February has flown by in a blink of an eye. Most of us were busy settling back into school and work and getting back into the groove of life. Hopefully you have been able to enjoy some of the amazing events happening all around the Mornington Peninsula and Bayside. We have eaten our way around Red Hill, Mornington and St. Andrews Beach and experienced some magical beach days as Summer comes to a close.
March is set to roll on with an abundance of art, music and events happening as we finish off term one and head towards the Easter holidays.
We continue with our promise to give you ‘one good reason’ to attend each featured event in March. We would also love to hear back from you if you attend any of the events we suggest or let us in on any events you know of, coming up later in the year.
Enjoy…get out there and explore the Peninsula!
FESTIVAL | Stellar Short Film Festival
Saturday 3rd March 6pm – midnight @ McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery, Langwarrin
ONE GOOD REASON…short films from up and coming creatives, dinner pack included in general admission ticket ($75) and ridiculously amazing judges…if you grew up in the 80s and 90s you’re going to be impressed.
WORKSHOP | Quick & Quirky Art workshop –Ventana Festival
Tuesday 6th March 10:30am – 1:30pm @ Frankston North Community Centre
ONE GOOD REASON…the last of a series of free workshops, which includes drama and quick and quirky costume-making…free paella lunch after this session too!
FESTIVAL | Rosebud Kite Festival
Sunday 11th March | 11am – 5pm | Rosebud Foreshore
ONE GOOD REASON…a festival for all ages, the scale and vibrancy of the kites against a backdrop of a peninsula sky is something to behold. Festival rides, live music, circus tent and reptiles…every body wins!
MARKET | Emu Plains Market
Saturday 17th March 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 | The Peninsula Picnic
Saturday 17th March 11:30am gates open @ Mornington Race Course
ONE GOOD REASON… Prepared to be reacquainted with John Butler Trio, Vikki Thorn (from the Waifs), Harry James Angus (from The Cat Empire) + introduced to Angie McMahon whose single ‘Slow Mover’ from her soon to be released album a treat for the ears. Oh and there’s an abundance of the best the Peninsula has to offer in the way of food and drink!
FESTIVAL | ‘Between the Bays’ Music Festival
Sunday 18th March 12:30pm gates open @ Woodleigh School – Penbank Campus, Moorooduc
ONE GOOD REASON… A festival promoting respect, understanding and appreciation of Indigenous culture within our community with a phenomenal line-up featuring Dan Sultan, Baker Boy, Saat Suma, Indigenous Hip Hop Projects and Moose Jaw Rifle Club.
MARKET | Little Beauty Market
Saturday 24th March 9am-2pm @ Beauty Park, Frankston
ONE GOOD REASON…set around the lake in the gorgeous Beauty Park, a great place to find some of the best creatives from the Mornington Peninsula.
Sunday 25th March 12pm – 2pm @ Hastings Foreshore, Pelican Park
ONE GOOD REASON…free community fun with face painting, jumping castles, balloon toys, animal farm, live music, sausage sizzle, egg and spoon races and of course the big Easter egg hunt and a visit from the Easter bunny.