What To Do This Summer On The Peninsula

This summer, the Peninsula is going to be packed with fun events and activities. There are so many things to do, we don’t know where to start! Here’s a list of some of our favorites:

The Red Hot Summer Tour is back in 2023

14th & 15th of January 2023 at Mornington Racecourse

The summer festival is bustling into 2023 with a line-up of Aussie music icons including Paul Kelly, Bernard Fanning & more. The Red Hot Summer Tour 2023 is shaping up to be one of the most popular in the touring festival’s history, with thousands of people expected to flock to the shows across Australia.

Candle Making Workshop with Red Hill Candle Co

21st, 28th & 29th of January 2023

Are you ready for a day of fragrance and fun?
Join Red Hill Candle Co Scent Lab located in Dromana on the Mornington Peninsula for a 90-minute workshop where you will learn all about candle making. We will spend time discussing how candles are made and introduce you to our line of fragrances. At the end of your visit, we’ll help you design and make two of your own custom fragranced candles to take home.

What’s included:
– 90 minutes of fragrance and candle fun
– A talk introducing you to candle making and fragrances
– All the materials needed to make your candles

You will get to make;
x1 large soy wax candle
x1 small tin soy wax candle
*Bonus!* A complimentary glass of bubbles or juice on arrival

Mornington Racecourse Market 

21st January 2023

Mornington Racecourse Market is a regular meeting place for locals and visitors, showcasing the best of what the Mornington Peninsula has to offer. The market runs all year round, on the second Sunday of the month. It’s a makers market where everything sold is handmade, homemade, homegrown or Australian-designed. Dining options are aplenty with street food vendors serving up delicious takeaway food. Relax on the lawn and enjoy live music while you tuck in. When the market is over, boutique shops and coastal pleasures complete a great day’s outing!

Neds Mornington Cup Day 

Sunday 22nd January 2023

It’s time to get your racing on! The Mercedes-Benz Mornington Summer of Racing continues at Mornington Racecourse on Neds Mornington Race Day with plenty of options available for Members and racegoers to enjoy their day out.

Members and guests will have access to an a la carte service in the Gunnamatta Restaurant with tables within the restaurant on a first-come, first serve basis. Four meals are available to choose from on the raceday and can be ordered from the Hareeba Bar. This is an excellent opportunity for members and guests to elevate their race day with a dining experience that is close to the action.

For general public attendees, an a la carte meal service is available in the Schweppes Final Furlong. If you feel like basking in the sunshine, there are plenty of tables and chairs set up trackside with food and beverages available for purchase. Gates open approximately one hour before the first race.

Childrens Homemade Pizza Making School Holiday Activity

24th of January at the Briars

The Briars Eco Living Display Gardens and Eco Living Centre is hosting a Dough-Making and Pizzas for Lunch Cookery Class for children aged 6-12.
In this relaxed school holiday activity, children will learn about healthy eating, kitchen gardens and sustainability. They’ll make dough from scratch, create healthy toppings scavenged from the luscious gardens of the Eco Living Display Centre at the Briars, and then enjoy a delicious homemade pizza lunch together.
Bookings are essential and can be made by calling (08) 8278 5300

Mount Martha South Beach Market

26th January 2023

If you’re looking for a unique market experience, then the Mt Martha South Beach Market is where you need to be. This boutique street food/drink truck and handmade makers market is located on the Mornington Peninsula, overlooking the ocean and running on major public holidays throughout the year.
You can expect to find a wide variety of vendors selling everything from art, to clothes, to homewares and more. There will also be live music at this event so you can take a break from browsing and enjoy some tunes while you eat your lunch!
This is a great place to come if you want to spend some time outside with friends or family while sampling some delicious food options and buying something special for yourself or someone else.

Sk8house Late Night Roller Disco

28th of January 2023 @ 6pm

Sk8house is going back in time! Roll back the clock and leave all your modern-day troubles at the door. Step back in time at the Sk8house Late Night Roller Disco!
They will be playing music from the 70’s, 80’s & 90’s with a new decade featured every hour. Come dressed in your favorite era, BEST DRESSED PRIZES will be awarded EVERY HOUR!