explore the sculptures from the water surrounds. There is a kiosk in our kids zone or you can take a seat at the lakeside café, this is also where the kids can enjoy the jumping castle.

The new location has the benefit of 27 acres of wetlands, gardens and mazes all included in your ticket price. After exploring the world of Peter Pan you can take a walk through the boardwalks, get lost in any of three mazes or play the giant games in the garden.
Tiffin Lunch Buffet at Nazaaray Estate Winery
Date Sun 16th Dec 2018
The Nazaaray Estate team loves to prove that Indian food does match with wine. Their Tiffin Lunch Buffet is not to be missed.

Watch Tandoor man, Pankaj, create sensational culinary delights. Try matching these single vineyard, handcrafted wines with the spices of various delicious courses. Stroll through 1930's vintage train carriages at cellar door. Meet the winemaker and try his latest releases.

Paramdeep Ghumman, co-owner and winemaker at Nazaaray Estate, had his first sip of wine on an international flight at the age of 30, when he emigrated from India to Australia with his doctor wife Nirmal in 1981. He has made up for lost time, creating superb single vineyard wines totally by hand in one of the Mornington Peninsula’s smallest commercial vineyards.

Nazaaray Estate Winery is Mornington Peninsula's southernmost winery and the only one in Flinders. Here, single vineyard, handcrafted wines are made on site in small batches. Nazaaray's wines feature on the wine list of several top restaurants, including Vue de Monde. Bookings essential.
Mornington Carols in the Park
Date Sat 22nd Dec 2018
Mornington Carols in the Park is a special night out for the whole family. It will be jingle bells all the way, with festivities for the whole family. Carols for 2018 will be hosted by none other than the ABC's Jimmy Giggle along with the Superband and performances by our local schools. There are children's activities, food trucks and entertainment and of course, you better watch out because no Christmas celebration is complete without a visit from the big man himself, Santa Claus.

Mornington Carols In The Park is a fun free event the whole family can enjoy.

Bring your own blanket and picnic, pull up a patch of grass and enjoy a great evening out under the stars with the Mornington community. This Christmas there's really is no place at Christmas like Main Street Mornington.

For more information on Christmas check out the website and the Facebook page.
Mornington Christmas Carols In the Park
Date Sat 22nd Dec 2018
Mornington Carols in The Park is a free event for the whole family with kids entertainment, prizes, giveaways, free entertainment and, of course, Santa. Jimmy Giggle headlined 2017 event and along with some great local performers. Kids activities include Pimp my Balloons roving Christmas characters, Kids Face painting and Food Trucks.

Mornington Carols in The Park is a community event organised by the Mornington Chamber of Commerce on behalf of Main Street Traders and proudly presented by Tony Ladiges at Lad&Lee Property (proud partner of the Eview Group) Mornington.
Barefoot Cinema - Portsea
Date Wed 26th Dec 2018 to Tue 8th Jan 2019
Fusing spectacular settings with the silver screen, Melbourne’s beloved Barefoot Cinema is back for the 2018/19 summer.

Recline in the Spectacular surrounds of the Point Nepean National Park as a sensational program of films lights up under the stars.

Launching Boxing Day, Barefoot Cinema will host 44 evening screenings with the program consisting of family-friendly favourites, cult hits, musicals, comedies, and some of the best films of 2018.

Throughout the season, Barefoot Cinema will celebrate summer in quintessential Australian style by presenting themed surfing nights as well as Australia’s most heralded comedy on Australia Day. There will also be many opportunities for the perfect date night, including the perfect rom-com for Valentine’s Day to get the girls together or take that special someone out for an unforgettable night under the star-studded sky.

Offering so much more than just a movie, Barefoot Cinema invites you to relax, absorb the spectacular views and ambience and experience a memorable summer evening complete with pre-show live music and tasty treats from the food trucks and candy bar.

The Creators Market Sorrento
Date Sat 29th Dec 2018
Love a good summer market? Sorrento Community Centre is excited to announce the Creators Market is coming this December.

Located on Melbourne Road, this indoor market will feature more than 40 fabulous creators, food trucks, live music and more. As always, it is free entry and family friendly. The event runs from 10:00am to 3:00pm.

