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