And just like that the Summer school holidays are officially over and where has January gone??? Like most people I have a million reasons why I have been so slack/lazy/relaxed and am only now sharing the What’s On around the Mornington Peninsula for the month of February. Trust me, next month I’ll be all over it but bear with me while I share some awesome events in our area for this month.
It’s the month of new beginnings, romance and the realisation that you’ve got very little money left. Hands up who spent all their money on cocktails and sundresses over the summer and are now looking for some frugal social outings. Always on the lookout for a good time on a budget, I’ll throw a few free events in the mix for Feb.
Someone I went to school with many moons ago had a saying, ‘Just give me one good reason…’ when they needed convincing, so that just what I’m going to do. Hopefully one good reason is all you need to get out and about on the Mornington Peninsula and surrounds in February.
EXHIBITION | ‘Pucker Up’ by Monica Adams + Simonn Schumacher
Feb 3rd – Feb 18th @ Manyung Gallery Mount Eliza
ONE GOOD REASON…the exhibition celebrates the fusion between art, love and romance – perfect for a Valentine’s date x
MUSIC | Gig On The Green
Feb 3rd 2pm-8pm @ Mount Eliza Village Green
ONE GOOD REASON…set in the heart of Mount Eliza, four stages featuring local acts and veteran performers + a kids area – all free!
EXHIBITION | Annual Peninsula Postcard Show
Feb 4th – Feb 28th @ Oak Hill Gallery Mornington
ONE GOOD REASON…Artists of all ages inspired by our beautiful region, using a range of techniques on a 5 x 7 inch canvas. Each artwork a mini masterpiece but as a collection, equally as stunning.
WORKSHOP | ‘Young At Art’
Feb 6th 10am-11am or 11:30am-12:30pm @ Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery
ONE GOOD REASON…a one hour session for your preschooler for only $5 at one of our regions best galleries where they can create and connect and make mess (not at home)… it’s a no brainer!
FESTIVAL | Peninsula Film Festival
Feb 9th – Feb 11th @ various locations in Rosebud (+ Queenscliff if you’re keen for a ferry ride)
ONE GOOD REASON…ridiculously difficult to pick just one but a chance to view some up and coming film makers work for FREE on Saturday or participate in a FREE workshop on the Sunday – this is one to check out the website of ALL of the happenings across the weekend.
FESTIVAL | The Waterfront Festival 2018
Feb 10th – Feb 11th @ Frankston Waterfront
ONE GOOD REASON…another festival with so many features it’s no wonder it’s going to explode into fireworks at 9:45pm on the Saturday night but really it’s all about sharing some Commonwealth Games excitement with the Queen’s Baton Relay making it’s way to Frankston. Go Aussies!!!
DINING + ART | ‘Out of the Furnace’ Dining Experience with Leisa Wharington
Feb 16th 7pm-10:30pm @ The Studio + Co – Hastings
ONE GOOD REASON…two of my favourite things combined, food and art, and set at The Studio + Co, it’s sure to be a unique dining experience. This event is not free but worth every $ for a special evening out – book through MPRG
MARKET | Emu Plains Market
Feb 17th 9am – 2pm @ Balnarring Racecourse
ONE GOOD REASON…discover local makers and growers + listen to some chilled acoustic music while you wander under the stringy barks.
FESTIVAL | Western Port Festival
Feb 23rd – Feb 25th @ Hastings Foreshore
ONE GOOD REASON…there is something for everyone at this festival over the three days and it’s all FREE! Just head on over to their website for full list of events.
MARKET | Little Beauty Market
Feb 24th 9am-2pm @ Beauty Park, Frankston
ONE GOOD REASON…sneaking out of my jurisdiction again but such a gorgeous setting and always featuring some of my favourite creatives from the Mornington Peninsula.
WORKSHOP | Beginner Weaving Workshop
Feb 25th 10:30am-2:30pm @ Lumiere Art & Co, Dromana
ONE GOOD REASON…this is one workshop that will be money well spent. Trust me on this one, I have been to this workshop and it’s a great day to get your craft on. Don’t stress if you’re a rookie, facilitator Rachel from Wunder Weave is an amazing craftsperson and teacher.