Mornington Peninsula & Bellarine Peninsula
Victoria, Australia 
Frankston and South Eastern Wine Show
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.

Colour Carnivale Mornington
Date Sun 27th Aug 2017
The Colour Carnivale is more than just a fun run - it's a five kilometre fun run with colour disco, food truck festival, carnival rides and colour activities / games.

It is a festival of fun, colour and much more.

Bring your family and friends for a great day out.

Wellbeing Market Balnarring
Date Sun 3rd Sep 2017
Synchronise body, mind and spirit with local products and services for your health and well being at the monthly Wellbeing Markets across the Mornington Peninsula.

Free entry to over 30 indoor stalls to help you rest, relax and rejuvenate.
Mornington Running Festival
Date Sat 23rd Sep 2017 to Sun 24th Sep 2017
The Mornington Running Festival incorporates the Mornington Health and Lifestyle Expo, allowing runners and the public to experience an array of events including exhibitors, stalls, seminars, workshops and more at the expo, and take part in the running festival the next day.

Entries are now open for the 2017 Mornington Running Festival.

Saturday 23 September 2017 - Mornington Health and Lifestyle Expo - The day will include free activities, demonstrations, workshops and fun for the whole family, showcasing local businesses and health professionals, gyms, clubs, food vendors, health products and services.

Sunday 24 September 2017 - Mornington Running Festival includes the one kilometre kids dash, Nicholas Lynch five kilometre and 10 kilometre fun run/walk and the popular PARC Half Marathon 21.1 kilometre distance. There will be free activities including jumping castle, face, painting and food stalls.

Come along and help to raise money for charity partner beyondblue.
Wellbeing Market St Andrews Beach / Rye
Date Sun 1st Oct 2017
Synchronise body, mind, and spirit with products and services for health and wellbeing at the Wellbeing Market, St Andrews Beach / Rye.

An indoor market of over 30 stalls to rest, relax and rejuvenate on the Mornington Peninsula.
Arj Barker: Organic (Peninsula Community Theatre)
Date Sat 7th Oct 2017
'As always, I start with the finest free-range topics, nurture them until they're brimming with wholesome hilarity, and ready for the tellin'. Remember, my cruelty-free jokes are always tested on animals, and 100% goat-approved by the time you hear them. That's quality you can trust.'

*May contain traces of nuts

Arj Barker is arguably Australia's favourite American comedian. In recent years, he has spent more time in our country than his own and has come to understand our culture perhaps better than we understand it ourselves. His stand-up is both insightful and pointed, like a mind-reading thumb tack, if there was one of those.
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.
30th Harvest Celebration
Date Fri 17th Nov 2017
Lindsay McCall celebrates Paringa Estate’s 30th harvest by teaming up with Teage Ezard for an exceptional dinner.

This rare occasion presents a menu of six courses and 12 wines including many older trophy and award winning wines from Paringa Estate.

Three courses by Head Chef Julian Hills from Paringa and three courses by Head Chef Jarrod Di Blasi from Ezard.
Peninsula VineHop Festival
Date Sat 18th Nov 2017 to Sun 19th Nov 2017
Gather your mates for a weekend of beer, wine, cider, live entertainment and food trucks at the Peninsula VineHop Festival. Over two days at 10 venues sampling more than 50 beers, wines and ciders.

Enjoy your favourite craft beer, cool climate wine or traditional cider – or why not try something new? Catch up with your mates (or make a bunch of new ones). Live music and DJs at each venue will get the atmosphere buzzing.

Stay fuelled with delicious food from unique food trucks. Do not worry about getting around – transport is sorted with plenty of easy bus options.

It is a beer, wine and cider festival like no other.

Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 November 2017, 10:00am to 5:00pm both days.

Participating venues include:

Baillieu Estate (Merricks General Wine Store), Merricks North
Blue Range Estate Wines, Rosebud
Dromana Estate, Tuerong
Hickinbotham and Hix Beer, Dromana
Mock Red Hill, Red Hill
Mornington Peninsula Brewery, Mornington
Nazaaray Estate Winery, Flinders
Phaedrus Estate, Moorooduc
Red Hill Brewery, Red Hill
Red Hill Estate, Red Hill South

Please contact the organisers via email or visit the website for more information.
Frog Challenge Mornington
Date Sat 2nd Dec 2017
Frog Challenge is a unique race where competitors will compete as a team of two people, in a SwimRun endurance event which will have multiple legs of run and swimming, over distances from around 20 to 45 kilometres over a very diverse range of course and surfaces.

There are only 100 spots available in each race and this will be must do race for all endurance athletes looking for their next challenge. This event is sure to challenge the most seasoned competitor. You will be racing in some of the most picturesque and diverse landscapes in Australia.

The Mornington Frogman challenge 2017 (long course) will become the Australian Championships of Frogman for 2017. To earn a spot, a team must race one the other races and gain a spot via qualifications. Entries are open for 20 spots now on the basis of first in first served without qualifying during one of the races. So get your entry in early, as these will be snapped up. There will also be a sprint frogman series where each team will earn point for races at Kangaroo Island, Queenscliff, Melbourne, and other events to be shortly announced.
Mount Martha Sufferfest
Date Sat 9th Dec 2017 to Sun 10th Dec 2017
There is a new date and five fantastic events lined up for the 2017 Mt Martha Sufferfest Triathlon.

Join on Saturday for the popular Kidsfest and Enticerfest distances for those wanting to get a taste of triathlon. Then Sunday is the marquee event, the Mt Martha Sufferfest Long Course Triathlon. Now in its fourth year, consisting of a 1.9 kilometre swim, 90 kilometre ride and 21.1 kilometre run along the beautiful Mornington Peninsula coastline, coupled with Olyfest and Sprintfest triathlon for those not ready for the long course but wanting to race on this beautiful course.

Saturday 9 December: KidsFest and EnticerFest events, beach volleyball and beach netball, as well as a beach party and outdoor movie.

Sunday 10 December: HalfIronFest, OlyFest, SprintFest, Aquabike and DuathloFest events, as well as beach volleyball and beach netball.

Please see the website for further information.
Safety Beach Sufferfest
Date Sun 28th Jan 2018
Formally known at Martha Cove, Olyfest has been renamed Safety Beach Sufferfest. It will have the same great course and locations. This year there are some changes to the races to include RushFest (two races in one day) and EnticerFest only. This will be a must do race and will sell out.

This year will see this event being part of the Australian Beach Games in Frankston from 26 - 28 January, and therefore all placegetters will be recognised also as the 2018 ABG Victoria Champions.

Here is your chance to race like the Profesionals did back in the 90's in Formula One style. You will race two races in the one day. Race one will consist of a Sprintfest, and then one hour and 45 minutes after the start of this race, you will be back on the start line to do it again over the Enticer distance.

The person with the quickest combined time will be crowned the RushFest Champion. You will have the chance to get three podiums for the day as your times in the Sprint and the Enticer will also count as overall podiums in the race.
Peninsula Busking Festival
Date Sat 31st Mar 2018 to Sun 1st Apr 2018
If you are a music fan, or simply love to be entertained, then you can enjoy a a selection of more than 50 performers as part of the Briars Food Truck Carnivale, including over 20 food trucks, free outdoor cinema, kids' rides and more.

An Invitation is open to all contortionists, magicians, musicians and more to appl now to be crowned the Mornington Peninsula's best busker of 2017 and win $1,000 cash.