The Creators Market champions Australian small business makers and creators as they show off their wares, so shop local and enjoy a great day out. This will also be The Creators Market last market of 2018, so come celebrate it with the community.
Andrew "The Wizard" Farrell at Fenian Wines
Date Sat 29th Dec 2018
A magical afternoon with the magnificant Andrew Farrell, also known as - The Wizard. His musical talents need to be seen to be believed. Gather your friends and enjoy fine wines whilst sharing a cheese platter on our deck overlooking the vineyard of Fenian Wines.
Summer Saturdays at The Eagle
Date Sat 29th Dec 2018 to Sat 26th Jan 2019
Sit down, relax and enjoy Saturday evenings at The Eagle this summer.

Looking for a casual Saturday dinner option for the family? Somewhere with great views and fun for the kids? Join the team at The Eagle. They are open late on Saturdays in summer and you can enjoy a free barbecue on the Summit Cafe Deck with every gondola ride.

Maybe you have spent the day at the beach and need an early evening snack? No need to dress up, just turn up. Kick back with a glass of bubbles or wine, a beer or cider or soft drink out on the deck as the evening rolls in.

Free with ticket purchase on Saturdays between 5:00 to 8:00pm, Saturday 29 December until Saturday 26 January 2019. Valid tickets must be presented at the Arthurs Seat Eagle Summit Cafe to redeem free barbecue.
Woodman Estate New Year's Eve Dinner
Date Mon 31st Dec 2018
Celebrate the New Year in style at Woodman Estate.

Enjoy a five course degustation dining at this charming Lakeside Estate. Relax on the terrace with a glass of Woodman Estate Sparkling before embarking on a taste experience.

Choose to dine in the classic Formal Dining Room, elegant Atrium or stylish Brasserie Restaurant, with white linen cloths and napery befitting your special occasion.

Herald the New Year - 2018 in style. Special dietary requirements catered for.

You will need to get in early as this event always sells out quickly. Bookings are essential.
New Years Eve at Dromana 3 Drive In
Date Mon 31st Dec 2018
Mornington Peninsula's Premiere family friendly event for New Years Eve 2018.

Welcome 2019 with family and friends at the iconic Dromana 3 Drive In who have been entertaining generations of movie goers since 1962.

Live Music will be provided by Rob Papp's Blues Head plus The Dirty Boogie Band. Enjoy double feature movies, midnight fireworks, Shel's Diner iconic 50's styled diner and a playground for the kids.

Double movie screenings on the night include: Ralph Breaks the Internet (PG) and Holmes & Watson (CTC), Aquaman (M) and Bohemian Rhapsody (M), Bumblebee (M) and Mortal Engines (M) and in the deckchair cinema: The Grinch (G) and Into the Spiderverse (PG).

In the deckchair cinema, you can not view the movies from your car. Chairs and sound is supplied for this screen only. Bring your own blankets, jackets if cool weather. Limited seating.

Do not miss out as this event has sold out online prior to the night, for the last few years. No barbecues and no pets are allowed. Dromana Drive In is Heritage Victoria as well as National Trust Listed.
OZACT’s Much Ado About Nothing at Coolart Homestead
Date Sat 5th Jan 2019 to Sun 6th Jan 2019
In Much Ado About Nothing the road to true love never does run smooth.

This is Shakespeare’s strategic guide to the ‘battle between the sexes’, loaded with comic incident, bumbling security guards, squabbling brothers, and mismatched lovers. The play is full of suspense, high drama and delightful comedy, brought to life, with powerful acting and exquisite costumes.

This year marks the 12th year OZACT has been performing at Coolart Homestead, and over that time OZACT’s Shakespeare productions have become a post Christmas holiday tradition and a much anticipated Mornington Peninsula event. The stately setting of one of Victoria's historic mansions, surrounded by a spectacular garden with adjacent, wetlands and coastal woodlands make it an ideal setting for Shakespeare's plays.

So share with OZACT Shakespeare’s summer frolic Much Ado About Nothing in the glorious surrounds of Coolart Homestead Gardens.

Visit the OZACT website for season tour dates and venues, ticket bookings, and detailed production information.
Barefoot Cinema - Mount Martha
Date Fri 11th Jan 2019 to Sun 27th Jan 2019
Fusing spectacular settings with the silver screen, Melbourne’s beloved Barefoot Cinema is back for the 2018/19 summer.

