Festival hits the waterfront

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The Frankston Waterfront Festival will return this January.

A Mornington Peninsula summer favourite, the annual festival attracts 35,000 people over two days and features live music, free activities, market stalls, food, wine, and much more.

The Cold Chisel Tribute Band will lead the charge on the Live n’ Local Main Stage, while The Jackson Four, Avenues End, Eel Race Road, The Chris Commerford Band, Peta Evans-Taylor Band and more are set to perform.

Other performances at the event will take place on The Voice of Frankston Stage and the Fresh Entertainment Stage featuring the talents of local artists ranging from live bands to chilled out acoustic acts.

The Beer, Wine and Cider Garden will be home to the weekend’s live music, while the Mornington Peninsula Brewery, Cheeky Rascal Cider, and new additions Grand Ridge Brewery and Dromana Estate will be showcasing the best of the Mornington Peninsula.  And for those in need of fuel, the festival food court will feature a range of gourmet food from across the region including calamari, paella, street food from Saigon, Indian, Mexican, pulled pork and beef sliders, gourmet ice cream, sweet and savoury danishes, frozen chocolate bananas, Iced Tea, coffee and lots more.

Aside from the music, attendees can also try out sailing, out-rigging, fly boarding, snorkelling and more. Down by the bay, the Waterfront Festival will offer opportunities to learn new skills like swing dance, bowling, chess, yoga and gardening. Those who love to shop can head over to the market stalls, which will feature locally and hand-made jewellery, ladies’ and children’s fashion and accessories, skin care and plenty of tasty treats, spices and other local hand-crafted items.

And finally, there will be a variety of amusements and rides for all ages plus motor bike rides and chances to meet a mermaid.

The Frankston Waterfront Festival runs on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 January.

For more information, visit frankston.vic.gov.au or find the event on Facebook/Frankston Waterfront Festival

First published in Mint Magazine – December 2015

Author: Anne-Marie Tunks

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