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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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Father’s Day @ Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron

Meat special for Dads. .
$55pp for 3-course meal

Date: Sunday, 1st September
Time: 12:00pm
Bookings essential: Call Renee on 5925 9605

Blue Mini

Breakfast & lunch sittings available. Complimentary beer for Dads with the purchase of a
main meal from the menu. Free live music by Scott Reimers (11:00am to 3:00pm)

Date: Sunday 1st September
Time: 7:00am to 4:00pm
Ph: 5981 2520 (bookings essential)

Dad’s Big Breakky @ The Big Goose

Includes a huge spread of breakfast items & tea/coffee/juice AND Dads enter FREE!*(with a full paying child)
Platters $65* recommended one platter for 4 people

Date: Sunday 1st September
Time: 10:00am
*entry to The Big Goose not included

A Day Out With Dad on The Eagle

Take dad flying on The Arthurs Seat Eagle & enjoy some fun activities together at the summit:
Classic Car Show, BBQ, Free face painting. There will also be a ‘spot prize’ given on the day which includes a family tour of the iconic MCG!

Date: Sunday 1st September
Time: from 10:00am to 3:00pm
Web: to book tickets

Giant Lollipop Day with Dad!

Make your own giant lollipop decorated with a huge selection of delicious toppings.
Mega-size activity for kids aged 15yo & under for $8pp

Date: Sunday 1st September
Time: 9:00am to 5:00pm
No Bookings Required

Gin Masterclass at Bass and Flinders Distillery

Why not treat dad, (and yourself), to a unique gift, creating your own unique gin! You will have the opportunity to create a bespoke gin, blending a selection of individually infused botanical distillates to suit your palate. You’ll also learn a little about the history of gin and the stories behind some of the unique products at Bass and Flinders Distillery. Each participant will take home a 500ml bottle of gin, included in the ticket price of $160

Date: Sunday 1st September
Time: Class starts at 11am (2 hr class)
To book your spot.

Christopher Vine Exhibits His New Works @ Sorrento

Come & see unique artworks or book into art classes for you or your kids.
Also, a ‘mini me class’ on Father’s Day 1st September

Date: Sunday 18th August
Time: 11:00am to 2:00pm
Ph: 5984 4901

Cheese tasting @ Boatshed Cheese

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

Ph: 0414 250 754

Crittenden Wines Aperitivo in August

Join us for a cellar door classic evening Aperitivo. The Italian tradition of coming together at the end of the day for a glass of something, a little and good company by the fire. From $12 per glass
The wine centre door will stay open for the evening where you can experience the ‘old and rare’ wines not normally available at usual cellar door tasting. Order by the glass or sample a wine flight. Enjoy an antipasto platter for $20 (2 people).

Date: Friday nights during August
Time: 4:30 – 6:30
Ph: 5984 4901

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

Winter specials @ 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

Hot chocolate heaven @ MP Chocolaterie

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

Vintage Launch Dinner @ Pt Leo Estate

A special evening at Pt Leo Estate Restaurant, where you will experience a guided tasting of the newest vintage wines with the cellar door manager – David Stuart. All paired with a sumptuous 5-course dinner by culinary director, Phil Wood.
$155pp & non-members $180pp

Date: Friday 30th August
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

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


Live Music & Activities @ Rye Hotel

Enjoy a great selection of Live music
Friday 14th August – Velvet Bloom & the Vito Collection with Special guests Taylah Carroll & Darby Schembri (free entry) doors open at 8:00pm
Time: see website for full details Web:
Ph: 03 5985 7222

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

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 August
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: 17th August, 14th September & 9th November
Time: 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Phone: 5981 2520 (Bookings essential)

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 August 24th & September 21st
Time: 9:00am to 2:00pm
Ph: 5976 3266

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 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

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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