Recline in the Spectacular surrounds of The Briars as a sensational program of films lights up under the stars.

Launching Boxing Day, Barefoot Cinema will host 44 evening screenings with the program consisting of family-friendly favourites, cult hits, musicals, comedies, and some of the best films of 2018.

Throughout the season, Barefoot Cinema will celebrate summer in quintessential Australian style by presenting themed surfing nights as well as Australia’s most heralded comedy on Australia Day. There will also be many opportunities for the perfect date night, including the perfect rom-com for Valentine’s Day to get the girls together or take that special someone out for an unforgettable night under the star-studded sky.

Offering so much more than just a movie, Barefoot Cinema invites you to relax, absorb the spectacular views and ambience and experience a memorable summer evening complete with pre-show live music and tasty treats from the food trucks and candy bar.

Under The Southern Stars
Date Sat 12th Jan 2019
Summer rock festival Under The Southern Stars is returning to Hastings 12 January 2019 with a line-up of Australian Rock Royalty. The perfect summer festival celebration.

Under the Southern Stars is excited to announce this year’s return with a huge line up of the best of Australian rock.

Off the back of last year’s inaugural success, the festival is expanding into five new coastal locations as it continues to deliver music lovers the ultimate outdoor live music festival in a quintessential Aussie summer setting.

This year’s 2019 concert event will be headlined by Australia’s legendary ARIA Hall Of Fame inductees, Hoodoo Gurus along with Australian rock royalty You Am I.

Also on this killer bill is Eskimo Joe, The Superjesus, British India, The Getaway Plan and Scott Darlow.

Visit their website for ticketing offers and up to date festival news.

Two Bays Trail Run
Date Sun 13th Jan 2019
Great holiday vibe and excellent course between Dromana on the Port Phillip Bay side and Cape Schanck on the Bass Strait side.

That is a 28 kilometre single crossing (56 kilometre double crossing) of the Mornington Peninsula, and not at the skinny bit.

A little hill followed by bushland, rural and coastal views, topped off by enthusiastic helpers and the best course marking in the trail running universe.

Shakespeare in the Vines - Crittenden Estate
Date Sun 13th Jan 2019
Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream has been loved for over four hundred years and continues to weave its spell worldwide.

Crittenden Estate is delighted to again be hosting the Essential Theatre Group as they celebrate their 17th summer of Shakespeare in the Vines.

You will be taken on a spell binding ride, as the grounds of Crittenden Estate transforms into the magical land of Athens.

On a Midsummer’s night, four young lovers find themselves wrapped in the dream-like arms of an enchanted forest where sprites play and fairies rule. The course of true love is anything but smooth, and games of fantasy, love and dreams ensue in Shakespeare’s most wondrous comedy.

Enjoy with friends or the whole family, as this one delights and tickles everyone’s imagination. Tickets are $50 for adults.

Take a picnic rug or small chair and settle in for a summer evening of fun, theatrics, food and wine.

The AGL Peninsula Film Festival
Date Sat 2nd Feb 2019
Held in the summer from February 1 to 3, the AGL Peninsula Film Festival is one of Victoria's iconic annual film festivals.

The AGL Peninsula Film Festival Festival launch will feature an Independent Aussie Feature Film, followed by a Q and A at Rosebud Cinema.

On Saturday February 2, Village Green, Rosebud will be hosting between 4:00pm and 10:30pm. Bring a friend, a picnic blanket and watch more than 20 short films on the big screen outdoors.

The AGL ​Peninsula Film Festival advises some films may contain coarse language, nudity or sexual references that may offend. Those under 15 years must be supervised by a parent or guardian.

See website for more details.

Pinot Celebration Australia
Date Fri 8th Feb 2019 to Sat 9th Feb 2019
The Pinot Celebration Australia, held at the RACV Cape Schank Resort consists of two days of tasting an international line up of Pinot Noir including wines from Burgundy, United States, New Zealand and Australia (including Tasmania, the Yarra Valley and Mornington Peninsula).

Wine commentators will mix with winemakers, growers and consumers to taste, discuss, enjoy, listen and most importantly - to celebrate.

Selected winery restaurants will provide dinners with each menu created to match Pinot Noir.

