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Upcoming Local Events & Attractions

There is always something happening here on the Mornington Peninsula – festivals, exhibitions, sporting events, food and wine tastings, markets and much more! Check out below to see what is coming up. You can also download our current what’s on list too!

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Kids Eat Free @ Flinders Hotel

With every main meal purchased at The Deck during the September/October School Holidays. Choose from on The Deck Menu – Kids Meals. Valid for kids 12yr & under
Available: Lunch or Dinner.
Dates: Monday 23rd Sep to Friday 4th Oct
 *Not available in conjunction with any other offers (inc Love Thy Locals)
*Excludes Choc Tops and they are an additional cost
* Not available Fri 27 Sep due to Public Holiday

Grand Final Day @ St Andrews Beach Brewery

Live & Loud on The Big Screen! Happy Hour during the game. Footy Food, Specials & Sweeps
Date: 28th September
Time: from 11.00am

Free Family Farm Talks @ Pure Peninsula Honey

Learn amazing facts about bees, see bees building honey comb, free honey tastings, bee-themed gift-shop, honey ice-creams and honey cider to purchase.

Date: Every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday (Starting September 21st)
Time: 10:00am
Phone: 5978 8413
Bookings are essential

Kids Art Classes @ Christopher Vine Gallery

Take your kids and yourself to a morning or afternoon full of colour and art. You’ll be surprised by the delightful art created to take home. Visit Christopher Vine’s studio in Sorrento or log onto the website for bookings

Weekdays: Kids classes 10-12:00
Weekends: Adults classes 2:00-5:00

School Holiday Fun @ MP Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery

Become a Junior Chocolatier in 45 minutes. Classes are held in our ‘parent free zone’ Perfect for children aged 6 – 12 years $40 includes personalised badge, chef’s hat and apron, graduation certificate plus take home three chocolate creations to enjoy.

September 21 (Saturday) 11:00 am – October 6 (Sunday) 12:00 pm
Visit our Classes page to make your booking. Bookings are essential

School Holiday Fun @ Enchanted Adventure Garden

Spring School Holidays are upon us and the BRAND-NEW tube slides are calling your name! The team has been building new giant slides which are guaranteed to thrill. Don’t miss your opportunity to be among the first to experience these amazing new attractions

Dates: 21st Sept to 6th October
Time: 9:00am to 5:30pm
Ph: 03 5981 8449

Junior Keeper Club @ Moonlit Sanctuary

Enjoy environmental activities, animal encounters and native animal care. A typical day includes: interactions with dingoes, reptiles and animals that are usually off-limits to the public.
If your kids love a hands on experience – then this is for you! Ages 7 – 14 years

Dates: See website for all dates and detailed information
Time: 10:30am to 11:30am
Ph: 03 5978 7935

Spring School Holidays @ Frankston Art Centre

There’s lot of holiday fun with a great lineup of shows and workshops to thrill all age groups, young and young at heart. Possum Magic, Dr Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat, Circus Workshop for Toddlers, Children are Stinky to name a few!

for a full program with dates and times visit
Ph: 03 9784 1060

Spring Fun – Junior Rangers Program

Awaken your senses together with the plants and animals at The Briars
Program suitable for 6-10 yr olds. Adult supervision required. $22 per child

Date: 1st October
Time: 10:00 to 11:30am

Visit website for more great school holiday fun

New Release Movies @ Dromana Drive-In

New Release movies screening Thursday, Friday, Saturday. Toy Story 4, Lion King, Yesterday, Spiderman.
Shels Diner 1950 retro, hot & cold food available to eat in or take back to your car

Dates & Times: see website
Ph: 03 5931 0022

Joe Kuypers Exhibition @ Aegean Designs Gallery

Meet the artist and enjoy the beauty of hand-crafted glassware while being surrounded by Allison’s beautiful artwork.
Official Exhibition Opening: Saturday 14th September – 2:00pm – 5:00pm with bubbles, nibbles and music

RSVP to opening on
Exhibition Dates: 15th – 29th September, 2019
Ph: 0424 543 366

Textile Classes Aegean Designs Gallery

3 hours of fun and delight. The wonderful resident artist, Allison teaches a class where you’ll learn how to create your very own work of textile art on a chef’s grade apron.
Bubbles and nibbles included.

