Summer Ideas - Events

Summer means long days and warm nights

Find cooling bay breezes and dining outdoors, beach bliss and turquoise bay beauty at every turn. Grab fresh produce to add va-va-voom to your BBQ, or get choose any number of great cafes and restaurant to do the hard work for you. Kick back and relax as you explore the beer, cider and spirits trail. 

There is culture of all styles with film festivals, artists tours and festivals to experience. You can find ideas for families, friends or just for two. With plenty of Summer ideas along the Wine Food Farmgate Trail this time of year is a perfect excuse to find your next favourite dining spot. Take the day, or take a few, and find some new favourite Summer ideas to do on the Mornington Peninsula. There are some great events available during December, January and February to choose from below. 

Also check out some of our great Summer Ideas Packages and Offers HERE>>


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Brunch on the Bay
Sail the bay for a Sunday Brunch-style High Tea with Searoad Ferries. Indulge in a two tiered, brunch (...)
Every Sunday until Mid-December
Obsession: Devil in the detail
Obsession: Devil in the detail examines our fascination with the meticulous and micro, the real and the (...)
30 November 2018 - 17 February 2019
Live Music at Rare Hare
Enjoy live music on the lawn this summer at Rare Hare. Sip a cocktail from Flaggerdoot in the warm (...)
Every Saturday and Sunday until 20th January 2019: 1pm to 4pm
Santa Trains 2018
We will have a visitor from the North Pole, Santa Claus. Santa will roam each train for the children (...)
Sunday's 9th & 16th December 2018
Sand Sculpting Australia presents Peter Pan
Sand Sculpting Australia is coming home! Moving from the Frankston location and taking up place in the (...)
15th December 2018 to 28th January 2019: 10am to 5pm
Santa Photos at The Eagle
For a Santa photo with a difference, come ride The Eagle and have your souvenir pic taken with the Jolly (...)
15 DEC 2018 to 23 DEC 2018
Mornington Racecourse Christmas Twilight Market
An annual shopping pilgrimage for many Melbournians, visitors to these fabulous evenings always go home (...)
Saturday 15th December 2018 3.00pm - 8.00pm
Christmas at Portsea
Christmas is almost here! With Christmas Day fast approaching, are you dreading the thought of cooking (...)
Saturday 15th December 2018: 6.30pm to 10.30pm
Christmas Race Day
Celebrate the festive season at Mornington Christmas Race Day. Bring the whole company and book your (...)
Tuesday 18th December 2018: 12.00noon to 5.00pm
Mornington Summer Race Day
Head to the pristine surrounds of Mornington Racecourse to enjoy a relaxing day at the races. Experience (...)
27 DEC 2018 to 27 DEC 2018
Summer Saturdays at The Eagle
Free* B.B.Q on the Summit Cafe Deck with every gondola ride. Sit down, relax and enjoy Saturday evenings (...)
29th December 2018 to 26th January 2019: 5pm to 8pm
Mornington Twilight Race Day
Head to the pristine surrounds of Mornington Racecourse to enjoy a relaxing day at the races. Experience (...)
Sunday 30th December 2018: 3.00pm to 8.00pm
NYE at Boneo Maze
Our sell out family friendly NYE will be happening again this December 31st. Our games garden will illuminate (...)
31 DEC 2018 to 31 DEC 2018
New Year in with 'The Warrains' and view of fireworks around the Bay.
See in the New year with live music, wonderful food and classic Hickinbotham wines and Hix beers on tap. (...)
New Year's Eve - Monday 31st December 2018
New Years Day Family Races
There is no better way to relax on New Years Day than the fun of the races at Mornington. There are free (...)
Tuesday 1st January 2019: 12.00noon to 5.00pm
New Year's Day in Laura at Pt Leo
Start your New Year in style at Pt Leo Estate. Celebrate the start of 2019 in recently 2 hatted Laura (...)
New Year's Day
Summer Saturdays at The Eagle
Free* B.B.Q on the Summit Cafe Deck with every gondola ride. Sit down, relax and enjoy Saturday evenings (...)
29th December 2018 to 26th January 2019: 5pm to 8pm
The Briars - Twilight Wildlife Adventure
Enjoy a bush adventure during the beautiful twilight hours. Hear the kookaburras goodnight call and witness (...)
Tuesday 8th, Wednesday 9th & 16th, Thursday 10th & 17th, Friday 18th January 2019
Red Hill Community Market
Set in the Mornington Peninsula Hinterland town of Red Hill, this monthly market of over 300 stalls is (...)
Saturday 5th January 2019: 8am to 2pm
The Briars - Adventurers and Adventure-roos!
Are you an adventure-roo who loves having adventures? Do you love getting outdoors into nature? Come (...)
Tuesday 8, Wednesday 9 & 16, Saturday 12 January 2019
Sunday Sessions at The Briars
They're back! Featuring local artists, children's activities and crafts, games, food trucks and a bar. (...)
Sunday 6th January 2019: 11am to 5pm
Mornington Summer Race Day
Head to the pristine surrounds of Mornington Racecourse to enjoy a relaxing day at the races. Experience (...)
Sunday 6th January 2019: 12.00noon to 5.00pm
Jnr Wildlife Keepers Club
Go wild these school holidays! If you have some junior wildlife lovers looking for some fun over the (...)
Monday -Thursday from January 7th - 24th.
Ice Sledding at The Briars
Yep you heard right, I said Ice sledding! Its tobogganing fun without the snow! Hire one of our clever (...)
Tuesday 8, 15 & 22 Thursday 10, 17, & 24 Saturday 12, 19 & 26 January 2019
SCHOOL HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS with Jill Anderson, MPRG educator
Create a mandala with coloured paper, collage, textas, pens, pencils and stickers. * Wednesday 9 January, (...)
9 JAN 2019 to 16 JAN 2019
The Briars - Super Hero Adventurers!
Calling all superheroes! Are you ready for a wild and daring outdoor quest? Join us in the Briars Wildlife (...)
Thursday 10 & 17 January, Tuesday 15 January, Friday 18 January 2019
Mornington Racecourse Summer Twilight Market
An annual shopping pilgrimage for many Melbournians, visitors to these fabulous evenings always go home (...)
Thursday 10th January 2019: 4pm to 9pm
Barefoot Cinema - The Briars, Mount Martha
When you arrive at the Briars you will immediately feel the fun and relaxed atmosphere as you settle (...)
Friday 11th to Sunday 27th January 2019: 6pm to 11pm
Bach and Bathe at Peninsula Hot Springs
Classics come back to the source... You might not often read the words 'hot springs' in the same sentence (...)
11 JAN 2019 to 11 JAN 2019
Portsea Polo
Alfa Romeo Portsea Polo combines fashion, food, wine, social scene, love of sport, and uniquely, the (...)
Saturday 12 January 2019: 11am to 6pm
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