Both days of tastings will be held at the RACV Cape Schanck Resort, Mornington Peninsula. Please visit the website for further information.

The Mornington Peninsula Blues Festival
Date Sat 9th Feb 2019
The Mornington Peninsula Blues Festival is the new blues festival ready to rock the Peninsula.

The Mornington Peninsula has long been home to a vibrant and energetic blues scene. Now there are plans for a new festival that its organiser hopes will become a major event on the national blues calendar.

The Mornington Peninsula Blues Festival, to be held at Mornington Racecourse on Saturday, February 9, next year, is the brainchild of Peninsula resident Patrick Elliget, the man behind the highly successful Mornington Peninsula Blues Sessions . It will feature Australian rock and blues legends Ross Wilson, Phil Manning along with Chris Finnen, Lloyd Spiegel and Geoff Achison.

Peninsula music-lovers will be able to enjoy food and refreshments courtesy of the Mornington Racing Club . Buses from Melbourne On The Move will be running to and from the festival, with pick-ups and designated stops from Melbourne and Sorrento so your transport options are sorted and you can relax and enjoy a day filled with sensational blues.
Love in the Detail - Artists in Conversation
Date Thu 14th Feb 2019
Love in the Detail - Artists in Conversation will feature a passionate panel of exhibiting artists, Natasha Bieniek, Juan Ford, Chris Bond and Sam Jinks, will have an in-depth conversation with exhibition curator Danny Lacy.

Find out more about their intricate artistic methods and why they adore creating hyper realistic works of art. They will be delving into how long these works take to make and what ideas and concepts are affectionately buried beneath the surface. Discover why audiences are lovestruck with such beautifully detailed works.

Bookings are essential. Entry includes drinks and nibbles on arrival.
Frankston Waterfront Festival
Date Sat 16th Feb 2019 to Sun 17th Feb 2019
Frankston’s biggest summer festival on the waterfront is back.

Bring your family and friends to the bay for two exciting days full of live music, great food, beach and water sports, markets, wine, cider and craft beer.

The Waterfront Festival
Date Sat 16th Feb 2019 to Sun 17th Feb 2019
Frankston’s most anticipated free summer festival is back and set to be bigger and better than ever as it celebrates 20 years of beachside fun for the whole family. This much-loved community event attracts residents and visitors to the sun-soaked beach at the Frankston Waterfront with two spectacular days of live music, beach and water sports, market stalls, delicious food, wine, cider and craft beer.

Highlights include a beer, wine and cider garden, beach and water sports, market stalls, food truck square festival dining and fireworks.
Rock The Boat - Sorrento
Date Sat 16th Feb 2019
Sail from Sorrento and put your party hat on for this summer sunset event – Rock the Boat. Enjoy music throughout the evening whilst sailing beautiful Port Phillip Bay aboard Searoad Ferries.

Live band on the Lounge Deck and awesome DJ, Vince Peach at the Top Deck Bar spinning the vinyls under the stars.

Start the night with a welcome drink and watch the sunset. Enjoy the continuous Canapes served throughout the evening and do not forget to check out the twinkling coastal lights from inside or on the outside decks. The main event is in the lounge area with plenty of seating and room to dance.

Get your dancing shoes on and bring your friends for a great summers evening event.

Blues At The Briars
Date Sat 23rd Feb 2019
Blues At The Briars brings the house party feel to a one-day festival featuring a combination of great food, great people, great music and a child-friendly location, Blues At The Briars has fast become the best kept secret of the Mornington Peninsula.

When people come, it is a community feel. Held on the stunning location of The Briars historic homestead in Mount Martha, you can take a picnic rug, enjoy non festival bar prices, local food and fabulous music.

A family friendly event children 14 years and under are free and there is a free dedicated children's area.

The Briars is one of the Mornington Peninsula’s oldest properties first settled in 1840 by Captain James Reid and the event is held within the natural amphitheatre amongst a stunning rural setting. The views and location for this event make it the perfect setting for a family day out and to experience international and Australia wide music.
Flinders Polo
Date Sun 3rd Mar 2019
Flinders Polo will allow guests to experience a bespoke afternoon of fast paced 20/20 style polo in a traditional picnic setting, hosted at a beautiful 60-acre property in Flinders.

