Some events

Spiegelicious and Animalicious

154 Ocean Beach Road, Sorrento, 3941

Step into a world of wonder as you enter the famous Spiegeltent, all the way from Belgium to our very own Sorrento. Jason Coleman’s brand new show is dance, cabaret and circus in a celebration of all things wondrous. Two shows daily from Dec 16 until Jan 25 (Tues to Sun) at 7 pm and 9.30 pm.

Animalicious is an incredible opportunity for children to experience the wonders of the animal kingdom through the art of clever puppetry and state of the art costuming, set to a funny and entertaining score. Come and witness fairy penguins dancing, rosellas flying, and even hear the roar of lions in this clever, all-human animal experience. Two shows daily from Dec 16 until Jan 25 (Tues to Sun) at 11 am and 1 pm

Jeep Portsea Polo

Point Nepean Quarantine Station, Quarantine Station, Melbourne

Saturday 10 January 2015 11:00am – 6:00pm

This is a polo tournament and social event featuring three polo matches and entertainment. Bookings are essential. Add to that gourmet food, wine and fashion parades in an amazing setting that is Portsea in summer you have very relaxed, fun event.

The Red Hot Summer Tour 2015

Mornington Racecourse Racecourse Road, Mornington, 3931

Sunday 11th January 2015
11 January 2015, 1:30 PM to 11 January 2015, 7:00 PM
On one stage
Boom Crash Opera – 2.45 ~ 3.15pm
Diesel – 3.30pm ~ 4.15pm
Daryl Braithwaite – 4.35pm ~ 5.20pm
James Reyne (plays Australian Crawl) – 5.40pm ~ 6.40pm
The Angels – 7.00pm ~ 8.00pm
Hoodoo Gurus – 8.20pm ~ 9.30pm

Sand Sculpting Australia – Friends, Foes & Super Heroes

26th December 2014 to 26th April 2015 – 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

For four months from Boxing Day 2014, the Frankston Waterfront will be again transformed as over 3,500 tonnes of sand is carved into spectacular sculptures as Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars characters come to life in large scale sand sculptures.
You will be amazed as the likes of Mickey and Minnie Mouse, all of the Disney Princesses including Princess Elsa and Anna from Frozen come to life in front of your eyes.

Integrated with the sculptures will be children’s activities including Sand Sculpting Workshops, Sand Art, Sand Bottles, Sand Diggers, Giant Sand Pit, Children’s Activity Sheet and an interactive Lego Play Zone, Channel 9 Summer Chill Zone and Disney Activity Zone.

Rye Gift Athletic Carnival and Family Fun Day

Saturday, 10 January 2015 – 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

RJ Rowley Reserve, 20 Melbourne Road Rye VIC 3941

Professional foot races conducted by the Victorian Athletic League and family fun day. The day also includes free activities and children’s entertainment.

Australia Day Fun Run/Walk

Village Green Rosebud Foreshore, Pt Nepean Road , Rosebud, 3939

26 January 2015, 8:30 AM to 26 January 2015, 1:00 PM

Start your day with the popular Australia Day Fun Run/Walk followed by a host of fun interactive family activities, displays and live music all located on the Village Green.

Australia Day Rye

Monday 26 January 2015, 2:00 PM to 26 January 2015, 9:30 PM

Foreshore, Rye, 3941

Bring your family down to the foreshore and enjoy an outdoor concert, community stalls and paint your part of the monster mural. The event will finish with a huge fireworks display.

Pinot Week Program in February

02 Febuary 2015 – 09 Febuary 2015

Various Mornington Peninsula wineries

In conjunction with Mornington Peninsula International Pinot Noir Celebration, for those who will be visiting the region for the two day program who may wish to experience more of what our wineries have to offer, as well as locals who just want to immerse themselves in the region and mix with people and place – and Pinot Noir of course.

Peninsula Piers and Pinots

08 March 2015 – 08 March 2015

Flinders Foreshore

Around twenty Mornington Peninsula Pinot producers are by the sea at our annual Labour Day weekend showcase to taste a range of Pinots along with local fine food and music. A wonderful range of wines are available to taste – or to buy a glass to enjoy along with a seaside lunch.

