What’s On : June 2018

The rains are here but gone are the excuses to hibernate for the winter, as we present you with some soul warming activities across the Mornington Peninsula for the month of June.

Some may be surprised by number of events happening in June considering the weather but factoring in the Queen’s Birthday long weekend and our love for the arts, my diary is overflowing with things to do. From markets to music festivals, exhibitions to workshops, there is still so much happening in our neck of the woods.

Once again, I give you ‘one good reason’ to get out and immerse yourself in all that the Mornington Peninsula has to offer in June.


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The beach in winter can offer the perfect space for meditation and contemplation.

MARKET | Sorrento Makers Market

Saturday 2nd June 10am – 3pm @ Ocean Beach Rd, Sorrento

ONE GOOD REASON…venture down to the pointy end of the Peninsula to meet the people behind the wonderful things being created on the Mornington Peninsula. Say hi, have a chat, buy their stuff + tell all of your friends about it!

WORKSHOP | ‘So You Think You Can’t Draw’ with Jenny Wood

Monday 4th June 10:30am – 1:30pm @ Attic + Barn, Dromana | $120

ONE GOOD REASON…promoting the belief that EVERYONE has a creative bone in their body and teaching you how to tap into that and create drawings of meaning and beauty.

FESTIVAL | Mornington Winter Music Festival

Saturday 9th June – Monday 11th June | Across various locations in + around Mornington.

ONE GOOD REASON…Clare Bowditch. One of the most genuinely lovely artists + humans I have ever met is performing at the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery at 7:30pm on Saturday 9th June. Get there! Otherwise, you can shake a shoe and feel the rhythm of the glorious Jazz + Blues tunes at the party in Main Street on the Saturday.

MARKET | Mornington Craft Market

Sunday 10th June 9am – 2pm @ Mornington Racecourse

ONE GOOD REASON…spend a lazy Sunday morning of the long weekend wandering the stalls and enjoy some of the delectable food + clever creations from local growers + makers.

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Visit the makers and shakers at one of the winter markets on the Mornington Peninsula.

FESTIVAL | ‘WinterGlow Festival’ at Boneo Maze

Sunday 10th June 3pm – 9pm @ Boneo Maze, Limestone Rd, Fingal | child $20 – adult $25 – family $80

ONE GOOD REASON…this place is so much fun in the daylight hours, a night-time festival of lights and food and fun takes it to another level!

EXHIBITION | ‘Winter Salon + Art Parade’ Exhibition presented by McCulloch+McCulloch

Saturday 9th June – 29th July | Fri, Sat + Sun 11am – 5pm @ Whistlewood, Shoreham

ONE GOOD REASON…this exhibition is open for most of June and July, creating plenty of opportunity to view artwork from founding artists and emerging talents of Aboriginal Art, featuring works from seven regions.

KIDS WORKSHOP | MPRG Kids Young at Art – ‘Poster Power’

Tuesday 12rd June 10am – 11am or 11:30 – 12:30 @ Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Dunns Rd, Mornington

ONE GOOD REASON…a welcoming introduction to the works being exhibited at the gallery, children can explore the themes of the art works and create their own artwork to take home. $5 per child.

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The Mornington Peninsula and Bayside still have plenty to offer in the winter months.

PERFORMANCE | ‘Which Way Home’

Thursday 14th June 7:30pm @ Frankston Arts Centre

ONE GOOD REASON…a touching and at times humorous look at a relationship between an Aboriginal father and daughter on their journey home.

WORKSHOP | Botanical Sketching + Watercolours for Beginners with Clare James

Saturday 23rd June 10am – 11:30am @ Heronswood | $39 member $49 non-member

ONE GOOD REASON…at a very reasonable price for an hour and a half workshop, you can get in touch with nature and soak up the heritage of this Mornington Peninsula historical gem.

COOKING | Georgie Bass Cookery Class – ‘Patch to Plate’

Saturday 30th June 10am – 12:30pm @ Georgie Bass, Flinders | $135pp

ONE GOOD REASON…in a small group, learn how to turn foraged, fresh, local and seasonal produce into a delicious meal that you can impress your friends and family with.

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Learn to cook delicious food from locally grown, seasonal produce at Georgie Bass Cooking Class in Flinders.

READ | Keen to learn more about Mornington Peninsula creatives? Check out our interview with photographer, Tash Carah.

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