Greater Frankston National Events
Important Australian or Globally Famous events that occur around Greater Frankston Victoria and you are invited.
As one of Australia's most diverse regions, Greater Frankston is a hub of cultural and social activity. Every year, there are a number of nationally or globally recognised annual events that take place in and around this area, attracting visitors from all over the world. Here are some of the most popular events worth mentioning:
1. Australian Grand Prix: Held annually in March, this world-renowned motor racing event sees Formula 1 teams and drivers competing for the grand prize in Melbourne. Fans of fast cars and racing come from all over the world to watch the event and experience the atmosphere.
2. Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow: Every year in May, this event brings the best of the Melbourne Comedy Festival to regional and rural areas across the country. The Frankston Arts Centre is one of the many venues that hosts this hilarious event.
3. Frankston Waterfront Festival: One of the largest free events in Victoria, this festival is held in February each year and features a range of activities for all ages. The festival offers live music, street performers, market stalls, water activities and delicious food, culminating in a spectacular fireworks display.
4. Peninsula Picnic: An annual celebration of craft food, wine and music held at the Mornington Racecourse, this event is a must-visit for foodies and wine enthusiasts. The festival also features food demonstrations from renowned chefs and producers.
5. Mornington Peninsula International Pinot Noir Celebration: This three-day festival in February brings together renowned Pinot Noir producers from around the world for a celebration of their shared passion for wine. The festival features tastings, masterclasses, panel discussions and more.
6. Frankston City Tennis Open: This professional tennis event is held annually in November and is the largest tournament in the Frankston and Mornington Peninsula area. The event features top-ranked local and international players.
7. Frankston Christmas Festival of Lights: A popular event in December, this festive celebration takes place in the Centre of Frankston and includes live music, a petting zoo, a Christmas parade, and a spectacular light display.
8. Peninsula Film Festival: This prestigious short film festival showcases Australian and international talent, attracting filmmakers and audiences from across the globe. The event is held in February at the Peninsula Cinemas in Sorrento.
9. Frankston City Council Australia Day Celebration: On 26th January every year, the Frankston City Council holds a free event to celebrate Australian culture. The event features live music, performances, food stalls, and fireworks.
10. Sand Sculpting Exhibition: Every summer, the Frankston Waterfront plays host to one of the largest sand sculpting exhibitions in the world. Featuring intricate and awe-inspiring sculptures, this event draws large crowds from all over Victoria.
Greater Frankston is a vibrant and exciting place, with a calendar of events that never disappoints. Whether you are interested in food, wine, music, sport, culture, or simply want to experience something new and exciting, there is something for you in and around this region. From internationally renowned festivals to local community events, Greater Frankston is a haven for those seeking unique experiences and lasting memories.