Regional World’s Longest Lunch – Mornington Peninsula

13 Mar 2015 / 12.00pm-4.00pm
Elgee Park Winery, Wallaces Road, Dromana

Hats off to 50 years on the Mornington Peninsula! Celebrate the journey of friendship and food with the Max’s, Salix, Stillwater and The Long Table restaurants communal ‘long lunch’ at Elgee Park.

Join us to celebrate our friendship and over 50 years working together on the Mornington Peninsula. Dine the way we love too, surrounded by friends & bountiful food shared over a communal long lunch matched with Peninsula wines.

Local produce, shared platters and abundant good times will be prepared as a collective by Max’s Restaurant, Salix Restaurant & Bistro, Stillwater at Crittenden and The Long Table Bar & Bistro in the magnificent grounds of Elgee Park Winery.

Water to Water Festival

Briars Historic Park 450 Nepean Highway, Mount Martha, Briars Historic Park

Saturday 21 March 2015 9:00am

The Inaugural Baany to Warrna Ngargee is a ground-breaking Indigenous music and cultural festival in the glorious Briars Park, Mt Martha, Mornington Peninsula.

The festival is a non-profit endeavour designed to promote cross-cultural awareness, bringing Indigenous and non-Indigenous people together in a vibrant, family friendly outdoor event where Indigenous music, art, dance and culture will be showcased.

The program is packed with local and inter-state Indigenous premiers, there will also be local traditional and contemporary dancers, children’s activities and more!

The Briars Historic Park is in the picturesque Mornington Peninsula; a comfortable 45 minute drive from Melbourne.

Parking is available on-site in exchange for a gold coin donation.

This is an outdoor event and will proceed rain, hail or shine. Bring your picnic rug, chairs and the whole family and immerse yourself in this cultural experience amidst the gorgeous surrounds of the Briars Park.

Mornington Winter Jazz Festival

Queens Birthday weekend 6th and 9th of June 2015

Street Corners, bars, restaurants and parks will come alive again over the Queen’s Birthday Weekend with the sights and sounds of the Mornington Winter Jazz Festival. The 2014 line-up included some big national artists such as the exquisite Katie Noonan and her 3 piece band Elixr, the ever famous Vince Jones and world renowned Paul Grabowsky who featured alongside The Scott Tinkler Quartet in Mornington Cinema.

In addition to the ticketed events and dinner shows, FREE jazz and music performances were held in venues and locations across Mornington all weekend. The program features a mix of young swing and jazz musicians, VCA music students and host of local artists.

Winter Wine Weekend

06 Jun 2015 – 08 Jun 2015

Winter Wine Weekend is held during the Queens Birthday long weekend in June every year. The opening event is the Winter Wine Fest (Saturday, 11am – 4pm), an exhibition and tasting which traditionally marks the beginning of the extensive Winter Wine Weekend program. One place on one day all under cover where you can taste more than 200 premium wines from around 50 wineries.

Main Street Mornington Festival

18 October 2015, 11:00 AM to 18 October 2015, 5:00 PM

Main Street, Mornington, 3931

The food, wine and performing arts festival showcases the best of the peninsula’s gourmet produce, boutique wineries, visual artists, musicians, dance troupes, circus, fashion boutiques, singer songwriters and theatre groups.

Elgee Park sculpture walk and vineyard tour 2015

5 September 2015, 10:00 AM to 28 November 2015, 4:00 PM

Meet Danielle from MP Experience at Elgee Park for a guided sculpture walk and tour of the vineyard. 

Drive the short distance to Merricks General Wine Store for a wine tasting followed by a three course lunch including glass of wine and coffee.

Bookings essential
Cost: $145pp 
Minimum 6 – maximum 20 people

Option 2:

Christmas Woodturning

Free 30 October 2015, 10:00 AM to 3 November 2015, 4:00 PM

The Peninsula Woodturners Guild will exhibit finished items, these will be for sale and will also demonstrate the art of woodturning.

Further information visit website

The Briars Barn Nepean Highway, Mt. Martha, 3934