The meticulously manicured polo field is surrounded by Paul Bangay landscaped gardens in the breathtaking surrounds of the Flinders countryside.
The 91st Red Hill Show
Date Sat 9th Mar 2019
This iconic Red Hill Show will be held at the Red Hill Showgrounds, Arthurs Seat Road on Saturday of the Labour Day Weekend.

The Red Hill Show is a traditional country show, it is always one of the state’s most popular agricultural shows and 2019 will be no exception. Celebrating its 91st birthday, the festival will be revisiting the past and putting on a show not to be missed.

There will be Gypsie Cobbs, 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 and in 2019, the show plays host to a Victorian Title. As always there will be plenty of free attractions for the family, with the Australian Mountainboarders, Premier's Active April, wildlife encounters, rock climbing wall, pony rides, face painting, circus workshop, fairground rides and more.

Head down and 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.
Peninsula Piers and Pinots
Date Sun 10th Mar 2019
Peninsula Piers and Pinots is held on the Sunday of the Victorian Labor Day long weekend on the Flinders foreshore.

Around twenty Mornington Peninsula Vignerons will showcase maritime cool climate Pinots with tastings by the sea in an intimate gathering. Wines will be matched with local food and live music at the event which will be at the finish line of the Piers and Pinots Yacht Race.

Peninsula Piers and Pinots at Flinders will feature Peninsula Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio . Taste more than 60 wines with fantastic local produce to match at the mini farmers market. Entry includes complimentary glass and wine tastings, then purchase wine by the glass or bottle.

Come along and enjoy local music to set the scene and treat yourself and friends or family to a day to relax, enjoy and remember.
Ocean Film Festival World Tour
Date Sat 23rd Mar 2019
With a vision to mesmerise and captivate, the Ocean Film Festival World Tour showcases more than two hours of sublime footage taken above and below the water’s surface. 

Featuring all new films this carefully curated selection of short films document the beauty and power of the ocean, and celebrate the divers, surfers, swimmers and oceanographers who live for the sea’s salt spray; who chase the crests of waves; and who marvel at the mysteries of the big blue. 

The films feature captivating cinematography, complete with awe-inspiring underwater scenes and fast-paced wave sequences that have been captured from unbelievable vantage points.

Inspiring and thought-provoking, the Ocean Film Festival World Tour is filled with moving footage, touching interviews and insightful narrations. Each of the festival’s films conveys a deep respect and appreciation for the world’s oceans and the creatures that call them home.
Party in the Park
Date Tue 9th Apr 2019
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.
Party In the Park
Date Tue 9th Apr 2019
Cruden Farm is where it is at for kids these April school holidays. Promising a perfect family day out with fun, free, and engaging activities and entertainment for your little ones. Bring your own picnic or grab a bite to eat there and support the community fundraising barbecues.

Highlights include: Mini sports, face painting, animal farm, interactive stage shows, information on local children's services and market stalls.
Mornington Winter Music Festival
Date Fri 7th Jun 2019 to Sun 9th Jun 2019
The Mornington Winter Jazz Festival will be held over the Queen's Birthday weekend in June
annually and will see Mornington come alive with a celebration of Music, Arts and Heritage.

There will be no shortage of entertainment at the 2019 Mornington Winter Jazz Festival. For three days, the streets, restaurants, cafes, hotels, galleries and parks will come alive with a
diverse mix of jazz, blues, swing, traditional, progressive, classic offering something for everyone.

There are a number of ticketed gigs, there are also lots of free performances happening over the weekend. There are lots of local artists performing over the weekend so ensure to support them by attending the free performances and stop and listen to the buskers and roving performers along Main Street.

Come and soak up the atmosphere from every street corner, in restaurants, cafes and bars in Mornington.
Winter Wine Fest
Date Sat 8th Jun 2019
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
Date Sun 25th Aug 2019
Head 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.

Arthurs Seat Challenge
Date Sun 10th Nov 2019
The Arthurs Seat Challenge (ASC) is an annual 6.7 kilometre fun run and walk, following a course from Rosebud to the top of Arthurs Seat, finishing at Seawinds Gardens.

This event is held to promote the profile of the Fit to Drive program, and to raise funds to enable the continuation of this invaluable program, which is currently provided to Mornington Peninsula and Frankston schools free of charge.