Things are happening this Winter!

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.

Winter School Holiday activities @ The Big Goose


Date: Open every day
Times: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Ph: 0459 911 549

@ Panda

Sunday Roast this Winter (a different roast each week) $35 inc soup, roast, wine/beer
Kids eat Free this Winter – Weekdays 5:00-6:30pm
Panda & Wine night – Mondays
Friday night Footy with St Andrews Beer on tap

Ph: 5988 8261

Meet the Winemaker dinner @ Bistro Elba

Josh Cooper – three courses and a wholeKids eat Free this Winter bunch of interesting wines to match
Dates: Tuesday 23rd July
Time: 6:30pm
$95 a head – BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL. Please feel free to call the Bistro on (03) 5984 4995 or pop in to make a booking.

h2>Warm up the last month of winter at the Hot Chocolate Festival where European Chocolatiers will get your temperatures rising with a creative line up of hot chocolates.

* 31 hot chocolate flavours over 31 days of August
* a changing menu of 8 limited edition hot chocolates each week
* flights of mini hot chocolates to try
* expect amazing concoctions with melting chocolate discs, chimney stacks and syringes to infuse flavours, plus oreo coated churros, giant macarons and crispy French crepes for extra decadence!
* book into a Hot Chocolate Festival Tasting Session – 45 minutes sampling 8 different hot chocolates + making your own hot chocolate spoons to take home and whisk into hot milk anytime.
Dates: 31 days in August
Price: $20pp
Bookings are essential
Times: see website for full details
Phone: 5988 6385

Narelle Fraser @ Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron

Retired Melbourne Detective shares her crime stories. Narelle can frequently be heard on the Australian True Crimes Podcast.
$60pp (includes 2-course meal)

Date: Saturday, 24th August
Time: 6:00pm
Bookings essential: Call Renee on 5925 9605

Happy Hour @ The Old Apple Shed

$5 ciders, $8 wine or bubbles, $10 cocktails plus a full menu of delicious food

Date: Every Monday during Winter
Time: 2:00 & 8:00pm

Georgie Puschner: Terra Incognita @ Frankston Art Centre

Georgie has documented natural scenes like Baja California Sur, Galapagos Islands, Canada and much more…
see website for full program

Date: Until Saturday 27th July
Ph: 03 7984 1060

What’s happening on Searoad Ferries

High Tea on the High Seas – 2 hr Bay Sail Sundays @ 2:00pm $55pp
Brunch on the Bay – Sundays @ 11:00am $55pp
for more great activities see website


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: 2 August – 13 October 2019

Sorrento Winter 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 July 20th, August 24th & September 21st
Time: 9:00am to 2:00pm
Ph: 5976 3266

Craftivism @ MP Regional Gallery

This exhibition presents the work of contemporary Australian artists and groups who use craft materials and techniques with a political intent. For times visit website

Dates: 17th May to 21st July
Ph: 5950 1580

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

Georgie Bass Café – Cookery Classes

Brush up your culinary skills and enjoy cooking in a world class kitchen. 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 June through September, 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

Barista Workshop @ BlueMiniStyle

Learn fundamental barista techniques in a real cafe with trained professionals. Suitable for coffee enthusiasts, drink at home gurus and those looking to work in the industry.

Dates: Saturday 10th August
Time: 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Phone: 03 5981 2520
Bookings essential

Live Music & Activities @ Rye Hotel

Christmas in July – Roast Turkey, Ham, Plum Pudding and all the trimmings ($29.50pp)

Enjoy a great selection of Live music – $10 entry
Dates: July
Time: Doors open at 7:00pm
Ph: 03 5985 7222

American Made @ Rosebud Country Club

Beach Boys, Frankie Valli & The Big O! 3 of the best vocals in Victoria will have the crowd singing & dancing until the very last note. 2 course dinner & show $70 members, $80 visitors

Date: Saturday 10th August
Time: 7:00pm start
Ph: 5950 0800

Wedding Open Day @ Portsea Golf Club

Come & see what is available for your special day. Nibbles & sparkling will be served on arrival. Up for grabs is an accommodation voucher as a door prize!

Date: Sunday 18th August
Time: 11:00am to 2:00pm
Ph: 5981 6141

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