Mornington Peninsula & Bellarine Peninsula
Victoria, Australia 
Red Hill Community Market
Date Sat 1st Oct 2016 to Sat 6th May 2017
Red Hill is where it all started for Craft Markets Australia over 40 years ago. From a handful of stalls in 1975, this market is now one of the most popular in Victoria with over 300 stalls all selling home made, hand crafted products and fresh, home grown produce.

Soak in the exceptional atmosphere and regenerate your senses at this delightful market. On the first Saturday of the month from September through to May

A proven feast for the mind, body and soul. Explore the fascinating mix of textures, materials and colours on display. Meet the maker behind each of the individually designed products.

Well worth the trip, Red Hill Community Market is easily accessible from the Peninusla Link Freeway.
Wine, Dine and Stay at the Flinders Hotel - Rosé Wine Dinner
Date Sat 29th Oct 2016
Join the Flinders Hotel for their monthly wine dinner and travel with them as they take you on a Rosé tour around the globe.

You will enjoy a mystical tour of rosés, where you will discover the variation in styles and learn just how versatile this style of wine can be.

Package includes dinner and wines for two people at the Rosé Wine Dinner, one night's accommodation at Quarters, gourmet breakfast at Georgie Bass Café and Cookery, complimentary newspaper and WiFi.

Balnarring Picnic Race Club Meeting
Date Sat 5th Nov 2016 to Sat 15th Apr 2017
The Balnarring Picnic Racing Club conducts six family orientated picnic racing meetings at the picturesque Emu Plains Race Course each season between November and Easter in the following year.

Focus is on providing an entertaining experience for family and corporate groups to celebrate special occasions with a relaxing day out at the races.

Entertainment and a playground provided for children. Bar facility and a range of food vendors available with bookmakers and TAB for those interested in the punt.

The Course is located approximately an hour south of Melbourne in the heart of the popular Mornington Peninsula tourism area so a day at the picnic races can easily be incorporated in to a visit to the area.

The Club has recently been awarded the Picnic Racing Club of the Year Award and is committed to providing a safe and enjoyable environment for all participants.

Further information to assist patrons in planning their visit to a meeting or enjoying the benefits of club membership are available at the website.
Mornington Racecourse Market
Date Sun 13th Nov 2016 to Sun 11th Jun 2017
Mornington Racecourse Market is a quality arts crafts and gourmet food market.

Meet the artists, creators, inventors and craftspeople behind the carefully curated selection of premium quality goods on display.

Discover gourmet produce, plants, home decor, children’s clothing and accessories, lifestyle products, sculpture, photography, art, beauty and fashion.

Dining options are aplenty with street food vendors from across Melbourne serving up delicious take away food. Relax on the lawn and enjoy live music while you tuck in.
Melbourne Coastrek
Date Fri 18th Nov 2016
Melbourne Coastrek is an incredible 30 or 60 kilometre team trekking challenge run by Wild Women On Top, which journeys along the spectacular Mornington Peninsula from Highfield or Koonya Beach to Point Nepean on 18 November 2016.

Teams of four, with at least 50% women, have between nine to 18 hours to complete the challenge, getting fit and having fun with friends, while raising money to restore sight through the work of The Fred Hollows Foundation. Registrations open 1 June. Do not miss out.

Melbourne Coastrek has something for everyone - whether you want to run it, or meander through the most beautiful National Parks in your own time with your close friends - Melbourne Coastrek is for you.

Melbourne Coastrek has limited team spots - and will sell out quickly - so make sure you get your team registered early. Visit the website for more information.
Frankston's Christmas Festival of Lights
Date Sat 26th Nov 2016
Bring the family together for a night of excitement and entertainment, creating lasting magical memories for both the young and young at heart, with the lighting of the Christmas tree and arrival of Santa at Frankston’s Christmas Festival of Lights.

The Frankston's Christmas Festival of Lights includes a tree lighting ceremony, fireworks display, Rudolf’s market place, Gingerbread lane festival dining, Santa’s House and entertainment Stage.
Point Nepean Portsea Market
Date Sun 27th Nov 2016 to Sat 15th Apr 2017
Point Nepean Portsea Market is a premier home made craft and gourmet food market.

Set in the stunning Point Nepean National Park at the Quarantine Station, this coastal market is a a hidden treasure at the end of the Mornington Peninsula.

Grab a coffee or freshly squeezed juice and peruse the array of hand made, home made and home grown produce created with love.

A haven for art enthusiasts, foodies, the environmentally conscious and anyone who appreciates great quality products and produce on display in a beautiful location.

A morning spent at this idyllic location amongst the tea trees just meters from the beachfront is pure bliss.