Dates: 21/9 (1:00-4:00pm) 14/10 (11:00am-2:00pm) & 26/10 (1:00-4:00pm)
Cost: $120pp includes ALL materials, food and drinks
Where: 1/3760 Point Nepean Rd, Portsea
Bookings essential at

Mid-week madness @ Moonah Links

The sun is shining, the grass is green and the golf clubs are calling

Cost: $85
Includes: Round of golf, shared motorised cart and a choice of meal from the Spike bar menu
Date: Valid until 30th September, 2019
Ph: Bookings essential 5988 2047

Cheese tasting @ Boatshed Cheese

Cellar door open Tues to Friday 9-3.
Cooking classes also available (Bookings essential)

Where: 3/10 Thomson Terrace, Dromana
Ph: 0414 250 754

Workshops @ Heronswood

Sharpen your skills at Diggers monthly workshops
Workshops focus on a wide range of essential gardening topics, techniques and skills, as well as focusing on specific plants and tasks to suit the season.

Dates: September 2019
See website for full details
Please book online or call Heronswood Garden Shop on 5984 7321

Strawberry Affair @ MP Chocolaterie

Indulge in heavenly combinations of new season local strawberries and couverture chocolate throughout our ranges. Enjoy hosted tasting sessions throughout the affair
Dates: October 16-27
Bookings are essential
Don’t forget the year round activities: Junior Chocolatier classes, Chocolate discovery classes, taste & create workshops and daily tasting sessions
Times & price: see website for full details
Phone: 5989 0040

Bathe in Cinema & World Wellness Weekend @ Peninsula Hot Springs

Each week you will find an experience to take you away into another world. The hot springs activites has something for everyone. Check out their website for a full list of amazing experiences on offer over the coming months.

Dates: September & October
See website for full details
Ph: 5950 8777

School Holidays at sea on Searoad Ferries

Kids High Tea on the High Seas – 2 hr Bay Sail
Children: $35 (4-15) $15 (0-3) Adults $55
Brunch on the Bay – Sundays @ 11:00am $55pp
For full description and details please see website
Also, FREE with the purchase of a ferry ticket catch Krazy Koala puppet show, Captain Jack Pirate Show & Dolphin Discovery workshop.
For details on times & dates see the website


Live Music @ Rye Hotel

Dates:- Fri 4th Oct – Hey Harriet (Adl), Sat 12th Oct – Polorize, Sat 26th Oct – The Fillmore Brothers (plus support bands) $10 Entry

Where: Main Sail Upper Deck
Time: Doors open 7:00pm

Clay Stories: Contemporary Indigenous Ceramics from remote Australia

Mornington Peninsula’s Regional Gallery presents pieces that are both sculptural and vessel-based, with each body of work representative of the artist’s connection to Country and as a strong medium for storytelling

Dates: Through to 13 October 2019

Events @ Beleura House & Garden

Scheduled House & Garden Tours continue through the Winter. Would you like to plan a visit to Beleura House & Garden? Your day will begin with a short talk on the history of Beleura over a cup of tea or coffee and then we will take you on a tour of the House & Garden with lunch at midday.

Dates: Select dates during September
Times: see website for Scheduled tours
Phone: 5975 2027

What’s Happening @ Frankston Art Centre

Here’s just some of the great shows you can see in September – Simon & Garfunkel to Graceland, Lady, Beatle & My Brilliant Divorce plus much more. For full details visit website

Ph: 9784 1060

Barista Workshops @ Blue Mini

Learn fundamental barista techniques in a real café with trained professionals. Suitable for coffee enthusiasts, drink at home gurus and those looking to work in the industry. Cost: $110pp

Dates: 12th October & 9th November
Time: 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Phone: 5981 2520 (Bookings essential)

Sorrento Craft Market by Craft Markets Australia

Ocean Beach Road will be thriving with local produce and goodies. Visit the main street and meander around delicious treat and craft treasures.

