Is it still Summer?! This week has felt a lot like Summer is still around, so why not make the most of the good weather and get out and about on the Mornington Peninsula this weekend?! Here's our top picks of what's on...
Mornington Cup Day | Saturday 23 March from 12 til 5pm @ Mornington Racecourse
The Ladbrokes Mornington Cup Day mixes the very best in horse racing with a social atmosphere to match. This is an entertaining day out with family and friends. Enjoy the quality and range of the dining facilities at Mornington racecourse.
The Briars Craft and Produce Market | Sunday 24 March from 9am-2pm
Situated at one of the Mornington Peninsula's most beloved and iconic locations, the upcoming Briars Craft and Produce Market will no doubt be a lovely family day out.
Visitors will discover a range of home-made, home-grown products, all while exploring the beautiful grounds, wildlife, walking trails, galleries and heritage homestead of the historic Briars.
Purchase the freshest food, the most unique gifts and the most innovative homewares from across the region and engage with our talented stallholders, all of whom love their craft.
The fun doesn't end when the market wraps up - why not make a day of it, and when you have finished exploring the market's wares, let your feet lead the way through the historic twists and turns of The Briars' walking trails.
Mission Songs Project with special guests Inka Marka | Friday 22 March 7:30-9:30pm @ Frankston Arts Centre
Presented by Jessie Lloyd, Mission Songs Project is performed as a quartet with a range of Indigenous performers from around Australia. Mission Songs Project is an initiative to revive contemporary Australian Indigenous songs from 1900 to 1999, focusing on the Christian missions, state run settlements and native camps where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were relocated.
Searching for the family songs that were sung around the kitchen table, Jessie Lloyd explores the day to day life on the missions, settlements and reserves through music. From cultural identity to love and loss, these rare songs consist of almost forgotten stories that can now shed light into the history of our Indigenous elders, families and communities.
Performed as a vocal quartet, Jessie presents a rare performance style found only in Indigenous communities; such as family gatherings, social events or yarns over a cuppa. Story-telling, a major component of the performance, gives historical context and personal experiences into the tunes sung from the missions era, making the show warm, humorous and heartfelt.
We'd like to thank the above organisations for putting on great local events for the community, thank you to the great people at Visit Mornington Peninsula for helping to showcase the great events that happen around us. We are in no way affiliated with any of the above businesses or events we just like to help keep our local community informed of some of the great activities on in our beautiful pocket of the world. If you have an upcoming event that you would like us to feature please let us know ---- > CONTACT US