Sand Sculpting Australia 'A Day at The Zoo'

Dates: 26 Dec 2015 - 26 Apr 2016

Address: Frankston Waterfront, 510 Nepean Highway, Frankston, Victoria 3199

Phone: 03 5986 6684  


Sand Sculpting Australia is excited to present A Day at The Zoo. You will be amazed by the life size sand sculptures on display created by 20 of the worlds finest sculptors.

From Boxing Day 2015 over 3,500 tonnes of sand will be transformed into mesmerising sand sculptures of all your favourite and much loved zoo animals, but with a twist.

As you walk through the sand pathways you will recognise sand renditions of monkeys, giraffes, elephants, lions and meerkats alongside orangutans, zebras, gorillas and countless more.

But remember to pay close attention when venturing into the sand zoo; as it is not all what it seems. You may even catch sight of mythical animals like unicorns, griffins and the legendary Loch Ness monster or cross paths with futuristic fantasy creatures.

Integrated with the sand sculptures will be event activities for children and adults alike. There is also an undercover cafe for you to sit back and relax and enjoy light refreshments.

Tickets can be purchased on the day at the event ticket box with cash only.

Integrated with the sculptures will be children's activities including sand sculpting workshops, sand art, sand bottles, sand diggers, the giant sand pit, children's activity booklet and pencils and the interactive Lego Play Zone, Channel Nine Summer Chill Zone. Please see the website for weekday / weekend timetable of activities.


Frankston Japanese Festival

Frankston High School Senior Campus, Towerhill Road, Frankston, Victoria, 3199

Held at Frankston High School, the Frankston Japanese Festival is sure to impress with activities and entertainment for all ages.

So come down and indulge in a little Japanese culture and have fun.

The festival will run from 10:00am until 4:00pm.

Content: Frankston Susono Friendship Association

Art Red Hill 2016

29 Apr 2016, 30 Apr 2016, 1 May 2016

Art Red Hill is regarded as the premier art show on the Mornington Peninsula. Located at Red Hill Consolidated School, Art Red Hill showcases artists from both the local thriving art community and from around Australia.

Many years ago, parents from Red Hill Consolidated School & members of the local Peninsula art community decided to hold a fundraising art show in the school hall.

Now in its 36th year, Art Red Hill is regarded as the premier art show on the Peninsula. Located in the modern, new gymnasium, Art Red Hill showcases artists from both the local thriving art community and from around Australia.

Visitors can see, experience and buy hundreds of artworks across many mediums – hanging art covering painting & photography, incredible sculpture, stunning glass work and ceramics, and wearable art in the form of beautiful jewellery and textiles.

Art Red Hill attracts hundreds of visitors over the first weekend in May.

Art Red Hill offers a total experience – inspirational works of art, a showcase of work from the children at Red Hill Consolidated and an Art Cafe, offering fabulous local coffee, snacks and lunches.

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04 11 416 852
 Mornington Peninsula Winery Walk
 Mornington Peninsula Winery Walk takes participants alongside local vignerons and friends to celebrate the end of harvest and experience current vintage wines.

Taste a variety of wines along the way complemented by a fine selection of food from Red Hill, to Merricks. A beautiful meandering historical rail track provides the perfect way.

The group will proceed to amble along a purpose built walking track to Red Hill South. After stopping at Red Hill, you will walk along a beautiful historic rail trail to a private vineyard to meet winemakers showcasing a range of their wines and then down to Stonier and Merricks General Wine Store in Merricks.

Join local vignerons to celebrate the end of the 2016 harvest from Red Hill to Merricks; around ten kilometres.

Content: Mornington Peninsula October Pinot Week
03 5989 2377

International Cool Climate Wine Show

International Cool Climate Wine Show is an annual wine show offering participants and sponsors the opportunity of being involved in a world class event.

Showcasing the best cool climate wines, the event attracts winemakers, vineyard owners, sommeliers and wine enthusiasts from around the world.

The Red Hill Agricultural and Horticultural Society established the Cool Climate Wine Show in 2000 to help benchmark cool climate wines. Entries have increased from 373 in the first show to approximately 650.

The 2014 event again had European entries which will attracted interest and publicity.

The aims of the Wine Show are to raise the profile of cool climate wines, to judge comparable wines in an open competition format, to emphasise the styles predominantly produced from grapes grown in cool climates and to highlight quality, aged wines from cool climates.

Please see the website for updated program information, critical dates and trophies on offer in 2016, as the information comes to hand.

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03 5989 2357
0428 102 936
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Taste of Sorrento

Historical seaside Sorrento will again host its mouth watering food, wine and beer event Taste of Sorrento over the last weekend in May, and it is set to be the best yet.

The program will include a variety of gastronomical delights including master classes, cooking demonstrations, tutored tastings, degustations, gourmet menus, foodie's market and more, all in the heart of Sorrento Village.

The 2015 program is pleased to present high calibre chefs Daniel Wilson from Huxtable, Ian Curley from the European Group, Adam D'Sylva from Coda and television presenter and chef author Paul Mercurio. Also not to be missed is Masterchef Professional fourth place winner Michael Demagistris in a Masterclass dinner, expert winemaker Garry Crittenden and Geoff Lindsay from Dandelion Melbourne.

Sorrento Village will again host a foodie's market and 'taste' day where producers and provedores put out their best gourmet supplies whilst a series of demonstrations will be provided in the Marquee kitchen. Cooking with three ingredients, pasta making, plus a chance to win a KitchenAid with lots more on offer throughout the day.

This will be a great day for tasting, sipping, listening and indulging in the best that Sorrento and the Peninsula has to offer in food and wine.

With beautiful local produce and special menus on offer from local restaurants, all set in a spectacular historic seaside village at only 90 minutes south of Melbourne, Sorrento is the perfect place to indulge the senses.

Content: Taste of Sorrento
1800 804 009
0424 000 391

Winter Wine Weekend

11 - 13 Jun 2016

Winter Wine Weekend is held during the Queens Birthday long weekend in June every year. The opening event is the Winter Wine Festival - an exhibition and tasting which traditionally marks the beginning of the extensive Winter Wine Weekend program.

One place, on one day. All undercover, where you can taste more than 200 premium wines from around 50 wineries.

Tickets include all tastings, Riedel wine glass, tasting book which includes all wines on exhibition and two entree size dishes.

Content: Mornington Peninsula October Pinot Week
03 5989 2377
0409 952 948