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Events

Put on your party hat and kick up your heels at events all across the Mornington Peninsula. Join locals and visitors alike in celebrating everything from the stunning beaches, farm-fresh produce and superb wines of the region to competitions and exhibits at designer golf courses and renowned art galleries.

Beachside events

Head to the beach and join in the excitement of the Portsea Swim Classic, one of Australia's largest open water swims, or witness the spectacular displays at the Frankston Sand Sculpting Championship.

Watch as the peloton swarms up Arthurs Seat near Dromana for the fourth stage of the Jayco Herald Sun Tour, Australia's oldest cycling stage race.

Flavours to savour

Revel in the region's gourmet culture at events like the biennial Pinot Noir Celebration in February, the Winter Wine Weekend in June, or the Mornington Main Street Food and Wine and Performing Arts Festival in October.

Fine arts

See works by leading local and international artists at the Montalto Sculpture Prize exhibition and attend the biennial McClelland Gallery Sculpture Prize. Fill your lungs with the peninsula's creative air at October Art Food Wine, with its fabulous festivals, exhibitions, food and wine.

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Exhibitions

Daryl Gordon: Peninsula People

An MPRG exhibition Daryl Gordon is a photographer from Balnarring who has been working on his Peninsula People project for over a decade. This is the...

28 Sep 2016
29 Sep 2016
30 Sep 2016
1 Oct 2016

Community

Mornington Peninsula Hinterland Scarecrow Festival Trail

A fun free day out through the Mornington Peninsula hinterland just an hour south east of Melbourne - grab a car load of family or friends and follow...

28 Sep 2016
29 Sep 2016
30 Sep 2016
1 Oct 2016

Exhibitions

Salon des Refusés

The alternative Archibald and Wynne Prize selection. The irreverent and playful rabble-rouser. The prized selection of the humorous, innovative, mad,...

Until 20 Nov 2016

Art & exhibitions

Portraits: Sullivan & Bilbrough

This exhibition presents a selection of paintings by two leading Mornington Peninsula-based portrait artists Vicki Sullivan and Fiona Bilbrough....

Until 20 Nov 2016

Literature

Hannah Kent at Montalto

Since 2013, with the international success of her debut novel, Burial Rites, Hannah Kent’s name is often mentioned in the same breath as that of...

30 Sep 2016

Makers markets

Red Hill Community Market

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...

1 Oct 2016
5 Nov 2016
3 Dec 2016
7 Jan 2017

Food & wine

Woodman Estate Hot Springs and High Tea

Woodman Estate Hot Springs and High Tea. Treat yourself and loved one to this special event. Enjoy a day of indulgence and relaxation at two of the...

2 Oct 2016
9 Oct 2016
16 Oct 2016
23 Oct 2016

Food & wine

Woodman Estate Opera and High Tea

Great news for High Tea lovers. Just an hour from Melbourne on the Mornington Peninsula, Woodman Estate presents Opera and High Tea on the first...

2 Oct 2016
6 Nov 2016
4 Dec 2016

Dining

Australian Exclusive - Swig & Nibble

Internationally acclaimed Cuca Restaurant of Bali, will present an Australian exclusive event at Polperro Bistro this October. Reaching Australian...

7 Oct 2016
7 Oct 2016
8 Oct 2016
8 Oct 2016

Sports

Frankston Festival of Rugby

The Frankston Festival of Rugby is Victoria's premier Rugby Sevens competition. Come and watch some of the best Men and Women local and international...

8 - 9 Oct 2016

Food & wine

Awakening: Montalto Celebrates Spring

Awakening: Montalto Celebrates Spring is a brand new festival to be held on Sunday October 9th. A jam-packed day of inspirational speakers, quirky...

9 Oct 2016

Food & wine

Woodman Estate Classic Sunday High Tea

Enjoy the classic tradition of High Tea at Woodman Estate on Sundays. Arrive to white linen table cloths and napery. Savour the selection of estate...

9 Oct 2016
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