A family friendly, outdoor market.
Birds: Flight Paths in Australian art
Date Fri 2nd Dec 2016 to Sun 12th Feb 2017
This ground-breaking exhibition considers how Australian artists have incorporated birds in their work to explore stories of our environment, history and identity.

Developed by MPRG, Birds comprises 70 works including painting, photography, print-making, sculpture and decorative arts by artists John Lewin, Sydney Long, Hans Heysen, Albert Tucker, Arthur Boyd, Rover Thomas, Fiona Hall, Petrina Hicks, Ben Quilty, Kate Rohde, Christian Thompson, Louise Weaver, John Wolseley and many others.

Add a black bird to the flock in Juan Ford’s work, visit the pigeon ‘club house’ and check out Kenny Pittock’s specially commissioned colouring book about birds on the Mornington Peninsula.

Closed Mondays.
Wine, Dine & Stay at Flinders Hotel - An Evening of Sparkling Wine
Date Sat 3rd Dec 2016
'Tis the season to be bubbly.

No other drink does it better for celebrations than a glass of sparkling wine, so let Flinders Hotel guide your senses through some of the usual suspects and also introduce you to sparkling wines you may possibly never have heard of.

Matched with four courses plus canapés, this last wine dinner for 2016 can be one to remember.

Join with the team in kicking off the festive season on the Mornington Peninsula in style at the Flinders Hotel.
Frankston Waterfront Festival
Date Sat 14th Jan 2017 to Sun 15th Jan 2017
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.

Jeep Portsea Polo
Date Sat 14th Jan 2017
Jeep Portsea Polo combines everything Melbourne has to offer - fashion, food, wine, social scene, love of sport, and uniquely, the excitement of polo.

Held in the picturesque Portsea, it has become an event not to be missed. Think Birdcage by the sea - glamorous and stylish but at the same time laid-back and relaxed. It is summer's version of the Spring Racing Carnival.

The event includes three thrilling polo matches with some of the world's best players, live band, DJ's, celebrities, vox pops, fashion parade, divot stomping, dash and much, much more.

Entertain your clients, reward your staff or gather a group of friends.. there are hospitality and ticket options to suit everyone. Jeep Portsea Polo sells out every year so don't miss this summer's most glamorous party.
Two Bays Trail Run
Date Sun 15th Jan 2017
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.

Peninsula Short Film Fest
Date Sat 4th Feb 2017
Peninsula Short Film Fest, proudly presented by Employment Easy, is a free short film festival held at the Village Green in Rosebud on the Mornington Peninsula on Saturday 4 February, 2017.

Bring a friend, bring a rug and come and enjoy this free outdoor short film festival.

No BYO alcohol, no pets.

Shortlisted films will be judged live on the night by a panel of industry professionals

Peninsula Short Film Fest wishes to advise that some language and scenes are of an adult nature and may offend some viewers.

Parental guidance is recommended. Food and drinks are available for purchase at the event.

Please visit the website for more information
Mt Eliza Music Festival
Date Sat 4th Feb 2017
Taking place in the heart of the Mt Eliza village, the Mt Eliza Music Festival will host over 70 musical acts and performances.

This free event features entertainment across cafes, restaurants, and various outdoor stages throughout the day and night.

Celebrating all genres of music including bands, soloists, DJs, duos, quartets, and much more. There will be showcase guests and local talent as well as family entertainment, buskers and roving performers on the day.

This will be a fantastic day right in the heart of the Mt Eliza community with an array of amazing artists creating a family fun environment for all to enjoy.

Lock in the date and feel free to contact us with any questions or suggestions.

Artists include, Josh Cashman, Reuben Stone Live Loops, Steve Ward, Ben Jansz, thando, Maxon, Riley Pearce, Luck-Louise, Barely - Standing, Halen, Bongani, David Spry Music, Dave Walker Band, Erik Parker, Werewolves of Melbourne, Coco Michelle and much more to come.

Mornington Peninsula International Pinot Noir Celebration
Date Fri 10th Feb 2017 to Sat 11th Feb 2017
The Mornington Peninsula International Pinot Noir Celebration, 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, 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.

The next event will be held in February 2017.

See website for more information.

Peninsula Piers & Pinots
Date Sun 12th Mar 2017
Peninsula Piers and Pinots is held on the Sunday of the Victorian Labor Day long weekend on the Flinders foreshore.

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 - follow the flags from the pier and taste more than 60 wines with fantastic local produce to match. 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.
The 89th Red Hill Show
Date Sat 25th Mar 2017
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. As always there will be plenty of free attractions for the family, with Big Air BMX School 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.

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.
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 2016 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.
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.