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Regional Tourism Guide for Mornington Peninsula & Bellarine Peninsula
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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.
Tiffin Lunch Buffet at Nazaaray Estate Winery
Date Sun 9th Jun 2019
The Nazaaray Estate team loves to prove that Indian food does match with wine. Their Tiffin Lunch Buffet is not to be missed.

Join Nazaaray Estate Winery for their quarterly Tiffin Time Buffet and try matching these single vineyard, handcrafted wines with the spices of various delicious courses. Stroll through 1930s vintage train carriages at the cellar door. Meet the winemaker and try his latest releases. Take part in a 30 minute Bollywood dance clinic by Mohit (post lunch).

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.
School Holiday Workshops at Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery
Date Tue 9th Jul 2019 to Wed 10th Jul 2019
Go wild with colourful paper, chenille sticks, beads, twines and more as you craft your own crazy garden full of inspired imagination. School Holiday Workshops at Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery are run by Jill Andreson, MPRG artist and educator.

See Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery for more information. Bookings are essential.
Facing Death Creatively
Date Thu 18th Jul 2019
Facing Death Creatively is a collective workshop that uses craft materials and socially engaged processes to promote healthy and meaningful discussions about our mortality. The workshop takes about 30 to 40 minutes and involves making a miniature vessel out of a soft, biodegradable, sculpting medium. The material is non-toxic and very easy to manipulate so all ages and levels of dexterity can participate. The vessel becomes a portrait of the maker and a catalyst for discussing the participant’s final resting place.

The workshop was designed and facilitated by Catherine Bell during an artist residency at Centre For The Study Of Substructured Loss: Applied Grief and Bereavement Research in London. Communal creativity and personal/group reflection are encouraged.

Dr Catherine Bell is a multi-disciplinary artist and Associate Professor teaching visual art in the Faculty of Education and Arts, Australian Catholic University. Recent art in health projects involve implementing collaborative activities in community contexts that explore cultural responses to death and the dying.
Christmas in July
Date Sat 20th Jul 2019
Come and join Westernport Cruises on 20 July for a wonderful four hour cruise.

The Christmas in July cruise includes Champagne on arrival, beer, wine and soft drink, gourmet finger food and live entertainment .

Cruise leaves from Hastings Marina and explores the wonderful sites of Westernport Bay. Leaving at 7:00pm and returning at 11:00pm.
Top Dog Film Festival - Rosebud
Date Sun 11th Aug 2019
Celebrate the canine connection through this carefully curated collection of heartwarming stories about dogs and their people at the 2019 Top Dog Film Festival screening in Rosebud.

Meet dogs from all walks of life on the big screen at the 2019 Top Dog Film Festival. From husky dogs of Alaska to working dogs of Australia, the pull on your heartstring is guaranteed. Meet four legged heroes, unbreakable bonds and canine companions that enrich the lives of all they encounter.

The 2019 Top Dog Film Festival presents a two hour cinematic celebration honouring the bond between dogs and their people. Filled with delightfully doggy moments of joy and celebration of our beloved canine companions.

This carefully curated program of canine-themed films is comprised of the most inspirational, heart-warming and entertaining stories about dogs and their human companions, from independent filmmakers around the globe.

Get tickets before they sell out – you would be barking mad to miss it.

The Top Dog Film Festival is exempt from classification but would obtain a General rating and is suitable for all ages.
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.

Two Bays Trail Run
Date Sun 12th Jan 2020
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.

Western Port Craft Expo
Date Sat 18th Apr 2020
This community event is a gathering of local and visiting craftspeople and consists of talks, demonstrations and workshops of unusual and heritage crafts. Local craftspeople can display, demonstrate and sell their craft and local groups such as Community Houses, CWA, Embroidery and Quilting groups to show their work and perhaps gain new members. It gives visitors the opportunity to try out some crafts under guidance, to buy some beautiful handmade craftwork and to socialise with local and visiting artisans.

It is a family friendly expo for people interested in Craftwork. It provides professional craft artisans from out of area to teach and invites visitors to consider trying new skills.

Children are catered for with a program of craft. Refreshments are for purchase and there is a mobile coffee trailer, too.