Got plans on February 19 and 20? Now you do, because the Waterfront Festival is back for another year of live music, food trucks, a garden bar, market stalls and carnival rides. There will be three performance areas, with the Garden Bar Stage set to host big names like Sneaky Sound System, Gretta Ziller, Andrew Swift, Miss Lizzy and the Night Owls, and for that hit of 90s nostalgia, Jack Jones of Southern Sons fame. Held down on the Frankston foreshore, this beloved event is all about celebrating summer beach nights by the bay. In 2022 the festival will also coincide with the Ventana Fiesta, a colourful commemoration of Latin, Iberian, Italian and Caribbean cultures. In addition to a tasty selection of food and drink experiences (think empanadas, paella, sangria, Mexican gelato and Chilean street food), the line-up of activities also includes dance classes, art exhibitions and educational workshops. The hugely popular Mexican wrestling ring is also back! Just don’t plan on leaving the party too early – come nightfall the sky will ignite in a sparkling display of fireworks set to dazzle and delight all.
With the weather warming up, there’s never been a better time to visit the bayside ‘burb of Frankston for some good ol’ fashioned summer fun. Home to a gorgeous stretch of beach, a thriving cultural scene and outdoor dining spots galore, visitors and locals alike are truly spoiled for choice when it comes to things to do.
And while it’s a delight all year round, the hotter months are when Frankston really comes alive. The line-up for this summer includes family-friendly festivals, augmented reality experiences, street art tours and plenty of activities down by the water. So clear your diary, because you won’t want to miss a minute of the action.