I’ll be the first to admit that in the depths of winter I am more than happy curled up on the couch, enjoying the warmth of the fire with a hot drink in hand. Venturing out in hostile weather can seem less than inviting so one could be forgiven for making like a bear and hibernating during July or escaping to a toasty northern holiday destination. Lucky for those of us still in Victoria, the Mornington Peninsula knows how to turn it on any time of the year, serving up some hearty events for the month of July.
EAT | Celebrating 4th of July @ Red Gum BBQ – Red Hill
Friday 6th July | 6:30pm til late | Bookings essential
Featuring the whole hog, live music AND some boot scooting!
*Also, if you don’t fancy driving, they have partnered with Elevate Tours who have pick up points in Mount Eliza and Mornington, especially for this event.
MARKET | Sorrento Makers Market
Saturday 7th July |10am – 3pm @ Ocean Beach Rd, Sorrento
Venture down to the pointy end of the Peninsula to meet the people behind the wonderful things being created on the Mornington Peninsula. Sample the fine food and discover the wares at this market in the heart of Sorrento.
WORKSHOP | Stitched Floral Artwork with Fleur Woods @ Lumiere Art & Co.
Saturday 7th July | 10am-2:30pm
Create an original stitched floral artwork with Fleur Woods using beautiful Lumiere Art + Co ice dyed linen. Workshop includes all materials, professional instruction and hands-on learning.
* Lumiere Art & Co. have a huge range of workshops on offer for July and the rest of the year – check their website for more information!
ART SHOW | Derinya Art Show
Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd July
Join artists and art lovers alike at the opening of the Derinya Art Show on Friday 20th July at 7pm. Ticket includes complimentary drink and gourmet finger food.
As well as the amazing array of art work exhibited and wares available from the craft shop, there will also be Artists in Residence displaying their unique talents over the course of the weekend. Come and see Jeni Danks and Patricia Pino on the Saturday and Belinda ‘Billy’ Nye and Marlize Myburgh on the Sunday, demonstrating their creative abilities.
KIDS WORKSHOP | ‘Make Your Mark’ @ Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery
Tuesday 24th July | 10-11 or 11:30-12:30 |$5 per child, accompanying adult free
As well as lots of school holiday activities, the fun continues into Term 3 at the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery with their regular Tuesday ‘Young at Art’ workshops for kids aged 2-5. BOOK NOW
MUSIC | An Evening With Cam Tapp + Band @ Frankston Arts Centre
Saturday 28th July | 8pm | 70 minute show | Tickets $20 – $26
Finish the month off by going to see Mornington Peninsula local, Cam Tapp, joined by David Bradshaw and Andrew Welsh. Cam performs locally, around Melbourne and interstate on a regular basis and is returning to the stage with a mix of much loved original music old and new with selected covers.
Read our School Holiday post below for some fun activities on the Mornington Peninsula.