Dates: Saturday September 21st
Time: 9:00am to 2:00pm
Ph: 5976 3266

Junior Keeper Club @ Moonlit Sanctuary

Enjoy environmental activities, animal encounters and native animal care.
A typical day includes: interactions with dingoes, reptiles and animals that are usually off-limits to the public.
If your kids love a hands on experience – then this is for you!

Ages: 7-14 years
Time: 10:30am-11:30am
Cost: $90/day or $250 prorata for additional days
Phone: 5978 7935

Dates: See website for all dates and detailed information
Web: Bookings essential @ Moonlit Sanctuary
Ph: 5989 4504

School Holiday Programs @ Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm

Choc-dipped strawberries (decorate your own Sunny Ridge strawberries in delicious Belgian chocolate with sprinkles
Time: 10:30am-11:30am
Cost: $15
Little Farmers (Design and paint a ceramic pot then pot up a strawberry plat to take home and start your own strawberry patch)
Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm
Cost: $16

Dates: Monday 23rd September to Friday 4th October, 2019 (excl 27/9)
Web: Bookings essential @
Ph: 5989 4504

Point Nepean, Portsea Craft Market by Craft Markets Australia

The quarantine station will be exploding with local produce and goodies. Visit the magnificent Point Nepean to start your Christmas shopping. Enjoy lunch on the lawn and head home with a car full of hand-crafted treasures

Dates: Saturday September 29th
Time: 9:00am to 2:00pm
Ph: 5976 3266

Vika & Linda Bull live @ Peninsula Hot Springs

The glorious voices of Vika and Linda on the Amphitheatre stage creates a one-of-a-kind experience.

Date: 26th October 2019
Time: 6:30 – 9:00pm
See website for full details
Ph: 5950 8777

Sunday Sessions – live and local @ Peninsula Hot Springs

Sunday sessions offers a rejuvenating way to end your week, where you can relax with a bite to eat, a cheeky wine or beer, or nutricious juice whilst soaking up the sounds from amazing local musicians.

Dates: Each Sunday afternoon until October 6th (weather permitting)
Time: 2:00 to 5:00pm
See website for full details
Ph: 5950 8777

Mornington Peninsula Brewery – Wonderful Winter Activities

Drop in to the Brewery for a good dose of live music, new brews, & Happy Hour Specials

Dates: Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and all weekend
Time: See link for all times
Ph: 5976 3663

Hav A Hit! @ Boneo Tennis Club

This program is a great way to play tennis in a fun & relaxed atmosphere without the structure
of a coaching lesson or pressure of a normal game of tennis. For details visit website.
$12 to $15 per session

Times: Tuesdays 6:30pm & Thursdays 5:45pm & 6:30pm
Ph: 0419 374 030

African Drumming for Kids @ Sorrento Community Centre

Starting with cultural and musical history, you will then be guided to play the instruments properly, create a traditional African rhythm – drumming, shaking, singing and dancing.

Date: Thursday 3rd October, 2019
Time: 10:00am – 11:30am
Cost: $20
Phone: 5984 3360

Georgie Bass Cafe – Cookery Classes

Brush up your culinary skills and enjoy cooking in a world class kitchen with award winning ‘chef of the year’, Michael Cole. Create meals from Patch to plate, cook with shellfish, vegan, gluten free, dumplings . . . the list goes on. For a full description, dates and times see the website or call 5989 0201 to make a booking

Date: Saturdays and selected Wednesdays through to December, 2019
Bookings essential

Go Bananas @ Frankston Art Centre

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival is on it’s way with a line-up such as
Anh Do, Stephen K Amos and many more. For full details go to the website

Dates: through to 11th October
Ph: 03 9784 1060

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