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. 

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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
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
Animal Story Time at Rain Hayne & Shine Farmyard
Join the animals as they tell a well known children's story and watch the children act in the story with (...)
Daily at 11am & 3pm
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
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
Friday Sunset Dinners at Hickinbotham
From 5.30pm every Friday night join us at Hickinbotham of Dromana for casual dining, award winning wines, (...)
Every Friday night until 22nd February, 2019
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
Kids, Make Your Own Pizza
Demonstration of how to make a pizza base then you choose the toppings to create your own yummy pizza. (...)
14 JAN 2019 to 25 JAN 2019
Australia Day Weekend Races
Head to the pristine surrounds of Mornington Racecourse to enjoy a relaxing day at the races. Experience (...)
Friday 25th January 2019: 12.00noon to 5.00pm
Live Music at Dromana Estate
Janece Alexander, Chris Gogerly and Raju Sharma will be playing Bossa, Samba, Latin instrumentals & a (...)
Sunday 27th January, 2019 1pm to 4pm
Australia Day Live Music at Hickinbotham
Join us for lunch over the Australia Day long weekend. Open from 11am : award winning wines at our (...)
Sunday 27th January, 3pm to late
FLOWERS, SAILS & OTHER BEAUTIES presented by SUSAN ROTHWELL This exhibition represents a collection (...)
Friday 1st February to Monday 11th March 2019
The AGL Peninsula Film Festival
Held in the summer from February 1 to 3, the AGL Peninsula Film Festival is one of Victoria's iconic (...)
February 1 - 3, 2019
Red Hill Community Market
Set in the Mornington Peninsula Hinterland town of Red Hill, this monthly market of over 300 stalls is (...)
Saturday 2nd February 2019: 8am to 1pm
Hastings Foreshore Reserve on Sunday 3 February brings a new music, food and wine gathering, Musiqua. (...)
Sunday 3rd February 2019
Mornington Racecourse Market
A delightful local market featuring stalls selling items that simply aren't available at retail stores, (...)
Sunday 10th February 2019: 9am to 2pm
A passionate panel of exhibiting artists, Natasha Bieniek, Juan Ford, Chris Bond and Sam Jinks, will (...)
Thursday 14 February 2019: 5pm - 6.30pm
Valentines Day at Paringa Estate
Celebrate Valentines day with a 6 course degustation in our chefs hatted restaurant. Head Chef Adam (...)
Valentines Day
Rock the Boat
Sail from Sorrento and put your party hat on for Searoad Ferries summer sunset series "Rock the Boat". Enjoy (...)
Saturday 16th February 2019
Songs & Times of Sam Cooke
Twistin' the Night Away with Sam Cooke Sinclair Artists presents Songs & Times of Sam Cooke, featuring (...)
Saturday 23rd February 2019 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Songs at the Springs
Music and bathing at twilight... Sounds pretty good, doesn't it? Live music has started early this (...)
Every Thursday night
Flinders Polo
Join us on Sunday, 3rd March 2019 for a bespoke afternoon of picnic polo, hosted at a beautiful 60-acre (...)
Sunday 3rd March 2019
Mornington Racecourse Market
A delightful local market featuring stalls selling items that simply aren't available at retail stores, (...)
Sunday 10th March 2019: 9am to 2pm